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240 May 29th, 2014 David Tom Speaks Out On Reason He Was Told He Was Being Let-Go From Y&R!

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The soap world had been abuzz since last week’s news that Daytime Emmy winner David Tom was let-go from The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott after only a very short time back on the CBS soap opera.  Tom stepped back into the role he originally played after Billy Miller made the decision to exit the series.   After David was finally gaining some favor with the fans, while others simply could not see anyone one else in the role but Miller, Y&R terminated the actor and replaced him with actor Burgess Jenkins.

In an exclusive interview with CBS Soaps In Depth, Tom related what the higher-ups told him was one of the reasons for his dismissal:  “One of the reasons they said they let me go is that I obviously looked too young when they placed me with the new Kelly. Well, she was hired after I was.  I don’t understand why they didn’t think about that when they were casting her. We don’t really have a storyline anyway; She’s with Jack. I thought I looked fine with Missy [Claire Egan, Chelsea]. I really loved working with her.”

CBS Soaps In Depth has more with the interview with the actor in their upcoming June 16th issue, so be on the lookout for it!

What do you think about the reason David explained was a big reason for his dismissal given to him by Y&R? That he looked to young next to the new Kelly (Cady McClain)?  Weigh-in!

  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    He’s a fine actor and i liked him on OLTL…he is right about Kelly…they shouldve got Kelly Sullivan to play the part…she was closer to David Toms age unless they wanted someone older like Cady Mcclain because she was going to be paired with Peter B., but that wouldnt make sense since they have a much younger Hiliary with Neil…whatever the case Y&R shouldve stayed with DT but the next actor might not work out or eventually quit…maybe he’ll do better…who knows…hopefully David will show up on GH as Dillion…id even wouldnt mind him on Days as Mike and Robins son Jeremy Horton or as a Brady!!!

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    dmr replied

    I love Kelly Sullivan! I thought that she would have been a great Sami recast if the writers decided to go that route.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I once said that too but i think tptb are open to have A.S. make guest appearances for now…

    rebecca1 replied

    Kelly Sullivan? She looks too old for him too! (I don’t watch the show but I remember him from his OLTL days.) But Kelly? They’re probably around the same age but I can’t see them together.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I just like Kelly Sullivan and want her on one of the three soaps…lol

    rebecca1 replied

    Though I agree, she’s a great actress…her character was too hard for me. There was nothing, for me…likeable about her. She was like a real gun mol. And though Ava is too…the fact that she can love Morgan the way she does or did made her more human and vulnerable. Kelly’s Connie was fun to watch, especially in her dual roles, but not a fav of mine.

    I liked Megan Ward. (not for David Tom)…whatever happened to her???

    Mama replied

    That is no reason to fire an actor. There is a lot more to this story that we are being told.

    SkaLove replied

    I agree that Y&R should’ve stayed with David Tom. I felt he was doing well since his return, and definitely didn’t get all caught up into him looking young. Considering Billy and Victoria was a May/December romance, his “youthful appearance” shouldn’t have made a difference. I honestly believe this was just complaints from fans, who wanted Billy Miller(who’s younger than David Tom) back in the role. Most sites I’ve visited the biggest complaints were that he looked too young, and didn’t compare to David Tom.

    I felt for David, because he was immediately thrown into the story that started out with Billy Miller. Most role reprises/recasts usually have a break in between restarting the role. Oh well, I wish David Tom all the luck, because he’s a talented actor, but he needs to be somewhere where his talent is respected.

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    Timmm replied

    Too young and whiny to play Dillion. David is a good actor but he would be best on a Disney show playing an adult character.

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    Don replied

    whoooo, harsh don’t you think

    Lisa replied

    You mean Dylon? Not sure who Dillion is. DT was doing just fine. Don’t judge.

    Timmm replied

    Sorry, I meant Dylan. I am not judging the actor, just leaving a comment Lisa. Thats why they have this option after the story.

    Lori replied

    David Tom was playing Billy not Dylan, are you even watching the show?

    Timmm replied

    I do watch the show everyday. Sorry, I meant to say Billy, not Dylan.

