Oh No! Doug Davidson Is Leaving ‘The Young And The Restless’ After 40 Years

Date September 17, 2018

It looks like the fans won’t see Doug Davidson in the popular soap opera The Young and the Restless anymore. The actor says goodbye to the CBS hit after 40 years.

undefined©The Young and the Restless (1973) / CBS

Doug Davidson leaves ‘The Young and the Restless’

Dear fans of The Young and the Restless, you need to stay strong as we have some sad news to share. Doug Davidson is leaving the long-running series after four decades.

In an interview with Soap Opera News, the actor explained that his contract had come to an end, and the network didn’t contact him to renew it for the new season.

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Davidson said:

It feels as diminishing my role was the plan all along. Which is their prerogative.

undefined©The Young and the Restless (1973) / CBS

Y&R is one of the most long-running and successful series in the history of American television.  The first episode was broadcasted in 1973.

In response to the bombshell news, one of the show fans addressed to Doug Davidson on Twitter asking whether the network indeed would let him go. The actor wrote:

It seems so.

Doug was honored with five Emmy Award nominations for his role of Detective Paul Williams.

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Another 'sad loss'

By the way, it’s not the only ‘sad loss’ for the show fans. Another Y&R star, Eileen Davidson, announced she’s leaving the CBS hit in June 2018. The actress shared a very emotional farewell tweet.

It’s hard to imagine The Young and the Restless without Doug Davidson in the cast. He devoted 40 years to this role. We will definitely miss the actor in the new season.

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