The news is out tonight that former All My Children, General Hospital, Santa Barbara scribe and Sunset Beach co-creator, Chuck Pratt has been named the new head writer at The Young and the Restless!
In addition, Pratt will also get an executive producer credit! First came the rumors via Highlight Hollywood that this change was at play behind the scenes, and then the first confirmation via Daytime Confidential.
On-Air On-Soaps also heard through sources that Pratt’s executive producer credit is more about money that taking over the reins of the number one show. Jill Farren Phelps remains in the top EP spot at the CBS daytime drama series.
Pratt has also written for primetime series including: Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty and more recently The Lying Game that starred General Hospital’s Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) before that show was canceled.
Pratt’s last daytime head writing gig with All My Children was widely panned, and many felt his stories ran the show into the ground, before it was eventually canceled by ABC. How does the Y&R writing team shake-out with Pratt as the new head writer? Stay tuned!
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