    Carrie Johnson replied

    I hope Chelsea is gone soon

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    Don replied

    It depens of the actress desire to continue on the show if storylines aren’t good and trust me actors like the producers do look at opinions on the web and if those aren’t good and the ratings with it well either the actor decides to leave or get fired.

    k replied

    I thought (Billy) was let go because he was in legal trouble

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    MD replied

    I think he looked too young to be with Victoria

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    Sandra Lynn replied

    I just got use to David Tom playing Billy which he does very well. I enjoyed him the first time he played. I do not enjoy this new guy. Too old. Change it back. Why don’t we ever get a say in the matter? We’re the ones watching it.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I tuned in to see the new guy and i say they shouldve kept David Tom!!!

    AB replied

    I’ve been watching since the show started. While some re-casting is hard to get used to, I LOVED David Tom. I don’t think he looks too young at all. I happen to think he moved into the roll perfectly and did an amazing job!! I loved Billy Miller but I love David Tom too. The new Kelly…..now this one I am having a difficult time with. Her facial expressions just don’t seem genuine. Love Young and the Restless!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    David Tom did a fine job…nukelly is like watching a department store maniquin…dull as a doorknob!!!

    Ellie replied

    I loved David as billy the new guy is really throwing me off David had this cute huggable look and vibe I think the bosses blew it

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  2. k/kay says:

    So the PTB over there throw Cady McClain a newbie under the bus I thought they told us when they were recasting Kelly that she was a love interest for Jack. I will also bet you a steak dinner if Michelle Stafford had not went to GH Phyllis would have stayed in a coma forever they just were trying to get back at MS because she left and was not ever coming back and proved it. I feel like Goldie Hawn in the movie Deceived ” Isn’t anybody in charge here”. I absolutely loathe what has become of this show!

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    dmr replied

    I watched the show the other day, on Memorial Day. Haven’t seen it in a long time. I used to watch it during the summer when at home on school vacation. I found it to be boring. But, it was only one episode. I can’t quite grasp why they are number 1; but, what do I know? I probably don’t watch it enough.

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    k/kay replied

    It is not the show it use to be but it is not all this regimes fault LML took over in 2005 and we went to a downward spiral no real vision for the show or the characters but the last 4 are all suffering from producers and writers playing musical chairs. Bottom line when they can replace them with a program that is cheaper to produce etc they will all be gone it is all about the dollars!

  3. Sandy says:

    He is a very good actor however he had to fill the shoes of Billy Miller. Billy Miller made the role his own. I know the truth hurts but he should have been told the truth. He is no Billy Miller. No one is for that matter. The executive producer Jill Phelps needs to be the one fired. If she is fired then the actors that have left will maybe come back. This lunatic is running the story lines in the ground. Good luck to David Tom because as I stated he is a good actor just not good for the story line of Billy Abbott.

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    dmr replied

    From what I have seen of Billy Miller’s scenes, he is pretty amazing.

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    Jake replied

    Billy Miller left. Let’s try to get over that and give someone a chance and then decide if he can make the role his own.

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    SkaLove replied

    I agree, Jake. I honestly believe some people forget this. David wanted to have his cake and eat it too by wanting extra time off. Nothing wrong with him venturing out to other projects, but if he was in a big frontburner, that was going to hurt the Billy character. So he CHOSE to leave, and some fans need to accept it.

    I personally believe Billy Miller is really trying to break away from Daytime.

    Nikki replied

    That’s easier said than done. David Tom is a great actor but he is no Billy Miller just like they are going to replace Adam Newman!!!Good luck you already know and feel sorry for the actor who tries to fill his shoes. There is no Adam Newman except Michael Muhney and there is no Billy Abbott except Billy Miller so why not just kill them off.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Actually, Billy Miller had to fill the shoes of David Tom. The role was originally David’s to hold, and comparing two actors isn’t helping, either.

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    Sandy replied

    I know that David Tom was Billy Abbott before Billy Miller but David Tom never made it a story line worth following like Billy Miller. Billy Miller made it his own and actually enjoyable to watch.

    Jimmy replied

    Agreed, JFP is a tyrant and now it’s clear now why she is loathed by all soap fans. Her tenure at GH was bad and her reign on Y&R is even worse. I feel bad for David Tom because he isn’t a bad actor, he just wasn’t right for the role now because Billy has changed so much since DT last played him. BM did make the role his own and hopefully Burgess Jenkins does the same, in a way that we’ll like. But a lot of it rests on the writing, so hopefully the show knows what they’re doing with him!

