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Melody Thomas Scott Tweets Heartfelt Message To David Tom After He Was Let-Go By Y&R!

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The one and only Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) sent out a very heartfelt tweet last evening which showed her empathy and compassion for David Tom, who was let-go by The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott!

As fans know now, Tom was replaced by actor Burgess Jenkins, after David returned to Y&R to reprise the role of Billy Abbott, after Billy Miller made the decision to exit the series.  Melody tweeted: “@davidtom_23  I’ll miss U so much.  Don’t let it get you down. U R a fabulous actor, friend, U R my family. Ur talent will take U where U belong! x”

Some fans of the series are now upset that Tom got fired for another actor, when he was finally hitting his stride and they became more accepting of his portrayal of Billy, while still others felt he was just not the right fit from the beginning and he never caught on.   Now with Burgess Jenkins coming in to take on the role, will he be a bonafide success in the role?  Time will tell! 

What did you think of Melody’s sentiments to David?  Let us know!

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andrew hass
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andrew hass

That was nice of Melody Thomas Scott to do that.Even David Tom wasn’t on Y&R for 10 years doesn’t mean he didn’t stay friends with former cast mates or ran into them at functions if he went with with his sister Heather.

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I thought Billy would end up with Chelsea. She has not been pregnant in 5 minutes

Janet Thornton
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Janet Thornton

You’re a real lady, Melody – very sweet! I will miss David also, thought he was fabulous. Very sad.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Is MTS a Y&R spokesperson? She must be in charge of damage control. When they let her go, who will speak for her?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Then MTS can come and play Sandy Horton on Days…

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

The character of Sandy left DAYS just before I started watching. That part of the Horton family should be visited. I never hear them mention Dr. Tom Horton Jr. (Tommy). Is Sandy his only child?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Would you stop being so damn negative we get it you don’t like the show.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Because you are so unhappy with Y&R, you should point your anger elsewhere. Lashing out at me is indicative of a very unhappy fan. The truth hurts! Just be happy that Y&R has ratings higher than it should have.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m nowhere near unhappy with Y&R. I’m quite loving it actually, and I am quite happy. It’s you who is miserable and hell-bent on spreading your negative and dark energy around. YOU must be a very lonely and sad person.

Harry
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Harry

4EverDays–I get cynicism, truly I do. But if Melody was really engaging in damage control she would not have exulted about David Tom’s acting prowess. If she was engaged in damage control she would be saying something like,”While I am sad to see him go I understand that this was the right decision.” No, this is not damage control at all.

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

She said the Right darn thing because it is the WRONG DECISION, ,.THIS IS BS

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sandy was Tommys only child…but we havent heard from him since the late 70s…they could easily write a whole new family for him…he couldve remarried and perhaps had two more children…a boy and a girl…who are all grown now with families of their own.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

The guy that plays Neil will take over for damage control.

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

KRISTOFF ST JOHN is a very fair good man!

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Drucilla and Neil were the BEST

Donna Scott
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Donna Scott

Sounds like she’s talking to a child. I’m PO”d at their sleazy backstabbing and not watching anymore. David Tom was a great Billy. He did not have quite as much chemistry with Amelia as Billy Miller did, but then neither did her real-life husband ! Y&R should be ashamed of themselves !

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

I agree dear…and also how could David Tom have had any chemistry with Amelia if they have been written apart the entire time he has been on…this is very stupid and now bringing in anactor Who looks older than Jack is nuts!

Laurel Twist
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Laurel Twist

#1 Melody Thomas Scott showed nothing but class in her support of David Tom. #2 JIll Farren Phelps needs to be fired. A wise man once said, when having cast an actor, in a role, don’t fire them for six months to one year! This is a desperation move, just like when she offered up Josh Griffiths. Tom was not the problem. SHE is the problem. This firing should bite her in her poverbial black hearted keister. Tom came in under difficult circumstances, and he needed time. If she can give her pet, all the time in the world, and… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Well said, Laurel. Yes, this rapid firing and recasting does indeed reflect desperation and insecurity. If TPTB lack confidence with the direction they are taking then it follows the viewers will lack confidence in them as well.
Billy Miller, as Michael Fairman put it, was just hitting his stride. What a terrible decision.
MST’s comments are very kind and gracious.

