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182 June 7th, 2016 REPORT: Jill Farren Phelps OUT as Executive Producer At The Young and the Restless!

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Tuesday night numerous reports and items have surfaced on the Internet that Jill Farren Phelps has been fired from her position as EP of the number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless.

Daytime Confidential, who first hinted at the behind the scenes shake up in a blind item back in May, now reports they have heard through multiple sources that Phelps is out at the long-running CBS Daytime Drama.

They also hint that they have been hearing Phelps days may have been numbered with the soap opera since British soap producer, Mal Young came aboard the show as Supervising Producer.

In addition, Highlight Hollywood’s Tommy Lightfoot Garrett, who has been a longtime friend of the legendary Bell family (creators, Y&R), posted an item that he has heard that Phelps is now gone from Y&R.

Thus far, there has been no official statement issued, or any confirmation, by the show on Phelps.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story …

So if the reports hold true, what are your thoughts onJill Farren Phelps being ousted from her position at Y&R?  What do you think the restructuring at the top will look like at the soap without Phelps?  Chuck Pratt Jr, does currently hold the title of executive producer and head writer, but will that remain? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. Heteroflexible says:

    There will be dancing in the streets!

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    su0000 replied

    Heteroflexible.
    That is harsh .. The woman has lost her livelihood and all she has done has been for the soaps..Seems her life has been dedicated to the soaps.
    I have not cared for all her stories or at times the way she took a soap, but JFP is one of the remaining last of the vets. Give her due respect.
    It is nothing to whoopie over, no one losing their job is a good thing.

    I knew when ” Mal Young came aboard the show as Supervising Producer” that either Pratt or Jill was about to be let go.
    I believed it would be Pratt, I was wrong.

    I doubt Y&R will hire anyone on to replace JFP, Mal already has her job.

    Looking forward to the upcoming changes.

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    Timmm replied

    su0000, your best post ever!

    Marcus replied

    Sorry, but I have to disagree. Sometimes a person losing there job is a very good thing, which is absolutely the case here. JFP should have been booted out of daytime YEARS ago! She has ruined so many shows it’s astonishing to me that people keep hiring her. She did on Y&R she does on every show – gets rid of legacy characters to make room for her certain little circle of friends. She completely ignores a shows history and often totally rewrites it thereby ruining certain characters and destroying a shows foundation. She has made Y&R so unrecognizable that I can’t bear to watch. All I can say is HALLELUJAH!!!!!

    kathy replied

    I also heard but it’s not confirmed, that Pratt is also out.

    clh replied

    She has destroyed every soap she has been on. She may have dedicated her life to it, but she’s not good at it and she is more concerned with hiring her friends than putting out good stories, always has been.

    davlestev1 replied

    Su0000 go back and read how she worked with her writers ..intimidation.,firings..what goes around comes around and karma is always looking for boody cheeks to lash onto..JMO

    rebecca1 replied

    Is there more than one Su? The writing and tone is different. And since when has “Su” cared about vets? Interesting…

    Judy replied

    Yeah!!!

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    rocky83 replied

    Stopped watching this disaster months ago. Good Luck to her successor , they have an epic chore ahead if them!

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    Max replied

    lol,,, at least she left without killing a main character off. I think Y&R should count their blessings.. Can never forgive for killing off FF on AW.

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    Justin replied

    Max you’re right, Y&R fans lucked out. I’m still not over losing Alan Quartermaine, well and almost the entire Quartermaine Family, because of Jill.

    Ghlover replied

    Amen!! Now that was a brutal killing!!

    Mark Y replied

    FF?

    nancy dillingham replied

    Boy, the “suits’” love playing this merry-go-ring game, don’t they? Where is she headed next–GH? NOT!!!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Nancy…E-X-A-C-T-L-Y!!!!! I don’t think that ABC/Disney would be dumb enough to let that woman come back to GH. N-o-p-e.

    Have a good one, Nancy.

    clh replied

    I think Days is the only soap she hasn’t crippled.

    Lexie replied

    Good riddance to one of the most despised tyrants in daytime history. Her lifetime of soulless backstabbing and hideous arrogance gets the public humiliation she deserves. Fly away on your broom.

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    jaybird369 replied

    RIGHT ON, LEXIE!!!!! VERY, VERY WELL SAID!!!!!

    Lori replied

    she should have been out when she screwed Michael Muhney over…

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    k/kay replied

    Just watched today’s episode just to see the mess for my own eyes! My gosh she has gutted the sets the writing for the characters it’s like they all had lobotomies . I do not see anyone salvaging this show Pratt has to go too and beg Kay Alden to take HW duties! Very sad!

  2. Heteroflexible says:

    Chuck Pratt should go next. Anyone who argues that Pratt has to write this way to keep stories fast paced for today’s audience should check out old episodes of Y&R on YouTube. The soaps were actually very fast paced in the late 80s and early 90s. Storylines moved by very quickly and each day the story advanced with some interesting development. Now the stories just repeat every story beat over and over till the story ends. There is no buildup or nuance or anything interesting that advances the story. We just get reminded that Adam is being framed over and over and over and over. The story doesn’t grow or take turns or weave in other characters. Shocking events happen to characters, for example, almost everyone has been run over or had a car accident the past year, lol. But there are no shocking twists that build up any kind of romance or mystery. People just fall into love in one episode and the relationships have no romance or arc. I think Pratt is one of the worst writers in the history of daytime. And I think Phelps has allowed him to poison the roots of the show. You have to give credit to the actors who just make this dreadful material come alive. Losing Kelly Sullivan was one of the final blows for me in another story that repeats the same beat. Sharon has Christian and nodody knows, repeat 500 times till the story ends. That is not telling a story. For me my heart is not in watching this material and unlike a lot of posters who say they give up and still post. I truly have given up in the weeks since Kelly has been gone. The show is an embarrassment. I read that they paid Pratt so much money that he had to be given an EP credit to justify all that money. When I was in high school, I could have written better scripts for this show. Should that awful writing be rewarded by one of the highest salaries in the history of daytime?

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    Timmm replied

    And Michael Baldwin, they dropped his cancer story like a hot potato!

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    I think Michael having cancer was to get rid of Christian Leblance but with fan backlash they changed the storyline. You can tell when a story line has been changed around all of a sudden because they just put it away without a finish.

    robert replied

    absolutely not. he’s terrible

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    Jason Loves GH replied

    lol
    Awesome post!

