BREAKING: Greg Rikaart Makes Surprise Return on Y&R

Greg Rikaart, Kevin Fisher on The Young and the Restless.

Y&R fan fave Greg Rikaart is BACK–yes, back!–at The Young and the Restless!

A Rare Kind of Return!

Prayers–and fan voices–must be answered, right, dear Soap Cities readers?

“A setside source tells that the Emmy-winning actor will be returning to Y&R in the weeks ahead,” reported Soap Central.

Related: We brought you news on what you could do to keep Rikaart on Y&R.

The CBS sudser shocked fans and all of us here at Soap Cities when it announced in May that it would not renew Rikaart’s contract after 14 years.

It seems like we just got news of his exit, and now he’s coming back. That’s a fast news cycle we can get behind!

An Actor and His Admirers

Also: Y&R fans will want to know this good news about the CBS sudser’s future.

Rikaart took to social media soon after the news broke, opening up about his Genoa City exit.

“Playing Kevin and watching him evolve over the years has mirrored my real life in so many ways. We both found love, both became dads and we both have more gray hair now than we did in 2003,” the actor mused on Twitter and Instagram.

Rikaart took Kevin from sketchy con-artist to doting dad, no easy thespian feat, gaining a special place in Y&R fans’ hearts.

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His legion of fans soon took up an soapy grass-roots campaign to convince Y&R to reverse its bizarre casting decision.

It looks like fans do matter in the soap world, right?

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Discussion5 Comments

  1. I am very happy that Kevin is comming back! I guess my question is why did young and restless chose not to renew his contract after fourteen years? He is a very talented actor I should think that they knew that any thoughts?

  2. Holly Lost in the Woods


    Also glad Kevin is coming back. Something was amiss about the non renewal of his contract though after 14 years of proven good work. There is another layer to all of this. Happy for him though.

  3. I like Kevin n was upset he was leaving. Does that mean Chloe n Bella will return too. I hope so. They werent given enough time together az a family. Kevin is a great dad and glad he will be back. Soon i hope.

  4. Greg Rikaart’s character, Kevin, is one of my favorites on the show. I was shocked to hear that his contract hadn’t been renewed and couldn’t be happier that decision has been reversed. I just hope to see Kevin get a juicer storyline so that Rikaart will be around for a long time to come. Y & R needs to stop losing good actors.

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