BREAKING NEWS: General Hospital's Steve Burton Heads to The Young and the Restless!



 




Who didn't see this coming? TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting former General Hospital star Steve Burton is returning to soaps, just not the one that made him a household name.

Burton is reuniting with his former GH boss Jill Farren Phelps on The Young and the Restless!  So much for Steve-O longing for the quiet life in good ol' Nashville...

Burton and Phelps are reportedly also working on a telenovela with James Franco. No word on what role Burton will play on Y&R. Our money is on Dylan, the mysterious ex Avery (Jessica Collins) keeps bringing up! Look for the actor to start taping soon.
 


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WTF!

I danced a jig when this guy left GH. Hopefully, Jill won't have him taking away screentime from my favorites on Y&R.

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Y&R can have stoneface

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Let's just hope that this doesn't bring about the mob crap that everyone hated on GH, which is one of the reasons why I never watched that show.

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SoapArmageddon wrote:
WTF!

My sentiments exactly!

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Poor man too bad he is going to be paired with Avery. I can barely stand her character. No point in FF'ding these two because the whole show will be about them very soon. Then YR will be dead to me.

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GH has been so good w/o Burton. His leaving GH was a great thing for the show.

I can only guess Burton will be playing Avery's ex-husband Dylan.

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Does Steve believe he will get anything he wants on YR. Rumors persist he left GH cause Jason wasnt the focus anymore. YR is not JFP's show really. its SONY and they have final say.

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I'd rather have him back on GH!

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i bet he'll be an Adam re-cast!

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Boy am I surprised! Well, not really. Good luck, Steve.

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Not surprised. Good for him. I imagine as an actor, you want to try different characters. The easy thing is to stay put. Other soap actors have left high profile roles and landed on another soap. I just think Jill needs to be careful with all these new characters! She needs to revisit Doug Marland's list on how to keep a soap going!

Now, give me more Prospect Park scoop. I wanna visit Pine Valley and Llanview again! Smile

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If he's Dylan, then fine. I don't want him to be eating up airtime though. He was part of the reason why I never really liked GH.

Or maybe he'll be a recast JT (though there's nothing wrong with Thad Luckinbill)...but maybe JT will return (without Mac, but with Reed)...that could be interesting, depending on how things go. IDK...

Don't really care about this...not a fan of this guy at all...

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I'm not sure he will be Dylan maybe and somehow I think he will end up connected to Jamie as his dad...look at the young actor playing him there is resemblance or maybe not wait to see. I don't think he will swallow up canvas but be intertwined into canvas. Josh is fleshing out characters and i if he's not Dylan possibly JT recast and maybe thinking aging slightly Reed...hmmmm? Wink

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I have never seen an episode of Y&R and I'm thrilled at this news. Hopefully his character will take off and keep SBu busy for years to come and my GH will remain Jason free.

And if Y&R fans are lucky they won't allow SBu to swallow their show whole like he did with GH.

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@The_Moustache ......I think he will be Alex who is Avery's Ex and a military man.

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Definitely a double edged sword. I am a GH and Y&R viewer. I think GH has thrived since the "death" of Jason and now I know he won't be coming back to Port Charles anytime soon.

Please JFP I have forgetten the mess you help make at GH and have kept an open mind at Y&R. Please don't let Steve Burton take over the entire show!

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hopefully JFP has learned from her mistakes over at GH and why she got fired and won't repeat them at Y&R.

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Good grief!! JFP is using her FOJ status to bring Steve Burton to Y&R.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Fuck No. Now way. Now how. No Burton!

And fuck Avery too. Why is that nobody eating the damn show? Is she a FOJ too? She almost makes me miss the time when her vile and ugly sister was the one eating the show. Ugh

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YUCK! Guess I'll be missing more episodes of Y&R! LOL Maybe it will be a VERY short-term role. It's so funny SB was totally BSing the old Tennessee getaway thing. And it's so obvious he left GH cause he was no longer the spoiled pet! I hope to gawd he is not made front and center by JFP...He is NOT a core character/actor to the Y&R canvas.

