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REPORT: Jill Farren Phelps OUT as Executive Producer At The Young and the Restless!

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Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto

Tuesday night numerous reports and items have surfaced on the Internet that Jill Farren Phelps has been fired from her position as EP of the number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

Daytime Confidential, who first hinted at the behind the scenes shake up in a blind item back in May, now reports they have heard through multiple sources that Phelps is out at the long-running CBS Daytime Drama.

They also hint that they have been hearing Phelps days may have been numbered with the soap opera since British soap producer, Mal Young came aboard the show as Supervising Producer.

In addition, Highlight Hollywood’s Tommy Lightfoot Garrett, who has been a longtime friend of the legendary Bell family (creators, Y&R), posted an item that he has heard that Phelps is now gone from Y&R.

Thus far, there has been no official statement issued, or any confirmation, by the show on Phelps.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story …

So if the reports hold true, what are your thoughts onJill Farren Phelps being ousted from her position at Y&R?  What do you think the restructuring at the top will look like at the soap without Phelps?  Chuck Pratt Jr, does currently hold the title of executive producer and head writer, but will that remain? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Heteroflexible
Heteroflexible

There will be dancing in the streets!

su0000
su0000

Heteroflexible.
That is harsh .. The woman has lost her livelihood and all she has done has been for the soaps..Seems her life has been dedicated to the soaps.
I have not cared for all her stories or at times the way she took a soap, but JFP is one of the remaining last of the vets. Give her due respect.
It is nothing to whoopie over, no one losing their job is a good thing.

I knew when ” Mal Young came aboard the show as Supervising Producer” that either Pratt or Jill was about to be let go.
I believed it would be Pratt, I was wrong.

I doubt Y&R will hire anyone on to replace JFP, Mal already has her job.

Looking forward to the upcoming changes.

Timmm
Timmm

su0000, your best post ever!

Marcus
Marcus

Sorry, but I have to disagree. Sometimes a person losing there job is a very good thing, which is absolutely the case here. JFP should have been booted out of daytime YEARS ago! She has ruined so many shows it’s astonishing to me that people keep hiring her. She did on Y&R she does on every show – gets rid of legacy characters to make room for her certain little circle of friends. She completely ignores a shows history and often totally rewrites it thereby ruining certain characters and destroying a shows foundation. She has made Y&R so unrecognizable that I can’t bear to watch. All I can say is HALLELUJAH!!!!!

kathy
kathy

I also heard but it’s not confirmed, that Pratt is also out.

clh
clh

She has destroyed every soap she has been on. She may have dedicated her life to it, but she’s not good at it and she is more concerned with hiring her friends than putting out good stories, always has been.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Su0000 go back and read how she worked with her writers ..intimidation.,firings..what goes around comes around and karma is always looking for boody cheeks to lash onto..JMO

Timmm
Timmm

Johnny Lee, “Pickin up Strangers”.

harry
harry

Jim, you can say that again.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Is there more than one Su? The writing and tone is different. And since when has “Su” cared about vets? Interesting…

Judy
Judy

Yeah!!!

Charday
Charday

Yes, AJ, Jason, or any new Quartermaine!

Ashley
Ashley

He would be a great Dillon!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Certainly would be better in the role of Dillon than he would be as Jason… of course its the latter that they’re recasting. Supposedly to be seen in August.

Sally O
Sally O

Thank you Jill Farren Phelps for running off Billy Miller from Y&R right into the arms of GH. This woman is a horror show. She screwed Miller, then tired to get him back. He told her to pound sand and is joining GH, along with Michelle Stafford. This is just great. GH rules and Y&R sinks.

Jill Farren Phelps is a the true soap killer.

layla
layla

Your right about Jill Phelps. All of us Y&R watchers do not like her. But… Because a lot of us have been watching y&r since we were kids, were not going anywhere. Y&R has been and will always be the #1 Soap Opera every year!

rocky83
rocky83

Stopped watching this disaster months ago. Good Luck to her successor , they have an epic chore ahead if them!

Max
Max

lol,,, at least she left without killing a main character off. I think Y&R should count their blessings.. Can never forgive for killing off FF on AW.

Justin
Justin

Max you’re right, Y&R fans lucked out. I’m still not over losing Alan Quartermaine, well and almost the entire Quartermaine Family, because of Jill.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Amen!! Now that was a brutal killing!!

Mark Y
Mark Y

FF?

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Boy, the “suits'” love playing this merry-go-ring game, don’t they? Where is she headed next–GH? NOT!!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Nancy…E-X-A-C-T-L-Y!!!!! I don’t think that ABC/Disney would be dumb enough to let that woman come back to GH. N-o-p-e.

Have a good one, Nancy.

Susan
Susan

Jasam belongs together. Not Liaison.

clh
clh

I think Days is the only soap she hasn’t crippled.

JulieW
JulieW

You can blame Jill Farren Phelps for this mess Y&R fans! She’s the one who ran off Billy Miller. Now she can watch her beloved Stevie Burton all of the time since he’s her one and only. Y&R is a train wreck while GH is on the upswing.

Love it!

Lexie
Lexie

Good riddance to one of the most despised tyrants in daytime history. Her lifetime of soulless backstabbing and hideous arrogance gets the public humiliation she deserves. Fly away on your broom.

jaybird369
jaybird369

RIGHT ON, LEXIE!!!!! VERY, VERY WELL SAID!!!!!

Lori
Lori

she should have been out when she screwed Michael Muhney over…

k/kay
k/kay

Just watched today’s episode just to see the mess for my own eyes! My gosh she has gutted the sets the writing for the characters it’s like they all had lobotomies . I do not see anyone salvaging this show Pratt has to go too and beg Kay Alden to take HW duties! Very sad!

Heteroflexible
Heteroflexible

Chuck Pratt should go next. Anyone who argues that Pratt has to write this way to keep stories fast paced for today’s audience should check out old episodes of Y&R on YouTube. The soaps were actually very fast paced in the late 80s and early 90s. Storylines moved by very quickly and each day the story advanced with some interesting development. Now the stories just repeat every story beat over and over till the story ends. There is no buildup or nuance or anything interesting that advances the story. We just get reminded that Adam is being framed over and over and over and over. The story doesn’t grow or take turns or weave in other characters. Shocking events happen to characters, for example, almost everyone has been run over or had a car accident the past year, lol. But there are no shocking twists that build up any kind of romance or mystery. People just fall into love in one episode and the relationships have no romance or arc. I think Pratt is one of the worst writers in the history of daytime. And I think Phelps has allowed him to poison the roots of the show. You have to give credit to the actors who just make this dreadful material come alive. Losing Kelly Sullivan was one of the final blows for me in another story that repeats the same beat. Sharon has Christian and nodody knows, repeat 500 times till the story ends. That is not telling a story. For me my heart is not in watching this material and unlike a lot of posters who say they give up and still post. I truly have given up in the weeks since Kelly has been gone. The show is an embarrassment. I read that they paid Pratt so much money that he had to be given an EP credit to justify all that money. When I was in high school, I could have written better scripts for this show. Should that awful writing be rewarded by one of the highest salaries in the history of daytime?

