October 16th, 2013  |  Leave a comment

The Shelly Altman Interview – The Young and the Restless

Courtesy/WGAeast

The Young and the Restless has undergone another change at the top with the recent departure of head writer Josh Griffith, and the announcement of Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante as the newly appointed co-head writers of the series.  However, Altman is no stranger to Genoa City having been with The Young and the Restless since January 2013, and working alongside of Griffith for several months.  She also has been integral to the stories viewers are currently seeing play out on-air.

With so many controversial storylines stirring up the fans of the series, On-Air On-Soaps thought it was the perfect time to chat with Altman to get her take on what her plans are for the characters you have come to love in Genoa City.  And to inquire about all the key recent storyline developments including: the decision to kill-off beloved little gal Delia (Sophie Pollono), making Dylan (Steve Burton) the biological son of Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), and the continued conundrum of the character motivations of Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) … among others!

In addition, since fans of the iconic series have strongly voiced their concerns that whomever takes over as head scribes understand the history and what is important to the audience who has stuck by the series, we discuss with Shelly her background, how she visualizes the characters, and the passion for the medium she brings to The Young and the Restless.  With a string of predecessors that have included; Lynn Marie Latham, Maria Arena Bell, and Josh Griffith, it certainly can not be an easy and often daunting task to keep everyone happy on a show with 40 years of compelling history and story.  Can Altman be the one to turn the show around (even though it continues to be the number one soap) with her new partnership with Passanante?  Read on!

MICHAEL:

CBS Entertainment Daytime Senior VP, Angelica McDaniel, told me last week at the CBS Daytime After Dark event, that you and Jean Passanante officially start this new co-head writing collaboration this week!  What can you say about Jean?

SHELLY:

Photo Credit: Getty Images

On Monday, we launched into this partnership!  I have worked with Jean before and I am so excited about it.  She has not only been a collaborator of mine in the past, but we are friends.  Jean is funny, bright, brilliant, and I could not be happier.  We worked together on One Life to Live, General Hospital, and at Another World we were like ships passing in the night.  We worked together for like two weeks.  We are much on the same page creatively, and we said then, “If we ever had the opportunity to do this together we would jump at it,” and here we are!

MICHAEL:

What in your opinion is the core difference of writing a show like The Young and the Restless, that sets it apart from the other soaps you have worked on?

SHELLY:

What I appreciate and like about Y&R is that sense of families and the anchors around which everything else evolves.  I find it’s a very romantic show – traditional in that sense – and yet up-to-date current in story.  I appreciate that sense of honoring its own legacy and taking it into the present.

MICHAEL:

When you take a look at the Genoa City canvas, what do you see in a broad stroke of things you want to see fixed, or perhaps driven in a different lane?

SHELLY:

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

We want to integrate the generations a bit more by moving some of the younger characters into story, and have them crossover with some of the core legacy characters.

MICHAEL:

I think this has been a big disconnect for many fans of the series, who felt like with all the newbies something was amiss.  They were at times trying to comprehend, “Who are all these new characters?”  While thinking, “This is not my Y&R!”

SHELLY:

Right, and we have several stories that we are going to be moving forward with that will do that and cross-populate the canvas in a little bit more of an organic way.

MICHAEL:

How did you work with Josh Griffith on the decision and the creation of the story where Dylan (Steve Burton) was revealed to be Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) biological long-lost son?

SHELLY:

There was a game plan in bringing in Dylan, and in building the controversy between him and Nick (Joshua Morrow). It certainly heightens the problems between them and becomes a very classic brother rivalry.  There are going to be further twists down the line that will be again, we are not re-writing history in any shape or form, but rather honoring the history of the show with this story. But, that had been the game plan … that we were looking for a story for Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki, and obviously this will affect both of them greatly, and to also further root Dylan onto the canvas.

MICHAEL:

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Now, we are sure Dylan is the son?  Fans are not going to find out this was all a red herring?

SHELLY:

He is the son.  It will not change.  Stitch (Sean Carrigan) was our red herring!

MICHAEL:

Now that Stitch turned out not to be Nikki’s son, will he remain on the canvas with material to play?

SHELLY:

Yes.  We really enjoy the actor and the character.  He is not just Dylan’s friend, but by him now being a doctor on staff at Genoa City hospital, he will start crossing with other players on the canvas.

MICHAEL:

Will Dylan be struggling with the knowledge that Nikki is his mother when it comes to light for him?  That would then certainly bring up more abandonment issues for the former war vet!

SHELLY:

He will absolutely be struggling with that because both of his prior losses; the loss of Ara the girl in Afghanistan, and the loss of Connor.  The one stable datum in his entire experience was his own family, and finding out his mother did to him pretty much what Chelsea did by creating a lie.  That is going to shake his foundation.  He is not ready to embrace Nikki Newman with open arms.  Dylan also has to deal with the fact that his biological father was an evil man, as opposed to the father he practically sanctified and loved.

MICHAEL:

Courtesy/IMDB

Then we have Adam (Michael Muhney) realizing Connor was his son and the little boy losing his eyesight, maybe permanently.  And if that wasn’t enough, then came the launch of the big story last Friday … the hit and run accident that killed Billy (Billy Miller) and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) young daughter Delia (Sophie Pollono)!  So, a decision was made to kill the character to open up the story for many of the other central characters on the canvas?  Many fans have been quite vocal and outraged that Y&R killed-off a child character.

SHELLY:

It is the ultimate human drama for people to have to deal with.  Soaps are in the business of family drama, and it’s the biggest tragedy anyone should have ever to deal with … you should not be burying your own child.  The stories it will create for the relationships of almost everybody on the canvas are huge.  Billy and Chloe’s ability to cope with the death of their child affects Billy’s relationship with Victoria, and Chloe’s relationship with Kevin (Greg Rikaart).  Connor now will see the world through Delia’s eyes, metaphorically, and that will be huge.  Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) being Chloe’s best friend and how this will affect them is important.  And also throughout this, Adam is being humanized becoming a father himself, and his and Chelsea’s relationship will be affected greatly by this event.  They will be living together with their child in close proximity, and looking at the world as a family.  It will change how they perceive each other as well.

MICHAEL:

Thus far through, all the on-screen drama has provided material for some strong performances, in particular from Billy Miller and Elizabeth Hendrickson.  Have you watched the performances back to see how the story plays out on-screen?

SHELLY:

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

I was able to see this past Friday’s and this week’s episodes, and they are amazing.  Billy Miller is amazing. The actors feel the emotion of the story as well as the characters they are playing.  Everyone had pulled out the stops.

MICHAEL:

A lot of times in soaps, more than any other medium, the actor informs the writer of their character in sometimes subtle ways.  For instance, many actors I have spoken to over the years will tell me they play sexual tension into their scenes, so the writers will notice it, and see the spark, and write for it.  When you see something you write on the page and you see it up on the screen, do you feel the actors take the material to a level you never expected?

SHELLY:

One of the things I loved about this show coming into it was the strength of the cast. Just as a viewer I thought, “Wow, this is a really good cast.”  I would say almost always they get it, and get exactly what was on the page and put it on the stage. That is very gratifying for a writer.  If something did not translate, I will take responsibility for that because I must have not been clear.