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    Elhu replied

    I have much respect for the talented Tom family, including David, but I was honestly not feeling him in the role of Billy this time around. I do believe that he was still working his way back into the part, so maybe a little more time might have worked, I guess we will never know. I did find his look to be a bit too young looking for most of the character’s interactions, so Kelly was just one of them – IMO. Billy Miller’s were big shoes to fill, but now that he has been gone for a bit, and someone else has since played that part (sadly David Tom is that casualty), I think Burgess Jenkins will have an easier time settling into the role. I wish David much good luck in his future endeavors.

    k/kay replied

    The character of Billy did change to a drunk and a gambler who smiled all the time and left a child unattended in a vehicle slept with everything that had legs no responsibility he was not the creation that Bill Bell had. Billy Miller left this role because he wanted to do other things fans and Ah need to get over it and grow a pair she is an actress that needs to be lifted by someone HT never needed another actor to prop her up she owned the part of Victoria Newman she was hired by Bill Bell also he had a eye for talent she had chemistry with every actor she was paired with and she did most of the heavy lifting their was no being a cry baby whining because she did not get her way she took that character from a bratty teenager to a force to be reckoned with in the corporate world. Heather Tom was Victoria Deal With It!!!

    k/kay replied

    And yes I am well aware it is the writers but please quit blaming David Tom he walked into a role which was not the role he left he is a class act all the way please stop the hatred on him I can’t stand it. Any day he can out act Steve Burton or Joshua Morrow!

    Harry replied

    K/Kay–I agree with your every word.

    Peggy replied

    I loved Billy Miller! However, he wanted to leave so I wish him well. I think David Tom was doing an ok job and would have been great in the role if they would have given it more time. It takes time for viewers to accept a new actor replacing someone as well liked as Billy Miller. I remember how much I hated it when David Tom left the role years ago. I loved him as the teenage Billy Abbott. This makes me sad. I also think Joshua Morrow is a great actor who is under appreciated. The one who can’t act is Eric Braden — never could, never will!

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  4. Nemi Denise R says:

    The reason they gave David Tom for firing him is a load of BS because the actor that will replace David looks the same age as he does.

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    robin fletcher replied

    Exactly!

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Haha, no he doesn’t. Burgess looks much older than David looks.

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    DaisyJane replied

    To me it is not that he looks too young – he looks plenty old to play Billy as he has the forehead lines,but to me, it is because he is not as muscular as Billy Miller. I think if they had him hit the gym, he would have more of that romantic lead look. His acting was just fine as was his chemistry with Amelia. It was just that he looked so scrawny. :-(

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    Timmm replied

    Burgess looks older and he will match up in age better with Jack, Kelly, Phyllis, and Stich.

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    Timmm replied

    I know, Stitch. Also with Chelsea. Lets just hope this guy can act! I saw some of his work on Youtube and he looked pretty good.

  5. andrew hass says:

    The show probably had to give David Tom a reason for letting him go and that might have been the best one they could come up with.Plus there might have been other reasons the show let him go but IMO the one David Tom mentioned was a weak one.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    They might not’ve needed a reason; contracts work in 13-week cycles and his 13-week cycle might’ve just run out, and the show decided with the character’s new direction to recast the role with someone older-looking.

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    andrew hass replied

    David Tom was rehired late last.So if he signed his contract in November then then when got fired he would be near the end of his 2nd 13 week cycle of his contract.As for the show giving David Tom a reason for letting him go maybe they knew the press would ask about it and this way he has an answer and it wouldn’t be just him saying the show didn’t give him a reason.

    Maggie Brown replied

    Looking young next to another actor, really is a flimsy excuse for letting someone go. Billy and Kelly’s storyline weren’t hardly crossing paths anymore. If he looks too young, add some makeup and make him look a little older, simple as that….done! Another reason……..definitely!

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  6. Tom says:

    I thought he was improving. Although he does look young. That’s not a bad thing. Hope he gets a new gig.

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  7. SZima says:

    ” I thought I looked fine with Missy [Claire Egan, Chelsea].”

    Sounds like Billy & Chelsea were to be the end game, so I wonder if Burgess will still be with Chelsea…until Adam comes back that is.

    The Kelly shit makes no sense since she was to be with Jack anyway.

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    dmr replied

    I htought when Kelly first came on, before the recast, she was going to be paired within the Billy and Victoria storyline, somehow. Things probably changed; but, casting and writing are still using that excuse about Kelly. Probably leaving it open if Kelly does end up in Billy’s orbit.

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    Devoted Fan replied

    The 180 degree change in Kelly makes no sense. The casting director should be fired.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Something stinks!

