The Young and the Restless SHOCKER: "Josh Williams" and "Andrew Abbott" Are Smokescreens For a Possible Billy Abbott RECAST!





What do you do when you have an amazingly popular, Daytime Emmy winner currently salvaging a maudlin, depressing storyline? You threaten to recast during contract negotiations, if you're The Young and the Restless!

I'm hearing the casting breakdowns for characters "Josh Williams" and "Andrew Abbott" are really smokescreens for a possible Billy Abbott recast. Sources have revealed Billy Miller is once again in intense contract talks and The Young and the Restless is already testing potential recasts opposite Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman).

Surely someone at Sony TV and/or CBS Daytime realizes what a game-changing talent Miller is for this industry? If not, then I bet a rival soap will snap him up like yesterday!


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The Soapkiller strikes again.

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Don't hate me bitches, but I really really *really* don't give a damn. This diva is real tired of Billy Miller's grinning idiot facial expressions!

Some call it "acting", I call it sleepwalking through the scenes and acting the fool. Not that I blame him! If I was stuck playing house with that no-talent mop head I'd be losing my marbles too!!! Billy Abbott should've never settled down... ever! He went from SEX to SNORE in a hot second. I don't care how *hot* and bodilicious Billy Miller is, he's become a grating fool these last few years! He lost his edge, his animal magnetism, and his commanding screen presence. Truth!

I wish him well in his future PRIMETIME gigs. He ain't leaving the Y&R c-h-e-c-k to go play second banana to the divos at GH, you can trust me on that!

I just hope JFP can find someone with *TALENT* to recast the part. Billy is an important part of the show. First order of business is to divorce his moping mess of a wife and start sexing up Lauren, Hilary and Sharon!

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The moment Billy was put in a sl with AH he quickly lost his appeal. It was the 1st time in my soap viewing lifetime that I went from loving to hating a character.

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LaDivaYR wrote:
Don't hate me bitches, but I really really *really* don't give a damn. This diva is real tired of Billy Miller's grinning idiot facial expressions! Some call it "acting", I call it sleepwalking through the scenes and acting the fool. Not that I blame him! If I was stuck playing house with that no-talent mop head I'd be losing my marbles too!!! Billy Abbott should've never settled down... ever! He went from SEX to SNORE in a hot second. I don't care how *hot* and bodilicious Billy Miller is, he's become a grating fool these last few years! He lost his edge, his animal magnetism, and his commanding screen presence. Truth!I wish him well in his future PRIMETIME gigs. He ain't leaving the Y&R c-h-e-c-k to go play second banana to the divos at GH, you can trust me on that! I just hope JFP can find someone with *TALENT* to recast the part. Billy is an important part of the show. First order of business is to divorce his moping mess of a wife and start sexing up Lauren, Hilary and Sharon!

I agree with you completely except for the part where you suggested he should sex up his AUNT.

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Coffee_ Junkie you know some of us forget Lauren & Jill are sister, or better yet believe that ridiculousness of a storyline.

As for Killa Miller I think it time for the great thespian to move into primetime. I read somewhere he wanted to move into feature film. He has the acting chops and I think primetime and feature film where he wants to be.

No offense to the industry, but I think he wants to move past Genoa City and go big time.

As for the Recast Josh Kelly would fit in the role, but if you recast Billy pls recast Victoria while your doing something productive Jill! Not only that but there some other characters you could recast and cut.

I wouldn't mind a Lily recast, but Cane and Kevin characters be the first two to be cut off the show- I"M JUST SAYING

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Gag at the idea of Billy returning to the public and dangerous public transportation for a ride aka Sharon Newman.

Honestly, I couldn't give a rats ass. After the writers made Billy's head so far up Victoria's ass, it ruined the character for me. Its ridiculous and I don't buy it. The only good thing about BM leaving is that it might force a recast for Victoria.

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I am actually looking forward to the recast...because then i know that a Villy break up would soon be on the horizon. I, too, thought that Stitch was being put on contract because they might not even recast Billy.