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    You said what I been thinking for months now…Over the years when others have complained about the writers, I kept quiet and still enjoyed the show because I can deal with one or two changes but with Charles Pratt and JFP at the helm, they did so many changes that the soap is unrecognisable now. Most sets are not shown or it is changed around, and the main core characters are not shown anymore. It is like JFP brought in her own actors to take over the show and cast the long time actors aside. They go around in circles in their story telling, repeat story lines, drag them on for too long, and don’t really have an ending to any story line and most of all change how the characters are suppose to be….I am not a writer but even I could do better then that. I agree Charles Pratt is the worse writer I ever seen…People complained about Maria Bell, but even her writing is better. Yes some storylines she wrote I didn’t agree with, but at least to me, it was watchable. I find myself falling asleep to the show now and I been a viewer for over 30 years.

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  3. Richard says:

    OMG THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! Now someone track down Ed Scott, Kay Alden, Jack Smith and Hogan Sheffer!!!!!!! OMG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!!! bring back the classic Bell soap of the 90s and Bring back the real Sharon Collins Newman!!!! I bet u Steve Burton is shaking in his boots!!!! Send him back to GH and give us back Billy Miller!! Haha

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    Timmm replied

    Richard I like your “Soap Trade!”

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    Richard replied

    Thank you!! I love tuning in for yalls comments too!!!

    jaybird369 replied

    Richard…I HEAR YA’…AGREED!!!!! Oh…and now that his ‘Soap Opera Mommy’ JFP is being shown the door (Y-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!), I hope that Steve Burton I-S shaking in his boots!!!!! Oh…and let the Y&R ‘housecleaning’ continue………..

    Later.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    In total agreement, Jaybird369! For Y&R to rewrite history and painstakingly craft a storyline simply to allow Steve Burton, a close ally of JFP, to become front and center as part of the Newman clan was not only a disservice to the fans, it was a joke! The wooden Burton has been an albatross on Y&R since day 1.

    One down, one to go!

    Marcus replied

    YES to ALL of that!!!! ITA!!!

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    Lauren replied

    And Michael Muhney and I may come back!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Y&R would clearly benefit from having you both back! :)

    liza replied

    NOT Hogan Sheffer. He was a MAB hire and much worse than Pratt/JFP, and I hate Pratt/JFP.

    Sheffer had most of our beloved characters having quickie sex on the floor, or on top of desks. It was so gross. Remember Victoria couldn’t figure out how to open a box? Or the playboy bunny painting? Genevieve? The bloody massacre of Cane, and Diane’s head be bashed in with a rock( after Victor tossed her out of an ambulance)? Tucker screaming into Katherine’s face? It was all disgusting. I felt Sheffer’s love of violence and HATE of the female sex coming across onscreen daily.

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    Actually I like Steve Burton’s character that is one thing that soap killer JFP did do right by getting us Steve Burton. I don’t watch GH but for them to lose SB is their loss and our gain…I say don’t get rid of him…I like Jason Thompson too but change his character instead of sleeping with his brothers wife.

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  4. meg says:

    THX ,MICHAEL.

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  5. Martin says:

    YEAHHHHHHH! YESSSSSSSS!!!! YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I’m sooooo HAPPPYYYY!!!! Pratt is NEXT!!

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  6. Suzanna says:

    Good riddance ! Hope Pratt ‘ s not far behind.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Suzanna…MOST DEFINITELY!!!!! That Pratt chump (also) needs to be shown THE DOOR…SAYONARA!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Kevin says:

    I Hope And Pray To God This Is True. If It Is – I Will Be Watching This Again After My 3 & 1/2 Year Boycott (Though I Stopped Regularly When We Lost Katherine / Jeanne – I Cried For Days)

    Anyway I Hope She Retires….. And She Does NOT Need To Go Back To “General Hospital” The Show (I Am Still Watching Since The Boycott Started) Is Fine And Better With Out Her

    Since Her Successors “Saved” General Hospital From Almost Cancellation

    I Mean Look At JFP’s Track Record She Left The Other Soaps And Look What Happened After She Left

    Santa Barbara – Cancelled
    Another World – Cancelled
    One Life To Live – Cancelled

    And All Of The Other Stories That Went On When She Was EP

    The Firings Of: Beverlee McKinsey & Ellen Parker On Guiding Light
    Barbara Berjer, David Hedison, Paul Michael Valley & Alice Barrett On Another World
    Stephen Markel, Marva Hicks, Laura Koffman, Clint Ritchie On One Life To Live
    Shell Kepler, Brad Maule, Stuart Damon, Anna Lee, etc On General Hospital

    And Not To Mention The Stuff She Did On Y&R Changing Katherine’s Mansion
    Hiring More Of Her Best Friends From Other Shows, Firing Actors Across The Board

    Ugh, I Hope This IS THE END Of Her Career In Soaps

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    Kevin replied

    And Killing Of Beloved Characters (Younger and Older) Or Changing Them 180 Degrees Different And Breaking Up Super Couples On Daytime

    Ed & Maureen Bauer (Guiding Light)
    Roger & Holly Thorpe (Guiding Light)
    Alan & Monica Quartermaine (General Hospital)
    Luke & Laura Spencer (General Hospital)
    Michael/Donna/John & Sharleen Hudson (Another World)
    Vicky Hudson & Ryan Harrison (Another World)
    Bo & Nora Buchanan (One Life To Live)
    Andrew & Cassie Carpenter (One Life To Live)
    Mel Hayes & Dorian Lord (One Life To Live)

    I Can Go On More – But I Won’t

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    Elizabeth replied

    The character killing was even more egregious than the decimating of supercouples in my opinion.

    mark replied

    I loved how Bev McKinsey (Iris on AW and Alex on GL) did a number on Jill and left the show. Google it it is so bitchy but Bev abided by her contract but JFP apparently had never read it!

    Marcus replied

    Yes! Her list of transgressions is very, very long but nothing was worse than what she did to Anna Lee. She fired that woman when she was in her 90s when she had previously been guaranteed a job for life. It broke the old lady’s heart and she died a short time later. JFP is a BITCH and I am so glad she has finally been give the boot! I have been able to watch Y&R for two years because of her.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I never knew that about Ana Lee. I thought she left because she was ill. :(

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    OK, wait a minute. I am not a particular JFP fan (she has some positives, but they’re almost always outweighed by the negatives), but not everything you’re accusing her of stands up well under scrutiny.

