The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jill Farren Phelps Refuses To Rehire Michael Muhney or Billy Miller – Casts AMC Alum Jill Larson Instead as Ratings Tank

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jill Farren Phelps Refuses To Rehire Michael Muhney or Billy Miller - Casts AMC Alum Jill Larson Instead as Ratings Tank

Prospect Park may have pulled the plug on the internet reboot of All My Children, but the AMC cast needn’t worry, The Young and the Restless producer Jill Farren Phelps continues to welcome them to her set with open arms, and ulterior motives.

Jill Larson is the most recent All My Children alum to land a role on The Young and the Restless. She will appear in Genoa City during the week of April 14th-18th, and will lay the part of Chelsea’s stage manager at her upcoming fashion show. Jill Larson played the part of Pine Valley’s quirky resident Opal for over twenty years, and has legions of devoted fans that will most surely tune into Y&R that week just to watch Larson.

Larson isn’t the first All My Children alum to recently arrive in Genoa City, and she most likely won’t be the last. While Larson is on the Y&R set she will be reacquainted with former AMC cast-members: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Amelia Heinle (Victoria).

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jill Farren Phelps Refuses To Rehire Michael Muhney or Billy Miller - Casts AMC Alum Jill Larson Instead as Ratings Tank

Y&R producer Jill Farren Phelps has created an uproar among fans over the course of the last few months, as a result of fan favorites Billy Miller and Michael Muhney both leaving the CBS soap opera. Billy Miller played the part of Billy Abbott up until recently when he asked Phelps for some time off to star in another project, instead of giving Miller the time off she promptly fired him and recast David Tom as Billy Abbott. One of Michael Muhney’s co-stars accused him of sexual harassment and “groping” her, so Phelps fired Muhney and killed off his character Adam Newman. Y&R fans think that both Muhney and Miller were wrongfully fired by Jill Farren Phelps, and have been campaigning for months to get the two actors back on Y&R.

Y&R fans have been intentionally boycotting the show and not watching in hopes that Phelps will cave and bring back Muhney and Miller to save the soap’s ratings. However, Phelps is determined not to give Y&R fans what they want, and clearly trying to prove she is in charge. Instead of bringing back fan favorites Muhney and Miller, she is casting All My Children alums to bring in new viewers.

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Jill Farren Phelps Refuses To Rehire Michael Muhney or Billy Miller - Casts AMC Alum Jill Larson Instead as Ratings Tank



  • Shelley

    I am so tired of reading about Michael Muhneys ‘alleged groping’. There
    has been proof it was all a LIE floating on Twitter for 3 days now.
    Funny how all social media that had jumped on the Muhney slaughter
    bandwagon has not once reported the truth(they have been contacted). A
    DM between KSJ and one of his fans was revealed that clears Michael
    Muhney of any wrong doing other than what he himself said ‘Hubris’.

  • Shelley

    I am so tired of reading about Michael Muhneys ‘alleged groping’. There
    has been proof it was all a LIE floating on Twitter for 3 days now.
    Funny how all social media that had jumped on the Muhney slaughter
    bandwagon has not once reported the truth(they have been contacted). A
    DM between KSJ and one of his fans was revealed that clears Michael
    Muhney of any wrong doing other than what he himself said ‘Hubris’.

  • Donna

    Absolutely FIRE her!!

  • mary thomas

    That David Thom is horrible as the older Billy Abbott. It as fine hen he played the teenage Billy Abbott. He dosnt fit the part anymore. Please. bring Billy Miller back. And as for Adam Newman part im sure he cant take the place of Micheal Muhney. As Adam Newman, when they replaced him with the old Adam Newman that was horrible ,Micheal Muhney was just the perfect Adam Newman.

