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152 November 19th, 2013 Billy Miller Last Airdate Jan 30th on Y&R! David Tom Returns On-Air Feb 3rd!

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For those who are still reeling from yesterday’s news that Billy Miller is leaving The Young and the Restless in the pivotal role of Billy Abbott, and is being replaced by the original actor to play the role, David Tom, more info has come to light via TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan!

First off,  Billy Miller will continue taping scenes at the CBS soap until December 19th.  That means, Y&R fans will see the last of Miller in the role of Billy Abbott on January 30th.   David Tom will then first be seen on the February3rd episode of the series.

A Y&R rep told TVG on the casting switcheroo:  “The show wanted Billy Miller to stay and worked hard to make that happen but we are going in another direction now.  We are very excited to have David Tom back in the role.  Not only is he a terrific actor, it will give us an opportunity to dig into our archives and use some of those great old Glow by Jabot flashbacks.  We say a big thank you to Billy Miller and wish him well in all his future endeavors.”

Y&R’s Joshua Morrow (Nick) voiced his sadness at the departure of his long time cast mate Miller via Twitter last night when he tweeted first, “today was not a good day. :( “   And that was followed by a second tweet “Guess my tweet was too cryptic…..found out Billy Miller is leaving….I am not happy about it. I am going to bed to pout :(

So are you ready for Miller to vacate the role and for Tom to step back in?  Weigh-in!

 

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  1. Liza says:

    I’ll miss Billy Miller but I’m excited about David Tom returning. Since I started with his Billy, it will feel like the real Billy has returned to me. The stories were top notch back when he was on. The single story all my kids remember is Billy dying in the snow. Can’t wait to see him again.

    I wish Billy Miller luck and hope he finds the role he desires in prime time, he has the talent, he should go for it.

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    diane replied

    If Y&R did not want Billy Miller to leave then why couldnt everyone come to some agreement….I think it is BS when they said they are taking his role in another direction…Billy Miller is the only RIGHT CHOICE

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    Lori replied

    Billy Miller is my favorite besides Joshua Morrow. I googled everywhere in disbelief. When I found out Billy Miller was leaving Y&R I cried like a baby. I don’t know how I can watch Y&R without him :(

    Patrick replied

    i know right…. ?

    it really boggles the mind…

    that the production team…. casting/writing/producers…

    don’t know how crucial Billy Miller’ ACTING is top draw… along with Michael Muhney… these two.. are: the nuVictor and nuJack

    honestly…..

    it doesn’t reason that Y&R would let him go…

    it baffles me… that fans are not listened to…..

    EventsDiva replied

    The right and ONLY choice. They should speed up whole Delia SL to completion so BM can finish it all the yway out; I cant imagine DT coming in and finishing this SL.

    AND… DT looks way younger than Amelia so this should be EXTREMELY interesting.

    SZima replied

    Hopefully the new direction will be away from Victoria!
    I agree, David looks way too young to be with her, even though he’s a year older than Billy M.
    David just has the perennial baby-face (like Jonathan Jackson on GH) and really never “looks right” with more mature looking women.

    VLynn replied

    After all these years I now have a reason to stop recording and watching Y&R. It took me a while to like the new “Billy,” but now I cannot imagine a better actor playing that role. The chemistry between Billy and Amelia is so believable. I always thought it would be a matter of time before Miller would move on to bigger and better. Good luck to Billy Miller–you deserve it. Best of luck to all the characters of Y&R.

    kourtney replied

    I AGREE! !!! I can’t stand to see anyone but him with Victoria …I’m so upset i deleted this from my dvr. I can’t even watch it anyone :(

    Denise lap replied

    Don’t go billy. Ill miss your face

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    Debbie replied

    I will miss Billy Miller.

    P.S. I still say Adam did not kill Delia. I believe I saw two cars in that scene, one was Adam and the other a woman. Whatever happened to her? I bet we will find out down the road. Could it not be her that ran over Delia?

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    KIMBERLEY replied

    I agree with you I saw Delia hugging the dog on the side of the road. Adam did not kill her

    jan replied

    I agree also Adam didn’t kill Delia. No scratches on the car no thump, but with no other story line they will drag this out for another 2 yrs. This is very boring now. When you come up with a better story line and Billy and Michael are back let us know.

    Darlene replied

    Billy Miller will be missed, no one can play his role as Billy as he did, you might as well kill him off and have no Billy Abbot. You should be ashamed that you did not do what you needed to renew his contract you need to get Billy Miller back!

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    kourtney replied

    I know I’m so pissed!! I love Billy..i cannot watch it without him! Besides how could you replace that beautiful man with an ugly one!

    Christina replied

    Bring Billy Miller back!!!!!!! He is such a tremendous actor, and the only believable Billy!!!!!!!!!! Noone can successfully replace him as Billy!!!!!!!

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  2. Earika Rickabaugh says:

    Sooo agree with Josh NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS AT ALL!! I agree we don’t know what happened in the negotiations, but if it were Eric B they would have worked their asses off to keep him… Billy Miller is at his best right now and they let him walk!!!! I wonder what the rest of his cast is feeling right now…

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    Mary SF replied

    Not really, a few years back Eric B got canned when they couldn’t come to terms, and the character of Victor and Nikki were written out and they explained their absent by saying they went to Europe for some medical reason after Victor got his new heart from Colleen. It was only because fans were so outraged that they eventually worked something out, otherwise Eric B would not have been back at all. Only a small few might have enough weight and fan base to squeeze a bit more out of the show, but eventually, everyone is replaceable, every character can be written out.

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    SZima replied

    Oh, that they hadn’t worked things out with EB! I would be much less stressed when I watch Y&R if he weren’t there!

  3. Lizzie says:

    I think they both make a good Billy Abbott. I have no issue with that particular change. It’s the rest of the show that has changed my mind about watching. And I stopped that weeks ago. I just keep up with postings online. But those opinions are for another day.

