Young and the Restless comings and goings reveal Dina Mergeron‘s (Marla Adams) sad final days play out once new episodes come back on CBS daytime. Also, Lily Winters’ actress Christel Khalil had a contract status change that could keep her in Genoa City a while. Here’s the latest casting news for Y&R.
When Will Young and the Restless Have New Episodes – Dina Mergeron’s Exit Scenes Taped Yet?
Of course, all viewers want to know when they can see Y&R new episodes. Unfortunately, the answer is – not too soon. That leaves us hanging on Dina Mergeron, who was at a low point in her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. So, have Dina’s final scenes filmed yet?
The answer to that is no. Fans are asking is Young and the Restless still filming, and of course, it’s not. And that’s because of the coronavirus shutdown. However, once they start taping again, likely later this Summer (or even early Fall), Dina Mergeron will be front and center.
As Young and the Restless recaps recall, Dina’s in late stages of her struggle with her disease. So, when Y&R is back, we’ll watch Dina Mergeron’s family say goodbye as Marla Adams has her final scenes. But, it will likely be months before all this unfolds on the CBS sudser for Dina.
Update: Dina’s final scenes air in mid-October, just before November sweeps begins.
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Christel Khalil’s Surprising Contract Update for Y&R
Another update for Young and the Restless comings-goings is about Christel Khalil, AKA Lily Winters. She requested a drop from contract to recurring during the ill-fated Mal Young showrunner regime. But, once he was gone, Lily popped up again, now and then.
But the new writers offered Christel a chance to come back full-time as Lily, so she accepted a new contract on Young and the Restless. Now, Lily has a new job working with Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson), and a possible new romance brewing with him.
If you’re wondering when will Y&R have new episodes, and we’ll see Lily again, it could be a while. However, the classic episodes are exciting to watch. And many feature a much-younger Lily back when she first met Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) on Young and the Restless.
Other Young and the Restless Comings & Goings
What other casting changes can we expect when Y&R resume? A source at CBS daytime leaked that the writers are hard at work retooling the show and figuring out what they want to change. That is a rare opportunity for the showrunners to see what’s working and not.
Usually, the Young and the Restless writers churn out material at a fast pace and are writing a month ahead of what’s airing. Now, though, they can see what storylines that fans loved and which flopped. So, expect some retooling and significant changes when they come back to shoot.
For now, prepare yourself for a sad goodbye to Dina. The writers reportedly slated Dina Mergeron dying in May sweeps, but then those scenes never filmed. Watch for them when Young and the Restless starts shooting new episodes, and let’s hope that comes sooner rather than later.
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