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).
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.