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!