Wow guys, the more that I learn about CBS and Jill Farren Phelps priorities, the more I feel bad for the actors that are working under her regime. When David Tom was hired to replace Billy Miller in the role of Billy Abbott he said he was initially under the impression that he was being considered for the part of Andrew Abbott. We now know that characters such as Andrew Abbott and Josh Williams were smoke screens to test not only for Billy but also to look at potential candidates that would be a good recast for Adam Newman as well. Those initial screen tests occurred back in October of last year and as we all know, Michael Muhney wasn’t fired until December.
According to the Feb. 24th print edition of CBS Soaps it looks like Jill was totally laying the groundwork to commit character assassination in the hopes that fans would be glad to see Muhney leave. She also fully intended to bring him back in the form of another actor – one that may have already been chosen months ago – long before Muhney packed up his dressing room! And what about those accusations of questionable behavior on Muhney’s part? This kind of proves that the powers-that-be let the situation ride for months before taking action which is reprehensible in and of itself. Either they didn’t believe the allegations but used them as an excuse to let Muhney go, their way or else they could care less about the stability and well being of the cast – or both!
Do you think that Jill and other honchos already had picked their replacement before they even bothered to let Muhney go? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!