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    Carole replied

    Bullshit! Just Bullshit! He has always looked younger than he is. He’s 35 and Cady is 44. He was doing just fine! Some fans jus don’t know when to let go. JFP should be fired!

    tammiel67 replied

    Carole, David Tom turned 36 on March 23.

    Jimmy replied

    Exactly, and on top of that, Cady McClain looks a lot younger than Cynthia Watros does, so if the show hadn’t recast Kelly, David Tom’s version of Billy would STILL have looked too young to be paired with Kelly. On top of that, Kelly is with Jack, not Billy, so that reason is complete BS, the show just needs something else to say than “the fans didn’t like you because they loved Billy Miller.”

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    Sherice replied

    He’s 36, not 35

  8. Kaleesi says:

    Whatever reason they gave him, bottom line is, he wasn’t cutting it. When BM left I think they felt they needed some kind of publicity stunt to appease fans so they got the guy who originated the role, plus he’s got the famous last name. Unfortunately, more often than not, he came across as throwing tantrums.

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    harry replied

    That’s a matter of opinion, Kaleesi–and it is my opinion you’re wrong on all accounts.

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  9. Allen Saint James says:

    To be quite Frank i think the decision was based on his perceived lack of physical beauty and sex appeal. My sister who is a bigger fan of this show and. Billy miller found his physical beauty distracting. I personally think Miller set a standard for Billy Abbot as a handsome rogue with quirky sensibilities.

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    Sherice replied

    David Tom is very handsome and gorgeous. Beautiful smile

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  10. Z says:

    Cynthia Watrous looked way too old for Billy Miller! This is insanity. I liked David Tom just fine; at least he resembles Billy Miller.

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  11. james harden says:

    Sorry David I thought you did a great job and I really miss you.

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  12. TorontoTom says:

    I doubt it had anything to do with “looking too young”. Bottom line – he was terrible in the role. Not believable for a second. They did the right thing by cutting their losses when they realized that he wasn’t working out at all. Looking forward to the recast of Billy Abbott. The next guy couldn’t be any worse!

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    Sherice replied

    DT is a wonderful actor and originated the role. Let’s not forget the emmy he won.

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    carman replied

    The new actor is really bad as billy first of all he is to old, he looks more like he’s around jack’s age and you know he’s is the younger brother to jack much younger and second there is no chemistry between he and Victoria. And last but not least he doesn’t favor billy at all , David did.

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  13. Lisa Z. says:

    It is a tough business. He does look and act too young. He seems to snarl in all of his scenes. He looks like he is Jack’s son, and a kid brother to Victoria, Chelsea, or Kelly. He must be really angry and surprised as he revealed what he was told to him about the actress who plays “Kelly”.

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    andrew hass replied

    If David Tom is angry i don’t blame him.I’m sure it’s not the first time he was ever fired but he may have just wanted a better reason for been let go after only a few months back.Plus maybe he’s feeling he was not given a fair chance and that the show always had this planned somehow.For example maybe the show knew the fans would have a problem with Billy Miller’s immediate recast no matter who it was.So they rehired David Tom and even used him as publicity by saying they brought back the original Billy.So they threw David to the wolves so to speak.Now this new actor may not face the same problems with the fans that David Tom did because he’s not replacing Billy Miller exactly.

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    CLN replied

    I fully agree! David Tom was the sacrificial lamb. He is a great actor and I loved to watch him. Sad he will be gone.

  14. k/kay says:

    What is so hysterical about all of this hoopla over DT not having chemistry with AH/Victoria the character of Billy Abbott was born in 1993. Do you want to know what the character of Victoria was doing in 1993 losing her and Cole Howards baby. When Billy was aged DT came in 1999 he had one of the most popular pairings with the character of Mckenzie Browning the actress was Ashley Bashioum who portrayed her try going on you tube and looking at their scenes together so DT was a very popular Billy but all the Billy Miller rabid fans could not let go and let this guy have a chance to recreate his magic. And when DT is fired he still remains a class act and calls Y&R his family.

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    Sherice replied

    I agree w/ everthing you said. DT created the role and was/is a phenomenal actor. He did win an Emmy and I loved his scenes with Ashley Bashioum, and the prom episodes were legendary. I didn’t like Billy Maier. I thought he couldn’t act, which is the same thing a lot of people said about DT. His firing is unfair and I wish the higher ups had not listened to the haters, which I think they did. So what if there’s no chemistry w A. Heinle. Just pair him w someone else.