    Though it’s true that Santa Barbara, Guiding Light (which you didn’t mention), Another World, and One Life to Live were all cancelled after she left, none of them was cancelled very soon afterward. It’s a little hard to pin their cancellations on her (and in fact, One Life to Live’s ratings were higher when she left than when she came). You might be able to make the case that Guiding Light’s cancellation was on her, simply because killing off Maureen Bauer so badly wrecked the show’s structure that it never recovered–but even there, I’d point out that the cancellation came more than a decade after she was gone. She certainly didn’t help matters at Another World, but AW bled to death from a hundred cuts from a hundred different people through more that two decades of incredible mismanagement. JFP was one of the butchers, certainly, but it’s not realistic to blame the death on her.

    Also, Beverlee McKinsey was not fired. She left of her own accord at the end of her contract, and she took particular pleasure in doing so in a way that really stuck it to JFP—so I think it’s clear she didn’t have much use for JFP. You could accurately point out that JFP worked her to death and didn’t respond to how unhappy she was, which was incredibly stupid/inept of JFP and points to lousy people management skills—but JFP didn’t fire her.

    The rest of what you said, I can’t argue with.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Well, one could add on to the critique of lousy people management skills by what JFP did to Genie Francis at GH in 2001. That was a big negative for that show too.

    Kelly Robbins replied

    I don’t watch any of the soaps that you mentioned above so I cannot argue there, but what I do know, I been watching young and restless for over 30 years and majority of the main core characters are not shown anymore…They have changed characters around, changed sets and majority of JFP’s friends who she hired get front and centre screen time while the other long time actors are cast aside (the ones who made the show become no.1). When JFP first came to young and restless, I heard so much back talk saying how she hires her friends, changes things around, and a soap killer and as much as I say these words now, I defended JFP back telling fans give her a chance etc etc etc…That is probably because I don’t know JFP’s work as I don’t watch any other soaps but my Young and Restless, but after 30 years of being a viewer of my favourite soap, I am glad she is going. My soap I been watching for many years is unreconizable now. I tune in every day to watch the same people I been watching for many years and I see majority of the people she hired…Melody Thomas Scott and Jess Walton, the two matriarchs of the show are even cast aside for Summer and Luca etc. Yeah Eric Braedon is still shown, but they totally changed his character around…I am so glad she is gone because if she wouldn’t be, I believe the young and restless would be the next one cancelled.

    robert replied

    JFP did a lot of damage to this genre. she ruined a lot of soaps

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    nicholas replied

    As a huge fan and viewer of Santa Barbara i disagree with you 100 % . Jill Phelps was in charge of the show and it was during her run that it won the emmy awards : cruz and eden being front and center was thanks to her , keith and gina , Jeffrey and Kelly , the Elena Nikolas story . The Capwell mansion was remodeled under the authority of the new executive producer who replaced her : John Conboy . The loss of Santa Barbara was due to Conboy , Paul Rauch ( the executive producer who replaced Conboy ) and Pamela K Long ( the head writer who was in charge during its last year : Bj walker , Cruz paired with Kelly ( played by Eileen Davidson ) etc … and finally stupid new world television always in conflict with nbc , when SB was due for renewal in 1993 nbc who was not satisfied with the ratings asked new world to give them access to some of the profits the soap was making internationally , new world said no and nbc said : let’s cancel it and they did . It was under Rauch and Long that the decision was made to not bring back A and Marcy for the last few shows . She owned the fact she made a mistake killing off Maureen Bauer , Frankie Frame was not her decision but that of the writer and the network .

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  8. Joe says:

    Ive heard that Chuck is gone too and a new HW has been hired. Whether this is true or not, time will tell. Either way, Chuck needs to go too. Get some people back that worked with the Bells in the 90′s up until the regime of LML. I am pretty sure Mal Young will replace JFP.

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  9. Maria says:

    The wicked witch is gone, rumor is Pratt will be fired too.

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    robert replied

    he needs to go. Pratt has ruined a lot of characters. you can see the disdain this guy has for daytime

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  10. Darlene says:

    Ecstatic!! Phelps hurt so many actors and created the most unwatchable storylines. Hope Pratt, Kent, McDaniel and Moonves are next to go. Executives are ultimately responsible for Phelps actions which they did nothing about…chastised the fans who are their customers. They need to go also!!.

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  11. Jane says:

    Yes, yes,yes. Now they just need to get rid of Chuck Pratt. Because someone complained about the story line being so boring the writers before Pratt were pushed out or what ever happened all I know they brought in someone who has destroyed #YR@YandR_CBS enough that the first #Talented actor @ChuckPrattJr gets rid of is my Most Favorite Fella @JMATTATKINSON (Austin). Pratt CHEATED and ROBBED him of his Contract. Yes, i’m sure they paid him 4 the rest of his Contract but it’s #NOT the same as letting Matthew Atkinson finish it. He should’ve had it for a full year, from Sept. 25th 2014 and Sept. 25th 2015. All Chuckie did was pull the rug (CONTRACT) right out from under Matthew Atkinson (Austin). Honestly, I have been stuck because of what Pratt did to my Most Favorite Fella. @ChuckPrattJr took a very #Talented actor and threw them away. PRATT a long with Jill Farren Phelps were #Blind and didn’t see the #Treasure they had in front of them. I have counted 57 people on twitter who MISS Matthew Atkinson and of course I am at the top.

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    Nikki replied

    Hi Jane make that 58.

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  12. me3 says:

    She earned this fire back in 1994. Never should’ve been allowed the career she’s had in killing shows and beloved characters. Good riddance!

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  13. kelly says:

    I’m glad. All of these shows need to stop recycling these writers and staff. They come in and put the same brand on the new show ruining it the same way they did the previous show. Same thing is going on at GH now. That show is a hot mess too.

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  14. Sprite says:

    I have noticed a positive shift in the show’s writing quality since Mal Young came aboard. It’s been subtle and with JFP out now that could grow further toward making this show actually watchable again. I do hope Mal Young takes over as top EP and replaces Pratt Jr. with a fresh head writer. It would be fascinating to see an outsider (perhaps one with international soap opera/ telenovela writing experience) take the writing reins.