MICHAEL:

Courtesy/CBS

Many fans have also been vocal at the way that the character of Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) has been handled by recent writing regimes.  It was Josh Grffith who told me months ago of his decision to make the character bipolar to explain away some of her out of character behavior and decisions, so it made sense.  Last week, we learned Sharon was off her meds, which may have accounted for her seemingly now delusional fantasy that Nick and her would finally reconcile and be a family once again.  Now it seems after the emotional scenes, she realizes the error of her ways.  What is the purpose of that?  Where is this now going for Sharon?

SHELLY:

We want to rehabilitate Sharon and currently, Sharon wants to rehabilitate herself.  Once she does get stabilized, she does recognize that she was holding on to a dream that she can’t necessarily have any longer. And, that all the losses in her life, particularly the loss of Cassie, and seeing everyone around her move on and move forward has been very difficult for her.  Not having love in her life and having a rather twisted relationship with Adam, that was extremely unhealthy.  She is going to try to get herself back on the straight and narrow.  If there ever is a possibility of anything ever happening with Nick, or any other man, she has got to love herself first.

MICHAEL:

However, Sharon is carrying around this huge secret about the paternity of Summer (Hunter King) and what happened to Phyllis because of it!

SHELLY:

You hit the nail on the head!  As strong and able as she gets, she is carrying around that burden, and the only way she can unburden herself is by telling the truth.  But, by telling the truth she stands to lose everything, and that indeed will be her quandary, even as she gets healthy.  That will be an issue for her.

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

MICHAEL:

So then, what can you say to Shick fans who were hoping for a reconciliation?  Things don’t look good right now!

SHELLY:

Not this week, that is all I will say on that. (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

So here is what I think will happen: Sharon and Nick will eventually get together and then all of Sharon’s lies will come out, and then they will fall apart … yet again!

SHELLY:

It would seem so, wouldn’t it?  (Laughs)  All I can say at this point is; we are going to see a stronger, healthier, Sharon approaching life and love and relationships in a different way then we have seen while she was essentially suffering a breakdown.  Through that healing, she may be able to find other happiness in her life.

MICHAEL:

Hunter King (Summer) did an amazing job when Summer learned that Jack (Peter Bergman) was her supposed bio-dad and not Nick! What direction is she headed now?

SHELLY:

We do have story that will be coming up for her in the next several months.  Summer is an Abbott, and a kind of a Newman in her mind, or shall I say, the truth as she knows it, or everyone but Sharon knows it.  So Summer is an Abbott, although we really know she is a Newman. (Laughs)  That does make her a bit of hammock between two oak trees.  We are having her get more involved in the fashion world.  This is one of the cases in point where we will be moving her into an umbrella story that will involve all the generations and both the core families.  Also, her relationship with her “brother” Noah (Robert Adamson) will be explored.  And, as Noah is starting to date her best friend, that is going to begin to create some conflict as well.

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

MICHAEL:

Many fans of the show have also been vocal that they want this Hillary storyline to wrap up soon!  It was upsetting to see Neil (Kristoff St. John) get some alcohol in his bloodstream thanks to Hillary’s vindictiveness.  

SHELLY:

I can say that the Mishael Morgan (Hillary) is a terrific actress and we are keeping her around.  She is going to be getting involved with other characters on the canvas as well.  Once she understands the truth of what really happened with her mother, she will start to see things differently.  As a result of that, she will be able to move forward and branch out into other arenas.  She is not going to be a psychopath, and she never was a psychopath. She was somebody who was hurting very much, because the most important relationship in her life was taken from her.  She needed to blame.  She was unable to see her mother’s own responsibility for her own actions.

MICHAEL:

What about Neil?  Is he now going to become a drunk again?

SHELLY:

No. Neil is not falling off the wagon.  But Neil does feel he was impart responsible for Hillary’s mother’s death.  Hillary moving forward will maintain a non-romantic form of a relationship with Neil.

MICHAEL:

What did you think of the episodes surrounding the Katherine Chancellor memorial episodes and Jess Walton’s (Jill) performance in it?  Did you as the writer have the hankies ready?

SHELLY:

Courtesy/CBS

I had the box of tissues handy.  I thought they were a sublime and wonderful series of shows.  I also thought it was a great honor to Katherine and the memory of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine). 

MICHAEL:

Will Jess Walton be on the show more often?

SHELLY:

You absolutely will see more of the character. We have left her with a mystery to solve.  We are going to see Jill going through the journey to solve that mystery.

MICHAEL:

Did you start off as a soap opera viewer?  How did this genre come into your life and the desire to want to write a soap?

SHELLY:

As a young person in college I watched my first soap opera which was Somerset.  A spin-off of Another World with Ted Danson!  Friends and I got hooked on it so much so that we named our volleyball team after the show!  But I got into film, primetime, and theatre, but always remained a soap fan.  As a writer, I had always written other genres.  The opportunity presented itself to me when I became a mother.  I was working at home with my children. I started to watch soaps again, and started to love it, and started to dream up ideas and the rest is history.

MICHAEL:

Many times fans have often commented about the more recent writing regimes of the series: “They don’t know what they are doing. They are running the show!” Shelly, what is it that you feel you bring to the table in this new position of co-head writer of Y&R?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

SHELLY:

I said to Jean the other day, “It is absolutely amazing that you and I have not even started working together and apparently we already suck together.” (Laughs)  What I think I bring to the table is certainly enthusiasm, and a love of the genre.  I think of the characters as people.  I really do.  There are voices my head.   I feel like I channel them.  My children used to watch me at work, and I would be talking to myself in voices! (Laughs)  I feel like I let the characters tell me who they are, and as I said, I am an idea person.  Having worked with Jean before, we share that.  We are practically a burlesque show together! (Laughs)  Obviously, the characters need to do something.  You need a plot, and you need a strong plot.  But as opposed to my work in primetime, where a lot of an episodic is plot-driven, soap opera serialized drama is character-driven.  I also think this is the difference in what has happened in primetime television.  They have co-opted the genre, “the soap opera” and so has a show like Homeland, and Breaking Bad.  They certainly were character-driven, and the plot was almost secondary where they want to see how this character will relate to that character.  You need a good story to keep it going, but I do think that what makes the genre so special is that it is character-driven. And that is why you have to think of each character as a very real fully-rounded person.  You don’t want cartoon characters. I create a complete bio-sheet on every character that tells me things that may never appear on television.  But it tells me things like … do they have allergies?  How were they brought up?  So in my head, it is a complete person I am thinking about.

MICHAEL:

What can you tell me about working alongside Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps?  As part of her producing signature style, she often has cataclysmic events occur that are designed to have a ripple effect on the canvas such as currently Delia’s death, or a big splashy spectacle such as General Hospital’s carnival sequence a few years back.  Can we expect more of that in the future?

SHELLY:

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Absolutely!  There are things in the works.  I have worked with Jill Farren Phelps in every show I have worked on.  She was at Another World when I started there.  I left Another World and joined One Life to Live to work with her.  And then, when the announcement came that OLTL was going off the air, I moved to General Hospital where Jill was producing, and here I am with her again at Y&R.  It has always been a wonderful collaboration.  Jill is a very visual producer, which I very much appreciate.  She knows what she wants to see on the screen, and she is extremely creative. 

MICHAEL:

What would you want to say to the fans of what is to come as you move forward as co-head writer of Y&R?  What message do you want to convey to them since have expressed concern for their favorite soap?

SHELLY:

I would like the fans to understand that we are fans.  We love the show. It is our intention to honor the great tradition of this show and to grow with it, and continue to tell great stories for characters who we are already feeling are a part of our own families.

