‘Young and the Restless’ Brings David Tom Back After Billy Miller Exit

'Young and the Restless' Brings David Tom Back After Billy Miller Exit

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The original Billy Abbott will return to the air in February

Attention, “The Young and the Restless” fans: There's a new Billy Abbott in town. Or, rather, an old Billy Abbott.

David Tom is returning to the CBS soap as Abbott, the role he created in 1999, following the departure of actor Billy Miller, who had most recently playing the part. Miller's new contract negotiations broke down, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation.

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Tom, who won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 for his portrayal of Abbott, will begin appearing on the show again in February.

“All of us at CBS Daytime and ‘The Young and the Restless’ are thrilled to welcome David Tom back to the Emmy Award-winning role he created,” CBS Daytime senior vice president Angelica McDaniel said of Tom's return. “We have a lot planned for the character of Billy in 2014, and we’re excited to see David play out the storyline.”

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Tom, who played Abbott from 1999 to 2002, has more recently appeared on “CSI” and “90210.”

  • Kathy Johnson

    NNNNNNNOOOOOOOO, PLEASE DON'T LEAVE BILLY MILLER!!! COME BACK, YOU & VICTORIA ARE OUR FAVORITE COUPLE, PLASE STAY!!!

    • Shirley

      PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE STAY BILLY

  • Chris

    I prefer Billy Miller as a Billy Abbott. David Tom maybe was good as a teenager Billy Abbot but not as a husband and father :) I vote for Billy Miller !

    • Shirley

      I VOTE FOR BILLY MILLER ALSO…..PLEEEEEZE KEEP HIM

      • Sharon d

        Yes billy miller acted so well especially when his daughter passed away

  • Lindadt1121

    Just don't bring back Heather Tom to play Victoria……that would be awkward!!!

    • duckie

      THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH MY MIND!!! That's the DIVORCE waiting to happen (or is that what the producers/directors/writers planning?), considering Heather and David are REAL LIFE SIBLINGS!!

      • Brie

        I remember when there dad and my husband were firefighters and we knew them when they were babys back In Federal Way Wahington

      • SpeakMyMind2011

        Heather has a good thing going over at B&B. She would never leave there to come back to the sinking ship called Y&R.

        And I also want them to get rid of the grief counselor lady…whatever her name is….

    • SpeakMyMind2011

      LMHO!

  • Liz

    You need to go back, sit down and pound out a deal. Don't let another good actor get away. I am not liking the new Abbey as well

    • Sara Wallace

      me either,,she is to tall for one things

  • Linda

    I liked David Tom before, but Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle are so good together, I really hate to see Miller leave. I did not care much for Amelia until they put her with Billy. Another big mistake, IMHO! Much rather see them get rid of the Barbie dolls and keep Billy Miller.

  • pgwen

    Will give David Tom a fair chance. Just think his age is a problem. The new Abbey hope gets better.

  • Nanna

    Way To Go, CBS. NOT. How Many Of Your Y&R Actors Are You Going To Let Slip Away Because You Are Too Stingy To Pay Them? Billy Miller Was Your Single Greatest Draw For Women Viewers. And Please Hire Decent Writers, Too. I've Been A Fan Since Your 1St Show But About To Delete From DVR. When Adam Goes, I'm DONE.

    • Shirley

      I love Adam, Dillion and Billy they are my fav's

    • Rhoda

      Its not going to be number one anymore. Someone is killing the soap operas! Y & R was the last one good one But apparently they don't need fans! They think as long as the character is there they can change the actors and we will stupidly continue to watch them! WRONG!!!

  • Guest

    This will surely suck. I rather him be killed off or the show be cancelled then watch this play out.

  • Greg

    Why is Billy Miller being replaced by Dave Tom. Billy Miller is by far the best Actor, he is the main reason I watch the young and the restless program, please reconsider or the young and the restless will lose many fans, I'm sure of this.

    • Shirley

      I AGREE

    • Barbara Elliott

      LOL The producers letting these two TOP actors go are KILLING THE WHOLE SHOW……AND WILL LOSE THEIR VIEWERS (what a sorry ass shame) Oh well……we're not going to be tuning in anymore! Put a fork in it it's DEAD now!

  • Greg

    Why are they removing billy miller from the young and the restless he is one of the main reasons that I watch the program. Please reconsider , David Tom is too boyish for the part . Billy and Victoria are the perfect marriage couple , the best couple in the whole program.

    • don warremn

      If he go's I go……..period!

      • Norma

        and now Adam is fired too, this show is sliding fast, I'm gone

        • Shirley

          I AGREE, IF ADAM AND BILLY GOES I'M GONE

      • Shirley

        ME TOO

    • Judith Carpenter

      It sounds like Miller is already gone. That's too bad, at least Victor will be hating the right Billy now though…

      • Barbara Elliott

        We won't be watching anymore and we on our side of the world is hundreds of die hard fans……our friends and family…..Billy and Adam go we are gone!

        • cateyes60

          OH WELL GO, FOR EVERYONE THAT LEAVES , THERE WILL BE THAT MANY MORE COME IN. FOR IT IS A GREAT SHOW NO MATTER HOW MANY PLAYERS COME AND GO. BEEN WITH THE SHOW SINCE ONE MINUTE INTO IT AND WILL NEVER LEAVE IT NOT EVER. I'LL FOLLOW IT JUST AS I HAVE THE OTHER ONES. TO WERE EVER THEY GO, YOUR NOT THE ONLY ONE'S WHOM WATCH IT. BOOOOO TO YOU ALL.

