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CASTING BOMBSHELL: David Tom Returns To Y&R as Billy Abbott as Billy Miller Opts To Leave!

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We tell ya, what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite soaps is even more of a cliffhanger and shocker than the soap itself!  Case in point, today David Tom has been announced as the replacement for Billy Miller in the role of Billy Abbot on The Young and the Restless!  The biggest part of this casting bombshell is that Tom originated the role of Billy Abbott.  David played the role from 1999-2002 and earned a Daytime Emmy for his performance.

As for Miller, reports indicate that the two-time Daytime Emmy winner opted to leave when an agreement could not be reached with the number one soap.

TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan first tweeted the shocking news by relating, “WOW! Massive @CBSDaytime NEWS! #BillyMiller OUT at @YandR_CBS and guess who’s the NEW Billy Abbott??? DAVID TOM is BACK! Deets 2Morrow AM!”

CBS Entertainment Daytime’s Sr. VP. Angelica McDaniel followed up with a tweet confirming the casting change stating:  “Please join me in welcoming Daytime Emmy winner David Tom back to #YR and @CBSDaytime as Billy Abbott’s exciting storyline continues.”   She then later tweeted, “I respect Billy Miller’s decision to move on and wish him great success in his future endeavors.”

As most soap fans know, David Tom is the real-life brother of The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie).  Heather originated the role of Victoria Newman on Y&R which is now played by Amelia Heinle!

We will have more on this developing story tomorrow, but for now, what do you think about David Tom back in as Billy Abbott?  Are you shocked Billy Miller actually decided to go?  Weigh-in!

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Utter BS. Billy Miller is the star of the show and this is terrible. Fire Jill now.

Jill Phelps- has RUINED This show, I stopped watching a few months ago, I really don’t think Mr. William Bell would be proud of this show now at all, Just saying!!!

Nobody is discussing whether or not David Tom has curbed his drug problems. Remember, this is the reason he was fired from “One Life to Live” in late 2004.

Is she behind the recent decision to turn off the lights before filming? There may be some great acting going on, but the sets are so dark you cannot see the expressions on anyone’s faces . Annoying!- this isn’t supposed to be Dark Shadows!

She has ruined the show, Jill Phelps and the writers. I quit watching the day Deliah died.

hate to say told you so!

Joshua…honestly, dude…I did not know about David Tom and his drug problems. D-A-M-N!!!!! And by the way, you crack me up whenever you refer to Y&R’s Dylan as DULLAN. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Dude…that is so funny, yet, so very true. LOL!!!!!

Joshua…take care, bro. Peace.

The characters of Billy & Victoria have great chemistry. Definitely a mistake is the re cast. rebecca

Billy Miller is such an amazing actor and excellent “Billy Abbott.” His absence will certainly be missed. I hate that an agreement couldn’t be reached but you cannot blame him for wanting to pursue other acting options if they are out there. I can see why they would go for bringing in someone who has been in the role before b/c it will be hard for anyone to fill Billy Miller’s shoes.

Thank you for speaking with reason! It makes sense that they’d rather go with the original than hire yet ANOTHER recast. I loved David Tom as Billy. And while I agree with the majority that he doesn’t go with Victoria, he was perfect with the original Mac! Maybe they’ll bring her back! I’ve never been a Villy fan BECAUSE I always thought he belonged with Mac and Clementine Ford was awful!

Totally agree! I’ll miss Billy Miller tons as Billy, but David Tom is the next best thing, hands down. YES – Clementine Ford sucked, but I think Ashley Bashioum is doing something in the non-acting world now. I would love to see her return though!

I think Mac is married to JT, but you are right, they could get back together but that was years ago and this show is just going downhill. Mac didnt even make Katherines funeral.

David Tom is a terrible actor and so unbelieveable. He is not handsome and nothing like Billy Miller. This Billy struggled with his part. How on earth could he have been chosen to replace Miller. Please get someone else for Billys part. Tom’s is awful

Also… i don’t see this Billy as having chemistry with Victoria. We’ll have to wait and see but I think this is the end of Billy/Victoria.

I thought the chemistry between Billy and Victoria was deadly as she was always such a downer which extinguished his magnetic spark. I am sorry he’s going but he just might have what it takes to make in in the big time.
If he has to be replaced, who better than Mr. Tom who was so touching with Mac back in the day.

