Justin Hartley Confirms Exit from “The Young and the Restless”

Justin Hartley
Justin Hartley

After much online speculation, Justin Hartley has confirmed his departure from the CBS Daytime drama, “The Young and the Restless.” The news comes just before the series premiere of the NBC drama, “This is Us.” The trailer has received much positive fanfare, and will prove to be one of NBC’s biggest shows yet.

Hartley took to his official Facebook page to message his fans:

To the wonderful fans of Y&R,

After many weeks of having to keep quiet in order not to spoil storylines for all of you, the time has finally come that I’m able to write you this letter. Although I am saying goodbye to Y&R, this is not a goodbye letter. I felt it was more important to write a thank you note. Each and every one of you helped make my time on the show enjoyable. I always loved hearing about how excited all of you were for certain characters, how disgusted you were with others, at times even mine, or how we were able to help you escape from a hectic day. You are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans I’ve ever encountered. You are truly the heart of the show. It simply does not work without you. I wanted to thank you for that. Thank you for tuning in; thank you for letting me entertain you; thanks for entertaining me, and thank you for caring.

Although I’m leaving the show, you haven’t gotten rid of me. Hahaha…not so fast. I’m beyond thrilled and proud of my new series, This Is Us. We have a sensational cast and crew, wonderful writing and I would be honored to have you all tune in and watch. Here is a preview of what’s to come on This Is Us, premiering September 20th on NBC.

I’ll see you beauties in a couple of weeks!

Hartley took on the role of Adam Newman in 2014, and proved popular with not just the fans, but the show as well. The actor received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work this year at “Y&R.”

“This is Us” is set to premiere on September 20, 2016 at 10/9c on NBC.

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