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

So true…I’m sorry to admit this but you are 100% correct!!

alice h rivera
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alice h rivera

You said a mouth full. I was just starting to get use to him. I’m still mad about the role of Adam. They need to bring him back.

SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

Mel is a class act.

M Baptiste
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M Baptiste

She’s a classy woman with heart and this was an appropriate “Tweet.”

sheila
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sheila

That was nice of melody, I will also miss David Tom, he was getting a lot better and I was glad he came in and took over the role.

Judy McNutt
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Judy McNutt

Classiest lady on Y&R. There has been alot of backlash regarding David Tom. David did his best to fill a pair of big shoes. Obviously, it was not to the liking of Jill. David your still a good actor, very talented man. I wish you well. Maybe try some comedy… ;-)! David Tom my heart to yours, don’t be discouaged.
#missyoudavid

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Sharon is the classiest Judy

su0000
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su0000

David Rom right fit from the beginning, he had to be let go, he was not right for the part..
And, Burgess Jenkins may not be right for the part, either..

Billy Miller was very qunick!..
His charisma, humor, his delivery, charm, his whole district portrayal of Billy Abbott was his very own..
Billy Miller holds the trademark of Billy Abbott ..

It is not how great an actor someone is or how handsome he is or the work he did before.
It is; can that person be Billy Abbott..

I wish Burgess Jenkins well …

jan
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jan

how could David Tom not be right for the part? He originated the role and won 2 emmys for it. Billy Miller was the recast – a great one – but a recast nonetheless. Amelia Heinle couldn’t even make chemistry work with her real life husband. The only pairing that worked was hers with Billy M, and that’s because BM was a miracle worker. She’s the problem. Not DT. Why won’t they recast her? It’s sad that DT had to lose his job in a role that he originated.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Yes David Tom originated the role of Billy and deserved all the praise he got back then.However the problem might have been he played a teenaged Billy.It’s similar to character of Noah.Kevin Schmidt originated the role of a teenaged Noah.He left in 2010 and came back a few times since then but it didn’t work out.As for Amelia Heinle she’s been on Y&R for 9 years.So she’s supposed to lose her job over an actor that just returned a few months ago?For the record i like David Tom but maybe he was expecting that he could just pick up with… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I watched today and saw that David Tom has aged into the role of Billy. He was very good acting compassionate and tender with Chloe. He seemed like a grown up and he has just hit his stride. It is appalling that they didn’t give him more time and this comes from a Billy Miller fan. To me, David Tom is now Billy Abbott.

su0000
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su0000

That is ”unique” not ”qunick” whatever that is LOL
Speech to text sometimes does a whopper..

janice
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janice

While I wish David Tom the best, I was NOT one of those that ‘finally thought he got it’….he was just horrible in this role. And not comparing him to BM…..he was just awful. I’ll give the new guy a fair shot. Anything has to be better than what we’ve had for the last few months.

Harry
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Harry

How was he horrible? Please back up your opinion with an example or two. For instance, if I say the actress who plays Lily is horrible I can tell you why–her tone of voice is always the same–sassy, bratty and silly. No matter what the scene, Lily either sounds as if she just got a bad manicure and she’s throwing a tantrum or she sounds like she is flirting with the big man on campus (even if she is speaking to another woman). I thought David Tom was handed some incredibly dark material to step right into. If you recall,… Read more »

suzazq
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suzazq

I think David Tom had come into his own in the role right when they let him go! My gosh, people were so angry Billy Miller left NO ONE would have gotten a fair shake from the vast majority. David Tom is a wonderful actor and hopefully will bounce back from this emotionally. It had to be hard to take. Melody Thomas Scott has been on the show for a long time and seen many kids come and go; i am sure that she feels a sense wanting to help keep everyone together. It is what happens when the person… Read more »

Tinysdawn
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Tinysdawn

I did not have a problem with David’s acting, I just don’t feel the chemistry between him and Amelia like she had with Billy.

janice
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janice

I don’t feel I need to give you an ‘example or 2’….it’s just my personal opinion (we all have one) and observation. I feel about DT the same way you feel about CK (Lily)….he seemed like a one emotion actor in this part. Perhaps in another role, he would be different. I just didn’t care for him at all.

