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As previously reported,  takes over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS’ “” later this month. Last night on our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), we noted that the actor’s first airdate is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24. Jenkins began filming scenes last week. In the picture above, fans get their first look at the actor on set.

debuts as Barton Shelby on Friday, June 13. The character is the husband of Leslie Michaelson (). Tilford began filming scenes on Tuesday, May 13. Also on Friday, June 13, debuts as Jenna, Stitch’s () ex-wife. Lemelin began filming her scenes on Tuesday, May 13 as well. The character will share screen time with Billy (played by ) and Chelsea Newman () when she first appears.

returns as Father Todd Williams on Thursday, June 19.

On Thursday, June 26, Aly Lind returns as Faith Newman. The actress previously portrayed the role from 2011-2013, before being replaced by actress  last summer due to a scheduling conflict. Grace last appeared on screen on Thursday, May 29.

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Cliff Lipson/CBS

 (Victoria Newman Abbott) and (Kevin Fisher) are currently representing “Y&R” at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, which begins today and runs through next Wednesday, June 11.

Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) will appear on CBS’ “The Price is Right” on Friday, June 13.

(Avery Clark) visits Hallmark Channel’s “” on Thursday, June 12. Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair) appears on the feel good talk show the following week on Wednesday, June 18. The show is hosted by  and Christina Ferrare.

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  • sands of time

    BJ: Are you “feeling” it?

  • RGValleyGal

    Why bring back Corbin as the priest!??? Is there a funeral eminent??

    • Linda

      paul gets shot and is critical.Needs organ donation. No match, not even his brother. Dylan is a match because he is paul’s son!

      • b. kirk

        This is great and a perfect “soapy’ time for the news about Dylan being Paul’s son.

  • RGValleyGal

    I’m still angry that they put David Tom on the show. He’s not the style or makeup of Billy! Nobody will ever really fit the “Billy”…. More so, I wonder if the new guy will be workable….. Billy had a real personality fit for the role! I doubt there are few who can meet our best that person’s!

    • RITA JAMISON

      I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! LET’S SEE HOW MANY CHANGES THEY’LL HAVE TO MAKE BEFORE THEY HIT SILVER BECAUSE AS OF NOW THE GOLDEN BILLY ( MILLER ) IS GONE. DAVID TOM YOU DID GOOD WHILE YOU WERE IN THERE. GOOD LUCK WE KNOW YOU HAVE TALENT THAT MAKES YOU A WINNER!!!

  • Brenda Null Ortega

    I think David Tom is doing better. He had tough shoes to fill. Jenkins now the new Billy Boy… looks more like Adam Newman. I don’t get it. Been watching GH .. so far don’t like Michelle’s role. Guess time will tell. I tape both and fast forward mist if Y&R. I hate the Neil storyline. FF on that for sure. AND Nikki should go home to Victor.

    • http://unknown.com Bexx

      I agree! I think David Tom has gotten better. I think they jumped too soon, he just needed time to improve. It’s a shame that everyone else can see the chemistry between Hilary and Devon except the writers.

      • b. kirk

        Burgess will be a great assett for the show..He looks like a man..David Tom, even though he is 35 looks like a teenager….Burgess was wonderful on Army Wives.

        • http://unknown.com Bexx

          I haven’t seen much of Burgess apart from the role he had in Remember The Titans. I’m actually really hoping that he will have chemistry with MCE.

          • b. kirk

            He was excellent on Army Wives and he is 40 years old but very manly..can handle Ben and Victor I hope. David Tom does not have the IT factor for this role.But Billy Miller is so amazing IMO. Anyway hope it works out for Burgess.

          • http://unknown.com Bexx

            I actually checked out a reel of Burgess’s on Youtube recently, and he was very good. I didn’t mind David Tom, but there were a lot of complaints regarding his acting, but I definitely didn’t expect for him to be let go so soon.

          • b. kirk

            He just looks to young to relate to the women in his life. IMO

          • don

            NUBILLY IS LOOKS TOO OLD FOR THE PART AND DOES NOT HAVE THE BAD BOY STYLE AND IS NOT FIT FOR THE ROLE OF BILLY BETTER FIT IN A DIFFERENT ROLE.

