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Kristoff St. John On The Return Of Josh Griffith To Y&R: “His Inspiring Leadership, Focusing On The Core Characters, Will Prevail.”

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While still remaining number one, but being hardest hit in the latest ratings and falling below the 4 million mark in total viewers, as well as showing a decline from the same time last year of over 500,000 total viewers, it was inevitable that a change was going to come to The Young and the Restless.

After the news that Mal Young has departed Y&R as both the series executive producer and head writer, and reports that Josh Griffith is back in as head writer, and Tony Morina taking on the EP duties, (although not officially confirmed by the show), it looks like major changes our afoot to try to regain the glory of this legacy soap opera.

One of its Daytime Emmy-winning veterans, Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) took to social media to let his thoughts be known which echo the sentiments of many a Y&R viewer, stating: “Let’s welcome Josh Griffith back to Y&R! His inspiring leadership, focusing on the core characters, will prevail. The character assassination of Paul (Doug Davidson) was brutal. Raise your voice! Bill Bell Sr. created this legendary show. It is our duty to protect his legacy.”

Y&R has been the gold standard in the genre with 30 years as the top rated show, now let’s see how the creatives re-focus the show, as we hope for beloved core characters utilized more, and intriguing storytelling to keep us on the edge of our seats, and some romance to invest in and root for.

With that said, it’s time for you to sound-off in the comment section below.  Now that their has been a creative change at the top. what would you like to see be the first order of business be to fix the series?  Who should return?  What kind of storylines would you like to see play out?  Who would you like to see exit via some housecleaning, if necessary?

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Judy Burney
Judy Burney

I hope this leads to viewers recognizing the characters. We never got an explanation of what happened to Paul,

Brenda Latner
Brenda Latner

I agree .Bring him back if you don’t want to let him be Police let him be a P I .Paul was a great P I .

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

You’re right. His office just sits there, empty. I read somewhere that Doug Davidson was let go around the same time Eileen Davidson decided to leave, and no explanation as to what happened to Gloria,either.

Dee
Dee

Bring Paul back

Deborah Roszel
Deborah Roszel

I agree with bringing back Paul

Neansai
Neansai

Yes!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Bring Paul back, but without the wife/DA please.

Kevin C
Kevin C

I said in many, many, many times before…IMO it’s been since 2007 that Y&R has felt and sounded like Y&R…I watched the show faithfully from the middle 70’s till 2007 when Kay Alden and the great music staff was let go…I want Y&R to get back to it’s roots of character driven drama with excitement, mystery and suspense along with great develop love stories…I want the direction, editing, writing and the beautiful classic background music return to the show…Currently the show doesn’t feel, look or sound like Y&R that I was in love with for 30 plus years…There is so much history of Y&R from the past to bring to the show…Doug Davidson needs to be brought back along with great story for the character of Paul…I would love to see Jaime Lyn Bauer come back full time to the show along with Janice Lynde and there is Brooks, Leslie’s son who Lorie took care of.I wouldn’t mind if all the Brooks girls return along with Brenda Dixon as Jill, Snapper and Greg…Like other’s have mentioned, I am so tired of this partner swapping and bed hopping with the same old back and forth, it’s very boring and tiring…IMO Bill Bell, Douglas Marland and Agnes Nixon were great story teller’s…or how I miss the great days of soap story telling…I know a lot of people love Ron Carlivati writing which I respect but I don’t care for his type of writing at all…I know a lot of people don’t really care for the Rosales family but I don’t mind them but I agree they were all brought in to fast and the veteran character’s were overlooked…We do need new character’s but like what most of us have said, not at the expense of our veterans actors/actresses character’s…I am actually happy with the return of Josh Griffith and Tony Morina.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I also am a long-time viewer and totally agree that Y&R has been in a tail spin since 2007 when Kay Alden was canned. I don’t know if I want a “total’ revamp to the past where all of the Brooks and Fosters returned. I think bringing Lori Brooks back is a great idea (the show continues to use the “Genoa City Chronicle,” the newspaper helmed by her father. It would be easy to have Brooks return to Genoa City as the head of a media conglomerate that was started with the Chronicle. Lori returned to Genoa City to focus on saving the Chronicle, which she feels a strong sentimental attachment due to her father and which, like most newspapers today, is struggling).

Personally, I think the BIGGEST issue that needs to be addressed (after the immediate return of Paul Williams) is…… Jill. She is the only original character remaining on the show and needs to be a major character appearing frequently. I like Jess Walton very much and respect her desire to slow down. However, if Walton ultimately is unwilling to commit to appearing more, I’d recast the role. Walton is entitled to semi-retire but, equally, the character of Jill is entitled to more than what she has gotten in the past 5 years. Beyond appearing more, the writers need to clean up the “mess” of Jill’s lineage. It is disgrace what has been done to the character. No long-time viewer would ever believe that Liz Foster was NOT Jill’s biological mother. Serious damage was done to the Jill/Kay relationship by making Jill her daughter and then (inanely) making Neil Fenmore (who was roughly the SAME age as Jill) her father.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Barbara, if I had to pick one person from the past to return it would be Jaime Lyn Bauer as Lorie Brooks and good point regarding Genoa City Chronicle…I agree having all the Foster’s and the Brooks is really asking to much and at this point of years later it really wouldn’t make sense but like I mentioned before of having Brooks back, Leslie’s son since Lorie raised him…Barbara, I totally agree regarding Jill and the disgrace/mess they made of having Jill as Kay’s daughter, I couldn’t watch during the years all that was going on along with Sheila being played by Michelle Stafford, what a disgrace and Bill Bell would be shocked of what happened to the once beautiful show he created…Years ago when I was addicted to The Guiding Light when Douglas Marland was writing the show and once Doug left GL one could tell right away and even though there were some good moments (few and far between) Guiding Light was never the same which is the same when Kay Alden left…Kay worked with Bill since the beginning and she knew exactly what Y&R should be…