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  15. TearyTam says:

    What’s the difficulty behind the scenes, other than the dismal failure to launch Jason Thompson properly, this chronic merry-go-round with Victor, Adam and Nicky, or the unbelievable craziness of Sharon! Michael, you pick

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  16. vinman says:

    BYE…..FELICIA…….

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  17. clh says:

    Unfortunately it takes a soap a long time to recover after she’s been at the helm. Wish she could take some with her!

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  18. Magneto says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal! LOL! Now let’s get Y&R back on track and get rid of all of these nonsense storylines.

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    robert replied

    this show needs a overhaul. all these storylines are stupid,lazy,and boring. lets hope Y&R can get back on track

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  19. elm1951 says:

    if she is infact gone i wonder if the “special deal” that she made with steve burton will still be intact??? hmmm

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    Nikki replied

    Hopefully she’ll take Steve & Summer with her.

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    Lou Piikes replied

    Heck!!! I’ll throw in a couple of free tickets to Disney world is Jill takes Dyldo and Tweedle Dumb with her.

    liza replied

    I wonder when Burton’s contract is up. I remember the rumors when it was signed. It was major $$$ and a special fly-in deal where he only had to work Tuesday afternoon through Thursday.

    I happily trade Dylan for a return for some of our favorite vets. How about a tasteful restoration/update of the Chancellor mansion complete with the return of Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore Atkinson?

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    elm1951 replied

    the only thing is jill (jess walton) said she prefers to be recurring – i always wondered if she went that route because of the crap JFP was doing to the characters on the show…………………

    Nikki replied

    YES YES YES! Bring back Jill, Billy Miller, Gloria etc.

    Kelly Robbins replied

    I think it was Jess Walton’s decision. Ever since Jeanne Cooper died, Jess walton hasn’t been shown much. I personally believe it is probably hard for her…For over 30 years, her main scenes were with Jeanne. Once Jeanne died, I believe she stated she only wanted to be shown once in a whiile. She is still on contract as every time she makes an appearance, her name is credited in the front and that only happens if you are on contract.

  20. Reagan says:

    Honestly, I’m curious if she’ll land at DAYS, which is always a revolving door. While JFP didn’t seem to be well liked among fans, It seems that every soap EP these days has good ideas & bad. Personally, as long as good, well executed stories come from the show, I don’t have a dog in the fight so to speak concerning EP.

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    I highly doubt that since Steve Kent from Sony and part head of young and restless let her go. Steve Kent is also head of Days too and I can’s see him firing her over there and rehiring her in another one of his soaps so I think she is screwed. The Bold and Beautiful head honchos are steve Kent and Angelica Mcdaniels and same with young and restless. CBS and Sony are in charge of Young and Restless and Bold and Beautiful And Steve Kent is head honcho for days as days is run by Sony, so only soap she can go back to is GH since their are only 4 soaps left which is not in contact with the ones who just fired her
    lol

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  21. John says:

    Wave your little hand and whisper SO Long Dearie !!!! I still hold a grudge of what she did to GH and esp to Genie Francis and Jackie Zeman ! May we never hear her name again !

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    Elizabeth replied

    Hear, hear!

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    More like raise your middle finger instead of hand lol, but I know what you mean about changes and holding a grudge…I get that feeling when I see what they did to the Chancellor mansion…That is a disgrace to Jeanne Cooper’s (Katherine) memory…Yes Jeanne died in real life, but all we have to hold onto now is her set and they changed it. That is the only set apart from the Abbott household, which by the way we don’t see anymore, that is what is left that Bill Bell created and she destroyed them or written them out of the script.

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  22. Jimmy O'Dwyer says:

    Jill is a fantastic producer known her for 15 years. Good luck Jill thanks for the memories you are loved……

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    Nikki replied

    By Who?

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    jaybird369 replied

    Nikki…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!

    Later.

    jaybird369 replied

    Uh, Jimmy…GET REAL!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Bartman says:

    JFP had four years to get the show back on track from the debacle that was Maria Arena Bell. Her tenure started out promising with the bullying storyline, Nicki’s MS, the fire at the Newman Ranch – I was liking what I was watching. Her tribute show to Jeanne Cooper was beautiful too.

    But then Chuck Pratt became head writer and it all went south, IMO. Over the last 17 months, we have been subjected to silly doppelgangers, a baby stealing story (still on-going!), 2 fires, a plane crash, 2 brain tumors, PassKey, a silly computer virus, the lame Santori family (please go away!), a psycho child who hurts pregnant woman – I could go on, but why?

    I have no clue about this Mal Young guy from across the pond, but if he is named EP, I hope he knows enough about the show to get it back on footing with character-driven stories like Y & R used to have many years ago. Maybe then I can start watching on a regular basis again without cringing.

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    Timmm replied

    Dont forget the Newman Oil Spill!

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    Mo replied

    This storyline is so ridiculous and convoluted. What business is Newman in anyway? Cosmetics, oil, computer programs, trucking….it’s so confusing.

    And that fact that when Victoria leaves the office she leaves Summer in charge is ridick. Who is the COO? It’s not a one-woman show. Someone else would have gotten the alert about the spill and done something.

    Celia replied

    @Mo.
    Lol, my friend. Best question yet, Mo.
    What business is Newman in you ask? Why! EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
    Victor is superhuman. Best boxer, best father, husband, grandfather, businessman; but, most of all, he is the kind of lover all us women wish we had. WOW!!
    Who else would get so much action in prison AND with the resident doctor????? Genoa City is an upside-down, sideways place. I am waiting to see how long it will take for Victor to replace his battery.

    robert replied

    Y&R was decent in 2013,but it has really declined since Pratt came in. his stories are so bad and have no depth. a lot of actors are being wasted in nonsense plots

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    Timmm replied

    Jill was the problem BEFORE Chuck and now he is the problem. I’m guessing they see how it goes without her first?