    • auburn

      I agree, David Tom looks like he is 18… too young for the part and Billy Miller is perfect.
      They are losing their best actors and more will start to follow, look at some of the top shows, SVU is losing them one right after the other.

      Y & R needs to stop using the same story line…. John coming back is fine but now they have Sharon's daughter talking to her at a much advanced age from when she died.. humm . Sharon with Nick… probably that is coming again too. The show is getting repetitious. Lets get some new story lines. I do like Paul and have always liked Paul but his part with Christine is boring… they need to either make it better or send Christine away again.

      • cocktails

        totally agree – so tired of Sharon and her mousy voice, and getting away with everything. Her acting is terrible! she should be the one fired and keep Adam. Losing Adam and Billy is a huge mistake – they are the ones who make me watch the show. If Billy Miller has to leave, then fine, but lets get someone who is at least as old, or older than Amelia. David Tom is a baby, he could play her son. The writers really stink!

        • Sara Wallace

          WHATS A LITTLE GROPPING BETWEEN FRIENDS ?TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM…WE NEED ADAM TO STAND UP TO VICTOR…OMG …SOME NEW WRITERS PLEASE..THE SHOW IS ALREADY BORING AS HELL…TALK SHOWS HERE I COME…

        • D Mae Lesher

          SHE IS JUST AWFUL,LIKE i SAID i MUTE ON HER SCENES

      • Jaime Jarrell Glover

        yeah now i love billy miller but d.tom has the punk to fork with vic lol

      • suzie

        Just think if Heather Tom (as Victoria) was still on the Show Billy would be married to his real life sister!!!

        • cateyes60

          YOU ARE SO RIGHT , THEY ARE REAL LIFE BROTHER AND SISTER AND CHILDREN OF NIKKEI NEWMAN IN REAL LIFE. SHE IS THEIR REAL LIFE MOM. THAT WOULD BE FUNNY. HOW DID THEY EVER PLAN THAT PLOT, SO YEH. THEY REALLY COULD NOT BRING HEATHER BACK TO THE SHOW AS VICTORIA DUE TO HUSBAND BEING HER REAL LIFE BROTHER, YOU HAVE A POINT, WOW, WASN'T THINKING ABOUT THAT ONE. OOOPS.

    • kathyjacsooverthis11

      I believe the show will lose a lot of fans when Billy and Adam exit.

      • D Mae Lesher

        for sure. get rid of Sharon and Abby and no one will care

      • cateyes60

        YOU ALL FORGET THERE IS MANY OUT HERE WHOM HAS WATCHED THE SHOW SINCE DAY ONE, WHOM LOVE THE ORIGINAL BILLY , AND HAVE BEEN FOR A LONG TIME WANTING HIM BACK, NOW HES BACK YEH BUDDY, ABOUT TIME. HE MADE THE SHOW, HE IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN GREAT, DON'T JUDGE WILL YOU WATCH HIM. WELCOME BACK. DAVID TOM, HE IS GREAT, EVENS BETTER THEN THE ONE WHOM LEFT. WHICH HE WAS GREAT TO, BUT THE ORIGINAL ONE IS THE BEST, HOPE HIS SISTER COMES BACK TO, SHE ALSO WAS GREAT, SHE PLAYED VICTORIA , DAVID AND HER ARE NIKKEI NEWMANS CHILDREN IN REAL LIFE. SO DON'T BE JUDGING TILL YOU SEE HOW GREAT THEY ARE. DO HOPE ADAM COMES BACK , WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHY THEY FIRED HIM THE REAL REASON , NOT THE MADE UP ONE.

    • godfrey

      whatever jill warren phelps wants she gets. she is the culprit. after Jeanne died the u know what hit the fan. she will be doing the movin around of the actors… jus like a chess board.

      • peggy

        Jill Phelps stinks. Can't you guys see how many fans you are losing by the crappy storylines you guys are writing now. I love young and restless and the bold and beautiful but they are both getting boring

    • Kit Kat

      I AGREE!!!
      David Tom is TOOOO young looking to make the role believable! Billy Miller all the way!!

      • cateyes60

        NO HE'S NOT, HE FIT'S THE SHOW PERFECTLY FOR HE'S THE ONE WHOM WROTE THE PLOT TO START WITH, IT'S HIS PLOT, HE IS THE ONE WHOM PLAYED IT THE BEST. HE KNOWS THE INS AND OUTS OF THE PLAY. LEAVE HIM ALONE, GIVE HIM A CHANCE. HE IS MUCH OLDER THEN YOU KNOW, HE WAS A LITTLE GROWN BOY ON THE SHOW WHEN I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD , IM NOW FIFTY FOUR, SO I NOW FOR SURE HE'S LATE FORTIES OR EARLY FIFTIES.