TOTALLY AGREE! He was great with Mac back in the day, and he’s a great actor, too!

I just search for recent pics of David Tom
wow! he is a baby-face,,
He will look like Victoria’s son..
Will be odd seeing her robbing the cradle LOL ..

I can not David Tom /Billy mixing it up with Victor, either ..

Stupid to let Billy Miller go.

Well one thing about this decision is The young and the Restless will no longer be number one hope another show like Days beats it in ratings. He was a big part of this show and they would even promote the show with his and Amelia’s faces on TVGN as they were the favorite couple and fans would also vote them as their favorites on magazines. So I hope he gets treated better in his future endeavors hope to hear Jill Farren Phelps gets fired. The young and the restless has been lousy and him and Amelia were the life of the party to me. I hope Billy Miller see’s all the support he gets from fans and moves on to bigger and better things.

You have your facts mixed up– Y&R was number one long before Billy Miller came to its shores. It’s the truth and this comes from a huge fan of Billy Miller’s. He was so magnetic from day one but Victoria made him duller than dishwater–what a horrible paring they are.

Why should Jill get fired over this? It was Billy Miller’s choice to leave to do other projects

I agree I am not JFP’s biggest fan but Billy Miller has done this the last three years. David Tom was excellent in the role I am just glad they had the good sense to not bring a totally new face FOJ’s for the recast. Peter Bergman has said every time he goes into contract talks he does not try to break the bank. Good advice! I think they got tired of screwing around looked at some old tapes of David Tom and offered him the job. As far as the romance with Victoria it was always off to me since she had been married to Brad Carlton a wide age difference don’t you think.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that their heavy hitters are walking when it’s time for contract renewal since she has arrived.

BM decided to leave. David Tom was great as Billy, everyone should give him a chance! And Billy and Victoria were not the first couple to grace our TV screens, jeez!

I never watched David Tom as Billy Abbott…only been watching Y&R since 2004. I loved Billy Miller in the role and think he is one of the Best Actors I have ever seen on Daytime right up there with Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary who I also considered some of the BEST.

I really haven’t liked the character of Billy since he married Victoria and became a part of the Newman family. I liked Billy much more when he was menacing and had this push and pull relationship with Chloe. I preferred the character in his beginnings with all his complications and deep issues. In the last 3 years, the character has been more of a laughing stock and an idiot. I still enjoy Miller as a performer but the writing hasn’t appealed to me at all.

I think even though David Tom is a year older than Billy Miller, he looks younger than him so with Amelia being older…and him looking so young, I think this is the end of Villy. That doesn’t bother me at all because I always preferred Chilly. Billy Miller and Elizabeth Hendrickson’s fiery chemistry is what drew me into the Billy character and lit up my TV screen. So, maybe DT looking so young means the show will have to pair him elsewhere. I am not opposed to them testing him with Elizabeth Hendrickson just wish it was Billy and Elizabeth getting a shot at real coupledom on the show again.

I think the storyline will suffer because I know as a fan, I want to see Billy Miller play the scenes where he learns Adam is the driver and takes his revenge on him. That’s important to me for emotional closure from this Delia’s death storyline. However, if they haven’t filmed those scenes, I worry that with the quick recasting all that story will be left up to David Tom to portray and the history or investment just isn’t there for me. So, if BM doesn’t get to play those upcoming story arcs, I will be sadly disappointed.

It will be like Tamara Braun exiting GH, a week before kidnapped Michael was returned to Carly. The scenes lacked the history, connection and fell completely flat for me. However, since JFP was responsible for killing the end of that story with some serious bad timing to enter Braun’s replacement, I can see her doing that here when she brings in David Tom.

I wish Billy Miller the best as I said, he is one of the Best Actors Daytime has ever been privileged enough to have even if only for 5 years. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him, his star is sure on the rise.

I agree with your every word. Yes, Billy was better with Chloe ( I refuse to engage in cutesy soap opera word play for soap opera couples. Is it not enough that we watch them and post on such forums about them? )
Victoria Newman, as played by Amelia, is the anti serum to Rogaine. God, she is a bore and her trying to get frisky with Billy when he was in abject state of grief was rather disgusting.