    Kelly Robbins replied

    Really, you like the changes she did? She got rid of the Newman ranch (which we can live with that one change), but her changes didn’t stop there. She got rid of glo-worm…Do you see the Abbott mansion or Lauren and Michael’s home anymore? Not to mention she changed the Chancellor mansion. Where does Lily, Devon and Neil live, they must live at the GCAC because you don;’t see their homes anymore either. She hired Summer and Abby and got rid of the older actors who played them. She changed Billy four times. Count how many times Summer, Luca, Travis, Dylan and all the other newbies she hired get screen time compared to Nikki, Jill, Neil, Cane, Lauren, Michael and all the other actors Bill Bell created and are the reason the show was brought to no. 1…Look at Victor’s character, is this his actual character like or did she change that too? Do you want me to stop there or would you like me to continue on all the changes she did? It is normal for a new writer, or new EP to come in and make a few changes, but she went overboard to the point the young and restless is unreconizable now. Even the background music that Bill Bell created for a sad scene she took that away too.

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  24. Brett says:

    Glad, but I’d hate to see Mal Young take over and turn the show into a British type soap.

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  25. Allen saint james says:

    I hated what she did to gh so im thinking it’s time to retire.

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  26. Mary SF says:

    As I said in another post about GH, all soaps need to take a good hard look at the original vision for the show when it was created and EVERYONE from the suits at the network and Sony to the producers, to the guy who sweeps the floor at night and everyone else in between mush share the same vision. The soaps have stopped being about anything other than a collection of stories happening in the same city without anything to bind them together as a theme for lack of a better word. Right now they write for ratings and that kind of vision, is like building on a foundation of sand. Go back to the beginning, what was the foundation the person who created the show- what did they want to say through those characters, why were their stories important to tell? Figure all that out and write from there, the ratings will come because story telling is old as the hills, so there will always be an audience for story telling– but you have to actually know what story you telling and why in order to make people interested in this story over all the stories out there.

    Jill and producers of her style try to manipulate viewers into watching, and in the short term it works but long term, if your show doesn’t have vision, if it doesn’t have a point of view, if there isn’t something to bind the characters together, what is the point.

    Only time will tell if her leaving will improve the show, but at this point if someone doesn’t make a honest attempt to get the show’s heart back, it might not matter who is running it.

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    clh replied

    Amen!

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  27. Frances Lovegrove says:

    So why was she fired.Nothing good has been happen on Y & R Lately..Ir all mess up bringing back the dead ,Bring back some that should never have been let go

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  28. TorontoTom says:

    Best news ever. JFP has done her best to ruin this show. I’ve watched since ’81 and the last year or two have been the absolute worst ever. Unbelievably bad. Terrible storylines, terrible writing and it all falls at her feet. She was in charge and she has run it into the ground. Practically unwatchable at this point. FF through most of the show & have questioned whether to even keep recording it. But with JFP finally getting tossed I have hopes that the Y & R just might be saved. I bet there’s more than a few very happy actors on that set this morning!

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  29. JLS says:

    Hope if Justin leaves for his prime time show they bring back Michael Muhney. They need some of the actors they lost under her regime back to get Y&R back where it once was.

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    Timmm replied

    Sadly, I dont think MM returns as long as Eric Braeden is there.

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    Nikki replied

    From your mouth to God’s ear. I like Justin Hartley but if he leaves I would like to see Michael Muhney back as well.

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    Celia replied

    I agree, Nikki. I just can’t see MM with Melissa, though. Justin and she fit so well tight now.
    I did like Michael with Sharon when they were together. But, so much has/is going down with Sharon….I don’t know anymore.

    Patrick replied

    “…Hope if Justin leaves for his prime time show they bring back Michael Muhney. ”

    yeah, with JFP being …. drumroll…. FIRED ! and Hunter King on recrurring….

    bring back Michael Muhney !

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    soapluv2010 replied

    Michael Muhney and his career are DONE. Many women find his behavior objectionable and talented or, not he is a financial workplace risk based upon his reported behavior which you will note – he never categorically denied.

    I really do not understand anyone supporting him, especially a woman. I take comfort in the fact that he is gone and I’m willing to bet any and all his fans, he will NEVER darken any soap’s doorstep again because he’s just not worth the risk. Every woman is entitled to a harassment-free workplace. That’s the law of the land. It has cost plenty of men and a few women their livelihoods. He’s done and hallelujah!

  30. toscanti says:

    OMG! This is the BEST news I’ve heard all year. I’m so excited, perhaps Pratt will be quick to follow. I’d love to see Mal Young in as EP and a head writer with experience with the show’s rich history. I may even pray for the return of Billy Miller, Judith Chapman, Michael Muhney and Michelle Stafford. One can hope! LOL I’m going to go Dance in the streets. Awesome News!

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  31. Mo says:

    Hope it means better story. Y&R isn’t awful, but improvements can be made.

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  32. Michael A Finney says:

    HALLELUJAH!!!

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  33. jan says:

    hopefully the story lines will get better

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  34. Michael S. says:

    Interesting considering Y&R’s rates are still really good. Say what you say about JFP but she is a good EP in that she can balance cost with bringing new formats to shows. I don’t think JFP was liked by the CBS brass but is liked by SONY so I could see them bringing her to DOOL at some point since that soap is sinking like the Titanic.

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    Ghlover replied

    Hummm … Nop! I would take Wendy Rich over Jill anyday of the week!!

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    Elizabeth replied

    I wish Wendy Rich would replace Frank Valentini at GH. I thought the show was at its best when she was EP. And with Tony Geary gone I bet she could do a great job!

  35. Timmm says:

    Well, listen, I’m a mature adult who needs to work. I woulnt want to lose my job and wouldnt want someone else to lose their job BUT, she has run the show into the ground! Yes, before Charles Pratt arrived she was tainting a legendary show. Yes, it was and is number one BUT it has been horrible! Ironically, the ONLY scenes I watch these days are the prison scenes with Eric and Ray. Yes, people may not like Victor or think Ian is too sugary BUT those two make ANY scene interesting and entertaining! NOTHING else peaks my interest! NOTHING! My only hope is that Jill Farren takes her three pets with her! Hunter, Steve and Jason add NOTHING to the show. In theory, yes, I would have tried it, the two men are amazing talents BUT their characters new or recasted are sleep worthy! Y&R is still #1, now lets start writing and producing #1 stories!

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    Iakovos replied

    I think some of the reason Y&R remains #1 is the perfect lunch hour time slot and that CBS is the #1 broadcast network. People watch out of habit and loyalty, and the hope things will get better.

