Camryn Grimes is returning to The Young and the Restless, according to Soap Opera Digest which made the announcement May 24.
The magazine said that Grimes, who previously played Cassie Newman, had begun taping and that her first scenes would air July 8. Unlike her previous short term stints since leaving the show in 2005 following her character's on screen death, this return appeared to be more than just a one day visit. The exact details were being kept secret.
Grimes shared her excitement on Facebook about returning to the Y&R set on May 25 after the news of her return broke.
"I guess the word is out! Although I cant say in what capacity or how long for, I'm very excited to be returning to The Young and the Restless. It feels just like coming home :)," Grimes wrote.
Grimes took to Twitter and began to tease some of the fans about what her return to the show possibly meant. She retweeted an article that discussed the possibility of Sharon and Nick's daughter being alive or maybe a long lost twin would soon make her presence felt. The red head promised fans many Instagram pictures and updates.
"Make sure to follow me on twitter @camryngrimes! Now that I'll be back on ill be sure to post some fun stuff from the set!" she tweeted May 26.
Grimes originated the role of Sharon's daughter whom she had given up for adoption in 1997. The now 23-year-old started on the show when she was only a kid and won a Daytime Emmy for her work in 2000. She became the youngest winner to get a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series at the age of 10.
Grimes' return to the CBS soap opera comes at a critical time on the show. It is being heavily teased that Nick may have lied about being Summer's father because of what happened to Cassie. Joshua Morrow, the portrayer of Nick, opened up to TV Guide earlier this month about why his character made such a desperate choice.
"He was so distraught about the death of his daughter Cassie that when the paternity test for Summer came back corrupted and inconclusive - something he shared with no one - he just couldn't bear the thought of losing Summer, too," Morrow said.