I agree with everything you say.

I respect your opinions, but let me point something out to you. A good friend of mine is a GH fan, but she didn’t start watching til after Jonathan Jackson had left (the first time). When he came back, she was only familiar with the other 2, BUT she said JJ is her favorite Lucky! Keep in mind, JJ’s original Lucky and Greg Vaughn’s were very different, IMO. But even she said he was the best. I did watch when David Tom was on and not only did I love him, but I was heartbroken when he left! The original Billy & Mac are my favorite couple still (tied with Sonny & Brenda on GH). I know you’re familiar with Billy Miller, who I also love, but give David Tom a chance. You could be pleasantly surprised, just like my friend was about Johnathan Jackson. I agree that DT’s Billy and BM’s Billy are very different, but so were the 2 Lucky’s. This isn’t the end of the world or of Y&R. I’d also be elated if they brought back Ashley Bashioum as Mac.

This is such stupid-ass BULLSHIT!!!!! And, I have a feeling that that fire-breathing Jill Farren Phelps had a dirty and manipulative hand in this. I AM BEYOND UNIMPRESSED HERE!!!!!!!!!!!

Jill had NADA to do with this. So you all need to stop blaming her for every single thing, and shut up, and enjoy the show.

Scott…look…more and more, it’s hard to currently enjoy watching Y&R when it’s becoming more and more UNWATCHABLE. As for that Jill Farren Phelps, she is doing nothing but DESTROYING Y&R with her awful and arrogant antics. And, remember…JFP has a HORRIBLE HISTORY of being an Executive Producer on other soaps over the years. Remember that.

Take care. Peace.

Jaybird, you and I are clearly NOT watching the same series right now. And Jill is still fixing Y&R, Maria destroyed it by attempting to act as a Bell, which she is not. I refuse to see Jill as the martyr and people accusing her of such are clearly close-minded and very arrogant themselves.

Scott…you’re right about one thing…you and I are clearly NOT watching the same Y&R right now. And…Jill Farren Phelps is N-O-T fixing Y&R…she is CLEARLY RUINING IT!!!!! JFP has ruined every soap she has been a part of over the years…AW, GH, GL, OLTL and SB. One final thing: As a lifelong soap opera fan, I am N-O-T arrogant and closed-minded. As a soap fan, I know when I’m being CONNED and I WON’T stand for it…PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!

You’re clearly just here to hate on Jill, who has been saving the show and doing great things for the series. And you ARE being close-minded and arrogant in your words against someone whose job is NOT EASY. If fans were in charge, this show would be cancelled in days. Jill has done wonders for the series. I doubt Maria would’ve given Katherine/Jeanne the tribute that Jill has given. Maria would’ve written her into being killed off by someone or over a cliff, and then never heard from again.

Jill and the head writers have made the show character-driven, a much distance from the plot-driven storylines Maria attempted to throw at the fans. So yes, you are being arrogant and close-minded at a woman who is attempting to fix years of damage. During Maria’s reign, I watched maybe 2-3 episodes per week. Since Jill has come into power, I never miss a show and never fast forward through it. She’s fixed the show and made it more what it’s truly meant to be.

Blah Blah Blah Blah.

Oh real mature Jay. Continue showing how immature you are. Really. Your parents must be proud somewhere.

Scott…I am N-O-T immature. And please leave my parents out of this. Dude…my mom passed away from cancer on November 6th, 2003. More and more, it shocks me that it’s already been 10 years that my mom’s been gone. As far as I’m concerned, time flies but not always for the better.

Take care, Scott.

Well, the only reason I was still watching y and r was for billy miller. Now I’m done, honestly should’ve been done a long time ago, the show is just not the same anymore. Farewell!

Me too Sam but I quit after the killed Deliah, you think it was a coincidence Billy is out after that stupid storyline, he knows he can do better someplace else!

Loved Billy Miller in the role of Billy Abbot; very sorry to see him go. But, hey! If he has to be replaced, who better than the original Billy Abbot but David Tom? Welcome back, David! Happy trails to you, Billy Miller!!!

getting severe Greg Vaughan/Jonathan Jackson and Eileen Davidson/Shari Shattuck deja vu

JFP has ruined this show.