  • Epic_Why

    If they continue to let the seasoned actors leave Y&R, long time viewers will leave right along with them. Y&R was the best of all the soaps and over the last few years it has become a slow shell of what it once was. The writing seems to be a continued rehash of half thought ideas used on very talented people. I can see why some of the best actors are leaving for better careers moves. I remember a time when “OUR DAYS” centered around the hour when Y&R was coming on. We made sure to be in front of the TV to see what was happening and IF it was good, we would rewatch that episode again that night or on the DVR. NOW!! I can go days without seeing an episode. What has changed? It's not the acting? It's the writing and the willingness of the show to invest to keep it's fan base interested enough to keep us tuning in each day. The POWERS THAT BE, don't seem to care what we THE FANS want or care about anymore. And in responses to this, we are not watching, and in turn, they are losing GOOD ACTORS AND TURN FANS. SHAME ON THEM!!!!

    • munce3

      I SO agree with you (EPIC_WHY!!!! Very well said!!! I have been watching for 35 years & now I go days without watching and fast forward over half of each episode when I do take the time to watch :( I am VERY sad, first Phyllis, now Adam & Billy. I hate change. If Bill Bell was still here, this WOULD NOT be happening.

      • Brie

        Okay i have be watching since the very first day i remember when Lance Prentiss was on the The y&r with has veiled crazy mother and when they let the original Jill ( Brenda Dickerson ) And when Phyllis Told Danny the danny was his dad but you and i know it was the phamarcy techs baby So when you do stuff like this your long time views are trying to hold on but getting rid of Adam,Billy ,phyills,dalya WTF bringing back (cricket ) only to break nina heart once again no cool.

        • Brie

          You have played hide the baby to many time enough move on I know why Mrs C can't do any thing about that be this i have two speeds slow and stop i don't to stop but you are me out like someone said you need to pay your actors and they will stay can i say Phyilis What ! Adam is the right match for victor they even look alike mistak i hope you can live with this mess .I have be in to soaps when it was on the radio and when it was really soap people like P&G and Downy clorox,and they were only on for 15 mins i also was watching seach for tommrow The edge of night so i have seems them come and go but this is the one i thought would be around forever but you know that it all comes dow to the all mighty dollar I agree if willam bell was still over seeing thing THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN NO HAPPY 40 yrs and this is how you treat your views PLEASE okay you drop the ball so pick it up dust it off don,t step on your on tail and get down to work get theses people back before it is to late their are a lot of us loyal watchers and if we don't watch you won't have a show people around the world watch but if you can stand to lost your faithful watchers you need to take a new path VERY UPSET

          • Epic_Why

            I started watching Y& R a year after it aired. I remembered when it went to an hour and conflicted with AMC for a short time. I sat back over the last years and watched “Sharon” sleep with every man with the last name of Newman and even Vicki's husband. So I think I have been hanging “in” with this show as all the millions of other DIE HARD LOYAL FOREVER FANS WHO NO ONE IS LISTENING TO! With the Death of Mrs. C, the leaving of Phyllis, the NOW firing of Adam (a huge-huge mistake) and you are replacing Billy??? What made some of the soaps so great over the last decades was the “Power Couples” that the fans pulled for. Luke and Laura, Angie and Jessie, both Victoria and Billie and Adam and his wife could have been one of those couples. The chemistry is there on screen, you have a good solid history build for both couples, the fans and the fan base pulling and excited for them. What you DON'T have is the writing nor the willingness of the POWERS THAT BE to invest in the storylines, the money to keep the actors nor the fans happy. It would appear, THAT NO ONE AT THIS PROGRAM IS LISTENING TO THEIR TARGET OF PEOPLE——THE FANS. Who have been complaining for almost two years. It's as if they don't care, and what they are doing is with the soul propose of killing off the show. As they did with AMC and One Life to Live. Because it's cheaper to go with Reality TV. I believe they feel that SOAPS are now just a dinosaur and should die a slow painful death?

          • Barbara Elliott

            Agreed…..this is definitely NOT CUSTOMER LOYALTY……WE ARE THE VIEWERS, the actors made the show but also the VIEWERS have the biggest part of this show being #1 for SO LONG! The show is now a washout and we are done watching! It's MORE THAN ridiculous to let these MAJOR ACTORS GO! Whoever is ruining this show NEEDS to be SERIOUSLY FIRED! Keep what you have going already….as dropping these two actors off will END your riches and we believe in our opinions the show will be canceled from the air….VERY SOON….Again VERY WRONG MOVE! I hope you can correct your errors before it's to late….do whatever you can to keep both Billy and Adam because in terms of business this is a FATAL MISTAKE for the soap and all will be on the un employed lines! We're quitting watching now….UNLESS some change to keep both Billy and Adam comes about!

    • SpeakMyMind2011

      Epic_Why, you said it all! Oh my goodness…I was done with Y&R when they let Dru go. Now Neil and the Winters are just a bunch of boring screenspace. I tell you who else they need to get rid of, and that is that new Abby. Oh my goooooooodness!!!! Bring back Marcy Rylan!!! She was the true spirit of Abby! I also do not like Hilary or Mason or Tyler…I am sick of Kyle and Summer and Dylan and Avery and Fen!!! I can't even bare to watch this garbage anymore.

      • D Mae Lesher

        I agree 1000%

    • Barbara Elliott

      So well put…..I see all of the future for this SOAP NOW……….AND IT IS NOT GOOD IN OUR OPINIONS …..WRONG MOVE to let two main actors leave, I guess you've chosen to do this in lieu of LOSING ALL OF THE FANS! Agreed shame on you……..

  • angry

    it would be a terrible mistake to let either adam or billy miller go they have made the show what it is today. I may have to find something else to watch now.