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  4. Tricia says:

    I am not happy that he’s leaving

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    Cindy Roz replied

    me either, I’m going to miss seeing hime =o(

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    4everDAYS replied

    His DAYS will be better.

    Deborah replied

    TRUE FANS OF THE SHOW–DIE HARDS ARE NOT HAPPY AT ALL– BILLY MILLER BROUGHT SOOOOOO MUCH MORE TO BILLY ABBOTT THAN ANYONE ELSE (Including Mr. Tom!) Miller is ABBOTT! No doubt about it! Hpe folks speak up and write in to SONY TELEVION on FB and CBS DAYTIME and COMPALIN. BOCOTT FEBRUARY, so they fall to last in the ratings during Sweeps–THAT”ll teach them!

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    sarah replied

    how do we boycott the y&r because I can help do it Billy what makes the show too.

  5. Linda says:

    I will miss BILLY MILLER. He is fantastic in everything he does. I wish him all the luck in the world in his new endeavors.
    Maybe he will go to prime time so I can see more of him.

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    Cindy Roz replied

    that would be awsome if he went to Prime Time ! =D

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  6. LisaJ says:

    I’ll be the devil’s advocate here. I’m happy for Billy Miller. I think he’s been wanting to leave for awhile now. I wish him well and it will sure be interesting seeing David Tom playing Billy Abbott again!

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  7. mike says:

    Bad move

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    Deborah replied

    TRUE FANS OF THE SHOW–DIE HARDS ARE NOT HAPPY AT ALL– BILLY MILLER BROUGHT SOOOOOO MUCH MORE TO BILLY ABBOTT THAN ANYONE ELSE (Including Mr. Tom!) Miller is ABBOTT! BOCOTT FEBRUARY, so they fall to last in the ratings during Sweeps–THAT”ll teach them!

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    Denise lap replied

    I agree

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  8. Connie Boaz says:

    What is it with these shows? They have great actors who win Emmys and the following year they get rid of them. Something doesn’t make sense.

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  9. lisa says:

    I’m not happy that Billy is leaving.
    I don’t really remember David Tom in the role of Billy Abbott.
    I may not have been watching the show then.

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  10. Llanviewer717 says:

    I certainly will miss Billy Miller. He’s done a fantastic job portraying this character. I will him all the very best in his future.

    I was not a Y&R viewer when David Tom played the role. I do remember him from his time as the dastardly Paul Cramer on OLTL. He’s was great.

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  11. Patrick says:

    not wanting to be too “cryptic”

    as well:

    Phyllis
    Katherine
    Billy
    Delia
    Nina
    Chance
    NO ABBOTTS

    I don’t know… having to rely on lackluster and losing steam… Victor and Jack

    I’m not one to cast doubt on Serial….

    but… the production lends itself that way….

    now it would seem… for ME…. it’s Adam, Jill, Victoria, Michael…. who are left carrying the show.

    writers… you have so much power… to bring back Nikki and Sharon… who are MIA.

    i have misgivings that Y&R can rebuild.

    good luck to Cynthia Watros
    good luck to Tristan Rogers
    good luck to Sean Corrigan

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  12. Patrick says:

    Days of OUR Lives – hello!

    NBC/Sony/DOOL: offer Billy Miller the role… give him the cashola he wants.

    REPLACE for Daniel…..

    he would make a huge impact on ALL of SALEM.

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    Marci replied

    NO – we want him on General Hospital!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    He’ll probably try his luck in primetime…too young for Danial role…maybe he could be Jeremy Horton, Micheal’s son and a new love interest for Theresa but im not sure he’d jump into another soap role at the moment…he might be more interested trying primetime first…imo.

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    IowaMan replied

    “REPLACE for Daniel…..”
    Uh, no. Daniel is just fine right where he is

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    SZima replied

    Waaayyyyyy too young for Daniel…can you really picture him with Jennifer? Gag!

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    Patrick replied

    I agree:

    I just think… (wish list).

    IF… DAYS… deems Daniel ALL THAT… I digress… to feature him SO prominently in every facet of Salem…. GAG! it’s my wish… that he at least be replaced by some one who can act. I can’t stomach DAYS Daniel….

    same goes for Kiki on GH.

    I doubt that Billy Miller will rush right back in to Serial… and I want him on daytime…

    DAYS and GH should pay beaucoup bucks and cashola his show.

    He’s dream team material

    Deborah replied

    Back up the Truck! I want him Back on Y&R BEFORE any other deals come thru…..TRUE FANS OF THE SHOW–DIE HARDS ARE NOT HAPPY AT ALL– BILLY MILLER BROUGHT SOOOOOO MUCH MORE TO BILLY ABBOTT THAN ANYONE ELSE (Including Mr. Tom!) Miller is ABBOTT! No doubt about it! Hpe folks speak up and write in to SONY TELEVION on FB and CBS DAYTIME and COMPALIN. BOCOTT FEBRUARY, so they fall to last in the ratings during Sweeps–THAT”ll teach them!

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    Patrick replied

    LOL… “hold your horse’s”

    he’s not even cold

    I could not agree MORE with you.

    the current state of affairs at Y&R is, IMO, staggeringly dismal… I don’t know what to think.. of even ways to improve after SO much STELLAR talent… has exited…

    I’m hoping Cynthia Watros Kelly steps up to the plate
    i’m hoping Tristan Rogers Colin, does the same

    I don’t know… if it’ll resonate with me… that the original Billy, DT is coming back… he was a boy… and now that Billy Miller… THEE man… and Mr. Y&R in my book… is no longer with…

    i’m flabbergasted..
    dumbfounded… on ways and means to further along reel

    don’t forget the popcorn

    Sarah Waits replied

    The two better actors, let go and fired!What are you thinking Y&R?I know what i’m thinking.they are better off.I see much better things ahead for them both!Best of luck and God Bless you both.