Getting rid of Billy is a hugh mistake, JFP should have been gone a long long time ago, but all we can do is boycott the show until they actully here us, no one in my book can replace Billy thats why I watch as the others are driving mr crazy the show is runied, andI dont think it can be fixed, Mr Bell come down and shake them up, please stay Billy

Yes gettingrid of Billy Miller is a mistake…he’s a great actor, BUT his role with being married to Victoria has really become sickening…dull really..Hum-Drum being involved with The Abbotts…I’m sure he felt the same way, NOT going anywhere..I’ve watched this show for almost 50yrs. now..It’s had it’s highs & lows & ups & downs..Sometimes I wouldn’t tune in for almost a week & got caught up in one episode…what I had missed..Anyway long time fan & get frustrated like the rest of you..Too many changes happening in the show when I just figured out the other new faces on it that they threw in the way Rita…you might want to use spell check on here…or read what you’ve written before you post it..

you guys do realize Billy Miller CHOSE to leave

No they don’t like I said I am no fan of JFP but this is not her fault I think he pushed a little to hard and it backfired. For those of you who have not seen his work go back and you tube plus maybe we will get some Jill and Billy scenes they were great in the day together when David Tom was playing the part. I am anxious to see his take on the role again.

Me, too! So excited! Everyone forgets how great he was with her – he won an Emmy, hello?!

I wish Billy Miller hadn’t quit the show,he was such a great actor and he made the best Billy Abbott..I wish him all the luck in the world with whatever he does.

I really enjoyed Tom when he was on OLTL and played the villainous type…maybe that’s the direction they’ll take the character of Billy Abbott? I’ve gotta say this soap is unrecognizable and I miss the Maria Arena Bell Regime.

Y&R has been terrible..
Any change can not hurt ..

Hope VF grabs Billy Miller for GH … 🙂

correct– FV …

Wow…not good news! Sony & CBS need to get their heads out of of the sand and fire JFP NOW! I have waited for the show to return to the glory days of the Bill Bell era, but my patience is tested every day. Y&R is slow, dark and depressing and I don’t see it improving. Billy Miller is an amazing actor and he will be missed!


Michael might not allow YouTube’s, dunno..
If he doesn’t then it will be gone and I and Michael enjoyed watching it .. lol
(I’m not going to like him as Billy, nope..

wow – i just hope billy miller stays long enough to wrap up this delia hit & run story line ………….
i do wish billy miller the best & i hope we will be seeing him starring on a prime time show soon – he is such a talented actor.

Well in shock is all that comes to mind. I have been watching this show and the only soap I watch I might add for 30 years now and have seen people come and go and really am sick at this one. Ever since they killed off Don diamond(brad) the writers have been killing off or higher ups have not been agreeing with these stars on their terms and they leave. Just when you get use to a character poof they are gone!

Billy Miller is a great actor and a huge part of this show and I remember David as billy on here but will admit I think Billy and Victoria will be over. The chemistry wont be there any more and yesterdays episode was the proof when Victoria says maybe her dad was right they should take time away from one another.

Think higher ups at the soap better get their heads out of their ass and start rethinking things or they will no longer have the number one soap and they will no longer have fans.

Carol C.

I am shocked, as well, that Billy Miller is leaving. He is a wonderful storyteller and made the audience really feel the pain and agony of what losing a child is like. He has just started in the aftermath of a devastating situation. I have been watching soaps for over 30 years and can truly say that his reaction and the aftermath……so far, has been spot on. I wish him the best and hope to see him in bigger and better endeavors. This is a major blow to Y & R, this they may not realize yet. If they get “Best Soap” this year, it will be because of Billy Miller. David Tom reminds me of something like this……….you lived in a town for many years and when you left you remember it rich and thriving, you go back to that same town 10 years later and you don’t recognize a thing…….poverty and building that are dilapidated. They might as well start planning a funeral for Billy Abbott.

I agree Michelle, this isnt Best Soap, the powers that be ruined the show in the last year.

This is so stupid, Billy Miller took this character to the next level amd was the star of the show. He was going thru real life situations.

It’s a big loss for the Y&R since Billy Miller is truly one of the most versatile actors ever seen in daytime!!! He is just amazing!!! But I must say, I used to love David Tom as Billy. He is also really talented actor and since Miller opted to leave, I think David was the best choice to replace him!!! It will be a bit different Billy but David had a great chemistry with Peter,Eileen and was also amazing in the scenes with her onscreen mom (jess!)
Good luck to Miller and congrats to his amazing work in the last years!!!