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  15. Reagan says:

    I never thought he looked age appropriate with Victoria when they brought him on. While I love Billy Miller in the role, I never accepted that Miller was the only one that could pull the role off. But Tom was never physically strong looking to take over the adult Billy after Miller. I always felt Stitch & Victor could break him with one punch. Now I think Tom could be interesting on Days as a spoiled nephew of (Victor) through Justin or a Nathan Horton recast.

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  16. Aria says:

    This is the same women (jfp) who fired GH Rebecca Herbts and had no real good reason, then back peddle when the audience threw a monumental fit wish forced her to reverse her stupid decietion . And believe me, she’s notorious for those. But you know what? The hires up let her do it so whose really to blame here? Sony/cbs hired her so they must feel she brings something to the table. Either that or there’s a short supply of people who can run these shows. Thank goodness GH no longer has to deal with her.

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    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Strange to find myself in the position of taking up for JFP under any circumstances, but the thing with Rebecca Herbst was not her fault (or at least, it did not happen at her instigation). That was engineered by Brian Frons.

    Whether JFP played a significant part in how badly the whole thing was handled, I don’t know; it might be possible to pin some blame on her for that. But the decision itself was not hers.

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  17. Johnny says:

    The looking too young thing is a crock. Billy graduated on screen in 2002. By that time Victoria had been married and divorced at least three times. It has always been established that Victoria is nearly ten years older than Billy. That was never a problem. And about Kelly….why are they hiring an actress like Cynthia Watros who has always played older….her love interests on Guiding Light were people like Robert Newman and Ron Raines…who are now well over 60. If they would think more about story when they are casting instead of grabbing up a soap big name and then having no clue what to do with them…this would not happen. This reminds me of another incident, also from JFP…when she was at Another World. They had new rising star Justin Chambers playing Nick…and he was awesome and fit the role very well…and then one day he was inexplicably replaced by Kevin McClatchy. Not only was Kevin WAY too old to be playing a teenage upstart, he was all wrong for the role and never looked anything less than constipated trying to play it. Mercifully he was replaced by another actor who fit the role much better. I hope this doesn’t continue to happen with Billy. Reckless recasting can damage a character past the point of viability….even a core character like Billy!!

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    Tiffanie replied

    I agree unless this next actor nails it, it could damage Billy. I think Billy Miller was just so damn good as Billy as Michael was with Adam, both very strong, witty take care of themselves kind of men and David T being a good actor was not enough for THIS role. I was REALLY hoping Billy and Michael would return but that looks like that will def not happen now. Hate it for what talent is left on the show. The show is fading..fast

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  18. su0000 says:

    David Tom was mainly let let go because he was a horrible Billy..
    He said his looking too young was –one– of the reasons..
    there were other reasons. He was bad for the part from the git-go..
    He could not portray Billy Abbott, he was too whiny, no charisma, humor, charm , he did not look strong, he was not strong enough to be Billy, etc, he was a horrible Billy..

    I’m sorry he was let go, and lot of it was from CBS’s bad decisions and judgments in first place..

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    harry replied

    But SU00, you claim you never watch Y&R.

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    k/kay replied

    Hmmm why were you sorry he was let go if he was so bad? You say he was a bad Billy and then turn around and say CBS made a bad decision in letting him go. Sounds like you are contradicting yourself!

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    CLN replied

    Sorry, I don’t agree with you at all. David Tom had plenty of charism and charm, not to mention, he is gorgeous. He would have made the role his own if given the time. He is a great actor. I loved his scenes with Jess Walton.

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  19. robert says:

    Y&R definitely screwed David Tom. Their explanation for firing him seems like a load of bull to me. This just shows how JFP treats people. She should be the one fired.

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    Pearl replied

    I agree with you I wish that some would rein her in
    What about Phyllis are they bringing her back even though
    It is not going to be the same one please bring her back ASAP

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  20. jo says:

    The whole show is suffering under the demise of new boss Phelps. DT is more collateral damage. Trying to fill the shoes of the very popular BMiller was more than a challenge. And the next guy may fail, because ppl love Billy Miller.
    DT will find other work I’m sure.

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  21. Mark says:

    I am bored with victoria and billy but I am loving Hillary and Neil!! So cute together!!

