It's out with the old and in with the new on January 13, when Jason Thompson debuts as Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless.” Thompson replaces Burgess Jenkins, who joined the soap in June 2014 replacing David Tom. But let's face it, he'll be judged by whether or not he measures up to Billy Miller's portrayal of the popular character.
In the January 4, 2016 issue of <em>Soap Opera Digest</em>, on newsstands now, "Days of our Lives" executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong> revealed the reasons behind the soap's decision to bring back actor <strong>Brandon Beemer</strong> (ex-Owen Knight, "The Bold and the Beautiful") to the role of Shawn Douglas Brady, the eldest child of Hope (<strong>Kristian Alfonso</strong>) and Bo (<strong>Peter Reckell</strong>), so soon after the blink-and-you-missed-it return and departure of original adult portrayer <strong>Jason Cook</strong>.
They've been dancing around each other for over a year, but they have to reconcile eventually. Don't they? In anticipation of "General Hospital's" Jason and Sam reunion, here are 5 moments that must happen.
When news of <strong>Jason Thompson</strong>'s decision to leave ABC's "General Hospital" after a decade first came to light, timed around the announcement of <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> being out as the third Billy Abbott in two years at CBS' "The Young and the Restless," <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2015/11/jason-thompson-tapes-final-scenes-at-general-hospital" target="_blank">rumors ran rampant</a> that "GH's" loss would ultimately become "Y&R's" gain and that is now proven true. Thompson will officially join the "Y&R" cast on screen beginning in <strong>January 2016</strong>.
As it gears up to broadcast its first major awards telecast with the "42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on <strong>Sunday, April 26</strong>, Pop has released the Daytime Emmy Nominee Reels for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Competing this year for the coveted trophy are <b>Anthony Geary</b> as Luke Spencer and <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> as Patrick Drake, respectively, on "General Hospital," and <strong>Christian Le Blanc</strong> as Michael Baldwin and <strong>Billy Miller</strong> as Billy Abbott, respectively, on "The Young and the Restless."
ABC's "General Hospital" is adding "All My Children" alum <strong>Rebecca Budig</strong> (ex-Greenlee Smythe) to its all-star cast, it was <a href="https://twitter.com/valentinifrank/status/565219634434285570" target="_blank">announced</a> yesterday by executive producer <strong>Frank Valentini</strong>, following an ongoing Twitter conversation with head writer <strong>Ron Carlivati</strong>, in response to Valentini's <a href="https://twitter.com/carlivatiron/status/565214951149948928" target="_blank">promise</a> of a major casting announcement. "Hey @RebeccaBudig wanna join the cast of GH in a new Killer Role??" tweeted Valentini, after saying "okay okay" to head writer Ron Carlivati.
Starring <strong>Bradley Cooper</strong> and directed by <strong>Clint Eastwood</strong>, Warner Bros. Pictures is celebrating its "American Sniper" this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as the film is currently setting several January box office records. Estimates have the film, which includes appearances by "General Hospital's" <strong>Billy Miller</strong> (Jason Morgan) and "Nashville's" <strong>Eric Close</strong>, taking in $89.5 million over the three-day weekend and $105.3 million over the four-day holiday weekend, <a href="http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=americansniper.htm" target="_blank">according to Box Office Mojo</a>.
Scheduled to return from its midseason break on <strong>Wednesday, January 28</strong> for the remaining six episodes of its fourth season, <em>Soap Opera Network</em> has learned that "General Hospital's" <strong>Billy Miller</strong> (Jason Morgan) will appear in the season finale episode of USA Network's "Suits."
In an newly released promo highlighting the goings on in Port Charles as it gets ready to close out 2014, and enter the prospect of new beginnings in 2015, ABC'S "General Hospital" is kicking things off with a bang in the New Year as several characters hit the sheets, some expected and some very surprising!
As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/11/confirmed-brandon-barash-returning-gh">previously reported</a>, <strong>Brandon Barash</strong> is reprising the role of Johnny Zacchara on ABC's "General Hospital" and it looks like he's set to mark his return this week when Johnny comes face to face with Sonny Corinthos (<strong>Maurice Benard</strong>), at least that's how it appears in the promo for this week's worth of episodes. "Wait. What? Johnny's back this week?!" <a href="https://twitter.com/BrandonBarash/status/539461586620911616" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tweeted</a> Barash shortly after the promo was released.