  • Racquel Garnette

    Jill Farren Phelps needs to go. But to fire Billy J Miller like that was uncalled for. Billy J Miller was a good actor on the Y&R. He was the good Billy Abbott. He knew what it takes to become the best Billy Abbott. Jill Farren Phelps shouldn’t fire both of them like that. Without Michael Muhney as Adam and without Billy Abbott on the show this show is a no show. Jill Farren Phelps and her writing crew are old and doesn’t have any imagination. Can you believe that William J Bell created a good show that has good romance, business and family show to be ruin by Jill Farren Phelps and her writing crew. Jill Farren Phelps refuses to create some new storylines because she wants to drag out the old storylines. The old storylines needs to wrap up. Hiring David Tom as Billy Abbott since from last month was a bad mistake. For me i rather watch the bold and the beautiful and general hospital. Between days of our lives and the young and the restless the shows has been going downhill. That is when they are going to lose there fans because of it. Jill Farren Phelps needs to hire someone older to play Billy Abbott. I rather watch this show sometimes.

    • mona19595

      Jill Farren Phelps needs to REHIRE BILLY MILLER!

      • Racquel Garnette

        I agree with you. But i heard that Billy J Miller is doing a tv show.

        • don

          In order to happen, Phelps need to go simple.

    • robert mcpheron

      You know what I wish bold and the beautiful hire michael. Muhney and miller then they would be the number one soap on tv by far

  • David08K

    Jill, you’re being an idiot. We will boycott your show if you refuse to bring Michael Muhney and Billy Miler back! If you are so worried about your rating, DUH, bring them back !

  • Pam

    Fire Phelps!

  • Pam

    Phelps clearly doesn’t care about what the fans want!!!

  • lucille heagy

    The show is not the same without MM and BM. In plain words the show stinks and very boring!!!??

  • lucille heagy

    Totally agree!! I hardly watch Y&R any more.

  • Geraldine polite

    Bring back MM and the old Billy. Victoria is beginning to get ready to start whoring around because Billy is gone. Can you forgive any of your good people. Kevin loves Chloe why break they up. Have a couple that can love and not cheat on their spouse. Victor needs to stop being a villain he needs to be the go to man like Mrs C was before she died. If you need new notes I got some real hot notes that would run the rating so high you would not believe it yourself. I’m 65 I have the time. Check me out Gerri Polite

  • Rhonda Bateman

    I won’t come back until JFP is GONE. If that never happens, so be it.

  • Rhonda Bateman

    That’s total bull, Cher. There is no proof, no evidence that he did anything and if there had been he would have been escorted off the set immediately. There would have been charges filed and NONE of that has happened. The little no talent twit who “claims” it happened should have/would have filed charges had it been true. She’s gotten more “press” from this than she ever would have gotten or deserved from her limited talent.
    Sorry, JFP set this up from the “git go” and the people who need to go are JFP and EB.

  • ndavlin

    You don’t understand. They do not care about what the fans want. They didn’t with the other soaps that were cancelled. If no one watches, then they cancel the show and put on a game show or god forbid, expand the talk show for Julie Chen. If Michael didn’t do it, and I don’t think he did, why does he not sue CBS for defamation of character??? They are ruining his career and he has gone undercover – why??? Don’t understand.

  • Diana D.

    I think that Jill Phelps must have crush on Billy M. and Michael M. She is old and knows she CAN’T ever get them to like her the way shen would want to be liked….perhaps even to go one step further, so why not fire them? There is no explanation for her action and she knows, she is killing Y/R. Vicki & Stich have no chemistry whatsoever…so if we see it….she must too. What a joke really…the best soap opera ever and she is watching it to go downhill in a cosmic speed. Billy Tom is a joke and there is no story anymore……it is soooooo boring.

  • Aira- Loyal Watcher

    Yes – Billy Miller is a better actor

    If Michael M did what was said he did why wasn’t charges laid ??
    please don’t mess with the fans , without the fans – no show

  • Nelson Sindayigaya

    I do not live in the United State, but I truly believe All should march to sony HQ for a protest. We pay for these channels. They get paid off viewers. If anyone has the courage below, begin the campaign.