Sheila Graham
Sheila Graham

Michelle Stafford was Phyllis, not Sheila. That was Kimberlyn Brown.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Sheila, this is what I was referring too…

Sheila Carter is a fictional character from The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the … That same year, Michelle Stafford took over the role, after Sheila had plastic surgery to look like Phyllis Summers.

Benjaman
Benjaman

Off topic question but where has Kristoff been these past weeks (probably a month or longer now.) Is he on vacation so soon after his much heralded return?

Damien
Damien

Welcome back Kristoff!..Neil is a major character and head of the Winters clan, a core genoa city family. Maybe Olivia can pop in or Leslie to keep Neil company. ..
Lets hope Paul, Christine, Lauren, Michael, Jill get love too..
Nina, Avery, Adam would be a bonus too!..
Kerry, Nathan, Tessa can go too
Actually enjoying though the Rosales clan , Anna and her music storyline/ love intrest with Fenn!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Damien, I am also enjoying Anna story with her interest in Fenn too which I failed to mentioned…I also agree regarding Christine, Lauren and Michael…

Damien
Damien

Yes Kevin!..
And like you mentioned above the music from the past is classic y n r! Whenever they show flashbacks and you can hear the vintage music it makes me yearn for that quality. It was indistinguishable! The current music is criminal. I also hope the ptb correct that wrong

Kevin C
Kevin C

Damien, I am so glad that you and other’s understand about what we are saying about the background music, Vintage indeed and I also hope that TPTB will correct the wrong…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Damien, the loud, obnoxious music in the background when the actors are speaking, drives me crazy? My God, don’t these people watch their own stuff, and can’t they see and hear how terrible and annoying this is?

Kevin C
Kevin C

Violet, I respect your comment and opinion but Y&R never had that issue…Days of our Lives now and the past few years has that problem with the loud, obnoxious music which is why I cannot stand watching DOOL anymore…along with Ron C’s writing which I don’t care for…The music at DOOL does not even accent the show or story lines at all where Y&R music was beautiful and matched the story lines that was going on at the time…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Kevin C
I think you misunderstood me. I agree with what you said, but I am saying the recent background music on Y&R is very loud and overpowering. The actual vocal recordings fight with what the actors are saying.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Hi Violet, oh I did misunderstood what you said…Happy New Year

Judith Sekscenski
Judith Sekscenski

Violet, I agree. The music is very distracting. General Hospital is doing the same thing.

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

I too forget to comment on the music which has, over time, so diminished the essential feeling and sensitivity of Young and the Restless. Thank you to whomever it is that consistently reminds us how important that was.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Hi Tani , I am one of the few that is so adamant about the former Y&R background music, so miss it and was such a staple of the show…

su000
su000

Kristoff St. John On The Return Of Josh Griffith To Y&R: “His Inspiring Leadership, Focusing On The Core Characters, Will Prevail.”

No way, we’ve heard that before many times.

It is the YOUNG and the Restless, and Young people have been owning the screen, they have been brought in for a reason, they are Young.

It’s not always what the writers want it’s what is wanted above them the sponsors for just one.
They will stay with all the new young brought in and young family members that will, without doubt, be on our screens.
I’m OK with that.

su000
su000

Sponsors are targeting various demographics, the young, they need a higher demo of the younger it’s about the ad-age
Younger on screen=younger adaunce=desired ad-age.

The sponsors are about the Key Demographic, and without sponsors, there is no soap.

So- yes. The Young will be upfront, the new younger characters were brought in for that purpose.

The vets will be played but more-so as props for the younger their stories.

times change the torch is passed, but the vets will linger.
Victor and Nikki will always be the vet front-runners.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

SuOOO
You are probably right, but I don’t have to like it!

Harry
Harry

suoo. I mean this in the nicest way but oh shut up.

su000
su000

Harry, hi 🙂 how ya doing?
ooops sorry, but the unwanted truth has a sharp edge 🙁
Haven’t you noticed most all upfront are the young, the stories are going to the young.
It’s OK the vets will always be around LOL

