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

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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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  1. Heteroflexible

    June 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    There will be dancing in the streets!

    • su0000

      June 7, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      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

        June 8, 2016 at 7:56 am

        su0000, your best post ever!

      • Marcus

        June 8, 2016 at 8:07 am

        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

        June 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

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

      • clh

        June 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

        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

        June 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

        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

      • rebecca1

        June 9, 2016 at 3:01 am

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

    • Judy

      June 8, 2016 at 3:48 am


    • rocky83

      June 8, 2016 at 4:26 am

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

    • Max

      June 8, 2016 at 5:29 am

      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

        June 8, 2016 at 7:27 am

        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

        June 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

        Amen!! Now that was a brutal killing!!

      • Mark Y

        June 8, 2016 at 10:41 am


    • nancy dillingham

      June 8, 2016 at 5:40 am

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

      • jaybird369

        June 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

        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.

      • clh

        June 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

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

    • Lexie

      June 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      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

        June 14, 2016 at 9:51 am


    • Lori

      June 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

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

      • k/kay

        June 21, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        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!

  2. Heteroflexible

    June 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

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

      • Kelly Robbins

        June 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm

        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

      June 8, 2016 at 11:54 am

      absolutely not. he’s terrible

    • Jason Loves GH

      June 13, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Awesome post!

    • Kelly Robbins

      June 27, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      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.

  3. Richard

    June 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Richard I like your “Soap Trade!”

      • Richard

        June 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

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

    • jaybird369

      June 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

      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………..


      • Jamesj75

        June 9, 2016 at 7:09 am

        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!

    • Marcus

      June 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

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

    • Lauren

      June 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      And Michael Muhney and I may come back!

      • Jamesj75

        June 9, 2016 at 7:10 am

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

    • liza

      June 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      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.

    • Kelly Robbins

      June 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      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.

  4. meg

    June 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm


  5. Martin

    June 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm


  6. Suzanna

    June 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Good riddance ! Hope Pratt ‘ s not far behind.

    • jaybird369

      June 10, 2016 at 6:06 am

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

  7. Kevin

    June 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    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

      June 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      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

        June 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm

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

      • mark

        June 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm

        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

      June 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

      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

        June 9, 2016 at 3:05 am

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

    • Michael (not Fairman)

      June 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

      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

        June 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm

        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.

      • Kelly Robbins

        June 27, 2016 at 5:06 pm

        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

      June 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

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

    • nicholas

      June 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      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 .

  8. Joe

    June 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    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.

  9. Maria

    June 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm

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

    • robert

      June 8, 2016 at 11:59 am

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

  10. Darlene

    June 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    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!!.

  11. Jane

    June 7, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Hi Jane make that 58.

  12. me3

    June 8, 2016 at 12:26 am

    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!

  13. kelly

    June 8, 2016 at 12:29 am

    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.

  14. Sprite

    June 8, 2016 at 12:30 am

    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.

  15. TearyTam

    June 8, 2016 at 12:53 am

    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

  16. vinman

    June 8, 2016 at 1:07 am


  17. clh

    June 8, 2016 at 1:31 am

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

  18. Magneto

    June 8, 2016 at 1:57 am

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

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

  19. elm1951

    June 8, 2016 at 2:11 am

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

    • Nikki

      June 8, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Hopefully she’ll take Steve & Summer with her.

      • Lou Piikes

        June 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

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

    • liza

      June 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      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

        June 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

        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

        June 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm

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

      • Kelly Robbins

        June 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm

        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.

  20. Reagan

    June 8, 2016 at 2:12 am

    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

      June 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      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

  21. John

    June 8, 2016 at 3:19 am

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Hear, hear!

    • Kelly Robbins

      June 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      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.

  22. Jimmy O'Dwyer

    June 8, 2016 at 3:33 am

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

    • Nikki

      June 8, 2016 at 8:41 am

      By Who?

      • jaybird369

        June 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm

        Nikki…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!