Now, we just need to get Victoria out of Billy’s life and bring back Mac. David Tom and Ashley Bashioum were great together.

I think AB retired from acting and is a plastic surgeon! I agree they were good in the day she was the best Mac none of the recasts ever caught on with me the last one was gosh awful.

I am not surprise Billy Miller is moving on, the man has major talent and will be on the big and small screen in no time. I like David but he has a different persona then what Billy Miller had in Billy Abott; Miller made Billy into this lovable bad boy with a wicked sense of humor. David looks super young for his age, I imagine they must be heading in a different direction with the character of Billy Abbott. I do wish both actors the best of luck.

We have been going through this sad merry go round for last three years. Will he go will he stay. Glad he chose a side and stop waffling. It got old fast. As for Amelia she looks old and tired. I Thought she looked better before she and Be Billy got saddled with Villy he’ll.

Totalling ruined Billy, she whined he caved. DT is an excellent actor and while BM is good I think Tom is better. Let’s hope time will tell. BM and Jess Walton had no chemistry. It will be good to see her character with a son she seemed to genuinely liked. I just find it Ironic that Angelica Mcd said the same parting crap that she said when the Stafford left.

Good Luck BM..

No offence to David Tom but this situation sucks!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all, Billy Miller has come to OWN the role of Billy Abbott. Him and Amelia Heinle have awesome chemistry and have come to be one of the show’s couples that overcomes many obstacles, most notably the ever-interfering father-in-law from hell, Victor!

I can’t see Amelia having this chemistry with David because he looks too young for her quite frankly. Hell he looks younger than Nicholas and even Kyle, Jack’s (Billy’s brother) son! This is going to be a disaster because it will ruin one of the show’s most popular couples plus Billy will appear as if he is SORAed backwards. Hell he even looks too young to have been Delia’s father.

I have nothing against David Tom as an actor but I just can’t see him stepping back into a role he played when Billy was a TEENAGER and now portray him as an grown man grieving the loss of his daughter! It’s asking me to stretch boundaries too far.

Jill Farren Phelps is an idiot to let Billy Miller get away-I hope either primetime or another soap grabs him fast and makes her woe the day she let him go!


Pop over to TV Guides article Michael Logan has their pictures side to side of the actors David Tom is 35 and actually looks very handsome he has lost a lot of the baby fat he had years ago. It has been 11 years since he played Billy he has grown up I think you will be pleasantly surprised he has a good range for drama. I think everyone is confusing this with the GH Lucky’s and it is nothing like that JJ and GV had at least 10 years age difference that was why it was such a shock for me when they went back to JJ after GV.

The character Billy was born in 1993 so the character should only be twenty and the character Victoria was born in 1982 which should make her 31. They SORAS Victoria in 1991 to 16, which would make her 38. And they SORAS Billy in 99 to 16, which would make the character 30. So either way Vicky has always been older than Billy. But it sounds like they want to take Billy in a new direction, which probably means they will be ending that marriage anyway, so it is most likely a moot point whether this Billy will fit with the actress now playing Victoria. He should just be glad it’s not his sister playing her anymore, otherwise that might be too weird for words.

Hurry GH…grab Billy Miller…then rub it in Y&Rs face!!!

As Jason

I liked him better on OLTL

I wish them both the best. Miller opted to leave, his choice, he wasn’t forced out. I wish people would grow up and stop taking these soap operas so seriously. Actors move on, they want more exposure and to do that they sometimes have to jump the ship. It’s not always the producers fault.

So, I want to further fuel the fire with a theory that has already been mentioned before here. Just days after it was announced Tristan Rogers is leaving GH and returning to Y&R, now Billy Miller is leaving Y&R, and was thought to been replaced before Steve Burton’s arrival in January as Billy Abbott. Who wants to bet that giving in a few months were going to get another casting bombshell about a Jason Morgan recast for GH, played by none other than Billy Miller?