Really- just for you I hope your loved vets are upfront, often 🙂

randy spring
randy spring

SO WE WANT TO RAISE THE RATINGS,WELL START WITH BRINGING BACK MICHEAL MUHNEY..
IF YOU ARE BRINGING BACK DOUG DAVIDSON THEN WRITE FOR HIM OR DONT BOTHER BRINGING HIM BACK,,
NEIL NEEDS A NEW STORYLINE,AND ROMANCE ,,,A PAIRING OF NEIL AND TRACY ABBOTT COULD BE VERY INTERESTING,,,IT WOULD ALSO GIVE BETH MAITLAND A STORY OF HER OWN ,GET OVER THE FACTR THAT BETH IS OVER WEIGHT,,AND JUST WRITE FOR THIS AMAZING ACTRESS,,
JILL NEEDS TO BE BACK IBN ENOA CITY AND IF JESS WALTON DOESNT WANT TO WORK THEN RECAST THE CHARACTER SHE IS WAY TO IMPORTANT TO BE OUT OF GENOA CITY,,ALTHOUGH IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BRENDA DICKSON BACK AS JILL COULD MEAN DYNOMITE RATINGS,,
FOR RICH HYSTORY AND TO BRING BACK LONG LONG TIME VIEWERS THE RETURN OF LESLIE AND LORIE BROOKS WOULD HELP INTRODUCE SOME NEW CHARACTERS RELATED TO VERY OLD LONGTIME CHARACTERS,,I MEAN WTH,,IT DOESNT TAKE A GENIOUS TO KNOW FAN FAVES ARE APPRECIATED AND RESPECTED BY THE FANS,,
KEEP LOLAAND ARTURO RAY,,BUT GET RID OF REYS WIFE,,BRING SHARON BACK TO ADAM..NO OTHER COUPLE HAD CHEMISTRY LIKE THEM,,
MIKE LAUREN PHYLIS BILLY VICTORIA ALL NEED NEW DIRECTION,,,NICK NEEDS NEW LIFE THIS DARK HORSE CRAP AINT WORKING,,JACK AND THE NEW SCIENTIST DULL,,,HE NEEDS TO BE WITH PHYLIS,,NIKKI AND VICTOR NEED STORY LINES TO MATCH THERE AGES,,

Kevin C
Kevin C

Randy, I also agree with you on all you said…

Tom
Tom

I liked what Mal Young has brought to YR. I love the entire Rosales family, if only for the fact they dilute the incestuous dating and marriage pool. I mean how many times can multiple couple remarry each other numerous times?

Bart
Bart

Really??

You enjoyed the reduction in vets’ screen time to focus on newbies?

You enjoyed plot-driven “still circling the airport” stories?

You enjoyed the “in your face” appearance of the Rosales family??

That makes one of you!!!

Brenda Latner
Brenda Latner

I say bring the vets back get rid of newbies .If you turn the tv on you don’t recognize the show as Y and R with all the new people .
I do miss Michael ,Kevin and Lauren too.

blake
blake

Amen! The newbies should go and the vets need to be brought back in their place. Get rid of Mal Young’s pets.

Meg Reddekopp
Meg Reddekopp

I want MMs as Adam .And I Do not want TERIAH to part ,my fave of what Sally and Mal wrote.Hope Anthony keeps his wife story ,looking forward to Joshs storie and Daran littles

Mark Y
Mark Y

Huh?

Brenda
Brenda

Bring back Michael M as Adam

blake
blake

Yes to Michael Muhney as Adam again!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Meg. Say what? The only name I recognize is Adam.

Harry
Harry

Ha! Violet. You’re funny.

Meg Reddekopp
Meg Reddekopp

I like all the new ppl ,Dont want them to leave ,

Coco
Coco

I would like to see Billie and Victoria, Nick and Sharon back together. Let the home recker Phyllis be alone and removed from the CEO position, it belongs to the Abbots Jack or Billie.
Remove Tesses, Nate and bring Jill and her husband Collin back. Please please stop with the Nicki drinking storytelling it’s so boring and unconvincing as a drunk.

Brenda
Brenda

I agree but Phyllis could be with Jack only if the Writers let them stay together.

Zeigler
Zeigler

I am sick of business story lines. If the term CEO, COO, marketing strategy comes up once more, I will throw up. Who cares?

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Ziegler
I sure agree with you! We might as well be taking a class in business management or whatever.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

What I would like to see now that we know Sheila is alive is for Lauren to fund out that her arch nemesis is still around (Dumb-dumb Eric Forrester never thought to call Lauren to tell her she didn’t shoot the woman she thought was Sheila) even though the woman who plays her; Kimberlin Brown had tried to run for a political seat (she did lose). Maybe if we could get Kimberlin to come back, we could see this story played out as well as see sheila make trouble on B&B too.

April McKnight
April McKnight

PLEASE Do Away with the Tessa & Mariah Story line . Tessa can go along with Mia . Don’t like neither . Bring Paul back so him & Rey can work together. Love Jordi Vilasuso & want to see him stay and see a Rey & Sharon hookup. Bring the Characters of Adam back & let Michael Muhney resume that role . It would help the show’s ratings and get viewers back . Bring Chelsea, Connor, Kevin back as well

Kevin C
Kevin C

James, I also agree with you…We need excitement, intrigue and mystery back on this once classic soap…

Fancy
Fancy

Absolutely needed.. and of course bring back Paul, Kristoff, Jill, we also need more of Michael, Lauren, Tracey & Thank you Victor is finally back from vacation!!!

blake
blake

I’d love to see Sheila back on Y&R! Lauren needs her old rival back. Those two played so well off of each other.