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    Timmm replied

    Thats true. In my market at 12:30 they have on “Access Hollywood on ABC. Why wouldnt they put GH in that slot?

    clh replied

    Exactly Iakovos!

    Nikki replied

    I agree with you Timmm but I knew Summer-H.K. and Dylan we’re her two pets but I didn’t know Jason was. They really keep missing the mark. I think the perfect Billy Abbott besides Billy Miller would have been that good looking bar owner that’s involved with Victoria. He’s cute, well built and flirty just like our old Billy Miller. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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    Timmm replied

    Nail on the head Nikki, the bar owner is a doppelganger for Billy Miller AND I think the show knows this and are lighting a spark between Vic and him because it doesnt exist with Jason Thompson.

  36. jaybird369 says:

    F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!!!! IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!!

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  37. Matthew Place says:

    When the blind item came out, this is exactly the person I felt would be gone! Let the celebration begin!!!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    She has more lives than Stefano DiMera. She’ll probably pop up at DAYS.

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    Ghlover replied

    Lol just as long as she stays away from GH!!!

    Maria replied

    Good one lol. I really think Jill is done. Sony also owns Days and Y&R. GH will not hire Jill again.. She is the soap killer.

  38. damien says:

    pls
    pls
    pls
    pls….. let pratt follow right out behind her!
    and bring back… the abbott and newman mansions!!!
    and bring back the classic y n r musical score s that wese signature y n r
    and bring back loved and missed characters that phelps and pratt had fired or forced out like nina, avery and summer s murdered ex austin!… austin had the best chemistry with summer and mariah too! a triangle with austin wld ve been much hotter than with kevin!
    pratt deserves to go now since the stories are boring and drawn out currently … the sharon / sage baby mess had such potential and after the climax of sages murder the stories dwindled to yet another repeat of vic framing his son adam when a possible sage / adam / chelsea/ nick/ sharon/ dylan story cld ve had endless revireberations long lasting
    hopefully with phelps and now pratt gone , our real y n r can return!!

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  39. Mich321 says:

    I recall how happy I was when she left GH, so I imagine there will be a lot of the same emotions from Y&R fans.

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  40. holly says:

    I really hope this is true; but Pratt should be fired as well!

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  41. Roberta says:

    Thank God I can stop boycotting Y&R. The show I watched since Day 1, when I was only 13 years old. It’s been a long few years since Michael Munhey was fired. This is a long time coming. And I’m SO HAPPY TO START WATCHING Y&R AGAIN. IM THRILLED!!!!!

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  42. LongTimeViewer says:

    Long time coming … should’ve happened way before now!

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  43. Roberta says:

    Maybe some of the actors Jill handpicked from Highlight Hollywood will go too, now that she’s gone. Better days are here to come.

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    Mo replied

    I think it was Hollywood Heights. Highlight Hollywood seems to be a blog/Web site, not show.

    Melissa (Abby), Hunter (Summer), Robert (Noah)–were all on that show.

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  44. Lou Piikes says:

    OMG!!!! I didn’t think JFP was the executive in the blind item. My first guess was Frank Valentini.

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  45. clh says:

    Maybe she can go to DOOL and put the final nail in their coffin.

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    Matthew Place replied

    Scary. But it could happen!!! Sad thing for DOOL: the nail is already there, it just needs someone to finish driving it in!!! And if anyone can do it, JFP can!

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    Lou Piikes replied

    H@77 NO!!!! Keep her rancid @$$ away from days.

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    jaybird369 replied

    A-n-d…far away from B&B.

    jaybird369 replied

    Lou…’Dyldo’ and ‘Tweedle Dumb’…LOVE IT…LOL!!!!! And, so true. Y-e-p.

    Have a good one, dude.

  46. Nikki says:

    Im confused, Is this suppose to be sad news? Why wasn’t she let go before we lost Sage,Austin and Courtney. I wonder if C.Pratt is going to? Well one thing is good besides her leaving. NO MORE FAVORITES!!! I also think that the one’s who have been there for a long time have too much of a say instead of doing their work. I read that if they don’t like their lines they go to the boss to discuss it. What happened with “this is your job-do it?” There are a lot of young actors/actresses that would & could do your job for a lot less JMO.

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    Ghlover replied

    Bye bye Jilly!! Hehe finaly!!!! I would never repeat a Trump quote (Canadian- Sorry) but this applies : “FIRED”!!’

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    Nikki replied

    Ha Ha Ha Hey I like the Donald but your right FIRED!

  47. Marq says:

    Its about time. . I quit watching regularly a few months after she took over. I didn’t like her stories or casting decisions. Good riddance.

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  48. mark says:

    There’ll be swingin swayin records playin

    Dancin in the Streets!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Mark…I remember the Beverlee McKinsey-JFP drama. Also, as far as I’m concerned, Miss McKinsey beat JFP (and the other TPTB at GL) at their own game…and she did it by honoring and following the rules of HER OWN CONTRACT!!!!! To me, that was BEYOND EPIC!!!!! Y-e-p.

    Have a good one, dude.

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  49. Dr Helen Ruth says:

    Half of my prayer was answered. PLEASE fire Charles Pratt now!

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  50. Justin says:

    How this woman ever got hired again is beyond me. She did so much long-term damage to soaps that some never recovered. Her ideas were short-term ratings-grabbing ideas that took away beloved characters. Lets hope and pray she stays far away from the other three remaining soaps.

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  51. Iakovos says:

    Always makes me wonder when producers and writers fail at one soap or at several, another picks them up with hopes they can “save this show.” Daytime is always evolving, yes, but core characters, solid histories, and a bounty of real-life inspirations in our daily lives allow for storytelling to continue without shock and awe and disappointment. The last 10 years have not been good in Y&R, ratings notwithstanding. This was a soap with such class and distinction in acting, directing, production values, writing. It is time for some sunlight to shine in Genoa City. Shake out the unnecessary characters and stories. Give some of the long-suffering a chance to redeem themselves (Sharon!) and go a new direction. Restore the Abbot family in some way. Bring some of the outside world in.

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    Timmm replied

    Just like in the NFL, s coach gets fired and another team hires him immediately thinking HE is the guy who can turn this team around!