MICHAEL:

If the audience does not like a certain character or story, does it ever change the course for you, or would it, in regards to what you might do with a planned plot line?  Do the fans have an actual voice that is heard by the writers?

SHELLY:

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Very often if there is throng of fans that feel very strongly about story, and remember they are seeing on the air what was written a minimum of two months before they are seeing it … when there is such a strong reaction, more often than not, we are ourselves have had the same reaction.  If something really isn’t working, frankly, it really isn’t working.  We certainly have people (and I am not going to read every nasty tweet about myself) on staff that will.  We will be informed on a regular basis, “Geez, the fans are really hating this, or the fans are really loving that.”  But, if we are in the middle of the story that we believe in, then we ask that the fans take the journey with us.  Trust that we know where it’s going, and where it’s going is somewhere good.  I would just ask the fans to know that there is always in the beauty of soap opera days without ends, and there is a tomorrow.  We are taking people somewhere.

MICHAEL:

What are you plans for the pace of Y&R storytelling?  In the past, this genre had the luxury of telling a tale and stretching it out to infinity, but in the world we live in now, things move at a much faster pace.  In general, television shows move, and story move, at a much faster pace, or they could potentially lose their audience.

SHELLY:

I think that seems to happen naturally, as you say, because of the time we are living in and because of the ways stories are being told.  I personally think it’s a mistake to try and accommodate a traditional form to make it something that it may not be.  You go back to Dickens, and serialization.  This genre has existed in some form for a very, very long time, and it is continued drama.  Certain stories may move at a certain pace, but I don’t think you need to change what has worked for a very long time.  The Internet is now a fact of our lives and things do move faster, and our characters are contemporary.  They are using the Internet.  They are communicating with each other at a much faster pace. Simply, because it is contemporary drama … the result of that is things moving a little faster.

MICHAEL:

Certain soaps, and as a most recent example, General Hospital, every day in story has been a BAM, BAM, BAM.  Something always happens that moves the plot and unveils another layer of the story.  That is amazing for soap viewers when that happens, because then it becomes every day is a can’t-miss episode, where if you miss a day, you will regret it!  Do you want that to happen on Y&R?

Courtesy/CBS

SHELLY:

Again, there are stories that are filled with daily BAMS, and there are stories where you gotta get me there, which is something network executives say.  I believe that is true.  If people are falling in love, you want to see them fall in love on screen, and you need that to take time.  There will always be those BAM- BAM stories, like “Oh my God” such as this story with Delia’s death. Hopefully, your heart will be in your throat and you can’t miss a scene, let alone an episode.  I don’t think you have to come in with some new rule: now we are changing up because we are losing viewers, and we have to be something that we are not.  I think it is story dependent and character dependent.

  1. Laurel Twist says:

    Sadly, no truth or growth here, either. YR is doomed. She doesn’t even realize fans do not care about Dylan, Stittch, or Hillary. Katherine was not honored at all……

    Reply

    Mandy replied

    You could see from the article itself where the interest lies with this regime vs where it lies with viewers. I will add Tyler, Avery, Mason to the sentiments of not caring about Dylan, Stitch, or Hillary.

    Those characters, including Chelsea and others who are front burner without fail always get more screen time than the characters I am invested in – Cane and Lily – and for this reason I no longer care about Y&R.

    I am sick of the blatant favoritism shown by the writers towards certain characters. There is no valid reason why Chelsea, Avery, Dylan, Adam gets more airtime and investment than Cane and Lily. No reason quantitatively (either by ratings which equals profit margins or popularity) that can be given other than straight up bias. The persistent bias lead me to come to accept and understand there will never be any change in the prejudicial sentiments of the executive and writing teams of this show. Luckily for many who are turned off by this pervasive bias, cable and network TV are finally coming into the 21st century and are now offering shows which treat interracial relationships and families as equal entities and not fillers to bring out of hiding (separated from the rest of the cast) when they need to give their milk toast only world cast of favorites a rest. Cane and Lily Ashby can barely rely on Winters Wednesday to pop up and say a few lines which only relates to Winters world or the other blacks who are without fail only tied to Winters world, and even on that day you can guarantee the favorites who hog the other 4 days will also dominate that Wednesday too.

    I read a few post recently where some viewers were commenting on the Delia storyline and a few asked why not kill the Ashby twins since they don’t matter. A few others said the only children left on the show were Faith, Johnny and Conner. I can’t fault them for not recalling that Charlie and Mattie exist. They are never seen and as some so succinctly put it – they hardly matter. The writers made sure of it even though they matter very much to many fans of Y&R. But that is not enough when it comes to Cane and Lily and their family with Charlie and Mattie having an equal footing on the canvas.

    Avery and Dylan’s miscarried baby memories got more airtime than Cane, Lily, Charlie and Mattie combined. Conner is featured more in his brief life n the show than the twins ever were there whole 3 years of existence on Y&R. I can only imagine how much Chelsea and Adam and Conner will be featured as a family. Billy and Victoria with Jonny are staples on the show. People care because they get to see them almost daily bonding as a family. It is a miracle people still care about Lane & the twins even though they are barely on, much less getting not even 1/10 of what the others get. Imagine if they got the investment and airtime these other families get? But they don’t.

    That is why Y&R does not matter to me anymore.

    Reply

    stephanie replied

    it sure sounds like it matters to you!!!!

    LisaJ replied

    Cane and Lily are BEYOND boring. Their big “blogger storyline” has been silly, stupid, and unwatchable. I have NO problem with them being backburnered. Neither one of them has any business attempting to carry a storyline.

    Joeysback replied

    If I hear Cane say “smokin’ hot wife” one more time, I think I’ll be sick! (Neil, too). NO ONE talks like that!

    Mandy replied

    LisaJ – everybody knows you hate Lane. You go from message boards, to twitter, to facebook, joining Lane private boards, to blogs preaching your gospel of hate against Cane because he cares about Lily, hatred against Lily and her portrayer. We know how deep your hatred of them goes. I guess twitter and the other boards are not enough to contain your posts against Lane, lol.

    As for the blogger storyline being Lane’s big story – you wish. It has been Neil’s story from the get go, but as usual Lane is used to prop newbies they can’t get viewers to care about. Since the story flopped from the beginning when it was all about Neil and the insipid Michelsons, Lane was brought in to bring buzz. Lane managed to spike interest in the DOA storyline for the brief few episodes Lane were featured, and then it went squarely back into Neil’s ball court where it lingers on in dragged out disinterested wasteland of nothingness.

    But be of good cheer Lisa. Cane and Lily were not even an afterthought with this HW in this interview so they will most likely remain on the backburner and the one they were used to help get notice will be developed and connected on canvas for your future enjoyment. Seems like a priority to develop and connect the newbies over the fan favorites who have been on the show for years and cannot get invested writing and development despite always delivering.

    As for Lane not being able to carry a story? A Lane centered story has never sunk the ratings unlike some of the writers favorites stories have done in the past. It is also very peculiar in light of your statement that writers continue to throw newbies at Lane in order to help get the newbies noticed, which logic and reasoning leads me to conclude, is an acknowledgment of Lane’s popularity. Sorry Lisa – yours and a few haters diatribe against Lane on twitter and the boards does not equal the majority consensus, even though I know you and they wish it were so. If only wishes were true! I would have my wish granted of Lane being invested in and given equal airtime as the writers favorite white characters and couples get so easily and unquestioningly. Maybe then, I would not have stopped watching Y&R!