    • jaybird369

      June 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Uh, Jimmy…GET REAL!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Bartman

    June 8, 2016 at 3:37 am

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Dont forget the Newman Oil Spill!

      • Mo

        June 9, 2016 at 4:27 am

        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

        June 10, 2016 at 4:16 am

        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

      June 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      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

        June 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

        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

      June 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      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.

  24. Brett

    June 8, 2016 at 3:55 am

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

  25. Allen saint james

    June 8, 2016 at 3:59 am

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

  26. Mary SF

    June 8, 2016 at 4:21 am

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 9:05 am


  27. Frances Lovegrove

    June 8, 2016 at 4:27 am

    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

  28. TorontoTom

    June 8, 2016 at 4:30 am

    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!

  29. JLS

    June 8, 2016 at 4:51 am

    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.

    • Timmm

      June 8, 2016 at 8:04 am

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

    • Nikki

      June 8, 2016 at 8:37 am

      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

        June 10, 2016 at 4:20 am

        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

      June 8, 2016 at 9:49 am

      “…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

        June 11, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        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!

  30. toscanti

    June 8, 2016 at 4:55 am

    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!

  31. Mo

    June 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

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

  32. Michael A Finney

    June 8, 2016 at 5:10 am


  33. jan

    June 8, 2016 at 5:21 am

    hopefully the story lines will get better

  34. Michael S.

    June 8, 2016 at 5:35 am

    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

      June 8, 2016 at 8:45 am

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

      • Elizabeth

        June 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm

        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!

  35. Timmm

    June 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

    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!

    • Iakovos

      June 8, 2016 at 7:41 am

      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

        June 8, 2016 at 7:50 am

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

      • clh

        June 8, 2016 at 9:10 am

        Exactly Iakovos!

    • Nikki

      June 8, 2016 at 8:33 am

      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

        June 9, 2016 at 4:41 am

        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.

  36. jaybird369

    June 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

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

  37. Matthew Place

    June 8, 2016 at 5:56 am

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

    • 4ever DAYS

      June 8, 2016 at 7:33 am

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

      • Ghlover

        June 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

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

      • Maria

        June 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

        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.

  38. damien

    June 8, 2016 at 6:14 am

    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!!

  39. Mich321

    June 8, 2016 at 6:21 am

    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.

  40. holly

    June 8, 2016 at 6:22 am

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

  41. Roberta

    June 8, 2016 at 6:26 am

    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!!!!!

  42. LongTimeViewer

    June 8, 2016 at 6:27 am

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

  43. Roberta

    June 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

    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

      June 9, 2016 at 4:29 am

      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.

  44. Lou Piikes

    June 8, 2016 at 6:29 am

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

  45. clh

    June 8, 2016 at 6:39 am

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

    • Matthew Place

      June 8, 2016 at 7:18 am

      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

      June 8, 2016 at 10:11 am

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

      • jaybird369

        June 8, 2016 at 10:43 pm

        A-n-d…far away from B&B.

      • jaybird369

        June 10, 2016 at 6:11 am

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

        Have a good one, dude.

  46. Nikki

    June 8, 2016 at 6:41 am

    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.

    • Ghlover

      June 8, 2016 at 8:49 am

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

      • Nikki

        June 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm

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

  47. Marq

    June 8, 2016 at 6:41 am

    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.

  48. mark

    June 8, 2016 at 6:44 am

    There’ll be swingin swayin records playin

    Dancin in the Streets!

    • jaybird369

      June 9, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      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.

  49. Dr Helen Ruth

    June 8, 2016 at 6:54 am

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

  50. Justin

    June 8, 2016 at 7:32 am

    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.