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    Nikki replied

    Oh my gosh I have been saying this for so long it must be engraved in some minds. Bring back our core family Jill Abbott/ Tracy Abbott. Let Sharon be dtrong again and find true love. Have Sharon and her daughter Mariah closer again. Bring back Noah Newman and give him a new love interest, bring back Gloria and please no more kids dying let Max make it through surgery.

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  52. Nancy Wilson says:

    If they really want to save the show, and it is dismal, the should dump Chuck Pratt and hire Ron Carlivati!! We need new stories, things drag on forever, no twists and turns, just plodding along!

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    Mark Y replied

    How different we all are. I think stories on Y&R move too quickly !

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  53. Adela says:

    I’ve been watching Y&R from a very young age maybe 13 yrs of age with my mother who has deceased now. I’m older and still watching the one and only soap that I have decided to keep watching and have my husband hooked on it. But I have to tell you I’m thinking otherwise. It’s beginning to get on my last nerve, it’s getting old now with Victor always behind something that happens. Please make it more interesting it’s enough with the same plot. Sharon is annoying now with all her secrets. I’m getting tired of her as well. Surely you guys come up with a better imagination plot that this one. I’M READY TO GIVE UP AND NO LONGER DVR THE SOAP.

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  54. Former Fan says:

    Hallelujah!!! It’s about time! The wicked witch of daytime should have been fired ages ago. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out and take your “friends” with you! YR fans will be celebrating when this is made official. I just hope it isn’t already too late to fix the mess she helped create. Pratt needs to get the boot as well. And YR needs to hire people who actually know the show’s history and who care about the integrity of its core, veteran characters. I’m not sure Mal Young is the right man for that, though I hope he’ll surprise me. Where is Kay Alden??? Or David Shaughnessy? Jack Smith? Sally Sussman? Learn from your mistakes, YR! Hiring the right people is just as important as firing the wrong ones.

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  55. Mateo says:

    I just wonder when everyone will be satisfied. Yes JFP deserves the ax. She has decimated the cast. Chuck Pratt has turned the show into a gimmick but still that show remains at the top of the ratings. It’s time for him to go. But let’s be real here, the audience complained about Maria Arena Bell for years. We can’t be like we were in the 80′s. It’s time to move forward in stories while respecting each characters history. I don’t want to see Y&R become boring and dull. The new writers have to have a vision for stories of current issues and yet still be able to honor the legacy of the past. The Executive Producers need to remember that the audiences of daytime are very vocal. They need to show gratitude to the people who watch and still produce a great quality product. I wish no one bad things but JFP got exactly what she deserved for her actions, remember what Victor told Victoria in yesterday’s episode, “you reap what you sow!”

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  56. MBmomof3 says:

    YEAH!!! I hope she takes Pratt and her FOJ posse with her. Woo Hoo!

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  57. Ghlover says:

    BYE BYE STEVE BURTON.. YOU ARE NEXT! (Hopefully)

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  58. angela says:

    Good news! I am not a Y&R fan but I do know how she drove GH into the ground. It was dangerously close to cancelation. That woman destroys everything she touches. Lets hope her career in daytime has come to an end. The woman is toxic.

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  59. Pittiemom says:

    BEST NEWS EVER!!!

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  60. Mo says:

    How has she been able to keep getting jobs is she’s so horrible? I’m confused.

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  61. mark says:

    I will never forgive her for killing Maureen on guiding light!

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    Elizabeth replied

    I will never forgive her for not giving Genie Francis the same time off as Tony Geary in 2001 – then firing her on the spot when she came on to Y&R!

    The woman needs to retire. Permanently.

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    Mary replied

    @ Elizabeth

    Tony Geary was GH’s golden boy; he could do no wrong. Geary had this contract that gave him a huge amount of time for vacation. Genie was never allowed that kind of contract. Phelps acted as if only Tony Geary was essential to GH. She forgot that for years it was Luke and Laura. Phelps never, in my opinion, liked Genie Francis.

    jaybird369 replied

    Elizabeth…not only that, JFP needs to be PERMANENTLY BANNED from the soap opera industry!!!!!

    Just saying……….

    Elizabeth replied

    Yes Mary, its true that Geary was the Golden Boy (and look how that turned out…. Genie Francis NEVER would have behaved the way Tony did on his way out…) but Genie has stated in interviews that she had the exact same contract terms as Tony did. She fought extremely hard for that. They both had to give three months notice for extended vacation time. JFP held Genie to it, she did not hold Tony to it. So Genie exercised her out and found herswelf banned from returing on any permanent basis for, what, thirteen years? I get that shewasn’t innocent, but the producers (JFP) and suits at ABC shot themselves in the foot by treating her that way. Luke was held to ancillary story lines wtihout a partner for years, and the show was slowly devoured by Sonny and Jason’s mob life. No one won that fight. And it started with JFP.

    sonniorsolita replied

    I don’t think of myself as someone who holds a grudge, but like you, Mark, here it is some 25 years later and I still get angry when I think of Maureen’s death on Guiding Light!

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    jaybird369 replied

    sonniorsolita…I know how you feel. Killing off GL’S Maureen Bauer was cruel, unnecessary and uncalled for. Oh…and here it is 2016 and I STILL GET ANGRY whenever I think of Frankie Frame’s disgusting, gruesome and EVEN MORE senseless murder on AW…which was another one of JFP’S stupid, heartless and bone-headed moves. Clueless woman.

    Take care.

    Mary replied

    @ mark

    Jill Farren Phelps has a history of building up a soap, then tearing it down. She did this on GUIDING LIGHT. The first couple of years she was in charge, the show was great, and ratings started to go up. Then she fired Kimberly Wells (Mindy) and, according to my mother, got the great Beverlee McKinsey (Alexandra) to quit in disgust. But these losses weren’t enough for her. She then decided it would be a brilliant idea to kill of Maureen. After Maureen’s death, the show began losing viewers who left in anger. GL never recovered from Maureen’s death. Then there was that woman did to Another World. My mother and friends have still not forgiven Phelps for the Frankie’s brutal murder.

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    mark replied

    Youre preaching to the choir, gl was never the same after Maureens death . I kept watching till the bitter end and it took almost 20 years to kill gl but jfp struck the fatal blow

  62. Kenton says:

    Bye Jill, please take all of your blue paint with you!!!