Mary SFIM
Mary SFIM

This being Christmas Eve, my Christmas wish list would be the following
1. Bring back Paul, and his daughter Heather– and a sane but still slightly off Patty
2. Bring back the character Adam– not the sweet JH version, not the evil to the core version, but the one who had a back bone, who could go toe to toe with Victor– reunite Adam with Sharon
3. Get the real Phyllis and Billy back from GH
4. Bring back Gloria and give Michael and Lauren a real story line
5. Recast Jill
6. Bring back the Chancellors in some form
7. Keep the sets the way they were–now it looks like everyone is acting in a closet, and all the shots are so close up, it is annoying.
8. The following characters need to go Tessa, Nate, Abby’s boyfriend, Mia- but Rey and his sister Lola can stay. Cane has outlived his usefulness
9. If Devon must stay, then at least put him on the back burner for a while or have Tucker come back to claim his share of Chancellor estate– it never made sense Devon to get everything.
10. Have characters act their age– don’t pair Jack with women who could be his daughters– surely there are many beautiful mature women who can fit the bill
11, Never have Nikki go off the wagon or leave Victor again
12. If none any of the above is possible, promise never hire MAB, JFP, Chris Pratt or Mal Young again.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Mary, this is a great wish list. One exception: I would like Jill on more but only with Jess W. Cane has been written into a corner but DG is so beautiful I still enjoy watching him — just give him a decent, non-Lily centric story. Billy isn’t the same without Billy Miller’s ingenious mix of heart and impishness, and ENOUGH Devon! How many big stories does he need to smirk his way through? And Mia? She needs to go the way of the Dodo bird. Ditto Jack’s new, charmless ice queen. I’d rather have Patty Williams!

Harry
Harry

Soaphound, I also love Jess Walton but I think Mary suggests the character should be recast because the actress has indicated she wants to go into semi retirement.

Ron
Ron

If it was a truly great story for Jess Walton, she would stay. I’ve said it repeatedly: write the character of Jill Foster into a new Katherine Chancellor and let history repeat itself. Put Jill in the Chancellor estate and have history do to her what Jill did to Kay back in the 70s– steal her husband, become a tired old drunk and catfight with some new twenty-something till this new Jill/Kay kills off her husband and the fighting continues… how splendid it would be for a new generation of viewers to taste the skillful storytelling arcs of Bill Bell and Kay Alden. And, as several others have noted in other posts: BRING BACK THE LEGACY BACKGROUND MUSIC to this show!

Kevin C
Kevin C

THANKS Ron, I agree with you 100% about the character of Jill…and THANK YOU for the comment re:the music…

Kevin C
Kevin C

Mary SFIM, very well said on all you mentioned…THANK YOU

Timmm
Timmm

Good stuff!

Greg
Greg

Bring back Doug Davidson. His “recurring” status is a travesty to long time viewers.

Cathy
Cathy

Bring back Paul and get rid of new cop and the one who plays his wife….they add nothing but negativity to show.

robert
robert

I hope Josh brings more balance to the show. I don’t mind new characters,but Mal got carried away and brought in too many and centered the show around them. I think the new regime should give the core cast more story than Mal did and a little less Rosales

rebecca kincaid
rebecca kincaid

I am so happy CBS finally woke up!! Mal totally disregarded the history and the core of this show. The new actors are talented, but have no purpose on this soap! LOVE Lola, but the rest of the Morales family should go on back to Miami! Doug Davison was treated shamefully!! His character was made to look weak and useless. I would like to see he, Ashley, Victor, Neil, Lily and even Hilary come back.

Barb
Barb

Bring back Paul (Doug Davidson) get rid of Rey and wife Mia. They are horrible.

Linda
Linda

I have noticed that the lighting is not as good as it used to be.

Patrick
Patrick

A wish list of Michael Muhney
A Happy New Year Salute to; Michael Muhney

A “resurge” unlike no one’s ever

BOLD in your face TIME and TIME again; have fans sung… @CBS / Sony / Y&R … WITH the current cast you have… save for bringing back Doug Davidson… you are not even at par AND thats’ – WITH – good writing

even Steve Burton is not in the same caliber… to fully ignite

that belongs Michael Muhney

DANCE

Brenda
Brenda

Bring back Michael Muhney Chelsea and Conner as a family

blake
blake

Yes to Michael Muhney as Adam again!

Carola Martino
Carola Martino

What happened to Paul, to Kevin, to Chloe, to Hillary, to Chelsea, to Adam, to Victor? How can you change and rewrite history? It is a betrayal of the long time fans.

Brenda
Brenda

I agree bring them back.

Barbara Huang
Barbara Huang

Why did they get rid of so many of my favs, Neil, Lily, Victor, Paul. Bring’em back. Please. BTW. I’ve been watching since about 1978.

Jimmy
Jimmy

The same thing has been said about every writing regime change this show has seen in the last several years. Mal started out by writing for the core characters, but has since divulged into the creative mess that Y&R is currently in. This is the inherent problem with having one person be in total creative control of a show as both head writer and EP. Remember how terrible the Lynn Marie Latham and Maria Arena Bell days were?

My hope is that characters like Paul, Neil, Michael, Lauren and Jill are featured more prominently, that Adam, Chelsea and Noah can return, and that several of the newbies like Tessa, Nate, Mia and Kerry are written out. The rest of the Rosales clan has grown on me, and it’s nice to have another core family.

