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100 May 20th, 2013 BOMBSHELL REPORT: Michelle Stafford Leaving The Young and the Restless!

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Breaking news and report today from E! Online has that a source close to The Young and the Restless has revealed that after 16 years, two-time Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite Michelle Stafford is exiting the series as Phyllis!

In the news item it stated, “Stafford’s exit follows the recent passing of beloved Young and the Restless star Jeanne Cooper, whom the show will pay tribute to with a special on Tuesday, May 28.”

Stafford began playing fan favorite Phyllis Summers on The Young and the Restless when she joined the show in 1994. She left in 1997 before returning in 2000. (Her role was taken over by Sandra Nelson.)

On-Air On-Soaps just posted our recent interview with Michelle Stafford last night on her 10th Daytime Emmy nomination, where this year she is one of the four actresses in the running for the Outstanding Lead Actress category.

We will have more on the story as developments warrants!  What do you think of the shocking news that Michelle Stafford is leaving Genoa City and Y&R? Weigh-in!

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  1. Charella says:

    It’s horrible!! She belongs with y&r! I’m really crying over this. She’s such an amazing actress and totally doesn’t deserve this. Hopefully she will get another acting job real soon. She’s way to good to not act. Wish het all the best ❤

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    Jesse replied

    Crying, really?

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    Charella replied

    I happen to like Michelle very much, so it makes me sad that she might be leaving. I’m not ashamed to admit it.

    June replied

    HORAYYYYY

    Renee replied

    Phyllis will die after falling down the steps after Sharon grabs the cell phone from her hand. Daniel will come back for the funeral…. this new director is really messing with the show – turning into one of the “sucky” ones. Let’s be honest day time drama is what it is…at least Y&R has been consistent with earning awards. JFP is bad for Y&R. MS portrayal of Phyllis’ gave one more bang for the daytime buck…too bad. Good Luck

  2. Kelly says:

    JFP

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    Robert in Jersey City replied

    yup

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    Cheryl replied

    I agree… she ruins every show she works on…

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    Beth replied

    This is exactly why true GH fans were breathing so when she got the boot. She talks a good game but the saying is actions speak louder than words. If she does indeed leave, a huge hole will forever be in the halls of YR.

    Derrick replied

    Guys, we DON’T KNOW if it’s JFP that’s behind this. MS probably decided to leave on her own terms!

  3. Rebecca Rau says:

    Sad she is leaving. The loss of Jeanne Cooper was devastating. I hope the show can survive but I am having my doubts. :(

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    Beti replied

    This is just rumor……She hasn’t said that she is leaving yet

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    Mark Y replied

    Really? Is Y&R just two characters to you?

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  4. Jewell says:

    Please let this be a bad rumor. I love Phyllis.

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  5. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I’m so sad to see Michelle Stafford depart Y&R, especially after the re-pairing with her and Jack. Horrible loss to the series. I’ll miss her deeply!

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  6. Robert in Jersey City says:

    The new “Allen Quartmaine”……….JFP.

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  7. Sherry says:

    I don’t like all the changes they are doing with the people and now she is leaving. Hope the show can survive!

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  8. Shawna says:

    I am ticked off…..Michelle is Phylllis in all her glory. She is such a layered character and Michelle plays every beat of Phyllis’s personality to perfection. I don’t want to see them recast and I don’t want to see her go. Unless, she winds up on GH going toe to toe with Finola, Nancy and Laura!! That’d be awesome!! Best of Luck Michelle, I miss you already!

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  9. Patrick says:

    she’s a big chunk of why Y&R has endured. what with Jeanne Cooper… these two powerhouses…. heck, can even through in Jill…. is she MIA?

    this is a lot of Woman missing from the Canvas.

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  10. VCR says:

    SO HOPE THIS IS JUST A RUMOR!!

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  11. Susan says:

    Is this why Summer’s paternity is suddenly being questioned?

    If this is the storyline for Phyllis’s exit? Michelle Stafford will kill it in the potential story line coming up.

    Michelle Stafford is an awesome actress, even though I can’t stand Phyllis. About time someone gets the best of Phyllis.

    Good luck with future projects. Michelle..

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  12. Melissa says:

    Don’t want her to leave! Will her character be replaced or killed off? Will miss her, she is a great actress!! :(

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  13. Kelly says:

    Rumor around town is the she and JFP didn’t get along. Hope some of the other actors don’t follow suit.

