Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 26, because that is the day that Doug Davidson returns to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Paul Williams! And the actor was joined by castmate (and on-screen wife), Lauralee Bell (Christine) to share a special message to fans to make sure they are all tuning in.
“Okay!” the actor tweeted to his fans back in February when the news broke. “So, the cat is out of the bag. None of any of this would happen without all of your undying loyalty, support, and kindness. All of you are the reason Paul is back on the canvas. Thank you so much. Eric Braeden (Victor) has been incredible the entire time. A huge thanks to him as well!”
Braeden shared his excitement about Davidson’s return to Genoa City when he tweeted a picture with his longtime co-star captioned: “He’s back!”
He’s back!! pic.twitter.com/v2FeTiTxhv— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) February 15, 2019
Back in September of 2018, Y&R fans were upset when Paul’s appearances on the soap appeared to come to an end and Davidson admitted he had “no dates scheduled” for the foreseeable future. As the longest-tenured cast member on Y&R, Davidson has quite a history in Genoa City and is beloved by his loyal fans. And when he returned to the CBS studio for work, he couldn’t resist sharing a snap on his Instagram. “Okay,” he admitted, “it did feel like home.”
“Honestly, you are all so amazing,” a grateful Davidson expressed to his fans for their support. “I am beyond humbled. I love you all. Peace be with all of you.”
Naturally, Davidson and the soap have remained mum about what kind of storyline will be awaiting Paul in March when Davidson returns to the air, but given that the guy is chief of police and there’s a major murder investigation going on, he’ll probably be kept pretty busy!
So stay tuned to see what happens next, and for more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!