But on the topic of core families, the Chancellors have been decimated. Bring back Tucker and Brock, Katherine’s only children, and have them fight for control of the company and Chancellor legacy with Jill and Cane. And keep Mackenzie around too, without J.T. tying her down I’m sure they can come up with a compelling story for her.

Pjc
Pjc

Wait a second?! We, the fans have been very vocal ALL OVER THE PLACE! I’m sorry, it’s mostly.the writers of the blogs, Like this one that didn’t scream as loud as we were! From puff pieces with Mal to no true constant uproar from any in the media about the writing or characters being let go OR EVEN calling people out for just being bad!

We, the fans, have been loud aBout our dislike for a things Mal.

Where was Kristoff n many other stars ?

Patrick
Patrick

Yeah, i’m still not over Eileen Davidson

here ye, here ye… as she shared with Michael Fairman… she wants it known… that had she had the opportunity to have worked more “intimately” as co stars.. she wanted; I very much saw the chemistry with Neil Winters… heck even his chemistry with MTS Nikki is their.. star wattage power play time !

I loved the short time she had on screen with Neil way back a when it was so good. Kristoff has acting chops… so why not just pull the cencorship crapola plug and pair him with the return of ED and/or MTS. OR MAN UP with Cajones and bring back Victoria Rowell

bring back Victoria Rowell.. Ms Dynasty money bag 2 billion cache

Bring back the uber hottie who acts circles in and around would own the show Michael Muhney

Dixie Roberts
Dixie Roberts

Mia and Rey need to leave. Arturo is no a good fit for Abby. Kerri is boring. I miss the old characters. Let JT rerun so the girls won’t be charged with murder and then he should leave town. It’s so messed up right now. Good luck to you. It will be hard to fix this show. Give us back our Y R family. Kyle and Lola boring. Every couple is boring. Except for Niktor. ❤️

Harry
Harry

I don’t think the character of Kerry needs to go but she needs to be recast. The actress is about 38 years younger than Peter Bergman and you can tell he feels uncomfortable in their romantic scenes. Bergman deserves better. Plus, the actress is not very good–she’s about as exciting as a tree trunk. Also, the scenes with the two new characters, Rey and Mia are horrifically dull. We don’t know these two characters and their history transpired off camera. The actor who plays Rey is fine but the actress who plays Mia is just atrocious. She cannot act her way out of a make up brush and she has a way of holding her little arms and hands like Tyrannosaurus Rex as she roars around trying to social climb.

Charles
Charles

Mal Young ‘s results were a total waste of talent. , the real villain is of course SONY which owns Y&R, money ruins everything and everyone….Y&R is trying to hard to conform to PC. the onslaught of the new family of Morales is /has been a disaster, we go from Nikki’s boy-toy, to construction magnate, just throw in his brother , who happens to be a cop, how did he get the job?? Did Paul W. go on vacation???we were never told?? The fanfare for Neil Wintersreturnand sudden disappearance, this is another disaster, Lily ‘s absence, well prison , this is unbelievable garbage, thank you Mal Young. The show USA disaster, Phyllis as the CEO of Jabot??? The canvas is littered with people with nothing to do, and bringing in new people who are boring, Nate- over the top, get rid of him!!!!!!, the unforgettable head chemist at Jabot, Jacks new love interest????She i has nothing to say worth rembering, the writers have hinted at a past, but I have no clue, losing interest in her character fast…Solve the JT drama already!!!!!! We all know he didn’t die or died from the heart related problem he was hiding from everyone. The only thing that makes me happy is Jess Walton appearance as Jill…Since the passing of Jeanne Cooper, Katherine Chancellor, the show will never, never have the magic it had, because she was the show , from the beginning, people, it was built around her , I watched the first episode, I know.. the failed attempts at family history by the writers, associations to keep people connected , her sons, both gone written off the canvas, her grandson , granddaughter, her spouse , affair, Jill , her son , his son , his death , connections, are /were important but , now unforgettable. I only watch live when the promos says that someone or something is going to be revealed. Good luck this year, I can’t imagine it getting worse….. at the same time it’s number One ,1, for 30 years in Daytime …. fix it fast !!!!!

Kevin C
Kevin C

Very well said Charles and I will say it again, it’s a total DISGRACE of what has happened to this once classic show…

Sharon Souliere
Sharon Souliere

Am absolutely thrilled that Mal Young is gone. Core families and beloved characters keep viewers invested in the show. First order of business…bring back Paul Davidson!! Everyone misses him. Bring back Gloria too..and others that were made to exit. Happy days are here again!

Fiona
Fiona

Please bring Doug Davidson back

Fiona
Fiona

Bring back Noah back

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Fiona
Poor Noah, no woman seems to want him. Don’t know if it’s the actor or the writing, or lack there of.

SDM
SDM

Bring back Paul Williams and Hiliary Curtis. Its too bad Ashley left as well.

Alan
Alan

The first thing I would like is Kay Alden and John Smith brought back as headwriters…

Kevin C
Kevin C

Alan I would love to see Kay Alden and John Smith return…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

They are still at Plymouth Rock. Sorry, very bad joke!

