Moving on.

Updated September 15:

“Y&R” has named Sally Sussman Morina as the new headwriter to replace Chuck Pratt. Sussman Morina previously worked on the writing staff at “The Young and the Restless” from 1983 – 2006 in various capacities, also held several different writing positions at “Days of our Lives” between the years of 1996 – 1999, was a scriptwriter for “Another World” in 1996, and was the creator, headwriter and executive producer of “Generations.” Check out Tracey Bregman’s (Lauren) thoughts on Sussman taking over for Pratt.

Original article September 13: has confirmed that Chuck Pratt is out as headwriter at “The Young and the Restless,” as TVLine is reporting that he has been named showrunner and executive producer of Lee Daniel’s “Star.”


The news comes mere months after Mal Young replaced Jill Farren Phelps as executive producer at Y&R, and rumors of Pratt’s possible exit began to circulate at that time. The headwriter’s departure also comes amid ongoing fan dissatisfaction with plot-driven storylines.

Charles Pratt Jr.’s previous credits include “All My Children,” “General Hospital,” “Santa Barbara,” and primetime’s “Melrose Place.” has reached out to “Y&R” for a statement in this regard.

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