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  63. Beth CP says:

    One word. Excellent. Now let’s see how serious the suits at CBS/Sony are and see if Pratt also gets the boot. What would really make my day is if Uncle Frank, cousin Nathan and the combination of Jelly would also be shown the door at GH.

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    Elizabeth replied

    This is a great move on the part of Sony. The entire genre of American soaps needs to move back to the days of more breakdown and arc writers and a more focused cast so they can improve the coherence of the story arcs. Whoever decided to move the operating model away from a focus on writing, to a “faster paced” one with way more characters (mostly on recurring contract) and BYW, way more holes, was thinking it was more a more cost efficient approach – but it ruined them all. Yeah, they ARE more expensive to produce then talk/cooking/relationship/fashion/B-celebrity formats. But they could STILL have larger audiences if they just had better writing. That is the one complaint that is repeated more often than any other. Frank would be smart to figure that out. (But he won’t. He has shown himself to be quite dense when it comes to business decisions.

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    Beth CP replied

    There is “cost efficient” and then there is cheap and tawdry looking. To say nothing of the poorly executed way any of these current headwriters are constructing their stories (if that’s what one wants to call them). Mostly they are more often than not plot point situations that remind me of dot to dot coloring books. The result is collateral damage done to characters and disappointing “twists” that one can see coming done the pike almost 2-3 weeks before they arrive on screen. There is zero imagination at work and zero imagination cost comparatively less than if they actually used their brains.

  64. kiki smith says:

    I hope Mal Young hires Jennifer Pepperman, she was great on OLTL reboot. I heard she is doing films now, but I loved her directing on ATWT.

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  65. Dawn D says:

    Well I’m willing to see how the new folks do. I like the show but was very sad they killed Sage off. She never got to be the mom she should have been. Maybe Sharon will pay in some way for her lies. Hope SB doesn’t leave unless he comes back to GH. Since I’m a die hard Liason fan.

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    Jen jen Macinson replied

    Am glad sage is gone i never like her.

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    Dawn D replied

    Jen I respect your opinion even tho I do not agree. I was responding to JFP leaving and how I didn’t like a s/l plot.

  66. Cathy W says:

    I am glad too see her go! But I do want Steve Burton to stay. I love the fact that he is Niki and Paul’s son…and like seeing how well he gets along with the other characters. You have to have a peacemaker somewhere. His character has integrity….and I also like that he and Stitch represent our vets. I hope they will keep him…and trade Jason for Billy Miller. Also…I like Gina…she has made Phyllis her own and I thought that would be an impossible task.

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    Emily replied

    Agreed, Cathy!

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  67. Mary says:

    At last Young and the Restless has the good sense to get rid of Jill Farren Phelps. The only show she has not destroyed is DOOL. Now if they can just get rid of Pratt.

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  68. jaybird369 says:

    Now that JFP is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y gone from Y&R (Y-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!), I think that Y&R (from there) should seriously get rid of the following, uh, dead weight:

    1. self-righteous and humorless Christine
    2. clueless and irresponsible Devon
    3. bland and one-note Dylan
    4. fake and two-faced whack-job Hilary
    5. annoying and meddling Lily
    6. annoyingly dorky Natalie
    7. sniveling and whiny Summer
    8. prissy-filled and self-absorbed Victoria

    Oh…and here are some ways to I-M-P-R-O-V-E Y&R:

    1. Bring back Nina…SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    2. Bring back Murphy…SERIOUSLY!!!!!
    3. Put Jess Walton back ON-CONTRACT…ASAP!!!!!
    4. Give Esther some LONG OVERDUE AND MUCH-NEEDED STORY!!!!!
    5. Turn Michael back into A REAL MAN!!!!!
    6. S-T-O-P turning Jack into a spineless and self-righteous jellyfish!!!!!
    7. Give both Neil and Mariah brand-new love interests…ASAP!!!!!
    8. Most of all, S-T-O-P making Sharon so damn C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!! BEYOND OLD!!!!!

    P-e-a-c-e.

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    These nicknames you posted is that suppose to be funny because getting rid of the actors it all comes from JFP and CP so why would you want majority of them to be gone too People seem to forget that although we see their whiny, cheating, and loud faces each day to the point it is sickening, it all falls on the writers and the Executive writers and none of the actors are responsible for their scripts that are written for them or the type of characters that are shown…I hate what they did to Sharon’s character too but she is only acting what is written for her. Sharon Case is an amazing actress and although I hate her character right now, I wouldn’t want to see her go as an actress. If anything, the writers need to change the characters material and what is written for them.

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  69. Emily says:

    Reading everyone’s comments and from my own experience watching Guiding Light and Y&R, I really think one of JFP’s favorite moves is killing off a BELOVED character, then making the major storyline of the show revolve around that death. The entire cast mourning, having memorials, changing the course of characters for years afterwards. It’s as if she really thinks that is the best kind of storyline fodder. It’s sickening and counterintuitive, in my opinion, to what soap viewers want. And she did it again and again! She killed off Cordelia Abbott RIGHT AFTER the show had lost Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) -talk about salt in a wound! I honestly liked some of the changes she made to Y&R, but I’m not at all sorry to see her go.

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    Kelly Robbins replied

    I agree about what you said about killing off main characters and cordelia Abbott’s death, but Cordelia Abbott wasn’t a main character though. She was only shown a few times through her years.

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  70. Jen jen Macinson says:

    From she fired MM she should have let go, she overstayed her time am glad she’s gone.

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  71. mark says:

    She’ll go to days next and ruin it even more than it already is and it’ll get cancelled just wait. Shell be gone when it gets the ax but it’ll be her fault.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Mark…and…let’s not forget B&B. Y-i-k-e-s.

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  72. mark says:

    I remember on GL she did the dumbest thing and had Blake Maureen and Michelle dancing in the kitchen while putting away the dishes. Does anyone remember the song? Well I do and it’s PERFECT for JFP’s demise:

    Don’t stop thinkin about tomorrow
    Dont stop it’ll soon be here
    Yesterdays gone yesterdays gone
    Oooh dontcha look back!!!! Dontcha look back…..

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  73. Gabi Harper says:

    Hate all the recent story lines after 30 something years I’ve basically stopped watching. Maybe a good shakeup is not such a bad idea

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