New deal!

The Young and the Restless‘s Head Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Maria Arena Bell, has added to her reasons to celebrate this week. On the heels of the news that the show was renewed by CBS through the 2013 – 2014 season, Maria herself has inked a new deal. She told CBS Soaps In Depth, “This is the most awesome news!!!” “Huge vote of confidence for the show — it’s doing great! So there goes the “this business is dying” theory! Plus… I’ve got a new deal too!!!!!! So I’m staying with Y and R people!”

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