    • Shirley

      YES, I agree with you . IT WILL BE A HUGE MISTAKE TO LET ADAM AND BILLY GO……….. U BETTER BACK TRACK AND FIX IT OR THE SHOW WILL BE HURTING FOR RATINGS

      • Barbara Elliott

        AGREED

      • D Mae Lesher

        I agree to this also. Back track fast

    • Barbara Elliott

      Yep, agreed Billy and Adam gone this show is NOW DEAD in our eyes….wrong choice producers of Y& R getting rid of the BEST YOU'VE EVER HAD! Sorry but we won't be watching your show anymore…us and hundreds of friends and family alone just think of the NON EXISTING FUTURE the show is already SUFFERING with so many lousy story lines and actors and actresses this has just put the fork in it….DONE!

      • D Mae Lesher

        Yes And that Chloie is another worthless actress.

      • Rhonda

        I agree Billy and Victoria always made me happy when they were together. They were the only happy couple that truly showed that they loved each other! All the other story lines are SO MUCH DRAMA life can not always be that bad! Although, some drama is what makes it such a great show. Adam needs to be allowed to come back the story line of him and Chelsea leaving was great! They could be happy and maybe Victor and Adam could finally be happy as father and son! Could the writers please write something happy with someone! What happened! If Adam did something to the young actress then find out details and if it is that bad then yes he should be fired but really…the excuse of grouping sounds a little lame. I do agree that David does look too young for the part of Billy. Please bring back Billy re-negotiate his contract!

    • D Mae Lesher

      I will switch to another show, Or turn it off

  • percherongrey

    Y&R is heading down a slippery slope! First you let Phyllis go, now Adam and Billy follow!! (and by the way, didn't Billy Miller just win an emmy too?) What you need to do is hire a decent writing staff to make the show at least worth watching…and get rid of some of your dead weight…such as Sharon, Paul and Christine, Fenn (would someone please wax his eyebrows!) Delete the storyllines of the GCPD, Sharon talking to her dead daughter and getting away with everything, as usual, and is boring as hell, the grief support group and the dead mother's daughter who drank with Neil and her pal, and the utterly stupid music box!!! WHO CARES! If you don't start listening to your fans, you will be following the ways of other soaps and be cancelled.

    • don warremn

      That's good stuff. I like what you have to say. I feel the same way. They should hire you……..smile.

      • Shirley

        I agree

    • wmoore622

      We totally agree. Best Adam ever and Billy. Get rid of that wack , boring,
      Paul and Christine, and wack job Sharon

      • will

        Phyllis, that girl can act, she should come back I for one miss her. and without her Jack will never be the same. and a sad Jack is just no good at all. the guy that plays Adam is the best actor on that show. the show needs him I say

        • Jaime Jarrell Glover

          lol shes ginger thats not acting js

        • Shadow Gypsy -

          YOU NAILED IT! Adam is a great actor! I have watched the show since day one! Victor needs to be killed off!!! Why Adam!? Actors get fired over such stupid SHIT! I thought Adam and his family moving to Europe was a GREAT idea! It could bring NEW blood to the show! Start some new story ideas. The older actors on the show will be soon leaving any way to health problems and age. After all the show is called the “YOUNG & THE RESTLESS”!
          Victor needs killed off! He just keeps getting worse! What good is he?

      • cateyes60

        ;YOUR THE WACK JOB, THEY ARE THE GREATEST , BEEN WITH THE SHOW SINCE ONE MIN, INTO FIRST AIR DAY AND LOVE THEM ALL, GREW UP WITH THEM , THEY ARE ALL GREAT. SO IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEM DON'T WATCH THEM , THOUSANDS OF US OUT HERE LOVE THEM AND ALWAYS WILL, HOPE THEY NEVER REMOVE THEM EVER AGAIN. THEY ARE ALL THE BEST EVER. LOVE YOU ALL SHARON, NIKKEI , VICTOR, NICK, PAUL, CHRISTINE WHOM LOST HER FATHER TO ILLNESS WHILES SHE PLAY'D ON HER AND HER FATHER USE TO WRITE THE SHOW FOR HER PARTS, COLD HEARTED VIEWERS SUCH RUDE WORDS TO SAY TO CHRISTINE, KEEP PAUL, FINN, BRING BACK PHYLLIS , NEIL, BRING BACK DREW, BROCK, JILL, MRS CHANCELLOR'S MAID, MISS THEM ALL AND KEEP ALL THE ORIGINAL ONES WHOM ARE STILL ON HERE. LOVE THEM ALL , LOVE ALL THE PLOTS. AT LEAST IT BEATS WATCHING , NON STOP TALK SHOWS, GAME SHOWS, NEWS , MAKE UP SHOWS, HAIR SHOWS. COOK SHOWS, THOSE ARE THE BORING ONES. PEOPLE WANT TO CRY CAUSE THEY MOVE SOAPS BUT THEY CAUSE IT WITH THE NASY REMARKS THEY MAKE. AND CHRISTINE DON'T DESERVE TO HAVE NASTY REMARKS THROWN AT HER CONCIDERING HER DAD USE TO WRITE THE SHOWS, WITH HER IN IT , SHE WENT THROUGH A ROUGH TIME OVER IT, SO LAY OFF HER SHE DOES GREAT , PLAYS GREAT. LOVE HER TO DEATH , HOPE SHE NEVER LEAVES AGAIN. SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST PLAIN RUDE , COLD HEARTED NASTY ECT.. DON'T LIKE IT DONT’ WATCH IT THOUSANDS OUT HER LOVE THE WHOLE SHOW AND ALL THE PLAYERS. GOD BLESS TO ALL.

