If you watched the Olympics, you probably saw countless This Is Us promos on NBC. With Justin Hartley’s The Young and the Restless character presumed dead following an explosion and This Is Us already filming, it was inevitable that Justin Hartley would exit the role of Adam Newman. After Adam's death aired, Hartley confirmed his exit and sincerely thanked his fans on his Facebook page.
“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.”
Hartley spent a little under two years on The Young and the Restless as Adam Newman. This year, Hartley earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor. The character of Adam Newman was recast after the controversial exit of Michael Muhney in 2013. Since no one is ever truly dead on daytime, it seems inevitable that Adam will eventually return to Genoa City. The only question is who will play him.
Hartley fans will not have to mourn his TV absence for long. As fans continue saying goodbye to Adam Newman, Hartley encouraged them to check out his new show.
“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. ”
This Is Us has broken records with its trailer on YouTube, shown below:
The NBC drama This Is Us premieres on September 20th and also stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Sterling K. Brown. You can check out our interview with Brown here!