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496 May 23rd, 2014 Burgess Jenkins IN As New Billy Abbott On Y&R! David Tom OUT!

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In more casting news from The Young and the Restless prior to the long Memorial Day weekend, according to a report this morning from Daytime Confidential, the powers-that-be have made a casting switch and have decided to replace David Tom in the role of Billy Abbott with actor, Burgess Jenkins!

The role of Billy has been critical to the show, and after the departure of fan favorite, Billy Miller, Tom returned to the role he originated, but seemingly could not catch-on with the viewers this time around.

The series has replaced him with Burgess Jenkins, who is known for his roles on Army Wives, Nashville and One Tree HillJenkins also appeared in the films, Remember the Titans and Hero.

Thus far this morning there has been no official word from Y&R on the casting change, but we will keep you posted as developments warrants.

So, what do you think of Burgess Jenkins replacing David Tom as Billy Abbott?  Let us know!

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  1. Timmm says:

    Well, it shows that Y&R is listening to its fans whether its because of all the talk or the loss of ratings. Either way, never heard of this guy but willing to see if he can fill Mr. Miller’s huge shoes.

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    Kim Huck replied

    I much rather Chelsea’s character be replaced. Chelsea has no chemistry with anyone certainly not with Adam

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    KateA replied

    Have to disagree with that statement. Chelsea is one of my favorite characters.

    Timmm replied

    I thought her and David Thom were ok? Better than Thom with Victoria! Either way, I’m with you, Chelsea sucks!

    koko replied

    I agree can’t stand Chelsea

    Rachel replied

    No chemistry with Adam? I liked Adam/Chelsea!

    SZima replied

    I like Chelsea and thought she had great chemistry with MM’s Adam and BM’s Billy.

    I’m glad they’re replacing DT. He just doesn’t fit as the adult Billy. I’ve seen Burgess on Army Wives and liked him there. Hope he does well! And for cripes sake, DO NOT put him with AH’s Victoria. Now THAT’S a character that should be re-cast IMHO!

    Annie replied

    I disagree also, chelsie is great on the soap. They need to get Billy Miller and Michael Muhney back

    Timmm replied

    I agree. Funny thing though, the one person she clicked with on the show was David Thom!

    daring sally replied

    Not true. MCE is one heck of an actress and she and Muhney had devastating chemistry together. No one could handle Adam but Chelsea. She can do wonders if t he writing is on target. She is a great actress.

    Susan Martin replied

    Really! Can’t wait to see what they are nominated for next year. This show is tanking fast! Im done!

    Jay replied

    I disagree as well. Chelsea is one of my favorites now.

    Jerry T replied

    This show is a mess because of one person: Jill Farren Phelps. She’s done exactly the same thing to Y&R that she’s done everywhere she’s been before. She threw out the top actors on the show and brought in her friends, who have no talent except kissing her backside. Billy Miller and Michael Muhney were tossed out on the same day, while Michelle Stafford knew she couldn’t stay under this regime, so she left. Phelps brought in Steve Burton, who is her stud muffin, and now he’s the focus of the show. It’s awful. Ratings and demos are declining. This is the “Phelps Effect”. Hope CBS figures it out before it’s too late. Sony is to blame for unleashing this witch on Y&R.

    Cookie replied

    Chelsea is my favorite on the show.

    Sherita replied

    I love Chelsea on the show. Shes a natural, I disagree with this statement. Shes wonderful!!

    Mama replied

    Guess David Tom couldn’t shake that monkey off his back?

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    Harry replied

    Maybe I have terrible taste, but I always like Chelsea, and loved her with Adam.

    Skeeter replied

    I agree with you Mark 100%

    Mark replied

    Anything is better than David Tom. He did get dropped in a no win situation, following the best thing to hit daytime in years Billy Miller. But a robot would have been better than DT. I would seriously reconcider his chosen career. But really excited about a possible Kelly/Jack/Billy/ and Gina Tognoni as Phyllis quadrangle. Gina is going to chew the scenery and Cady is going to make her eat it. I smell a cat fight in a pond coming…. Finallly a reason to want to watch the trainwreck of Jill Phelps once again!

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    Joanna replied

    I could not agree more with you Mark

    Joanna replied

    I think this is going to be a good choice to replace the current Billy, while I was a fan of Billy Miller and I realize that David Tom was the original Billy he did not have the chemistry with anyone on the show, he seemed more like a whinny teenager and to be honest the character had changed. As for Chelsea I love her, can’t wait to see who they have replaced the Adam Newnan on the show even though I think that role will be hard to replace too.

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    Tina replied

    YES! Exactly Joanna!

    Nancy replied

    I don’t know why they didn’t get Billy Miller back. He is so good in the role. Also, Chelsea is one of my favorites on the show especially with Michael Muhuney. Try to get Billy Miller back just think he’s perfect for the role.

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    Rachel replied

    BIlly Miller wanted to be able to do the show and other projects at the same time. They weren’t ok with that, so he chose the other projects…..as sad as I am that he left (even my husband noted Miller is better than Thom)…..he wanted to pursue other interests and “chose his path” :)

    Jaynieroo replied

    I agree, Billy Abbott is not Billy Abbott without Billy Miller~ they should of let him stay and take on other jobs as well. This new guy- oh No! – horrible. He wasn’t even dressed the way any Billy would be dressed~ very poor job portrayng a character with the background of BA. I hate to be negative, but I would say the writers need to go back to the drawing board on this one

    Leanne replied

    David Tom had big shoes to fill, but I can’t say that I ever found him to be a good actor.

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    Tad replied

    Glad to see David Tom is out. He was never a good fit.

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    Bobbi replied

    I am glad to see DT is out too! Billy Miller is the only one who can pull off the role flawlessly.
    David Burgess is totally wrong for the part and his look just doesn’t fit the part, he is good in different roles and evening drama not daytime soaps .
    Rethink again Billy Abbott’s part again please !!

    P replied

    I always loved and forever love to see Billy Miller as Billy Abbott and then when David Tom came back to be the replacement it was A.O.K with me! It didn’t seem to b too much of a change, now, there is this Jenkins
    character. Uhhh…he seems too old to play the part and doesn’t appear to be a prefer fit from a visual standpoint! I want another Billy! Jenkins is not appealing to the part, might b capable but not interesting!

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    Shel replied

    I totally agree with everything you said! Exactly my thoughts on the whole Billy character changes!

    bailey replied

    I absolutely agree. That’s exactly what I was thinking about the whole Billy character.

    Kane replied

    Bring back billy miller he is the best

    Christine replied

    Agree. More importantly they have no chemistry with Victoria.
    She and BM had crazy chemistry. Now can’t wait for them to get a
    Divorce

    Renee replied

    I was just getting used to David Tom, .. yes he was a bit younger but still much much better than the older guy I am seeing today. He isnt going to work out. There will be no chemistry there with Victoria. Good grief. They are recasting so many actors we will no longer recognize the show. Sad!

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    Kane replied

    Burgess Jenkins looks older than jack. It reminds me when they brung that old man in to play tucker he was way to old

    Catherine replied

    Sorry but this is crap…not “catching on”. He originated the part! Billy Miller was great, but nice to see the original back. He does look younger, baby face, but he knows the character. Just had my first look at the new guy, nice, but not the character. Getting tired of these quick character changes, at least we still have Paul and Christine, two of my favorites from way back, unless they plan to kill him off with the new story line. some of us old fans like to see our old friends still on the scene.

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    Las Vegas Chick replied

    WTH is going on Y&R! This new guy resembles Stitch, in my opinion. He doesn’t seem like a strong enough actor for this story line. David Tom talked with one eye closed, glad to see he’s gone! Do us all a favor and bring back the old Billy!

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    JYB replied

    Agree!!!!

    Kim Bergeron replied

    Once again that Phelps continues to destroy the Y&R. Since that lady has been at the helm the show has done nothing but sink deeper and deeper into the abbess .
    Time for this fan to follow the abbess.
    Goodbye Y&R. Perhaps if the powers to be come back to their senses and remove MS Phelps this viewer will return.

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    Pan replied

    I was just getting used to David Tom. Nobody can replace Billy Miller and this new guy is terrible. Chelsea is great! Lily should be replaced but it never seems to happen. The new Kelly is much better. I think it’s time for Drucilla to come back!

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    JYB replied

    Billy Miller needs to return as does Michael Muhlney (Adam Newman). Lilly and the whole Winters family are a snooze fest; their storylines are boring as most of the storylines have become of late.Y &R needs serious help!!!!

    Christine replied

    Dear Y&R,

    I am not happy with the new Billy. Doesn’t fit the role as developed/Should have kept one of the former. He does not seem comfortable with Victoria nor she with him. But I love her. Please stop firing and replacing people. Phylis, Adam, Billy, Chloe – When will it end. It makes the familiar strange and new.

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    JYB replied

    It has become too too painful to even watch YandR these days. The storylines are so insignificant and boring! I wish they would bring Adam back and not recast him. I wish they would bring Billy Miller back b/c I wasn’t a fan of David Tom and he looked too young for Victoria.

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    Georgann replied

    I want the original billy Abbott back this new guy just doesn’t have the young and the restless charisma I have been watching this soap opera since it started this new billy sucks.I wouldn’t kiss him he looks like a convict…

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    JPurr replied

    I loved Billy Miller and agree that they should have found a way to keep him. That being said I thought David and Billy looked quite similar and I easily accepted David Tom in the role. I absolutely hate the new guy. No chemistry and no charm. Please switch back! Get rid of the whole Kelly character as soon as possible if Cady McClain’s age was the issue. She adds nothing and I don’t miss her predecessor either! I dread seeing New Phyllis as no one can fill Michelle Stafford.s

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    Jay replied

    I agree totally. Kelly serves no purpose. I personally think they went from bad to worse with both of the characters playing Kelly. the only thing worse of course was the Billy replacement.I’m just so glad someone else saw what I saw. It never worked! Now we have billy number 3, let’s keep our fingers crossed. I’m not all looking forward to the new phyllis either

    SHARON replied

    Didn’t like Tom years ago, don’t connect with Jenkins. They should grovel and bring Billy Miller back. Talk about chemistry…he had it with his fellow actors and the viewers. Eventually Y&R has to bring back an Adam and/or Phyliss OR NOT.
    This has been dragging way too long. But 33 of Y&R..obv. I’m hooked no matter what.

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    Laura replied

    Bring back Billy Miller……PLEASE! I have been watching this show for 30 years (since i was a small child and my mom was watching it) I hate it when we switch, but usually after a while i can get used to it. so far none of the changes of Billy Abbot’s character feel remotely natural.

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    Jillian replied

    OMG! This guy isn’t good looking (he doesn’t even have a top lip!) nor does he have the swag that Billy Abbot is suppose to have. For the love of Pete, there has got to be someone that can do a halfway decent job!

    juju replied

    Burgess is awesome! He will be great for Daytime TV

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    Lucinda replied

    I loved Billy Miller. I didn’t like David Tom and I can’t STAND Burgess Jenkins. He looks at the side monitor too much because he doesn’t know his lines. I know he’s knew but he has no chemistry with anyone. I didn’t really like the last Kelly but she’s better than the new one. I don’t think she can act either. I like Chelsea and I think they should keep her. Too much change for me though.

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    L.wilson replied

    He sucks

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    Lynn replied

    I agree I do not like the new billy he is way to old for one thing and
    has no charisma at all.

    LorriLee replied

    I am ready for Billy Miller to come back. Burgess Jenkins is whiny and no charisma. Boring! I need to stop watching this soap. It is systematically being destroyed. Pretty soon they are going to hit the wayside like the other soaps. I don’t even want to record episodes like I use to!

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    DONNA Feldhaus replied

    Billy Miller nailed it.The handsome looks, manerisms.Miss him the role he seemed to be perfect for . outstanding in his portrayal of grief stricken father.Loveable, in spite of his flaws.Nobody can be missed more on this show! I started watching this show since I was 21.I’m in my 60′s.

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    peggy replied

    The new billy look old enough to be victory’s father

    Maria replied

    This new Billy is way too old for this character. He is supposed to be Jack Abbott’s baby brother and looks older than Jack. He has no chemistry with Victoria or Chelsea. He is awful. David Tom was a way more realistic character for this role and he was the original Billy. I don’t understand why he would be replaced with Burgess. For all the people complaining about Chelsea, I will stop watching if you replace her character. She is awesome. I have been watching y&r for 26 yrs and have seen a lot of characters come and go. Chelsea is vital to the show and is an amazing actress. Bring Billy Miller back!! Pay him more if he wants it. He can’t be replaced obviously.

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    Rick Salada replied

    Besides all the recasting lately is anyone else confused with the dialogue between Paul and Nikki ! They were in the cult “30 years ago” before she met Victor? Ok how old are Victoria and Nicholas? Suppose to be? If Dylan is Nikki’s oldest child, please explain how Nicks son ( Nikki’s grandson) Noah is over 21 ? So Dylan is 30? Victoria is 28? Nick 27? And nicks son 21? Seriously??????

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    Gloria Pressey replied

    This Billy looks so much older. And does all the characters have to sleep together. Seems to me it’s all about sex.

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    chanel replied

    The new billy is horrible. No chemistry with the other actors. Dresses sloppy and cant really act in soaps. Billy Miller is the only one who can carry this roll. I have been watching Y & R for over 15 years. Cant the producers and writers please, please bring him back. It really affects the show and whether I will watch it anymore.

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    lauren replied

    The new Billy looks too old. replacing the old Billy is hard to do , but i think they missed the mark.

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  2. Mary SF says:

    Never a good sign when you have to recast a recast. Didn’t love DT, but didn’t hate him as much as other people did, I thought he was doing a decent job. The only thing missing was he lacked the charm and humor BM infused into the character. Hopefully this new guy can capture those qualities, but in the end I think many fans will never accept anyone except BM in the role.

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    code replied

    He was not recast , he was first actor to played the role not billy miller, ryan brown and neither Scott Seymour.

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    Mary SF replied

    I know who David Tom is — but any actor who replaces another in a role is a recast- even if they played the role before. But if you want to nick pick on who played Billy first then technically it was Katrin and Margert Ingimasdottir who portrayed him as a baby– and then were a two or three child actors before him the last one being Scotty Leavenworth who played him for two years before Tom arrived– so if anything David Tom replaced poor little Scotty when the show SORAS the character.

    code replied

    I not going to argue with you about this , I got better stuff to do. You do not babies or child actors as originals potrayers of the characters, unless they the character from a child to a adult. If we counted babies their be no original portrayers. So do not get attitude with me.

    Mary SF replied

    You’re the one you giving me attitude– and still are, so please if you do not wish to engage in honest discussion please do not reply to any of my posts. thank you.

    code replied

    I did not have attitude until you sent your comment about me being nick picky. I was simply stated a fact on the billy situation. I like your comment , but I do not like when somebody assumes what I trying to point out.

    Mary SF replied

    I apologize we must have gotten our wires crossed. It felt to me you were being picky when you felt the need to say that DT was not a recast. My point was when there are constant cast changes on set that doesn’t bode well for any television show, so who cares what term I used. To me that was being picky.