          • b. kirk

            Too old..are you kidding? compared to David Tom..everyone looks old..He is perfect..Not Billy Miller but very well suited for this role as Billy Abbott..Handsome to boot..Cannot imagine why you do not like this guy…By the way..he just turned 40..Even younger than Victoria

          • don

            HE is a good actor but it does not mean that he is fit to play billy abbott he will not last long maybe he will be out in 6 to 8 months because he is too old for the part does not have the bad boy style and the guy is too serious and empty sorry they should let billy go and take the show in another direction without billy simple as that because billy miller is not willing to come back.

          • b. kirk

            He is younger than Victoria very handsome and looks lije a man…No one can take Billy Millers place but Nurgess will be great.

          • don

            I am not kidding u are blind my friend if u compare the two previous actors he is too old for the part he is old that nick and kevin so u are gonna tell me that is ok come on man keep it real.

          • b. kirk

            Keep the personal remarks to yourself..the man is younger that Nick and Victoria..You keep it real and no I am not blind,

  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    I bet he’ll have chemistry with MCE, or at least I’m hoping he will. I love what’s happening between Chelsea and Billy at the moment. Victoria can stay with boring Stich/Ben.

  • Theresa Minardi

    He looks even worst than David Thom, sorry but this just keeps getting worst. Sad truth is its not the actors/actresses on this soap its the writers/producers. They are the ones who need to be replaced.

  • Joey Atkins

    Good ridden Tom. Mariah/Cassie needs to go. Avery needs to go too. Everyone else is doing a great job.
    Nikkie needs to go back with victor. Give the show something positive.

  • Lori

    David Tom could not reach the depth of emotion that Billy Miller brought to the character. Tom was simply the wrong casting choice for Billy. His character looked like a little kid trying to play grown up instead of an adult with real life problems. He did not look believable as Victoria’s husband or Johnny’s father. For me, he lacked vulnerability! To bad Y and R let Billy Miller get away. Also, bring back Michael as Adam Newman.

    • ButterflyFX

      Well said. So true. It’s not personal, he just wasn’t a good fit for the role.

      • Don

        THE NEW GUY REPLACING DAVID TOM IS NOT A GOOD FIT AS BILLY EITHER HE DOES NOT HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE BILLY AND MAYBE THE NEW GUY WOULD’VE BEEN ACCEPTED IN A DIFFERENT ROLE BUT NOT FOR BILLY ABBOTT

    • http://hotbuysbazaar.blogspot.com/ Emorox4eva/Jenna

      Maybe it’s because I remember David Tom in the role that I was ok with him. I think he just needed a little more time. He came in to a really heavy hitting storyline and I thought he was doing fine in a difficult situation. Billy Miller definitely changed the role. I didn’t like him for a while either, but after awhile I warmed up to him. This new guy, just doesn’t fit and I don’t think I will ever like him in this role.

  • Vincent Vaccaro Jr

    sorry dont see this billy working either…. give billy miller whatever he wants and get him back….

    • don

      I am with ya, he does not have what it takes to be billy abbott and I think he is going to last for about 9 to 10 months that’s it then he will be out as billy.

  • don

    The guy is a better fit for a Stitch recast tough, I think he has the same acting skills as the actor who plays stitch and if the writers keeps writing billy miller’s billy for burgess jenkins well is going to fail because they did not adjust the character for him.

    • pheebs

      Why do you want to recast Stitch!? I love him!

      • don

        I did not say that they had to recast stitch I said that nubilly has the same acting style as stitch that’s it. Nu billy is not a good fit for the role by the way.

  • pheebs

    Has anyone else noticed that the new Billy, Burgess Jenkins, looks older than Jack? Billy is supposed to be the younger brother! What is going on? These new Billys are terrible. Please bring back Billy Miller!!! He was one of the main reasons I got into this show!

  • mom chez

    Saw a couple of BJ’s scenes on youtube. Think he is doing good but looked like writers turned Chelsea from a smart edgy woman into a weak deer in the headlights, annoying …. . No MM, no chemistry. Doesn’t matter, is too late for me anyway though, left after MM’s last scene.