        • Paula

          I agree people don't like the show should stop watching it. I love the Y & R and l've been watching it since the beginning. They do a great job writers and the actors and they should continue to WOW the viewers. All l can say is Kudus and keep up the great work. Big fan forever

        • TwlightNite

          Please learn the etiquette for posting & stop swearing at us in all caps!!!!!!

    • maggiegreeneyes65

      Listen, Phyllis was not let go, she quit to be on a nighttime series. Grow up, you cannot have things your own way. Phyllis will probably come back since her nighttime show did not make it, we just have to wait and see, now won't we?

      • Kathyjacsooverthis11

        I was tired of Phyllis, wanted her out but not until the truth came out about Summer real dad!!

      • Barbara Elliott

        Phyllis was good for the show as well hope she comes back but with Billy and Adam leaving (we will NOT be watching the show anymore)!

      • nicole taylor

        Why so nasty!?!?!

    • Bobby Seagle

      Michael Munhey got fired for inappropriately touching Hunter King. He did it more than once which resulted in being fired. Billy Miller didn't want to renew his contract. Same with Michelle Stafford she didn't want to renew her contract. There's a big difference.

    • cateyes60

      WRONG , THEY ARE BRINGING BACK THE ORIGINAL PLAYERS THE ONE'S WHOM MADE THE PLOT ON THE SHOW TO BEGIN WITH, HE IS THE BEST ONE FOR THE BILLY ABOTT PART, HE IS THE ORIGINAL ONE, YOU NEED TO GIVE HIM A CHANCE, I HAVE WATCHED HIM AND HIS SISTER WHOM ORGINALLY PLAYED VICTORIA THEY BOTH WERE GREAT. WATCHED THEM FROM DIAPERS TO ADULT LIFE TILL THEY LEFT THE SHOW AND THE OTHERS TOOK OVER, HIM AND HIS SISTER ARE GREAT, GIVE THIS BILLY A CHANCE FOR HE MADE THE BILLY PLAY ORIGNIALLY BEEN WITH THE SHOW SINCE ONE MIN INTO IT TILL NOW, I KNOW ALL THE INS AND OUTS , ALL THE WHOM CAME AND WHOM WENT, AND WHOM IS RETURNING THAT IS THE ORGINAL ONES. GIVE THEM A CHANCE YOU'LL LIKE THEM , YOU WILL FALL INLOVE WITH HIM. HE'S IS GREAT FOR IT IS HIS ORGINAL STORY LINE. WELCOME BACK DAVID TOM. SON OF NIKKEI NEWMAN IN REAL LIVE SON. MISSED YOU DEARLY.

      • TwlightNite

        Again, stop swearing at us in all caps. You should grow up & learn that people change over time & so should the characters in terms of their actions – People learn from life – or they should.

  • don warremn

    I'm done with Y&R. It's getting to be to stupid.

  • Jeannie Frye

    Having lost a child, I must say “Billy” is doing a great job “grieving”. The death of a child truly spins you out of control. Why let a good actor go?

    • Brie

      STUPID

  • Cheryl Phillips

    I Love Billy Miller!! OH NO—-DISASTER if he leaves!!!!We've watched Y & R forever and we love this BILLY and I am disappointed you fired “Adam”. With Katherine gone–this may be the end of the show you idiots. And when the heck are you bringing Phyllis back? tooo many cast changes is NOT good!!!!

    • wmoore622

      Why not go off the air. Give boring Christine and Paul their own boring show.
      Keep Adam and Billy Miller. We have fast forward through much of the boring
      Young and Restless, now we can cancel all together. DON'T REPLACE THIS ADAM-WHEN ADAM GOES WE ARE GONE

      • Shirley

        I AGREE

      • djen

        when adam goes I go too. say good bye to y&r .
        You will end up off the air for lack of fans. You have gotten rid of the wrong ones. The people you got rid of are the ones we all tune in to see. If you don't re instate them I am gone too.

  • Ciel

    Agree w Don Warem and Chris. The previous actor may have worked out for the previous story lines, but Billy Miller and “Victoria” have so much chemistry and sync well together. This is a big mistake letting him go and an even BIGGER mistake (aside from the awful story line that killed “Delia”)is letting Michael M go.
    Honestly I think I'm done, not much left to watch this soap for. Having been a fan for 30+ yrs, I'm all for change that enriches/enhances, but this cast is already a bit shaky (with the current Abby, the current Summer-both mediocre, at best. Fenmore's odd demeanor and ghoulish expressions. Nikki's weak adopted baby syndrome. Sharon and Nicholas re-upping for another go (what was once hot, is now “not”). And I think it's past time to fix things with the Phyllis character and bring her back.

  • Jacqueline Fox

    I agree with the viewers. You've made to many changes to the cast. Leave it alone already. If Adam leaves there's just not a lot left to watch and I've been watching Y&R for over 35 yrs.