  13. Zandra Ware says:

    Day 1 fan-Have been through all the incarnations with Old/New Jack, Jill, Ashley, Billy, Lily, Phyllis, Diane, Vikki, Adam, etc., but Billy Miller’s version is mature, fallible, gripping, relatable and caring. He will be missed terribly. I will enjoy “Billy A” as long as he is there and hope David T. (who I loved as teen Billy) has matured as an actor and can resume his role as well as has been done by Billy Miller. Always hoped that Heather Tom (who is awesome as Katie on B&B) would return to Vikki over the years past, but now with her new role, I don’ t want her to leave BB and Don Diamont (YR-Brad Carlton). Glad she didn’t return, cuz Vikki & Billy would be played by brother/sister duo. Good Luck Billy M., will look forward to more exposure for you.

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  14. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    It’s sad that Billy is leaving, yes. But I saw this coming. He’s been in bad contract negotiations for YEARS. And when he signed a one-year deal last year, I knew he’d leave when it was over.

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  15. Sharon says:

    if they keep changing the characters the show will lose the impact it has as we bond with a certain person in a role. I’m still trying to accept the new Kyle Abbott

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    mo replied

    NuKyle has got to got. Do not like him at all.

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    Sharon replied

    I agree mo, he just doesn’t fit in

  16. Marci says:

    I’m sure General Hospital could find room for an awesome, gorgeous actor like Billy Miller! Lord knows they have some ‘dead weight’ characters (Carlos, Rafe, TJ, Brad) they could get rid of, & there is talk of some old characters coming back, played by new actors (Dillon Q., Lucas Jones etc.) – so come on over to GH Billy!!

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  17. mo says:

    I am not ready for him to leave. He is my fave on the show. It’s his choice to leave, natch. Just sad. I think they could have found someone better to replace him. Don’t know how he’ll fare with Amelia.

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  18. Donna says:

    I love Billy Miller!!! I wish he was staying – he is such a good actor!

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  19. Judy S. says:

    Oh NOOOOOO! Can’t be………. Miller is sooooo true to life…… I connect with him…… Please don’t do this……. !!!! The cast is family!!!!! No new changes please!!!!!! Don’t fix what is not broken…… No, no, no!!! :(

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  20. Lee says:

    I am going to miss Billy Miller. I was so happy when he came on board after seeing him on AMC as Annie’s crazy brother Ritchie. He just lights up every scene he is in. I hope he gets a good gig after this. Hard to walk away from a steady paycheck. It takes a lot of guts. Way too many changes in characters this year. I always feel someone is missing when I watch these days. Another big loss.

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  21. Mary SF says:

    As a long time soap watcher I have seen many actors come and go, some go on to be big names in other fields, while others have returned to their daytime roots. Some actors enjoy the working on a soap because it gives them a steady income, regular hours and that is good if you have a family to support. But others want a chance to grow as an artist, and playing the same character day in and day out for years on end isn’t always the appealing choice for some. So I don’t begrudge Mr. Miller wanting to leave, since it is doubtful anything as wonderful as the material he got lately would be coming his way again for a while.
    I am glad to have the original Billy back rather someone totally new in the role. And as long time viewer of many soaps, you learn to roll with these changes– because in the end the real star in any soap is the STORIES, not the actors.

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  22. Sue says:

    I hate to see Billy Miller leave, just hope it was his decision and not pushed out the door. Y&R cast is way to big, so many more need to go. Billy Miller is a great actor and he will do well.
    Y&R needs to clean up their sets, they look so bad. B&B has nice clean looking sets. Y&R needs to take some of the money they are saving on BM & MS get some paint and new furniture, PLEASE!

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  23. Jared says:

    Yay! It’s like having 2 great Lucky’s on GH to draw from. Welcome back, David Tom, and best wishes, Billy Miller.

    And yes, what was wrong with the old Kyle Abbott? Not quite understanding that recast, or the recast of Noah, for that matter. Actually, they’re all just teenagers at most, and Summer is only 8, so the SORASing on this show is totally out of control.

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  24. k/kay says:

    Wish them both Good Luck and thank the lord up above we did not get an FOJ we have a actor back that created the character. I hope Billy Miller finds what he wants out there he almost did not sign last year so you really can’t put this on JFP. This is coming from someone who loathes the woman.

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  25. anthony petty says:

    i wish that yall would please give billy what ever it is that he is asking for. he is such a great actor and i hate for him to leave. yall keep changing the cast members and i’m sure it wont b long yall will end up with a totally new cast if yall keep going

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  26. nicgiddy says:

    No, no,no, this is wrong and a huge loss. I was never a Y&R fan until Billy Miller, hopefully this will be General Hospitals gain.

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  27. Lisa M Croner says:

    NO I’m not happy about this I love Billy and can’t see anyone else playing Billy Abbott no offence to Tom… he is a great actor and all but he’s not the one to play Billy Abbott..

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  28. jaybird369 says:

    Billy Miller leaving Y&R SUCKS ON SO MANY LEVELS!!!!! Shame on you, Y&R…and ESPECIALLY Y-O-U, Jill Farren Phelps!!!!! More and more, the pathetic, sad and pitiful fall of Y&R continues…………

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  29. Jah Jackson says:

    While I can understand that there will be contract negotiations between cast members & the higher-ups, I can’t help but feel a loss. I am such a HUGE Billy Miller/ Abbot fan, that I am not sure that I will be able to accept David Tom. Yes, I remember that he originated the role, however, Mr. Miller made Billy Abbot who he is.

    PLEASE, PLEASE BRING MY BILLY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Cindy Roz says:

    I wish someone would make a biographical movie of James Cagney, he really would suit that role. Billy Miller is such a good actor, surprises me they would let him go.

