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Rumors of Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) joining the cast of ABC’s “General Hospital” have been out there almost as long as rumors of Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis Summers, “Y&R”)  joining the daytime drama series had been, but sometimes rumors turn out to have major truth to them, especially with Stafford recently joining the cast in the contract role of Nina Clay. Earlier this evening, TV Guide‘s Michael Logan tweeted, “Billy Miller. General Hospital. Done deal? This is what I’m hearing.”

While it’s too early to tell which character Miller could possibly have signed on for, there’s a strong possibility the actor will play the long awaited recast of Jason Morgan (previously portrayed by Steve Burton, who is on contract at “Y&R” playing Dylan McAvoy).

Who do you think Miller could be playing? Sound Off …


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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • sands of time

    Good news for GH! Bad news for Y&R.

  • Andrew Hass

    If it’s true then i’m happy that Billy Miller is joining GH and i don’t care which character he’s playing.However he may not start appearing onscreen till later this Summer

  • Linda

    I have been a hugh fan from Y&R of Billy. Thrilled to see this. Will be watching faithfully. GH gain – Y&R loss!

  • Joel

    I’m not a huge fan of Billy’s and don’t get the hype around him. He doesn’t fit Jason or Dillon, and I want “Fluke” to be gone. I’d rather JPL as Dillon, he fits the role more.

    • Karen Turner

      Billy is way better an actor than Steve Burton

  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    I thought he was working on a new film? I guess all those insignificant roles in Hollywood don’t pay the bills. If he has signed, I hope he doesn’t play the one-dimensional hit man – just look at what that did to Burton.

    • TV&MovieBuff

      I wonder if GH is going to give him time off to seek work outside of daytime. Or maybe he will have a random schedule and can use it to work to his benefit.

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        If they are indeed planning to give him the occasional time off, then I don’t think it’s possible for him to portray new Jason. Then again, with the inflated cast they have now, it would likely be impossible for him to be on daily. I’m guessing the contract isn’t long term.

        • sands of time

          Be afraid. Be very afraid. LOL!

        • TV&MovieBuff

          I don’t see how they can make him Jason without addressing the Robin issue. I guess she could be kidnapped again til Kim Mc needs some more money and agrees to another short stint, but what another blow to the Scrubs fans.

          Oh he won’t be on daily. That is one thing that I’m sure Frank V. doesn’t allow. He is a big watcher of the budget and even if Ron C. wanted to use someone daily I’m sure he wouldn’t allow it at all. But like you said there are so many cast members it would be hard to do that anyway.

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            Someone mentioned on one of the boards that Jason is suppose to return at the end of this month, but I don’t see how that’s possible if BM has been hired to fill the role, unless they are just going to show a stunt hand, feet, or shadow. I don’t know what’s going with Scrubs, so I have no clue how a return would affect them. I hope they create a new character for BM. Kelly Monaco is not a good actress.

          • Andrew Hass

            Just because there’s a rumor we’ll see Jason again by the end of the month doesn’t mean it’ll happen in Port Charles.So depending on things the show could tape a few quick scenes of Billy Miller as Jason and insert them into episodes already filmed.However we may not see him full time onscreen until later in the Summer.As for Kelly Monaco i think she’s a great actress and considering that her character Sam is Jason’s “widow” she and Billy Miller i’m sure will be interacting a lot on the show.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            Whoever he plays I doubt I will return. Even Michelle Stafford couldn’t lure me.

            The only hire I have been excited about was Kassie DePaiva to Days but even that has been ruined by taking a look at the current SOD. Putting her in the realm of a certain actor and character is totally nothing to look forward to anymore. That actor and his character have sucked the life out of Days for way too long.

            It seems like three of the soaps have gotten into some kind of casting war trying to hire the biggest soap name to try and draw in viewers. All of them need to remember no matter who you bring on if you don’t back it up with a good story it won’t matter.

          • JayTN

            I think fans put too much emphasis on this actor or that actor’s appeal. Just because they like him/her and watch a show just for them, they assume everyone else must do the same. Even Y&R didn’t start to lose its audience until the end of March (when it was still in the neighborhood of 4.8 million viewers) despite losing Miller and Michael Muhney in January.