Timmm
Timmm

And Michael Baldwin, they dropped his cancer story like a hot potato!

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

I think Michael having cancer was to get rid of Christian Leblance but with fan backlash they changed the storyline. You can tell when a story line has been changed around all of a sudden because they just put it away without a finish.

robert
robert

absolutely not. he’s terrible

Jason Loves GH
Jason Loves GH

lol
Awesome post!

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

You said what I been thinking for months now…Over the years when others have complained about the writers, I kept quiet and still enjoyed the show because I can deal with one or two changes but with Charles Pratt and JFP at the helm, they did so many changes that the soap is unrecognisable now. Most sets are not shown or it is changed around, and the main core characters are not shown anymore. It is like JFP brought in her own actors to take over the show and cast the long time actors aside. They go around in circles in their story telling, repeat story lines, drag them on for too long, and don’t really have an ending to any story line and most of all change how the characters are suppose to be….I am not a writer but even I could do better then that. I agree Charles Pratt is the worse writer I ever seen…People complained about Maria Bell, but even her writing is better. Yes some storylines she wrote I didn’t agree with, but at least to me, it was watchable. I find myself falling asleep to the show now and I been a viewer for over 30 years.

Richard
Richard

OMG THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! Now someone track down Ed Scott, Kay Alden, Jack Smith and Hogan Sheffer!!!!!!! OMG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!!! bring back the classic Bell soap of the 90s and Bring back the real Sharon Collins Newman!!!! I bet u Steve Burton is shaking in his boots!!!! Send him back to GH and give us back Billy Miller!! Haha

Timmm
Timmm

Richard I like your “Soap Trade!”

Richard
Richard

Thank you!! I love tuning in for yalls comments too!!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Richard…I HEAR YA’…AGREED!!!!! Oh…and now that his ‘Soap Opera Mommy’ JFP is being shown the door (Y-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!), I hope that Steve Burton I-S shaking in his boots!!!!! Oh…and let the Y&R ‘housecleaning’ continue………..

Later.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

In total agreement, Jaybird369! For Y&R to rewrite history and painstakingly craft a storyline simply to allow Steve Burton, a close ally of JFP, to become front and center as part of the Newman clan was not only a disservice to the fans, it was a joke! The wooden Burton has been an albatross on Y&R since day 1.

One down, one to go!

Melissa
Melissa

Thank you Deb, someone who thinks like me. BM is a great actor and would bring so much dept into the character of Dillon Q. But, Jason is a very intense character already, and will be coming back with memories of Good Jason and Bad Jason, That skill acting is meant for someone just like Michale Muhney If anyone can pull the role of Jason off and win and kept viewers happy, it is MM. Not, to mention, he can make us forget all about the other actor who played Jason before but, deserted it for a show that is now dying every day. MM and BM back on the same screen. would be awesome acting at it’s best.

Donna
Donna

I agree Deb. If GH snaps Miller up, I want them to highlight his highly addictive smile along with that fantastic charm of his. And of course a really great storyline with staying power.

Susan
Susan

Definitely not Michael M!

Sally O
Sally O

If GH signs Michael Muhney, then I’ll do a happy dance! This man has a HUGE fan base that has grown only more since he was trashed by Jill Farren Phelps. I’m sure he’d love to stick it to Y&R. Stafford, Miller, and then Muhney would assure General Hospital as the #1 soap. So long Y&R.

Marcus
Marcus

YES to ALL of that!!!! ITA!!!

Lauren
Lauren

And Michael Muhney and I may come back!

Mark in FLA
Mark in FLA

What Y&R is doing is giving the actors lousy storylines and bad scripts. In addition to lazy direction and production values that are way below what they used to be. That is why so many talented actors and actresses have left the show. I don’t blame the ones who have stayed, a paycheck is a paycheck after all. And I imagine they are going to stick it out until things improve.

Jimmy
Jimmy

JFP is a very difficult person to work with. She’s had several reigns of terror over various soaps, including GH and Another World. Over the past year, Y&R has lost so many talented actors because they don’t like working with her. I mean, what else could it really be? The Lynn Marie Latham and Maria Arena Bell days at Y&R were not nearly as bad, at least cast wise, as the JFP days are.

And I find it ironic that all these Y&R actors who were loved by the fans are being scooped up by GH, and TPTB at Sony and CBS aren’t noticing that it’s JFP’s fault they left in the first place. And, it seems like every actor to leave Y&R now is immediately rumored to be joining GH. When MS left Y&R she was automatically up for the role of Nina. When BM and Michael Muhney left, they were rumored up for the role of Jason. Now Elizabeth Hendrickson has left Y&R, fans want her as the new Robin. David Tom is out as Billy, and GH fans want him hired as Dillon.

Seriously?! Does no one but the fans see what’s happening to Y&R? Sure, it ends up benefiting GH because they get a plethora of great actors, but Y&R is tanking and it doesn’t take a genius to see that JFP needs to be fired, now.

Sally O
Sally O

General Hospital is on the move! Ratings are up and demos are too. GH is #1 with women 18 to 49, the key soap demo and its lead is growing as Y&R sinks under the reign of terror of Jill Farren Phelps. She’s run off or fired all of Y&R’s top talent and is now forcing her pet monkey Steve Burton down the throats of that show’s viewers. They are leaving in droves, close to half a million last week alone. Billy Miller will bring a lot of those disenchanted Y&R viewers to GH. Phelps nearly destroyed GH, but got the boot. Now she’s wrecking havoc on CBS and Y&R. I’m so happy for GH.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Actually, Elizabeth Hendrickson would be a great recast of Robin. Very believable daughter of Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane. Now if we could just entice Tristan Rogers back to his rightful show!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Y&R would clearly benefit from having you both back! 🙂

liza
liza

NOT Hogan Sheffer. He was a MAB hire and much worse than Pratt/JFP, and I hate Pratt/JFP.

Sheffer had most of our beloved characters having quickie sex on the floor, or on top of desks. It was so gross. Remember Victoria couldn’t figure out how to open a box? Or the playboy bunny painting? Genevieve? The bloody massacre of Cane, and Diane’s head be bashed in with a rock( after Victor tossed her out of an ambulance)? Tucker screaming into Katherine’s face? It was all disgusting. I felt Sheffer’s love of violence and HATE of the female sex coming across onscreen daily.

