‘The Young And The Restless’ News: Is Gina Tognoni Fired From Y&R?

The young and the restless

The sudden departure of Gina Tognoni isn’t a news well-received by The Young And The Restless fans. From 2014 till now, Gina has done justice to the role of Phyllis Summers in Genoa city. She even received an Emmy for her acting skills on the show. Fans are not ready to let her go and are wondering what could have happened that lead to this sudden massive change. On that note, let’s take a close look at the possibility.

The Young And The Restless: Why Michelle Is Replacing Gina

According to sources, there is no personal slight against the actress as far as the switch is concerned. It is the decision of the showrunners as they think that Michelle is more capable of portraying Phyllis on The Young And The Restless. The decision had nothing to do with Tognoni and her performance. It was simply taken keeping in mind the gains for business. Josh Griffith believes that Michelle Stafford is a better fit for the role of Phyllis and it would be good for the future of The Young And The Restless.

When Michelle starred in The Young And The Restless, those were sure some of the glory days for the CBS drama series. Even though fans have now gotten used to Gina, Griffith encourages them to take a look at those days when The Young And The Restless TRPs were on fire! Griffeth was hired to replace Mal Young and he terribly messed up the storyline. The fans didn’t agree with what was going on in the show. The Rosales and Kerry got way too much screen time. By recasting the role of Phyllis, it seems that he is trying to make amends and clean up the mess he made in the first place.

Gina Took To Twitter To Express Her Gratitude

Just when Griffith decided to let Gina go, she took to Twitter. Gina expressed her gratitude towards the show and the people. She also said that she is going to miss her on-screen family and Genoa city very much. As of now, the actress hasn’t revealed any future plans and what caused her to leave the show. Moreover, she hasn’t posted anything that reflects negativity.

Griffith promises fans that he is doing his best to make the day time soap return to its original glory. Also, according to him, Michelle Stafford is the way to go. Let us know what you think of this decision in the comments below. Stay tuned with TV Season Spoilers to get Y&R The Young and the Restless Spoilers and updates for upcoming episodes.

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Robin
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Robin

It’s Gina not Nina…and I’m not happy Gina is leaving.

Cindy Bradford
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Cindy Bradford

I prefer Gina! It would have been nice to check with the viewers before cutting her.

Amanda
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Amanda

Not happy AT ALL!! 😞 GINA is a great actress!! One of the BEST!! I think this show is switching people and killing off people way too much!! Don’t fix what isn’t broken!! Love the show the way it is and with the people that are already there!! JS

alicia marrazzo
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alicia marrazzo

agree.do not like the one taking her place

Joan
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Joan

Don’t want this Phyllis to go Sumer can go so klye can get bac with Lola

Fran
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Fran

I’m happy that Michelle is coming back. She was always the one I preferred!

Christina
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Christina

Not happy at all. Please don’t take her off the show I really love her character and Young and the Restless would not be the same without her.

karen
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karen

If u want to Fire someone, Fire slobbering Victor and Sharon, she sleeps with everyone and her face barely moves from all the face jobs, get some new people in the roles and a new storyline…this soap opera is getting old real quick…..

kathleen nagy
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kathleen nagy

no way …keep Gina !!! she more than anyone else did justice to her “phylis” role. She is such a talented and beautiful actress and “fit in” with everyone on the show…..what were the “higher – ups” thinking ????!!!!

Maryann Lockett
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Maryann Lockett

I.miss Gina and have lost interest since Michelle came. I did not like her when she was on before and when Gina came I really enjoyed it. Will probably loose interest with out Gina.

Benita Rodriguez
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Benita Rodriguez

Big mistake replacing Gina Tognoni who did a great job playing Phyllis.

Roberta Anthony
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Roberta Anthony

Gina Tognoni did a fantastic job on Y and R. After watching soaps for sixty years, I know a good actress. Not only is Gina beautiful and alluring, she is a charismatic, captivating personality. Loved her on As the World Turns and only watched Y and R to see what what web of drama she could weave. Michelle Stamford does not have the sexy edge with any of the male actors that Gina did.
Maybe This Is Us will create a role for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take note producers!

Roberta Anthony
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Roberta Anthony

Sorry Michelle, Stamford. RA