Young and the Restless spoilers deliver another stunner – Eric Braeden is off of Y&R – at least for now. This begs the question of whether Victor Newman will leave Genoa City. Will The Mustache return or is this another in the line of horrifying exits at the CBS soap? Today we reported Doug Davidson’s firing as Paul Williams. Now Eric Braeden confirmed he’s off the soap. What’s next?
Eric Braeden Confirms He’s Off YR For Now
Y&R spoilers from TV Insider confirm that Eric Braeden is off the show for all of September. Braeden told the site that he’s taking off the whole of September for an extended trip to his native Germany. It’s the 60th anniversary of his athletic triumph of winning the German Youth Championship – while that doesn’t sound alarming, but the details the actor offered are head-scratchers. The scene below is likely one of Braeden’s last (at least for now).
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) September 10, 2018
Victor Newman’s Fate on Young and the Restless
On most soaps, they write a trip or offer a natural end to a story arc. In this case, Young and the Restless spoilers did not set the stage for The Mustache to exit or return. Rey Rosales (Jordy Vilasuso) is hot on the trail of JT Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) and sure Victor Newman’s hands are dirty so how will the soap explain Victor’s absence?
The interviewer asked Braeden how Y&R will handle his one-month absence. The actor’s answer was simply surprising. He said, “I have no idea!” It sounds like showrunner Mal Young did not discuss the month off with Eric Braeden and made no plan for the absence. Given the behind the scenes trouble, it’s a bad sign. Not only that, but Braeden has been busily retweeting fan posts about Doug Davidson’s ousting. Read Doug’s exclusive chat with Soap Dirt on his exit and how it happened.
Stunning Shakeups At Young and the Restless
In case you’ve had your head in the sand, you should know there’s big trouble brewing behind the scenes at the CBS soap. Ratings are worse than they’ve ever been and Y&R is losing viewers in droves. Mal Young has written that Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) is NOT an Abbott and now signs point to him as Victor’s brother.
That Young and the Restless spoilers twist means there are some near-incest encounters looking back at character history on the assumption that Jack Abbott and Victor Newman are brothers. Fans know this, but apparently Mal Young does not. The writer-producer just fired fan-favorite Doug Davidson. Eileen Davidson is leaving the show and Christel Khalil stepped back and asked to be put on recurring.
Scenes like the one below with Ashley, Nikkie, and Victor Newman will soon be a thing of the past thanks to Mal Young.
— Margie (@Collazo474) January 26, 2018
Mal Young Dishonoring History – Can Y&R Be Saved?
There are accusations of abusive behavior behind the scenes towards actresses and crew. Plus, they killed off Hilary Curtis (Mishael Morgan). Meanwhile, Mal Young is bringing in droves of new characters while dishonoring the legacy families of the show. Fans hate these new storylines and the terrible changes running amok in Genoa City.
The Rosales family is going to flop hard.
I feel bad for the actors, but the writing is not strong enough, & new families don’t work if it is at the expense of long term/core families.
When this regime finally goes down, they’ll be out too.#YR
— Matt Hanvey (@GarbageFan98) September 11, 2018
Now with Eric Braeden gone for a month and the actor having no idea about Victor’s fate, it’s another brick in the wall. Will The Mustache return or is Mal going to issue the ultimate insult and fire Eric Braeden too? Please sign the petition to save Young and the Restless and add your voice to those worried about the fate of Y&R.
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