  • Lynne Stanton

    Fans of MM and BM are proving who and what we care about. The Powers That Be at CBS and Sony are proving they don’t care about the fans!! If they did MM and BM would be on the show and JFP would be off!! The show has gone down hill with her and she will continue to bring the kiss of death to the show.

  • Longtime fan

    Perhaps the answer would be to get rid of Jill Fallon Phelps for all of the wrong decisions she has made! Letting Billy Miller go and the situation with Michael are just wrong and incredibly unpopular with fans! I have been a Y&R fan since before Nicki was a stripper and there has rarely been such a poor match as this Billy and Victoria ! David Tom is way too immature!

  • Debbie Randolph

    Noone can take Billy place or Adam.But i am a very loyal fan,and i watch everyday

  • Zanna

    I agree – fire Phelps!! Too many new faces on old characters. Now what happened to Kelly Andrews?! Don’t like the new one at all – the old one was interesting to look at & had depth & character. This new one is plain & boring! And I still can’t stand the current Abby Newman either! Marcy Ryland was a much better Abby than the skinny twit they have now. I don’t want to watch the show anymore with a new Adam. I stopped watching 10 yrs ago, think it’s time to quit again. I hope the ratings go into the toilet – who does that Phelps woman think she is if she doesn’t care what the fans want! Screw her!

  • mona19595

    I totally agree Jill Farren Phelps YOU ARE FIRED! You have ruined the soap that I have grown up with. And now you fire and Emmy Winner? WE WANT BILLY MILLER BACK!!!

  • mona19595

    Kris you are not missing much except for an hour of aggravation. And boring story lines that have not been brought to fruition and suffering through boring couples like Avery and Dylan I like them both but not together! Hoping TPTB at the Y & R get their act together and fire Jill Farran Phelps!

  • MissBea

    Love Billy Miller and Love Michael…These two are the bomb. They made the show so interesting. Bring them back. Get rid of witch hazel who is making these stupid decisions about firing someone just cause they wanted some time off. Good grief…

  • don

    Be patient, it will happen soon maybe by the end of summer

  • Robyn Wynn

    Plllllleeeeeaaaassseeeeee fire JPP!!!! She is apparently NOT looking out for Y&R!! Bring back Billy Miller & Michael Muhney!!!!

  • CarlaOB

    I am so tired of Y & R replacing people…. the replacements STINK! What is the matter with you people over there??? You are ruining the show…. such a pia for us viewers. We’re just going to stop watching eventually!!!!

  • Jenn

    Don’t have the slightest clue as to what the powers at be are thinking with Y&R. They are succeeding at ruining it for the time being. I agree that great actors who make the show good are being let go and it doesn’t make any sense to any of the devoted fans. Furthermore, the story-lines are BORING!!! No great imagination going on there! I also think it was over the top to have the Delia/Adam/Billy story line. Since when is killing off little girls a good story!? What soap fan wants to watch that?? That was unnecessary and just plain stupid for a story!…David Tom as the new Billy sucked, and Bergess Jenkins is certainly no better! JFP totally blew that one!! Billy needs to be a work in progress since Billy Miller rocked that role!! Michael Muhney was awesome in his role as Adam. No one can deny that! I actually loved Adam because of MM’s acting chops. HOWEVER, what I find completely insane are the comments I’ve read here left by shockingly women of all people who are saying things like “who cares if he groped Hunter”, “she is a bad actress anyway” “groping, is not rape” “who can believe woman in today’s day in age”…what in the world is wrong with these people!??? We don’t know if the allegations that have swirled around are true or not. But let’s say for arguments sake they are true…ANY kind of sexual harassment is NOT OK regardless of how good an actor/actress is! I think many folks on here have forgotten that in the real world (we don’t actually live in soap opera land) groping is not acceptable in any way shape of form! Yes it totally sucks that they have gotten rid of some of our favorite actors/actresses on the show but let’s not loose sight of reality by sending the wrong message to young ladies and girls reading your posts about what is and what isn’t acceptable!!