Harry
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Harry

But Janice, you cannot state a thesis without explaining why you feel that way. If you think David Tom was terrible, you need to tell your audience why you feel that way. Otherwise, you lose credibility. And Tiny, you think David Tom should be let go after a month’s time because he did not have chemistry with Amelia? First, I never thought Amelia had that much chemistry with Billy Miller. I know I am in the minority on this one, but it always seemed like Miller was carrying this rather somnolent and passive actress. Second, Tom did have chemistry with… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@Harry I think I am in love with you! Lol Someone else who feels like I do about AH/Victoria I will say this about her and it is not bashing but if I had romantic pictures on twitter with a co-star but none of my husband I think my husband would start to wonder. I think that is odd and unprofessional someone needs to let it go. Blind item in SOD about a returned vet who was having a hard time adjusting again to the pace of Daytime. David Tom? He has been gone a while and I know a… Read more »

Don
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Don

david tom does have chemestry with missy egan (chelsea) the show could have explored but decided not to.

carol
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carol

I was not a fan of DT in the role of Billy at all. In addition to no chemistry with either Victoria or Kelly, he just looked too young for either of them. I would much rather have an older actor in the part, and I don’t think that the new guy looks as old as Jack as someone previously mentioned. Let’s give him a chance since we can’t get BM back.

Mark
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Mark

Love melody!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ive watched DTs episodes and seen a fine actor…i know GH is run amok with too many characters but i wouldnt mind seeing him play Dillion Quartimaine…Most of Monicas side of the family is gone so now its up to Tracys side to bring back the Q’s!!!

Harry
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Harry

Jim, I like that idea. And since Dillon is already an established character, I would not object to Dillon coming back at all. I think David Tom’s Dillon would be a hoot interacting with Traci.
People might forget that David Tom can be quite funny. His storyline has been so dark his natural humor has not been able to come out.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think it would be a hoot too…

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I think David Tom would be a good Dillon too.Plus Tracy may need another one of her sons in town.Plus even though Scott Clifton was a great Dillon i think enough time has passed that GH fans will accept a recast.Especially a past Emmy winner.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

When i was watching DT on Y&R the other day…before the recast announcement…i kept picturing him with Jane Eliot and said to myself: ‘time to come home Dillion’…now that he has been let go maybe it’ll come true!!!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I agree with that. He would be a good Dillon.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

That would be EPIC!!!!

Please dear God, let him have REVENGE on Y&R. Let him land on GH.

Cindy Kelly
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Cindy Kelly

I am sorry that David Thom was let go but I have to agree that he was not right for the part of Billy Abbott. Billy Miller left some very large shoes to fill and to be honest I do not think any other actor can fill them. Y&R execs. have made some major mistakes this past year. First was letting Michelle Stafford go and then when she was ready to go back to Daytime TV, they did not try to get her back. Second, they let Billy Miller go and Thirdly, they fired Michael Muhney. When Jeanne Cooper passed… Read more »

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

#1 Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford quit…so don’t blame the show or the new actors who portray them…#2 Michael M made his bed so it was out of the shows hands or risk being sued for millions. ..David Tom was doing an excellent job and now because of ungrateful fans and cyber bullies that can’t get thierwayanother disappointing firing has occurred…YnR need to rehire David Tom since Miller didndoesn’t want too. ..this is unfair!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I like how you phrased it – cyber bully.

jan
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jan

they didn’t let Billy Miller and Michelle Stafford go. They quit. Michael Muhney was rightfully fired. On another note, back when BM first appeared, he said that he studied a lot of David Tom’s reels from youtube to get to know the character of Billy. The irony.. because people forget that this was DT’s role first.

