Eden Riegel will join Elizabeth Hendrickson on “The Young and the Restless”

Thanks to AfterEllen.com reader Pecola over in the Daytime TV forum, we can drop this happy news in the laps of all our suds fans: Eden Riegel is set to join the cast of The Young and the Restless, and star again alongside Elizabeth Hendrickson.

Aww, remember Bianca and Maggie? BAM! Best ship name ever.

Pecola sleuthed the news together yesterday after Riegel Tweet-teased fans, and then Daytime Confidential dropped an "awesomely fantastic" blind item about an ABC superstar joining CBS.

CBS confirmed the news in a statement yesterday afternoon:

The role of ‘Heather’ has been re-cast with Eden Riegel. Many of you may know her from her Emmy Award-winning role as ‘Bianca’ on AMC. Eden will start the week of March 15th.

Heather, eh? Guess that means it’s time for her to butch up, because Genoa City is a training ground for hard criminals.

It’s a good move for Riegel’s career, but I’m guessing fan response will be mixed. Lots of people were still holding out hope that AMC would come to their senses and bring Bianca and Reese back from Paris. This at least puts that dream on hold for a while.

What do you think about Riegel joining the cast of Y&R, and teaming up with Elizabeth Hendrickson again?

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