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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

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Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Would he be leaving GH?

No such luck. Don’t get me wrong, I simply feel GH once again… has poorly written for a good actor.

Can’t say that I disagree with you! GH has sacrificed so much in bringing back just one actor!

So true and seems to be repetitive.

I agree with you in terms of writing for him.

they sure. they have wasted billy`s time and his talent.happy he is moving on

I agree.

He has already filmed his last scenes on GH!

yes,they say he is already gone.sarah and has a new show

The article is from July 19, 2018 !

his last taping was july 26th 2019 and he will be seen into august. he has a new show,just because it said 2018 doesnt mean it hasnt happened,new shows take time

Looks like a great cast. I’m not about to buy an Apple TV to watch it though, so who knows how successful it could be on that basis. If a show like that were on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon or even a more “traditional” cable network, it would probably be a big hit… provided the writing is worthy of the cast.

What does this mean for Drew though? Seems to be a lot of departures over at GH lately, and none of them are the ones who SHOULD be leaving (Frodd/Ava/Nina/Whiny Heiny)

I noticed!

I read that Apple TV will have a streaming service. I also have the Apple TV app. I hope the show will be on that!

Seems that the Apple TV app is turning up on other hardware such as Samsung TVs. NOT that I’m endorsing Samsung… Hell knows I’ll never buy another one. But for those who already own that hardware, at least the service will be available.

Billy is my favorite small screen actor, so I’m happy for the chance for him to spread his wings. He was so good on SUITS. Of course I selfishly don’t want him to leave GH when he finally has a real person to play, not the writers’ idea of Jason II. It wasn’t pretty for me when he left Y&R, folks. Not pretty at all. Congrats to Billy the Great!

So happy for Billy. His talent is completely wasted at GH. They are too stuck in the past with the same boring characters featured 85% of the time. They had an amazing love story with Drew & Sam & destroyed it for a dead pairing. Wish Billy all the best in his new venture.

I so agree about the dead pairing of Sam with Steve Burton. There is no chemistry!!! Billy Miller was much better with Sam!!!!!!!!!

Someone on another board said that GH stated that this will not affect his current role as Drew Cain on the show. I hope not, Billy Miller is one of the main reasons I watch GH. Congratulations Billy. 🙂

Thanks, KMB, I needed that reassurance. I, too, have little reason to keep watching if Billy leaves.

I hear ya here! No offense to anyone else, but Michelle Stafford and Maura West have become my only two reasons to watch GH anymore!

Same here. GH has gotten so bad since they changed everything to suit the return of SB/Jason. A character that has shown zero growth. Totally boring. Why they had to ruin what Billy Miller did for the character is beyond me. And now they’re ruining Sam as well, just to support a cliched character from the past.

My only real reason for watching daily is Billy Miller. I started recording the show again when he came on as Jason/Jake Doe. I love Michelle, and Valentin and I enjoy the new hires in Peter and Chase. But if Billy leaves, I highly doubt there’d be enough left for me to keep tuning in or to give it space on my DVR. I’m glad reports are saying that he’s staying at GH while filming this new show, and even happier that his talent was recognized by this A-list crew. He’s a great actor and an even better person. He deserves this opportunity and many more.

He’s an amazing, sparkling actor. I want him to stick around GH now that he’s free of the Jason persona and of Sam.

Oh Harry, ain’t it the truth? You can almost SEE the relief on Billy’s face now that he has a person to play, rather than a murdering robot (I’m not exaggerating–did you see how easily Jason agreed to murdering Sam’s father just on Sonny’s say-so? Creepy!) His life is SO much better sans Sam.

Who’s Sam’s father that Jason offered to kill?? I LOVE BILLY MILLER!! I comment everywhere I can that they r going to lose him if they don’t get him a juicy storyline!! He’s so talented and gorgeous, yet he has no love interest on GH!! WHAT A WASTE!!

julian jerome is sam`s father

Yes, yes, and yes, Harry. I still don’t see Burton’s reason for being on stage…..can he do anything else other than sit at Sonny’s right hand or give that glassy fixed stare each time his eyes espy Sam?
Aside: I think Margaux ‘knows’ Drew from days gone by!!

I wish him much success I think the daytime soaps are on shakey ground so finding work elsewhere is s good thing. He will always be my favorite Billy

i adore billy miller and i am so happy for him – i can’t wait until he gets a leading role in a prime time show………………..

On ferry….surprisingly I finally was able to get connected….
Billy Miller is so beautiful…..those eyes!!!! OMG!!!!
Good for him. He’s the best! Can’t wait!!

Celia, my Billy soulmate, what would we do without him? On Wednesday’s episode, when Sonny told Jason to be ready to “take Julian out” and Jason willingly agreed to murder Sam’s father, my stomach actually flipped. This is the man she ended her marriage to Drew over? To me, Drew should have custody of Scout if Sam gets back with Jason. She doesn’t spend anytime with the kids, anyway. Alexis is busy with Kiki. So is Molly the de facto guardian while Madame Mumbles continues to “find herself”?