Rodd
Rodd

Susan, I respectfully disagree with your comments that say GH is focused on the OLTL 3. Franco is reduced to a lap dog for Carly of late and Kiki is nothing more than a shoulder for Morgan to cry on; they’re not on much and have very insignificant story. Silas is the only one who’s in a meaningful story at the moment. I think continuing to focus on a tag line from two years ago, that said GH was turning into OLTL is outdated. These characters have been well integrated into the GH canvas, just as Ava and Julian have been. No disrespect of your opinion, but this is mine. Cheers.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with you Rodd plus Micheal Easton was technically part of the gh family before oltl when he played Caleb/Stephan in GHs spinoff series Night Shift years ago…

Susan
Susan

Kiki is in on the Fluke sl. It’s all about Silas in fact Sam should be front and center and he should be in her shadows but we’ve had 2 back to back sl focusing on Silas in a row. Plus he’ll be all in Rafe ‘s drug sl now. Franco is ruined. They totally ruined that character. The writers don’t write true for GH characters at all. Except their newbies. With the exception of Silas, NuFranco, Kiki, Levi, TJ and Jordan I like the rest. I like Sabrina, Felix, Britt, Dr O and Nathan! Oh I can’t stand Brad neither. All GH characters are like new characters …untrue to how they were. The ones I like and don’t.

Susan
Susan

Also these “new ” character names are just that new names. Their characters are exactly like their counterparts on OLTL. Especially Todd/ NuFranco. They ruined Franco.

Jimmy
Jimmy

What story does Franco have? Same with Kiki? Silas is the only one with front-burner story and it doesn’t seem like the show is focusing a whole lot on the “OLTL 3.” As well, I don’t think it’s fair to judge only the actors from OLTL because several actors from other soaps have also joined GH during Frank & Ron’s tenure. And currently, the show’s other front-burner storylines are focused on several other actors/characters than just the ones from OLTL

aria
aria

susan, the oltl 3 dilio, is as old as well oltl being revive, let it rest, GH is not going to be like it was in the 70’s 80’s or 90’s the oltl trio is not on everyday, nor are they the oltl trio anymore to begin with. and jimh, its port charles not the night shift.

Susan
Susan

Someone if not all 3 of the OLTL 3 are on 4 out of 5 days a week! There’s many GH characters we don’t see.

Aria
Aria

Susan they are no longer the OLTL 3 you can’t use their old job against them. Every actor has previous soap work and some were successful in previous role, but they either gave up those roles or those role no longer exist. Therefore they are now actors in new roles that are from GH past or new characters altogether. If your going to hate them then hate the ex until stars and the ex atwt star or Amc star ect…. The OLTL fiasco is already 2 years old so give it a rest.

Susan
Susan

First I won’t “give it a rest ” .Second these new characters they play are exactly like their old roles just different names. They even ruined the character of Franco and now made him exactly like Todd in the process.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Not to mention they dropped Laura off the canvas like a hot potato. Many fans want to see her back with a decent storyline. She should frankly be stepping into the role of matriarch for the show and she’s nowhere to be found.

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

Actually I like Steve Burton’s character that is one thing that soap killer JFP did do right by getting us Steve Burton. I don’t watch GH but for them to lose SB is their loss and our gain…I say don’t get rid of him…I like Jason Thompson too but change his character instead of sleeping with his brothers wife.

meg
meg

THX ,MICHAEL.

Martin
Martin

YEAHHHHHHH! YESSSSSSSS!!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I’m sooooo HAPPPYYYY!!!! Pratt is NEXT!!

Suzanna
Suzanna

Good riddance ! Hope Pratt ‘ s not far behind.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Suzanna…MOST DEFINITELY!!!!! That Pratt chump (also) needs to be shown THE DOOR…SAYONARA!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin
Kevin

I Hope And Pray To God This Is True. If It Is – I Will Be Watching This Again After My 3 & 1/2 Year Boycott (Though I Stopped Regularly When We Lost Katherine / Jeanne – I Cried For Days)

Anyway I Hope She Retires….. And She Does NOT Need To Go Back To “General Hospital” The Show (I Am Still Watching Since The Boycott Started) Is Fine And Better With Out Her

Since Her Successors “Saved” General Hospital From Almost Cancellation

I Mean Look At JFP’s Track Record She Left The Other Soaps And Look What Happened After She Left

Santa Barbara – Cancelled
Another World – Cancelled
One Life To Live – Cancelled

And All Of The Other Stories That Went On When She Was EP

The Firings Of: Beverlee McKinsey & Ellen Parker On Guiding Light
Barbara Berjer, David Hedison, Paul Michael Valley & Alice Barrett On Another World
Stephen Markel, Marva Hicks, Laura Koffman, Clint Ritchie On One Life To Live
Shell Kepler, Brad Maule, Stuart Damon, Anna Lee, etc On General Hospital

And Not To Mention The Stuff She Did On Y&R Changing Katherine’s Mansion
Hiring More Of Her Best Friends From Other Shows, Firing Actors Across The Board

Ugh, I Hope This IS THE END Of Her Career In Soaps

Kevin
Kevin

And Killing Of Beloved Characters (Younger and Older) Or Changing Them 180 Degrees Different And Breaking Up Super Couples On Daytime

Ed & Maureen Bauer (Guiding Light)
Roger & Holly Thorpe (Guiding Light)
Alan & Monica Quartermaine (General Hospital)
Luke & Laura Spencer (General Hospital)
Michael/Donna/John & Sharleen Hudson (Another World)
Vicky Hudson & Ryan Harrison (Another World)
Bo & Nora Buchanan (One Life To Live)
Andrew & Cassie Carpenter (One Life To Live)
Mel Hayes & Dorian Lord (One Life To Live)

I Can Go On More – But I Won’t

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

The character killing was even more egregious than the decimating of supercouples in my opinion.

mark
mark

I loved how Bev McKinsey (Iris on AW and Alex on GL) did a number on Jill and left the show. Google it it is so bitchy but Bev abided by her contract but JFP apparently had never read it!

Marcus
Marcus

Yes! Her list of transgressions is very, very long but nothing was worse than what she did to Anna Lee. She fired that woman when she was in her 90s when she had previously been guaranteed a job for life. It broke the old lady’s heart and she died a short time later. JFP is a BITCH and I am so glad she has finally been give the boot! I have been able to watch Y&R for two years because of her.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I never knew that about Ana Lee. I thought she left because she was ill. 🙁

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

OK, wait a minute. I am not a particular JFP fan (she has some positives, but they’re almost always outweighed by the negatives), but not everything you’re accusing her of stands up well under scrutiny.

