Beloved fan favorite Beth Maitland is back on set at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, which means the family is about to have another visit from Traci Abbott! “Guess where I am,” the actress teased in a selfie taken at the CBS studio where Y&R tapes. And the soap has confirmed that viewers can expect to see Traci back on screen starting on Friday, Sept. 21!
The last time viewers saw Traci on screen was back in May when she was — as usual — the glue holding the Abbotts together as Jack attempted to distance himself from the family after finding out he wasn't biologically one of them. Maitland is always good about keeping her fans abreast of her Y&R comings and goings, and last year at this time shared a similiar Instagram post regarding another return to work. “Bring it on!” she said of a selfie taken in front of 41C, the dressing room of the late Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). “My office for the week!”
Maitland joined the cast of Y&R back in 1982 and earned a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1985. After leaving in 1999, the actress returned in 2001 on a recurring basis. After some appearances during the holidays in 2016, Maitland then appeared in April of 2017 when she had dinner with Ashley and Ravi during their trip to New York City and later returned to Genoa City when Ashley invited her to have dinner with the entire family, including their mother, Dina.
Matiland continues to recur on Y&R whenever Traci is needed, and with the Abbott family in turmoil (as usual!), she's really needed a lot more these days. Heck, we're sure nobody would really mind if Maitland stayed on full-time — especially not the fans!
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