    • Angie

      I have been watching Y&R and I have seen too many changes on characters. Its a shame if Billy and Adam leave the show. This two characters makes the Y&R more enjoyable to watch. Need to bring back Phyllis back so Sharon can confess to Nick that she's the cost for Phyllis accident.

  • GYTEAGUE

    OMG I STARTED WATCHIG THE Y&R WHEN I WAS 15 SKIPPING SCHOOL. LUNCH TIME. NOW YOU ALL HAVE TO KEEP UP WITHE THE TIMES BUT JEZZZ.
    NO LEAVE BILLY . I LIKED THE OLD VICTORIA. SHE HAD MORE FIGHT TO HER PERSON, BUT ILL ACCEPT THIS ONE. I MISS MISS CHANCELOR. SHE SHOULD COME BACK AS CHRISTMAS GHOST OR SOMETHING! THAT WOULD TEAR JILL'S DRAWERS UP. SHE WOULD USE IT ON HERSELF. HAAAA IN THAT RED BOX. LOL ADAM SHOULD FESS UP. OK HES GONE BUT PLEASE LEAVE BILLY ALONE.

    • songstylist

      The actress that played Chancelor passed away. . that's why she was written out of the script

      • Connie

        I work, so I record my soaps General Hospital and The Young and Restless. I always watch General Hospital first and hate when it is over. Then I go to Young and Restless and I'm getting really bored with it. I've been watching Y & R for 30 years and GH for only a couple of years, it’ so much better.

    • Nita

      OMG not my Billy I love him There is no replacement out there..I am sooo sad

  • Nicole Mazara

    Unreal!

  • valerie

    i'm not sure billy miller can be replaced… certainly not with David Tom…. he is way to young for the role…. i was getting a little tired of y&r but in came the story line with billy and amelia… homerun!!! and i love the torment of adam and see so many posibilites with him…. never cared for the old adam…. and not sure he can be replaced either! I'm really disappointed in the writers …. i wish bill bell was still alive

  • April Galanksy

    Billy Miller is dumping the show since he won the Emmy and is getting other job offers – Didn't you see him on Castle?. Time for him to do the usual “I'm too good for a soap” move – until he returns again one day.

    • Brie

      Hold up wait a minute i have seem other actors on show and they did not leave let call a spade a spade they don't want to pay him what he is worth he is a good actor he hit the ground running with this billy and i think he has done a very good job SHAME ON YOU

  • rose

    Watched from day one, everything is changing. love phyliss, billy and adam. show won't be worth watching anymore. Makes me sad, great actors,, now nothing.

  • Conner

    I hope you are all listening and reading all the comments below. I agree with all of it. The Young and Restless will be the next soap to be cancelled if you don't listen to your viewers.

  • DR

    I stopped watching when they made Adam a baby killer. I suspected they were readying for his departure. I totally agree with most of the comments. Adam is my favorite character. It appears he doesn't want to leave. They keep weak actors like RIkarrt (Kevin) and Bryson (Devon) and cut actors like Adam and Billy. Also I could not figure out why the writers never embraced Adam's good side. There are so many other characters that are worse (Victor for one). The writing is really bad these days. Now they are getting rid of the characters that pull in the viewers. Mark my words: “Another one [will bite] the dust”.

    • Billie Stockstill

      That's exactly what I said! Another one bites the dust! But their not listening to us!

    • Shirley

      I too think it will go off if they get rid of this Billy and my fav Adam

  • youngandrestlessoldiebutgoodie

    three of the most colorful and interesting characters on the show…Phyllis…billy and adam…of course we cant do anything about mrs. C lord rest her soul….what are they thinking? the gentleman presently playing the part of adam IS adam…to all of us out here…we don't care to see another….I just cannot imagine his tortured soul with all those demons…he has played that part very well even when they haven't given him all that much to work with or the zaniest of story lines…and Phyllis…what can I say? what a gem…that actress is top notch what are you thinking Y and R? and as well as with billy miller who plays the loveable billy abbot you so want him to succeed and he does for like 10 minutes he is like the black sheep in all of us you want him to win….Y and R I have watched your show since it began…you are the only only only soap I am watching these days….I hate to say goodbye to you….its like loosing a friend….I was in high school when your story began…now I am ummm…well I am….rethink please
    and if these actors must move on I wish them all the best in life I am a fan and so sorry to see them leave :(

  • Joseph Dias

    He may have created it but Billy perfected it!

  • Joseph Dias

    Really, you let Billy go you might as well let the entire cast go.

  • mytwokids

    He will never be half the actor Billy Miller is

  • jana

    dont fire Adam, he makes the show. I am very disappointed!!

    • Shirley

      I agree pleeeeeeeeeeeeze keep Adam

  • jana

    Bring Drew back!!

    • Paul Capers

      Bring Phyliss back too!!!

    • faithful young and restless

      Yes, yes, yes

  • Sharon Emmons-Mason

    Why in the world are they replacing Billy Miller now that we have been watching him for years and are used to seeing him? What is going on at Y&R? They fire Michael (Adam Newman) and now they're replacing Billy Miller with David Tom? Well, as a long time watcher of this show I'm very angry at such a STUPID decision!! David Tom no longer fits the part physically and he is not a good match with the now Victoria Newman. What is Y&R thinking or are they?! Fans will NOT be happy!

