Last week on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," actor <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> (ex-Patrick Drake, "General Hospital") made his debut as Billy Abbott. Are you watching?
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.
When <strong>Jason Thompson</strong> takes over the role of Billy Abbott beginning <strong>Wednesday, January 13</strong> on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," it'll be during an emotional time for the character as his doctors conclude he has a slim chance of survival shortly after not just one, but two misadventures that have left him in a coma and possibly paralyzed.
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>.
On <strong>Monday, December 1</strong>, the moment of truth arrives for Victoria Newman (<strong>Amelia Heinle</strong>), Stitch Rayburn (<strong>Sean Carrigan</strong>) and Billy Abbott (<strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong>) on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" as the trio finally learns who the father of Victoria's baby truly is. In a promo highlighting Monday's episode, Victoria tells her newborn baby girl, Katie, "It's time to find out who you're going to be calling daddy..."
After months (and months and months) of anticipation, the moment soap fans have been waiting for has finally happened: “The Young and the Restless’” Adam Newman has returned to the canvas with the official reveal of <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> in the role!
The newest cast members of “The Young and the Restless” <strong>Scott Elrod</strong> (Joe Clark), <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> (Adam Newman), <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> (Billy Abbott) and <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> (Phyllis Summers) joined co-hosts <strong>Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler </strong>and<strong> Julie Chen</strong>, along with guest co-host<strong> Pat Harvey,</strong> on today's edition of CBS' "The Talk" as the actors discussed some of the exciting new storylines in store for their characters and much more!
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!
Now that “The Young and the Restless’” newest castmember, <strong>Justin Hartley</strong>, has been given the all-clear to start commenting on taking over the role of Adam Newman, he’s letting ‘er rip! First, he spoke about <a title="Justin Hartley Finally Speaks Up About Taking Over the Role of ‘Y&R’s’ Adam!" href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/justin-hartley-finally-speaks-taking-role-yrs-adam" target="_blank">filling the shoes of previous portrayer</a> <strong>Michael Muhney</strong>, and now he’s spilling details about Adam’s return to Genoa City, stating: “There’s damage control to be done!”
On <strong>Friday, October 24</strong>, "The Young and the Restless'" newest stars, <strong>Scott Elrod</strong> (Joe Clark), <strong>Justin Hartley</strong> (Adam Newman), <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> (Billy Abbott) and <strong>Gina Tognoni</strong> (Phyllis Summers), will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their joining daytime's most watched drama series. The actors are expected to provide some insight into their characters and what life has been like since entering Genoa City.
With <strong>Elizabeth Hendrickson</strong> <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/10/welcome-back-yr-elizabeth-hendrickson-video">returning</a> as Chloe Mitchell on today's episode of "The Young and the Restless" in remembrance of the one year anniversary of the death of her daughter, Delia Abbott, it's only appropriate that the stars from daytime's most watched drama series take part in a live tweet during the show to talk about the emotional scenes they filmed and what the storyline has meant for them overall. Hendrickson, <strong>Burgess Jenkins</strong> (Billy Abbott), <strong>Melissa Claire Egan</strong> (Chelsea Newman) and <strong>Greg Rikaart</strong> (Kevin Fisher) plan to do just that!
With summer almost (officially) over and fall right upon us, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is gearing up for one sexy, fun and exciting season of juicy television. In a newly released promo, aired at the conclusion of today's episode, highlighting all the goings on in Genoa City, viewers better get ready for several twists and turns in ongoing stories and the beginnings of new story arcs.
Long before he was Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," actor Burgess Jenkins starred in and co-produced the faith based family film "Hero," which is finally getting released on DVD on Tuesday, September 16 online and in Walmart stores everywhere.
“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?
As previously reported, Burgess Jenkins takes over the role of Billy Abbott on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" 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.
Michael Bruno, who manages several daytime soap stars past and present, including Amelia Heinle, who portrays Victoria Newman on "The Young and the Restless," appeared on the Thursday, May 29 edition of the Lilly Melgar ("General Hospital," "The Bay") and Martha Madison ("Days of our Lives," "The Bay") hosted radio show "Soap Box with Lilly and Martha" to discuss several soap related topics. One of which was the recent news of David Tom being let go from "Y&R" as Billy Abbott and being replaced by daytime newcomer Burgess Jenkins.
Recently <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/05/david-tom-burgess-jenkins-shocking-recasting-billy-abbott-yr">ousted</a> from CBS' "The Young and the Restless" after just five months back on the job, <strong>David Tom</strong> (Billy Abbott) reveals in an <a href="http://cbs.soapsindepth.com/2014/05/exclusive-tom-speaks-out-on-yr-exit.html" target="_blank">exclusive interview</a> with <em>CBS Soaps In Depth</em> the reason he was let go from the drama series and whether or not he'd be willing to give daytime another shot.