Young and the Restless fans loved Billy Miller as Billy Abbott, and now he’s reaching out to fans. Is this a sign that we might see the fan-favorite actor returning to Y&R? This week on the CBS soap, it’s a tribute to Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper). So, he talked about his past on the sudser and the week honoring his great friend. Is this a sign of things to come?
Young and the Restless: Billy Miller’s Available Now – Back as Billy Abbott?
Y&R fans have gotten used to seeing Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t miss the OG Billy-Boy, Billy Miller. So, when a scruffy, quarantine-bearded Miller dropped a message about Young and the Restless, it surely stirred the pot.
Remember, Billy Miller left General Hospital, from his role as Drew Cain, many months ago. And, he’s had one project on Apple TV, Truth Be Told. But, his IMDB shows no other new projects pending, even from pre-quarantine. So, that indicates he may have time for Young and the Restless.
Ever since he left GH, fans wondered would he return to CBS as Billy Abbott. Even if he didn’t return as the black sheep, no doubt, fans would be happy to have him back in any capacity. So, it would be great if Young and the Restless brought him back – even as a new character.
What Did Billy Say About Y&R?
Billy Miller talks about his time on Young and the Restless with Jeanne Cooper. And, he said that the iconic soap actress took a special interest in him from the moment he joined the cast of the CBS daytime drama. And you could tell that Billy shared a close friendship with Jeanne.
Billy Miller also shared a photo of himself with her that he obviously holds dear. It was of them together in Las Vegas. And longtime fans of Young and the Restless will remember how playful he was with Jean at fan events during his tenure on the show.
So, while Billy Miller didn’t share any info on a possible return to the soap, he did talk up his glory days there with Jeanne. In fact, Billy said that every week should honor Katherine the Great. But is there a chance that he’d come back to Young and the Restless?
Young and the Restless on Hold – Things Changing Behind the Scenes
An inside source that works at CBS daytime leaked that on the hiatus, things are changing at Y&R. So, we may see drastic direction shifts in storylines. And, there’s chatter about casting changes as well. So, this could be a chance to bring back Billy Miller.
Right now, Billy Abbott’s front and center in a major storyline with Amanda Sinclair (Mishael Morgan) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil). So, Young and the Restless focuses on the character. However, TPTB isn’t always committed to a particular actor.
Remember, when Josh Griffith first took over as co-showrunner at Young and the Restless, he fired Gina Tognoni out of the blue as Phyllis Summers – and replaced her with Michelle Stafford. So, the bottom line is you just never know what they might do. For now, it was nice to see Billy Miller looking scruffy and sexy and talking about Y&R.
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