Reports have been swirling all week long that a major change is coming at The Young and the Restless and it has to do with a report originally from Highlight Hollywood thatJosh Griffith reportedly has resigned as head writer of the number one show and e-mailed his team that he is decided to exit over creative differences. In addition, Griffith has reportedly posted comments on his Facebook page, including one that stated “a new adventure begins” that has since been deleted.
On the heels of that, CBS Soaps In Depth reveals that Shelly Altman (currently on the Y&R writing team) will be named Griffith’s successor and the scribe who steers the characters of Genoa City. Altman previously has been at Another World, General Hospital and One Life to Live. SID is also hearing that Jean Passanante, currently at GH and former As the World Turns head writer, who also wrote for One Life to Live at the end of its ABC run, could be he Altman’s new co-headwriter, or Tracy Thompson, a current staff writer at Y&R.
So if this is all becomes confirmation and not speculation, would you be glad that Josh Griffith is out as head writer of Y&R? What do you think about the choice of Shelly Altman, should she become the new Y&R headwriter or co-head writer? Do you think Jean Passanante would be a good choice for the co-head writer position? Who would you like to see writer Y&R? Weigh-in!