Quote ringpop28: Hi folks! OK here's the deal.... This SOD stuff is just speculation. Everyone's saying Billy's leaving in August, but the TRUTH is Y&R have NOT (I repeat NOT) confirmed anything yet. The reason they haven't confirmed anything is because they are still trying to work something out. They're still in negotiations with Billy. So, until Y&R announces something then everything else is just speculation. I know there was an interview on Friday that came out with MM, where he talked about Billy Miller. BUT in MM's interview he NEVER came out & said Billy was leaving. He did say that he would do everything he could to try to persuade BM to stay, but he never said definitively that BM was leaving. Again it's all speculation until Y&R says anything.
As for those guys that SOD suggested.... that's wishful casting. The truth of the matter is that Sony (which owns Y&R & Days) is looking specifically at 2 men & 2 women from OLTL & AMC. So, the 2 men that have the greatest shot of joining Y&R as a recast of Billy Abbott IF (and I strongly stress IF) Billy Miller doesn't resgin are ... Josh Kelly (Cutter Wenworth OLTL), & Jacob Young. There have been numerous articles about Sony being interested in those 2 men specifically. But again any Billy Abbott recast is just speculation until Y&R says anything, cause they really want Billy Miller to stay.
So, don't give up hope that BM is leaving until Y&R says anything. :) PS~ don't forget that you can write in to show & tell them that you love Billy Miller & want him to stay.
, thank you for your great post! :)