    So I responded by taking being picky to the extremes– in attempt to be funny, but perhaps it came across as too sarcastic because I do realize babies are not the original actors that would be silly, which was my point to be as silly as I thought you were being with me by taking issue with the word recast.
    But you’re right I did not know why you said what you did, if I misjudged your intention I am sorry, but when I read it came across as a petty thing to do, but now I see you were just stating what you see was a fact, so again I apologize for making a bigger deal out of it than it had to be, not my finest hour on this site. Sincerely sorry for the misunderstanding.

    Lucinda replied

    I totally agree with you.

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  3. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Completely and utterly shocked at this decision. I feel like David Tom was not given the chances he should’ve been given in the role. He came in during the heat of a storyline, and he blew it out of the water with flying colours, and made the role his once again. It was the annoyance of whiners and complainers who ruined it. There was so much more they could’ve done with the character of Billy Abbott with David in the role, and they aren’t giving it the chance.

    While I am a fan of Burgess Jenkins, he looks too old for the role, despite being 4-5 years older than David Tom. He looks more like someone who could play Jess Walton’s husband or boy toy. But I will reserve my own feelings when he debuts in the role.

    Wish David the best in whatever it is that he does, because he is a great and talented actor. And he did not deserve this to happen to him at all. And I wish Y&R “fans” (not really fans cause all they do is bitch and moan) lay off. They need lives.

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    Harry replied

    Scott, I agree with your every word. I felt David Tom was working his butt off reclaiming the role he originated. Maybe if the writers and some of his co stars worked half as hard as he did, this would have worked. No one has that natural bubbly effervescence that Billy Miller has. The last four years, Billy Miller has been phoning it in lately but no one seemed to notice. I think Amelia is just an okay, borderline somnolent actress and she needs an over-the-top extrovert to distract from her shortcomings. If they had just given Tom the time to make this role his own again and to allow the memory of Miller’s persona to fade away this would have worked.

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    Judy Smith replied

    David Tom was coming around I think! To bad they fired him, I think people would have come around! But yes!!!! Billy Miller!!!!!!

    susan sullivan replied

    I remember when David Tom originated the role of the adult Billy and he was wonderful, as he still is. And I agree that BM had just been phoning it in, I’m glad somebody else could discern that as well. I’m disappointed that they didn’t give him the time to really see what he could make of the role. Given the story lines and dialog he had to work with, I’m not so sure he could have done better. I’m thinking this new guy isn’t going to win over anyone that DT couldn’t. Too bad people are so impatient. I think they’ve made a huge mistake doing this recast at a time when so many other recasts are on the horizon and beloved characters are leaving.

    Maryanne Theroux replied

    I agree, David should have been given more time. I think in time he would have nailed the role and made it his own.

    Sherry Scott replied

    I agree… I am so tired of the constant recasting of characters….Billy Miller was an incredible actor …. But they should have given David more time… It’s hard to follow in someone else’s shoes… Especially when that character was loved by many…

    k/kay replied

    Scott it also does not help when you have co-workers undermining you at every turn because they can not accept the fact BM left. Cardboard cut outs in dressing rooms and pictures of BM on their twitter. I wonder how that made Mr. Tom feel? Over time he probably could have made it his own again I mean he did win an emmy for the part. The rumors had been circulating for a couple of weeks it had also been suggested they approached Miller to come back. Actors are there to do their job not dictate who they are going to work with.

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    Harry replied

    Kay, did not know that about cardboard cut outs. How mean and also pointless. Billy Miller left on his own accord. I agree that he could have made this role his own had he been given both time and support. It also makes me sad that Jeanne Cooper is no longer with us. Not only would she have given him the support he deserved, Billy and Mrs. C would have had had some really terrific character driven scenes based on their history. Also, am I the only one suffering from figurative whiplash upon hearing that not only has David Tom been fired, they have recast the role? This strongly suggests that this has been a plan in motion for quite some time while also demonstrating that they were never giving David Tom a chance.

    Carole replied

    I agree that David wasn’t given a chance. His sister wasn’t that great of an actress until she moved to B n B. I think David was doing a fine job, and some fans need to get over it. But I agree with someone else who said JFP should be fired. In Survivor speak, the head of the snake, and all that.

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    Timmm replied

    See, iIthought one of Thom’s problems was he looked too young.

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    jonboy replied

    But think about the history of the show. Billy was younger than Victoria. He was still in Walnut Grove academy having teen angst with MacKenzie while Victoria was working Ne and involved with Ryan.

    Vicsze replied

    I agree. It takes time for an actor (even one who was in the role before) to find their feet & make the role their own, plus the audience needs time to let go of the image of how the previous actor played the role & let the new one in. DT just wasn’t given enough time. I wish him well.
    JFP should swallow her pride & beg MM to return as Adam, it is about the only way that she will be able to save the sinking ship that is Y&R.

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    Mika replied

    David is kind of a stiff. Plus the new guy is much hotter.

    andrew hass replied

    I thought Michael Muhney said his been fired had nothing to do with JFP.So maybe JFP wanted him to stay but she got overruled by her bosses at the network and Sony.Plus it was reported that it was CBS and Sony that wanted to rest the character of Adam for 4-6 months and then recast him.

    k/kay replied

    Carole I am going to disagree with you about HT she was a great Victoria she had spunk and fire I believe she has two emmys from playing Victoria Newman. Also when HT was playing Victoria she actually got to slap her father EB which I might add I loved but EB sure did not. lol

    MJ replied

    It wasn’t JFP’s decision to let Muhney go. Ugh! These out of touch comments are part of the problem.

    Fan of David's replied

    I thought I was the only one who felt David wasn’t given a chance. He is not Billy Miller, he is David Tom and I for one enjoyed him in the role. It was like having the old Billy back again. He was fired just when some fans were getting used to him being there. This new guy is too old for this role. Billy is supposed to be younger than Victoria. This guy definitely looks older. There are too many casting changes and new faces. There is no interesting story being driven right now. Everything is the same every day. They need new writers.

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  4. andrew hass says:

    I saw David Tom leaving coming because people liked Billy Miller in the role and i think David Tom had an uphill battle from the start in winning the fans over.I wish David Tom all the best in whatever he does.As for Burgess Jenkins i’ll give him a chance as Billy.

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  5. Sue says:

    The only person who should be fired is JFP! That is just sick to fire David Tom, may not be the best Billy but they knew that when they hired him.. Just wait when she recast Adam, twitter will blow up.. Sony/CBS just doesn’t care… daytime is the only thing making money for Sony as of now..so why I ask do they try to hurt Y&R???
    FIRE JFP!!

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    Kim Huck replied

    Fire MCE Chelsea she is so boring

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  6. toscanti says:

    Fire Jill Farren Phelps and rehire Billy Miller. She has nearly recast the entire show. This new actor may be good but he is not Billy Miller. I used to watch and now FF through most scenes. She has hacked this show beyond repair and if CBS and Sony do nothing to Stop her, then they deserve the show to fail. Steve Kent is an idiot and Les Moonves should be more connected realizing what is happening over at Y&R. When a EP such as JFP has had so many soaps flop under her dictatorship and continues to work it certainly makes one wonder who she is connected too and How?

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    Rob replied

    Keep Les Moonves out of it or we may get Julie Chen as the next Kelly.

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    jo replied

    Rob,
    Thank you so much for the injection of humor & insight. Ain’t it the truth.

    Kaleesi replied

    HAHHHAHA!!!! I can totally picture that!!! :S

    4everDAYS replied

    They’re sabotaging Y&R for a “The Talk” spinoff!

    Cowboi replied

    Let’s trade…. YR can have FV as its EP and RC as HW. And we will take JFP back at GH. It’s a two for one.

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    Aria replied

    Oh hell no , we don’t want jfp because then Steve burton would want 2 come back too n then Mae up some big lie bout wanting to return ” home”. So no way Jose !

    Natalie replied

    No! Y&R can keep JFP! GH is better off without her!

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Let’s not. GH is far from perfect under FV, but I have no desire whatsoever to go back to the dark, depressing days of JFP and “General Mobsters.” No thank you. You want to talk about a new EP and headwriter, fine; not JFP, however. (If we’re going back to a past EP for GH, how about Wendy Riche?)

    jo replied

    OMG- agree 100%. Fire the boss asap!
    Too much upheavel.
    Billy Miller & Michael Muhney need to be re hired.
    Fire Summer & Noah, whatever their real names are, do not like either.
    Gina T is dynamite! I wanted her as Victoria over anybody else, for years.
    Gina will be a beautiful fit as Phyllis.
    Better offer the boys, BM & MM a nice pkg to lure them back! That’s right.

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    Vicsze replied

    JFP tried to get MS back but she signed with GH. JFP tried to get BM back but he turned her down flat. She has made her own bed & now must lie in it.

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    Kake replied

    Well now we know…she tried to get both back and they told her no after they way they treated them…..not knowing their worth in the grand scheme of things. So she lets them walk and Michael Muhney to the competition. Smooth move JFP. That should cost her her job to let award winners go to the other soaps. What do you think makes your show an award winner but your cast of winners? Enjoy this win because I think it will be a long time before Y&R gets another with the turnover of actors and the storylines.

    4everDAYS replied

    If they fire JFP, I hope she does not get hired at DAYS!!!

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  7. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    David Tom would make a good Dillion at GH if they decide to bring the character back…imo.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree. I wish they would bring back Dillon. I need my Q’s!

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    Harry replied

    I agree–great idea, Jim

    Omar replied

    I agree MBmomof3..I thought the new regime was on that path but clearly I was wrong..We need the legacy of the Q’s to continue..I also agree that David Tom will make a good Dillon Q…Its shame the way he was dismissed by Y&R without at least given him a chance..He did originated the role and was very good until he left the first time around..But its the nature of the business and good luck to the new recast.

    Jay replied

    This! Omg.

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    Timmm replied

    Good call. He is a good actor. To big of shoes to fill in Billy Miller. Thom’s problem with Dylan Q is like Billy, he is too young to head up a business. He looks like he would manage a Banana Republic!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I think DT as Dillion Q would be more believable running ELQ than Micheal Corinthos who…to me…looks more like he’d be one of the bag boys at the local supermarket…lol

    Patrick replied

    LOL

    that made me bust out laughing

    CD’ Michael as a bag boy

    I’d still suspect he’s ruining my groceries

  8. Dinah says:

    I hate this, David was doing a great job

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    SAMMY replied

    I agree Dinah, David did a wonderful job.

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  9. Reagan says:

    I’ll give the guy a chance. DT just didn’t have the physical strength in scenes standing next to guys like Stitch, Victor, etc.

    There are so many out of work soap actors that fans miss that part of me really wishes they had hired someone with a soap background. I’m still pretty shocked Brandon Barrash (ex Johnny, GH) wasn’t picked up for this role.

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    Timmm replied

    Brandon may be the next Adam?

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    Scatvar replied

    I wish that Brandon would be cast as Adam. I would rather MM but the girl that needs to live in a bubble not the real world (Summer) took care of the best Adam. I agree DT didn’t come across as someone to be feared or one sweep someone off their feet. He was too nice and didn’t look sneaky. I love and miss BM but man he is one believable smiling snake!! LOL!!

  10. Rob says:

    JILL FARREN PHELPS NEEDS TO BE FIRED. PERIOD.

    Noone can replace Billy Miller, David Tom is as serviceable an actor as anyone else and he was just getting his footing in the role.

    This woman has made this show unrecognizeable with its bloated cast and focus on terrible actors/characters.

    Im down to an episode a week and reading recaps, soon enough Ill be DVR-ing Days of Our Lives instead.

    When The Bold and the Beautiful starts looking like Shakespeare in comparison theres definitely something wrong here.

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    Roz replied

    I agree with you. What is she doing to this soap? I know some blame the writers but she’s in charge and it’s up to her to fix things. And she did start her tenure by replacing many of our favorites with her insipid Hollywood Heights actors. That was just the first of many bad decisions. She needs to hurry the story lines along, make them more plausible, scrap the Nikki/Kris/Paul jealousy crap, dump the whole Hillary story and get rid of the character. Recast Abby, give Cane a real story, and use Ian less. Or at least let him get caught in his lies more often.

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    Timmm replied

    The feather in h er cap was signing Steve Burton. Thats It! AND she cannot even write a decent story for him!

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    Donna replied

    I agree Timmm. The Dylan character is about as boring as they get. And pairing him with the equally dull cupcake baking Avery isn’t helping. Even though I like Steve Burton, this character is going nowhere. There is no real substance to him at all.

  11. NATHALIE says:

    Instead of hireing some other dude in the role, RECAST BILLY MILLER. PLAIN AND SIMPLE. NO ONE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO FILL BILLY MILLER’S SHOES, JUST LIKE MICHAEL MUHNEY !

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    Rhonda S replied

    I agree it’s just not the same without Billy M. CBS needs to get out their check books and revive this soap or we’ll be watching it on line or not at all.

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    sandra replied

    Billy Miller has a look of a teenager and all those facial expressions were horrible. Glad he is gone as for Miachel Muhney he owns the part of Adam. How can you replace the unreplaceable. I don’t even like the new Kelly with Jack she just doesn’t have the look.

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    code replied

    Billt miller was awesome he was a recast

    Christa replied

    I agree!!! Bring back Billy Miller, Michael Muhney and Michelle Stafford!!!! Y&R IS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT THEM! I have been watching Y&R for 30+ years now and I have never been disappointed in the show until now. So sad!

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  12. NATHALIE says:

    Another thing. This new kid doesnt look husband material for Vicky. he looks too young !

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    Timmm replied

    Oddly, he looks like a cross between BM & DT.

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  13. MBmomof3 says:

    I thought David Tom was doing just fine given the fact that he was dropped right in the middle of a big storyline. I think he was just starting to click. I wish him the best.

    Never heard of this newnuBilly but will keep an open mind.

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  14. Heidi says:

    My mother and I are rejoicing. David Tom was unbearable to watch. Yes, it would be great to bring back Billy Miller but I’ve seen Burgess Jenkins and am excited to see what he can do with he role. Thanks Y&R for listening to your viewers!

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    Harry replied

    I find it hard to rejoice when anyone is out of a job (unless it’s JFP) but that’s just me.

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    k/kay replied

    Well I for one do not rejoice in someone losing their job he was so thrilled about being back and constantly singing Y&R praises! The bottom line is this show is in trouble because of the writing etc. do not blame the problem on the actors. DT’s major problem for me was he needed a voice coach to tone down the shrill in his voice much like Kristina Wagner/Felicia on GH.

    Harry replied

    Exactly, Kay–he was over the moon about this job. I kind of feel like he was used–as if TPTB knew he was a transitional actor.

  15. Susan says:

    One more reason I can now quit watching Y&R. Loss of too many talented actors, new ones being recast with recasts. This show is nothing like the Y&R I have been watching for 20 something years. Storylines are confusing. Is what his name still in the attic while Jill tries to figure out the mystery of the Music Box. I swear that music box should be a contract player. This soap is ridiculous. No Chloe, no Kyle, new and new again Billy, new Phyllis, no Adam. People have to ask themselves why so many talented people are jumping ship. Oh yeah, JFP.

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    4everDAYS replied

    When you jump, jump out as far as you can and swim as far away as possible so the ship does not drag you down as it sinks.

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    Timmm replied

    The Music Box story line is one of the worst ever! They need Jeanne’s son to come on the show and take over the mansion and boot Jill and Colin out! Terrible. Secondly, they had a good actor who played Kyle. He was the guy who kind of had a Michael J. Fox look and was believable as Jack’s son.