  51. Iakovos

    June 8, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Always makes me wonder when producers and writers fail at one soap or at several, another picks them up with hopes they can “save this show.” Daytime is always evolving, yes, but core characters, solid histories, and a bounty of real-life inspirations in our daily lives allow for storytelling to continue without shock and awe and disappointment. The last 10 years have not been good in Y&R, ratings notwithstanding. This was a soap with such class and distinction in acting, directing, production values, writing. It is time for some sunlight to shine in Genoa City. Shake out the unnecessary characters and stories. Give some of the long-suffering a chance to redeem themselves (Sharon!) and go a new direction. Restore the Abbot family in some way. Bring some of the outside world in.

    • Timmm

      June 8, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Just like in the NFL, s coach gets fired and another team hires him immediately thinking HE is the guy who can turn this team around!

    • Nikki

      June 8, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Oh my gosh I have been saying this for so long it must be engraved in some minds. Bring back our core family Jill Abbott/ Tracy Abbott. Let Sharon be dtrong again and find true love. Have Sharon and her daughter Mariah closer again. Bring back Noah Newman and give him a new love interest, bring back Gloria and please no more kids dying let Max make it through surgery.

  52. Nancy Wilson

    June 8, 2016 at 7:42 am

    If they really want to save the show, and it is dismal, the should dump Chuck Pratt and hire Ron Carlivati!! We need new stories, things drag on forever, no twists and turns, just plodding along!

    • Mark Y

      June 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

      How different we all are. I think stories on Y&R move too quickly !

  53. Adela

    June 8, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I’ve been watching Y&R from a very young age maybe 13 yrs of age with my mother who has deceased now. I’m older and still watching the one and only soap that I have decided to keep watching and have my husband hooked on it. But I have to tell you I’m thinking otherwise. It’s beginning to get on my last nerve, it’s getting old now with Victor always behind something that happens. Please make it more interesting it’s enough with the same plot. Sharon is annoying now with all her secrets. I’m getting tired of her as well. Surely you guys come up with a better imagination plot that this one. I’M READY TO GIVE UP AND NO LONGER DVR THE SOAP.

  54. Former Fan

    June 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Hallelujah!!! It’s about time! The wicked witch of daytime should have been fired ages ago. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and take your “friends” with you! YR fans will be celebrating when this is made official. I just hope it isn’t already too late to fix the mess she helped create. Pratt needs to get the boot as well. And YR needs to hire people who actually know the show’s history and who care about the integrity of its core, veteran characters. I’m not sure Mal Young is the right man for that, though I hope he’ll surprise me. Where is Kay Alden??? Or David Shaughnessy? Jack Smith? Sally Sussman? Learn from your mistakes, YR! Hiring the right people is just as important as firing the wrong ones.

  55. Mateo

    June 8, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I just wonder when everyone will be satisfied. Yes JFP deserves the ax. She has decimated the cast. Chuck Pratt has turned the show into a gimmick but still that show remains at the top of the ratings. It’s time for him to go. But let’s be real here, the audience complained about Maria Arena Bell for years. We can’t be like we were in the 80’s. It’s time to move forward in stories while respecting each characters history. I don’t want to see Y&R become boring and dull. The new writers have to have a vision for stories of current issues and yet still be able to honor the legacy of the past. The Executive Producers need to remember that the audiences of daytime are very vocal. They need to show gratitude to the people who watch and still produce a great quality product. I wish no one bad things but JFP got exactly what she deserved for her actions, remember what Victor told Victoria in yesterday’s episode, “you reap what you sow!”

  56. MBmomof3

    June 8, 2016 at 8:32 am

    YEAH!!! I hope she takes Pratt and her FOJ posse with her. Woo Hoo!

  57. Ghlover

    June 8, 2016 at 8:41 am


  58. angela

    June 8, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Good news! I am not a Y&R fan but I do know how she drove GH into the ground. It was dangerously close to cancelation. That woman destroys everything she touches. Lets hope her career in daytime has come to an end. The woman is toxic.

  59. Pittiemom

    June 8, 2016 at 9:04 am


  60. Mo

    June 8, 2016 at 9:25 am

    How has she been able to keep getting jobs is she’s so horrible? I’m confused.

