Young and the Restless spoilers tease Billy Miller could come back as Billy Abbott to the CBS soap as the showrunners are stealing talent from GH left and right. Breaking news showed they just nabbed Michelle Stafford (General Hospital’s Nina Reeves) to resume the role of Phyllis Abbott (after reportedly sacking Gina Tognoni). Could Y&R also be wooing Billy Miller to return?
Young and the Restless Spoilers Billy Miller Part of Casting Shakeups?
When Jason Thompson was first cast as new-Billy Abbott, many Y&R fans were not on board and said no one could ever replace Miller in the role. However, a couple of years down the road and Jason has certainly made the part his own. But for some die-hard fans, BM will always be “their” Billy Abbott.
So, if Josh Griffith and Anthony Morina are luring back more ex-Young and the Restless stars, Billy Miller has to be on their list, right? Just as when Gina Tognoni took on the role of Phyllis, many couldn’t see past Michelle Stafford in the role. She was “the Phyllis” and no one could substitute. Now, the CBS sudser axed her and brought back Stafford. Could the same happen with Miller and Thompson?
— Ashely Freeman (@ashleyfreeman77) March 31, 2019
Y&R Spoilers: New Showrunners Sweeping Away Mal Young’s Mess
One this is clear from recent Young and the Restless casting news. The new team of Griffith and Morina are not playing around. They are tidying up awful storylines left by their disgraced predecessor and are trying to revive their show back to its glory days. That’s why Adam Newman was finally recast (Mark Grossman) with a brand new and much younger actor.
They also swept Jason Canela out the door as Arturo Rosales and right behind him is Kerry Johnson (Alice Hunter). Many new characters that migrated to Genoa City are shown the exit door while fan-favorites are being ushered back. Already, Eileen Davidson is back for a hot second as Ashley Abbott and they’ve already booked her for future episodes.
— Matt Hanvey (@GarbageFan98) March 23, 2019
Young and the Restless: Billy Miller Was Massive Fan Favorite
Of course, Jason Thompson is a talent in his own right and has done well as Billy Abbott. But for many fans, Billy Boy will always be Billy Miller. There’s also this important thing to consider when looking at Y&R spoilers for casting. Billy Miller’s contract at General Hospital is only one-year at a time. The actor never signs more than 12 months at a go with the ABC soap,
And his most recent annual term with them expires in mid-Summer 2019. So, it’s quite feasible that Young and the Restless might be romancing him for a return to the show. Gina Tognoni was, by all accounts, doing an admirable job as Phyllis, and the powers that be didn’t hesitate to swap her out. They could do the exact same thing to her scene partner. Many fans would be thrilled to see Stafford with Miller back at Y&R.
Y&R Spoilers: Is Billy Miller Wrapping Loose Ends at GH?
Young and the Restless fans that love Miller as Abbott might be ready for a Billy swap even though Jason Thompson was a solid recast. For those that don’t watch both Y&R and GH, here is some info to help you see how the three-time Emmy winning actor might be poised for an epic soap swap soon. On the ABC soap, he’s grieving his dying teenage son who is set to lose his cancer battle within a few weeks.
As Drew Cain, Billy Miller is an amnesiac with a teen son. He recently learned he had a kid and that he has inoperable brain cancer. His son has just a few weeks to live and his death is certain. One inside source at the ABC soap says that they would let the kid die once Miller decided whether or not he’d renew his contract. With his soap son about to die, that’s a hint that Billy might be walking away from GH.
His character has no romantic storylines right now, either. So, they may already be preparing if he gave them advance notice he is leaving General Hospital. Whether Billy sticks around at the ABC sudser or flips back to the CBS soap, his loyal fans are sure to stay with him but with all the recent changes at Y&R and with them getting old Phyllis back, it has soap fans wondering if a Billy swap is ahead.
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