Mary Lively
Mary Lively

Bring back Doug Davidson please.Also Eileen Davidson
Ashley

Harry
Harry

It’s positvely bizzare that no one mentions Paul. Today Christine and Rey discussed
JT’ s murder investigation in the police station,and his name didn’t come up once . Even his wife seems to have forgotten about him. It is as if he never existed. This is just weird. I hope they offer a viable existence as to where he’s been all this this time.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Harry, I thought the same thing…It’s a disgrace what they did to Doug Davidson and I hope now since Mal Young is gone that we see Doug back with a great story…

Sis Leid
Sis Leid

Think they should bring Paul back. Let Fen go. Let Reid go. Give Lily early release. Get Sharon a new man (not married) and Victoria needs a guy too. Perhaps Dr Ned as he is a hunk who is under used. Need woman soon to date Devon. Tessa is bad news and I am suspicious of new chemist. Hope cop finds real driver who hit Nicky. I don’t think it was Reid.

Carolyn Brannan
Carolyn Brannan

Bring back Paul

Carolyn Brannan
Carolyn Brannan

Please bring back Paul and the actors who have been on Y/R for years..

Donna Brown
Donna Brown

Sharon and Nick together. Not phyllis and Nick.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Agree Donna but if not I actually like the chemistry between Rey and Sharon.

Patrick
Patrick

shoot , it’s – ALWAYS – angst time when any show gets a new head writer AND executive producer. I LIKE Jordi Vilasuso. like him. @DAYS gave him a raw deal… ARGH ! Now… he may be given the heave ho @Y&R. just saying… he has a lot of appeal… and his acting lends support. I HOPE his chemistry with Sharon is given that much more time

D. Z.
D. Z.

It’s about time the show is starting to come back. Can now enjoy like I used to. Hurray for getting rid of Mal.

Marcy
Marcy

I would like Lilly to come home. Paul to return as chief of police, Adam did not die, and Christine to have some kind of disease since she is hardly there and is not a character anyone would miss. And please booboo more Nick and Sharon for a few years. Please give Sharon a husband for longer than 10 minutes.

Marcy
Marcy

I hate autocorrect, not booboo supposed to be noooooooo

Lea Kinsley
Lea Kinsley

One thing that I’ve always wanted to see is someone with a physical disability. Show the struggles and triumphs. The only character I can ever think of is Hope Adams Newman. This would affect a large audience that has never been considered. Maybe even draw in a new audience.

Harry
Harry

Lea, way back in the day (I think it was the early to mid 80s) John Abbott had a secretary with a physical disability. She walked with a cane and a limp. She had a huge crush on Jack and I think he kind of broke her heart.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Harry I think I know who you were referring to…Wasn’t it Lynn who was Paul’s secretary and she had a crush on Paul??? I just looked it up, that is correct, Lynne was played by Laura Bryan-Birn and she had a crush on Paul…Laura’s father also worked at Y&R behind the scenes…

Harry
Harry

Thank you, Kevin. That’s right. Thank you for the correction.

Ron
Ron

I mentioned it earlier. John Abbott did have a secretary with cane and limp. And she adored Jack.

Kevin C
Kevin C

You are more than welcome Harry…I actually cannot remember a lot of things that has happened in the past with the show, so long ago plus a lot happened, lol…Happy New Year Harry.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Kevin C and Harry
You are both right. Lynne was Paul’s secretary, but the actress Christopher Templeton, who had Polio as a child played Carole Robins, Jack’s secretary.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Violet, YES that is correct and totally forgot and got them confused…Sorry Harry, my bad..THANKS to Ron and Violet…

Shay
Shay

@Harry and Kevin C….The Y&R character to whom you were actually referring was Carol Robbins (Evans)…and she was played by real-life polio survivor, the late Christopher Templeton. Sadly, this lovely actress passed away in 2011, but I still fondly remember her and that unrequited torch she carried for Jack Abbott (then the unforgettable and incomparable Terry Lester!) Quite frankly, I’m glad I have such wonderful memories of this soap, because its obvious from reading the comments here that the show has now gone the same way as GH….downhill and fast!!

Harry
Harry

Shay, thank you. Carol! Now I remember. Terry Lester was fabulous as “Ole Smiling Jack.” I did not know the actress passed away. Yes, Y&R seems to have thrown out its soul and its character. Let’s hope the aforementioned is in the recycling bin.

Shay
Shay

You are quite welcome, Harry! Isn’t it strange how soaps and their characters past remain in our collective conscience as if they only happened yesterday??? That’s a true indication of how fine these programs once were…as they left an indelible impression! I somehow think such will not be the case in reference to the current crop of shows and their truly indispensable players….here today, gone tomorrow and out of sight, out of mind! In terms of Terry Lester’s bad boy roue’ version of Jack. it will always be the one for me….he was simply magnificent in that role! At any rate, best wishes for a happy and healthy new year full of your trademark good humor!

Kevin C
Kevin C

THANKS Shay and again apologies to Harry…see I told you my memory isn’t nothing like it use to be…But I always say now, PLEASE refresh my memory…The wonderful days of Y&R have been gone for such a long time…

Shay
Shay

Oh, you are very welcome, Kevin! I think the fact that I haven’t watched either B&B or Y&R in years makes my recollections of their past much more clear…no recent messes to clutter up my mind! Lol. Needless to add, both soaps were superb in their heydays, and as I mentioned to Harry, the fact that so many of the characters and storylines remain indelibly etched in my memory just goes to show how fantastic they really were! In terms of Christopher Templeton, I forget to add that she had the most beautiful, expressive eyes…they spoke volumes without saying a word, and that was especially obvious when Carol longingly gazed at the clueless Jack….it was quite simply heartbreaking!