Cindy Kelly
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Cindy Kelly

When I said let go, I meant they let them leave without fighting to keep them. They let Billy Miller go instead of agreeing to let him do other projects which had been allowed in the past. It was David Thom’s role as a teenager, problem is the character Billy Abbott was no longer a teenager, but a father that lost his child. David Thom was not right for the part any longer.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Maybe the show just needed confirmation from Billy Miller that Y&R would be his first priority.So maybe they were willing to give him the time off but they have just wanted his word that he would always come back to Y&R.Plus like i said in above post maybe the show wanted him to multi-year deal and not just another one year contract because they were tired of negotiating with him every year.

sandra
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sandra

You said it all Kelly

MARI R R-EM
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MARI R R-EM

shes a class act feel the same !! the Tom’s are talented

vinman
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vinman

To MTS….you are a 1st.clas LADY!!!

Marie
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Marie

It’s difficult for anyone to be fired for any reason. As a much younger actor David Tom was a great fit for the role of “teenage Billy”. It is conspicuous that he is not the actor for this role now. Best luck to Tom’s but definitely looking forward to a better fitting actor for the role.

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

He was grown like 28 he just looks young but that’s great for the show…He made Amelia look younger and they weren’t given a fair chance…I’m very disappointed in the show right now

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

David is 35.

mary ortiz
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mary ortiz

I think it took a little for us to get used to this new Billy Abbott but he finally did it! I thought he gave it his all. He was a wonderful actor filling in that position. I thought he looked so much like the previous Billy and followed in his footsteps great. Now, we are getting another Billy and it infuriates me because all the old actors and actresses are leaving the show. What is happening to this soap. I’ve been watching this show for years and others that have gone too. I am so displeased with what is… Read more »

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

I agree 1000% with you this is silly and the new guy looks Jack’s age not like his lil brother…smh YnR is really upsetting the fans…David Tom has done an excellent job…why did they do this Mr. Fairman?

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Jill is tryi.g to please some of the DT haters and save her job.

Kerry Kassinger
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Kerry Kassinger

Where was heartfelt tweet to Michael Muhney when he was let go from the show?

alice h rivera
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alice h rivera

That’s exactly what I thought. Nothing has become of the things he was excused of either. I really wish they bring him back, he was so good in the role. He should have been nominated for the role of Adam, he was that good. Phelps needs to be fired, and some of the writers too. They have been holding on to the story lines way too long. Like the one with Sharon.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

MTS did tweet about MM’s exit but it was removed.In her tweet she said the show wasn’t to blame and that any actor would have been fired under those circumstances.She also wrote it was a terrible loss for the show and it sickened her that that happened.So in MM’s case maybe his co-stars were advised not to say anything about his leaving.

jan
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jan

why should she have given him a heartfelt tweet? they weren’t friends. She and David Tom were and she can tweet what she wants. It’s common knowledge that MM wasn’t very liked on set, and if allegations are true, he didn’t deserve a “heartfelt goodbye””

Lew S.
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Lew S.

His portrayal of Billy was beginning to work for me. He is a talented actor and I wish him the best.

meg ,
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meg ,

As long as they don’t think they keep this Billy or any Billy away as Chelsea’s luv interest, ,David had too much hubris to think we’d except him with Chelsea. after Michael Muhney.

Lynn Miles
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Lynn Miles

Personally, while I liked David in his earlier years-he. just. does. NOT. compare. to. Billy. Miller! Those are some tough shoes to fill. We’ll see what happens.

meg ,
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meg ,

that should of said as long as they keep this Billy away from CHELSE NOT ONE OF THE BILLY wERE deserving of replacing MM/ /ADAM ,ENCLUDING MILLER.

