Fans of Justin Hartley weren't surprised when he announced his departure from The Young and the Restless. Hartley confirmed his exit after a two-year run on the CBS soap opera. His character, Adam Newman, was presumed dead. That's why viewers were not shocked to get the confirmation that he was leaving. Now fans, followers, and viewers know exactly why he is leaving. In just two weeks, people will see Hartley again in another show on another network. You probably won't mind changing the channel to watch Harley on his new NBC drama, This Is Us.

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Hartley's statement

Hartley explained in a post on his Facebook page that he had to keep quiet about his departure because he didn't want to spoil the news about Adam's death. He stated that he was saying goodbye to The Young and the Restless, but he was not saying goodbye to his fans. Instead, he wanted to thank them for their support. Then he invited everyone to watch him when This Is Us premieres on September 20. The 39-year-old is hoping that people will continue to support him and follow him to his new show. 

Hartley's move to NBC

Because Hartley was in many of the This Is Us trailers, viewers suspected he would leave The Young and the Restless.

Victor 'Adam' Newman Jr. | The Young and the Restless | Soaps.com - sheknows.com
Victor 'Adam' Newman Jr. | The Young and the Restless | Soaps.com - sheknows.com

Hartley's role in the NBC drama will be different, and that's understandable. In his new role, Justin plays the character of Kevin. Several adults from different walks of life were born on the same day. All of them, including Kevin, interact with one another. It will be interesting to see how their paths cross and how their life stories intertwine in various ways in a one-hour episode from week to week. 

This is the second time Hartley has been on NBC.

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He spent almost 10 years starring in Passions. Those who have been following Justin throughout his acting career say he might return to daytime soap operas again in the future. In the meantime, he can be seen in his new role on This Is Us when it premieres on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 p.m. You have gotten used to seeing Hartley on CBS during the day. Do you plan to follow him over to NBC and watch him at night?

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