Kevin C
Kevin C

THANKS again Shay…LOL regarding no recent messes to clutter up the mind, LOL…and YES, both soaps were superb in their heydays…

Ron
Ron

And don’t forget Sharon’s mom (was it Doris?) who was wheelchair bound. What happened to her character?

Was John’s secretary named Carol?

Harry
Harry

Thank you, Ron. Whatever happened to Sharon’s mother?

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I remember when Sharon, with Adam’s help, escaped from jail, and she took off, landing up with that Vet. When she was brought back, Doris, her mom, whom she was always so close to, came to see her, and saying terrible things to and about her daughter doing such bad things, etc.

Kevin C
Kevin C

That is correct Ron, Doris was Sharon’s mother…

Neansai
Neansai

Hated what Mal Young did to the show. Bring back Doug Davidson and don’t let Hunter King back..she is terrible.

DTT
DTT

Bring back Paul, Adam, Ashley, Hillary, JT, etc. Fix all this mess soon! The storylines are awful. The parts of Rey and Arturo along with Mia need to go. Lola is ok. Leave Summer far away. Abby is awful. Do not allow her to laugh one more time. Cane can go.

Loopy
Loopy

Bring back the regulars that have been fired and/or chose to leave because of bad writing and leadership. Get rid of that Rosales family, at least the men. Lola is ok.

Felicia
Felicia

I’m tired of seeing sharon every day with that stupid stare. She needs to go because her character played out

Harry
Harry

Sharon is golden! She stays.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Agree 100%…I love Sharon Case

Alanna
Alanna

To Whom it may Concern,

Very happy that Mal Young isnt with Young and the Restless he did a bad job with the storylines. I would like to see all the actors that left come back like Doug Davidson and the actresses that played Ashley Abbott and Hilary. These actors were incrediable and make the show exciting. I am a big fan for over 40 years.

Ps. The JT storyline needs to end soon it has been ongoing for two long.

Loopy
Loopy

I agree with the JT story. It’s ridiculous. I think he woke up in that hole and dug his way out. That’s the only explanation for his body not being there. They need to end it now. Get on with it.

I also agree re: Hunter King as I read on someone’s comment. She has never added anything to the show and she’s a bad actress. I can’t stand Rey Rosales’ voice, Mia is just very unattractive and Arturo does not add anything to the show. Those 3 need to go

Jane Kirkner
Jane Kirkner

Bring Paul back. They should have never taken him out.

Patrick
Patrick

ALONG with the return of Doug Davidson : why not bring back the pair of solid

Det Mark Harding ; played by the uber hotted out Chris McKenna

just saying… you want stimuli

pair of

Brenda Latner
Brenda Latner

We love Adam !Bring back Adam ,Chelsea ,Conner let them be a happy family .They had so much chemistry.
Put Sharon and Nick back together.Let them be a happy family with their children .Stop the bed hopping with Nick running to Phyllis.Let them stay together as a example of family like Adam ,Chelsea and Conner .
Let Sharons bipolar stay under control.
Hilary and the baby was a tragic death if you could some how fix that and bring her back to Devon and make a happy ending for them .
Get rid of some of the new untalented Acters bring Paul back Jill,Gloria and Neil .
Jack and Phyllis was a good love story Jack deserves someone to love .Hes been in love with Phyllis forever when they were together they were great .But then that got messed up .Stop the bed hopping give us good family’s that love each other .
Ashley leaving the way she did and what happened to the Abbott family was tragic to watch .
Billy with Phyllis no chemistry and sleeping with Summer uhhh .
Put him back with Victoria and his family where he belongs .
Let the family’s be happy .
Victor is Victor so we are used to not knowing what he will do but there can be some happiness on the show .
Nikki needs to recover she’s a big part of the show .
Finish up the J T story it’s been drug out long enough.
If you could find a way the lady’s not go to jail that would be great .
After all Nikki was defending her daughter.They should have just called the Police it would have been self defence but to bury him was wrong and why the write done that I still don’t get .
Please fix the soap we’ve been loving for years but are loosing interest in Thank you .
Could you finish the Delia story line we all know Adam did not hit Delia he stopped to not hit the dog.Finish story lines without moving on so quick .We want to know the end what really happened.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Brenda
Everything you said is all good, and makes perfect sense, IF, you want to see the show come to a happy ending, which we would have, if everything you described happened. There would not be any more show, with everything all tied up nice and tidy. Be careful what you wish for!

Brenda
Brenda

Bring back Michael Muhney as Adam ,Chelsea and Conner

Momo
Momo

Sounds like Kristoff was not a fan of Mal?

I do hope Rey will leave.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Mono
Ray’s not so bad, but his pain in the butt, obnoxious wife is another story. Talk about a pushy broad, with lack of brains and refinement. She is the whole enchilada!