            The jury is still out for what kind of impact – if any – that the addition of Michelle Stafford has on the numbers for GH. Personally, I don’t expect any big gains for GH if – or when – Billy Miller joins the cast. Keep in mind that GH is still closer to fourth place “Days” than it is to second place B&B (at least in terms of total viewers, as all four soaps seem to be bunched up in the demographics).

          • Andrew Hass

            I agree.Michelle Stafford has only been on GH for a couple of weeks now.So i think it’s too soon to tell what kind of impact if any she will have on the ratings.We might have a better idea in a couple of months.Just like Y&R may not have suffered right away when Muhney and Miller left and it took awhile for the ratings to go down significantly.When Billy Miller starts on GH fans might tune into watch him at first but then the question might become will they stick around and not just to watch Miller but for other things too?

          • TOMMY

            Report for the Week of June 2-6, 2014

            Total Viewers
            1. Y&R 4,319,000 (+109,000/-170,000)
            2. B&B 3,534,000 (+93,000/+95,000)
            3. GH 3,115,000 (+234,000/+647,000)
            4. DAYS 2,464,000 (+83,000/+80,000)

          • Andrew Hass

            The week of the 2nd was Michelle Stafford official debut on GH.So the fans may have tuned in to watch her.Now the question might be will they stick around once the excitement wears off a little?As for Billy Miller i think he’ll be playing Jason and placed in big story right away with some of major stars at GH.

          • TV&MovieBuff

            I watch soaps for the stories. There has never been one actor or actress that can make me watch a whole show just because they are on it.

          • Karen Turner

            Just wait

          • JayTN

            Just wait for what? I wonder what all of these rabid Billy Miller fans will say if GH doesn’t see any increase from his appearance?

          • Karen Turner

            Love Michelle Stafford and started watching General Hospital on 2/1/14

          • TOMMY

            SHE WILL BE BACK THIS SUMMER

      • Andrew Hass

        I’m sure GH would be willing to work with Billy Miller and give him time off when and if he needs it.Plus even if he signs with GH it doesn’t mean he’ll start taping right away or if he is playing Jason we might just see small scenes of him for a few weeks before he starts airing full time.Plus the entire show will have a 3 week break sometime in mid Summer.So he may not start taping full time until after that.

    • Mika

      What’s that . Win an Emmy? Get him on the #1 soap?

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        Didn’t he win that Emmy like 10 years ago? Sorry, but playing the cyborg for that long has ruined him.

      • Andrew Hass

        I like Steve Burton as an actor but would he have gotten hired by Y&R if JFP wasn’t the executive producer there?

    • Andrew Hass

      I think Billy Miller wanted to stay at Y&R but they weren’t willing to give him time off to do other stuff.Plus it was reported that after they let David Tom go recently the show reached out to Billy about him coming back but they couldn’t reach a deal.However i’m now wondering if he turned down Y&R’s offer to return because he was negotiating with GH.So GH may have been able to offer him what Y&R couldn’t or wouldn’t offer him.Regarding Jason considering he was shot and who knows what has else he’s gone through since he “died” he could be a different character than since we last saw him.Plus it could be interesting if it turns out he has all his memories back.So Jason could be reborn in a way.

  • Heath

    He was great on AMC, I think he would make a good Jason.

  • Carla Renee Passalacqua

    HOTTIE & such a good actor!! I miss Billy @Y&R

  • Nerissa Hosein

    Billy I miss you on y7r.. good luck although you have the talent so you don’t need it.. Y&R treated you horrible.. but I still wish you would have come back..

  • thia

    I want him back on Y N R….!

    • Desiree Lee

      Me to

  • A. Keough

    JASON MORGAN!!! Please!! He’s perfect for the role. So talented and one of very few that could pull it off. So I’m praying he will be the new Jason!

  • Kristine Kuhns Hoover

    Either I am switching soaps or Y&R needs their actors back and get rid of Phelps!!!

    • sands of time

      DAYS and GH are the soaps to go to. I can’t wait to see Eileen Davidson on DAYS! I love Kristen!!!

  • Tams

    Lucky Spencer! Billy Miller has the charisma and charm the character of Lucky was supposed to have (like Luke) and would make a great club owner & P.I. type of guy.