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I feel like we go through this every year in regards to whether Billy Miller will renew his contract or not. Oh yeah, its because it does happen every year, lol. 3rd straight I believe.

Seriously, I like Billy Miller as an actor. But I'm over it. Either sign a 2 or 3 year contract or move on to primetime. Clearly that's what he wants anyway. I'm sure Y&R will survive without BM as it did with many other popular actors who left the show.

Someone mentioned Josh Kelly. I also think he would make a great Billy Abbott.

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I bet Phelps has Billy Warlock's number on speed dial............

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I love Billy Miller and I will follow him wherever he goes.
Little sweetie pie. Beer

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LaDivaYR,

You took the words right out of my mouth! They can recast as far as I'm concerned. I think he's extremely overrated and I'm tired of watching him phone in his scenes. I have not been impressed with his acting in this Delia storyline at all.

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I guess some of us aren't watching the same Delia scenes.

Miller's performance has been great. He tears me up almost daily.

I would like to see his character now take a different direction after the death of his daughter.

Since we have Jack vs Victor, I'd like to see Billy vs Adam. Great soap.

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See... I heard this rumor a couple of months ago about BM and his status and everyone telling me "no he signed a new contract", I chalked up to a poster trying create drama....I should had trusted my gut....

Billy Miller sometimes does do to many facial gestures at times (when trying to be cute) but his performance on this ugly story of Delia has been superb as AH, she's put faith (for me) she can play Victoria if given something better to do than whine!

This isn't as devastating news as Michelle but this would be another heavy blow to YR because another notch on Phelp's brand. He's been Billy too long and yes I do consider him a vet which could change in a nuBilly and probably a FOJ from GH...it's disgusting to see happen.

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THEBEST wrote:
Didn't he just sign a 1yr deal? I LOVE Billy Miller, but I'm tired of these contract negotiations every year. Either shit or get off the pot. Josh Kelly is available. He'd KILL as Billy Abbott. Killer Miller needs to be in primetime, anyway. We need a kickass actor that can commit to a 3yr contract.

Ditto on everything.

And rumblings about Josh Kelly have been around since the original cancellation of OLTL. Recall, even then, it was reported at Deadline that Kelly was one of SONY's targets to cast from the canceled ABC soaps.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/days-of-our-lives-and-the-young-the-rest...

Unfortunately, whether Kelly's available or not at this point in time is questionable. He's already doing the pilot for that primetime drama series on Lifetime called UNREAL.

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Harlee...posters creating drama on DC???? What????

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I say let Billy Miller go. Ever since he got stuck with Victoria, I lost interest in the character.

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alstonboy4315 wrote:
I bet Phelps has Billy Warlock's number on speed dial............

huh? He'll be 53 in March and doesn't look anything like an Abbott.

M'Kay would that be part of her "soapkilling" strategy? .. lol!

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Billy Miller won't go to another soap. If anything he will go to primetime.

But can you really blame him for wanting to wither be liberated or demand more money? I mean, he basically carried Amelia Heinle and has told the same story in varying degrees over the past couple of years. Billy messes up, Victoria whines, Billy grovels, Victor mummbles, and Victoria takes him back. It's boring and frankly Billy looks bored playing the Newman lapdog.

Billy Miller always said he wanted Billy Abbott to be this sort of grey character. He is the owner of that dive resturant that is suddenl;y the only eatery in town. Heck, even him owning Restless Style made more sense and that place was just a huge plot point.

They need to free Billy from the succubus that is Victoria. Give Billy back his swagger. In 2008 he WANTED to be at the helm on Jabot. Give him something other than making salads and building bookshelves and maybe he would be more inclined to stay.

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Billy Miller is a great actor and I would miss him if he left the show. However, I am a firm believer that any role can be recast.

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Billy Miller has been recast with David Tom! Anjelica McDaniel Just announced on Twitter!

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Just saw Anjelica's tweet. I can't say I blame them.

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I'm thrilled with the recast!!!! Welcome back David Tom...the original and best in my opinion!

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Thrilled as well.

And I don't think Phelps got her way with this pick of Tom.

I doubt she'd have chosen him and not some old GH bud of hers.