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The Young and the Restless Promo Featuring The Debut Of Jason Thompson!

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General Hospital fans bid farewell to Jason Thompson as Dr. Patrick Drake on Thursday, but The Young and the Restless fans are ready to welcome him next week in his new role as the recast Billy Abbott.

To usher him in to the CBS Daytime family, the network and the Y&R producers have featured him in the latest promo acknowledging his debut on the January 13th episode of the number one soap opera.

In story, Billy has been fighting for his life after the beating he took at the hands of his gambling bookie henchmen. and then being run over by Noah Newman’s car (Robert Adamson) in the same parking garage the beating took place.

Watch Thompson’s first Y&R promo after the jump.   Let us know, are you ready for the next chapter of the life of Billy Abbott as played by this five-time Daytime Emmy nominee?

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Y&Rs Billy gets run over by a car and ends up looking like Jason Thompson.ex -GHs Patrick ..At GH…Jason/Jake got run over by a car and ends up looking like Billy Miller ex-Y&Rs Billy…was this all done on purpose as some inside joke at Y&R?…lol

Harry
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Harry

Ha ha! Good point, Jim. Another parallel is that on GH, Jason Thompson’s father-in-law was played by Tristan Rogers and on Y&R, his stepfather will be played by Tristan Rogers.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Oh i forgot that…

Jonathan
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Jonathan

And Michelle Stafford— Phyllis is in a coma wakes up on GH as Nina

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I forgot that too…

Mary SF
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Mary SF

There should be disclaimers after the show stating– Warning getting run over by a car will not make you more handsome any improvements in looks is coincidental and should not be attempted at home– LOL

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I guess i better get out of the middle of the street then…just no hope for me!…lol

Harry
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Harry

BAH! Mary!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Lol and you won’t wake up in a wealthy family with a model looking wife and three other hotties pursuing you

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Not to mention that Phyllis as Michelle Stafford left Y&R in a coma and woke up on GH from a coma as Nina Clay.

Where is the originality?

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

What happenned to the old days of “the role of xxx will now be played by xxx”?

carol
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carol

As a long time viewer of GH, it will be very difficult for me to adjust to this recast. In addition, I think that physically it’s too much of a departure from the previous Billys.

Harry
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Harry

I think it just might work, Carol. Yes, the physical appearance is dramatically different but to me, it’s not about the external it’s about whether that actor can channel the mischievous, impish spirit of that boy man, Billy Abbot. I believe Jason can channel that spirit.
On another note, I have a question—since it seems apparent that Dr Simon Neville can save Billy’s life but is not allowed to practice at that particular hospital, can Neil kidnap Billy and store him at the boathouse where Dr Neville can perform his medical magic?

Torqumada
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Torqumada

Co-sign Harry. It’s not about the external it’s about bringing the heat. NuBilly is going to be fine.

Sorry to disagree Cee, Gina has taken over and owns the role. Recasts are a way of life, Right Carly #3 and Jill #6?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I love your words to describe my sentiments, exactly, Carol….”…too much of a departure”. No better way to say it. I have no vested interest in Jason’s Patrick. I haven’t known him long enough…… but I get it….that is exactly how I feel about Gina Tognoni in the role of Phyllis. I have one specific image in my head of the perfect Phyllis…..Michelle Stafford. So, no matter how hard Gina tries to enter the character in the guise of Phyllis, it hasn’t worked for me thus far. Where is the volatile personality? However, Carol, I must say that I feel… Read more »

JUDY K
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JUDY K

AS A LONG TIME VIEWER OF BOTH SOAPS THIS IS DIFFICULT….BILLY ABBOTT WILL ALWAYS BE BILLY MILLER AND I CANNOT SEE JASON THOMPSON FILLING HIS SHOES……I WAS LIKING BURGESS AND FELT HE MADE THE ROLE HIS OWN….ACTUALLY SORRY TO SEE HIM GO…..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually that might be exactly what the character needs in order to free the character from the ghost of Billy Miller– a whole new look. I think JT will make Billy look more like Jill. Perhaps a whole new look will take Billy into a different direction and have him stop trying to live up to Abbott legacy and failing. Let him embrace his Foster and/or Fenmore side of the family, grow a pair and be as ambitious and scheming as his mother. I’m excited to see Billy reinvented and move on beyond BM.

gloria
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gloria

You said it Mary SF. I want to see a strong, manly Billy-one that will not stand for being called “Billy Boy” a dozen times an episode by Victor. That has worn thin with me. Not cute anymore. Jason looks so much like Jill-your thoughts were right on. The first 2 Billys were too short/boyish/immature looking and/or acting & looked to childish next to Victoria-although the very last one was very attractive-but the way they write Billy is terrible. Let’s see Billy transform into a force to be reckoned with (look out Jack too)

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m really excited for JT to debut. I never warned up to Burgess Jenkins’ portrayal of Billy, and Jason Thompson is an amazing actor, so hopefully he will work wonders in the role. Even if it might be a little jarring of an adjustment at first, I can definitely see this working out. I also hope that with a new actor stepping into the part, the role of Billy will change back to how he used to be, because I’m not liking the way he’s been acting lately. I also really enjoyed the sendoff Patrick got on GH, a happy… Read more »

robert
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robert

looking forward to it. it will be interesting to see how he gels with everyone

Lisa M
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Lisa M

I think JT will do Billy justice. I think he will be a better replacement than the current billy. JT is a great actor and was awesome on GH.