Billy Miller just played what will probably be the storyline of his career. He was awesome. And now he is moving on. Like it has never happened in soaps before? A young person wanting to move on? Come on. Seriously? Threats, hatred, fire Jill rants….really? David Tom was the first Billy and a darn good one. His Billy was a nice well adjusted young man until brought back by MAB as a hard drinking hard partying hard living bad boy. At least Phelps went back into the past of the show to find the perfect replacement…and she didn’t hire Timothy Gibbs or kevin McClatchy or John Bolger to play the part. I was being sarcastic there but making a point. She could have easily hired any good looking blonde guy…but she chose to rehire someone with whom the audience has a connection. He is an Emmy winner. It will be awkward at first…for a little while. This is similar to when Jonathan Jackson reclaimed the role of Lucky. After many years of Greg Vaughan playing the part as a man, it was jarring to see the baby faced still looks 16 Jackson in the role. Lucky was in a much darker place than when Jackson had last played him as is Billy. But if Miller has to leave, and he is..then this is the best decision. I hope Tom and Heinle have chemistry.

Chill out everyone. billy miller has decided to move on. david tom was the origional billy. David did a wonderful job playing billy abbott. he also won a rmmy.

I meant he won an emmy. lol.

I’m sure it won’t take Billy long to land somewhere. I hope it is on GH as a Dillon recast but suspect Billy has his sights set on Primetime. Good luck Billy wherever your next project takes you!

Hey JFP could have just killed him off like she usually does with beloved characters so I guess we should be happy.

Miller was great but actors need to act, not be the same character their entire career. He will be a major Hollywood star. I will miss him but, at the same time, am happy the original Billy is the recast.

Hopefully GH will hire Billy Miller to play Dylan Quartermain.

A recast for Jason Morgan!!!!!


Jason versus Silas

Round 2


Going to miss Billy Miller for so long. I think he has been wasted in some of the storylines. Don’t know that David Tom has it.

Honestly, I’m fine with this. Billy Abbott for me is David Tom. I loved Mac and Billy back in the day and I was sad when DT left. BM has done an excellent job with the role in DTs absence but he represented a different version of Billy…it is why, for me, Billy and Mac 2.0 didn’t work. Get me Ashley and Thad again and I will be ecstatic.

A soap does not live or die by one actor. DT is certainly capable of knocking it out of the park in the role he originated! Give him a shot.

I agree!!


Judy I quit after the killed off Deliah, it got voted Worst Storyline by Soaps Digest. I agree, couldnt watch it anymore, now Billy is gone, the storylines boring. I am done.

Billy Miller just jumped off the daytime equivilent of the Titanic. This show just lost one of oits two interesting actors, Michael Muhney cant carry this sinking ship alone. I just hope when it does go down, Jill Farren Phelp’s caree goes with it. Sony and CBS cheaped out, period.

Let’s just hope when Michael’s contract comes up for renewal JFP isn’t around!!!

“This is exactly, what concerns me”

verbatim: Michael Muhney can’t carry this sinking ship alone.

to upend our belief that DT.. is going to be Billy.. is going to be glaring and admissible: day 1… especially with Victoria…

I’m not good with recasts.

Sony and CBS cheaped out, period.

Y&R is so of track…

with all that’s going on… in front of and behind the scenes…
it staggers me… to even think of ways to improve… what was once a #1 show… and… lo and behold… CBS will trot out another save our show PR campaign

what a mess

this is tragic for keeping this show vital and on par…

Billy and Adam = VS = victor and jack

People blaming JFP are idiots. It’s clear Billy has wanted out for years and he is deciding to leave on his own, and a former actor/familiar face is returning.

I wish wish Billy the best and welcome home David!

I agree with you completely. Sometimes it’s best to follow your heart and move on. One never knows what the future holds unless they go for it.

It’s beyond clear that Billy Miller hasn’t wanted to depart the series and pursue other avenues. And now he’s deciding to do so.

I am highly disappointed that Billy Miller and Y&R could not come to an agreement. I can’t believe they let him walk. At the same time, if he had to be replaced, David Tom is the best option. This is CRAZY.

I don’t remember this guy as billy so that says something. They really need someone intense in this role.

No that just means you were prolly NOT watching YR at the time. This guy made the Mac/Billy SL epic. And he won a Daytime Emmy for it. So if you dont remember the Original Billy Abbott, to me that says something as well.