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    Ces replied

    shocking right? She is a huge part of Y&R!

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    Donna replied

    JFP want’s all her Hollywood Heights crew on the Y&R. MS won’t be the last . All the vets will follow till they are all gone. Since JFP took over , the newbies are now front and center and it’s ruining our show. Just look at the ratings. Viewers are leaving in droves. As soon as Michelle has her last episode , they’ve lost another viewer in me. I am devastated!

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    Beth replied

    Kelly, you had better hold on, this is just the tip and this is JFP. I do not follow YR as I previously did, once again, JFP, but there are what two ex GH on board, it will be shocking when more appear on Geneo City, She her few favs and look out everyone else.

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    jimh replied

    Its producers like jfp who is killing the soap genre!

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  14. Liz says:

    I am so sad she is leaving!! She is great on the show. She has a great personality.

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  15. Mary says:

    Maybe I will miss her when she is gone. But right now I am glad. She is just way to over the top. And always seems to be over acting. Hope this isn’t a ploy to get more money or screen time.. Maybe now they can bring back Drucilla.

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    K replied

    Agree. And as much as some viewers feel offended when others call her manly, as Phyllis she chooses to act in that way and this plays up any masculine physical features…it’s a turnoff.

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  16. Gayle Grindahl says:

    If she leaves I hope the door is left open for her to come back and they don’t replace her. Like or hate Phyllis, Michelle plays her to a tee and no one can fill her shoes.

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  17. Donna says:

    Well , I’m done then! MS is the best actor on the show , what is wrong with CBS have they lost their minds? More will follow , watch. They are going to get rid of all the vets for Avery , Dylan , and Chelsea. They are tanking the show for these newbies that no on give a rat’s azz about. What a bunch of fools. Sharon Case , Josh Morrow , and others will be following before the year is out. Anyone middle aged or over is toast. I can’t believe CBS is allowing this BS

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  18. mmc says:

    I hate the character but love the actress…I can’t believe all these actors wanting to leave these soaps….being an actor no matter how good has no guarantees that you’ll find a job right away if at all….Michael why is she leaving?…& with the death of Jeanne Cooper recently ….what a huge void there will be on Y&R…

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  19. jeff says:

    Very sad news and shocking. has michelle been fired or is she leaving the show. I’m very sad and angry. jill phafpharren phelps must be responsible for this. she is a trouble maker and a witch.

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    ricardo replied

    I agree with your comment jeff. Jill pharren phelps needs to be fired. what a witch she is indeed.

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  20. Lynda says:

    What!!!?? Why?? The CBS daytime casting department are out of their minds!!!! Michelle Stafford is an outstanding actress! She is irreplaceable and I for one will be sorry to see her go. So much that I may stop watching the Y&R and I have been a daily viewer for 25 years! I thought the show was called the Young and the Restless…not Hollywood Heights! This casting decision is terrible and if it was a contract issue FIX IT NOW or the Y&R will go into the toilet. Get rid of the newbies…

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  21. me says:

    I guess I’ll have to start going back to the supermarket to get my ham now.

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    boes replied

    LOL! Exactly! MS is a terrible actor. But I think this is bad news for the show. Lots of folks DID like her, and with all the other changes this won’t help.

    The REAL problem with the show is Jill Farret Fathead. SHE should be the one exiting. MAB was bad but she’s worse.

    Phyllis could be backburnered – Farrett Fathead should be fired.

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  22. jennifer gay says:

    Omg, who was behind this? Ugh I don’t care for the new writer JP, she like totally blows. I keep hearing that she’s bringing all these new actors to the show and they are horrible. The new Kyle looks like a child by William Dafoe and I wish they would just let go of Kevin/Chloe and Abby ugh! Michelle Stafford is a gem and following behind her is like following behind Superman! Wherever she goes I will surely follow. wah!

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  23. Angela says:

    Jill Farren Phelps strikes again!

