CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” is gearing up for an actor switch in the coming weeks for the character of Billy Abbott, currently played by Billy Miller.
In a newly released behind the scenes image, the series has given fans their first glimpse of David Tom back in the role right alongside his character’s onscreen wife, Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman). This marks the fist time that the two actors have been seen together on set as Tom left the soap in 2002 and Heinle joined the series in 2005. In a bit of irony, while their characters are married on the show, the role of Victoria was originally played by Tom’s real-life sister, Heather (currently playing Katie Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful”), back in the day.
We’re guessing you’re sad that Christmas is over. So are we! But don’t fret, because there’s one more gift to come: New Year’s resolutions from some of your favorite “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” stars! Several of the sister sudser’s actors let Soap Opera Network in on the ways they hope to achieve perfection (or at least near perfection) in the year to come. And guess what? They also spilled the deets on how their characters should tackle 2014, as well! Read on for the fun, and happy New Year from Soap Opera Network!
‘Twas the week of Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for all us! Soap Opera Network contacted soap actors with care, in hopes that responses soon would be there. Whether traveling, visiting family or just snuggling in bed, these “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” actors’ plans will dance in your head!
Friday, November 15 was a busy day for CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and its cast members. On that day it was announced that Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman) had signed a new deal with the daytime drama series and Sean Carrigan (Stitch Rayburn) had been upped to contract status. The news wasn’t so great for fans of Billy Miller (Billy Abbott), who is currently in a stalemate with producers of the soap opera. Miller, whose contract is set to expire next month, has yet to sign a new deal and it’s being reported that recent casting calls for caucasian males are smoke screens for the show to instead cast a replacement for the actor.
On Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will observe Veterans Day with episodes dedicated to U.S. Veterans. According to the network, Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) will host a fundraiser to honors veterans, while also looking to get closer to her long-lost son, Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton), who recently completed a tour in Afghanistan. Nikki’s husband, Victor (Eric Braeden), announces a plan to have his company, Newman-Chancellor Enterprises, provide jobs for qualified U.S. veterans, letting people know that he values veterans as driven, goal-oriented employees and advising other employers to seek out these proven leaders.
A CBS spokesperson has confirmed reports of actor Sean Carrigan joining the cast of “The Young and the Restless” in the recurring role of Stitch, an old Army friend of Dylan McAvoy’s (Steve Burton).
The daytime newcomer has appeared in a slew of primetime television shows including “Criminal Minds,” “The Closer,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Touch” and “Up All Night.” He previously starred on NBC’s “The Event.” In 2012, the actor could be seen in Walt Disney Pictures “John Carter.”
Carrigan hits Genoa City beginning with the Friday, June 28 episode of the soap.