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    Timmm replied

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  22. Barbara Martin says:

    It is still a “long” sorry” excuse that the higher ups of the Y&R are hoping that whatever “FAN” base they have LEFT will accept. They really don’t have US “The Fans” in mind. As far as the individual who played “Kelly” prior and the
    “individual” who is playing “Kelly” now, I really did and still do not like either one of them. I am a very LONG TIME viewer of the “Y&R” and actually it is the only “soap
    opera” that I watched. You notice I said “watched” but not anymore. I am going to follow Michael, Billy and Ashley with whatever “soap” they are associated with. PHELPS and some of the others have made an enormous amount of errors letting these three go.

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  23. PatF says:

    Everyone knows that’s just BS because Watros looked much older than Miller.

    So him looking older than Cady shouldn’t have mattered.

    Idiots.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    At least they didn’t make up a molesting story about him!

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    Carole replied

    Ditto!

    PatF replied

    What are you talking about?

    Try to stay focused within the thread.

    andrew hass replied

    Michael Muhney may or may not have done what he was accused of but he hasn’t exactly come out and said he’s innocent either.As for Y&R making up the story that Michael Muhney molested someone just so they could fire him i’m sure there were easier ways they could have found to get rid of him than that.Back to David Tom he said there were other reasons for why the show let him go.So maybe he should tell us all the reasons and not just one.That way we would have the full story.

    Mary SF replied

    Idiots are what they must think viewers are if they expect us to buy that garbage. They knew exactly what he look like when they hired him, it wasn’t like he got younger looking over the last few weeks.

    If I was a betting person I would say they cast DT because they were in a jam– Miller was leaving and they couldn’t have two characters disappear while they did a major search for a replacement. My guess is someone had the bright idea to hire the actor who played Billy first, let him take the hit for replacing Miller, while they quietly looked for the Billy they really want and once they found him make some lame excuse to dismiss Tom.

    It was win win for them, because Tom filled in, got all the flack for replacing Miller and this new guy avoids all that stigma because he replaced Tom not Miller. Actually if it went down like that, it was a shrewd move on their part– underhanded and not nice, but shrewd.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Well written, Mary SF.

    Their behavior is what makes me think that MM may have been a fall guy!

    They would not work with Billy Miller.
    They masterminded a cruel story about MM.
    They ran MS off to GH.
    They used and abused David Tom.

    They are Y&R and they are mean!

    Maggie Brown replied

    Excellent reasoning Mary SF.
    I have another comment on here someplace about looking too young as an actor. Since when does it matter when something comes out of Hollywood?

    4ever DAYS replied

    David Tom said Y&R told him that they let him go because he looks to young to play Billy. At least we’re not hearing a slanderous story about him molesting anybody as an explanation for his firing. Y&R can’t pull that stunt with every departure.

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    PatF replied

    Why would they? I think you’re confused.

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Except that as far as I know, there was never any evidence that that story originated with anybody associated with Y&R. (Admittedly, the show and the people associated with it did not exactly do anything to put the story to rest, either.) My memory on it all is already getting dim, but didn’t the story originate in some kind of Twitter war, and from somebody who was not in any way associated with the show? I thought (again, my memory on the whole thing is hazy) that that was one of the few things that resembled a “fact” in the whole ugly episode.

    4ever DAYS replied

    I think Y&R could have created the false story against MM for publicity and for viewers not to feel bad about him leaving. I’m not confused, Y&R is!

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    PatF replied

    Sweetie, you are on the wrong thread.

    THIS one is about David Tom.

    MM is so last December.

  24. harry says:

    Absolutely mendacious nonsense. I don’t have the words.
    They knew what he looked like, they knew what Cady looked like. They hired him first. Then they decide he looks too young for her. But wait, he’s not going to be coupled with her, Jack is.
    This reminds me of the people who built a house next to a fifty year old pig ranch and then filed a complaint to the city officials because the neighborhood smelled like pig manure.
    Speaking of scent and cities, something really smells rotten in the city of Genoa City.
    David Tom, you did an amazing job. Please don’t let these dirty rotten scoundrels be a bleep on the radar screen of your self esteem.

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  25. Rob says:

    RIDICULOUS.

    He was as good an actor in this role as anyone they get, Miller’s exit is still too new so people were endlessly comparing the two.

    When are CBS and Sony going to wake the F up and realize that this ship is sinking fast?

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Y&R is just putting red lipstick on a pig!

    I hope JFP never goes to DAYS!

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    tammiel67 replied

    Amen!!!

  26. Scott (ATWT Fan)