I’m sorry I’ve been quiet, I just recently returned from vacation and have been battling jet lag and a head cold. But, this was the perfect welcome home!
Y&R’ fans young and old are celebrating; and we have no shortage of reasons!
After three long years, according to Daytime Confidential, Sally Sussman (Morina) has been named Y&R’s head writer, replacing Chuck Pratt. You can read details here. Sussman worked under Y&R’s late co-creator, the late, great William J. Bell, for years and her return sparks much needed and long-awaited hope among fans that the beloved soap can be reset and brought back to what Bell and his team built it into. Listen to Daytime Confidential’s podcast about it here. Together, Kay Alden and Sally Sussman (Morina) have a combined 36 years of experience at Y&R; the show has been on the air for 43 years and will soon celebrate its 44th anniversary on March 26th, 2017.
As if that wasn’t incredible enough; former head writer and executive producer of Y&R, Kay Alden, who also worked under Bell for decades, is back as the show’s story consultant! You can read about that here .
Viewers aren’t the only ones rightfully excited and ecstatic over the news. There was no shortage of excitements from vets either; Doug Davidson, Melody Thomas Scott, and Eric Braeden, all weighed in, as did fellow vets Tracey Bregman, Christian Leblanc, Kristoff St. John, and Jess Walton.
It looked hopeless for the soap that Bill Bell and his wife, Mrs. Lee Phillip Bell co-created 43 years ago and which revolutionized the world of soaps; but Y&R’s loyal and tenacious viewers, after a long, hard-fought battle, got the best news we could have ever hoped for.
There is approximately 4-5 weeks of material that still must air, but then we finally get to see what Y&R’s executive producer, Mal Young, its head writer, Sally Sussman (Morina), and its story consultant, Kay Alden have in store for viewers.
One thing is for sure; buckle up, folks, it’s bound to be a wild and wonderful ride! So, stay tuned!