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    k/kay replied

    James Cagney please do not put this on Billy Miller a man who hated women slapped them in movies disrespected them off camera may that actor burn in hell!

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    Cindy Roz replied

    really? he was quoted……………

    I`m sick of carrying guns and beating up women. (1931)

    he was a great Actor.

  31. Mark Y says:

    Billy Miller is a very talented young man. Sorry to see him leave Y&R but I wish him well. Soaps are all about recasts so good luck to DT. I hope they write him compelling story to play. We won’t be able to resist him.

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  32. Lew says:

    JFP has TRULY screwed up witth this! Tom, played Billy as a young boy. Billy Miller portrayed him as a young man with many layers. The chemistry he shares with Amelia Heinle is so great and it sure as hell won’t be there with Tom.

    Don’t get me wrong David Tom is a fine actor and he proved that many years ago. But, the character has changed and I can’t see this as a casting coupe.

    Billy Miller will be missed and I am sure any smart executive producer will scoop him up. All the best to him!

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  33. Donna says:

    It seems to me that the y&r is slowly going downhill in these last few months! The story lines never seem to be complete or they drag on. Characters just disappear . Whatever happened to the original families of genoa city ? The backbone of the show! Now billy miller is leaving! Billy and Victoria are the only reason I watch anymore, their chemistry is magic! I have been watching the y&r since day 1. Unfortunately I think you have lost another viewer unless you get your shit together and fast! Good luck billy miller! I hope you will be better appreciated else where!

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  34. Kat says:

    Don’t like it one bit! One of the few good ones left. Why couldn’t victor the bully leave, The world is trying to get rid of bully’s but Y&R rewards him for his behavior. After Dehlia and now this I am losing interest. Shame on Y&R.

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  35. Tanika Holmes says:

    No I want Billy Miller to stay. Sad that he is leaveing. But, at the end of the day you have to do what’s best for you. I will miss you Billy Miller. You are a fantastic actor. I’m pretty sure you will find a better fit for you. :-( You will always be Billy Abbott to me.

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  36. su0000 says:

    I want both back!

    Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor
    The cornerstone of Y&R

    Michelle Stafford (Phyllis..
    the match/spark that started the fires

    –Now– Billy Miller (Billy
    He made me smile

    I miss; Tucker, Daniel, and Genevieve, also ..

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  37. Irene says:

    I love Billy Miller, he and Victoria make such a great couple. I will follow what ever Billy does. It saddens me that CBS and TYR couldn’t keep him, but they either kill off the good ones and leave ones like Kyle, Abby, Hillary. I liked the old Kyle and Abby, the new ones suck. I have been watching this show for over 20+ yrs and I do not like the new writers. No romance, fun, comedy, We get jail, hospitals, fighting, sadness, killings. It makes me sad what has become of my favorite show. I guess I better start watching BB since most of everyone was once on the YR. Bye Billy my very favorite.

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  38. Jeff says:

    Go to GH Billy!!

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  39. OriginalViewer says:

    I don’t like the direction the show has been going over the past year or so. Recycled plots, redecorated and redone sets, killing off characters; it’s not working for me. With the exit of Billy Miller, Y&R should consider itself in crisis mode. I’ve watched Y&R since the first episode. For the first time in a long time I’m considering taking a break from viewing. I don’t feel that ‘Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow’ now.

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  40. Cheryl says:

    Right now there are so many things that have me upset with Y&R right now and this is one of them. I warned people that once JFP got a hold of your show that it would go straight down the tubes. People didn’t take me seriously and now look. They have botched Katherine’s death by having Jill do a stupid quest. Let Genie Francis walk out the door. Then again, they may have pushed her out the door. Most recently they made the controversial decision to kill of Delia. The list goes on.

    Personally I think that their press release was a complete fabrication. If they wanted to keep Billy Miller they would have fought harder. Gave him what ever he wanted. If he wanted to do other projects, they should have let him. If it was Eric Braeden or Melody Thomas Scott, they would have turn their worlds upside down and hopped on one leg while chanting to make sure that they didn’t leave. How could they not look at his Emmy worthy performance during this past month and not fight to keep him? Well apparently they did. Instead of sending out a press release wishing Billy Miller well, because he is going to be fine, they should have just invited viewers to watch the destruction of a once fine show.

    Vent over.

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    OriginalViewer replied

    I totally agree Cheryl! It’s like a wrecking ball has been taken to this show. Recycling storylines, not just once, but over and over. For example, how many ‘long lost kid’ storylines are they going to do?! Tucker, Devon, now Dillon. Oh puleeze!

    I’ve been watching Y&R since episode one (yes, I’m that old). I remember David Tom as Billy. He was wonderful and I was sad when he left. However, his character was teenage Billy. I remember when Billy Miller took over the role. I couldn’t stand him–because I remembered Billy as the character that David Tom played.

    Around the time Billy and Victoria got together my heart started to melt. I grew to love the character and truly appreciate Billy Miller’s acting abilities. He is so multi-faceted and commands every scene he is in. The most intriguing characters are those that are ‘bad’ but you can’t help but like. That’s what Billy Miller brought to this role.