  • Rhonda S

    I hate it want him back on Y&R get rid of that women that’s screwing up show pay the price he and others want!!!!what the hell is wrong with CBS ?gen. Hospital stinks

    • TOMMY

      GH IS ON FIRE . NEVER BEEN BETTER

      Report for the Week of June 2-6, 2014

      Total Viewers
      1. Y&R 4,319,000 (+109,000/-170,000)
      2. B&B 3,534,000 (+93,000/+95,000)
      3. GH 3,115,000 (+234,000/+647,000)
      4. DAYS 2,464,000 (+83,000/+80,000)

  • Adam

    Not just Jason will be back remember what Victor wanted robin to bring helena and Nicolas father back to life as well

  • Reality

    I can’t see him as Jason. MAYBE as Dillon but a little too old for that. Give him a new role – though many fans will complain anyway since the cast is so overloaded. Best of Luck, Billy – you’re missed greatly on Y&R!!

  • CBS Soap Lover

    Did anyone see a report that Y & R and B & B were both CANCELED? According to Soaps She Knows CBS is buying both programs out and the last airdate will be on 2015. What the hell? I thought they were renewed.

    • Andrew Hass

      CBS renewed Y&R through 2017 and B&B through 2015.However CBS may have a clause in which they can buy out the rest of the deal if the soaps hit a low ratings point or something.

    • JayTN

      I highly doubt that CBS has bought out Y&R/B&B and will end them in 2015. Even if the contract between CBS and Sony (for Y&R) and CBS and the Bell family (for B&B) contains “outs”, if Y&R were close to hitting ratings level which would trigger an out, Sony would be making behind the scenes changes…now!

      The only thing I could find about Y&R being canceled in 2014 is a message board thread here on SON (from 2011) in which Carolyn Hinsey (a soap magazine editor) and Nelson Branco (a self-styled journalist, but really a Perez Hilton wannabe) reported that their sources said “Y&R is done-zo in 2014″. If Hinsey or Branco had any respect or credibility left, that piece of news – from 2011 – should finish them both off.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      Trolling. No such thing listed on SSK.

    • ButterflyFX

      That’s just silly. Someone played a trick on you. They have the highest ratings of any soap, and 26 Emmy nods, why in the heck would they cancel?

  • CannabisIsNotEvil

    PLEEEEEASE BE THE NEW JASON…. ugh!

  • Source

    Jill and Josh cleaned house and now GH knows to snag the actually talented actors/Y&R veterans ie.) Rylan, Stafford now possibly Miller. Wouldn’t be surprised GH is in talks with Lindsay Bushman or Kevin G. Schmidt

  • Debbie Smith

    Billy Miller has the chops to play ANY character!

  • Loretta McClure

    If Billy Miller is cast as the new Jason Morgan on GH, I may start watching GH again. I love Billy Miller’s acting and I’m really sorry he and the powers that be at CBS couldn’t reach an agreement.

    • apie1225

      agreed!

  • don

    I HOPE THIS IS TRUE IF IT IS THE CASE IT WILL BE A SLAP IN THE FACE TO Y&R BECAUSE THEY ARE LOSING LOTS OF ACTORS WHO HAVE POTENTIAL.

    • apie1225

      agreed! The show lacks what it had esp. with the bad boys gone!

  • kristi

    I don’t even care who Billy Miller is playing…. just glad to be able to see him again. But agree with Debbie… he can do it all. So talented. I just don’t want to see him play anyone squeaky clean because he’s so good at being bad! :)

  • Tray

    Billy miller AND michelle Stafford to GH? I’m listening! I haven’t watched GH since Brenda and Jax were on!!!! Seriously, I would LOVE to see michael muhney at GH as well! With miller, muhney, stafford and the guy who plays Sonny…OMG WATCH OUT!!!!! That would be some serious talent for one show and all I would need to be glued to ABC for 1 hr a day!!!!!

  • Keri Guest Davis

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BILLY MILLER!!! I would love to see him as Lucky though…I can’t see him playing NuJason and with Sam…can’t really picture that chemistry. Billy Miller has amazing talent…he’ll kill it whomever he is cast as ;)

  • Chanel

    YES. #billymiller as jason 100 % perfect for Role of Jason Morgan perfect for Sam and Danny I hope it is true if it is can’t wait go for it #gh #bm

  • ButterflyFX

    He’s no “Stone Cold”, but he’s a FANTASTIC actor and GH is luck to get him if he goes.

  • Pat Trubey

    I so hope