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Former CBS Daytime On-Air Promo Director, Susan Banks, Joins the Writing Team of The Young and the Restless

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There is a new writer in Genoa City with word today from former Executive Producer & Executive in Charge of Production, CBS and former CBS Daytime On-Air Promo Director, Susan Banks.

Banks, who most recently was an executive producer at TV One, is now back with a show that she knows and loves, The Young and the Restless.

In a message via her social media, Susan shared her first script on the number one daytime drama airs tomorrow.

Susan expressed in her announcement:  “I am so excited to announce that my first script for The Young and the Restless airs on Monday, March 1, 2021.  Writing for the show is a thrilling ride that challenges my creative juices every week.   Bill and Lee Bell are icons of the television industry whose love, mentorship and support I have always cherished. It is an honor to be a part of their soap family and the legacy that has continued for almost 48 years. What a delight to return home to work with the amazing cast and characters of one of the greatest, never-ending stories ever told.  The drama, rich with passion, intrigue, mystery and romance has captivated the hearts of many through the years.  I hope you, too, will share the magic and tune in to see my opening credit on my premiere episode. Who knows…you might even get hooked!  Thanks for your loving support…”

The latest addition to the writing staff, Susan was previously at CBS from 1993 to 2003 before exiting for other TV opportunities including her time with TV One in the mid 2000’s.

So, intrigued to know Banks, who has knowledge of the history of Y&R, is on board the scribe team? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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lis

Congratulations and a long overdue addition to the writing team.

Momo
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Momo

Susan Banks? Isn’t she in prison in Salem having switched places with Kristen? And now she’s writing for Y&R! You go girl!

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

LOL

Alvin Gilchrist
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Alvin Gilchrist

I got a feeling Susan Banks has been hired to eventually replace Josh Griffith as the show’s head writer. I hope so.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Let’s hope so; it’ll be nice to have a FEMALE head writer at this soap again, especially one of colour.

Yvonne Leonard
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Yvonne Leonard

Great that someone will help revive the show. The writing and storytelling is horrible.

joe
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joe

ummm, her writing experience is minimal, at best. Coins for Love, Second Sight, Fear Files, the Flight Night Files? When did she work under Bill Bell? I dont see that on her resume. No joy over this one.

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

Hmmm, this is interesting news. Normally I look at the credits at the beginning of the show but I didn’t see that on Monday. I guess time will tell how well she does.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I’m not sure if the response is “Great News!” or “Here we go again.” On the one hand, no one can dispute that Y&R is in lousy shape and desperately needs improved writing. Banks could be exactly what is needed. On the other hand, Y&R has been sub-par for 15 years. During that time, we’ve seen a parade of writers and executive producers, who when their employment was announced where trumpeted as being the saviors the show needed. Instead, the new additions often were worse than their predecessors — bringing poorly written and poorly cast new characters (Cane, Dylan, Lola,… Read more »

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‘Jeopardy’ EP Mike Richards In Advanced Negotiations To Replace Alex Trebek as Permanent Host

After all the trial host runs, replacing the irreplaceable and late game show host icon, Alex Trebek, it looks like Mike Richards, the current executive producer of the syndicated series is very, very close to finalizing a deal to become Trebek’s permanent replacement.

According to Variety who broke the news yesterday, Richards is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent on-air host following Trebek’s 36-year-run.

Richards has been a game host throughout his TV career as well, when he hosted Divided and The Pyramid for Sony Pictures’ GSN network.  As an EP, Richards previously led The Price is Right and on the celebrity edition special of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

 

May people have been guest hosts and been given a trial run to host the popular game show series since Trebek’s passing including: Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ken Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, LeVar Burton, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Aaron Rodgers  and more.

So, if a deal can be reached, how do you feel about frontrunner Richards as Jeopardy’s new host? Comment below.

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Daniel Goddard & Bryton James To Host, Meet, Match, Connect with Other Soap Fans Event On Their ‘Dysko’ App Along with More Y&R Stars

Longtime friends and former castmates, Daniel Goddard (Ex-Cane, Y&R) and Bryton James (Devon, Y&R) who recently formed a business partnership and are the creators and cop-founders of the new social networking app, Dysko, are holding a virtual event to connect soap fans!

Now is your chance to join Bryton and Daniel along with many familiar faces from Y&R next Sunday August 15th starting at 7 PM EST/4 PM PT, when they host the first Augmented Reality Fan Event hosted via Dysko,

Scheduled to join Bryton and Daniel are Y&R fan favorites: Tracey Bregman, Doug Davidson, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan, Melissa Ordway, Brytni Sarpy, Michelle Stafford and many more.

The event is free. To attend, download the Dysko app and sign up for an account prior to the event, so you can connect with other fans from around the world.  For more on Dysko click here.

So, will you be checking out the app and hanging with some of your faves from Genoa City next weekend, virtually? Let us know in the comment section.  But first, check out a little more about the Dysko app in the video below.

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Guiding Light Alum, Michelle Forbes, Lands Key Role in Upcoming Season of ‘New Amsterdam’

She made her mark as Sonia/Solita on Guiding Light and has turned her career into a major primetime and film success.  Now comes word that the talented Michelle Forbes is set to appear on the new season of NBC’s drama, New Amsterdam.

According to TV Line, Forbes will join the cast for the fourth season in the recurring role of Dr. Veronica Fuentes. The character is said to be ‘a calm, poised and fearless fixer who is brought in to reconstruct the failing hospital.”

However, the outlet reports that Forbes’ Dr. Fuentes’ first order of business on her way to reversing New Amsterdam’s declining numbers will be to “wipe clean the inept board.”

Forbes was most recently seen on ABC’s Big Sky and had notable roles in True Blood and The Killings.

The new season of New Amsterdam premieres on Tuesday, September 21st  at 10 pm. EST.

So, looking forward to seeing Michelle in her new role on primtime? Comment below.

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