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  24. Robbyrob says:

    I wonder if this is in response to the Nick/Avery storyline? I know I wasn’t happy. Yes, Phyllis is a very complicated character but she was basically thrown out Nicks life so fast….and in her place was her sister! The new head writer has gone to the press countless times saying how much he loves Avery…with Nick…they lured Steve Burton to play Avery’s ex. Whole scenes were of Avery cooking…for Nick! Also, didn’t like that Nick pretty much is always on his high horse. I wish her well and whatever show, primetime or daytime, is lucky enough to get Stafford on its roster…I’ll be watching! I agree that JFP is NOT a shows best friend.

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  25. Lew S says:

    I hope this isn’t true! But, the way they have written Phyllis lately, I wouldn’t be surprised. Stafford is a leading lady and not a background player, which she has been for the past few months. I like the changes Y&R has made, but you have to play the vets (I hate that word) and blend them in with the new folks. If JFP doesn’t do everything possible to keep Stafford, then she is a fool! I like Jessica Collins, but she doesn’t make the show. Burton is good on Y&R, but he does not make the show. Play the history of the show and bring it forward.

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  26. sharon therry says:

    will miss her

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  27. SR says:

    This is sad news. I am a MS fan and it is no surprise that with the stupid Avery & Navery show that this is happening. I am so disappointed in CBS & Sony for allowing JG & JFP to put her on the back burner. And to have brought up Summers paternity as a s/l just proves these writers don’t know sh–. I wish MS good luck she is going to do well in everything that she chooses to do. This is a very sad day

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  28. DjLevel9 says:

    Maybe that Explaines why she was Pissed at people on Twitter lastnight she said Qoute Don’t care what you think or say about me But Don’t put down my Hockey team lolol it goes on but nasty words lolol

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  29. heidi says:

    I hope it is a rumor! I love her and her character! If she is leaving… I hope it is because seh has a great opportunity!!! Will miss MIchelle!!!

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  30. ricardo says:

    Michelle stafford is a wonderful actress. Rumors i heard is she had enough of jill pharren phelps. i don’t think michelle was fired. but who knows. I’m going to miss her as phyllis. maybe michelle wants more money. give it to her. cbs will regret it. Rumor is they might recast with robin christopher ex skye gh all my children.

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  31. k/kay says:

    Here we go again! Contracts discussed on social media! Gosh people give it a rest! If she leaves what is she leaving the Steve Burton Show. I say go for it MS their are tons of avenues to explore!

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  32. JT says:

    Frankly for me JFP killed Y&R.
    Bringing on her friends was a mistake.
    Burton is dull as dishwater. Too many new characters all at once and the outster of stellar actors made me an ex viewer.

    I have no doubt that unless CBS outs JFP and brings back those MS Phelps cast aside. Unless Burton is tossed and the stories of JFP aborted there is no longer a future for this now dying program.

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  33. JT says:

    One more note JFP seems to dispise the finer actors. She went after the superb Stephen Nichols twice, Genie Francis, and just about every over 40 female she could get away with tossing.

    Im no fan of the current fare which I have now erased from my reprogrammed DVR. The Avery Dylan hour deserves no applause but much disdain.

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  34. Joyce peters says:

    .I like Michelle and I would hate to see her leave.She is a wonderful actress and I love the role of Phyliss

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  35. Michelle Nakagawa says:

    Nooooooo!!!! I love her and cannot imagine another actress in the role :(

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  36. Tom says:

    Not a Phyllis fan, but Stafford is a good actress and this show just took a massive hit with Jeanne Cooper’s passing. Sounds like all is not well over at CBS Daytime…

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  37. Hillary says:

    WHAT?!?!!!

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  38. KIm says:

    I don’t think she is going anywhere. If your really watching the show the next step is gonna be coming out where Nic is not Summers dad Jack is.. This will be the next storyline……If ppl remember Nic knows hes not the father and hid it from Phylis.

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  39. Jewell says:

    I hope it turns out to be untrue, I love her and Phyllis, they betetr not recast the part.

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  40. Mel says:

    Say it ain’t so

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  41. Joyce peters says:

    Please do not Michelle go,because she is the best. We lost Jeanne Cooper,we don’t want to lose Phyliss.I really enjoy her work. Things really changing on the show and I fell there are mistakes that should not be.

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  42. randy says:

    when genie francis was let go i tuned out,,but 2 weeks ago i decided to watch afew eppys…have to say this show is on its way out , there was not one storyline going on that would make me tune in for a second week…r,i,p, jeanne cooper…and for all of you who love this show you better start the petition to keep michelle if these rumors are true…because with her gone,,so will be the soap opera the young and the restless..id give it a year untill cancellation…

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  43. Sasha says:

    Omg, this cant be. this makes me so sad.