Heather Shaw
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Heather Shaw

I wish him all the best, and yes he is a great actor!! I will miss you

sandy larsen lamb
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sandy larsen lamb

Thankyou melody for such a nice post to david tom.. I will miss him, and like u said, do not give up..u are talented david..hope to see u on tv doing something!! god bless

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Cant wait to read what people will be saying about the new Billy…positive or negative…comments here are far more interesting than these shows…lol

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Gh should get Biller Miller for Jason and David Tom as Dillon Q. ! Both would work very well! Elizabeth H. could even be a older Brooklyn!!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I said the same about DT as Dillion…however, i think Elizabeth H. would make the perfect Robin recast…

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I don’t think GH would ever recast Robin unless they knew for sure that KMC was never coming back.There might be some roles that can’t be recast and Robin might be one of them.Plus i don’t know if any actress would want to try to replace KMC as Robin.As for Elizabeth Hendrickson i could see her been on GH but maybe as Brooklyn.

su0000
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su0000

David Tom is a good looking guy, has experience as a soap actor, is a good actor;
He was a horrible Billy Abbott ..

Just because a person looks good and can act does not mean he is the right one to be a certain character..

Harry
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Harry

Uh Gracie? I mean, Suooo? I am starting to understand you are a short term viewer of both GH and Y&R. Do you understand that David Tom originated the character of Billy Abbott starting in his teen years? Maybe you weren’t watching yet.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I think what su0000 meant was that in his or her opinion David Tom was horrible in playing Billy as the character is now and not how Billy was when David Tom played him over 10 years ago.The character of Billy changed over the years and David Tom wasn’t playing him through the changes.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I totally agree! Many years ago he was perfect in the role. But Billy Miller came on board and made the character his own. He left tough shoes to fill! As much as I like David Tom, I tried but could not see or feel the chemistry with Amelia Heinle, which is a shame, because the characters of Billy and Victoria are magic together. Good luck to the new actor!

PatF
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PatF

David Tom wasn’t being brought on the replace Billy Miller. Ever.

He was brought back to role he originated to evolve the character.

Phelps is an idiot to release an Emmy award winner actor because one actress didn’t have chemistry with him. You test different potential pairings for chemistry. You don’t replace the actor.

She doesn’t know what she’s doing, and never really has in the casting dept.

Look at Kelly.

Su0000 doesn’t watch YR. He/she just likes to fill their posts with negativity because the show is wildly popular.

k/kay
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k/kay

@ Pat F agree and for me Victoria Nicole Newman left the building and never has come back when Heather Tom left.

Loretta Singleton
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Loretta Singleton

This was so sweet of her and she is right he is a very great Actor I for one love him as Billy and I know a lot of people didn’t think so but this was the Billy Abbott I knew from when he first came to Y&R. There will be no one I mean no one to play the role of Billy like Billy Miller no matter who you get they will not measure up To Billy Miller. Sad they will do this now as we were getting use to David Tom I hope another soap natch him up.… Read more »

Dianne
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Dianne

That was a very beautiful Melody! I always liked David Tom. I was excited when he came back. I am really sorry that Y&R let him go. I am really going to miss him. Please tell him that a big fan of his from Scarborough, Ontario Canada knows that he is a great actor & hope he gets another job really soon! Stay in soaps David! I will be looking for you! Sincerely, Dianne Driver

Barbara ruth
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Barbara ruth

I agree he was not as good as Billy as the previous actor but he deserved more of a chance and not because Jill didn’t like him…that sucks. My problem with the show right now is the bitch that Lilly has turned into…not a good story line with Neil and Hillary but she needs to butt out!

Carole
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Carole

She’s a great lady, and David was doing just fine! JFP is the one that has to go!

k/kay
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k/kay

MTS has been friends with the Tom’s for years and her husband Ed Scott is still working with Heather over at B&B she is not being two faced about this if everyone remembers she did the big CBS promotion about DT coming back. I might add he created the character and did quite well for three years. I just think it could have been done with a little more class you know HT has delivered 5 emmys for CBS and DT 1. Respect!!!

