*Malcolm Winters is headed back to Genoa City.
*As previously reported, Shemar Moore – who is about to begin his 10th season on “Criminal Minds” – is returning to “The Young and the Restless” for the first time in a decade.
“There is not a 20-year career without Malcolm Winters,” Moore told People magazine. “This is my second family. I don’t take any of it for granted. I’ve been wanting to do this since I left.”
Moore first joined the soap in 1995 and gave up the role in 2005 to star as Derek Morgan in “Criminal Minds.” His Y&R role was eventually recast with Darius McCrary (“Family Matters”) from 2009-11.
For Malcolm’s return, Moore will appear in scenes with the soap’s longtime star Kristoff St. John, who plays Malcolm’s older brother, Neil. Moore wouldn’t reveal why his character has returned, other than to say it is for family reasons.
Malcolm and Neil do discuss Drucilla, the popular character played by Victoria Rowell. (Drucilla was married to Neil but slept with Malcolm). Sadly, the actress won’t be there to join in on the fun.
“I ran into her a couple weeks ago,” Moore said of Rowell. “I told her I’m sorry we won’t be all together. That would be pretty great, but as far as I know, Dru has passed away.”
“She’s in the river somewhere,” St. John deadpanned.
As for Moore’s return to Y&R, St. John added, “He eclipsed so many people on this show. His supernova was huge.”
Bad news for Shemar fans looking to see more of Malcolm than just his face.
“There are two wardrobe changes and none of them expose the six pack, which is more like a two or three pack,” Moore told People. “If you want to see me half-bucky naked, go on the Internet.”