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  44. Bassi says:

    So sad!! Only reason why I watch the show. Now we gonna be stuck with Boring Avery !! FML!! I am so sick of watching her bake all day. Boring!! Y&R have lost there mind!!!

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  45. kalamaty says:

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM GOING TO FREAK OUT IF THE STAFFORD IS GONE!! She is one of the main reasons I watch, and am continually entertained. She is a HUGE part of the GC canvas and it would be a tremendous loss, not just to the fans, but to the show itself. PLEASE let this be an ugly, ugly lie!!!!!

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  46. Nancylee says:

    Michael is this true Why would Michelle walk out on her Friends Sony is stupid to let her go I heard General Hospital wants her hope she goes Angie and Ken should be a shame on letting her go. I pray CLB DD PB JM go to for Michelle.. what the Hell going to happen to My peter seince Michelle is going..
    When she Michelle going to post on Tweet good by

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  47. Vicsze says:

    I expect that she is leaving for a new project or a new show. She is such a high calibre actress that it does not surprise me at all that a prime time drama (or the like) would want her to star in their show. I am the first to criticise JFP for cast firings, but this time I expect it is Michelle’s decision to leave & am sure it is for a new adventure.

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    boes replied

    I expect NOT. MS is too old to break into different aspects of the medium. It’s an ugly truth that older women get tossed aside in this industry, and no matter how we see it, MS now fits that category.

    It sucks that the industry is the way it is – but if MS is leaving, it’s NOT for any big opportunities elsewhere, other than maybe a lateral move in daytime. Even that’s unlikely considering the enemies she’s made along the way. And just think of the other actresses from other soaps and other primetime shows in her age group who barely get work now.

    JFP TARGETS women over the age of 30, always has. I suspect that’s the real reason she’s leaving.

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    Donna replied

    MS is NOT too old , there are plenty of actresses her age and older who work plenty. And she could easily pass for 40 or younger. She is drop dead gorgeous , and I don’t care what her age is , she can act out the who-zoo ! You have no idea why she is leaving and just speculating , doesn’t make it true. Actor bash much? Grow the hell up.

  48. Beacon says:

    We all knew JFP would turn Y&R into the Steve Burton show. None of us thought it would happen so fast though. When JFP produced GL, Beverlee McKinsey walked. When JFP produced GH, Sarah Brown walked. I’m sensing a pattern here.

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  49. Alan says:

    Who didn’t see this coming?

    JFP and JG haven’t given Phyllis a storyline since they came on board (watching Jack ‘s 3 episode detox hardly qualifies as a story) and this Summer is Jack’s kid story is only going to further alienate the army of Nick/Phyllis fans (and what a spectacular way to kick that mess off by recasting Kyle right before launching into it — everyone knows fans loving watching strangers play out front-burner stories).

    But let’s all look a the bright side: Dylan and Avery’s pet rock can go contract now.

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    Bassi replied

    Pet rock!!!! Hahahaha LOL!! Too funny… I totally agree!!!

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  50. Terran says:

    Look everyone…this smears of Jill Farren big time!!!! I personally saw what this miscreant did to other blockbuster soaps like “Guiding Light”, “Another World”, “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital”. She sank those shows because her executive position goes to her head. If she doesn’t like you she will make life like hell for you on the set! Ask Genie Francis, Robin Strasser, Kim Zimmer and if the great Beverlee McKinsey were here she could tell you more. Michelle Stafford is in the league of these women and I am sure that she and Jill butted heads. Jill cannot stand strong-willed people. And as for the ratings they stink!

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  51. Cyndee says:

    I certainly hope this is a rumor. I am fairly new to watching Y&R – I switched over when ABC took AMC off the air. I have enjoyed watching Y&R and especially Phyllis. She is the character we all love to hate. I think MS is wonderful and would hate to see her leave.

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  52. mo says:

    I’m be sad to see her go!

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  53. lisa says:

    Noooo !!

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  54. Iakovos says:

    This is stunning news. I sometimes hate Phyllis but then I love her. I always thought Phyllis would become the next Katherine Chancellor. Wealthy, troubled and troublemaking for decades to come! More than most characters, Phyllis still surprises me and Michelle Stafford plays her to perfection. Phyllis is not always written well, but she is entertaining and engaging.

