Y&R fans, it looks like the powers-that-be have heard many of your voices, and your prayers may have been answered, particularly, if you have been jonesing for a return to the stories you love to love featuring the characters you love, or love to hate, with deep history in the show. Well, news today out of Daytime Confidential had delivered a one-two welcome punch to the writing department at the CBS Daytime drama series.
Kay Alden, (pictured on the right, next to Y&R co-creator Lee Phillip Bell) the former head writer of Y&R, who worked for years under the legendary Bill Bell (Y&R co-creator and head writer), is back with the show as he series story consultant. That means she will once again work in her soap career work with newly-appointed head writer, Sally Sussman. And as you would expect, Sussman is overjoyed with Alden back in the fold stating, “I am so thrilled to be working with Kay again. I can’t ever imagine doing Y&R without her.”
Angelica McDaniel, CBS Daytime and CBS Entertainment Executive Vice-President added: “Welcoming Kay back to The Young and the Restless, joining Sally Sussman and Mal Young (executive producer), continues our commitment to telling the most powerful stories while honoring the legacy of daytime’s No. 1 drama,”
Fans of Y&R know that Alden began working at Y&R six months after it debuted in 1973 and became a script writer and continue on for decades in different writing posts. She became the show’s head writer back in 1998 until 2006.
So, what do you think of the news of Kay Alden returning to Y&R as story consultant? What do you think of the team now being put in place to generate stories led by Sally Sussman? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!