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    Shelly Altman & Jean Passanante New Y&R Co-Head Writers.

    Thursday, September 12 2013


    Co-head writers.

    Updated September 12:

    Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante have officially taken over the reins at "Y&R." Both have now been named officially as head writers. Additionally, Tracey Thomson was promoted to co-head writer, according to a CBS press release. Sony's Steve Kent said, "Shelly has been an important part of the 'Y&R' writing team since joining the show last year and Jean brings with her a wealth of Daytime writing experience. We are excited to have these two talented daytime veterans leading our writing team at 'Y&R.'" He added, "We are also thrilled to have Tracey take on a new role and we look forward to her creative input to the show."

    Original article August 28:

    Shelly Altman will be joined by Jean Passanante, who has written at "OLTL," "AMC," "AW," and "ATWT," in the past, to form the new head writing team at "Y&R," following Josh Griffith’s resignation. According to Soap Opera Digest, Altman had already been sharing the co-head writer position with Griffith prior to his leaving.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by pierces mom at Wednesday, August 28 2013 05:32 AM

    :-)

    Posted by MartysDad2013 at Wednesday, August 28 2013 05:47 AM

    This is a sad day for Y&R! Might as well get our black suits and dresses on and have a funeral for the show!

    Posted by GramIam at Thursday, September 12 2013 02:26 PM

    Just because these ladies wrote for other shows doesn't mean they can rescue Y&R. That's going to take a miracle ! This show has been on a downward spiral since the famous writers strike. I don't think they have ever recovered from that . To bad I've continued to watch hoping it would get better. But it seems to continue to get worst. The story lines are awful! In my opinion IT'S THE WRITING!


    Posted by vicsze at Friday, September 13 2013 12:35 AM

    They better fix Sharon's character ASAP & no more returning to Psycho Sharon.

    Posted by Va. Hillibilly at Friday, September 13 2013 04:07 AM

    I hope the writers finally put Sharon away and get rid of her character. I am appalled that a mother would use her children to attain a man, even if he is the children's father. She needs to pay for all the evil she has caused and not always getting off because of a medical condition. She is not a fit parent example and to let a child run over the parents like the writers have let Faith get by with is totally insane. Some of the s/lines have been going on way to long and need to tie up these loose ends. Victor needs to have a new story line where the Abbott's and NE is not the artery to his heart. I have watched this show from the beginning and I can't even remember the reason for the feud started over. Why can't Victor be a little understanding with his children and not always trying to control their lives. I did like the s/l with Adam and Victor getting along. We don't even have one happy couple on the whole show. I like this understanding Jack. Jack and Summer act well together. Summer needs to move on from Kyle as a boyfriend and be just friends. Noah is a good actor, but is wasting away without a good s/l and he is always covering for Sharon he needs to let her face her consequences, as an adult and a parent. I don't care for the Cassie s/l; but I do like John coming back with good advice as a consciencious for Jack. He is more believable than Cassie. Please find Chloe a good s/l and a man. There are a lot of good s/l and talent going to waste for this show. These new cast members are ok; but the older actors carry the show. Do something with Vikki and her jealousy of dear ole dad; she is a grown woman and it is degrading to watch a woman begging for attention. She is always wanting to be like a man and it's not working; let her start her own company or something. Her wanting to get pregnant to impress dad with an heir is stupid, when you already have kids and that's not good enough. With all the money the Newman's and the Abbott's have there has to be a college graduated, besides Adam. I like Adam. He's the underdog with a Newman name and is still a outsider. Can't he and Nick start getting along for a change. I am glad that Jack sees the good in him and is a father figure for him, as well as a friend. Sorry for the rant, but it aggravating with other wasted s/l and actors. To hire new actors is not going to revive the show, unless you put to use what you already have there. The older actors are wasted for the newbies and walk around looking lost. PLEASE SANE OUR SHOW!!!! There are hardly any posters on this site now, don't lose the rest of us.

    Posted by Therealmrs.hudson2009 at Monday, September 16 2013 12:35 AM

    I AGREE!!!!

    Posted by Therealmrs.hudson2009 at Monday, September 16 2013 12:42 AM

    I mean I agree how unfair the writers are being to Sharon. There are people out there watching and waiting for Nick and Sharon to be together again. They have way too long of a history duh! VA Hillibilly get clue!! Get rid of new writers or cancel the show period peoples!


    Posted by MsLegal1 at Wednesday, September 18 2013 08:21 AM

    How can the writers justify allowing Sharon to continuously break the law...arsonist, shoplifter, alteration of the dna tests, etc. Really, are we viewers totally stupid. Come on writers....develop a realistic story line.

    Posted by katie1019 at Friday, October 11 2013 05:10 PM

    I love the Young and the Restless but the writers have really screwed up this time by killing DeeDee off. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. I wont be watching the show anymore. This is a classless act.

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