    Too early, it seems, to know the whys and whats regarding this bombshell, but I do hope it is simply a matter of an actress seeking new opportunities after a stellar run, or an agreed-upon break while scribes plot something new for the character who one day will return.

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  55. robert says:

    If she leaves, I hope it was her decision alone.

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  56. Mary SF says:

    I get everyone is a fan of MS, but gimme me a break– NO ACTOR– is the whole show. Y&R was a hit before MS came on the scene- and it will survive without her, just like it did when she left before. Characters can be recast — so just because MS leaves doesn’t mean the end of the character Phyllis. Right now we don’t know her reasons– it could be personal– sometimes when someone close to us dies, we reassess our priorities, and maybe MS did just that after Jeanne’s death and decided she wanted to do more with her life than to play Phyllis Newman for 40 years— if the show ends it won’t because MS left, but a variety of reasons– including fickle fans who find any lame excuse to stop watching the show.

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    Valesca replied

    Michelle is my favorite on Y&R, she makes the show for me and when her character leaves I won’t watch Y&R any longer. The show’s story line has been worse & worse lately.

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  57. Debbi says:

    Please fire this new head writer. she’s taking such a powerful show and turning it into crap!
    I have been watching Y &R since 1986 and have recently seen it turn insignificant ever since this old GH writer came aboard. Michelle Stafford’s character is so good, she is not one dimensionsal. She’s older not like all the teen drivel that’s on now. Hate the new Abby by the way. They have made the character boring and way too serious. Don’t want all the vets to be driven away and the show to fade into the ether the way all other soaps have gone! The ratings have plummeted!! Summer and Kyle are making me nauseous! she’s just a whining spoiled princess, and the new actor who plays Kyle is not believable! oh Y & R, please bring back someone who will write real impactful storylines, not retreads!!!

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    Derrick replied

    JFP is NOT the writer, JG is…………….Get your facts straight!

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  58. judy says:

    I loveve her on the showi dint want her to leave

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  59. Domino says:

    It’s official. She told Soap Opera Digest she wraps in June.

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  60. Harlee says:

    No, one perform is going to make or break a show, recasts happen all the time and for decades…but EP’s sure can ruin a show. This is startling news and if Michelle’s decision I only wish her the best because “Phyllis” is a player in GC. Now if this was done as “cost cutting” bid than we have a problem the priority of what’s good for a show. Less newbies and characters fans treasure in good story is what fans want to watch….not another EP & HW ripping into a show with complete change for “their vision” is not entertainment and call fans “lame” or “fickle” is offensive. The fans is why these shows are still on TV today because wanting the best. Your directive toward fans helps nobody but (evidently your ego) have ratings erode. CBS, Sony & YR team JFP & JG need to listen.

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  61. Fran Graben says:

    Frankly I never cared for her acting or character so it doesn’t surprise me

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  62. Joan says:

    How many people are they going to lose before they wake up?

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  63. Salemnite says:

    I’ve never been a Phyliss fan, so I’m not a crushed as some by this news. MS had her day in the sun, when Y&R became the “I Love Phyllis Show” for nearly 2 years. I was more disappointed when Blake Hood was replaced, with this Hollywood Heights refugee. I will say this; The storylines are now centered on characters, no one cares anything about; Avery, Dylan, Chelsea, Leslie & Tyler (Really? Who cares?!!). JFP is turning Genoa City into Hollywood Heights. >.<

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  64. Jolene Beth Morgan says:

    First of all Why?????????????? Michelle is such a fine actress, she is one of the reasons that I love Y&R, she really is a gifted actress! With the passing of Jeanne Cooper, it seems that I personally cherish even more, all the other great actors that have been on the show 20, 30 years or longer. They are all why I am still watching. All the young, new actors are good, but the foundation of the show, and the reason that it has been on for 40 years is because of Great, seasoned actors like Michelle Stafford, the Great Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Joshua M. Christian Le Blanc Etc.