    If any of “the black” stories aren’t working? They involve Lane to spike talk and interest.Too bad for Lane and their fans – they never get rewarded for the effort. Just continued regulation to more prop duty. I can guarantee Lane will be used to prop more yawn worthy stories for whomever Hilary gets involved with, which will more likely than not, be Devon. He is the power player of the Winters family now, LOL. If Hilary, Devon, Neil, Mason, Leslie and Tyler are so interesting and can carry their own stories without using Lane – I would love to hear of it being done. But these writers heads would explode on the premise they would not know how to write “the blacks” as not being all grouped together on their own separate and isolated island away from the rest of GC, and it would kill these writers to have them integrated into stories with the rest of the cast. The writers, CBS and Sony’s collective heads would explode Lisa! They can’t have them amongst their favorites contaminating their stories. God forbid they would have to consider giving them equal airtime. Equal is just a word to bandy about. Not practiced on their soap!

    You rage and obsess that Lane exists Lisa, but if nothing else, you are consistent in your vitriol and hate against them. At least you have found a common ground and like mindedness with these writers ;-) .

    And at least you don’t pretend and put pictures of Lane in an interview article with the new Head Writer discussing the future of the show where they are not even mentioned once, and you don’t use Lane in promos for the show while they are barely ever on the show – giving lip service to false claims of diversity and equality. CBS Daytime is one big happy family you know – for some ;-) .

    Shelby replied

    From reading your blurb about Cane and Lily I surmise that you have missed many episodes of Y & R. They have had a huge story line surrounding them when no one else mattered!!! Y & R started out a rivalry of three family businesses, Newman’s, Abbot’ts, and Chancelor’s. All these other characters were created along the way, depending on the story line. My point being, the Newman’s, Abbott’s, and Chancelor’s should get top billing, they were the originals and should remain the originals. Now that the Chancelor’s have collaborated with the Newmans with Jeanne’s death it only stands to reason that Cane and family are diminished because Cane was never a Chancelor, his character came about when he deceived Kathryn into believing he was her long lost son Phillip, she grew to love him and took him under her wing. Kathryn is gone now and the Newman’s have Chancelor so really Cane has been displaced, let him go. Lily’s father, Neil, has been displaced, her brother Devon has been displaced. That is okay, they had a good run but let new blood arise from the ashes of Kathryn Chancelor!!!

    Dawn replied

    NOOOOOOOOO I WANT SHARON HAPPY WITH ADAM! So tired of Sharon having to be getting healthy when these criminals like Chelsea just keep sleeping with all the men and tricking them . This is ridiculous! Now this Delia saga is the worse. It seems yet again the fans are being told what we should like! When will we ever get a writing team that cares what the long time viewer wants? WHEN! SO TIRED OF IT! P>S Drucilla? Please Drucilla! :(

    Kristine replied

    Mandy , LOVE YOUR COMMENT! I agree sadly it does seem it will be the same thing . The Chelsea show and that baby! BORING ZZZ Hey, By the way why does Sharon need to continuously need to be fixed? Why can’t this beautiful women be happy in a relationship? Let the girl be happy!

    Laurel Twist replied

    Mandy,

    Excellent, excellent posts. I now believe YR is dead. They have zero interest in writing towards what fans truly want to see, & there is no one, in upper management, who has the common sense to lead the show properly. When I read about what fans what, I see the names Jill, Cane, Lily, Sharon, Nick, Adam, Lauren, Michael, Victor, Nikki, Billy, Victoria, Jack, Tracy, Ashley. Yes, the Newmans are important, but they were never meant to be written superior ro every other family.I DO NOT SEE Dylan, Avery, Stitch, Hillary, Tyler, Abby, Chelsea, Leslie, Mason yet these are the characters the new regime will focus on. How the hell do you invest the next generation when you improperly cast? I am speaking of nuSummer & nuKyle & you kill the next generation, Delia. Enough already. It is more than time to walk away. Done, done, done. No more talking to a group of people who lie, spin, deceive, & disrespect fans by actions while praising with words. There is something very, very wrong here. I don’t get it. What I do understand is the power of the $. Walk away…..stop giving them the ratings which helps to pay their saleries. Stop being used. No more live watching, no more DVR watches, unless it is 4 days after the initial airing. This will not count towards the ratings. At the end of the day, WE have the power. Time to use it…..sadly.

    Michael replied

    Shelby,

    To correct you, Cane is NOT nor was he ever thought of as Katherine’s son Phillip III, but Jill’s son. You should have re-read that and corrected yourself before posting it and making yourself look silly.

    Everyone else,

    As for Cane and Lily, they are tired, boring, and USELESS! Daniel Goddard cried his way back into a job (when Maria Arena Bell wanted him gone) and Christel Khalil should be out of a job because of her recent scandal involving her former talent agency that resulted in her supposedly being sent out on an audition to the show that currently employs her! She is not a good actress and Daniel Goddard is not a very good actor either. Do away with these two characters first before getting rid of a legacy character that is tied to the Abbott and Chancellor families in the name of Delia Abbott.

    Michael Fairman’s interview with Shelly Altman revealed a lot in that the new writing regime has no intention of listening to the fans. They have no intention of honoring the show’s history, of getting back to the score that made Y&R synonymous with good musical scores in the show’s past. Also, Shelly is seriously deluded in her thinking that Y&R honored Katherine and in the same vein, honored Jeanne Cooper. This is simply not the case. If they truly wanted to honor her, they would not have had Christine and Paul marry, they would have had Phillip’s III and IV there (even if they needed to recast one of those roles and taken Thom Bierdz up on his offer to do those episodes at a seriously reduced rate of pay…..hey, he did say he would do those episodes on the cheap!).

    I hate to say this, but Michelle Stafford saw the writing on the wall and decided to high tail it out of the CBS studio’s before she had to utter another horrendous word coming from the writers knowing full well that they would continue to destroy Phyllis (her final scenes were horrible).

    If I were Sharon Case, I’d leave Y&R knowing that the writer’s continue to destroy her character, no matter what Shelly Altman says. I don’t buy Shelly’s statement that they plan to rehabilitate Sharon at all. I think they will continue to destroy her character.

    Lastly, I have not watched this show since the Katherine memorial episodes and I don’t plan on returning either. In all honesty, I don’t see this show lasting another year or two with the way that JFP is killing this show slowly. Another 200-300 people out of work easily. It’s really too bad that Angelica McDaniel (CBS) and Steve Kent and Steve Moska (Sony Pictures) have their heads buried so far up their asses that they can’t see what’s going on and make the necessary changes that need to be made in order to bring this show back from the proverbial cliff and prevent it from nose-diving into a grave. Sad, sad, sad!

    Michael, I’m really disappointed in that you didn’t really press harder on Shelly Altman and take her to task on a number of issues that are super important to the fans.