    I’m not sure David Tom can do that, but I wish him well. Y&R has been sliding downhill for some time. For the first time in all my years as a viewer, I’m going to take a Y&R break, maybe permanently. Billy Miller’s last air date will be my last day as a viewer. If viewers are that upset, they need to stop watching to let their voices be heard. Believe me CBS would take notice if Y&R was knocked out of its number one spot!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Cheryl…in more ways than one…I APPLAUD AND SALUTE YOU!!!!! And, Cheryl…check this out:
    1. Of course, Y&R is going down the tubes. And it’s all because of that fire-breathing soap-zilla Jill Farren Phelps. Also, JFP is nothing but SOAP OPERA POISON…she has TOTALLY RUINED every show she has been a part of over the years. This is what she does. YIKES!!!!!
    2. Genie Francis didn’t leave Y&R voluntarily. JFP played a large-ass hand in firing BOTH GF and Debbi Morgan.
    3. Towards the end of Katherine’s beautiful memorial service, remember when the show tacked on Paul and Christine’s stupid and nitwit nuptials at the last minute? Of course, that was all JFP’s stupid-ass doing. Yep.
    4. More and more, all of these newbie characters are working my nerves too damn much…NU Abby, NU Kyle, Summer’s BFF Courtney, NU Noah, that TOTAL WHACK-JOB Hilary, etc.. In more ways than one…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz aka Snooze-Ville. No Thank You.
    5. The DUMB-ASS AND EVEN MORE CRUEL decision to kill off the very beloved Delia. Of course, another one of JFP’s rotten-ass soap decisions. Jill Farren Phelps aka STUPID, STUPID WOMAN!!!!!

    Cheryl…girlfriend…I know how you feel. As for the AWESOME Billy Miller leaving Y&R, as far as I’m concerned, the show didn’t EVEN TRY to keep him. TOTALLY UNFORGIVABLE!!!!! More and more, all of this is so LAME LAME LAME LAME. Sad.

    Take care, Cheryl. XOXOXOXOXO

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    Debra replied

    Well said, killing off Delia was pointless and lame. I do not believe Adam hit her, and it’s all flimsy circumstantial evidence at best, which you would think Adam’s brilliant mind would know, too. A stupid storyline just to exit Michael Muhney off the show. Can’t negotiate a contract with Billy Miller, so he’s gone, too. Wake up call to Y & R writers: you have let the two biggest draws of your female fans slip away. They are the next-gen Jack and Victor and already as irreplaceable. Tomorrow will end my almost 40 year showmance with Y&R. Tomorrow night I will delete the show from DVR, just like I deleted Bold & Beautiful after the ad nauseum triangle of Hope-Liam-Steffie. Michael & Billy, I hope to see you in bigger & better things. As for the alleged breast fondling, who “lets that happen “multiple times? If a man made that unwanted advance toward my 20-something year old daughter one time, he would be wearing her handprint on his face the rest of the day or a black eye for a week and it would stop right then.

  41. Okie gal says:

    I LOVE Billy Miller, he is such a great actor. I love that big cheesy grin and will miss it!

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  42. amy says:

    I haven’t been happy with ANYTHING Y and R has done since losing Katherine! This takes the cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. June Cates says:

    Wow! I can’t imagine another guy playing Billy Abbott! I guess it is all about the Money! I may need to change my viewing… I am too old for change! I think Billy Miller has been terrific in the role of Billy Abbott! He makes the show!

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  44. Jared says:

    I’m totally in the minority here, but for me, this is a good thing. If Billy Miller wants to leave, it’s super to have the original adult portrayer back. One actor does not a show make, and we’re very lucky this worked out. Now bring on Ashley Bashioum!

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  45. Alan says:

    “…it will give us an opportunity to dig into our archives and use some of those great old Glow by Jabot flashbacks.”

    Which will only serve to remind viewers of how good this show used to be.

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  46. Tati says:

    I am stunned and saddened that Billy Miller is leaving. I loved to watch him every day and laughed at most of his antics! He will be so missed:(

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    Deborah replied

    I DO NOT WANT BILLY MILLER TO LEAVE! I couldn’t care any less about Old footage of Mr. Tom CBS gets to use! I URGE EVERYONE TO BOYCOTT THE SHOW FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY in PROTEST! They can cancel the Mr. Tom contract and get Mr. Miller Back asap when they realize WE WON’T LET JFP RUIN THIS SHOW by CHANGING OUR CAST WIllie Nille! We might even finally get her fired in the process too! BOYCOTT Y&R FEBRUARY–No Taping either!!! CBS Gets credit for that! (Hurt them during Sweeps!) We can do this people!!!! BILLY MILLER IS BILLY ABBOTT!

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    joan replied

    the show wont be the same t think i will boycott the show never liked tom in that role anyway

    Debra replied

    That is exactly what I plan to do, deleting it from DVR schedule tomorrow night, Jan. 30th. I may boycott February and never come back. My god, the fans could write better than the crap that’s been on the last few months.

  47. Deborah says:

    I DO NOT WANT BILLY MILLER TO LEAVE! I couldn’t care any less about Old footage of Mr. Tom CBS gets to use! I URGE EVERYONE TO BOYCOTT THE SHOW FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY in PROTEST! They can cancel the Mr. Tom contract and get Mr. Miller Back asap when they realize WE WON’T LET JFP RUIN THIS SHOW by CHANGING OUR CAST WIllie Nille! We might even finally get her fired in the process too! BOYCOTT Y&R FEBRUARY–No Taping either!!! CBS Gets credit for that! (Hurt them during Sweeps!) We can do this people!!!! BILLY MILLER IS BILLY ABBOTT!

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  48. Sonia says:

    What are they thinking? Miller gave amazing performances and they replace him with Tom? No one can take him seriously he is too young Miller is the best choice. Y&R is making horrible choices with casting and will start to lose fans. First Abby, Phyllis, Delia now Billy?! I’m not watching anymore

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  49. MBmomof3 says:

    I will really miss Billy Miller. He is definitely one of the best actors on a show with an amazing ensemble cast. I know he will find further success.

    I am also a David Tom fan and think if Miller wants to pursue other interests DT is the perfect choice. He was great as Billy Abbot and I LOVED his dastardly Paul Cramer on OLTL. I’ve seen him in other projects also and I’m sure he will be great.