Sandra Buckbee
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Sandra Buckbee

I’m really beginning to hate it when people keep getting replace. He was doing his best. Sometimes no matter what you do the shoes are to big to be filled.

Tootie Brown
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Tootie Brown

I think it is very sweet. I am highly upset by David Tom being let go….The Fans complaints about him looking young was just retaliation towards JFP and the fact that they are really upset about Miller leaving….This is a huge mistake…it doesn’t make sence…David is a great actor…They should have put him with Chelsea or hire a new Chloe that they can put Tom with…like Katie Peretti from ATWT. ..why hire a new Billy….Who looks Jack’s age instead of his little brother…they need to hire Tom back this is ridiculous!

Diane Webster
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Diane Webster

There is an old expression and that is once you leave home you it’s not the same going back and for the most part it doesn’t work. Well, David Tom tried going back but it just didn’t work. I feel sorry for anyone who loses a job but when one door closes another one opens and I hope Mr. Tom finds a place where he isn’t trying to fill someone else shoes. And they didn’t fit. As for JFP she needs to be replaced because in the process of saying I am boss and we do what I say she… Read more »

Diane
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Diane

wow, first I heard this. When is his last day? And don’t know this other guy.

Tammy
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Tammy

We know you did the right thing since ya have history.

Ms. Gadget
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Ms. Gadget

I am happy they are replacing David Tom, I am sad he lost his job but this was not the role for him. I fast forward his scenes. He looks to young for this role and I can’t see him being paired romantically with anyone on the show. I welcome Burgess Jenkins with open arms, I don’t know him but I am READY for a change of Billy. SO LONG DAVID TOM, I WISH YOU WELL

Kelly
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Kelly

I said from the get-go this recast would not make it. This is one time they should have put time and distance between Billy and David by sending Billy Abbott away for awhile. Billy Miller, IMO, is a phenomenal actor and really had big shoes to fill. It was a big mistake to bring him on so soon after Miller’s departure. That is on JFP. Her first big mistake was not really seriously negotiating with Billy. That’s on her too. She stopped negotiating early on and she had no intention of keeping him. She even said the viewers would say… Read more »

Lynda Westlake
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Lynda Westlake

Very well said Kelly. I agree with everything you said. JFP has got to go

su0000
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su0000

lol yah.. there is no one to replace JFP.. If some haven’t noticed, soap writers and etc are very very hard to come by.. No TV writers want the burden of writing soaps, the daily scripts, 30 characters to write for, and all the back stories to hook to and on and on and on it goes, they do not want to do that.. Those days are gone.. There are less EP and HW etc for soaps.. So, there most likely would not be a decent replacement that even knows how to do anything soap wise.. the ones that were… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Kelly…BRAVO!!!!! YOU SAID IT VERY PERFECTLY!!!!! Thank You. To me, Y&R has become an endless revolving door of pretty awful acting, unwatchable newbie characters and (most of all) snooze-filled story lines. At this point, I feel like us loyal Y&R viewers could write WAY BETTER MATERIAL than those clueless Y&R writers…LOL!!!!! Yep.

Nanci
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Nanci

They responded to the backlash, and are replacing the Billy character.
Now they are getting backlash for trying to make the fans happier by
the replacement. They can’t win, it seems!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

It’s such a shame that Y&R has lost it’s way.