    So long Y&R, may you RIP once you’re taken off of the air. I loved you but you’ve become irrelevant now with the current regime. They don’t care about you anymore and would rather see you disappear from the airwaves rather than work at what needs fixing and bringing you back to your former glory (sniff, sniff).

    kathryn atkins replied

    I am a masters social worker. In my opinion, Sharon’s symptoms don’t exhibit a bipolar disorder. She sleeps well, eats, isn’t suicidal, grandiose and has a good grip on reality. Instead, as I perceive Sharon she may suffer from a borderline personality disorder or some facsimile to that. She is manipulative and has a tendency to harm others or their property. Sharon may need medication and therapy, but bipolar is a mis diagnosis. When assigning a diagnosis on a story the executives should consult an expert.

    kathryn atkins replied

    I hate to say it, but evidently Black characters are always secondary. Some people complain that Abby and Tyler don’t belong together, it’s the 21st century. The story line of Hillary should be explored. I believe she may be Gus’ child and Leslie and Tyler’s sister, an interesting plot. Reviewing the operations of Abbott Industries could include Neil, Devon and Cane who will probably return to work for Jack. A final question I have been pondering on for a while is Sophia and her child/ Neil/s son.

    Shadam Fan replied

    Thankyou for posting about Sharon Case! With all the death surrounding Delia and looking for eyes for a newborn the show has been so depressing! I skipped the show for the past two days. When I seen posts Sharon would be on I tuned in for Sharon! Fast forward through the rest of the show. Sharon was the only bright light of todays show ! I can’t stand Avery or Chelsea boring and annoying!

    Gina replied

    I want jack as summers dad and nick as faith fad not watching anymore of this junk

    carol ferguson replied

    DONNA’S FAN SITE SENT me here and i would like to tell you to please bring Pylis back and get rid of Sharon she is a nimpho and has been married or in bed with every one in GC, Please don’t make it out the Adam is the killer of little D as this is such a sad and ruthless storyline couldn’t you of replaced her instead of killing her off, Mrs C didn’t get what she was entitled to i felt her honor was a joke after all those precious years she spent on YR. I am not liking how the stories are playing out and i am ready to take the recording out of my pvr as its gone overboard and drag things out i could watch it every month just one day!! get on the writing wheel and smarten up before you loose all the faithful watchers!!!!

    Reply

    flo barnes replied

    please bring back delia abbot,and not make adam the killer.

    edithholmes replied

    I disagree with you all you talk always about Sharon how bad she is but she is not a bad person and you all speak about getting rid of Sharon but I don’t that they should she is a great actress…

    LisaJ replied

    Why is everyone saying “Donna sent me here?” Does she win a toaster oven or something if people mention her enough?

    Debbie Buss replied

    I don’t see them bringing Delia back, only because they’ll probably use her corneas for Conner’s eyes. Yes, Adam is the killer…but it REALLY was an ACCIDENT! He didn’t know he hit anyone, especially Delia!!! He swerved so he wouldn’t hit the dog and instead he hit her without even knowing it. Now he’s going to be going through the tortures of the damned knowing what he did! And we all know he can’t say anything because that will only make matters much worse for him than they already are now.

    Tina replied

    I can’t stand the fact they killed off little DD Abbot , I can’t watch please just let me know when it is all over!! no one want to see a child die.. and to play it out over and over is just cure to the fans of the show.. I’ve watched everyday for 30 years but the last 2 days I chosen to tune out!! And the Sharon story line geez she use to be one of my favorite characters now i’m just sick of all the craziest that is with her story line! and biopolar is in mood swings not seeing your dead children!

    Dawn replied

    LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER WRITTING TEAM GIVING THE FRONT STORY TO CHELSEA! May the writers be reminded Adam loves Sharon . Chelsea was a rebound hired pro by Victor enough and when will Victor and Nikki relise Sharon lost a daughter and STOP saying poor Nick lost a daughter! He wasn’t her REAL father1

    addie replied

    I too want Phyllis and MS back. Killing off Didi was just awful. JFP is the same woman that killed Jake off to save Josslyn. And then the killer was Luke, cause he was drinking, now I have the feeling that it was not Adam who hit Delia. First I don`t think that even with the broken headlight he hit her. Yeah, he tried not to hit the dog, but he pulled of the road and there was not a scream or anything strange happening. I think after the Monday episode that Nikki is the driver and she just blocked the memory or even didn`t know that she hit something. Cause of her MS. I really, really hope they not make Adam the driver who did this.

    melissa garner replied

    so is this the young and restless are is this the victor and Sharon show ,please make them the villians and give jack and billy and adam a break im so sick of the Sharon story and victor always portrayed hes bigger than god please ive been watching for 47 years but now im gettn really tired of same ole same ole
    do something good for jack,billy,adam for once

    Nancy replied

    I think it is so obvious the killer will be someone not on the screen now. They will make us think it is Adam or Nikki. BOOOOOOOOOO and then it will be some unknown. Everything on this show is so predictable. Who did not know Dylan would be the son. Red herring my ass. I am furious that MS had to leave because of this crap. Phyllis is needed and a recast will never work. Nick the prick is as dull and useless as his dump of a bar. There is NOTHING exciting going on. No good character to cheer for and NO couple to ship. Villy is as tired and old as Lame Lane.

    Soap blogger! replied

    Hope Shelly and the team fix the show for real! Not empty words like the former JG! Josh Griffith and Jill F. Phelps trashed everyones past writing in this former article back in 2012! Well look where Josh Griffith is today Fired! Jill F. Phelps is next. Fingers crossed! They had big mouths but the show a year after this article was written the show is in complete devastation! Killing a child and ridiculous long boring waste of time stories! What a crock this TVG article is! Goodbye Josh Griffith!

    Reply

    kathryn atkins replied

    No one cried when Carmind was killed, but Delia? taking a break after 40 years, day 1 with the Brooks, Snapper and Greg. Good times.

    June Rollins replied

    LOVE SHARON :) love Sharon with Nick or Adam that was when the show was so great! Love to see Drucilla back. I really have been watching talk shows these days. I want my Sharon happy with a man .

    Ruby Crouse replied

    The last writers promised to repair Sharon but made her worse! I still want Drucilla back for Neil and Sharon and Adam together like before! I stopped watching this week because killing kids was to sad!

    Reply

    Tina replied

    oh yes bring back Drusilla , at first I thought she was going to be Ann!

    Wendy Hauck Waiting replied

    I want Sharon happy with Adam Nick or someone really great. I was holding on to see if they will ever do right by Sharon but they ruined her WHY? I can’t even stand they really had to kill a child! Really not happy Neil still is not really in love. Nobody can replace Drucilla! Avery and Chelsea have monopolised this show for the past year! Please STOP!

    Reply

    Aurora replied

    The day Y&R should ever bring back Drucilla will be my last watching the show. I was never so happy to see someone fall off a cliff. Keep her dead!

    Danielle J replied

    OH PLEASE I LOVE DRUCILLA! OMG THAT WAS THE BEST! TO HAVE SHARON AND DRU BESTFRIENDS :)

    SANDRA PEARSON replied

    Hi, Donna sent me here, Ok, can you not make it a dream and bring back Dee Dee back, what is Chloe going to do without her daughter and poor Billy, he is a great father, just get another actress to play the part…Hate this storyline… Get rid of Hillary, put her in jail, hate that storyline, what a waste of good actors and actresses to put Neil through that…Quit making Adam the bad guy, he has been enough on this show, you made Michael and Kevin reformed so enough with making Adam bad…Let Nick find out that Summer is really his daughter, before she gets too involved with Jack….Find someone for Sharon and let Nick get on without her…STop Victor from calling Billy (Billy Boy) I hate that, he is good for Victoria…. Let Billy save Victor so he will treat him like a son-in-law should be treated..he stopped his house from being blown up and what thanks did he get….I love this show but come on the Neil story has gone on too long, and with the evidence she gets away with it….All I can say is PLEASE MAKE DEE DEES STORY A DREAM!!!!