I dont have Apple so cannot watch. Wish it was on Hulu or Amazon. Mostly, I hope Billy doesn’t leave GH as he is one of the best actors.

I WATCH GH ON HULU @ 7PM MON-FRI..LOVE THIS SOAP OPERA…

The Apple streaming service will not start until this fall! 2019! I have the app but right now the new shows are not on it yet!

Congrats to Billy on his new role! It seems he’s been actively looking for other work (saw him in a miniscule role on Ray Donovan) so this seems like he’ll have a much larger part.

I do hope, however, that he’s not leaving GH. Seems like they’re FINALLY going to give him another relationship, I hope he’ll be interacting with the Qs more since he’s living there, looks like he and Jason may be getting to know each other and of course, we’ve yet to see where his out-with-the-old Jason memories/in-with-the-new Drew memories take him.

Soap stars are jumping ship. Hopefully he can swim in both waters…

Glad he’s getting to do something other than GH.

Glad he has other projects to challenge him. I think all stars should be allowed that opportunity. I just hope he stays put on GH.

Billy Miller is my favorite on GH, so congratulations on your new role, it sounds awesome

happy for him; being under utilized on GH – hope they beef up his storyline now, long overdue!

Wonder how much longer before he tells them adious? As much as we love him here on GH, we are also being deprived of his talents on nighttime TV, etc.

The man has too much energy he needs to say goodbye to Gh and move on while he is still young

This is so true, k/kay……I really like Billy Miller and I was able to accept his take on Jason, far-fetched as it was conceived, but since Steve Burton’s return, the efforts to reinvent the “Andrew” character simply don’t work for me, probably because I cannot abide the lame background story which has been invented for him. I don’t care for his past with Kim or Oscar as his son, and now the writers are looking to pair him up with yet another unpalatable newbie. It all seems so contrived, pointless and directionless….probably because that’s precisely what it is!

Hi, Shaybelle,
I must disagree just a bit, here….While Drew’s past may not be so ‘ illuminating’, I think the ‘twins’ story does have some merit.
Yes, I agree that, at first, I thought it was, indeed, a lame story, contrived for the benefit of the re-entroduction of Jason.
I did look forward to seeing Burton in his original element, only because I had come to appreciate and respect the new persona ( other than robotic Jason, at the end of his tenure on Y&R…..
……nonetheless, it did not take me long to fall out of that enchantment…..a true FALLOUT!!
I like Kim ( for Julian) and I looove Oscar!!!!!! What a wise kid!!! ….don’t find too many of those anymore. I think it is refreshing to showcase a teen in this light…hopeful….Great role model for teens who shouldn’t be doing what they shouldn’t be doing and then regret it. Joss, herself, will thsn him for it….eventually.
None of us knows better at that age.
As far as EH being a newbie? Well, amica bella…..she may be new to GH, but no newbie for Billy. I am sooo looking forward for this relationship to grow. Yet, I do have misgivings; in that, she has one over him, somehow.
I think she knows more than what she is offering….Not in an inimical way, per se….but, something raised the little hairs on my nape, as it were?

Thanks for your take on this subject, CeeCeeGirl! Yes, I agree that the “twins” story initially had great promise, and I was looking forward to seeing how it would unfold….Unfortunately, it would seem that the writers had no more idea about Drew’s past than do we the viewers and they are throwing whatever scenarios at the wall simply to see what sticks in order to invent one. First, they came up with the “instant family” angle with Kim and Oscar, which really failed for me. It was such an intriguing exercise to figure out that young man’s paternity and despite all the juicy possibilities, Drew was pronounced his papa….and Kim described as his former love interest. Neither notion worked for me….as you have observed, Dr. Nero is far better with “Charlie,” so now that the original premise of her as Drew’s long lost love has bombed, we have to suffer through a proposed romantic history with a newbie from a former soap past linked to a previous Miller character, which only works for those who watched other said show…hence I am not pleased! (And I am disliking this new femme as much as I did Hayden…..Guess I am just fed-up with all the interlopers, no make that, “intersoapers,” that have invaded the GH canvas…) As for the Oscar character himself, I have no quarrel with him…I liked him before he discovered who was his daddy and I still do…I just wish that the whole DNA discovery route had been full of more surprises instead of naming Drew. He was the “safe” choice and that translates to dull for me. But as far as Oscar being a level-headed kiddo, yeah, I totally approve of that , too. Same goes for Joss…They both could teach some of the so-called adults in Port Charles a thing or two…..Later, mia amica!

Still missing Billie Miller on Y&R. He was the best.