PatF
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PatF

The show hasn’t lost its way. The EP is lost at the helm.

k/kay
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k/kay

Y&R has a lot of problems right now and maybe lost it’s way but it is not because of one actor. Everybody does that they become obsessed with an actor it is an ensemble act that makes it work. I thought I would never get over Terry Lester leaving Y&R as the original Jack but slowly I adjusted to Peter Bergman he has a different style. Which actor do I prefer as Jack the late great Terry Lester but TL chose to leave I had to move on or stop watching maybe everybody who can’t get over Miller ought to… Read more »

Vicky
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Vicky

Heartfelt? Why use Twitter then, pick up a phone or take the guy out for dinner and express your “heartfelt” feelings … this was inappropriate IMO…. I’m in the camp that has seen this coming every since he came in. Just Shocked that JFP actually paid attention to the fans on this, since se disrespects us on everything else! He looks like a baby with Victoria, and there is no way he would have been able to shoot a sex scene with the new Kelly, also his senior, without everyone laughing! THis was the right move! He wasn’t right!

Chris
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Chris

David Tom is a great actor…..and he would have been fine playing the role HE CREATED. The problen is he was not expected or being allowed to play Billy Abbott……..he was expectedand by the writing was being forced to play Billy Miller playing Billy Abbott….and that was not fair to him. Billy Miller did not “become” Billy Abbott in 4 short months yet the show…..but more so….the fans expected David to do that. what the show should have done is had both Adam and Billy be gone for a while. Then have one come back followed by the other. that… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

DT did not create the roll of now grown/man Billy, Billy Miller did…
DT was a kid, his first six-year period he was a minor ALSO portrayed by other various child actors.
In 1999, David Tom began portraying Billy as a `teenager.
So, he was never anything near as the now Billy..
And, he did not fit the roll of the married Billy, he was horrible as the man Billy..
It is good and bad..
Bad for David Tom that he was let go
Good for the Billy character and many fans, that he was let go..

Harry
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Harry

Chris, this is spot on. You nailed it. Thank you.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I also think David Tom’s first scenes back were written for Billy Miller in mind and not DT.So maybe the writers needed time to figure out how to write for DT and his strengths as an actor.As for JFP i’m wondering if she rehired DT as a publicity stunt of sorts because then she could say we got the original actor back.If David Tom had worked out JFP would have looked good and gotten the praise for getting him back to play Billy.Now by replacing him JFP can now say she listened to the fans and even blame them for… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

truth is;
David Tom was not working out as Billy..
He was a horrible Billy..
He is a good actor and cute, but he is not a good Billy Abbott ..
It is good he was let go so he can move on and find a roll that will suit him ..

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I agree.David Tom could get hired by another soap and prove Y&R made a mistake letting him go by being successful on another soap.Plus now David Tom can’t be accused of betraying Y&R by signing with another soap.

Margie Rose Dalton
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Margie Rose Dalton

Beautiful Melody tweet. I’m afraid no one can replace our Billy!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Nice of MTS to publicly show support for DT. I’m very disappointed that he was let go. Not looking forward to another new face in GC. Wishing all the best for David Tom. I enjoyed his portrayal of Billy.

Sandra Bridges
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Sandra Bridges

I would expect nothing less from such a classy lady. I belong to a large FB soap fan page of 16,000 members and there are mixed feelings about the firing all the way around. We all would have loved to see Billy Miller come back of course, but David Tom just did not fit the part of Billy Abbot any longer. Maybe in his younger days when he played the younger Billy he was more suited for the part. Billy Miller expanded that character and made it his own and those are big shoes to fill. There was absolutely no… Read more »

Judy falletich
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Judy falletich

I think her message to him was sincere and from the heart. She was on Y&R from day one and Billy has been on there before to so I’m sure he is like family. I like Billy, not in this roll for Victoria but I would like him somewhere on the show, they are like family go me to. My children was just little when I started watching the Y&R and my daughter will be 49 in August. I have a picture of me with Victor when he was visiting Wyondotte , Michigan .

Mo
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Mo

That was very sweet of her. Hopefully she told him in person if she could.

jenny logan
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jenny logan

I loved loved Billy Miller but it was his choice to leave.. I havehewatchdd Y&R when David Tom was Billy Abbott with Mac, Brittany, JT so didn’t take long to love him again. people did not give him a chance. People i think thought if they complaines enough Billy Miller might come back. well surprise now we have soo meone else i have never heard of. Th

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Daytime dramas seldom get the credit they deserve, and now they should be getting further credit for being the first back into production as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, and trying to implement new ways to keep their trademarks love scenes, intimate moments and two-person scenes somehow looking in tact; even though it will be far from how it was done in the past.