    Reply

    Deb replied

    I cannot believe some of the storylines you are going with on this show. I am trying to give up watching this show . I do not understand why you killed off a child, Why are you bringing more negative to Billy and Adam for that matter. Adam has tried so hard and you keep letting him be brought down, Alcohol is really showing its ugly head with Adam, can
    t you give him a positive role for a change.
    Can you lay off with Victor being so controlling and convincing everyone that Billy is such a bad guy. He is such a loving husband and farther and you are destroying that.
    I sure hope that you can bring a positive spin to this show soon.
    I agree with Sandra Pearson that bring Delia back, have this play out as a nightmare.

    Donna replied

    I agree! Victor needs to leave Billy alone and stop calling him Billy Boy. That is so annoying. He needs to allow Victoria to lead her own life and she and Billy are good for one another. I keep hoping that Victoria is pregnant with Billy’s baby right now and soon we’ll hear some really great baby news. Fingers are crossed.

    Tina replied

    well said Deb

    Kim H. replied

    Time for Sharon to be in a marriage. and not with a ghost. They are wasting the best character ! I really hate how Victor is always on Billy! So tired of so much! We asked and begged for better writing a year ago. It got worse. Why kill a Abbott? She can’t come back all grown up now! Newmans are always so hostile to everyone that gets old! Neil and Lily need Drucilla aka Victoria Rowell. How long do fans have to wait for VR return? Will Shelly listen to us? I did not like Avery and Chelsea in every episode for months. Come on everyone knows Adam loves Sharon!

    Reply

    Donna replied

    I would love to see Sharon and Adam reunite one day. Once she is strong and healthy again, perhaps they’ll be able to try again. And if that is not meant to be, then I hope that Sharon will find the right man for her. It’s about time she has something good in her life again.

    Diane T replied

    Sick of Chelsea sick of Avery sick of the Rose story and now you killed Delia Y&R! PLEASE fix the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE GHOSTS!

    Reply

    Kelly replied

    I would love a little comedy back and not ghosts and death! Loved crazy Patty and her Kitty and Kevin and his Chipmunk outfit. We need more believed love like Sharon and Adam had. Neil is being played and that is so dumb! Chelsea and her baby blues is so ridiculous. Who decided to make her and Avery the shows front runners? Please really? No way! recast crazy phyllis but let Sharon be happy! So sick of Sharon and Jack and Billy being the doormates of the show and criminals get away with giving the kids away and running people over . Drucilla where are you? Your bestfriend Sharon needs you and love of your life Neil and daughter Lily. Lily is so boring!

    Reply

    wanda replied

    I love Young and Restless, but please quit making Adam the bad guy all the time, finally thought he could have relationship with Victor. now this! please give his story line a break please. I don’t know how anyone could every get over running over a child. hate it.

    Donna replied

    I agree! It’s time to stop having Sharon, Jack and Billy as doormats. Time to bring in a new Phyllis too. And I so agree, Lily is so boring. Same old same old with her all the time. Too predictable. Her character needs something fresh and original or something.

    dawn norton replied

    Been watching FOR 40 YRS…what has happened to the 4th of July cookout..the romantic sets of Nick and Sharon..the NEWMAN hOLIDAYS…YOU MISSED THE BOAT COMPLETELY KILLING A CHILD…SHOULD HAVE LEARNED FROM cASSIE..MAYBE THAT IS WHY SHE IS BACK AS A GHOST..YOU SHOULDNT HAVE A JOB FOR A WOW AFFECT…ONLY IF YOU HAVENT WATCHED THE SHOW FOR 40 YRS..SHOULDNT BE WRITING THIS….

    kathryn atkins replied

    Maybe Victoria Rowell could come back as a ghost. But, oh that might cause the show to surpass the Black token quota.

    Terry K replied

    I have watched this show since it started way back when. The new writers have ruined it for myself & a whole lot of other fans.
    Really, did you have to kill Delia off?
    There is WAY TOO MUCH Victor, his hatred of Jack & Billy is so old and boring. Making Sharon a nut job is not good writing.
    I also agree there is too much Avery & Chelsea. BORING !!!
    If this is the best you can do, cancel the show….

    Reply

    Carolyn replied

    Have been a Y&R fan since it’s beginning. Wish I could say it’s the quality today that it was even 5 years ago. I’m getting so disappointed and disenchanted with the Y&R storylines, not the actors. The actors are getting the shaft. I still love and respect Victor, Nikki, Nick, Victoria, and Jill. Don’t see enough of Jill. I hope the writers don’t kill them off, too. Killing Delia was the sickest, most cruel thing to do. Yes, children die under horrific circumstances every day, Ms. Altman, but don’t be so flippant about it. Delia!!! Now, there was a great future storyline gone for good. Delia could have been anything. She was beautiful, bright, bubbly, just adorable and full of life. She brought a smile to our faces and was a ray of sunshine, just what we needed when things got blue in GC. Then the writers top it off by having Adam as the killer!!! How ridiculous is that?!!! I could have written a better accident scene and source for cornea transplant than that, and I don’t even pretend to be a writer, furthermore, don’t want to be!!! Now, when I watch Y&R, every time I see Adam, the first thing I’ll think of is “he killed Delia.” There is no fix…no grand and glorious storyline that will ever erase that brand from Adam’s forehead. He’s doomed and that’s a shame. He makes a great villain, but hurt a child?!!! Nope…he’s doomed. That’s something Y&R fans just won’t get over. I’m also sick of the storyline they have for Sharon. She’s not a ditsy, dumb blonde and she deserves a much better storyline. The latest Cassie storyline was not good. Love the actress but it just didn’t fit, even if Sharon is bipolar. What also really upset me is that “Interview.” Ms. Altman hasn’t got a clue about Y&R and what fans want to see. She made it very clear the fans mean nothing to them and those in charge. The article was a waste. I don’t watch as often now, and skip through portions, but I’ll still stand by the actors, not by the storylines. Very sad future for Y&R indeed. Hope it gets better.

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    I could just spit

    How flippant and arrogant is this:

    when there is such a strong reaction, more often than not, we are ourselves have had the same reaction.

    Trust that we know where it’s going,

    We are taking people somewhere.

    ————-

    I’m dumbfounded

    but then again…. Y&R both production and cast alike… jump on the bandwagon for press….. and they do get the word out their…. I’ll fall off the soap box…. if I hear ONE more time… how it’s the #1 show for the umpteenth forgettable year

    Marion Lee replied

    I am in total agreement with Carolyn, after reading the interview with the writers,. First of all, they are new to the whole Y & R story dynamic and just don’t understand the history here,. It’s getting more and more obvious that certain cast members are getting much more screen time, than other, some are getting story lines that can only be explained as evil and cruel and they keep getting away with illegally setting up people to entrap them, in whatever way the can. I’ve lost count of all the evil and hurtful things Victor Newman has done over the past many years, and never had to account for his actions or serve any jail time. Adam seems to get more and more piled on him, every time he turns around. The man just doesn’t catch a break and I’ll say it one last time, he is one of the 3 finest actors on the show and if he ever left Y & R, I would be right out the door with him and follow him wherever he goes. I don’t buy the writers explanations that they are creating more connections with other characters…sorry, don’t believe you all. What sort of hold does Eric Braeden have on all of you. He can’t even act…

    dede replied

    Sharon belongs with Adam. period. These dumb writers are ruining the show. That is what makes soaps interesting. THe dynamics of the couple. That is why young and restless is sinking. I will not watch until Sharon is back with her love Adam

    NaturalRapunzel replied

    ITA Laurel! Although the photo is nice there was no mention of Lily and Cane story! Take note Chica HW! That’s who I want to see, not the low rent version with Tabby and HillAnn!