  61. mark

    June 8, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I will never forgive her for killing Maureen on guiding light!

    • Elizabeth

      June 8, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      I will never forgive her for not giving Genie Francis the same time off as Tony Geary in 2001 – then firing her on the spot when she came on to Y&R!

      The woman needs to retire. Permanently.

      • Mary

        June 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm

        @ Elizabeth

        Tony Geary was GH’s golden boy; he could do no wrong. Geary had this contract that gave him a huge amount of time for vacation. Genie was never allowed that kind of contract. Phelps acted as if only Tony Geary was essential to GH. She forgot that for years it was Luke and Laura. Phelps never, in my opinion, liked Genie Francis.

      • jaybird369

        June 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm

        Elizabeth…not only that, JFP needs to be PERMANENTLY BANNED from the soap opera industry!!!!!

        Just saying……….

      • Elizabeth

        June 9, 2016 at 9:01 am

        Yes Mary, its true that Geary was the Golden Boy (and look how that turned out…. Genie Francis NEVER would have behaved the way Tony did on his way out…) but Genie has stated in interviews that she had the exact same contract terms as Tony did. She fought extremely hard for that. They both had to give three months notice for extended vacation time. JFP held Genie to it, she did not hold Tony to it. So Genie exercised her out and found herswelf banned from returing on any permanent basis for, what, thirteen years? I get that shewasn’t innocent, but the producers (JFP) and suits at ABC shot themselves in the foot by treating her that way. Luke was held to ancillary story lines wtihout a partner for years, and the show was slowly devoured by Sonny and Jason’s mob life. No one won that fight. And it started with JFP.

    • sonniorsolita

      June 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      I don’t think of myself as someone who holds a grudge, but like you, Mark, here it is some 25 years later and I still get angry when I think of Maureen’s death on Guiding Light!

      • jaybird369

        June 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

        sonniorsolita…I know how you feel. Killing off GL’S Maureen Bauer was cruel, unnecessary and uncalled for. Oh…and here it is 2016 and I STILL GET ANGRY whenever I think of Frankie Frame’s disgusting, gruesome and EVEN MORE senseless murder on AW…which was another one of JFP’S stupid, heartless and bone-headed moves. Clueless woman.

        Take care.

    • Mary

      June 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      @ mark

      Jill Farren Phelps has a history of building up a soap, then tearing it down. She did this on GUIDING LIGHT. The first couple of years she was in charge, the show was great, and ratings started to go up. Then she fired Kimberly Wells (Mindy) and, according to my mother, got the great Beverlee McKinsey (Alexandra) to quit in disgust. But these losses weren’t enough for her. She then decided it would be a brilliant idea to kill of Maureen. After Maureen’s death, the show began losing viewers who left in anger. GL never recovered from Maureen’s death. Then there was that woman did to Another World. My mother and friends have still not forgiven Phelps for the Frankie’s brutal murder.

      • mark

        June 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

        Youre preaching to the choir, gl was never the same after Maureens death . I kept watching till the bitter end and it took almost 20 years to kill gl but jfp struck the fatal blow

  62. Kenton

    June 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Bye Jill, please take all of your blue paint with you!!!

  63. Beth CP

    June 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

    One word. Excellent. Now let’s see how serious the suits at CBS/Sony are and see if Pratt also gets the boot. What would really make my day is if Uncle Frank, cousin Nathan and the combination of Jelly would also be shown the door at GH.

    • Elizabeth

      June 8, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      This is a great move on the part of Sony. The entire genre of American soaps needs to move back to the days of more breakdown and arc writers and a more focused cast so they can improve the coherence of the story arcs. Whoever decided to move the operating model away from a focus on writing, to a “faster paced” one with way more characters (mostly on recurring contract) and BYW, way more holes, was thinking it was more a more cost efficient approach – but it ruined them all. Yeah, they ARE more expensive to produce then talk/cooking/relationship/fashion/B-celebrity formats. But they could STILL have larger audiences if they just had better writing. That is the one complaint that is repeated more often than any other. Frank would be smart to figure that out. (But he won’t. He has shown himself to be quite dense when it comes to business decisions.