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  50. jo says:

    Just unbelievable what JFP is doing to Y & R.: Same name, different faces.
    Billy is a franchise actor, they need him, Billy Miller, to win the fight of cancellation.
    How the heck are all the newbies going to increase ratings?! I watch and wonder who they are…New Noah is terrible, same for Summer. Nothing personal, but the previous actors did the jobs well. As someone else said, I have not bonded with the newbies.
    DT was good IN HIS TIME. BUT, a new kid on the block came along and like a powerhouse, took over like a storm. Billy Miller has SO MUCH CHARISMA and NATURAL ACTING ABILITY.
    It is all bull, of course they could work with his outs, he’s not the centre of every storyline. Victor and Nikki aren’t on every day. They wanted BM gone, no other excuse or explanation, please! They killed a child, now this, I can see how they ARE KILLING THIS SHOW!
    We are not watching in my extended family since Delia was killed, and won’t until they bring Billy back, and Ashley, and Phyllis .
    Bye the way, JFP must think Steve Burton will take this show to a new level.

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  51. Sharon Bella says:

    I am really upset with this news. Billy Miller is the best choice for Billy Abbott. He is my absolutely favorite on the show along with Michael Muhney. I agree with everyone else on how are killing the show. It also makes me mad they killed Delia off the show. I will definitly not watch the show anymore after Billy Miller leaves.

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  52. Judy says:

    Same for me also. The show is not worth watching any longer. As a loyal watcher I’m finally done.

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  53. jo says:

    This year has been a slap in the face to loyal viewers.
    They didn’t even attempt to try BM’s request on a trial basis. He may or may not get opportunities. There are a lot of unemployed soap & other actors.
    When so many viewers are up in arms you’d think someone would listen.
    The name should be changed to General Hospital Two , formerly known as Young and Restless. Can’t wait to see, actually read, what is done next.
    Morale on set will be nose diving after losing Jeannie, Michelle, Billy, Marcy.
    Heads should be rolling.
    Yes, I am royally ticked off.
    Just venting.

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    4everDAYS replied

    My DAYS are smooth.

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    jaybird369 replied

    RIGHT ON, JO!!!!! I especially agree with you about the first sentence in your posting…YEP…a DEFINITE slap in the face to us loyal Y&R viewers all-around!!!!!

    I, also, don’t care for any of the newbie characters. Total Snooze-Ville. And, to me, that ONE-DIMENSIONAL WHACK-JOB Hilary is the W-O-R-S-T newbie character of them all!!!!! YEP!!!!!

    When David Tom comes back to Y&R in early February of 2014, he has his work cut out for him…

    Yep…Steve Burton is taking Y&R to a whole new level, alright…a level of LAUGHABLE AND UNWATCHABLE TV!!!!!

    Y&R REALLY SCREWED UP when they killed off adorable and beloved Delia!!!!! BEYOND UNFORGIVABLE!!!!!

    Jo…I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you think!!!!! Take care, Jo. Peace.

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  54. Rita says:

    My last post as no one is listening anymore if they ever did, sorry but Billy can not be replaced, he is awsome in the role, Vic and Billy go together, todays Y @ R was amazing Billy is great doing the part of a grieving father now he will win his 3rd Emmy watching his old show sink, it just sucks and I cant see it getting better, Im so sick of Victor now he is attacking Chelsea when he started it all, he is a real pain in the butt, gosh that Phelps one has to go, CBS is stupid oh I think you all get the drift, really hating the show right now except for Billy. good luck Billy in whatever you do I know it will be great

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    jaybird369 replied

    Rita…hey..I’m listening…and I agree!!!!! And, a few thoughts of my own:
    1. Yep…Billy Miller is AWESOME in the role of Billy Abbott!!!!! And once BM is gone from Y&R, the character of BA will NEVER be the same. Very sad.
    2. Rita, I (for one) have never cared for Victor. Hey…you know how Victor is. He is ALWAYS trying to antagonize, bully and control Nikki, Nick, Victoria and whoever else on the show…a major TURN-OFF!!!!! Oh, that Victor Newman…WHAT A FIRE-BREATHING N-U-T…LOL!!!!!
    3. Yes Yes Yes…that ARROGANT AND TOXIC Jill Farren Phelps has got to G-O…NOW!!!!! And I think that CBS is EVEN MORE STUPID for keeping that insufferable JFP around. Beyond lame.

    Take care, Rita. XOXOXOXOXO

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  55. Fred says:

    THANK YOU JILL PHAREN PHELPS for screwing up another show and letting yet another iconic cast member leave. She is good at screwing over a show. WAKE UP CBS/SONY. Get rid of the B—- befpore she can do anymore damage. With Bill Miller leaving it is only a matter of time before she screws the rest of the show up and cast up. GET RID OF HER (JILL PHELPS)

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  56. Patsy Smith says:

    Sorry to hear Billy Miller is leaving. He was great!!!

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  57. Larla says:

    I realize Toms once played this role..However Billy Miller made this role ,even his first name ,shows that. Not only that ,but he Iooked the role & he made it believable.

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  58. Sherry says:

    Do not think I will be satisfied with anyone else as Billy other than Billy Miller. He is HOT and I’m old enough to be his grandmother. Sorry they did not give you what you wanted Billy, you will be missed. Get another gig soon so that I will be able to watch you again.

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  59. Debby Nariano-Faniglula says:

    I am so upset Billy Miller is leaving. What a great actor. My days of watching The Young and The Restless are over. I have been a fan of this soap since it first aired, but this is to much. I wish him the very best, but what a loss for this soap. As far as I’m concerned he made the Young and The Restless. God Bless Billy you will be missed.

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  60. sherye says:

    THIS SHOW IS DOWN THE TUBES. NO ONE CARES TO WATCH ANYMORE. I HAVE WATCHED FOR 25 YRS AND NEVER HAVE I SEEN SUCH A MESS OF THE WHOLE SHOW.
    NO ONE WILL HAVE THE CHARISMA THAT BILLY AND VICTORIA HAVE. YOU CANNOT EVEN RECAST PHYLLIS. ANYONE CAN DIE THEIR HAIR RED.