    Reply

    Laura replied

    Granted, children die in real life but I was hoping you could have Adam offer to give his corneas and be blind so his son could see. It is time for Adam to stop always being the selfish jerk. Also, enough with Victor hating on Billy. Victor needs to come down off his pedestal and stop being so judgmental. Hopefully, Sharon will get better and move on without Nick. The truth needs to come out SOON about Summer. Too many stories going at once.

    Reply

    Renae replied

    I agree with you Laura, except about Sharon I’m really getting tired of her story line and I agree why not tell Nick the truth about Summer, Nick should have married Avery he needs a family life and to be happy…

    kathryn atkins replied

    Finally, someone who agrees that Nick and Avery belong together. They make a good team. When Sharon married Victor that should end any feelings that Nick had for her. Dylan can go back to Chelsea, they are still married.

    Danielle J replied

    return Adam and Sharon together! Victor needs to leave Billy alone it is disgusting how he treats people. Adam is on my list of useless the way he is hiding this tragic killing but I will forgive him if he gets back with Sharon and has a baby of there own! Chelsea was a mistake from the start

    Reply

    Donna replied

    I agree with you Danielle! Bring Sharon and Adam back together! They sizzled as a couple! And Chelsea was a huge mistake. No spark there whatsoever.

    Caryle replied

    Oh come on the death of Delia was terrible and Sharon is my favorite . I don’t understand why is she the only person who is on meds> Sharon should be happy not used and abused.

    Reply

    kathryn atkins replied

    I have watched this story since the onset in 1972. I am hooked on the story but for the 1st time I had to take a break this week. Delia’s death was senseless to me. Yes, Connor can see the world through Delia’s eyes but the same outcome could have been accomplished via the donors bank, miraculously. Victoria and Billy have just reconciled and hopefully can depend on each other besides alcohol and gambling. Three deaths in a sequence was too much, Katherine, Carmine and now Delia, finally Phylliss in a coma. Another request is to prioritize Sharon’s storyline. Sharon and Nick seems rather immoral. She has been married to Nick, Adam who he disowns and finally Victor. Ugh She needs help before another house is burned down, or someone is harmed. Please realize that some viewers/fans are mature and educated; we need to be challenged. As, aforementioned in this interview, I believe Hillary will be around for a long time. She is probably Tyler and Leslie’s sister. One more question, Dylan’s age, he appears younger than Victoria and Nikki. I hope these comments are taken into consideration.

    Reply

    karlie replied

    Oh Lord, more of the same old, same old from these writers. All talk and no show. Three regime changes in the past several years and the continued destruction of Sharon, so I don’t believe one word out of any of these writers’ mouths any more. Until they truly fix Sharon (don’t “try”, “do”) I’m tuning out, maybe for good. I’m sick of all the double-speak! Disregard what we the fans want to see and we tune out. It’s that simple. What’s so hard to understand about that?!

    Time after time after time we’re told the history of the show will be honoured, but to me it’s just all lies at this point. Sally and the rest of the team will write whatever they want and they simply just don’t care about what the core audience of this show want to see, and I can tell you as one of those “core” fans who has been watching the show from the late 70′s, it is NOT watching that grifter Chelsea, Dylan, Avery and Adam EAT up most of the air time. I don’t tune into to Y&R to watch JFP’s favs take over the show! Integrate new characters SLOWLY, but that’s not what has happened; that con Chelsea has some how become THE heroine of the show! In what universe do the writers think long-time Y&R fans want to watch her and Dylan eat up so much air time? This is not General Hospital or All My Children: it’s the Young and the Restless = Jill, Jack, Billy, Ashley, Tracy, Nikki, Victor, Sharon, Nick, Victoria, Michael and Lauren! If this new writing team can’t honour that – and from this interview they clearly don’t get it – then Sony/CBS needs to put together a writing team that will! I’m so sick of watching the Chelsea/Chloe/Dylan/Avery show! It’s almost (but not quite) as bad as The Phyllis Show we were subjected to under MAB! Arrrrgh!!

    As for Cane and Lily, keep them out of sight! They are pathetic and Cane is simply a joke. They are uber boring and can’t carry a major storyline so why are they still around? At least Lily is a legacy character, but Cane? Please. He has no true legacy AT ALL to the history of the show – he’s a lying con himself! One of the biggest mistakes (among many) CBS made was allowing Lane fans to strong-arm MAB into bringing Cane back. I’m sorry, but most of the boards I read indicate very few truly care about Lane (Zzzzzz) and Cane simply drags Lily down. The only time I had any interest in Lily at all was when she was with Daniel, then most recently with Tyler. Way more sparks between those two. Poor Lily, she’s doomed as a character as long as she’s saddled with Cane. If TPTB are too chicken to break them up, then keep them off-screen because they are trite and a mis-matched couple. Little air time for Lane is the ONLY thing JFP has done right so far, IMO.

    Reply

    Tracy replied

    Fans do care about Dylan. Why do some believe they can speak for all! I and many I know love Dylan can’t wait to see what happens. So speak for yourself not others.

    Reply

    Barbara replied

    Actually, Tracy, she speaks for me as well!!! I agree 100% with her comments about Dylan. Maybe you and many others love Dylan, but I’d venture that many others feel exactly the way that Tracy and I do.

    Nancy replied

    and many don’t give a damn.. the steve burton show needs to end. He is NOT Y&R.. send him back to GH

    Mylene Somers replied

    I have been watching Y and R since the beginning . It Haas’s been a rough year losing our beoved Jeanne Cooper. Now we are dealing with the tragic loss off beloved character Delia. This is disgusting and going to be the ruinastiion of this soap. There has been nothing but tragedy in every family. Generally we have at leeassst one or 2 families doing OK .Hilary ans stitchtto me are useless chharacters. Although I do love Dylan and Chelseey together. Frankly I am sick of Adam throwing his weight arrouund with threats etc he is no different than Victor. I realize this/ is a soap but why does the Ewmmans/always win when it comes to transplant at the expense off the Abbots. Knowing Delia,s/ Corneas will go to Connor is just another win. For the /Newman family to hnot even appreciate. Even on a soap they need the mother to agree to a DNAa test Adam just goes and does it and then has a legal letter sent to Dylan. In spite of the fact that he killed Delia once/again he will get off. Tired of the draw in every family at least when /Katherine was alive there was a vvoiice of reason now/there is none. Chelsey use to stand up to Adam and now/ she and Donor are pretty much held captive as he has hhiss/spies looking out . The damage is done now that the only happy thing in this/ show was Delia. Sharon has been turned into a nut. Nnick is once again clueless to her. After all these years watching I am disgusted sad tired of some of these characters mainly Adam here is puree evil and there is enough evil on the show. Once /again it is pretty predictable that bbilly and Victoria may split Due to the/ loss of Delia. Caine and lily are just plain boring and almost sickening to watch. I am close to dumping a soap I have watch her for 40 years and I know/I am not alone. Adam getting away with the garbage e gets away with is enough hate the character fromdayyone.. You as the /writers are ruining a soap that was once the best now it stinks from all the tragedy . there is/enough tragedy in the/ real world do not need to watch a/show/that is all tragedy and bullying . please hear us and write better stuff get rid of Hilary and stitch enough is enough for out who is/really the father of Connor ass Adam never showed the results putt Chelsey back together rather than her ring submissive. Enough already . I am close to turning this soap off.