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  65. Marie says:

    I was watching the tribute show for Jeanne Cooper, and also the extra clips that are still on the website. Christian LeBlanc, whom I think is a fabulous actor, and who I’ve heard has always been close friends with both Michelle Stafford and Jeanne Cooper looked just absolutely devastated, so much so that he looked ill. I think that is a barometer of where this show is going, as I got the feeling that more stupid decisions are coming down the pike and that he knows about them. (thus this is all the more unbearable for him) Michelle Stafford is a fabulous actress, as was Jeanne Cooper. And really, as far as the producers/writers…get a life !! Actors on soaps should be all ages, otherwise it’s not realistic, and the really fine actors should be kept and allowed to age and grow in their parts. Can you imagine if they had fired Jeanne Cooper at some point because she was “too old”? I rest my point. I’m not the LEAST bit interested in the new actors, so much so that I rarely watch anymore…I care so little I don’t even know who is whom. They need to keep their core of characters who have kept this show at NUMBER ONE for years and years and only introduce new characters one at a time, and only when they are interesting and give the show more depth. . I don’t produce for a living, but after watching this show for 30 years I swear I could make better decisions than these nincompoops have the past few years. It’s not that the new actors are mostly young, it’s that they are truly boring, as are their stories. The only one I like is the new Noah. Michelle Stafford is a BIG loss, and I cried when Jeanne Cooper died because I respected her as a person so much, and her character actually TAUGHT me some life lessons occasionally throughout the years through some good writing and the force of her character. Good writing…what happened to that? RIP to Ms. Jeanne Cooper and good luck to Michelle Stafford.

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    NANCY ENNIS replied

    yes, allowing someone like Phyllis leave the show with all of the new ones coming in. I like tyler and adam but all the new ones coming on and allowing Phyllis to go is sad.

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  66. shorna says:

    What a mess!! Why? The moment finally for jack to have some kind of happiness, I hope they at least keep the character in there as phyllis but it will be sad seeing michelle stafford leave the show she is a brilliant actress!! I really loved her work

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  67. Mrs glasford says:

    Please don’t go Michelle!!!

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  68. Yvette Simmons says:

    The show won’t be the same without her and she will be missed.

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  69. Drake says:

    The main reason I started back watching young and the restless was because of Phyllis and her character role in the way she plays it it’s totally outstanding I don’t think I’ll watch it anymore now that she’s leaving..can someone convince her to come back or not to leave At all? Please do not recast her role as there might be a chance that she will return …in the meantime I’ll keep myself posted and if she does return then I’ll start watching why YnR again.. Needless to say a lot of us are very disappointed that she is leaving..

    On another note the role of Chelsea and Dylan is so boring Chelsea needs to let Adam know that he is the father of her baby… Everybody in my circle love Adam but this is another reason why we want to leave and not watching anymore because it’s taking too long for him to find out.. Present storylines are really beginning to suck regarding Chelsea and Adam and Dylan and the fact that Phyllis is leaving this is really sad!!!!!

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    NANCY ENNIS replied

    I agree with everything you said

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  70. NANCY ENNIS says:

    .I am very upset with Phyllis leaving she is my favorite actress on the show. it will not be the same without her so do not even try to recast her. I wanted her and nick to get back to together. they have such a dynamic rapport. I do not like him with avery at all. she is so boring and cannot hold a candle to Phyllis. big loss for y&r

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  71. Angela Reed says:

    Well- if she has to go – I sure hope she goes to live with Daniel in Savannah. I will be looking forward to seeing her in Forsyth Park!!!. Good Luck Michelle with whatever you do. It has been a pleasure following your character!!!

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  72. daring sally says:

    Stafford is a decent actor but she and anyone else can be replaced. Actors come and actors go. Change comes about and that’s the way of the world. One person does not a village make.

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  73. Paula Sad says:

    I really don’t want Phyllis to leave the show. Don’t know what the reason is but if its due to money or contract issues they need to get it resolved. The show will not be the same without Phyllis. We have already lost Katherine we can’t lose Phyllis. If she has to go & hope they don’t kill off her spot. Maybe she can come back agai

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  74. Kathryn says:

    So sad to hear that MS is leaving Y&R! She definitely will be missed. Wishing her the best in the future.

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  75. debra ross says:

    you will be missed your the only one who can ever be or play phyllis . therewill never be another you or jeanne cooper(mrs.chancellor) i love you both.

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  76. monty says:

    They are crazy for letting this multi-talented actress go. Genoa City will not be the same without her.

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