Though it’s true that Santa Barbara, Guiding Light (which you didn’t mention), Another World, and One Life to Live were all cancelled after she left, none of them was cancelled very soon afterward. It’s a little hard to pin their cancellations on her (and in fact, One Life to Live’s ratings were higher when she left than when she came). You might be able to make the case that Guiding Light’s cancellation was on her, simply because killing off Maureen Bauer so badly wrecked the show’s structure that it never recovered–but even there, I’d point out that the cancellation came more than a decade after she was gone. She certainly didn’t help matters at Another World, but AW bled to death from a hundred cuts from a hundred different people through more that two decades of incredible mismanagement. JFP was one of the butchers, certainly, but it’s not realistic to blame the death on her.

Also, Beverlee McKinsey was not fired. She left of her own accord at the end of her contract, and she took particular pleasure in doing so in a way that really stuck it to JFP—so I think it’s clear she didn’t have much use for JFP. You could accurately point out that JFP worked her to death and didn’t respond to how unhappy she was, which was incredibly stupid/inept of JFP and points to lousy people management skills—but JFP didn’t fire her.

The rest of what you said, I can’t argue with.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Well, one could add on to the critique of lousy people management skills by what JFP did to Genie Francis at GH in 2001. That was a big negative for that show too.

Shay
Shay

Hardly a fair trade there…two powerhouses for one ??????

Susan
Susan

I don’t see Michelle Stafford as a powerhouse. Sorry. Billy Miller we’ll see. So far Y& R is ahead with the stealing. I don’t like Nina….I just want her to tear apart Sam and Silas.

GHFan060
GHFan060

Me too, No more Silas and Sam

Mo
Mo

Steve Burton is not a powerhouse. He can barely act. And that’s being generous.

Shay
Shay

@Susan and Mo….I think you both sort of misunderstood me….I was referring to Stafford and Miller as powerhouses in terms of popularity and bringing new people to GH, not their acting abilities. As for Burton, I meant he obviously is so NOT one in any way, shape or form, thus he’s ?????? (aka, what?) I guess I didn’t make that very clear! Quite frankly, the only GHers that the Bell people have that I want back are Tristan Rogers and Sean Kanan…now THEY were great losses to the Port Charles canvas!!!!

Geena
Geena

LOL I’m not sure if getting Steve Burton was such a prize! GH is doing fine without him and he’s done nothing to boost Y&R.

JulieW
JulieW

So true. Burton hasn’t added anything to Y&R. The Dullan & Avery cooking hour is a joke. Phelps has made Y&R a long, boring joke. General Hospital came way out ahead on this trade. Not even close.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Steve Burton’s talents are being wasted on Y&R.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Yeah, have to admit they have made his character dull as dirt.

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

I don’t watch any of the soaps that you mentioned above so I cannot argue there, but what I do know, I been watching young and restless for over 30 years and majority of the main core characters are not shown anymore…They have changed characters around, changed sets and majority of JFP’s friends who she hired get front and centre screen time while the other long time actors are cast aside (the ones who made the show become no.1). When JFP first came to young and restless, I heard so much back talk saying how she hires her friends, changes things around, and a soap killer and as much as I say these words now, I defended JFP back telling fans give her a chance etc etc etc…That is probably because I don’t know JFP’s work as I don’t watch any other soaps but my Young and Restless, but after 30 years of being a viewer of my favourite soap, I am glad she is going. My soap I been watching for many years is unreconizable now. I tune in every day to watch the same people I been watching for many years and I see majority of the people she hired…Melody Thomas Scott and Jess Walton, the two matriarchs of the show are even cast aside for Summer and Luca etc. Yeah Eric Braedon is still shown, but they totally changed his character around…I am so glad she is gone because if she wouldn’t be, I believe the young and restless would be the next one cancelled.

robert
robert

JFP did a lot of damage to this genre. she ruined a lot of soaps

nicholas
nicholas

As a huge fan and viewer of Santa Barbara i disagree with you 100 % . Jill Phelps was in charge of the show and it was during her run that it won the emmy awards : cruz and eden being front and center was thanks to her , keith and gina , Jeffrey and Kelly , the Elena Nikolas story . The Capwell mansion was remodeled under the authority of the new executive producer who replaced her : John Conboy . The loss of Santa Barbara was due to Conboy , Paul Rauch ( the executive producer who replaced Conboy ) and Pamela K Long ( the head writer who was in charge during its last year : Bj walker , Cruz paired with Kelly ( played by Eileen Davidson ) etc … and finally stupid new world television always in conflict with nbc , when SB was due for renewal in 1993 nbc who was not satisfied with the ratings asked new world to give them access to some of the profits the soap was making internationally , new world said no and nbc said : let’s cancel it and they did . It was under Rauch and Long that the decision was made to not bring back A and Marcy for the last few shows . She owned the fact she made a mistake killing off Maureen Bauer , Frankie Frame was not her decision but that of the writer and the network .

Joe
Joe

Ive heard that Chuck is gone too and a new HW has been hired. Whether this is true or not, time will tell. Either way, Chuck needs to go too. Get some people back that worked with the Bells in the 90’s up until the regime of LML. I am pretty sure Mal Young will replace JFP.

Maria
Maria

The wicked witch is gone, rumor is Pratt will be fired too.

robert
robert

he needs to go. Pratt has ruined a lot of characters. you can see the disdain this guy has for daytime

Darlene
Darlene

Ecstatic!! Phelps hurt so many actors and created the most unwatchable storylines. Hope Pratt, Kent, McDaniel and Moonves are next to go. Executives are ultimately responsible for Phelps actions which they did nothing about…chastised the fans who are their customers. They need to go also!!.

Jane
Jane

Yes, yes,yes. Now they just need to get rid of Chuck Pratt. Because someone complained about the story line being so boring the writers before Pratt were pushed out or what ever happened all I know they brought in someone who has destroyed #YR@YandR_CBS enough that the first #Talented actor @ChuckPrattJr gets rid of is my Most Favorite Fella @JMATTATKINSON (Austin). Pratt CHEATED and ROBBED him of his Contract. Yes, i’m sure they paid him 4 the rest of his Contract but it’s #NOT the same as letting Matthew Atkinson finish it. He should’ve had it for a full year, from Sept. 25th 2014 and Sept. 25th 2015. All Chuckie did was pull the rug (CONTRACT) right out from under Matthew Atkinson (Austin). Honestly, I have been stuck because of what Pratt did to my Most Favorite Fella. @ChuckPrattJr took a very #Talented actor and threw them away. PRATT a long with Jill Farren Phelps were #Blind and didn’t see the #Treasure they had in front of them. I have counted 57 people on twitter who MISS Matthew Atkinson and of course I am at the top.

Nikki
Nikki

Hi Jane make that 58.

me3
me3

She earned this fire back in 1994. Never should’ve been allowed the career she’s had in killing shows and beloved characters. Good riddance!

kelly
kelly

I’m glad. All of these shows need to stop recycling these writers and staff. They come in and put the same brand on the new show ruining it the same way they did the previous show. Same thing is going on at GH now. That show is a hot mess too.