Shelly Samuel
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Shelly Samuel

I can’t wait to watch Y&R on Monday I so love that show it is better than any other Soaps, I use to watch GH for Luke and Laura and Jason and Liz but not the show is all about the mob and people who doesn’t pay for what they do like they are the favorite but the good guys who does any wrong get stamp with a big red S on their back. So Jason I say thank God you left GH and came to the best show they will always be #1.

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

Y&R made a wise decision. Good riddance to Burgess Jenkins. Love gorgeous Jason Thompson. He’s got the acting chops to play Billy or, any role on Y&R and GH’s loss is a huge gain for Y&R.

missmeka1987
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missmeka1987

Looking like he stepped right off of GH seriously they couldn’t lighting his hair or something I hate when actors/actress don’t differ the characters they play from one another ugh

Mo
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Mo

I don’t know if he was the right choice, but I’ll see.

Lillian
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Lillian

Many viewers were not happy with Clementine Ford’s portrayal as Mackenzie Browning. Yet Mac was front and center for 18 months as a major character on Y&R.

gloria
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gloria

Funny-I loved her & had forgotten all about her!

Chadam4Adam
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Chadam4Adam

If Noah became a black hair after being a blond for 4 year then we can survive this Billy recast. Also, I feel they recast Billy more than they replace Doctor Who. Finally, does it bother anyone else that it takes them one day to recast Billy but also a year to recast Adam?

gloria
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gloria

Really! It took me a long time to get used to this Noah. I said he looked & sounded like someone from Goodfellas, ha. But he has grown on me. I find that I always resist recasts & usually end up ok with them.

Melissa
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Melissa

I’m a first time viewer of Y&R because of JT. Will always watch GH as long as it’s on, but I think things are not looking good for the long term future of GH or Days. I figure with Y&R’s international following it’s bound to stay on for awhile, as long as Phelps and Pratt don’t ruin it!

Kathryndenise63@gmail.com
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Kathryndenise63@gmail.com

YOU’VE GOT THAT RIGHT ABOUT DAYS&GH! THOSE COFFINS LITERALLY HAVE THEIR NAILS CEMENTED INTO THEM & THE DOOR IS/ABOUT TO SLAM SHUT ON BOTH THOSE HORRIBLE SHOWS!! THANK GOODNESS & GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!!

Maharet
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Maharet

That’s a horrible thing to say! With only 4 left, we need all of them to keep going.

Barbara
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Barbara

Billy Miller will always be Billy Abbott to me, so it doesn’t matter who you put as his replacement.

Harry
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Harry

Oh, come on.

Aria
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Aria

I won’t be watching sorry but if I didn’t follow all the other ex gh stars that now work at YR Thompson won’t be the 1st so if I ever see him it will be in port Charles. If not then good luck.

tskyent
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tskyent

So excited to see Jason on Y & R Yay!!! Now maybe they can get on with the story lines or get new writers 🙂

k/kay
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k/kay

It will be interesting to see if Jason brings a sexy side to the role that would be a breath of fresh air if he did and I would like for them to explore a hot affair with Phyllis I am tired of the mooning over Victoria and the first time Victor calls him Billy Boy I hope he slugs him. Whatever JT has a challenge because Pratt doesn’t write for characters he writes for shock.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Jason Thompson will be terrific as the new Billy boy lol. The man is a wonderful actor and sexy too.

damien
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damien

wish y n r chilled out on the new billy character for a bit like when phyllis was recasted. three new billys in two years is wild!…also it would ve given sony a chance to bring greg vaughan from days over to y n r! the stunning and charrming greg vaughan shares more of a resemblance to the abbotts than this new one does!

damien
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damien

greg vaughan , eric from days would ve portrayed a billy with more of a resemblance to the abbotts!…. i wish sony waited a bit to unveil the new billy , four different billys in like two years is over the top!

mark
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mark

He is daytime royalty and a refreshing change from the last Billy!!!! they are so lucky to get him!

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, he is so talented and if they age his kids anytime soon he will super shine because he was so good with little Emma on GH!

Timmm
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Timmm

My god can someone help Noah with that hair! Anyway, Jason looks cool and I cannot wait to see how he measures up to the MUSTACHE!

Harry
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Harry

Timm–why is eveyone in Genoa City getting hit by cars? Can’t Y&R come up with another plot point?

Timmm
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Timmm

Good question Harry. It seems like on Y&R or GH they either get hit with a car or they fall from a “Tall” building and bounce to their feet!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@ Timmm.
Hi, my Timmm,
What about Pier 54? The infamous GH watery burial ‘ground’, leading to the River Styx, where all the Cassadine’s abide in unholy rest and perpetual agitation? Bye.

su0000
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su0000

hey Timm..
Jason can play a really good bitch man, he will give ol’ Vic the death stare!

