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Soaps’ Grim Reaper Impales Self on Own Scythe-Chuck Pratt OUT at Y&R

Published October 5, 2016 by tdaddetta16

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!

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Chuck Pratt, Y&R’s Co-Executive Producer and Head Writer #FireJFP #FirePratt #BringBackKayAlden #SaveYR

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 DavidsonMelody 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!

 

House of Bell-Happy Anniversary Eric Braeden

Published February 3, 2016 by tdaddetta16

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From baked rats in a dungeon to billionaire business mogul, Eric Braeden has played Victor Newman, the man we love, and love to hate since 1980, and is the only actor ever to fill the role. At first glance you’d never guess this strong, self-made billion air was once a scared, lonely little boy who grew up in an orphanage and then on the mean streets of Buffalo. Scraping by just to survive, he fought for everything he had, fought just to survive and vowed that, one day he’d have enough money and power that nobody would ever hurt him again, certainly not the way his mother had when, because she was destitute after his father abandoned them, she left him in that orphanage. And, he certainly succeeded, building one of the world’s largest most successful corporations in the world, Newman Enterprises. But, as much as business is a corner stone of this character, family has always been and still is, his heart and soul; the reason he does what he does (no matter how much we’d like to shake him for it). Thank you, Eric. And we’re glad Victor stumbled into Gina’s and the Colonnade Room. 😉

House of Bell-Happy Anniversary Tracey Bregman

Published January 29, 2016 by tdaddetta16

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Tracey Bregman, Y&R’s resident fiery redhead originated the role in 1983 and has played Lauren Fenmore off and on ever since. We’ve seen her go from a mean spiteful teenager harassing Traci in the fight for Danny Romalotti, to having an affair with Brad and giving him a heart attack, and starting a relationship with Paul. Predictably, Paul’s mother, Mary Williams was completely against it from the start; when has any woman ever been good enough for her baby boy, in Mary’s eyes? As Lauren grew up she took over her father’s chain of upscale department stores, Fenmore’s. After some time in L.A., Lauren returned home and soon found herself caught between Michael Baldwin and his unstable brother Kevin Fisher, both of whom were in love with her. Kevin was about to kill himself at one point, but Michael stopped him and eventually married Lauren and they had their own son, Fenmore. Lauren and Michael recently had to come to grips with Michael’s diagnosis of prostate cancer. They’re battling the disease together, as much as Michael and his mood-swings will allow. Here’s hoping we get to see much more of you and Christian as this important and timely story unfolds; thank you, Tracey.