  • Guest

    I am sooo disappointed to hear that Billy Miller is leaving. I have hung in through the bad writing and boring and/or stupid storylines, many of which are nothing more than copies of the old scripts. I think the writers are re-cycling the stories that made Y&R the top soap. I was ready to give up my addiction to the show when Billy Miller came on board. Not only has he revitalized Y&R but he has revitalized every actor who appears in scenes with him. Victoria is SHINING! She was so flat before and now I love watching her. If he wants to leave, I understand, but if he is being forced out, SHAME on you. And while it took me a long time to warm up to Michael M (much of it due to bad storylines), I think he is the perfect actor to be Adam. I can't believe he is fired. Maybe you should be asking your fans before you let us down unless you simply want the show to go away.

  • disappointed in daytime

    Billy Miller has been giving a stellar performance in the loss of his daughter. Now Adam is going too? I really don't think I'll be watching any more and I am a die hard fan. These are not good changes. :(

  • lewis

    After watching faithfully since day one, this may end my committment to Y&R. I love Billy Abbott and his connection toVictoria is soooo good. Adam is a great actoras well. So sorry to see such a good show go down the tubes. This 3 gereation fan family will be gone with so many of the main characters leaving or being changed.

  • FOX

    LETS ALL NOTIFY “YOUNG AND RESTLESS” AND GIVE THEM OUR OPINION;
    THIS IS AWFUL, TOO MANY GOOD CHARACTERS LEAVING, PHYLLIS, BILLY, ADAM, WHOM NEXT, VICTOR??????

  • auburn

    I am so upset they are letting Michael Muhney go… what is the matter with Y&R? They could come up with someone else who actually hit little Dee and that is why the dog was running out and so it wasn't even Adam that did it… be creative …. Billy Miller being replaced with the original actor… geezzzzzz he is so good at his job. I've watched Y&R from the beginning and it is the only soap I watch… this is a sad sad issue.

  • Sharon Bell

    I saddened by these actors. On a different note, why do they mis-cast Summer Newman? She looks like she is Sharon's daughter NOT Phyllis's!!! Are they blind? They need to re-cast her with a redhead!

  • john brothers

    This show has gone awry by its liberal writers and producers. It's either interracial dating or marriage or black studs dating all the women. Really? Now the really strong characters leaving. Going,going,gone.

  • Danadu

    I guess it's good that Heather Tom is no longer playing Victoria…

  • TomikoLori Madialid Matthews

    this is so crazy!!!! Y&R has the highest ratings and they are letting the best actors go! Please work out the contract with Billy Miller!!! I like Adam! Who besides Victor will be the villan!? I don't think that I can watch anymore. They are about to have Billy have an affair with that chick from the support group, Sharon is getting away with too much crap and putting Avery back with Dylan?!!!! Cmon!!!!!! Put Sharon with Dylan or they should have brought back that Sam guy! The writers are driving me crazy!!! That Fenn kid has got to go…what a brat! Give Kyle a love interest so that when he does find out that Summer is not his sister, he will have a girlfriend. Give the new doctor a divorce and let him date Avery or Sharon. Once Billy Miller leaves I will have to stop watching for a little while. David Tom booooooo.

  • Heather Richard

    Who's next Victor & Nikki?

  • susanna

    I am a “long time viewer” or I should say I was. Stopped watching a month ago & sadly I don't miss it. LOVE GH these days. Now that Billy Miller is leaving, I know I'll never watch again. I enjoyed watching his character with Victoria. That's about all I recently enjoyed .. What happened to you Y&R ., do yourself a big favor and get new writers. SOON

  • thatickles!

    I have watched Y&R from the first show and they have done a lot of stupid things over the years and almost stopped watching when they put Phyllis in a coma, but I thought she would wake up – so they didn't lose me. But if they change the actors that play Adam & Billy – there is no reason to watch. They need to get rid of all the ones that BORE US TO TEARS! Such as Sharon, Paul, Christine, Fenn, dead Cassy. They Better Start Listening To Their Fans – OR WE'LL ALL LET THEM GO, there are alot of other shows we can watch!

  • Kit Kat

    i have watched this show since I was a little girl, I am so upset with Adam being fired and now Billy A being re-cast and Phyllis story line I am not sure I am going to watch anymore! Recast Phyllis as her character is a dynamic part of the Y&R, . She puts that poor excuse of a character Sharron in her place. Bring back Adam and keep billy Miller!! They are loosing a lot of dynamic and important actors, in a short amount of time! I would love to see some kind of crap for Victor , I so tired of nothing happening to him and his self loving character.

  • Jesseca

    Well the writers will probably never read these comments or even care. Once they see the decrease in ratings they will care. I have been a fan of this show for so many years and now with alot of main characters leaving and stupid story lines and to top it off these second rate actors on the show, I tell you I am done. The show may get it together but it will be too late.

  • Jaime Jarrell Glover

    wth is going on with y&r trying too tank it????????????????????????????

  • bevballister

    Y&R has gone way overboard on the interracial dating. Aside from the possible exception of Cain and Lily, every other time they've pushed it, it comes off as nothing but a stunt.

    With the wonderful actors going or gone who played Mrs. C, Phylis, Adam, and Billy – this show is headed for hard times.

  • chien_clean

    They lose in Miller the best actor on the show by far.

