Over the last week there have been reports starting with Highlight Hollywood that Y&R headwriter, Josh Grifith quit the number soap, and alerted his team via an email that he was stepping down as head scribe due to creative differences.
Now in an updated report over the weekend from Soap Opera Uncensored, the E-zine reports via Nelson Branco, a different story and scenario!
SOU stated on the Griffith exit situation: “According to my high-profile sources. He was let go four weeks ago.” Then added, “Josh was fired,” boldly states a very reliable source. “He didn’t quit. Jill Farren Phelps (JFP) is now going to insert her own creative vision into the show.”
So with all this back-stage drama it would appear Griffith is out, one way, or the other. Now comes the question; is Shelly Altman who was rumored to be taking over as interim or co-head writer on board in that position? Will GH’s Jean Passanante join the Y&R team as the other co-headwriter? Where is this all leading? What and who do you hope is the resolution to the headwriter spot or spots in the writing department? Comment below!