Sprite
Sprite

I have noticed a positive shift in the show’s writing quality since Mal Young came aboard. It’s been subtle and with JFP out now that could grow further toward making this show actually watchable again. I do hope Mal Young takes over as top EP and replaces Pratt Jr. with a fresh head writer. It would be fascinating to see an outsider (perhaps one with international soap opera/ telenovela writing experience) take the writing reins.

TearyTam
TearyTam

What’s the difficulty behind the scenes, other than the dismal failure to launch Jason Thompson properly, this chronic merry-go-round with Victor, Adam and Nicky, or the unbelievable craziness of Sharon! Michael, you pick

vinman
vinman

BYE…..FELICIA…….

clh
clh

Unfortunately it takes a soap a long time to recover after she’s been at the helm. Wish she could take some with her!

Magneto
Magneto

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal! LOL! Now let’s get Y&R back on track and get rid of all of these nonsense storylines.

robert
robert

this show needs a overhaul. all these storylines are stupid,lazy,and boring. lets hope Y&R can get back on track

elm1951
elm1951

if she is infact gone i wonder if the “special deal” that she made with steve burton will still be intact??? hmmm

Nikki
Nikki

Hopefully she’ll take Steve & Summer with her.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Heck!!! I’ll throw in a couple of free tickets to Disney world is Jill takes Dyldo and Tweedle Dumb with her.

Ces
Ces

LOL Timmm — yeah, those characters can go. I don’t mind TJ but Rafe has been an annoying stiff since he got there and if Nathan is Maxie’s new love interest then he better perk up quick!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

yes, trimm the cast…lol

jstkel
jstkel

Why are there so many Nathan haters? I know GH has almost too many cast now but I like this new guy just fine. I think he is very good and easy to look at. What is sad is with all this surplus we have major talent just wasting, Roger Howarth is just scenery lately that makes me sad cause he rocks the house when he has a good story. Wish they would have recast him as Jason but that whole Prospect Park fiasco ruined many things so they had to do something. Ok sorry I rambled

liza
liza

I wonder when Burton’s contract is up. I remember the rumors when it was signed. It was major $$$ and a special fly-in deal where he only had to work Tuesday afternoon through Thursday.

I happily trade Dylan for a return for some of our favorite vets. How about a tasteful restoration/update of the Chancellor mansion complete with the return of Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore Atkinson?

elm1951
elm1951

the only thing is jill (jess walton) said she prefers to be recurring – i always wondered if she went that route because of the crap JFP was doing to the characters on the show…………………

Nikki
Nikki

YES YES YES! Bring back Jill, Billy Miller, Gloria etc.

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

I think it was Jess Walton’s decision. Ever since Jeanne Cooper died, Jess walton hasn’t been shown much. I personally believe it is probably hard for her…For over 30 years, her main scenes were with Jeanne. Once Jeanne died, I believe she stated she only wanted to be shown once in a whiile. She is still on contract as every time she makes an appearance, her name is credited in the front and that only happens if you are on contract.

Reagan
Reagan

Honestly, I’m curious if she’ll land at DAYS, which is always a revolving door. While JFP didn’t seem to be well liked among fans, It seems that every soap EP these days has good ideas & bad. Personally, as long as good, well executed stories come from the show, I don’t have a dog in the fight so to speak concerning EP.

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

I highly doubt that since Steve Kent from Sony and part head of young and restless let her go. Steve Kent is also head of Days too and I can’s see him firing her over there and rehiring her in another one of his soaps so I think she is screwed. The Bold and Beautiful head honchos are steve Kent and Angelica Mcdaniels and same with young and restless. CBS and Sony are in charge of Young and Restless and Bold and Beautiful And Steve Kent is head honcho for days as days is run by Sony, so only soap she can go back to is GH since their are only 4 soaps left which is not in contact with the ones who just fired her
lol

John
John

Wave your little hand and whisper SO Long Dearie !!!! I still hold a grudge of what she did to GH and esp to Genie Francis and Jackie Zeman ! May we never hear her name again !

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Hear, hear!

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

More like raise your middle finger instead of hand lol, but I know what you mean about changes and holding a grudge…I get that feeling when I see what they did to the Chancellor mansion…That is a disgrace to Jeanne Cooper’s (Katherine) memory…Yes Jeanne died in real life, but all we have to hold onto now is her set and they changed it. That is the only set apart from the Abbott household, which by the way we don’t see anymore, that is what is left that Bill Bell created and she destroyed them or written them out of the script.

Jimmy O'Dwyer
Jimmy O'Dwyer

Jill is a fantastic producer known her for 15 years. Good luck Jill thanks for the memories you are loved……

Nikki
Nikki

By Who?

jaybird369
jaybird369

Nikki…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!

Later.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Uh, Jimmy…GET REAL!!!!!!!!!!

Bartman
Bartman

JFP had four years to get the show back on track from the debacle that was Maria Arena Bell. Her tenure started out promising with the bullying storyline, Nicki’s MS, the fire at the Newman Ranch – I was liking what I was watching. Her tribute show to Jeanne Cooper was beautiful too.

But then Chuck Pratt became head writer and it all went south, IMO. Over the last 17 months, we have been subjected to silly doppelgangers, a baby stealing story (still on-going!), 2 fires, a plane crash, 2 brain tumors, PassKey, a silly computer virus, the lame Santori family (please go away!), a psycho child who hurts pregnant woman – I could go on, but why?

I have no clue about this Mal Young guy from across the pond, but if he is named EP, I hope he knows enough about the show to get it back on footing with character-driven stories like Y & R used to have many years ago. Maybe then I can start watching on a regular basis again without cringing.

Timmm
Timmm

Dont forget the Newman Oil Spill!

Mo
Mo

This storyline is so ridiculous and convoluted. What business is Newman in anyway? Cosmetics, oil, computer programs, trucking….it’s so confusing.

And that fact that when Victoria leaves the office she leaves Summer in charge is ridick. Who is the COO? It’s not a one-woman show. Someone else would have gotten the alert about the spill and done something.

Celia
Celia

@Mo.
Lol, my friend. Best question yet, Mo.
What business is Newman in you ask? Why! EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
Victor is superhuman. Best boxer, best father, husband, grandfather, businessman; but, most of all, he is the kind of lover all us women wish we had. WOW!!
Who else would get so much action in prison AND with the resident doctor????? Genoa City is an upside-down, sideways place. I am waiting to see how long it will take for Victor to replace his battery.

robert
robert

Y&R was decent in 2013,but it has really declined since Pratt came in. his stories are so bad and have no depth. a lot of actors are being wasted in nonsense plots

Timmm
Timmm

Jill was the problem BEFORE Chuck and now he is the problem. I’m guessing they see how it goes without her first?

Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

Really, you like the changes she did? She got rid of the Newman ranch (which we can live with that one change), but her changes didn’t stop there. She got rid of glo-worm…Do you see the Abbott mansion or Lauren and Michael’s home anymore? Not to mention she changed the Chancellor mansion. Where does Lily, Devon and Neil live, they must live at the GCAC because you don;’t see their homes anymore either. She hired Summer and Abby and got rid of the older actors who played them. She changed Billy four times. Count how many times Summer, Luca, Travis, Dylan and all the other newbies she hired get screen time compared to Nikki, Jill, Neil, Cane, Lauren, Michael and all the other actors Bill Bell created and are the reason the show was brought to no. 1…Look at Victor’s character, is this his actual character like or did she change that too? Do you want me to stop there or would you like me to continue on all the changes she did? It is normal for a new writer, or new EP to come in and make a few changes, but she went overboard to the point the young and restless is unreconizable now. Even the background music that Bill Bell created for a sad scene she took that away too.

Brett
Brett

Glad, but I’d hate to see Mal Young take over and turn the show into a British type soap.

harry
harry

Miller has the talent, the looks to pull this off. However, how is he going to contain that natural effervescence which bubbles beneath the surface? Everything about Miller is the antithesis to Stone Cold. He is the anti-Stone Cold.

Ashleigh
Ashleigh

Actually, I saw him on “Ringer” and he was so scary that I couldn’t watch him on y&r for two weeks!! He is much more well rounded and capable than we even know. I’d still prefer his humor and twinkle in his eye though.

Nonna
Nonna

I agree with Ashleigh. Billy Miller is such a multi-talented and handsome young man . His role as the criminally insane Richie on AMC was phenomenally believable. He can play any character without missing a beat. I did not like that character at all; but on Y&R, I completely adored him.

Shay
Shay

@Ashleigh….Thank you for pointing out BM’s role in “Ringer.” As I have not watched Y&R for decades, I thought I knew of him only by reading and reputation, but once you brought up his performance as John DeLario on that sadly departed prime time show (Loved it….Sarah Michelle Geller was awesome and so was Ioan Griffud….plus those fabulous fashions and that to-die-for NYC apartment just made my day….I still miss the program….) I realized that that psycho was actually played by the same guy we are discussing here…and you are soooo right. Miller was frightening and disturbing. Given that glimpse of his talents, I could definitely picture him as “Stone Cold,” except with real acting chops to back up the role, unlike SB. Having said that, I truly hope if we do have Jason back in our midst in Port Charles, he does become far more Quartermaine and much less Morgan this time around….the family needs a renaissance after AJ’s senseless death and a change of personality for Jason would be a wonderful start in that direction, be it as a doctor or business mogul….anything but a sullen hitman again!

Ellen
Ellen

Hopefully,Quartermaine

andrea
andrea

if he comes on hes Jason..too big a name to be a supporting actor.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

I hated what she did to gh so im thinking it’s time to retire.

Mary SF
Mary SF

As I said in another post about GH, all soaps need to take a good hard look at the original vision for the show when it was created and EVERYONE from the suits at the network and Sony to the producers, to the guy who sweeps the floor at night and everyone else in between mush share the same vision. The soaps have stopped being about anything other than a collection of stories happening in the same city without anything to bind them together as a theme for lack of a better word. Right now they write for ratings and that kind of vision, is like building on a foundation of sand. Go back to the beginning, what was the foundation the person who created the show- what did they want to say through those characters, why were their stories important to tell? Figure all that out and write from there, the ratings will come because story telling is old as the hills, so there will always be an audience for story telling– but you have to actually know what story you telling and why in order to make people interested in this story over all the stories out there.

Jill and producers of her style try to manipulate viewers into watching, and in the short term it works but long term, if your show doesn’t have vision, if it doesn’t have a point of view, if there isn’t something to bind the characters together, what is the point.

Only time will tell if her leaving will improve the show, but at this point if someone doesn’t make a honest attempt to get the show’s heart back, it might not matter who is running it.

clh
clh

Amen!

Frances Lovegrove
Frances Lovegrove

So why was she fired.Nothing good has been happen on Y & R Lately..Ir all mess up bringing back the dead ,Bring back some that should never have been let go

TorontoTom
TorontoTom

Best news ever. JFP has done her best to ruin this show. I’ve watched since ’81 and the last year or two have been the absolute worst ever. Unbelievably bad. Terrible storylines, terrible writing and it all falls at her feet. She was in charge and she has run it into the ground. Practically unwatchable at this point. FF through most of the show & have questioned whether to even keep recording it. But with JFP finally getting tossed I have hopes that the Y & R just might be saved. I bet there’s more than a few very happy actors on that set this morning!

JLS
JLS

Hope if Justin leaves for his prime time show they bring back Michael Muhney. They need some of the actors they lost under her regime back to get Y&R back where it once was.

Mika
Mika

The only issue I see is his age. He’s about ten years too young. Imagine him with Carly. She could be his mom practically.

Timmm
Timmm

Sadly, I dont think MM returns as long as Eric Braeden is there.

Nikki
Nikki

From your mouth to God’s ear. I like Justin Hartley but if he leaves I would like to see Michael Muhney back as well.

Celia
Celia

I agree, Nikki. I just can’t see MM with Melissa, though. Justin and she fit so well tight now.
I did like Michael with Sharon when they were together. But, so much has/is going down with Sharon….I don’t know anymore.

Patrick
Patrick

“…Hope if Justin leaves for his prime time show they bring back Michael Muhney. ”

yeah, with JFP being …. drumroll…. FIRED ! and Hunter King on recrurring….

bring back Michael Muhney !

soapluv2010
soapluv2010

Michael Muhney and his career are DONE. Many women find his behavior objectionable and talented or, not he is a financial workplace risk based upon his reported behavior which you will note – he never categorically denied.

I really do not understand anyone supporting him, especially a woman. I take comfort in the fact that he is gone and I’m willing to bet any and all his fans, he will NEVER darken any soap’s doorstep again because he’s just not worth the risk. Every woman is entitled to a harassment-free workplace. That’s the law of the land. It has cost plenty of men and a few women their livelihoods. He’s done and hallelujah!

toscanti
toscanti

OMG! This is the BEST news I’ve heard all year. I’m so excited, perhaps Pratt will be quick to follow. I’d love to see Mal Young in as EP and a head writer with experience with the show’s rich history. I may even pray for the return of Billy Miller, Judith Chapman, Michael Muhney and Michelle Stafford. One can hope! LOL I’m going to go Dance in the streets. Awesome News!

Mo
Mo

Hope it means better story. Y&R isn’t awful, but improvements can be made.