I’m glad you’re his biggest fan but I have watched for 25 years and he is a blip on my Y&R radar, thank you and GOD BLESS YOU

Hey I was just responding to the way ur comment was about him. Im not some cheerleader for him. I just think if you are gonna scream you’ve been a YR fan for 25 years, but yet you cant remember the ORIGINAL teen Billy who won AN EMMY for his portrayal and played the role for 3 years, that says more about you than him. I mean they couldnt even recreate the Billy/Mac magic after David left. And yes their were some terrible recast after him, but this kid was damn good. I just felt the way you came across as some long term fan, that you would remember the original portrayer. But you dont. Life goes on. Its okay. GOD BLESS back at u.

Mark there’s no need to be rude. David Tom is beloved to Y&R audiences, especially since he was a crucial element in the Billy and Mac love story.

You’re right, Travis. David Tom was amazing as Billy – the original Billy/Mac storyline was one of the best they had. I’ve also been watching the show for 20 years, and I remember DT’s Billy fondly. In fact, I could’ve been angry that the show changed Billy so much when BM came on because DT’s Billy was never a screw up to the extent that BM’s Billy is.

It’s weird to me how people react with emotion and can’t edit what they are thinking.

Miller’s contract was up AGAIN. And once AGAIN he played hard ball and this time didn’t get what he wanted. To those saying…”give him what he wants”…it doesn’t happen anymore. There are ONLY four soaps left. Those days don’t exist.

I LOVED Miller as an Abbott. He fit in, and did a fantastic job, and I don’t want him to leave. But it’s his decision people.

BUT getting the ORIGINAL Billy Abbott back in the form of Tom is an excellent decision. He’s so great in that role, but it will be a revert back to how he created it. I’m fine with it. It hopefully means a new direction for both Billy and Victoria, and a bigger focus on the Abbotts.

Lastly, no one can tell me that picking Tom was Phelps’ decision. She would have much rather pulled out that stale GH casting guide she uses. So something is going on behind the scenes. I think someone (maybe Angelica via Margo) is “advising” Phelps what she needs to do since there was sooooo much negative backlash over Delia being killed off. Ditto with the return of Rodgers which was a character created by MAB. I think Phelps is now being checked. Or at least I hope so. And I love it.

AWESOME post and I totally agree!!!! David Tom was MAGIC as Billy Abbott back in the day and those days of giving an actor WHATEVER THEY WANT is LONG over!!!!

Yes, Richard – he was magic back in the day!

well said

Totally agree! I’m happy about this. I think BM may have gotten greedy – these people need to realize that they are replaceable (except for Eric Braeden) and get over themselves. DT is a great option; everyone needs to calm down. Also, why does everyone assume that Billy & Victoria is the best couple? I never liked them; not everyone does – surprise, surprise! Ironically enough, part of the reason why I never liked them is because I always felt he belonged with Mac AND although I like BM, he never brought out the magic of the original Billy & Mac.

Bad move Y&R. Billy Miller’s acting is one of the few reasons I have left for watching the show!! Grab him GH!!

I’m going to miss him! He is a natural. I don’t know much about this actor.

Good Luck To Billy Miller 🙂

Sad Billy Miller is leaving, but love David Tom.

NOOOOOO! No one can match his charisma & that sparkle in his eye

GREAT AWESOME NEWS! Thank you! I love Billy Miller, but David Tom is Billy. Hopefully, they’ll bring the original Mac back. I really want Heather Tom to return, but I don’t think it’ll be very proper now. LOL

I wish Ashley Bashioum (original Mac) would return! I googled her and her dad’s website came up…he said he thinks she’ll go into business or back into acting! And, there’s something new on IMDB for her for 2013!


The Cast of ‘The Bay’ to Preview Upcoming 8th Season in Live Chat

Four Daytime Emmy-winning stars, and two fan favorites, comprise the very special guests when cast members from the upcoming 8th season of the The Bay participate in an upcoming livestream conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel on Monday, December 4th beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Scheduled to appear are: A Martinez (Nardo), Mike Manning, (Caleb) Kristos Andrews (Pete/Adam), Maxwell Caulfield (Sir Thomas Kenway), Alicia Leigh Willis (Avery) and Eric Nelsen (Daniel) who will tease what’s to come for their character in the new season and much more.