      • Beth CP

        June 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        There is “cost efficient” and then there is cheap and tawdry looking. To say nothing of the poorly executed way any of these current headwriters are constructing their stories (if that’s what one wants to call them). Mostly they are more often than not plot point situations that remind me of dot to dot coloring books. The result is collateral damage done to characters and disappointing “twists” that one can see coming done the pike almost 2-3 weeks before they arrive on screen. There is zero imagination at work and zero imagination cost comparatively less than if they actually used their brains.

  64. kiki smith

    June 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I hope Mal Young hires Jennifer Pepperman, she was great on OLTL reboot. I heard she is doing films now, but I loved her directing on ATWT.

  65. Dawn D

    June 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Well I’m willing to see how the new folks do. I like the show but was very sad they killed Sage off. She never got to be the mom she should have been. Maybe Sharon will pay in some way for her lies. Hope SB doesn’t leave unless he comes back to GH. Since I’m a die hard Liason fan.

    • Jen jen Macinson

      June 9, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Am glad sage is gone i never like her.

      • Dawn D

        June 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

        Jen I respect your opinion even tho I do not agree. I was responding to JFP leaving and how I didn’t like a s/l plot.

  66. Cathy W

    June 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I am glad too see her go! But I do want Steve Burton to stay. I love the fact that he is Niki and Paul’s son…and like seeing how well he gets along with the other characters. You have to have a peacemaker somewhere. His character has integrity….and I also like that he and Stitch represent our vets. I hope they will keep him…and trade Jason for Billy Miller. Also…I like Gina…she has made Phyllis her own and I thought that would be an impossible task.

    • Emily

      June 9, 2016 at 4:57 am

      Agreed, Cathy!

  67. Mary

    June 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    At last Young and the Restless has the good sense to get rid of Jill Farren Phelps. The only show she has not destroyed is DOOL. Now if they can just get rid of Pratt.

  68. jaybird369

    June 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Now that JFP is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y gone from Y&R (Y-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!), I think that Y&R (from there) should seriously get rid of the following, uh, dead weight:

    1. self-righteous and humorless Christine
    2. clueless and irresponsible Devon
    3. bland and one-note Dylan
    4. fake and two-faced whack-job Hilary
    5. annoying and meddling Lily
    6. annoyingly dorky Natalie
    7. sniveling and whiny Summer
    8. prissy-filled and self-absorbed Victoria

    Oh…and here are some ways to I-M-P-R-O-V-E Y&R:

    1. Bring back Nina…SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    2. Bring back Murphy…SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    3. Put Jess Walton back ON-CONTRACT…ASAP!!!!!
    4. Give Esther some LONG OVERDUE AND MUCH-NEEDED STORY!!!!!
    5. Turn Michael back into A REAL MAN!!!!!
    6. S-T-O-P turning Jack into a spineless and self-righteous jellyfish!!!!!
    7. Give both Neil and Mariah brand-new love interests…ASAP!!!!!
    8. Most of all, S-T-O-P making Sharon so damn C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!! BEYOND OLD!!!!!


    • Kelly Robbins

      June 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      These nicknames you posted is that suppose to be funny because getting rid of the actors it all comes from JFP and CP so why would you want majority of them to be gone too People seem to forget that although we see their whiny, cheating, and loud faces each day to the point it is sickening, it all falls on the writers and the Executive writers and none of the actors are responsible for their scripts that are written for them or the type of characters that are shown…I hate what they did to Sharon’s character too but she is only acting what is written for her. Sharon Case is an amazing actress and although I hate her character right now, I wouldn’t want to see her go as an actress. If anything, the writers need to change the characters material and what is written for them.