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  16. Harry says:

    David Tom was doing an amazing job as Billy Abbott. I cannot help but think this is because he appeared to be much younger than Victoria and that they didn’t ignite much chemistry. Perhaps they ought to have given up the idea of Billy and Victoria because David Tom does enjoy chemistry with other female characters on the series. I also really felt he was Jack’s brother and enjoyed their heart to hearts. He was really growing into this role, enjoyed the way he took Victor and Stitch on in the gym the other day. They ought to have given him a chance. I feel bad for him and wonder what is going on behind the scenes of Y&R .

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    k/kay replied

    I think you are probably right they decided they needed a hunkier Billy for triangles I do think that is why they moved him away from the Kelly character. Speaking of which I am just not feeling CM’s version the character seems to have lost her edge. Bottom line I would like to start enjoying the show again 98% of it is pretty dull.

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  17. Johnny says:

    There are so many factors at play here. Billy Miller was outrageously popular in the role because of his own charm and talent but also the character was written well. He was given good lines to say…the humour and the snark were written for him. But after the story of Delia’s death…the character, by necessity, changed. Even Miller was not light or charming after Delia’s death. He was sad, angry, and miserable. He had to be. David Tom came back to a completely changed Billy. For those of us who remember David was praised critically and by fans during his initial run and he won an Emmy. His Billy was extremely popular then. Maybe if he had been given a chance to play SOME light hearted and charming moments fans would have seen a different side of him. For whatever reason Tom didn’t really click in the role this time around. Writing is always a big part of that though. It is very hard for even the best actors to rise above badly written material. Looking at this new guy’s pictures…it seems a little jarring. I don’t know how they go from baby faces Miller and Tom to rugged looking Marlboro Man type. I sincerely hope he was not just signed for prime time credentials. I hope they actually auditioned him with the people he will be in story with…and the chemistry was just that good. That would include Amelia Heinle, Jess Walton, Peter Bergman, etc. I was a fan of Miller and Tom. I even thought Ryan Brown from way back did a serviceable job in the role. But that was when Billy was just a nice kid. It was not much of a challenge for any blonde kid to step into the role. Now the character is a man, he has demons and is complex. He has gambling issues, alcohol issues, fidelity issues, and he has lost a child….but he also has to retain that little boy lost quality that women love to mother and take care of. Its a challenge. Let’s see what this new actor can do first before annihilating the message boards with hate.

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    Harry replied

    Johnny–bravo on this post. It is insightful, thoughtful and well written.

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    Timmm replied

    Yeah, but if this guy can act I see him being more believable in being Jack’s brother and running a corporation AND going up against the “Mustache”. David Thom’s scenes with Eric Braeden were very awkward because of the huge age difference.

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    Patrick replied

    “…Writing is always a big part of that though. It is very hard for even the best actors to rise above badly written material”

    this IS it in a nutshell….. POOR behind the scenes wrangling.

    by the way : really nice write up on what Billy’ Character is all about

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    Johnny replied

    I would like to say thank you to Harry and Patrick for saying my post was well written. I do post on here a lot and though many of my posts are harsh critiques of GH and Ron’s writing, I am trying to sound less angry. LOL. Because at the end of the day I do realize that these are just entertainment diversions. But the show is in a tough Billy situation. When an actor as talented as Miller…fans can NOT expect him to stick around in the soap genre forever. We were lucky to have witnessed his talent during his amazing 5 year Emmy winning run. The show reached back to the past and got a very popular actor, Tom, who was the original Billy. Fans unable to let go of Miller and flooded complaints about Tom are likely responsible for his dismissal, but its done. Hopefully new Billy will click and the show can get on with Billy’s story. Personally I think if Victoria would have found out she was pregnant without the stereotypical who’s the daddy nonsense it would have been better. It would have given Billy and Victoria some true joy to play. That might have turned the tide but instead the writers chose the all misery all the time route. I love seeing happy couples and don’t find them boring at all.

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    Harry replied

    Johnny, you always add a lot of insight and poignancy to our perspective. More importantly, you (and others) prove that soap fans are not a bunch of insane dumb dumbs wearing Nurse’s Ball T sweat shirts–not that there is anything wrong with that.

    Patrick replied

    “…Because at the end of the day I do realize that these are just entertainment diversions”

    I will step up to the plate and emphatically state…. VOTE.

    only then does one have an equal measure with

    I love this platform…. can’t thank MF enough… for those of US who chose this medium: daytime Serial… I salute and LOVE with

    I’ll never truly denigrate a point of view… because… LOL… serial is a 365 day a year involve

    I enjoy this

  18. Martha says:

    With all due respect to Mr Tom, he is definitely not the actor Mr Miller is as far as this character is concerned. I agree with commenter toscanti in that I fast forward thru most of the scenes he’s in..he is almost unbearable to watch.

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  19. jonboy says:

    Totally shocked and disappointed. Far too many recasts for this viewer to remain interested much longer.

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    minni replied

    well, there are some very exciting replacements moments to come..
    Soon as the new Adam appears, batten down the hatches!

    think Billy is hard to replace, just wait ….

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  20. Mo says:

    David was growing on me.

    Hope this new guy is good. It’s hard to replace Billy Miller because he was THAT good.

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  21. Max says:

    Tom just seemed always angry and I think someone said it above no Charm. Y&R is practically unwatchable right now.

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    Timmm replied

    He was too whiny! BM had charm and a sense of humor. David reminded me of my sister!

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  22. Roz says:

    Well, gee, I’d just gotten used to David Tom. Here we go again, adjusting to a new actor. David Tom was never going to be as exciting as Billy Miller but that’s not his fault and Billy wants to do prime time so isn’t coming back no matter how much the fans scream for him. MM isn’t coming back either as he got into too much trouble behind the scenes.( I know, allegedly) Still, I’m going to have an open mind with this new guy and he certainly is attractive, always a perk! Off topic, please, please, just scrap the Hillary/Neil etc story!

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    Timmm replied

    Send the WHOLE Winters family to the volcano and introduce them to Skye!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Timmm…YES!!!!! I totally agree with you. Lily WORKS MY NERVES the most!!!!! And, by the way, your entire comment made my day…LOL!!!!! Thanks.

    Mary SF replied

    I know Roz with all this show’s low points at the moment that Neil Hilary pairing has to be the lowest of the low. Watching the two characters profess their love to each other recently made me want to gag. Neil used to be a smart, mature man, but they turned him into a fool by this hook up with this baby. This pairing isn’t as creepy or sick as the Victor Sharon pairing a couple of years ago, but it is a close second.

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    Harry replied

    Roz, the only thing I like about the Hilary and Neil storyline is it is making Lily look like a petulant monster throwing a tantrum.
    On a completely different note–my absolute favorite storyline is Colin and Jill. They’re funny, romantic and sexy. I love the idea that the sexist couple in daytime are over the age of fifty.

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    Donna replied

    I agree Harry! I love Colin and Jill! They’re so much fun to watch! Great chemistry as well!

    jaybird369 replied

    Harry…you make a very valid point about Colin and Jill. More and more, Colin and Jill totally crack me up…LOL!!!!! Yep.

  23. David says:

    Next,on The Young and the Recast….Erika Slezak is the back from the dead Mrs. C, Michael Knight replaces Peter Bergman and Debbi Morgan ow up a Nu-Dru.

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  24. Donna says:

    I’m glad that they realized rather quickly that David Tom wasn’t working out. He might have been great as teenaged Billy Abbott, but didn’t seem to have what it takes anymore.
    I really wish they would have never let Billy Miller slip through their fingers. They should have allowed him to do outside projects the way they obviously allow others to do them.
    As far as Burgess Jenkins goes, I have never heard of him before. I sure hope he brings on the Abbott charm, because that is one of the areas where David Tom was severely lacking. Most of us grew quickly tired of DT’s Billy being such a whiner and so unlikeable. But I guess only time will tell whether Burgess Jenkins will work out and please the fans.
    Lastly, there are way too many changes on this show. Too many new faces. Y&R needs to try harder to keep the faces we’ve become familiar with. Y&R, are you listening?

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    Don replied

    I hope u are right I really do for this new guy sake i hope u are right.

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  25. 4everDAYS says:

    Y&R has become the “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” of soaps! WHO’S NEXT!!! They should not fall asleep with the rest of us!!!!!

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  26. Mark says:

    I like david tom but the backstage drama at Y&R is better than what’s onscreen!

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  27. KateA says:

    I am thinking EJ from DOOL is heading to Y&R. I think he might be the new Adam. I don’t know this but he left DOOL for some reason. I hope he is the new Adam. I am hoping the new Billy is good, I just can’t get use to David Tom. Y&R is the only soap that I watch so keep the great actors coming !

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    Mark replied

    Wouldn’t he be great as Adam? He is so great but I will miss him on days !

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  28. Kaleesi says:

    Clearly JFP is the one who needs to go! Since she’s taken the job it has been a never ending revolving door. Who’s the next to recast? Victor? Nikki? The show is a mess BTS and in front!

    Not that I was a huge fan of David’s portrayal but if they fired him because of BM backlash, what makes them think BJ will be received any different? He’s not BM either!

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  29. Jeff says:

    Not good news, another major casting change! Tom was great with the Abbotts, whom he worked with before, but had NO chemistry with Amelia Heinle.

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    Ellie replied

    Absolutely no chemistry with Amelia Heinlee but the writer could have just changed the storyline instead of firing him. I mean, a better storyline would be for him to fall in love with Chelsea and when Adam returns he finds the man that held him at gunpoint and tried to kill him is sleeping with his wife. David Tom has a boyish look and should have never been hired to play the part of Billy in the first place as Billy Miller was classy , handsome and mature looking. David Tom is a good actor but not in the role as Billy Abbott. Wish him continued success in any future roles he is hired for.

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  30. Jeff says:

    No way! You can keep JFP at the Y&R, GH is on fire and doesn’t need her back to destroy it all again.

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  31. Lisa says:

    I am very sad to hear that DT has been replaced. No he wasn’t a good fit but on my honest opinion the fans never gave him a chance. No he wasn’t BM but he was giving it all he could. Once fans get use to a great actor/actress they want to keep the same pattern going if by chance they are let go or leave on their own recognizance. Don’t get me wrong I feel the same way however I do realize that you can never make everyone happy so I like to give fair chances. I really do wish DT well in what his next journey is.

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  32. Don says:

    I DO NOT THINK THAT JENKINS (NEW BILLY) WILL SURVIVE BECAUSE PEOPLE JUDGE ACTORS BAD THAT IS THE POWER OF INTERNET AND I WE WILL SEE IF HE CAN PULL IT OFF BUT THIS RECAST COULD BE THE END OF JILL FARREN PHELPS ERA SOON IF JENKINS CANNOT WIN OVER VIEWERS IN THE COMING MONTHS. IN WAY I AM GLAD THAT THEY CHOSE THIS GUY IN THE ROLE BECAUSE JILL COULD LEAVE BY THE END OF SUMMER. DAVID TOM GOOD LUCK IN YOUR NEW PROJECTS.

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  33. tim says:

    With all the firings,recasts,departures and behind the scenes drama,the show has turned into a real life soap opera.

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  34. robert says:

    Not surprised. I just couldn’t connect with David Tom. Ratings have fallen. It was a big mistake to not keep Billy Miller. Nu Billy looks old. I think Jill Farren Phelps needs to be fired.

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  35. Sean says:

    This is a huge mistake firing David Tom, what a joke Jill phelps needs to be fired right now. She is ruining the soap, she is a has been.

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  36. Alexis says:

    David Tom was the original billy, then they let him go. Michelle Stafford was smart to leave, the young and the restless. Whats next fire Cady Mcclain and Melody Thomas, they better not do that, or I will be pissed off. LOL. David did a good job as Billy. Now we will have another Billy, this is ridicoulos. Fans did to get over yet, Billy Miller will never come back as Billy boy Abbott. Rumor is Billy Miller will be the new Jason Quartermaine on General Hospital.

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  37. PatF says:

    One more reason why Phelps needs to go.

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    4everDAYS replied

    One more reason for fans to go.

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  38. M Baptiste says:

    It must be heartbreaking to go back to your original role an not “click,” but things evolve on a soap in general, I remember years ago when Karen Lynn Gorney came back as Tara on All My Children, she seemed so harsh, Nancy Frangione (sp?) came in as a revelation. I wish Mr. Tom more roles, the message is “you can’t go home again.” To those like a Robin Stasser (Dorian, One Life) who were always able to, kudos, but there is something “better fit” now for Mr. Tom and hopefully with the new recast at Y&R, for its viewers.

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    andrew hass replied

    I agree.I think one of the problems is that too much time had passed since David played Billy and the character has changed over the years too.Plus maybe the show should put some time between Billy Miller’s appearance on the show and David Tom’s first episode.They could have dragged Billy’s disappearance after the crash a bit longer and not have him return home right away.As for David Tom i think he did the best he could under the circumstances but he might see him leaving as a good thing too.Plus he may have learned a valuable lesson about trying to replace a popular actor in a role.

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    Harry replied

    Andrew, you make a good point. I also agree they should not have had Tom step into the role right while Billy was in a crisis. I think this latest recast might work and it does, we can thank David Tom. He was the transition between Miller and this new actor and gave fans a chance to adjust to someone other than Miller playing Billy. Moreover, many Miller fans are going to irrationally resent Miller’s replacement blaming him for the departure of their beloved Miller. This latest recast is the third wife, so to speak. The new actor will be able to twist the lid off the jar because David Tom loosened it for him.

    andrew hass replied

    I also think the fans might give Burgess Jenkins more of a chance because he’s not directly replacing Billy Miller unlike David Tom.As for David Tom i think he may have gotten a raw deal because the show may have thrown him to the wolves right from the start.

    Harry replied

    Andrew, that is what I was trying to say, and I guess I failed in my efforts to do so. Tom did the dirty work. The first wife resents the hell out of the second wife but doesn’t pay attention to the third wife. David Tom is that second wife to many Miller fans. I know it’s not rational but that is how some rabid soap fans work.
    Here’s an example: GH’s Tamara Braun as the second Carly triggered an incredibly rabid fan base ( I never quite got why). Then Carly has a breakdown and TB exits–enter an actress named Jenifer (her last name escapes me). She was at an incredible disadvantage for many reasons and the fan outcry was deafening. However, the actress did an amazing job. Despite this she was fired promptly Enter Laura Wright as Carly, and she was accepted by a majority of fans including Tamara’s fans. Had Jennifer not been the transitional actress between TB and LW, I don’t think the latter’s entrance would have been so readily accepted I think the aforementioned situation is applicable to the Billy Abbbtt recasts.

  39. damien says:

    wow! and so continues y n r’s descant into a has been soap instead of the classy soapy show it once was. bill bell s show was steady and well known for having the most consistent cast of amazing actors! u now tune into a show where you don’t recognize any of the actors, you need a cheat sheet to keep up with the cast changes! every other scene takes place in the GCAC!.
    On top of the musical chairs of actors, theres no balance of ‘ young ‘ characters to make this show truly ‘young and restless’ , bell use to balance between the young set and older veterans, now we get summer once a week, a highschooler turned cop, and fen once a month if we’re lucky!
    the flat scenes are even more one note when accompanied by no background music, and if there is music it sounds like some crap from a made for tv movie! y n r once had riveting, complimentary and a heightened musical score that added to the scenes!! but no, now we get new, funky muzac!
    Since billys not working out send him, Victoria , nukelly, kevin and phylis to return another day!
    lets write for Michael, lauren, paul , nina, Christine, jill, the winters with Olivia , characters who we know with the actors we care about!

