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The Young & The Restless

Michael Mealor Returns to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS!


Kyle is coming back to Genoa City! Michael Mealor is returning to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Jack’s son, and according to Soap Opera Digest, it’s a long-term comeback!

Mealor became the fourth adult actor to play Jack’s son on Y&R (after Blake Hood, Hartley Sawyer, and Lachlan Buchanan) when he joined the soap in March 2018. By July 2021, he announced he was leaving the soap, but has popped back for a few appearances since then. And with the recent return of Kyle’s mother, Diane, played again by Susan Walters, it’s the perfect time for him to return to the canvas.

Kyle was last seen on a video chat with Jack, who updated him on the tragic death of his older brother, Keemo. Before that, he had left Genoa City to reunite with Summer in Italy where she worked. The couple then had an off-camera wedding that they mentioned when they attended Victoria and Ashland’s nuptials in Tuscany. 

Y&R Ashland Victoria Kyle Summer
Will Summer be coming home with Kyle or will they have a long-distance marriage?Howard Wise/

Kyle has also been raising his own son, Harrison, but there has been no confirmation as to whether or not the boy will be coming home with his dad. There has also been no word on Summer. Hunter King has also made the occasional appearance via video chat, but there is as yet no news of a long-term return for her. The role of Summer has also been recast a few times over the years, so if King is unable or unwilling to return to the soap on a more permanent basis, it’s possible Y&R could choose to recast again. Perhaps with Bayley Corman, who briefly filled in for King in 2018.

There are no details as to exactly when Mealor will be back on screen as Kyle, so stay tuned so you don’t miss a single episode!

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