    ALL SHOULD BE FIRED, PRODUCERS CASTING WRITERS, ETC.

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  61. Mo says:

    Billy (now) is one of he best actors playing parts on the show. Right now I think he has a “horrible” character to play. I wonder what the Bell’s (they’re probably not the people writing the scripts) were thinking when they put something out there so horrible as Delia’s death during Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

    If the current Billy has found something better to achieve personally than the “sorry” writing, I wish him well!

    I love my Y&R, but I am so glad Phyllis is gone…….Now can you send Sharon where you sent Billy/Phyllis and start something new?

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  62. Kerri says:

    Billy Miller is an amazing actor. The role of Billy Abbott will not be the same. CBS should of stepped it up to keep Billy Miller.

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  63. Barbara says:

    This is really sad news. What the h—- is wrong with CBS?

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  64. Roberta says:

    Keep Billy Miller, keep him, keep him. To many main characters are leaving and Billy and Victoria are the only happy couple…well the best looking couple. Billy should win an award on every award show….he’s the best. Happy, sad, drunk..whatever, he plays it like it’s real. CBS had better get their act together, after all there are other things to WATCH!!!!

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  65. Annette says:

    I have never written to a soap before…but I simply cannot believe that one of the finest and funniest actors on Y&R is leaving – Billy! What a mistake. And Adam too? You are kidding me. Sad, sad, sad – especially if they didn’t want to go!

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  66. Dorothy Ballas says:

    What a shame. What a great talent. Where are the producers head on Y & R lately. The show is beginning to stink for a long time now. Not to mention that there are too many youn g actors and actreses on the show that do not know how to act and they make the show boring. What is going on.

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  67. Julie Schleinz says:

    No, I will never be ready for someone to replace Billy Miller – he added a lot of life to Y&R, he’s handsome, he can play the bad boy, but you can fall in love with him in a heartbeat too! If he’s asking for more money, GIVE IT TO HIM!!!

    XO for Billy!

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  68. Kimberly says:

    I will miss him. He has been the best Billy ever. So many good stars have left and been replaced by younger and untalented ones. I am ready to pull the plug.

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  69. Martha says:

    This is the craziest move that Y&R has ever made, it wasn’t broken why fix it, you should have gave Billy Miller what he wanted. The ratings will go down the Toilet!!! Said day, I hope he goes to Chicago Fire he would be an asset to that show!! I will miss you Billy Miller!!

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  70. k/kay says:

    Concerning this storyline Billy would have been charged with a felony for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle therefore causing said childs death. That is Wisconsin law! I will be glad when the 30th is over . Wish Mr. Miller the best and I think he has a promising future and I for one think he is lucky he left that snake pit over there.

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  71. Audrey says:

    Letting two of the greatest characters leave is BS. So many love those two. Y&R. Won’t be worth watching. Hoped the best for Adam & Billy. Love you both. They just lost a fan.

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  72. Audrey says:

    I will not watch Y&R after Billy and Adam leave. They are the two main actors. And to let Billy go before wrapping up the Delia case is just stupid too. This show is going down the tube. Love you Billy and Adam.

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  73. cj (jo) says:

    Billy Miller is going to be the biggest loss. He carries no baggage or issues. There was no valid reason to be inflexible, if they wanted to, he could have been retained.
    Any primetime show that is smart enough to hire him, will have me as a viewer.
    He is just a natural talent, with so much of a likeablity factor. He scores 10 in every category!
    I am so out, good bye Y&R.
    All the best Billy Miller!

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  74. Elaine says:

    I hope billy goes to prison for shooting Adam and Vicky marries stitch

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  75. aj says:

    The young and the restless will not be the same they are losing a remarkable fine man. I don’t think they should bring back the old billy the one they have is perfect , fine and one hell of a good looking man. Many y&r fans will miss him terribly.. so sad a.j of Tenn…

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  76. aj says:

    I really think this will make ratings goooooooo way down.. one hell of a mistake y&r. A.j..

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  77. Dawn says:

    I have watched y&r for 20 plus years, an I have seen actors come an go, but it seems like every time you have a great actor on the show like billy, Michael, michelle, you kill them off. I don’t agree an I am very disappointed with these choices. Im gonna find it very hard to watch the other actor come back, it will not be the same. an I want Michelle back!!!! I will miss Michael very much he made the Victor/Adam scenes. I feel you have done y&r a great injustice by your recent choices. Iam very disappointed….a very sad fan…..

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  78. vickie huntet says:

    I’m very sad that Adam got fired I will miss him on YR he did’t mean to kill Della it was a accident and felt very sad Billy should’t have left her in the car while he went to go get ice cream but I know Billy is hurting to Good Luck to YR without them to.

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  79. shirley malpass says:

    This is my last day watching the show. Michael Muhney was the best actor that you had on the show. I have watched him get hated by everyone no matter how hard he tried to be accepted. Now, I will never see him get any respect because he’s gone and I quit watching the program. I can’t stand Eric Breaden’s role. He is rude, mean, and nothing ever happens to him. He should be the one to get fired. I was sick of Billy & everyone blaming Adam for Delia’s murder. Billy is the one that left her in the car. Adam didn’t know that he has run over her, but even if he came forward, no one would believe him. Everything happened so fast when him finding out that he has killed Delia and the offer of a cornea for Conner that he didn’t know what to do. Oh well, I’m out of here for good.

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  80. tennile says:

    Im gonna miss them both how come yall could not leave them open like
    Neil wife,druecilla not sure if i spell it rite i like billey and adam.