Daytime fans know A Martinez best for his role as Cruz Castillo on Santa Barbara, a role that won him a Lead Actor Emmy.  In addition, Martinez has appeared on General Hospital, Days of our Lives, One Life to Live and The Bold and the Beautiful.  Mike Manning, previously played Charlie Dale on Days of our Lives, and took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program for his role as Caleb on The Bay.

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Kristos Andrews, the series lead of The Bay, who has taken on the dual roles of Pete Garrett and Adam Kenway,  is an eleven-time Emmy winner and made history as the only individual to ever receive Emmy recognition in four key categories: Acting, Producing, Writing and Directing.

Eric Nelsen, also took home a Daytime Emmy for his on-screen performance on The Bay for Supporting Actor in a Digital Series, but also has two more Emmys as a producer. All My Children fans remember Eric as AJ Chandler in Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.  Recently, Nelsen also appeared in the hit show, Yellowstone. Alicia Leigh Willis is remembered by General Hospital fans as Courtney Matthews, the biological mother to Spencer Cassadine, and Sonny’s half- sister.

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One of the major editions to the new season of The Bay is Maxwell Caulfield, who many primetime soap fans recall as Miles Colby on both Dynasty and The Colbys. Caulfield has appeared in numerous soaps, primetime, and motion picture roles, and is married to former Passions star, Juliet Mills.

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Be on the look out for 14 all-new episodes of The Bay, when they drop beginning on Monday, December 11th, that will include The Bay’s 100th episode special, that premieres on Thursday, December 14th. The 8th season also includes the final performances of the late Jackie Zeman in her role as Sofia Madison.

92 episodes of The Bay are currently available on Tubi, Prime Video, and Popstar! TV, with several episodes also available for streaming on Peacock and The Roku Channel.

So, what has been your favorite role and performance from these six actors? Have you enjoyed their work on ‘The Bay’? Let us know if you will be with us in the live chat next Monday via the comment section below.

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Win a Private Game Night with Soap Stars and Help Children in Need for the Holidays

Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS) is back with her annual toy drive for children through the holidays through her fundraiser in her effort to raise 25,000 toys for children in need each fall through Christmas is Not Cancelled to benefit Toys for Tots.

This week, fans have the opportunity to win a private zoom game night with none other than: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, Y&R), Kirsten Storms (Maxie, GH), Emme Rylan (Ex-Lulu, GH), Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex, DAYS) Ali Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), and Lilley herself, by giving a toy to a child in need via website.

According to the site: “One Lucky Winner will be tuning in for a night of glamour, giggles, and game-winning moments, including: VIP Access to Your Soap Opera Faves: Join the virtual party with stars from your favorite daytime dramas! Prepare for drama on and off the screen as you chat, laugh, and bond over shared soap secrets.”

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Lilley shares: “By participating in this prize drawing, you will directly contribute to providing joy and happiness to underserved children during a challenging time in their lives, creating positive holiday memories!”

For more info on how you can win, make sure to visit

So, would you like to have a special ‘game night’ with this bevy of soap stars? Check out the opportunity, and let us know via the comment section below

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THIS FRIDAY: The Young and the Restless’ Hayley Erin to Chat Live

In a rescheduled livestream event, The Young and the Restless‘ Hayley Erin (“Claire” Grace) will chat live with Michael Fairman on Friday, December 1st beginning at a special time – 2:00PM ET/11:00am PT.

As Y&R viewers have seen, there is more to Claire than originally meets the eye, as she and her Aunt Jordan (Colleen Zenk) have ramped up their revenge plot against Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and the entire Newman clan and their true identities have been revealed.

Previously, Erin appeared on Y&R as a teenaged Abby Newman. Later, she went on to General Hospital to take on the role of Kiki Jerome, a part which won her a Daytime Emmy for her performances. Now, back at her original stomping grounds in Genoa City, and playing an entirely brand- new character.

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Hayley is getting the opportunity to show another side of her acting chops. Make sure to join us for this exclusive livestream conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel. Make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the channel for more upcoming celebrity features, and content, and to receive up-to-the-minute tune-in alerts.

So, are you enjoying Hayley’s performances as “Claire’ thus far? Will you be joining us this Friday? Comment below.

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