With Billy Miller unable to reach a new deal with Sony Pictures Television, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will soon say goodbye to the actor and hello again to David Tom, who originated the role of an adult Billy Abbott in 1999. News of Miller’s exit and Tom’s return was first reported by Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine on Twitter, but has since been confirmed by Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime, also on Twitter.
Earlier tonight McDaniel tweeted, “Please join me in welcoming Daytime Emmy winner David Tom back to #YR and @CBSDaytime as Billy Abbott’s exciting storyline continues.” In response to Miller’s decision to leave she said, “I respect Billy Miller’s decision to move on and wish him great success in his future endeavors.”
With word that Tristan Rogers would be departing ABC’s “General Hospital” and returning to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” it was only a matter of time before fans heard from the actor himself on the abrupt change in status from one soap to the next. Said Rogers on Twitter of his “GH” experience, “I’d like to thank Frank [Valentini, executive producer] and Ron [Carlivati, head writer] for great storyline that kept Scorpio true to himself.” On his “Y&R” return Rogers said, “I’m stoked on Colin’s return to #YR in 2014 and delighted to once again be a part of the CBS Daytime family.”
According to Carlivati, Rogers will exit the “GH” canvas in a big way sometime in February. “You will see a lot of Robert between now and February!” he tweeted.
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.
Ratings Report for the Week of November 4-8, 2013
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,798,000 (-77,000/+424,000)
2. B&B 3,801,000 (+194,000/+616,000) <—– 4.75 year high *
3. GH 2,800,000 (-107,000/-24,000)
4. DAYS 2,572,000 (+23,000/+19,000)
* Highest since January 26-30, 2009 (3,981,000)
1. Y&R 3.4/11 (-.2/+.1)
2. B&B 2.7/9 (+.1/+.3)
3. GH 2.2/7 (same/+.1)
4. DAYS 1.9/6 (same/-.1)
With sudden word that Tristan Rogers would soon be departing ABC’s “General Hospital,” one could only imagine what may have been the catalyst behind the actor’s decision. Looks like a move [back] to “The Young and the Restless” may have persuaded the actor to say goodbye once more to Port Charles’ Robert Scorpio and hello again to Genoa City’s Colin Atkinson, Cane Ashby’s (Daniel Goddard) father. A spokesperson for the CBS drama series confirms to Soap Opera Network that the actor is returning to the soap in early 2014.
“We are excited that Tristan Rogers is returning to Y&R,” said the spokesperson. “The character of Colin Atkinson will be back in Genoa City in early 2014,” they added.
Sean Carrigan has been on “The Young and the Restless” as Stitch for just a few short months, but he’s already finding primetime success: The comedian/actor will be appearing on tonight’s episode of “Modern Family,” titled “A Fair to Remember!”
A rep for the ABC comedy series confirms that Carrigan will be playing John, the dad of a child that Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) coaches on the high school football team.
“Got to shoot an episode of ‘Modern Family,’” the actor tweeted on October 22 along with a picture of him with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell). “So much fun!”
Check out ABC’s official website for a sneak peek at the episode, and tune into ABC tonight at 9/8c to catch Carrigan in the role!
“Days of our Lives” Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan) has been a busy bee as of late! Not only is the former “The Nanny” actor popping up in Salem beginning Monday, November 18, he’s also appearing in an episode of the Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, “The Young and the Restless”) produced Nickelodeon children’s show, “Deadtime Stories!”
“I think it’s so terrific,” Shaughnessy says of the series, which stars “Wizards of Waverly Place’s” Jennifer Stone as a babysitter who shares her collection of frightful tales with the children she watches each week. “If I was a kid and enjoyed being scared, I’d certainly watch it. There’s nothing like it. Goosebumps is off the air, and it kind of takes the place.”
As playwright Oscar Wilde once said, true friends stab you in the front. And so begins the inevitable downward spiral between “The Young and the Restless” besties Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), two female characters who’ve become a daytime rarity — true best friends — and whose recent storyline is setting the pair up to potentially take a serious fall. Will the recent death of Chloe’s daughter, Delia, followed by the heart wrenching transplant of the little girl’s corneas to Chelsea’s infant son, Conner, followed by the possible news that Conner’s father, Adam (Michael Muhney) is responsible for Delia’s death end up tearing the best friends apart? Soap Opera Network spoke with both Egan and Hendrickson for the scoop!
On Tuesday, November 12, “The Young and the Restless’” Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) answered fan questions via CBS Connect, the premiere online social connection platform amongst the broadcast networks, which includes live chats with CBS stars via Twitter. Using the hashtag #AskYR, the chat with fans lasted roughly 35 minutes, which included questions varying from discussion on the Veterans day episodes, whether or not the ladies were able to come up with plots or storylines for their characters, which is particularly reserved for the writers of the show, as well as what their very first acting jobs were, just to name a few of the questions.
On Friday, November 15, “The Young and the Restless’” Marco Dapper (ex-Carmine Basco) will be taking part in “The Space Gallery ART ATTACK,” which is being presented by The Kollaborative. Dapper will present six pieces of his own artwork alongside artists Chase, Sebastien Walker, MDMN, Ostrich, Paul Allison III, Masonfish, Justin Lemus and John Bryars.
The event is open to the public and will take place at The Space Gallery, located at 5550 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA 90028, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.