  • Jade

    so we call can figure out what's next…. adam has gone down the river “LOL”, he'll be found by some woman that will nurse him back to health… he has no memory of his past life as ADAM NEWMAN right away…. he won't look the same as he was badly burnt… I've been watching this soap a loooooooooooong time….

  • Honest Phire

    Oh yes David looks great I will miss my Miller baby but he is amazing and can do anything!!! Welcome back love my beautiful Amelia booo and SHOWOFF !!! Gosh I love this show

  • nancy

    they are really ruining the show by letting billy miller go and firing adam he is the best character on the show and the best actor the show will not be the same without them and the punishment is to severe for adam grabbing one of the girls so what deal with it

  • peggy

    David Tom is not a Billy Abbott. He is too young. All the good actors and actress are leaving. Now the show is getting boring especially with the big secret that Sharon is keeping. When I'd she gonna tell

  • Bob Anderson

    Does anyone know what happened to Murphy since Kay passed away? They wrote him out of the show like he never existed. Don't you think that part of the Chancellor estate is his entitlement to run? He is an excellent actor and I think they could have written an excellent storyline for him to take over Chancellor Industries. A real rag to riches story but instead they bore us to death with all the deadbeat relationships where there is absolutely no chemistry what-so-ever between the actors like Abby and Tyler, (BORING!!!!!!) and I have to agree with everyone else about David Tom, he's waaaaaaaaaaaay to immature to handle a story line with Victoria and I wouldn't blame Amelia for leaving the show next. Tom is barely old enough to handle a storyline as Johnny's older brother little lone his father!

  • Common_Sense96

    I didn't see this new actor when he played Billy – but with that said – and only having Billy Miller to compare him to – this new guy has way to high pitched of a voice – and seems more like a little surfer dude, teenager than the now-Billy Abbott!!!

  • Common_Sense96

    What's with the new thing of showing the exteriors of houses before a scene now???? It was nice to leave to the imagination, in my opinion!

  • PUT-OFF

    I'm sick of Victor and the way he thinks he's god. Love Catherine God rest her soul, but cut this old jerk loose he should have died with the heart problem, and not Tracey's daughter. You desperately need to be hanging on to the new blood and Muhney's character Adam was the best to replace him with Muhney playing the part. It is “Young and Restless” The whole Victor-Sharon thing was just sick!!! Really am loosing respect for show. I have watched it since 1979, but hardly turn it on anymore cause the storyline is just pathetic, Miss ol’ Bell's writing!!!! Paul and Christine I personally like; YOU COULD DO SOMETHING NEW WITH THEM! You have gotten totally carried away with the pathetic “ness” of Sharon give it a rest the character has so much more potential and you have ruined her!! I know we watch it for drama, but the show isn't even worth watching most of the time, your idea of drama just sucks! Hire some new writers instead of firing THE FEW GOOD ACTORS THAT WHERE WORTH WATCH. As for that stupid little “B” who got Adam fired; the show was better off with out her ugly face, you should have fired her (she is the worst one you picked to play this part, yuk!) Not Adam he was best Adam ever, as was Billy Miller best “Billy” ever. I know Tom had the part before but that guy is just UGLY!!! and he does not have 1/2 the charisma of Miller. Really, I do have better things I should be doing than watching a Soap, so maybe I should say Thank you for making it easier to break the habit; cause it has been getting worse since the wonderful Bell passed. Surely someone out there has writing skills close to his. WATCHING VICTOR IS REALLY STARTING TO BE LIKE WATCHING THE STUPID LADY NEXT DOOR WHO KEEPS GETTING BEAT UP AND COMING BACK, EVERYONE NEEDS TO ABANDON HIM; HIM DIE AND NO-ONE GO TO HIS FUNERAL., I KEEP CHECKING IN ONCE IN AWHILE TO SEE IF THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER ONLY TO SEE THEY ARE WORSE, NOT GOING TO BOTHER EVEN CHECKING IN MUCH LONGER; ESPECIALLY SINCE ADAM AND BILLY ARE GONE, THEY WERE THE 2 BEST ACTORS ON THE SHOW AT THIS GIVEN TIME. YOU MIGHT AS WELL CHANGE THE NAME TO “LOSERS AND NUT JOBS”

  • patricia r.walston

    I like “Billy Miller” sorry he left. David Tom is a very good actor, he has that boyish look and not that manly look that's needed to play Victoria's husband and a family man! I love the show, watching it for years!

  • Karen

    What is happening to the good characters on Y & R? Bring back Billy Miller! Phyllis is gone, Adam is gone. The story line is getting really boring!! The Y & R is the only soap I have ever watched but now I am questioning whether to continue watching at all. Victor Newman needs to get caught at something. He is too powerful and ruthless for his own good. Come on writers, turn this around or you are going to lose faithful viewers! David Torn just doesn't fit as Billy Abbott! Billy Miller was perfect in the role! Hope you listen to your viewers or your show will be history!

  • Kelsey

    David Tom does NOT suit the role of Billy at all. I can't even watch him butcher the role anymore its pathetic. Bring back Billy Miller ASAP!

  • TwlightNite

    David Tom Sucks as a grown up Billy Abbott. He is unbelievable and terrible at the part. Billy Miller however was great & fit the part.

  • Sharon d

    I prefer billy miller as billy abbott

  • Sharon d

    David Tom looks too young to be a father and a husband. He looks uncomfortable in the role. Bring back billy miller and Adam