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  40. Bee says:

    Hello pwtb? What on earth his going on over at yr? I was getting used to David Tom again. Now this dude? So obviously JFP went to bum to rehire him and gave a crap offer? Seriously this lady is tanking the show. Ridiculous! Bring back mm we don’t need to see 4 more recast this year because that’s how many there will have been. Phyllis , Billy (twice!!) , Kelly , and next Adam possibly unless JFP gets her head screwed back on straight or fire her. I’d go for the latter. She is tanking YR . Will miss David Tom . He deserved better than that from the show.

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    Bee replied

    *BM joy bum :/ lol oops

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  41. minni says:

    I am happy!
    David Tom was a horrible Billy..

    Some characters are not replaceable!
    Billy Miller made Billy Abbott his own, when that happens replacing usually does not work well..
    wow! wait until they give us a new Adam!!! windows will rattle!

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  42. Jimmy says:

    The problem with David Tom’s recast back in January was not that he is a bad actor, because IMO he isn’t, it’s because fans (like myself) had grown to love Billy Miller in the role. I’m sure if Y&R brought DT back as Billy in 2008, when they hired BM, he would still be on today and fans would love him.

    This is ALL JFP’s doing. She didn’t allow Billy Miller the “outs” he wanted to do other projects, and brought back David Tom, assuming fans would immediately love him again. But it was 10 years since he was on the show, and Billy has changed a lot since then. DT just wasn’t doing it for me and for many fans.

    I agree that he wasn’t given the chances he deserved to make the role his again because fans were still livid about BM leaving. The role was recast so soon, it didn’t give fans time to heal because the role of Billy is so important and integral. However, I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. I figured that Y&R would eventually fired DT because he wasn’t catching on the way they had hoped.

    But who the hell is this new guy?! The only actor Y&R fans want playing Billy is Billy Miller, not Burgess Jenkins or anyone else. I will give him a chance, and hopefully he proves capable and suitable to replace Billy Miller, the way DT just wasn’t able to. I hate to say it but I’m not holding my breath.

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    Nanci replied

    It was not ALL JFP’s doing, as you wrote in your post.
    The soap had worked with BM for years allowing him
    time off for other projects. And BM worked with them, too,
    renewing his contract for years, when he was feeling the
    urge to quit completely for new things. But the most recent
    renewal didnt happen because this time BM wanted just
    more time off than the soap could handle writing for. After
    all, how many “business trips” or whatever could Billy take
    without fans saying Huh? Where is Billy going now? Not
    to mention his absences affecting the character of Victoria,
    etc. So the soap and BM had to just ultimately part ways.
    I wish the best for DT in future roles, and hope the new actor
    does well!

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    andrew hass replied

    Plus maybe the show wanted Billy Miller to sign a mulit-year deal because they were tired of him possibly leaving each year and negotiating with him after each year.So in return for giving him outs to do other stuff they wanted something from him in return.

    jaybird369 replied

    As for that Burgess Jenkins fella…I (also) am N-O-T holding my breath!!!!! No. Bottom Line Here: This has nothing but TOTAL DISASTER written all over it!!!!! TEAM BILLY MILLER FOREVER!!!!!

    Take care, Jimmy. Peace.

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  43. TorontoTom says:

    BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!! David Tom was absolutely TERRIBLE as Billy Abbott. I give the producers credit for realizing early on that this was not working out. He had absolutely no charisma, no presence, no chemistry with co-stars. Watching him “fight for Viggy” made me cringe. I applaud the move!

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  44. k/kay says:

    I love how everybody says they will give him a chance like everybody plus co-workers did David Tom what was that 60days?

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  45. Lynda Westlake says:

    Wishing David Thom well in his future endeavours. He had big shoes to fill and I was actually starting to adjust to him in the role. Maybe, no I should say actually, the person to be replaced should be JFP because her decisions are costing a lot of viewers to leave. Also welcome to Burgess Jenkins….I will give you a chance, but still think that Billy Miller “owned” the part and that only he will be accepted by the fans.

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    su0000 replied

    Replacing JFP would be harder than replacing Adam..
    If JFP were gone who would take her place, or even want to take her place, that has the know-how of decades of soaps behind them..
    Soap opera writers and EP etc, are hard to come by theses days..
    No writers seem to want have the burden of the daily script writing, 30 characters to write for , and even the backlash from fans ..
    JFP is going nowhere ..

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    You’ve diagnosed the problem correctly but not the cause. I’m not as sure that this is the case with the pool of executive producers, but I know that the talented writers with success in the soap field generally won’t work in it anymore because of the work environment created by TPTB (and several have said exactly that, on record)–they can’t write anything decent or interesting without TPTB wrecking it with their bad ideas. That’s how you end up with a Jean Passanante being hired over and over.

    However, that’s not, I suspect, why JFP keeps her job. She and Steve Kent at Sony go way back, at least as far as her days at Santa Barbara; I had forgotten why his name was familiar, until I was looking at an old Santa Barbara clip on YouTube and saw his name in the credits. My bet is that she’s not going anywhere unless and until the ratings get so bad that they have no choice but to replace her. And she’s only been through one writing regime change so far; usually her ability to blame it all on the writers has kept her employed through at least three or four changes in the writing team, before the people above her stop buying that excuse.

  46. Diane Webster says:

    Billy Miller was big shoes to fill. David Tom did not stand a chance from day one. He just didn’t fit in the part unfortunately for him. Also his acting skills were not up to the standards of the part he was to play, Don’t know he new person hired but I wish him well. Time will tell if the viewers accept him.

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  47. mike says:

    Wish they had cast Josh Kelly in the role, but still glad David Tom is gone he was not right for grown up Billy.

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    joan replied

    The perfect person to replace Billy Miller would have been Billy Magnuson, Casey from ATWT. His acting is very similar and also he resembles Billy Miller.

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  48. kalamaty says:

    Wishing DT the best; but I just felt a real disconnect with his take on Billy. I’m glad to see someone else come in, but they better be darn good to keep up with the rest of the cast!

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  49. Lisa Duffy says:

    Hate to see. David Tom go, him and Victoria always had such great cemistry.

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  50. code says:

    David tom is my favorite billy and I missed, I wiill give this new guy a chance

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  51. Alan says:

    instead of recasting the role (again), they should’ve sent Billy out of town for a while and focused on trying to find some story — ANY story — for the remaining characters. There’s not a plot on this show that doesn’t feel like it was dreamt up five minutes before filming.

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  52. Jared says:

    This is flipping ridiculous. David Tom is the original grown-up Billy. I am SICK, and I am TIRED of all of the MM and BM loud mouths who will not give up beating a dead horse. Millions of Y&R fans remember a splendid Y&R before MM and BM that had rich characters portrayed by amazingly talented actors like David Tom. The disrespect! From both some of the modern fair weather fans and from the people running this show.

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    code replied

    Right on Jared

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  53. Eileen says:

    David Tom may have played younger Billy
    Abbott well but he just couldn’t do older Billy.
    Billy Miller was sexy, witty and just plain
    adorable! DT just wasn’t. Couldn’t stand all
    the stupid faces he made. He had more than
    enough time to either get it or not. So glad
    to see him go. I’m sure he’ll get another
    Job as a whiny kid or something, he sure
    couldnt play a grown up hunk like BM.

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    andrew hass replied

    Maybe that was a problem too.Maybe because David Tom did so well as a younger Billy that some fans couldn’t see him as the adult Billy.Plus i don’t think the show helped DT that much either.Plus maybe Y&R always had this planned in that they would replace David Tom after a few months and even have the fans wanting them to do it.That way the show can say the fans didn’t like David Tom playing Billy and we listened to them by letting him go.

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  54. Mark says:

    This is off topic but I am not thrilled with Cadi McLain as Kelly. She needs to be more Rosanna Cabot-ish i loved her on as the world turns. This is falling flat. I loved Cynthia watros too she can play f-ed women to a T. I know Cadi can do it she is so talented.

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  55. Lynda says:

    I have been watching Y&R since it started. I have grown up 3 Kids with this show. I was surprised with the changes you have made in the show. I wondered who you would cast as the new Phyiss Gina is a great choice. I too was not into David Tom as Billy something just was not right. Jenkins is hot cant wait to learn the new Adam. Your # 1 fan. Lynda

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  56. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Sometimes you can’t go home again: I am trying, for example, to imagine Heather Tom returning to the role of Victoria and recognizing that, even as terrific an actress as she is, it would be a very hard transition, because Victoria has changed quite a bit and is now rather a different character. I think that’s true in this case too: DT may have been the original, but Billy Miller made the character his own, and DT probably wasn’t a good fit for it anymore. I don’t know whether to give TPTB credit for trying (there’s something to be said for nostalgia, past favorites, etc.) or to think that they should be smacked upside the head for not seeing that this just was not going to work (which was my reaction when the casting choice was announced), and avoiding all of the upheaval and chaos by not even trying it.

    But I don’t think it comes down purely to level of talent, in the end–in a case like this, that’s not anything close to the whole story. (And let’s recognize that it wasn’t just Billy Miller’s talent that made him a successful recast for this role, either, although he is undeniably talented; that young man just has something extra, an “it” factor that’s hard to explain, quantify, or even describe, really, and it was apparent even when he was playing a totally repulsive character on All My Children. I suspect he would be a hard act for anyone to follow, in any role he plays.)

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  57. Jean says:

    To me David Tom never had a chance! I think the writers were still writing for Billy Miller hoping to hold on to the viewers. They should have transitioned quicker and start writing for David Tom! It seemed like he couldn’t make the role his own! Hopefully they won’t make the same mistake with this new recasted, recast! While you are at it recast the recasted Abby! Or send her to New York with Kyle!

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  58. toscanti says:

    DOOL is looking better and better. Despise JFP and what she has and is doing to my once favorite soap. May she find her arrogant self unemployed sooner rather than later. If KARMA gets a hold of her, “OMG”.

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    Don replied

    It will happen sooner than u think may be in the end of summer because the starts to close in on JFP and the support towards her goes down and it a matter of weeks or months before she resigns or get fired.

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  59. Real Deal says:

    Y&R is one BIG MESS and it’s Jill Farren Phelps’ fault. She’s taken Y&R into the dumper. It’s boring and horribly acted. A bunch of newbies playing characters no one gives a damn about. Poor David Tom is humiliated after three months of playing a role that was difficult to assume. CBS is trashing this show by allowing this woman to run it into the ground. Wake up before Y&R is gone for good. No wonder Michelle Stafford didn’t come back and Billy Miller told her off in no uncertain terms. I’m sure she’ll smear David Tom like she did Michael Muhney. The woman is a disgrace.

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  60. Don says:

    PHELPS u have the age to take your retirement so it is about time to take it u gave everyting u got and did not work and even supporters starts doubt your leadership i think for the show sake u need to step down for the show sake so that it can go to another direction and unfortunately it won’t happen if u still there u tried everything and did not work and now it is time to go phelps.

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  61. Joyce says:

    You’ll never be able to replace Billy Abbott with anyone one as good as Billy Miller. The fans are going to have a hard time accepting anyone else so it won’t matter who you have playing the part of Billy.

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    Don replied

    yes, it is true

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  62. 4everDAYS says:

    Y&R has lost it’s way.

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    code replied

    Yep

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  63. Jamie says:

    Could you not find a better looking girl to play Kelly??? She is just not right for this part. Neither was David Tom. To save this show you need to get Billy Miller back and let him and Victoria have a happy marriage. We need to watch one good marriage every now and then on the show. And by all means, get Dylan’s “DADDY” gone. He’s a slim ball to watch. AND the baby needs to be Billy’s, because the babies are so mixed up, I can’t remember who they belong to! Just saying~~~

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  64. Dana says:

    I think David Thom is a GREAT Billy! He is a fantastic actor! At first, I didn’t think I would like him because Billy Miller was the bomb! But David Thom has really proven himself to be a GREAT Billy! That said, Cady McLane is NOT a good Kelly. Since Phyllis is coming back, let her be with Jack and get rid of the Kelly character all together. And Ian Ward is enough to make anybody sick. I fast forward through his scenes so I don’t have to see or listen to him. It’s time to get rid of his character.

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  65. Izabel says:

    Just saw this now… ARE THEY FOREAL??!! Another new billy is NOT the answer in my opinion to save y&r! Especially changing cast so soon. This is insane. Billy miller, we love you, please work something out to return to the role you ruled so well!!!

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    Don replied

    that could happen if jill phelps leaves y&r

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  66. Lipolady says:

    I can’t beleive that you fired David Tom. Geeeezzzzzzz!!!!!!! what new direction is the Billy Abbott going ?
    You just brought him back. If anything get Billy Miller back no matter what it cost he was the best

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  67. Selena.C. says:

    NO. I can’t digest this. Billy abbott is so done. All I can say is…. I am absolutely terrrifyed of who will replace adam.

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  68. Jake says:

    Jill Phelps needs to go, They should have never killed off Delia and then maybe Chloe & Billy Miller might have not left. I don’t think David Tom has been given a fair chance. What are you saying that Heather Tom can’t act? This girl can act 100 times better than that dull Ameila Heinle. Amelia is so 1 boring in the role as Victoria Newman and she has no spunk. I hate Adam and hope he never comes back. But if one person needs to go it it is Jill Phelps.

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  69. Barb C says:

    o one could ever replace or live up to Billy Miller as Billy Abbott.
    He is the best. I think Y&R should try to rehire him. He is irreplaceable.

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  70. Dedrick Shelby says:

    I am a faithfull viewer of the show have been for over fifteen years! I was really upset when you Guys let go of Billy Miller, now since you have let him go now you are wanting to get rid of David Tom, i was getting use to him now you all are replacing him can you all please make up your minds all these role changes are making my head spin. can se leave well enough alone don’t try to fix it if it isnt broken!

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    jonboy replied

    Do they think any actor will appease Billy Miller fans? Personally, i didn’t think he was all that but there are many who did. I’m just upset for David. He was placef in an impossible position . I liked him when he first appeared on the show and was thrilled by his return. I gurss that’s the way the business goes.

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    k/kay replied

    Watched two weeks of Y&R in 30 minutes I would say this show has a lot more problems then the Billy character. A cooking show and a man sleeping with a girl who could be his daughter also Victor still repeating the same old tired lines Jack trying to have a romance with someone he absolutely has no chemistry with. A complete and utter crapfest after I watched this I say David Tom is lucking to be gone. So sad to see that CBS/Sony has so little respect for their audience that they would let this continue hiring and rehiring actors is not going to solve the problem. Try a new EP & new writers totally unrelated to Daytime and do it now.

    jonboy replied

    @k/kay I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. Daytime needs to look outside of the box to save itself. And hiring innovative, talented writers and producers not familiar with the genre might be just the thing. I’m as pissed at them replacing Tom as I was way back when they replaced the original Jill. I stopped watching for something like fifteen years then.

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  71. Pamela Gredicak says:

    Anything is better than Tom. He is awful as Billy Abbot and all the depth that Billly Miller had developed in the character has gone flat. I have seriously considered tuning out Y and R because the show is getting so weak. I love strong roles, male and female and there aren’t any of either on Y and R. Oh we have the usual Jack/Victor crap but that is getting so old. There is nothing new and losing two intense characters (Billy and Adam) has really hurt the show. I don’t know if anyone will be able to replace Billy Miller but anyone new is an improvement now!!!