Timmm
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Timmm

I hope su0000. David Thom looked like a kid going up against Victor and Burgess really never tried but was weak anyway. JT has a chance BUT I’m willing to bet Eric Braeden has a clause in his contract that NO ONE is allowed to hit him? Victor insulted Jack up and down the other day as Billy was fighting for his life and Jack stood there like a pansy and took ANOTHER tongue lashing!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hey, su. I agree with you about Jason. Also, Timmm is right about both David and Burgess with relation to Victor. Yes, Good ole Vic and Billy A were constant adversaries ….in everything. However, I, personally, think that, although, there was antagonism between Victor and Billy, the character, there was also a sort of a kinship between Eric and Billy Miller. I sensed the ‘vibe’ between them.whenever they got into it, it was always a sparring match….I found Victor exasperating but the exchange very entertaining. And, that’s the crux of it…….so did they. I could tell that Victor/Eric, especially, had… Read more »

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

This is going to be really weird. But I love Jason Thompson and I wish him everything wonderful. Best of luck!!!!!

nicholas
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nicholas

Days of our lives is the soap to watch right now . Has improved greatly in quality . Patch and Kayla are back on and Hope finally shot and killed Stefano in Friday’s episode . Everyone in my church community has tuned back into Days and some of them have given up for good on the other soapies ! You need to watch Friday’s episode on nbc’s website , it’s the one where Stefano is gunned down at the end !

louisa
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louisa

Huge loss for GH. The only doctor on the show about a hospital, and the only nice guy left in Port Charles. They would rather focus on mobsters Sonny, Julian, and Ava. I am excited to see Jason Thompson on Y&R. This move has me moving to CBS as well.

Lisa
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Lisa

Ha ha ha , Billy Miller exits Y&R to go play a guy named Jason on GH and Jason Thompson exits GH to go play a guy named Billy on Y&R.

Timmm
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Timmm

Great insight!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Timmm,
BEHAVE!!!! LOL.

Fanny
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Fanny

I’ve recently started watching Y&R since several of my GH people have
made the jump…Steve B, Kelly S, Tristian R, and now Jason T…. Who I
believe will bring a refreshing spin to Billy’s character.

Newmanwins
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Newmanwins

I feel like he’s gonna be the miscast of the decade in the role of Billy Abbott and won’t have a happy ending with Y&R. It doesn’t matter how good an actor is if the role is not right for them. Eden Riegel and Maura West have lots of emmy wins between them but they were fired by Y&R after a year cause they were badly miscast in the roles of Heather and Diane. This is the fourth different Billy Abbott in two years for crying out loud. Billy has never been a tall man and has never had dark… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

These are all good observations. ONE thing to remember is writing will have SOMETHING to do with JT’s success or failure. He is a damn good actor and I wouldnt concentrate as much on the physical part of the character. I member when Justin Hartley stepped into the role of Adam. The first thing I noticed is how much taller he was that the other two Adams. Also, he and Chelsea, face to face were kind of odd since she seemed to be acting too his chest but Justin is really good and I love him and Victor’s scenes so… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Outstanding post, Timmm. You covered a lot of ground with one paragraph. Love it!!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Well said Newnamwins. Sadly, I agree.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Very true, Newmanwins. However, I do believe that fans will look at performance, looks, mannerisms and personality. We must also remember how a character enter acts with the other protagonists.
The hair color, height etc. may be an issue at first, but that will dissolve. Remember Heather Tom as Victoria? She was blond.
Nonetheless, I get exactly what you’re saying.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Interacts, not enter acts.

Belle
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Belle

It difficult to say at the present. Jason wasn’t my first choice; however, he needs to be given a chance in the role.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Near death on Friday and stopping in for coffee on Wednesday? I want his doctors.

Penny
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Penny

No one is as handsome as Billy Miller. That’s the one they need to bring back. The new guy is an improvement because the current one isn’t quite as attractive(sorry) and he sounds nasally. Just isn’t one of my favorites even as an actor.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

You know I agree that Billy Miller is handsome, but now that he has assumed the role of Jason on GH, I can’t stomach him. He is so vanilla. He lacks that pizzazz that he had as Billy Abbott. Oh well, that is the choice he made.

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Looking good, Mr. Thompson!

I cannot wait until you arrive at Y&R to make this a must-see soap again. I am sorry I did not watch you steadily on GH over the last few years, but the Patrick storyline was hard to stomach after Robin “died.” I saw the reunion and the Scrubs + Emma walk off into the sunset and am glad for that. But now I am ready for you to turn things around with Y&R with whomever you may be paired with. 🙂

madluv4u
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madluv4u

I feel any actor worthy of their salt can act their butts off, if the material is up to par. So no matter how great JT will be in the role (and I think he will be), it will be up to the writers to supply the quality of said material.
Maybe get rid of Pratt.

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