With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” <strong>Melissa Claire Egan </strong>(Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the fact that the character is now being played by <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>? <em>Soap Opera Network</em> caught up with the actress to find out!
As <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/tomorrow-billy-miller-revealed-jason-morgan-general-hospital">previously reported</a>, Wednesday, October 1 marked the first time viewers got to see three time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor <strong>Billy Miller</strong> in the contract role of Jason Morgan on ABC's "General Hospital." As a mystery man that viewers know to be Jason, John Doe is currently laying up in a hospital bed recovering from injuries sustained following his being run over by Ava Jerome's (<strong>Maura West</strong>) car in an episode aired last week. When Sam (<strong>Kelly Monaco</strong>) inadvertently enters his room when her son runs away from her to be by John Doe's side, Sam is inadvertently reunited with her husband and the father of her child, but does she realize it? Does her son, Danny?
Since it was <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/09/billy-miller-officially-joins-cast-general-hospital">announced</a> earlier this month that <strong>Billy Miller</strong> (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") would officially be joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the contract role of Jason Morgan, previously portrayed by <strong>Steve Burton</strong> (Dylan McAvoy, "Y&R") after months of rumors and speculation, the three time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor will finally show his face on the <strong>Wednesday, October 1</strong> episode of the daytime drama series, it was revealed today by head writer <strong>Ron Carlivati</strong> and actress <strong>Michelle Stafford</strong> (Nina Clay) on Twitter.
It’s been merely a hot rumor for several months, but yesterday, whispers that Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) will be taking over the role of “General Hospital’s” Jason Morgan became official. Fans seem quite supportive of the casting announcement, but what about his future soapmates? Seems some are quite ecstatic, as well!
It's been the hottest rumor of the summer, but now it is official, Billy Miller (ex-Billy Abbott, "The Young and the Restless") is joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the contract role of Jason Morgan.
Despite allegations of inappropriate behavior against one of his co-workers, which is said to have led to his firing from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" last December, Michael Muhney revealed earlier this evening that he was this close to returning to the daytime drama series to reprise his role of Adam Newman.
“The Young and the Restless’” Billy Abbot has seen quite a transformation in recent months. After portrayer Billy Miller decided to walk away from the show in January of this year, former portrayer David Tom was cast in the role. But just a few short months later, it was announced that Tom — who previously played the character from 1999 to 2002 — had been ordered to pack his bags so that daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins could step into the role. And while it was Miller’s decision to leave the character he’d played since 2008, the same cannot be said for Tom, who was reportedly very surprised to learn he’d been replaced with Jenkins after just four months of being back in the role! So what happened to lead to such a quick casting turnaround? We asked CBS Vice President of Daytime, Angelica McDaniel, who told Soap Opera Network that the recast was not an easy turn of events for anyone involved.
On Tuesday, June 24, Genoa City said hello again to a familiar name with a new face. On that day, daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins took over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" from David Tom, who himself succeeded three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning actor Billy Miller in the popular role, but how did Jenkins land himself on daytime's most watched drama series? "My management called me and they were talking to me about this role, and when they sent me the breakdown on the character, I just fell in love. I absolutely fell in love with Billy," said Jenkins when Soap Opera Network spoke with the actor in the gifting suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA as part of Daytime Emmy weekend. "There's not a whole lot of characters you see that are so multi-layered and interesting that way. I had a chance to meet with the producers to discuss the character and the show, and it just seemed like a good fit," added Jenkins, who noted that the conversation he had with producers on the character helped give him something to dig into before the cameras began to roll.
After nearly a year in a coma, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" will once again say hello to Phyllis Summers when daytime veteran Gina Tognoni takes over the role beginning Monday, August 11, Soap Opera Network has learned exclusively. In our tribute to the character as she gets ready to wake up for the first time in the coming weeks, we take a look back at what Phyllis has missed while she was sleeping, including what former loves Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Nicholas Newman (Joshua Morrow) have been up to since last seeing their favorite feisty redhead.
Following last week's revelation to her husband, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), that Dylan (Steve Burton) is actually Paul's (Doug Davidson) son and not Ian Ward's (Ray Wise), Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) is nearly at a loss for words as she tells Paul that he's Dylan's father just as Dylan walks into the room. Meanwhile, Hillary (Mischael Morgan) is dabbling in a father/son triangle and potential "Who's The Daddy?" territory with her upcoming nuptials to Neil (Kristoff St. John). Will Devon (Bryton James) be able to stop the wedding?