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  72. Anne says:

    A clean shaven Cole Kenneth Hauser should replace David Tom not Burgess Jenkins. Cole is the only actor to come close to filling Billy Miller’s role.

    While you are at it, get rid of that Duck Dynasty Stitch (Ben), he does not have enough charisma for a doctor let lone for a billion heiress like Victoria.
    By all means please let the baby be Billy’s. It would be truly unfair for Victoria to have and keep Billy’s biological son and than have Duck Dynasty Stitch be the father of Victoria’s unborn child. Knowing how the Y & R writers are, Victoria would have a miscarriage.

    Dylan is handsome, charming and sexy. Why didn’t the writers do the same for his buddy?

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  73. carinamia says:

    So confused! Billy M was gold to the script @ YNR! He punched his fans in the gut by leaving and now JFP can have a field day playing musical chairs with the cast.. Why isn’t she getting the boot from ppl above her?? R.I.p billy abbott character.

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  74. Christina Parker says:

    I don’t get it. I am reading all these post about David Tom and The new Jenkins guy. What about TPTB just need to do whatever it takes to lure back Billy Miller. They need to correct the biggest mistake that has been made on Y&R…Not giving Billy Miller what he wanted in the first place. No recast is going to cut it. The fans want Billy Miller in the role of Billy Abbott. I liked David Tom back in the day and still prefer him over anyone else, other than Billy Milller. Seriously, I am still baffled at the decision to not work with BM. I thought MAB’s multiple poor choices were a mistake…But, they found a way top all of them.

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    jonboy replied

    I thought Billy Miller wanted to leave, same as Michelle Stafford. If he wanted to leave the #1 daytime drama why would be want to come back to it? I’ve been happy with Tom. Yeah, he’s different than Miller but no actor imitates their predecessor. Hey, I’ve hated Jess Walton because (for me) she destroyed the character of Jill by playing it nothing like the original, but most others took to her after awhile.

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  75. Anne says:

    I agree with k/kay . What sick writer would have Neil that slept with his old drinking buddy to now sleep with her daughter who is young enough to be his daughter. The storyline should have been with Hilary and Devon. The writers should have kept Devon’s mother and continued to have her become a classy lady the way Katherine was grooming her. GET A REAL WOMAN for Neil, not an addict, drunk, etc.. Classy, intelligent and very attractive, not another Sophia.

    Please, please get rid of Jeffery, Colin, Kevin and Stitch (Ben), they are all too whimpy and always begging. The whole lot are LOSERs. Please don’t bring Esmeralda back either, let her stay with Quasimodo (hunchback). Also get rid of Gloria, Christine, Cassie and Sharon, they all have crashed and burned. Sharon is another loser sleeping her way through the Newmans – Victor, Nick and Adam, not to forget Jack and whomever else will take pity on her sob story .

    Let Austin (the camera guy) be straight-up and have a great relationship with Summer. Don’t reharsh the Kyle thing when Summer finds out she is really Nick’s biological daughter.

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  76. Mandeline Simonson says:

    I love David Tom and think it’s horrible they are pushing him out AGAIN!

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    Don replied

    The first time he left it was on his own choice and the second he was shown the door. The role was unfortunately not written for him that is why he failed as billy. Hope he will find a new role in the near future that will fit him this time around.

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  77. gigimn says:

    Insane.
    .I liked David Thom..I am tired of this show ridding them selves of good actors..maybe it’s time for me to pull the plug before they bring back a really bad Adam and Phyllis ..no one will replace Michael Muhney or Michelle Stafford

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  78. Cathy says:

    Leave it alone or bring billy miller back!

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  79. Cheryl says:

    Bring back BILLY MILLER as BILLY ABBOTT HIS SHOES are HARD TO REPLACE. Its ashame that they are letting go of David Thom since he did play a great Billy Abbott when he was younger. When I see him I still see that teenager Billy Abbott.

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  80. Marie says:

    No one can replace Billy Miller unless Billy Miller has an identical twin and is able to act just like him; basically, no one can replace Billy Miller. He looked the part, his actions were phenomenal. He had a way of making you believe that he was actually living the story line in his real life. Y&R should have been able to work something out with him; he definitely delivered the goods! There will never be another Billy Abbott like Billy Miller delivered Billy Abbott!

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  81. joann Jones says:

    David Tom is terrible. nobody can portray Billy Abbott except Billy Miller. Do whatever it takes to get Miller back!

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  82. Sylvia Samuels says:

    Bring back Billy Miller!

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  83. Indi F says:

    David tom was the original cast member and needs more time to prove what he can do since taking over from Billy Miller. If he cannot fulfill the requirements please bring back Billy Miller.

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  84. Annie says:

    David Tom is horrible as Billy. He looks like he’s Victoria’s son! Get rid of him, he’s terrible in this role.

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    Don replied

    He is out already haven’t you read the article on the top he is being replaced by burgess jenkins beginning the end of this month.

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  85. Annie says:

    Yahoo!!!! Anything is better than him. Get another job.

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  86. Jb says:

    Fire producers and writers. DT never smiled or laughed Scowl expression most of the time. Don’t watch much Miss MM and Miller writers stink. And the Producer has ruined the show

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  87. Jb says:

    Bring em back. Phyllis. Billy and Adam. Show has tanked since they left

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  88. Melissa says:

    Anyone that replaces David Tom is best. I feel that he can not grasp the acting role of billy Abbott. Its so sad that Billy Miller is gone. He was the best Billy Abbott.! Welcome Burgess. Good luck!

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    Don replied

    I think he is going to fail because he does not have the same acting style as billy miller and burgess is apprently a friend of jill which means is not good news plus he look old to play billy he would be a better fit to a recast of stitch tough.

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  89. Ashley says:

    i am so mad about this news. no one is going to be good enough to replace billy miller according to most fans ,so why not leave in david tom? he was the original billy and i prefer to see him rather than some random guy. i love billy miller,but if i cant watch him anymore then i want to see david tom. i thought he was doing a good job. one thing people dont realize is that david had to come in and play the bad guy from the beginning from the bad choices that his character did before he took over,so their is that. people were already mad at billy cheating on victoria and now always getting into it with stich,so he is always the bad guy. it hasnt been long enough yet. losing billy miller is still to fresh. i am outraged about this. the one thing that made losing billy miller a little better for me was that david tom was the person to replace him. i think david tom has good chemistry with Chelsea . i think david did a good acting job and. it wasnt fair to let him go so soon. it wasnt fair.i also think if they are replacing adam they should get the guy who played adam first . he was good. that guy quit. anyway david shouldnt have been let go . it doesnt matter who plays adam , billy , or phyllis they are very very hard characters to recast if possible, and no one will like any new person for any of them ,so leave david in.

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  90. Ashley says:

    i am just so mad about david tom beinv let go. i think if this had something to do with him not having chemistry with Victoria then they should have ended that relationship. i was ready for that to be over before billy miller left and he slept with kelly . i want Victoria with ben anyway and i was ready for them to be a couple before billy miller left the show. i want the baby to be bens and i wanted billy with someone else. its not going to be billy miller with character Victoria anymore anyway no matter who plays billy, so who cares if vicky and stich get together. they look good together . other people look good with david tom . he looks good with Chelsea and chloe , before she left. david should still have the part. he did a great job of just having to jump right into a role like that, that had so much going on. he really did a good job. that is hard to just jump right into that chaos. it wasnt right or fair for him to be let go. people needed to just give it some time and give him a chance. i am so angry about this and the new guy looks to old . david tom looks similar to billy miller in some ways. i dont think this new guy looks like he fits the role. i want david tom in if its not billy miller. i like david . this new guy just doesnt look right for the role

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  91. Sheila Rickard says:

    I think the Casting Director for the Young and the Restless should be removed, not David Tom. He is an excellent “Billy” and the viewers do not want continual casting changes. If the actor wants to leaves change the storyline. It’s not rocket science. Now, Phylis, Adam and Traci are being replaced? This is no longer entertainment it is work to keep up with the casting changes. Please stop. The show used to be very entertaining but now falls short. I’m exhausted watching it!

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  92. PJ Gates says:

    I really like David Tom as Billy! I’ll be very disappointed if Billy is recast.

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  93. Ashley says:

    im still mad about this. i am just about to stop watching this show. Soon their wont be anyone left that isnt new. i like this Billy. Billy miller is gone . all the writing in got david fired, and for what? miller is not coming back. i think its time to get over it. now we have another guy coming in who doesnt look right for the part at all and people want to say david doesn’t . this is crazy. i watched yesterday billy and Victoria actually gettng along and even laughing some and i think they had great chemistry. if given the chance a little longer i think Victoria and this billy could have been great together. it was just to soon i think to be making a decision to let david go. i cant believe people are saying David lacked chemistry with Victoria or other people on the show. i think that is a load of crap. this new guy wont look good with Victoria at all,and people want to say david tom as billy does not. they should just write the character out then. i am tired of this. a new kelly, a new billy AGAIN, new phyllis, new Adam again, Michael was better than the first though. i was happy david tom was the guy to take over the role of billy. new abby. why was heather williams replaced? the first girl to play heather was better. i know her character is gone now ,but liked that girl,Vail Bloom.she was better .they fired both Kyle’s i guess. i liked the second one better. what happened to him? they keep changing noahs . i like this one ,but why are all the actors changing so often now? i guess that is why chloe quit too. it must suck now to work on that show. they are firing everybody. i liked that kyle too. this sucks. soon everyone i like will be gone. it will be like watching a new show from the beginning. john is also gone, and we lost Katherine and now their are all of new people all at once. i miss jeanne Cooper. im just mad and needing to blow off steam. im supposed to be leaving a comment about billy being recast. well, i think it sucks. i dont like it. i dont like the changes. i think its unfair. i dont want a new billy again. want to see david Tom and i think he is or was doing a great job. i feel viewers got him fired and he was judged to soon to be let go. that was terrible. people just decided before he even started they werent going to like him. i do that too with some characters, but it was to soon to be replaced. he didnt have a chance to do much, or grow on anyone. i am rambling on because im mad. i just think david tom was doing great and misjudged and prejudged. he was let go way way to prematurely. i thought he would have at the least one year. what bullcrap. i say keep david tom in. and dont let this other guy take over the role. i want david in.

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  94. Chris says:

    i think they should keep David Tom in . i think he was doing a great job as Billy again. He was the first Billy, and I was glad he was the one to take over for Billy Miller. I think be should have been given more time to get into the role. I dont like it that we are getting another billy. i like Victoria and think this Billy would be good with her . i didnt like billy miller with vicky at first either. it took me a little time to like them together. i think they should leave in David Tom. i hate it they took David out of the role. Also,what happend to the other abby returning ? i thought she was coming back . i like the old abby.

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  95. Chris says:

    as soon as david tom is out of the scenes on the show i will quit watching the show. im sick of this. that is really lousy that he was let go. im tired of all the people i like being let go. im sick of that woman director whatever her name is. i cannot believe this.

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  96. Connie says:

    I really loved Billy Miller as Billy Abbott and thought David. Tom would be great but not so. He does look and act rather young. I wish him well in his next job. When will the switch. take place?

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    Don replied

    June 24 2014 exactly where the NEW Billy Burgess Jenkins will take place and DT last airdate will be June 19 2014

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  97. Connie Smithh says:

    I wish David Tom well. I really miss Billy Miller. When will the new Billy Abbott take over?

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  98. daring sally says:

    David Tom’s only mistake when he returned was trying to imitate Billy Miller. He should have just been himself like he is now. Y&R, you need to stop flip-flopping with the actors. Personaly, I don’t like this new Kelly and to put her with Jack was not the right thing to do. Please! Please! Please! MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!

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  99. Kimberlee says:

    I think I should send my resume to Y&R’s production/writing team. I also think more than a few of you should do the same. Perhaps some new writing blood is in order rather than new actors eh? We’ve been watching this soap since its inception. I miss the Philip Chandler/Katherine/Jill/Lori days of yore..Yes, I’m an oldster now. I wish loyalty and respect would return to the Young and the Rest of Us. Treat your actors/employees with love and kindness and leave the ruthless to Victorious New Man. Replacing David Tom at this short juncture is in such poor taste. Love You David. Kiss your Emmy for me.

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  100. Kimberlee says:

    *Chancellor…. sheesh..speaking of “oldster”..

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  101. p.hayes says:

    they really need to get billy miller back. yr is getting boring…….

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  102. Glynn Maddie says:

    I think that David Tom did an excellent job on Y & R. What is wrong with Y & R is there is too many new characters. If they don’t watch it it wont only be David Tom going, but the entire show.,

    Something is seriously wrong. William Bell, would never have made the changes that are going on now.

    For the record, David Tom did an excellent job. Also they need to bring back Adam Newman, the original actor, not a newbee.

    I would think that by now Muney would have learned his lesson. The Y & R is shifting in a direction, that William Bell would never have approved.

    Get it right, fire at the top, and leave cast members alone.

    Glynn Maddie

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    Pat Bathgate replied

    Chelsea is a perfect match for Micheal Muhney; ur uh, Adam Newman. She’s a beatuful girl and a really good actress. All this badmouthing of Chelsea on this post is laughable!

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  103. Barbara says:

    I didn’t like David Tom this time around. I thought Billy Miller was tops.

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  104. barbara bonfitto says:

    I loved Billy Miller! David Tom was too young looking and not mature enough. Nobody can play the role of Billy Abbott like Billy Miller did!!!!!

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    Don replied

    The problem he tried to impersonate Billy Miller’s Billy and did not work and the writing team are at blame too for not adjusting the character to DT strenghs. But I wish luck in his future porjects and I think he should find role in primetimes that the best place where he can succeced

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  105. connie says:

    well Tom just couldnt seem to get it together, he was too much like a kid or teenager. I hate ti say that but feel its true,. Need to get Miller back, loved him and Victoria together. They played off each other really well. Im still hoping the real Adam will come back. Him and Chelsea were very good together. heard alot of fans have been complaining about wanting him back. They have gotten so many young people on the show they need to keep the good characters because no one can keep up with the comings and the goings. Sometimes it just gets old. One day you know the person a few days later its someone else. hope eventually Chloe comes back the same too. She did one hellava job with the DeDe story line. Should have an award.

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  106. Betty says:

    I think Y&R needs to get Billy Miller back to play Billy Abbott. He played the character very well. He was the best Billy Abbott that Y&R had. He is very believable and very emotional and more suited to the character. He makes you feel like the story line is really happening and not a TV soap. He is a very good actor and should come back to Y&R. Why did he leave anyway? I don’t like character changes because you identify the character with the actor and it is like soap opera family. Y&R also needs to bring Michelle Stafford back as Phyllis. Please quit messing with the characters. I am about disgusted with the character changes and some of the unbelievable story lines that are being portrayed. Get real and quit messing with Y&R and make the story lime more believable. Victoria’s house picture has no front porch, but on the show when she opens the door there is a like a porch there. That needs to change. Things need to match up. Bring Billy Miller back as Billy and Michelle Stafford back as Phyllis. That is like changing Victor’s character. That would certainly be the end of Y&R without Eric Braden, Nikki, or Jack. Leave well enough alone.