In the story from the Associated Press The Bold and the Beautiful EP, and head writer, Brad Bell – who’s soap was the first one back into the studio – commented on how the show is utilizing mannequins, or real-life significant others to help pull off close contact love scenes and how it is rather groundbreaking. “We feel almost like television pioneers all these years later because we’re the first ones out, blazing new ways of producing the shows with the current safety standards, and we’re getting the job done. It’s very exciting.”

When B&B scripts written pre-coronavirus were reviewed in preparation for shooting during the pandemic now, originally all the cinches and smooches were cut. But Bell found a solution whereby a remote actor recites lines as their on-camera scene partner responds in a “low, intimate voice” and engages in “beautiful, yearning eye contact” with an off-camera doll.

As far as the soapy embrace or lip-lock, B&B cast member Katrina Bowden (Flo) has had her husband and musician Ben Jorgensen stand in for her on-screen love interest, Darin Brooks (Wyatt) since returning to taping new episodes.

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Days of our Lives EP Ken Corday noted to AP:  The “learning curve” is steep. Before the pandemic, “we were producing eight, one-hour episodes a week. That’s basically 40 or 50 scenes a day.  That’s going to be basically impossible to reopen, so to speak, at that pace. We’re going to have to be more careful. So will there be five shows a week, or more? Yet to be determined.  It will certainly cost more.”

B&B and now Y&R which heads back into production next week, and the others soaps, will be using the company called Reel Health, which launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the entertainment industry, and hires medically trained workers to monitor sets and enforce protocols developed by a company epidemiologist and in accordance with industry and government standards,

Alicia Rodis, a veteran intimacy coordinator who helped the actors guild develop guidelines for taping scenes of romance and simulated sex. shared: “Finding ways to put romance on the screen is inevitable and necessary.  At the end of the day, intimacy isn’t going anywhere. Physical intimacy is a part of the human experience. And we’re going to have to find a way to be able to continue to tell these stories, even in extraordinary circumstances.”

So, what do you think of how soaps are tackling taping episodes in the new normal to give their fans a sense of all that they love from their favorite daytime dramas during COVID-19? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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According to Deadline: “GH is now targeting the week of July 20 to resume taping. The situation remains fluid as new infections have been soaring in Los Angeles.”

General Hospital was previously eyeing a return to production this coming Monday on July 13th, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw a spike in numbers.

While GH is pushing itself back another week, The Young and the Restless is at this moment preparing to start taping new episodes beginning on Tuesday, July 14th.

B&B is already back in production and Days of our Lives is now targeting a September 1st restart.

So, glad that GH is holding off a little bit longer to ensure safety first for all involved from cast, and crew? Comment below.

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One legend is moving into another legend’s previous home.  Sources are reporting to The Real Deal, that Los Angeles Laker and NBA star, LeBron James has purchased the estate of the the late, Lee Phillip Bell, the beloved co-creator of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

According to the report, James is in contract to buy Bell’s estate which was being marketed at 39 million.  It was unclear what James is paying for the 13,000-square-foot property, which sits on a 2.5-acre plot and boasts seven fireplaces, a pool house with two baths, lighted tennis court, and screening room.

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Bell’s estate was officially put on the market on April 30

This is the third L.A. County mansion purchase for James, who signed as a free agent with the L.A. Lakers in the summer of 2018.  LeBron previously bought two homes in Brentwood, California for 23 and 21 million dollars.

Lee Phillip Bell passed away in late February of this year.  She was remembered during the just completed 47th annual Daytime Emmys In-Memoriam segment on the telecast on CBS.

So, what do you think of LeBron moving into the renowned soap opera creators home?  Comment below.

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