Mark in FLA
Mark in FLA

I agree that he should be in movies or primetime. But until he can secure those gigs, he needs to work somewhere.
Too bad the only soap still on that I used to watch is Y&R and that is so painfully bad, that I can’t even sit thru a scene of that show.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

No offense, but not many soap stars approaching their forties goes on to life on the big screen…. perhaps a primetime show but not the movies.

Michael A Finney
Michael A Finney

HALLELUJAH!!!

jan
jan

hopefully the story lines will get better

Rhonda S
Rhonda S

Gen. Hospital STINKS. they need new writers too!!! but CBS Needs to give Billy and the actors what they want to save Y&R and run off Phelps. They will get it when it’s too late and it’s close. it’s real sad

Michael S.
Michael S.

Interesting considering Y&R’s rates are still really good. Say what you say about JFP but she is a good EP in that she can balance cost with bringing new formats to shows. I don’t think JFP was liked by the CBS brass but is liked by SONY so I could see them bringing her to DOOL at some point since that soap is sinking like the Titanic.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Hummm … Nop! I would take Wendy Rich over Jill anyday of the week!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I wish Wendy Rich would replace Frank Valentini at GH. I thought the show was at its best when she was EP. And with Tony Geary gone I bet she could do a great job!

Timmm
Timmm

Well, listen, I’m a mature adult who needs to work. I woulnt want to lose my job and wouldnt want someone else to lose their job BUT, she has run the show into the ground! Yes, before Charles Pratt arrived she was tainting a legendary show. Yes, it was and is number one BUT it has been horrible! Ironically, the ONLY scenes I watch these days are the prison scenes with Eric and Ray. Yes, people may not like Victor or think Ian is too sugary BUT those two make ANY scene interesting and entertaining! NOTHING else peaks my interest! NOTHING! My only hope is that Jill Farren takes her three pets with her! Hunter, Steve and Jason add NOTHING to the show. In theory, yes, I would have tried it, the two men are amazing talents BUT their characters new or recasted are sleep worthy! Y&R is still #1, now lets start writing and producing #1 stories!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I agree, I loved him as Billy. JFP is just too hard to work with apparently, she’s slowly tanking the show and it’s almost comical at this point that so many Y&R stars are ending up on GH. First Emme Rylan, then Michelle Stafford, and now Billy Miller too? Watch, soon they’ll cast Michael Muhney.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Muhney would be a better pick than Miller for Jason.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I think some of the reason Y&R remains #1 is the perfect lunch hour time slot and that CBS is the #1 broadcast network. People watch out of habit and loyalty, and the hope things will get better.

Timmm
Timmm

Thats true. In my market at 12:30 they have on “Access Hollywood on ABC. Why wouldnt they put GH in that slot?

clh
clh

Exactly Iakovos!

Nikki
Nikki

I agree with you Timmm but I knew Summer-H.K. and Dylan we’re her two pets but I didn’t know Jason was. They really keep missing the mark. I think the perfect Billy Abbott besides Billy Miller would have been that good looking bar owner that’s involved with Victoria. He’s cute, well built and flirty just like our old Billy Miller. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Timmm
Timmm

Nail on the head Nikki, the bar owner is a doppelganger for Billy Miller AND I think the show knows this and are lighting a spark between Vic and him because it doesnt exist with Jason Thompson.

jaybird369
jaybird369

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!!!! IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

When the blind item came out, this is exactly the person I felt would be gone! Let the celebration begin!!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

She has more lives than Stefano DiMera. She’ll probably pop up at DAYS.

Ghlover
Ghlover

Lol just as long as she stays away from GH!!!

Maria
Maria

Good one lol. I really think Jill is done. Sony also owns Days and Y&R. GH will not hire Jill again.. She is the soap killer.

damien
damien

pls
pls
pls
pls….. let pratt follow right out behind her!
and bring back… the abbott and newman mansions!!!
and bring back the classic y n r musical score s that wese signature y n r
and bring back loved and missed characters that phelps and pratt had fired or forced out like nina, avery and summer s murdered ex austin!… austin had the best chemistry with summer and mariah too! a triangle with austin wld ve been much hotter than with kevin!
pratt deserves to go now since the stories are boring and drawn out currently … the sharon / sage baby mess had such potential and after the climax of sages murder the stories dwindled to yet another repeat of vic framing his son adam when a possible sage / adam / chelsea/ nick/ sharon/ dylan story cld ve had endless revireberations long lasting
hopefully with phelps and now pratt gone , our real y n r can return!!

Mich321
Mich321

I recall how happy I was when she left GH, so I imagine there will be a lot of the same emotions from Y&R fans.

holly
holly

I really hope this is true; but Pratt should be fired as well!

Roberta
Roberta

Thank God I can stop boycotting Y&R. The show I watched since Day 1, when I was only 13 years old. It’s been a long few years since Michael Munhey was fired. This is a long time coming. And I’m SO HAPPY TO START WATCHING Y&R AGAIN. IM THRILLED!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Billy Miller is a good actor so they need to assign him a character that is in on a lot of what is going on in Port Charles. He also has charm and a sense of humor.

Ellen
Ellen

Totally agree with JPL as Dillon!!

LongTimeViewer
LongTimeViewer

Long time coming … should’ve happened way before now!

Roberta
Roberta

Maybe some of the actors Jill handpicked from Highlight Hollywood will go too, now that she’s gone. Better days are here to come.

Mo
Mo

I think it was Hollywood Heights. Highlight Hollywood seems to be a blog/Web site, not show.

Melissa (Abby), Hunter (Summer), Robert (Noah)–were all on that show.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

OMG!!!! I didn’t think JFP was the executive in the blind item. My first guess was Frank Valentini.

Timmm
Timmm

No more Steven Lars please! Lucky, there is only one!

clh
clh

Maybe she can go to DOOL and put the final nail in their coffin.

Chanel
Chanel

Yes yes billy miller as jason Morgan

Matthew Place
Matthew Place

Scary. But it could happen!!! Sad thing for DOOL: the nail is already there, it just needs someone to finish driving it in!!! And if anyone can do it, JFP can!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

H@77 NO!!!! Keep her rancid @$$ away from days.

jaybird369
jaybird369

A-n-d…far away from B&B.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Lou…’Dyldo’ and ‘Tweedle Dumb’…LOVE IT…LOL!!!!! And, so true. Y-e-p.

Have a good one, dude.

Nikki
Nikki

Im confused, Is this suppose to be sad news? Why wasn’t she let go before we lost Sage,Austin and Courtney. I wonder if C.Pratt is going to? Well one thing is good besides her leaving. NO MORE FAVORITES!!! I also think that the one’s who have been there for a long time have too much of a say instead of doing their work. I read that if they don’t like their lines they go to the boss to discuss it. What happened with “this is your job-do it?” There are a lot of young actors/actresses that would & could do your job for a lot less JMO.

donna
donna

I agree

Ghlover
Ghlover

Bye bye Jilly!! Hehe finaly!!!! I would never repeat a Trump quote (Canadian- Sorry) but this applies : “FIRED”!!’