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  107. Amy Tassin (NOLA) says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bring back Billy Miller

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  108. DENISE says:

    ANYBODY BUT DAVID TOM!

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  109. Sue says:

    Y&R should have never let Billy Miller go!

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  110. MARGARET E. GREGORY says:

    this one doesn’t even look billy abbot(billy miller),it isn’t and never will be the same w/o billy miller. billy miller has chrisima, is a great actor and sexy as H____ ! why did billy leave and what can be done to get him back,the show isn’t and won’t be the same w/o billy miller. MEG from LKPT. NY 14094

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  111. Karli Boss says:

    Yes! Replace him please

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  112. J. Maloney says:

    David Thom is my favorite Billy Abbot! Bring him back. This new guy look older than Jack!!!!

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  113. J. Maloney says:

    I want also Michelle Stafford back as Phyllis. What is wrong with your casting department??????

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  114. Amber says:

    I’m interested in seeing this new billy on the show although I don’t think anyone can replace billy miller. But I mean who cares the show is getting sooo boring and story lines are dragging out for far to long.
    I love Chelsea and she is one of my favourites that is left on the show. Lily however is becoming annoying, they have turned her character into a whining beotch who dresses in short club dresses all the time. Like why? It’s annoying

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  115. Elaine says:

    Burgiss Jenkins just doesn’t come close to making my heard beat like the old “Billy”!
    This is a casting change that could sink the Y & R!! :(

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  116. Glenna Wofford says:

    Billy Miller is Billy Abbott. I would love to see him back on the show. He’s hot!!!!

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  117. Lynne Degrow says:

    Have to agree with the above comment. Watching Y&R at this moment and this Billy will take a lot of getting use to. Not that he isn’t good eye candy, he just does not have the Billy look.

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  118. Mary says:

    I still prefer Billy Miller. He was the best

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  119. PGR says:

    This guy is too old to be Billy. Terrible casting. What were they thinking?
    Bring Billy Miller back.

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  120. marguerite says:

    this is so wrong, i just got use to the recently fired Billy
    this new guy just doesn’t have what it takes to play billy
    he doesn’t have the billy charisma – no sparks with Victoria
    simple to see…they just do not fit together … another dud by CBS

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  121. Ronnie says:

    Can’t seem to stay tuned to the TV when he is on, like the old Billy better

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  122. Christine says:

    Sorry Soap fans…David Tom can’t pull off ‘Billy’ no matter what. He can’t act! He couldn’t years ago and still hasn’t gotten any better. So happy Y & R made the casting change. Burgess Jenkins seems like a better fit…only watched one episode with him in it…so ready to give him a chance…but Billy Miller is Billy Abbott hands down.

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  123. gloria smart says:

    Nobody can play Billy better than Billy Miller. We want Miller back. He is an awesome actor, and he will help y&r receive many more awards.

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  124. Mona Smooke says:

    Watching the new actor who was chosen to play the role of Billy Abbott but no one can replace Billy Miller.At least I could connect with the last acter as he played Billy in the beginning of the chacrater role of Billy Abbott. My husband and I are are still very disappointed , which proves that you cannot replaceilly
    iller with anyone. Please bring him back.

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  125. Barb says:

    Physically a little too similar to Stitch. As far as acting ….time will tell.

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    Tad replied

    I wish the actor who plays Stitch had come on to play Billy. That would of made more sense.

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  126. Yvette Kirchgesner says:

    Horrible decision. I hated it when David Tom left the first time. He is the only one who can play Billy Abbott I find it ridiculous that he was let go because he looked too young compared with Kelly ( who was also a bad choice). After all, isn’t this show called the Young and the Restless? David Tom has the flair and passion that Billy Abbott needs. The pruners are ruining this show with boring actors. I also thought Tom and Egan had great chemistry. Heck, all the women had great chemistry with him. That”s because he has a magnetic personality and winning smirk. He was perfect and the producers blew it!

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  127. Melanie says:

    Just bring back Billy Miller! Everybody wants this to happen!

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  128. Linda says:

    What happen to forgiveness and second chances? …..should’nt we all live by this rule?…whatever differences there is between the writers/producers and Michael Muhney and Billy Miller, can they please be given another chance?….the show really needs then both, it’s no longer interesting to watch!!!

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  129. Leann says:

    Not a good call at all. Don’t think I will ever get use to this guy playing Billy. Bring back Billy Miller

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  130. Don Fountain says:

    You should have brought back Billy Miller. You are destroying The Young and the Restless with all new actors coming in. Not enjoying your show near as much as I have since 1975 to date!!!

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  131. Karen Hillier says:

    Billy Miller played an excellent role of Billy on Y&R, I wish that he would come back, he is an excellent actor and a handsome man. Then David Thom took over the role and even though I did not feel his character at the beginning, it was rubbing off on me. When I watched Y&R yesterday and found out that David Tom was recasted, I have to say that Y&R is going down the tubes, this recast does not even remotely look like Billy Miller or Dave Thom, at least these 2 were similiar in looks and built. I think they need to bring either one of them back ASAP – if the fans don’t like the characters, were not going to watch the show and it will eventually disintegrate.

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  132. Karen Hillier says:

    Since they let go the character Adam (Michael Mulnrey), the Y&R has not been the same, Michael made his character the way that all the fans love and hated him. There is always 3 sides to every story and yes we do not know the full story but everyone deserves a second chance. I don’t even want to know who you are going to recast for his part seeing that the part you recasted for Billy is ludicuous. Please bring Michael Mulnrey back to Y&R, that is what kept me watching the show, now it seemsit is going down hill.

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  133. janice says:

    i loved Billy miller and would love to see hin back.. know that wont happen but was sooo happy to see David Tom come back. thir new guy just does NOT fit the part.

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  134. alice canales says:

    I say NO on the new Billy replacement. I suggest you get back Billy Miller. Even David Tom was better than this new one. I don’t even want to watch Y & R since Adam’s character and Billy Miller left. You MUST do something immediately! Absolutely no to this latest change!

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  135. Tad says:

    When will we see the new Adam? I have been waiting forever to see that storyline begin. How will he avoid the hit and run once he reveals his comeback?

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  136. Tad says:

    Why is Collin always trying to pull the wool over Jill. Plus, Jill is smarter than that. We have seen this storyline before.

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  137. debbie says:

    My thoughts Bring back Billy Miller!

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  138. Tracey Overstreet says:

    I am saddened to see Billy Miller still not back on The Young and the Restless nobody could ever replace Billy Miller so so very missed please come back Billy Miller!!!

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  139. Tracey Overstreet says:

    I need Billy Miller!! :(

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  140. David says:

    I just turned on Y&R and see that there is yet another”new”Billy Abbott, not liking this many Billy changs over the past few months.loved the first Billy, then tried to “adjust”to the other Billy, which Iwas starting to do, now yet ANOTHER Billy! Too many changes…

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  141. Tracey says:

    Loved Billy Tom as he was the orignal Billy. Love Chelsea..Could use a new Victoria…
    This m=new Billy appears to look much older than the other Billy’s..
    will give him a chance, but so far- not a good replacement if i am basing it solely on his “look”…

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  142. Colleen says:

    Billy miller is the best billy by far, see what changes keep happening , crazy!! But I’m a true fan always have been y& r best soap hands down . Find a billy and keep him!

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  143. Rose says:

    Just saw Burgess as the new Billy. We NEED the real Billy back!

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  144. sarah says:

    Please bring back “fan favorite” Billy, no one can fill his shoes and the chemistry between him and Victoria.

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  145. Greg says:

    I question several choices Y&R execs have made. Victoria, I really can’t relate to this actress in this role. Chelsea is awesome, she has held story together this last year. Changing Billy Abbott’s character, lets get it right guys, either Billy Miller or David Tom. And we all love to despise Victor but really, will he never evolve into a person with a conscious.

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    Donna Mack replied

    Yeah, time for Victor to say adios……DIE ALREADY

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  146. Linda Hartigan says:

    So glad you changed the role of Billy Abbott to someone who looks better in the role. I would prefer to have Billy Miller back but this new actor is much more fitting in the role than David Tom.

    Thank you!!

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  147. Deb says:

    I liked Billy Miller in his role with Victoria a lot and was disappointed when he left. I didn’t know if I would like David Tom but as I watched I thought he was excellent.
    I don’t think he looked too young and that he was given a fair chance with viewers-it seems like lately people are off the Y and R without enough thought being given to letting them go. We the viewers know what we want to see and to just hire someone back and then dismiss them after they left another show to join Y and R again must be very upsetting to David Tom. Whoever does the hiring and firing of people ought to put themselves in the other person’s shoes for a change. We all know it’s all about the ratings but give a person a fair chance before making a permanent decision. If this keeps happening no actor or actress will want to join a show where someone keeps getting let go.

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    De Fracia Evans replied

    Yes Bring BACK David Tom! Best replacement!

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  148. shirley says:

    I have been a fan of the young and restlesss when i was a young mother…I ma now a senior citizen grandmom….I missed david tom when he left the and it took me a long time to get use to the new replacement….I think they never came david tom time enough in the role as billy….I want david tom to be brought back in as the role of billy abbot…please fix it….thank you :o )

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  149. Gina Shepard says:

    Y&R screwed up by replacing Billy Abbott to begin with!!! Look who won the Emmy!!! That should tell them something!!!! BRING BACK BILLY MILLER!!!!!!!!

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  150. Sharon Paul says:

    We want back Billy Miller as Billy Abbott and Michael Muhney as Adam Newman!

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    Donna Mack replied

    AGREED,!!

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  151. Deb L. says:

    Billy Miller is still the best. Burgess Jenkins has got to be better than David Tom.

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  152. cathi c. says:

    The “Powers that Be” made a BIG mistake when they released Billy Miller!!!

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  153. Rusti says:

    I have watched the young and the restless ever since the late 70s. There are just too many cast changes here lately.
    Phyllis going to another soap really?
    Yes I have to agree Billy Miller did play Billy Abbott very well. And he would be the best one for that role. But I didn’t think David Tom was that bad. Since he was the original Billy.
    And I sure hope Paul Williams is not leaving the show. :-( (

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  154. paula says:

    Enough already-yes the orginal Billy was the best -but David was coming along-I have been watching Y&R since it began and all theses changes are disruptive. On another note with all the topics they have covered- Bipolar -etc-how come they haven’t done one on sexually transmitted diseases-with all the “switching’ that goes on-despite all of the changes i still will watch the show-

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  155. Doris White says:

    Please bring back Billy Miller!!! I’ve watched Y&R for over 20yrs this role is meant for anyone else but him.

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  156. Tammy says:

    Billy Miller is the best Billy EVER!!!!!!!! Don’t u writers care about what the fans want??????

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  157. cher says:

    Just bring back Billy Miller!

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  158. Clara Hauser says:

    should have kept David Tom…he looked more like previous Billy & had similar mannerisms and speech…..newest replacement has none of that…..

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  159. Jon says:

    As far as I’m concerned, Billy Miller was perfect in the role, and he just won an Emmy for his acting. This is a no-brainer. Billy Miller had great chemistry with all the other actors on the series. I thought David Tom was very whiny and he never got the part right. I’m glad he’s gone, but Billy Miller should have been brought back.

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    Don replied

    JILL DID NOT BRING SHE HIRED A NEW BILLY WHICH IS ONE OF HER FRIEND AND WATCHING HIM HIS WORST THAN DT SORRY THEY SHOULD KEPT BILLY ABBOTT OUT OF THE SHOW IF MILLER DID NOT COME BACK

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  160. Jo Ann says:

    Don’t like the new Billy. Seems too old for the part.

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  161. Mary Erickson says:

    Geese l just got use to David. L don’t really care who plays what part, but give them a chance for us to get use to them.

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  162. Evelyn R Hayes says:

    You have to pay Billy Miller whats, all of these changes of the Billy’s is not good and the newest one is too old and just is not the right type.

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  163. Marion Mccanles says:

    I think that you should have left David Toms in there this other guy just doesn’t right for Vic I don’t like him

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  164. Scarlett says:

    I don’t like the new Billy at all. He is the wrong person for the part. I hated when Billy Miller left, but David Tom looked the part and took over the role well imo. New Billy looks too rough and old. Ugh! If they let David go because he looked too young to have been with Kelly, why didn’t they pick out a different actress to play Kelly? Both actresses that played Kelly looked too old to have been with Billy. That segment is over and done with anyway so who cares? Lose Burgess and bring back Billy or David! Also I hope when Phyllis comes back we can finally get rid of Kelly!

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  165. Sue H says:

    I really, really miss Billy Miller. But I’m glad they are replacing David Tom. Even though he originated the role, he was not even a quarter as good as Billy Miller. Just hoping this new actor is good and has better chemistry with the leading ladies.

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  166. Norm says:

    What the hell, I’ve been watching this show for forty years and they seem to have a problem keeping quality people..

    First they can Billy,(The best of the bunch) then bring back Tom, now this guy..I think I am just getting too old for this..

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  167. Fran says:

    I see no “Billy” characteristics in the actor today. At least David Tom and Billy Miller had some “like” acting skills for the character. This person seems to be taking “Billy” in another direction. I hated to see Billy Miller go, then David Tom came back and I was getting use to him again, now yet another actor. Stability is not Y&R’s thing these days. We look to a Soap Opera to tell us the story everyday in a way that makes us feel we are looking at the characters we know. There is so many changes, we can’t get use to anyone and that takes something away for the whole thing. It makes me sad.

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  168. Sheila Lowry says:

    He does not fit the part of Billy. I want the Billy left in May. He was the best of all we miss him.

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  169. Bonnie says:

    Nobody can replace Billy Miller. Bring him back along with the old Adam. Y&R is going down hill and I’ve been a fan for years.

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  170. marie says:

    I do not like the new billy abbott nor did I like David Tom! Billy Miller was the best! Find a new one or get Miller back!

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  171. mmh says:

    i like the other one Tom

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  172. mmh says:

    it will be hard to replace miller

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  173. frances says:

    just saw the new billy today….. I changed the channel. He doesn’t fit the show! I have been watching this show for 20 years!

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  174. Cassandra says:

    Please bring back Billy Miller. Prefer Tom over the new guy

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  175. Sanchez says:

    Getting whiplash Really give Tom long enough to catch on?

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  176. Tracy Hamilton says:

    Billy Miller is the best actor for this role

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  177. Donna Mack says:

    David Thom seemed to be overacting, and no one could really replace Billy Miller, who was a stellar Billy Abbott. Hope this Burgess guy can cut the mustard.

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    De Fracia Evans replied

    The over acting was just in a few episodes. He settled in and was doing great. Big mistake to replace him.

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  178. ann says:

    you need to do the right thing bring back billy miller and stop makeing these bad cast changes i’m amost gone

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  179. pd says:

    No to the new guy as well. Bring back Billy Miller!

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  180. LRM says:

    Billy Miller was just so awesome. It’s sad he chose to leave. No one can replace that personality and style of acting We were getting used to David Tom…seemed to be settling into the character well. Now another change …acts like another character all together. Going to take more time to try to warm up to this new Billy character. Just totally distracting to the Billy/Victoria story line. Don’t even care about that anymore. Bored with it already.

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  181. DivaTease Peapod says:

    I love BILLY MILLER. I hope this new guy works out because Tom was an Epic fail due to him looking too young. Victoria is TRULY Victor’s daughter btw.