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If he comes on to play a Billy Abbott recast, this would be the PERFECT opportunity for them to bring on Sarah Brown to play Victoria Newman! If Billy Miller insists on leaving, maybe Steve can find his comedic chops?

Who can blame Burton for staying on soaps, especially knowing how much business savvy he has. He knows that he's not gonna become mainstream at this point, and his ultimate plan is to retire from acting and live happily ever after, so why not remain a big fish in a small pond and continue to stack as much cheddar as he can?

Smart man.

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Billy Abbott will become a robot with one single facial expression? Yuck.

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This will not bode well with the long term Y&R viewer!!!!

If this is Avery's ex, I will barely be able to keep my eyes open, now the other Summer's girl will be hogging more airtime.

Jill the reason MAB got the can was because she was destroying core character's, and bringing on newbie's nobody gave a rat's ass about.

Why did Sony and CBS hire these two, when they couldn't keep Hollywood Height's on the screen for a full season? If they couldn't keep the youths of
America's attention on Nick why the hell would they want to tune into Viacom's other vehicle for old farts CBS?

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Now JFP is going to back burner everyone else and run Y&R into the ground just like she did at GH. Good riddance to Steve... GH has been so much better without him and his half-assed performance.

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He might want a completely different type of role to play to expand because he & Jill both are smart cookies and fans already starting with rounds of negative gossip. Bringing on mob, etc. LOL. If Billy Miller does choose to leave and if he is a recast as Billy and Abbott could be interesting twist. We need Billy on canvas if BM is leaving. I personally don't want Sarah Brown as Victoria she is to old and I seen her on couple of my soaps and I've personally never fell in love with her. I'm happy with AH because now she is Victoria and she isn't going anywhere. Smile

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So much for living in Nashville.

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I've never seen his work and I probably won't be seeing it on Y&R. He's likely being cast as Avery's ex. The new powers that bes IT girl (and her cooking utensils) have been on my fast forward list for MONTHS now.

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alstonboy4315 wrote:
If he comes on to play a Billy Abbott recast, this would be the PERFECT opportunity for them to bring on Sarah Brown to play Victoria Newman! If Billy Miller insists on leaving, maybe Steve can find his comedic chops?
Who can blame Burton for staying on soaps, especially knowing how much business savvy he has. He knows that he's not gonna become mainstream at this point, and his ultimate plan is to retire from acting and live happily ever after, so why not remain a big fish in a small pond and continue to stack as much cheddar as he can?
Smart man.

If he is playing Billy then mark my words they will take the opportunity to rewrite Billy's personality to make him a Jason clone.

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I'm not surprised with this - I thought it would happen eventually, especially since he and JFP are BFF's and all. I really felt for Y&R fans when she was brought onto to that show. I knew he would follow her to where ever she goes. Who knows? He may surpise us all and do good. In real life he is personable, has a good sense of humor. Time will tell. And I do agree he should stay as a little fish in the big pond. To put him up front and center will definitely upset a lot of people and hurt the show.

What is the consensus since JFP took over Y&R? Did the hatred that was felt for her at GH by most fans follow her?

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I don't think JFP is doing such a horrible job. LOL. Of course I'm always in the minority. But I was soooo scared because of all the negativity surrounding GH during her stint as EP there...but with Y&R, the show actually is better to me.

Josh Griffith is doing a really good job with the writing IMO.
I like most of the new sets (just wish we could get rid of the Villy home)...and I don't like the new restaurant. But other than that, I'm liking mostly everything else.

Even the music has calmed down and I'm loving the show. So maybe JFP is going to pull a trick out of her hat and won't have SB be a Jason Clone. HOPEFULLY....Y&R and GH are two totally different shows with two totally different sets of characters...