Momo
Momo

She doesn’t wait to be asked, does she? LOL

Harry
Harry

As I said before, Mia reminds me of Tyranasoyrous Rex roaring around Genoa City chasing down men and members of the elite society.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Harry
So funny.I can picture her just as you described.

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Broadway Legend Carol Channing Dies At 97; B&B Remembers Her Time On The Soap

The beloved and iconic star Carol Channing has passed away at age 97.  Best known for her performance as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly, the Tony Award-winning actress also picked up a Golden Globe for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was nominated for an Academy Award for it as well, throughout her enduring career.

Reports on Tuesday detail that Channing died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, of natural causes.

While Channing did so much in her illustrious career, she also appeared as herself back in 1993 on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.  That’s when the Forresters staged a celebrity-filled fashion show with plenty of glitz.

In a tweet with a photo of B&B’s enduring star, John McCook (Eric Forrester) pictured with Channing, the daytime drama shared: “All of us at mourn the loss of our friend, the legendary star, . She was a true original and there will never be anyone like her. Ms. Channing appeared as herself on B&B in 1993. May she rest in peace.”

Channing’s performance as a diamond-loving showgirl, Lorelei Lee, in the Broadway musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes back in 1949 made her a star.  Marilyn Monroe would play the role in the film adaptation.

Later in her TV career, she appeared on numerous shows including: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, The Love Boat, Touched by an Angel and several game shows, to name just a few.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Carol Channing via the comment section below.

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Who Will Be Ryan’s Next Victim On General Hospital?

Here;s what we know .. on Monday’s episode of ABC;s General Hospital, Ryan added CarSon, Sonny and Carly, to his hit list of victims.  He wants them out of the the way so Ava can take Avery and leave Port Charles with him and never look back.

Meanwhile, Carly is definitely a threat to figuring out that Kevin is Ryan, given her unrelenting quest and her days at Ferncliff.

Elsewhere, Franco is up to trying to figure out why “Kevin” suddenly dumped him as a patient, and if anyone can come across the lock box in “Kevin’s” office and open it up, therein lies clue to the serial killer’s movesand victims.

But will Port Charles continue to think that “Kevin” is having some sort of breakdown over the anniversary of his twin brother, Ryan’s “death” and heinous killing spree years ago? Will anyone figure out the real Kevin is locked up in a straight-jacket at Ferncliff?

Check out this week’s promo for GH below, and then let us know; who you think will truly be Ryan’s next victim, or will he finally be caught?  And, what have you thought of the performances of Jon Lindstrom in this storyline? Comment below.

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David Canary’s Daughter Raises Question If Repeated Head Traumas From His Football Past Contributed To AMC Star’s Condition Before His Death

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that is now widely known to be the outcome of repeated head traumas, concussions and more for many NFL athletes, Pro Wrestlers, hockey players and more   It has caused mental illness, severe behavioral changes and more in younger athletes to even old-timers, many who suffer unaware what is happening to them. Some athletes who have committed suicide have been later to have been diagnosed with CTE when their brains were donated to research.

Kate Canary, the daughter of All My Children’s beloved and late, David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler), is a contributing writer to the New York Daily News, and she wrote a heartfelt, and thought-provoking article, on just what happened to this icon, who died in 2015 at the age of 77  with his formal diagnosis being Alzheimer’s disease.

However, David’s earlier football past as a high school and college football player could very well been the reason why he suffered so many years before, and as Kate related here in these excerpts: “But this diagnosis came after years of suffering with Dad’s cognitive decline, and arguably decades of signs. Without exposing the most excruciating details of a disease that could extinguish the most vibrant of men, I can confess that his case was anything but typical.  We lost him in fits and starts, over and over, for roughly seven years leading up to his final breath. Begrudgingly, we learned to lie to him — ‘entering his world,’ as my brother Chris so delicately deemed it — to skirt the contradictory truths that would trigger his outbursts, which left physical scars on objects, on himself, and on others. We knew many families who had faced Alzheimer’s, yet we were the only ones uttering the comparison ‘Jekyll and Hyde.  Those closest to Dad witnessed firsthand the erratic, delusional and at times explosive episodes that characterized his particular case, which we tried attributing to an overactive imagination in a broken brain. But as more information emerges about CTE and the nature of its symptoms — the violent mood swings, the lapses in judgment, the hours-long hallucinations, the paranoid delusions — we are left with more questions than answers, more regret than relief.”

Kate goes on to state the facts that David Canary suffered at least four major concussions as a lineman in his high school and college football playing days between the ages of 16 and 22, (she also relates that those are the ones he remembered).  She also notes the multi-Daytime Emmy winning star has experienced cognitive difficulties decades before his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and that there was no genetic lineage that the family knew of that would you would often find with Alzheimer’s patients.  She also noted that David’s volatility was unusual for a patient suffering from this disease, which leads us all back to CTE.

In the end a loving daughter asks the questions, “Did football kill my father?”  Kate was on the verge of looking into a way to donate David’s brain to science, but sadly he passed away eight weeks later in November of 2015.

The upshot is that when mothers and fathers allow their kids to play football or other-related sports at an early age were concussions are a possibly or involved, think again, you could be changing the course of their lives forever.

So, what did you think of what Kate shared about David Canary’s mental health and condition?  It would seem CTE could have been the root cause of what befell this giant of a man in the daytime soap world. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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