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  182. lucy says:

    This new billy abbott is even worse than david tom. Somebody please bring Billy Miller back and soon before the ratings really go south. what were they thinking?? if it’s not broken don’t fix it!!

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  183. Cindy says:

    Two words, BILLY MILLER.

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  184. Anne Thrasher says:

    The viewers want our Billy back! You can switch each month but there is only one Billy!! Bring Billy Miller back! Who wants Billy Miller back besides me? Let’s hear from you!

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  185. Sherrie says:

    I’m not one that really cares about change. When Billy Miller left it was a shocker, I adjusted to David Tom and was beginning to enjoy his acting which had a similarity to Bill Miller and I thought he filled the shoes perfectly. HOWEVER, This new actor…………..I DO NOT like. Not that hes not a good actor….. He’s NOT Billy Miller or Dave Tom. I don’t think its a good fit.

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  186. Dakota Walters says:

    I do not like Burgess I prefer Billy Miller first but if not him id rather iit be David Timm

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  187. Rebecca says:

    I thought David Tom was doing a great job! The continuous change is disrupting the story! Just stop it! Go back to David Tom!!!

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  188. Bobbie says:

    anything is better than David Tom

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    robin chacon replied

    agree

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  189. maggie says:

    For Gods sake just what are you doing to your fans here, why did you change Billy again, i don’t like the new guy, so i guess i won’t be watching anymore and i really loved the show, General Hospital is looking good for me now///

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  190. LaQuita Ederington says:

    I’m use to Billy Miller which I feel that was a great character for Billy Abbot and then just now getting started to get use to David Tom (although he was the first original billy he is not a good actor to me but that’s just my opinion)… I’m getting confused with the whole billy changing anyway make up your minds already and stop changing the characters this is ridiculous…smh

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  191. Karen says:

    Billy Miller needs to come back! He is the ONLY one that can play that role. Just like Michael Muhney is the ONLY one to play Adam!

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  192. Jan Shockley says:

    Don’t like him. Just getting used to Tom. This one doesn’t fit.

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  193. Ann Warn Pegg says:

    Don’t like this new Billy Abbott either! Y&R got rid of the best actors. Starting to watch GH where the good ones are ending up

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  194. Lea says:

    Vickie needs a man that is taller than her and sexy!!! Tom was ok, but not a good fit… If you want more viewers, he have to be sexy with good looks.

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  195. brenda whisenhunt says:

    Hated it when Billy Miller left the show, he was Billy and he and Victoria were so great together. Was just starting to get use to the “new” Billy , and now there is another Billy. I don’t think we fans will be able to get over this recasting. it was a total shock and came from no where. How are we suppose to really care anymore what happens with a great story so far, the one with Billy, Victoria and Stitch. I really don’t care anymore what happens because I am not pulling for Stitch or Billy now. I can’t believe Y&R would have so many recasts in the past few months. I have watched the show since the beginning and this is the worst recasting in the past few months I have ever seen!!

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  196. brenda whisenhunt says:

    One more thing………what do we fans have to do to get Billy Miller back???

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  197. denise ruff says:

    I am not liking this new billy at all. tom was much better in this role. the best of course was miller

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    denise ruff replied

    bring back miller

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  198. Peggy says:

    Plain and simple bring back Billy Miller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  199. HollyL says:

    I definitely agree that Billy Miller fit the role alot better. I do not like the “new Billy.” I got used to David Tom, and was very disappointed when they replaced him! Sorry, don’t like the new guy! I’m sure he’s fabulous in other roles he’s played, but not this one!

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  200. Sandy Kay says:

    To me, Billy Miller will be the only one who can play that part! Love Billy Miller!! I hate to say it but I’ve been wanting David Tom to go. He drives me crazy when he scrunches up his face, and bats/flutters his eyelids!! He needs to watch the taped videos to see himself! Good Luck to David Tom, though!

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    robin chacon replied

    you hit the nail on the head…I really didn’t like David Tom….Billy Miller is Billy Abbot

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  201. Patty says:

    Billy Miller was the best. I’m not too sure about the new guy. I guess I’ll have to watch and see. Then when I get use to him. They will change him again.

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  202. Maggie says:

    I Liked David Tom, he originated Billy Abbott , but I agree with Brenda W. Billy Miller was the best, I think ever since that producer left General Hospital for Y & R, there have been Crazy Changes, Adam needs to come back, that was a Shame the way Hunter blamed Michael M. For things and got him fired, she is a lousy actress anyway, they need a new Summer:))))

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    De Fracia Evans replied

    I like David Tom also! He is a good actor and captures the essence of the Billy character!

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  203. Maggie says:

    I agree, too many changes on this show, The ONLY good change they have made is the new Kelly, I did not like the old Kelly, but Cady is Great in her role! She was great on All My Children! Please get a new Summer so we can bring Back Michael Muhney? Please

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  204. Daybee says:

    Billy Miller IS Billy Abbott!! Best recast in soap opera history and we want him back!!

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  205. Jan TB says:

    What a Y&R mess! These newbies are like puzzle pieces that just don’t fit. Casting changes are just a bunch of bad decision making. Maybe its time for some new blood behind the scenes!!!

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  206. LJ says:

    No! This new “Billy” doesn’t have the “boy-ish” face like Miller and Tom. The thing about Billy was that he was charming like a man who hasn’t fully grown up. It was something Miller did very well and Tom wasn’t bad at. Not sure why fans didn’t like him other than trying to compare him to Miller. Either way, this new guy is a decent actor but he’s too mature in looks and acting style.

    Neil and Hillary certainly need to go away. It is the most annoying story going on currently. Neil is a crap father for dating someone that almost destroyed his family. Devon is gross for wanting to be with Hillary too. I am most on board with Lilly, but she’s handling it like a spoiled princess.

    Finally, I like Chelsea. I liked the actress on All My Children and I like her on this show.

    If ratings are falling it is most likely because there is little “satisfaction” anymore. I mean…Victor NEVER gets punished. Nicholas keeps jumping between Sharon and Phyllis to the point I think I’ve had a stroke from all the repeats. Nikki’s face doesn’t move. Now, we HAD a decent character in Avery, but her accepting to take Austin’s case is down right DUMB even for soap operas. These are the reasons ratings are declining.

    If they want people to watch, they need to knock it up a notch and push the daytime envelope.

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    tinybeachubm replied

    I totally agree with you regarding Neil Winters. He is such a loser. So desperate to get married that he doesn’t care who he’s with. Pathetic really. And same goes for the woman he married. Why do soaps portray woman as weak? I would love to see a strong, sexy, woman on a soap. A strong woman that doesn’t have to backstab or lie or cheat or be nasty. I want to see a strong confident woman in the Y&R!!!!!

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  207. kay harden says:

    No. Don’t want to see Biily changed again. This guy doesn’t fit. Bring back Miller or Tom.

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    De Fracia Evans replied

    Totally agree!

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  208. Erica Suttles says:

    I don’t like this guy Burgess. Bring back Mr. Miller or Mr. Tom

    Thank You oh and get rid of the Doctor with Victoria

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  209. Carol Paolucci says:

    I think the new actor playing Billy Abbot has dead eyes, bland personality. I agree David Tom seemed more like a brother than a husband to Victoria , but no one can play Billie than the previous guy. Also, We miss the old Adam actor. You’re loosing too many good actors.

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  210. Linda Anderson says:

    Billy Miller can NOT be replaced- they need to pledge & get him BACK!

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    Christa replied

    I agree!!! Bring back Billy Miller, Michael Muhney and Michelle Stafford!!!! Y&R IS JUST NOT THE SAME WITHOUT THEM! I have been watching Y&R for 30+ years now and I have never been disappointed in the show until now.

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    jb crick replied

    Well said–I TOTALLY AGREE!!!

  211. Penny Farmer says:

    I really enjoyed David tom as Billy Abbott, he fit the part, his attitude, presentation of the character, everything. I am sorry he is no longer on Young and The Restless. I wish you all would reconsider.

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    De Fracia Evans replied

    I agree!

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  212. lucy says:

    I totally agree. how can you even follow the story when they keep changing out the role? and this new Billy is not even believable whatsoever. he looks old and he has no personality. that being said who cares about the stitch Victoria and Billy storyline. by casting the wrong person it just totally takes away from the whole story.

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  213. melissa says:

    I dont particularly like the “Billy” . What is going on with the casting? So many people are leaving. If you want to switch anyone…how about Summer…poor acting.

    And bring Adam back. This is crazy.

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  214. NATHALIE says:

    forget michelle stafford. shes on GH now. shes never coming back to yr! gina from oltl already is cast as phyllis.
    whats wrong with the cast direction? poor!

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  215. Jamie says:

    How about firing casting director or whoever making cast changes….Billy Miller cannot be replaced by anyone. He should be brought back if at all possible. David Tom was a closer fit than Burgess. Getting tired of constant cast changes…

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  216. NickNewmanFan says:

    The new guy is far too beautiful. Billy has never been chisel faced. The character was quirky and fun. This guy is too soap opera. Bring back Mr Tom. At least he looked like an Abbot.

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  217. Kim says:

    I do not like the new Billy Abbott!!!!! I can’t even watch him I have to fast forward. He looks too old for the role!!

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  218. Kim says:

    Now I want Victoria with Stitch since I do not like the new (old Looking) Billy!!!

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  219. annette says:

    I want billie miller back. Vic and he had chemistry.period…….

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  220. robin chacon says:

    no one compares to Billy Miller…bring him back!!!!!!

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    Dee replied

    Don’t like him bring back miller

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  221. Janice Wells says:

    I liked David Tom as Billy. I remember him from his previous roll. Bring him back. I was on vacation and could not believe it when I watched my recorded shows.

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  222. Jill Gillespie says:

    I dont like this new guy at all. Bring back Billy Miller. At least David Tom was making a connection with Chelsa. I dont see this new guy with Chelsa or Victoria.

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  223. De Fracia Evans says:

    David Tom had the same sensibility and even the body language of the actor he replaced. I adjusted to him within a few episodes. Hard to believe he did not catch on ! The newest replacement does not fit the bill of the temperament of Billy.

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  224. cheryl says:

    We want Billy Miller back!!!! New guy is too old and not passionate enough.

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  225. Linda says:

    BRING BACK BILLY MILLER!!!!’

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    Nancy replied

    Love Billy Miller!!!!

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  226. Helen says:

    I was a long time amc fan , then I finally decided to try y&tr so far this is the thrid Billy.The first I was happy to see had come from my show …Yay, then he’s gone and I have to adjust a little less lack luster, but ok , now this sorry your going in the wrong direction with this, The new Billy should have peeked my interest from the start.Its been a couple days , and I find myself doing short chores when it comes to this story line.Sorry , I don’t want to hurt anyones feelings but this new Billy is a damp , limp dishcloth at best.

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  227. deena says:

    Bring back Billy Miller before you lose all audiences!!! Whatever he wanted give it to him!!

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    Nancy replied

    Agree!!!!

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  228. Lil says:

    I don’t like this new actor playing Billy Abott. He’s miscast because he looks older and rougher. Give me back Billy Miller, then 2nd best David Tom. Why do they pull these boneheaded moves?

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  229. STORM says:

    This new Billy has to go for goodness sake David Tom was doing a fantastic job and anyone that says otherwise can take a flying leap..
    Sure he is not Billy Miller but he originated the role and won an emmy for cripe sake
    Get rid of these ridiculous burgess what a stupid name jenkass.
    He cannot act his way out of paper bag what is up with the writers on this show
    it is going down the tubes faster every day.. You will no longer be winning awards if somethings don’t change.. Get Billy Miller or David Tom back and who cares if DT has a baby face so what I am so sick of this crap I pvr everything and rush thru and get rid of the stupid neil winters once and for all what an ass character duh that whole family is pathetic with bitch face lily etal.. ugh Elizabeth Hendrickson Michelle Stafford and Billy Miller all joined General Hospital after saying they wanted out of daytime soaps
    hmm Sounds like they wanted out of jfp writing and nonsense.. do something and get billy reinstated or you are losing at least 8 more viewers that I am aware of

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  230. Joan Luff says:

    There is no one who could ever replace Billy Miller as Billy Abbott!! There were no sparks between Victoria and Billy Tom and the new guy isn’t any better. Offer Billy Miller an incentive he can’t refuse and bring him back!!

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  231. PJ says:

    Chelsea is great and they better not drop her or they’ll be offing one of their more energized and talented actors. The latest Billy looks too much like Stitch. Puleeeeez bring back the first Billy or get a new one.

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    Andi replied

    I so agree . Get Billy Miller back ( he made me laugh so much with his dry sense of humour). I loved the scenes he did challenging Victor. He’s the best. This new Billy, Jenkins has got to go. He’s not suitable to play Billy’s character. He does not have the same on screen chemistry as Billy Miller.

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  232. tinybeachubm says:

    I don’t like him as Billy Abbott. He just doesn’t fit. I didn’t think Tom fit either, he just seemed a little young and immature for the role. The new guy though, again, just doesn’t seem right.

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  233. Bev Long says:

    I do NOT like this new Billy. No way!!!
    He is not attractive in my book!

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  234. Nancy says:

    Jenkins is certainly an improvement over Tom. But I think they should do whatever it takes to get Billy Miller back!!! He’s the best!!!

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  235. Lorraine says:

    Nope…the new Billy is not the ringer either!
    Also get Reid of Cricket…Chrisine…pitiful character

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  236. Karen says:

    This new Billy is not right for this part. The only thing objectionable about David Tom is that he did look too young , especially with Kelly ( however I don’t like her in the part anyway). There is no chemistry between New Billy and any of the characters he inter- acts with. No chemistry at all. You need Billy Miller back!!

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  237. sharon says:

    Bring back Billy Miller I do not care for the new guy on the young and restless. i do not care for Burgess Jenkins he does not suit the part. Billy Miller suited the part way better. Please bring him back to the show.

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  238. Gis says:

    Bring the old Billy back – Billy Miller is the only one that can do the job. He brings so much passion to his role. Bring him back PLEASE!

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  239. shawna says:

    What took them so long to replace david tom? He played character like whiney kid. Miller needs to come back nobody can play the character like him. David tom looked too young for most characters victoria looked like his older sister. Chelsea was more believable but still wasnt a match. Kelly was more like a mom. This was noticeable from his first appearance on show months ago.

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  240. Rose says:

    screaming=======>>>WE WANT BILLY MILLER BACK!!

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  241. Marilyn says:

    I would rather either other Billy’s no this new one! I do not like this new one at all he does not fit!

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  242. Jen says:

    Please, will someone suggest to the writers that they could bring Adam back on the show NOT the killer of Delia? It definitely could have been someone else. there was no proof.
    Also, PLEASE do not bring Chloe back pregnant with Billy’s baby. That is ridiculous, how could she pull that off, and that has already been done to him before.
    Also, PLEASE stop “reforming” people. Bad to good to bad to good. Next week Ean Ward will be good.
    Also, Paul has another son, did they forget?
    I fast forward any scene with Neil or Lilly or Cane in it, and what the heck happened to Devon? Had a nice girl friend, then a personality change and hopped in the sack with a money hungry model? How do they expect us to believe in the characters when they change their personalities on a dime!

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  243. Lily says:

    Great choice in replacing David Thom…..he didn’t impress me as the previous Billy Abbott! Burgess Jenkins seems like a MUCH better
    replacement for Billy!
    Pleeeeez bring Michael Muhney back for Adam!

