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Is Summer leaving The Young and the Restless?

Sally wants Summer out of Genoa City, but will the character really leave town? Pic credit: CBS

Is Summer leaving The Young and the Restless? That’s the question on fans’ minds as the character’s life is turned upside down on the hit CBS soap opera.

There have been quite a few casting shakeups on the daytime drama that have fans worried about Summer (Hunter King).

First, Donny Boaz was suddenly fired, and Chance has been MIA ever since. Then Sasha Calle exited the role of Lola after being cast as Supergirl.

Why do fans think Summer is leaving Y&R?

One reason fans are concerned for Summer’s future is the current storyline. Summer is extremely vulnerable right now thanks to Kyle (Michael Mealor) and his baby mama drama involving Tara (Elizabeth Leiner).

Ever since Tara and Harrison (Kellen Enriquez) moved into the Abbott mansion, Summer has been struggling. The Young and the Restless spoilers even tease that Summer starts to spiral as DNA tests confirm Kyle is Harrison’s father.

Plus, Sally (Courtney Hope) has teamed up with Ashland (Richard Burgi) to get Summer out of Genoa City. Summer keeps playing right into Sally and Ashland’s hands, too, thanks to her doubts about her future with Kyle.

There’s a good chance Summer could fall into their trap and leave town for a while, thinking it’s best for Kyle. That would, of course, be a storyline reason for Summer to exit Y&R temporarily, but there is another reason Summer may not stick around the CBS soap opera.

Is Summer leaving The Young and the Restless?

In February 2020, news broke that Hunter had been cast in a new ABC comedy, Prospect. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the comedy was put on hold.

As of now, the pilot for the ABC comedy has yet to be filmed. However, should the network move forward with Prospect, it would likely mean Hunter would have to leave the CBS daytime drama.

When Hunter starred on Life in Pieces as Clementine, she could be part of both shows for a couple of reasons.

One, both were CBS shows. The second is because Life in Pieces was an ensemble, which means Hunter’s shooting schedule was lighter.

Hunter has been booked as the main character for Prospect, meaning her shooting schedule would be much stricter.

So, is Summer leaving Y&R? The answer is probably not yet, but that doesn’t mean the daytime drama isn’t planning a shocking bombshell causing the character to exit the show.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

6 thoughts on “Is Summer leaving The Young and the Restless?”

  1. Has Lola left for good? Why would the writers get rid of Chase after him and Abby are having a baby? Also, Rey is boring as hell and u keep him!!!??! He’s so jealous of Adam that he’s lost all reason. You bring in the new characters of Tara, Harrison and Ashland. Plus, Amanda’s family drama. These r new characters u brought in and let Paul go off the show after the many years he’s given to the show. Why you’d let Paul go and keep boring him bug Tey is beyond me. He HAS TO BE boring for Sharon after she’s been with never boring Adam. I just don’t understand the reasons the writers do things like this with the storyline.

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  2. I do not want summer to leave the show, I love her character I cannot stand if the storyline is leading to her and Kyle breaking up , I do not want him with This Tara person

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  3. I don’t want to see Summer leave. I do want Sally and Tara to be found out they are ruining Y&R. Finally Amanda is getting a back bone. Jack is so attached to Harrison that he is clueless about Tara’s back stabbing with Sally. Get a glue Jack sooner than later. I am losing interest in Y&R I hope it improves soon.

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