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  81. Jeanne tinkham says:

    Sad sad sad. But the things that need solving are Phyllis and Sharon episode. Victor, Adam, Sharon get away with everything,

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  82. Christel Murphy says:

    Not happy at all, not watching anymore………

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  83. vickie huntet says:

    Billy Miller is a great actor I will miss him alot on YR I fill he is the only one that can play the role of Billy he will be missed.

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  84. sandy dixon says:

    I am so sad and choked that Y and R let Billy Miller go. He’s an amazing actor. He will be sadly missed. I hope they realize their mistake.

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  85. Louise says:

    We are extremely disappointed we love Billy Miller. We can’t believe he is not going to be on the show this is a sad sad day

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  86. Janice Harville says:

    I’m not happy that Billy Miller is no longer on Y&R. He is a fabulous actor . I hope he knows how we of all ages love him as Billy Abbot. I hope to see him on lots of other shows. Why did he leave?

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  87. Hillary says:

    Blah to the new old billy abbot. So disappointed to see the sexy, twinkle in the eye Billy Miller gone!!!!

    WHERE IS BILLY MILLER!!!! BRING HIM BACK!!!!

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  88. trina says:

    NO I am not ready for him to go. I have gotten use to miller playing this roll and he,s a hell of an actor ! and I wish him and Dillia were back !

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  89. valentine candy says:

    No I do not want Billy and adan to leave. Will not watch youngandrestless again

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  90. Loyalfan says:

    So truly sad of the loss of Billy Miller and Michael Muhney. Both phenomenal actors who have kept this soap alive. They will be greatly missed and I wish them both success. The show absolutely will not be the same and I feel the show might suffer cause of this.

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  91. Janie Harris says:

    I think Billy Miller is the koolest ever. Will miss him. He is a great actor. I love Michael(Adam) too! He never got a break. Hate they both are leaving!!!

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  92. Lolo says:

    Do they think we are stupid? Tom used to play Noah, Victoria’s nephew! Now, Victoria is married to him! Y & R has lost some great talent too close together. Very disappointing! I like to escape to reality and submerge in the fantasy of soap land, but I just can’t do it knowing ” the truth”.

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  93. Marshall says:

    Unbelievable! The three best actors on The Young and the Restless, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller and Michael Muhney, have left the show. I’ve watched my last episode of Y&R.

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  94. Gwenn Burns says:

    I could almost cry. Billy is gone, Y&R will never be the same. What is a fan suppose to do. Quit watching, I guess. Mad,Mad.

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  95. M L Spurgeon says:

    I hate when characters are changed. I will say that Billy Miller and David Tom look a lot alike which makes the change more bearable. However, Billy Miller was a great actor and made the part of Billy Abbot real. Would like to know what he will be doing so I can follow him.

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  96. Debbie ackenback says:

    David Tom…..will never…never be Billy Abbott. Y and R needs to run then show…as it used to be ran. I remember Tom playing Abbott years. However Billy Miller has set the standard so high. Tom needs to give up before he starts. And Laura Lee Bell. Do us all a favor. Talk to your family. We are loosing the best. Your family’s show will be gone before u know it…and Cricket will be no more. Use your influence with the Bell family. Have already seen such horrible changes with jpf. Wake ur family up.

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    Jared replied

    I respectfully disagree. David Tom IS Billy Abbott. Billy Miller was a recast. He was a good recast, but David Tom’s return is just what this show needs. Also, it’s “we are losing the best”, not “loosing the best”.

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    Casey replied

    Oh he s$cks he needs to exit stable left and bring back the best billy EVER

    Casey replied

    Stage……not stable

  97. CeCe says:

    I am not happy at all. This is stupid. Who cares about flashbacks. On a scale from
    1-10 Billy Miller is a 10++ in looks, acting, smiling and deliverance of a scene. He has a certain chemistry. As soon as I saw that Tom guy I wanted to vomit. He is not good looking and his acting and chemistry was awful. I have been an Y& R fan for about 6 years. But as of Feb 3rd I will no longer be watching the show. I’m sorry. I was hanging on for Billy. I am searching the net trying to find out where he has gone. Please post if anyone know where has he gone to find work? I will follow that show. He has potential to be something great. Y&R has messed up.

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    Casey replied

    Agreeed

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    Lisa replied

    VERY, VERY TRUE….BRING MILLER BACK!!!!!!

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  98. Nancy says:

    I will miss Billy Miller very much y&r was wrong to take him replace him . He is not replaceable. He makes the role of Billy Abott. Please put him back onY@R.

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  99. Casey says:

    I’m so not happy bring BACK billy he was hot I loved to watch him and he def should have finished out the Adam story !!!!!! Booooo. Y ad r. Booooooooo

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  100. Linette Hawkins says:

    Loved Billy Miller as Billy. I can understand why he would want to leave but I can’t understand why anyone would want him to leave. He is a great actor but always given the roles as a screw up until he had Delia and they just had to take that away and make him the villain again. I hope he finds great roles to showcase is talent.

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  101. Peggy Isbell says:

    I cannot believe Billy Miller is leaving Y & R. I do not think anyone will ever be as great as him!! I am so sad.

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  102. Lisa says:

    I really think that Billy Miller played the role of Billy Abbott terrific, I wish Y&R would have asked the viewers opinion. Is there any chance that Miller can come back to Y&R in the near future?

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  103. Wanda says:

    I hate that Billy Miller has vacated his role as Billy on Y&R!!!! It deeply saddens me. I’m sure David Tom is a great actor but he DOES NOTHING for the role of Billy Abbott. I even hate seeing him in the role of Billy Abbott. I use to admire Billy & Victoria together but now I hope she does divorce Billy because I hate the actor (David Tom) who is now playing the role of Billy Abbott!!! He is just awful in his role of Billy Abbott!!! You should have given Billy Miller what he was requesting, if it was more money he wanted in order to stay, You should have done it because David Tom is Awful AS BILLY ABBOTT. I don’t even view the character the same anymore. VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!

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