Nikki
Nikki

Ha Ha Ha Hey I like the Donald but your right FIRED!

k/kay
k/kay

Totally agree ! NuJason No! NuLucky No! NuDillion No! The EP’s need to focus on telling good story not playing back and forth with actors on their shows. Steve Burton epic fail on Y&R. Michelle Stafford wait and see as far as what I have seen I am lukewarm on her character.

Patrick
Patrick

I posted above… that Billy Miller would make a good younger brother of Patrick’… Matt

I really do not want any more time wasted on Sonny’ brood… I can’t apologize any more.. for my reason

it’s just not working… it’s time to move on from MB’ Sonny

it seems like they are at last steering away from the mob stories any way….

how much longer can the actors who play Ava and Julian remain interested… it’s too lame already.

I get that it may be necessary to drive story… to feature mob… as the writing is easier… to quantify than expand our minds with human interest story

please serial gods… do not feature Jason… whether he is a morgan or a quartermaine….

I don’t see the writers attempting to write any more for Tracy or Monica… they certainly had quality stuff… with AJ… and now we think they’d write for the Q’s because they have Billy Miller

the best choice is as Matt

Marq
Marq

Its about time. . I quit watching regularly a few months after she took over. I didn’t like her stories or casting decisions. Good riddance.

mark
mark

There’ll be swingin swayin records playin

Dancin in the Streets!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Mark…I remember the Beverlee McKinsey-JFP drama. Also, as far as I’m concerned, Miss McKinsey beat JFP (and the other TPTB at GL) at their own game…and she did it by honoring and following the rules of HER OWN CONTRACT!!!!! To me, that was BEYOND EPIC!!!!! Y-e-p.

Have a good one, dude.

k/kay
k/kay

It is JFP she is just that difficult to deal with! He would still be playing Billy Abbott if she would have given him his outs she did the same thing to Genie Francis back in 2002 on GH. Until she is gone Y&R is going to still lose viewers no matter how many emmys Y&R gets this year. I still however do not see him as Jason on GH but that is me.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

What I don’t understand is how she keeps landing at yet another soap to destroy. What type of karma must a person have to bring almost every program she has ever worked at to the point of cancellation and still find another job to pull her out of the crapper. It’s remarkable.

Dr Helen Ruth
Dr Helen Ruth

Half of my prayer was answered. PLEASE fire Charles Pratt now!

Justin
Justin

How this woman ever got hired again is beyond me. She did so much long-term damage to soaps that some never recovered. Her ideas were short-term ratings-grabbing ideas that took away beloved characters. Lets hope and pray she stays far away from the other three remaining soaps.

All My Children

Former Executive Producer & Director of All My Children, Jorn Winther Dead Following Two-Vehicle Collision

Very sad news to report.  Renowned director, Jorn Winther, who served as executive producer and director at All My Children has died at the age of 88.

Winther was actually killed on November 9th when in an automobile accident in front of Palm Desert High School outside Palm Springs.

According to the Desert Sun, “Jorn was killed in a two-vehicle collision at Cook Street and Santa Fe Trail in Palm Desert. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle was moving south on Cook Street when its driver suddenly entered the northbound lanes and collided with an oncoming vehicle,  Winther was pronounced dead shortly after noon Friday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. His wife of 31 years, Claire Winther, confirmed that her husband drove the vehicle that entered oncoming traffic. Why he did so remains a mystery.”

The famous director was best known for for the landmark David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews in 1977,  The Sonny & Cher Hour, and was also known for producing rock performances for TV including: California Jam II, featuring performances by Aerosmith, Foreigner, Heart, Santana and more.

In the world of soaps, Jorn had been the EP and director for ABC”s All My Children for five and half years, and had been with the series from 1981 to 2005.  He also directed on: One Life to Live, Generations, Santa Barbara and Rituals.

Born in Denmark, Winther studied speech and drama at the University of Copenhagen and continued his education at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen, where his mother had danced as a prima ballerina. He also studied at the Stratford Shakespearean Theater in Ontario, Canada, and at Stanford.

Most recently, Winther directed and produced the independent film Do It or Die!, about the 1979 kidnapping of socialite Elaine Chaddick. It screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Winther’s daughter, Lisa has been a stage manager on the soaps most recently working at The Bold and the Beautiful.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Jorn Winther as we offer our thoughts, condolences, and prayers to his family, via the comment section below.

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The First “Bachelor” Trailer With Colton Underwood Released Where He Threatens To Quit

OK, this newly released trailer for the new season of The Bachelor is almost a parody of itself, unintentionally, or intentionally.  In it, the man looking for love, Colton Underwood, is oogled over by a bevy of women hoping he proposes to them.

And of course, Colton, who is the self-professed virgin, is now seen making out with several of the ladies.

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Christopher Sean’s Final DAYS Episode Airs Today, As He Shares Parting Thoughts: “I Was So Honored To Bring Paul Narita To Life”

Do not miss Tuesday’s November 20th episode of Days of our Lives, as it marks the final appearance of Christopher Sean in the role of Paul Narita.  How does Paul leave the canvas, exactly? Grab your hankies for an emotional goodbye.

When Sean was brought on to DAYS, not only did he get involved in what would end up being a love triangle with several iterations. but so much more than that, especially since DAYS tackled a pro athlete coming out, and a Japanese American at that, who feared he would not be accepted by his family if they knew the truth about him.  Christopher won the hearts of so many viewers and cast members at DAYS including: his longtime scene partners: Chandler Massey (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny), and Paul’s on-screen father, Drake Hogestyn (John Black).

Christopher took to Instagram to share his parting thoughts as he exits the show on today’s episode of DAYS: “It’s been an amazing 4 years with @nbcdays 🙂 I am so honored to have the opportunity to bring Paul Narita to life, a Japanese American Gay Professional Baseball Player. An ally to LGBTQ and Just as important an ambassador for Diversity. Representation is so important because we all have an equal place and we all are an important resource to America’s history, not one more important than the other. Change comes when we understand that. Thank you @nbc for taking a chance with me. Thank you Bruce Evans and Ken Corday and Marnie Saitta, Albert Alarr and Janet Rider, Jennifer Sinclair… the list goes on and on. To all the cast and crew on Days, my extended family, thank you! I’ve grown so much with you and created such wonderful memories. To the fans, none of this would be possible without you. All my love and thanks.  My final farewell on Days… whoa. I will miss you all, my home, my beginning. Until Next Time.‬”

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Now that Christopher has shared his parting thoughts to DAYS fans, please share your thoughts for him in the comment section below.  Send him your well-wishes and let us know if you will miss Paul … and what was your favorite moment on-screen during the actors run on the soap.

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