I did not miss him at all. I love Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott. He is fantastic in that role 🙂

This is such great news for a wonderful actor, I hope it will open more opportunities for him in the future. Hated to see him leave Young and the Restless years ago, wish him the best.

I am so happy for Miller. GH has been wasting his talent and he really deserves this break. He’s an amazing and unique actor. I doubt he will resign with GH–why would he?

Because he has pride, he knew it was all about SB

Miller’s contract is up this May and I doubt that Miller will re sign.

I am so excited to hear Billy Miller is on this show!!!! I will be watching.

Billy Miller is still missed at Y&R. Jason Thompson does a great job as Billy, but Billy Miller defines the role. I was moved to tears when Delia was killed. I don’t get all into soaps like some do, but Billy’s portrayal of a grieving father touched me in my soul. He has an amazing range as an actor. I’m surprised he hasn’t been chosen as the new James Bond! I’m serious though. He deserves great roles in great movies. I’m hoping he comes back to Y&R but I understand he has a couple of other shows coming out.

He is an amazing actor and I understand completely that the fans of General Hospital are sad to see him go. Y&R fans are still missing him!

I wish him well in any endeavor but I do hope he will make room for Genoa City somewhere. I have been hopeful since Delia’s death has become a big part of Billy’s storyline these days. I know some folks think Billy will be cast as Chance Chancellor. I hope not. I truly believe if he comes back, it should be as Billy Abbot. Good luck Billy Miller, wherever you land!

Speak for yourself. I did not miss Miller at all 🙂 Jason Thompson is fantastic as Billy Abbott and finally, Billy look like a son of two dark-haired parents 🙂

I didn’t say anything disparaging about Jason Thompson or his performance as Billy Abbot.

I also didn’t purport to speak for anyone but myself. To say that many Y&R fans miss Billy Miller in the role is simply stating a fact.

I did not in any way infer that you or anyone else should agree with me. I hope fervently that Billy Miller returns as Billy Abbot. While Jason’s portrayal is more than adequate, it will never reach the level of Billy Miller’s. He simply does not have the emotional depth that Billy Miller does nor his charisma. That is my opinion, and just like you, I’m entitled to it.

I have no wish to start a comment war with you. I don’t know you and don’t care to. Leave me to my opinions and I shall leave you to yours.

I wish it was on regular channels I want to watch and I hope you will return to gh

on to bigger and better things.you got this.love you mr.awesome

I hated to see Billy leave. He was treated very poorly once SB came back.
Be honest, Billy is a much better actor than Steve.
Does anybody know what station Billy’s series is going to be on?

Michael, I was in Burbank for the convention. You were very good talking to the Soap stars.
I did talk to Frank about Billy, he said it is his choice if he wants to leave. I feel he didn’t really have a choice.
I really was hoping he was there. Steve Burton was nice but there is no comparison between the both of them. Billy is the better man!

As far as GH goes Billy has left the building!His last day being shown is Aug.23 2019

I sure wish him well. He will be missed on GH.

cant wait til it comes out love him on gh and going to miss him

How can we watch I dont have apple tv! Wish you weren’t leave gh love him

Cant wait, so talented~ he has been wasting his abilities on GH, as they don’t let him shine!

Love Billy Miller, he has not had the ability to shine, hope he gets plenty of air time on the new show

Will miss him on gh but glad he is doing something different he is talented and great actor

Yeah he deserves a good tv role after all his years in the soaps ! Yeah for Billy

how can I get apple tv

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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The Young and the Restless Renewed for Four More Years at CBS

Congratulations are in order to the cast, crew, creatives and fans of CBS’ The Young and the Restless. On Wednesday, the top-rated daytime drama was renewed by the network for four more years.

The renewal will bring Y&R through the 2027-2028 television season, and brings the series through its 55th season. The Young and the Restless has continued to remain the #1 daytime drama for over 36 years and is CBS’ longest-running series.

In a statement, Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment shared, “The Young and the Restless has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

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According to CBS, Y&R is averaging 3.50 million viewers this season. The series is also the #1 daytime program among African American viewers. Full episodes of the series are streaming on Paramount+ and CBS TVE.  The soap opera airs weekdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.-12:30 p..m. PT.

Y&R notables are also celebrating anniversaries in 2024 including series icons: Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) for 45 years this month, and Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) for 44 years. In April, the show will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s wedding, which aired in April 1984 and was one of the highest-rated episodes in the history of the show.

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Other notable cast anniversaries in 2024 include: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) at 35 years and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) all at 30 years.

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The Young and the Restless debuted on March 23, 1973 and the show celebrated its 50th anniversary season in 2023. Y&R was co-created by the late William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. At present, Josh Griffith currently serves as the series executive producer and head writer.

Share your thoughts on the news that Y&R had been given a four-year renewal by CBS and will continue on with the lives of the people you love in Genoa City through its 55th season via the comment section below.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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