  69. Emily

    June 9, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Reading everyone’s comments and from my own experience watching Guiding Light and Y&R, I really think one of JFP’s favorite moves is killing off a BELOVED character, then making the major storyline of the show revolve around that death. The entire cast mourning, having memorials, changing the course of characters for years afterwards. It’s as if she really thinks that is the best kind of storyline fodder. It’s sickening and counterintuitive, in my opinion, to what soap viewers want. And she did it again and again! She killed off Cordelia Abbott RIGHT AFTER the show had lost Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) -talk about salt in a wound! I honestly liked some of the changes she made to Y&R, but I’m not at all sorry to see her go.

    • Kelly Robbins

      June 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      I agree about what you said about killing off main characters and cordelia Abbott’s death, but Cordelia Abbott wasn’t a main character though. She was only shown a few times through her years.

  70. Jen jen Macinson

    June 9, 2016 at 6:48 am

    From she fired MM she should have let go, she overstayed her time am glad she’s gone.

  71. mark

    June 9, 2016 at 7:18 am

    She’ll go to days next and ruin it even more than it already is and it’ll get cancelled just wait. Shell be gone when it gets the ax but it’ll be her fault.

    • jaybird369

      June 10, 2016 at 6:14 am

      Mark…and…let’s not forget B&B. Y-i-k-e-s.

  72. mark

    June 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I remember on GL she did the dumbest thing and had Blake Maureen and Michelle dancing in the kitchen while putting away the dishes. Does anyone remember the song? Well I do and it’s PERFECT for JFP’s demise:

    Don’t stop thinkin about tomorrow
    Dont stop it’ll soon be here
    Yesterdays gone yesterdays gone
    Oooh dontcha look back!!!! Dontcha look back…..

  73. Gabi Harper

    June 15, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Hate all the recent story lines after 30 something years I’ve basically stopped watching. Maybe a good shakeup is not such a bad idea

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B&B’s Supervising Producer, Casey Kasprzyk Shares: “Just Finished Viewing Our First Produced Episode Since Starting Production Back Up!”

In a tweet late on Thursday, the supervising producer of The Bold and the Beautiful, Casey Kasprzyk, shared his enthusiasm at completing the first major hurdle for the soap going back into production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showing a viewing copy on disc of the first new episode produced for B&B in months, Casey said: “Just finished viewing our first produced episode since starting production back up! So proud of Team Bold & Beautiful. Great shows airing soon”

The disc had airshow number #8321 on it, and a question mark as to when it will make it to air.

The fact that The Bold and the Beautiful is the first daytime drama to get one new episode completed is a step forward amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Now soap fans will have to wait and see if General Hospital and The Young and the Restless begin their productions in the middle of July; as last projected by both series, or if there will be further delays due to the ongoing crisis for the safety of everyone involved at the shows.

So, excited to learn Casey’s news that there is a new episode of B&B on the horizon for viewers to see? Comment below.

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless Pushes Back Production Restart Date Due To COVID-19 Spike

As the coronavirus pandemic is spiking again in LA County and California, CBS’ Daytime-Emmy winning The Young and the Restless has now postponed their previously announced goal of a production restart of July 6th to now eyeing July 13th as their new start date.  Deadline first broke the news.

But all of this could change, given that California Governor Gavin Newsom and LA County health officials have come forward that the spike of COVID-19 cases, test positivity and hospitalization rates in California have given the Governor serious concerns, so much so that now he is tightening restrictions again for the state to include: once again shutting down indoor dining, closing all bars, indoor movie theatres, as well as all beaches being closed for the 4th of July holiday.

Just last Friday, Y&R picked up the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series at the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. 

General Hospital is still eyeing a mid-July production restart, The Bold and the Beautiful had gone back into production and Days of our Lives still has episodes banked into the fall, and at this time have not yet announced plans to restart production.

So, do you think Y&R can safely go back into production in a few weeks given the COVID-19 uptick in new cases? Comment below,

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