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  244. lottie says:

    BILLY MILLER IS NOT A GOOD ACTOR. DAVID TOM IS WAY BETTER THAN BILLY MILLER. HOW HE WON TWO AWARDS IS AMAZING. THEY JUST GAVE IT TO HIM . PUT DAVID TOM BACK ON THE SHOW OR WE ARE GOING TO STOP WATCHING.

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  245. lottie says:

    DAVID TOM IS A GOOD ACTOR

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  246. Stephanie White says:

    Hate that Billy Miller is still gone . Don’t like the new ones at all. Bring Billy Miller back!

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  247. Y&R4Life says:

    I don’t know what planet you are all from, but Billy Miller was a smarmy, unlikable actor. He perpetually seemed ill at ease and was never charming or sexy, or even appealing. David Thom was not masculine enough, and this new guy, I literally can’t stand to look at him. Maybe 4th times the charm with the next Billy. After 40 years of mistakes, this hardly counts as one of the worst.

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  248. S.Hayes says:

    Billy Miller back please. He fit the script.

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  249. Honest1 says:

    I am not happy with this new Billie…NOT AT ALL. Bring back the Billie that left after the Adam and Billie car accident. Billy Tom is not mature looking enough for the role,…please get this new one OFF though quickly and Billie Miller back. Billie Miller, Billie Miller…Billie Miller.

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  250. Kim Bojanich says:

    Anyone is better than David Tom !!!

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    Kim Bojanich replied

    Can’t you bring Billie Miller back? He was great !!!

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  251. Linda Wise says:

    I don’t like him at all as Billy he just doesn’t fit the bill.

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  252. Sherry McCormick says:

    I really don’t like the new actor playing Billy. I think he should be replaced. I also don’t like Caddy McClain as the replacement for Kelly. I think this show should quit changing actors. I think it is a big mistake and they should go back to the original people. David Tom was much better than the guy there now who has absolutely no personality. Stop changing characters and get a clue Young and the Restless before everyone stops watching.

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  253. Chris Young says:

    Billy Miller is the best one for this role. David Tom wasn’t too bad, but this new guy is awful.

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  254. Michael says:

    Young and the Restless is crashing into a mountain. Really getting boring now.
    Hate the new Billy Abbot.
    Neil Winters, Devon , Lily BORING BORING BORING! Write them off the show.
    Victoria, okay still miss the old Victoria though.
    Jack is just tired!
    Abby Abby Abby! Hate her. I loved the old immature Abby. You writers destroyed her character by force ring her to grow up to a serious Abby. Sucks big time.

    Nick and Sharon really? It’s just so unrealistic with the past happenings for them to hook up again.

    I better stop now before I injure myself. I have more complaints.

    Y&R your show is in such big trouble.

    Jerry springer is looking better!

    Please do something!

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  255. Beverly Maxwell says:

    HATE the new Billy. He looks as old as Jack. Please beg Billy Miller to return.

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  256. Karen S says:

    I know it is too early to tell but I wish Billy Miller would be brought back no matter what it takes! !!!! He was perfect for the role!

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  257. Dianne Beilstein says:

    Billy Miller was sooooo perfect for the part! He was so adorably cute and good looking too. Miss him lots! New person much better than Tom. He didn’t fit with Victoria at all.

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  258. Dana says:

    I too wish Billy Miller would come back. This new guy, Burgess Jenkins is too old looking for the role. As well is seems out of place. He looks awkward playing the bad boy. Not to mention he looks just about as old as his big brother Jack. Not buying it at all.

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  259. LeAnne says:

    The new Billy (Burgess) sucks. David Tom was better but Billy Miller was the only one that matters. Y&R should have allowed him the time he asked for to take on other projects. He was worth it!!

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  260. Candi leblanc says:

    Please bring back Billy Miller, he’s the only one who can really own the role!!!

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  261. Susan L says:

    I hate the new Billy Bing back Nilly Miller this guy is to old for the part

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  262. doris n aronson says:

    S0 GLAD THEY LET CURRANT BILLY LEAVE Y& R. DID SO LOVE BILLY MILLER, THE BEST!
    DO LOVE STEVE BURTON. KNEW HIM FROM GH. HOPE HE SAYS AROUND.
    ALSO SHARON AND NICK HAVE SO MANY FANS. LOVE THEM TOGETHER.
    I HOPE THEY ARE NOT TOO HARD ON HER AGAIN.

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  263. BOBBI says:

    Nope this BILLY-Burgess (sucks) Please bring Back BILLY MILLER.
    Y & R —-U gotta get it right; it’s no use there is no other BILLY MILLER OR ADAM.
    Not sure what fully happen to Adam—-(Don’t know if Summer accusations are true)
    That’s between Y&R and the attorneys.
    Like I said before there is no oTHER MICHAEL MUHNEY
    Maybe Y&R should of come up with another solution to have scenes not together( Summer–don’t know real name—don’t care) and Michael. Really missed M&M
    Y&R better get it together—there ratings are DOWN

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  264. Macy says:

    Happy about the change, it was time to let current billy go, my favorite billy of course is Billy Miller. Wish he was coming back, fit the role so perfect. Also love Sharon & nick together, hope it stays that way, there my favorite!

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  265. Gina says:

    The new guy does not ft the role. He is so NOT Billy Abbott!!!!!!!!

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  266. Frankie says:

    Do not like him he looks older than His brother Jack

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  267. Kay says:

    I can’t stand the new Billy. He does not have even an ounce of the charm the first one did, the one before Tom. Please bring the old one back!!

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  268. irene says:

    I liked the fact that the origional billy was back… can’t warm up to the new billy at all

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  269. darla says:

    I think new Billy is ok better then the other one. Billy Miller is the best why can’t this show just pay him what he is worth everyone loves him that obvious !!!!Make your fans happy Y&R!!!!!

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  270. Sandy says:

    The new Billy Abbott is not very handsome or easy on the eyes. I really can not stand him.

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    NICOLE replied

    Sandy go to bed, you sound like you forgot to take your meds today. lmao. Burgess is very handsome.

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  271. Heather says:

    Billy Miller needs to come back or casting needs to find someone more like him; charming personality and irresistibly cute smile. Burgess doesn’t come close to resembling the “Billy Abbott” personality, he just seems like a new character to the show.

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  272. Barbara says:

    I really like the new Billy. This actor is handsome and is a terrific replacement for Mr. miller

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  273. faith morgan says:

    I love David tom… but think he appeared much Youngstown the roll… looks much younger then Vicki ..Will miss David tom being that he was billy when I first started watching y&r.hate it didn’t work out……

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  274. Linda says:

    What are you doing this man looks nothing like Billy Miller he is too old. And I think so far can not act. He does not have the Abbott personality get real PLEASE. Keep him with Chelsea they look good together there is no sparks with Victoria at all.

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  275. randi says:

    David was a dud and Burgess is a dud! Billy is playful and charming! Please keep trying until you get it right!! I loved Billy Miller–but wish him all the best in his new ventures!! I fast forward through most Billy parts because he is soooo BLAH!!!

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  276. Lynn says:

    I hate Chelsea, hated the Billy’s and can’t stand Kelly.

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  277. Cynthia says:

    This guy looks like Shaggy! Puhleez get him off and bring back Billy Miller.

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  278. gayl says:

    This replacement is awful. He is a terrible actor and looks nothing like the young reckless star he should be. And next to Jack he does not look like the stud younger brother who is full of fun and can’t grow up. And sex appeal, this guy has none. Get Billy Miller back or you are ruining the best part of the show.

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  279. Sharon says:

    Bring back Billy Miller. He was perfect!!!

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  280. Mary Lou says:

    I thought David Tom was a perfect Billy! I’m still uncomfortable with the latest replacement…Maybe he’ll grow on me…

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  281. Judy Piccolomini says:

    We all love Billy Miller, but David Tom made a seamless transition when he re-took over the role. I think people would not have accepted ANY replacement in the role of Billy Abbott, and Tom is receiving the undeserved criticism. He is a GREAT Billy Abbott!!! This new guy (as good and cute as he may be) is a SHOCKING CHANGE to the role of Billy Abbott. I am so aware that I am watching a “re-cast” any moment he is on screen. Even his voice. I am sure he is just fine in any other TV or movie role. He just isn’t Billy Abbott and the blame falls not on the actor, but on the powers that be! Foolish move!

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    k/kay replied

    JFP wanted a beef-cake in the role and she never wanted DT that was CBS/Sony’s doing. I have watched two episodes since I got back home from vacation and he is too old for the character he has none of the boyish charm. Next to Jess Walton he looks like he could be her lover. Totally miscast!

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  282. jb crick says:

    Do u think he looks like Jack Wagner?

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  283. Julia Harmon says:

    No one can ever replace Billy Miller, but the newest actor is not bad. Will have to give it some time.

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  284. Soap addict says:

    I find this new Billy to be too clean-cut and not the carefree joker that the character is supposed to be portrayed as. This new Billy is very handsome, but just looks too straight-laced to fit the part…

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  285. nlwood says:

    I was so glad when David Tom returned as Billy, and like so many others who have commented, I thought his return was seamless. Tom understands the character of Billy Abbott and Billy’s complex interaction with the cast — all of the cast. The new actor does not have any of that charisma, and to me, does not seem to fit, including physically. I am, to reduce my comments down to two words, not happy.

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  286. toni says:

    Not happy with new Billy… please replace again!!

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  287. Louise says:

    Not liking new Billy Abbott. Nothing against the gentleman, just wish Billy Miller was back. This guy isn’t working for me.

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  288. Diane says:

    I for one was sooo happy to see Miller gone and Tom back !!!! Tom was and always will be the best Billy !!!! Not sure why so many people liked Miller. He was a horrible actor ! Seriously, not sure why so many people didn’t notice ? (shaking my head). Feel sad to not be seeing David Tom anymore :( … but Jenkins is easy to watch. I think he’ll do just fine. I miss Adam, wish he could come back. He really got screwed over by that girl who plays Summer, can’t stand watching her and listening to her, just saying.

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  289. Debby Bennett says:

    horrible! David Tom seamlessly took up the role of Billy ….this new guy is wooden, and boring….yuk! Recast back to David Tom!

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    me replied

    I was away for two weeks and while David Tom wasn’t as good as his predecessor, this new guy is just awful…I can’t see him in any role on this show but def not Billy. I love Chelsea. Only a part time watcher but this show is pretty bad now…pretty bad indeed.

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  290. Patti says:

    The reason Young and Restless had been at the top for many years was the ability the writers had in developing the characters into ‘believable’ characters. It wasn’t about changing character’s personality or even the people who played them. As a viewer you became invested in their lives and you ‘cared’ about them. TPTB seem to be intentionally changing the beautiful formula that worked for so many years. Watching the Y&R for years had been a nice get away like picking up a good book; but the last couple of years has been a disappointment. The writers no longer even know these ‘people’ in Genoa City. The dynamics of the show has changed for the worse. It’s as though TPTB want it to fail or they have no idea what they are doing! (On a footnote- who does the casting? It is so easy to see who has true talent in acting; Burgess just does not act well ,no matter who his character is! While Billy Miller had the role of Billy Abbott down perfectly, David Thom did an excellent job and is an excellent actor! Burgess sounds like he is in a school play. And while many may disagree with me, another person who has never been believable as an actor is Kristoff St. John. Sorry he is just not able to show the right emotions. The Y&R success was always based on a large base of characters that the audience cared about, but that base continues to dwindle, giving us less and less reason to want to watch, (and this is from someone who has enjoyed tuning in for over 25 years!) I’m mourning what the Y&R used to be and wonder if it will ever be the great soap it once was.

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  291. tyn says:

    was very upset when you got rid of billy miller and brought back david thom – never did like him for the role of billly abbott but were finallly accepting him. but no! burgess -does not fit the image we have for billy abbott… bring back billy miller

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  292. the feistyone says:

    so disappointed in the new billy abbott. way to old for the character. I think he looks older than jack. I think he would be a great love interest for jill!!!!! david tom was doing just fine in the part.

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  293. Jackie says:

    I don’t like him at all. No chemistry anywhere.

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  294. Misty says:

    Pleeeeaaase bring back Billy Miller!! No one will ever fill his shoes!!

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  295. Linda says:

    Burgess as Billy doesn’t work , at least David Tom was Billy before more believable!

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  296. chastity says:

    I was just finally getting used to David Tom. He was starting to BE Billy Abbott to me. I loved Billy Miller. I guess I’ll get used to the new guy.

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  297. Ruth Bradley says:

    Burgess is a better Billy than David Tom but no one can replace Billy Miller. I wish he would come back. He’s a great actor and very nice to look at.

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  298. Alice Murphy says:

    I have been a fan of y & r since the beginning. The casting of Burgess as Billy is a total flop. Bill Tom was doing a better job. Could you not have found someone who resembled Billy just a little bit. Billy is nutty, funny a bit off the wall which the present actor is not. He would have made a great Adam. The story lines are so slow that the show has become boring. For example, Stitch’s secret, just get on with it already. I did not watch on episode last week and when I turned in this week it was like I did not miss one single thing. You are loosing fan interest very fast.

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    DANA KRUPA replied

    I agree …. !

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  299. DANA KRUPA says:

    New Billy no CHARISMA !!! Dissipointed …. last two Billys were awsome ….LOVE THOM big mistake if this is permenant !

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  300. Sandy MArtinez says:

    Hate Burgess Jenkins as the new “Billy”!!! He is too old and his acting sucks! Casting people at Y&R need to get a clue! His kissing scenes make me ill! Oh, well…back to Fox News until Noon when I watch Bold and Beautiful

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  301. j miller says:

    The guy that is playing Billy Abbott now is not a good looking Billy. He looks old and nasty! David Tom was bad but you went from bad to worse! And he can’t even play the role of Billy Abbot.. I think you guy’s messed up when you let Billy Miller go!

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  302. k says:

    sorry no go. He this Berguss guy is HORRIBLE. Yes, you went from bad to worst!! He CAN’T ACT! Why does he look so orange? He is still and brings NO personality to the character at all!!! All the qualities that Billy Miller had is what you should be looking for…better yet bring BILLY MILLER BACK!!!

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  303. Buster says:

    I miss Billy Miller and Michael Muhney. Their leaving left a huge hole in the show. I don’t mind Chelsea at all. David Thom was not a good fit, he looked like a young boy, too bad cuz he’s not a bad actor. The new Billy looks good so far and he resembles Jack at least, they could pass easily for brothers. Really though, Michael Muhney was fabulous in that role!

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  304. michelle says:

    bring billy miller back asap.

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  305. R glove says:

    Yeah, way to go and a hunk too. Also Ben shoul be the better guy for Vicki

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  306. Joyce Rovere says:

    I don’t like the new Burgess Jenkins playing Billy Abbott. He’s not a very good actor. The people are getting worse on the show which I have been watching since the early 70′s. I want Billy Miller back along with the old Adam. Y & R is going down hill now. I know a lot of people that watch your soap and all feel the same.

    Thanks!

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  307. Rayca says:

    This guy is awful. I agree with Joyce. He can’t even speak a line and sound convincing. He may be very good in other situations. Soap operas are a whole different animal. The directing is crap on a soap opera. The actor needs to be really good to be convincing to the public. Sorry, but I loved David Tom. I don’t know why fans didn’t.

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