    Reply

    MARGARET replied

    WELL I HAVE READ ALL THE COMMENTS AHEAD OF ME ONE THING I CAN SAY IS (I AM FINISH WITH Y&R).THE WRITERS DON”T CARE WHAT WE WANT OR CARE ABOUT THE SHOW AS WE DO OR DID . THE SHOW HAS BEEN CRAP FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS THE LOSS OF MRS.C & DEDE IS ENOUGH. AS FAR AS I CAN SEE YR MAYBE HAS 1-2 YEARS LEFT . VICTOR HAS MR. COMPANY NO! ALL OF THIS IS CRAP. MAYBE IF YOU GET HIT IN YOUR POCKET YOU WILL THINK TWICE ABOUT MESSING UP ANOTHER SOAP. I AM FINISHED AND WANTED TO SAY MY PIECE.

    Reply

    J.A.Erickson replied

    I agree This writer is going to make Y&R disappear just like the others.Having watched this show from the beginning I have now started for the First time to skip past a good share of the stories . Bring back the old Abbey -and get rid of the new abbey and Tyler !!! Cannot stand either one! Why why why are you making Sharon such a huge part in the stories???? You are losing more and more people every day and soon it will be myself too . All of these years this has been the best Soap ever and Now You Shelly are treating us viewers like we are stupid -well we are Not -go laugh your big head off by our comments and from what I have read about you -you will kill this Soap off too where there are no viewers -what a terrible shame! YOU need to go as you certainly have a distorted idea on what WE like . Send Sharon away and stop putting her dead daughter on -anyone who watched Cassie -knows She would NEVER talk like that she was not crazy ! As You seem to be -Keep Billy and Victoria together and let them have some joy in their lives together !! Take Hillary OUT !! I see you do not care what we as fans think about this -never liked her from the start -Forgot this – how many times are you going to have your best friend Sharon swing her head and her hair ??? Sickening -my GOD. She is not a teenager anymore -and We are tired of her !!!!! What is she a relative?? She does Not have the talent to play these roles – she needs acting lessons or maybe she should work at McDonnalds -but no she would not. Be able to swing her hair around!! Please write how US the fans have loved it from the start -YOU are ruining this beloved Soap !!!! As I said before -Go ahead and laugh it all off cause you are so High and Mighty aren’t you ??? The Newest Abbey does Not act like a Newman or an Abbot -she does not hold a candle to the Good one -I know I am telling You things over and over -so maybe it will sink in your head -you should listen to All of us because We are the ones giving You a job . I give this Soap maybe 6 months maybe 11/2 years and there will be no viewers left !!YOU will have Killed another show!! Then you will probably go to the last 2 — go Away please -quit drinking while trying to work -WE do not like your getting rid of our favorite actors and putting these crap ones in place -take your Sharon home with you as you seem to love her -but we do not!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  2. Soap lovah says:

    If the goal is to make the show like General Hospital is now, then I will stop watching Young and the Restless. I stopped watching the new GH because it’s a hot mess of nonsense and camp and silliness with stories that make no sense. I seen better plots on cartoons.

    If you read this Altman, take into consideration what makes a good show, spend time with the writers to create good stories instead of spending time on twitter bashing fans who criticize the show, and focus on stepping up what makes a great drama instead of contributing to the mockery of a Soap Opera.

    Reply

    Skyla replied

    Oh I know, I hate the new GH. I haven’t wathed a full episode since spring and can’t see myself doing so anytime soon. That show is a hot mess & a charicature of what it used to be. I hope that Y&R will not turn into that but it has gotten very unrecognizable IMO.

    Reply

    kathryn atkins replied

    That’s why I stopped watching the Bold & the Beautiful, constant incest.

    Reply

  3. Debbie Wallace says:

    See I don’t see anything different. Just the same old, same old.

    And I still don’t get how Adam is going to be a family with his son if he’s the one that killed Delia. I don’t want to see him involved in this to begin with. But I don’t want him to be quiet about it either. If he did it I want to see him turn himself in and be man about it.

    The family part doesn’t make sense to me if Adam’s ends up in jail. I just don’t trust these writers or JFP. I hope for Sharon it happens. But not holding my breathe.

    Reply

    Wendy Hauck Waiting replied

    I do not trust either. I thought Sharon and Adam were the true core couple. They split the best couple ever booooo

    Reply

    Tracy replied

    He stole her child hard to get past that. So Sharon and Adam should move on.

    Marion Lee replied

    I so agree Wendy, regarding Adam.

    I am seriously thinking of starting a “protest Y & Y page, so see how many fans will stand up and boycott the Young and the Restless for 6 months. Anybody wiling to get on board> I;d be happy to start a page here…

    Reply

    Debbie replied

    Well Marion am already there. Since this storyline started and what’s happening to MM. I refuse to watch this. So am boycotting already.

    Kim H. replied

    I will be on there with you. I hope the new writer sees these comment and takes are begging seriously. Sharon deserves to be in a romance not dealing with ghosts. I really hate it has become the Chelsea hour. I mean really enough with her and this baby and her over fertile womb. Avery totally needs to GO!!!! She is a waste of all our time!

  4. Claire says:

    Hoping for more Billy and Victoria. And that they finally succeed in having a baby together. Love this pairing. Amelia Heinle and Billy Miller are GOLD together.

    Reply

    Mary replied

    Agree completely. I would love to see Billy and Victoria have some happiness that last longer than 30 days before a new crisis hits them. They are wonderful together and should be together.

    Reply

    Becky replied

    Yes they are can you PLEASE keep them together and let them have a baby

    Reply

    Renae replied

    Yes please

    Lee replied

    Billy and Victoria have to start moving forward and Victor has to start to accept their marriage,, and quit being such a downer,,, he should accept adam and help him out…
    speaking of adam,, what were the writers thinking when they started getting him back with “family” and now have him involved in this hit n run….

    Reply

    Donna replied

    I totally agree! Billy and Victoria need a baby to be on the way soon. I hope she’s pregnant right now and will have some wonderful joyful news to share with Billy very soon. This show is in desperate need of some joy and happiness after the death of Delia.

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    I think it is way past time for Billy to leave that whiny shrew who never stands up to her father when he trashes her husband.

    Reply

  5. Barbara says:

    Another BS interview…

    Reply

    Joanna replied

    Amen BS interview she just trying make herself look and sound good,

    Reply

    Kim C replied

    I so agree.BS to the highest degree.This last s/l did it for me.Dont think they could fix this show now if they tried, but I dont think they are going to try anyway.

  6. sarah says:

    MAB & JG said the same things and look what happened. I’ll be open minded. I just want YR to get better and to see a healthy Sharon again. Maybe…just maybe a Shick reunion down the road.

    Reply

    Donna replied

    I agree we want a healthy Sharon and times back when they had Cassie. Speaking of Cassie why do you have to ruin Cassie’s memory with bring her back this way. If you were going to bring her back then it should have been for the good. Not to put things in her mother’s mind. I am very disappointed. I have a Y&R fan site. I would like for the writers to take a look at it. The fans are not sitting on the edge of there seats to get to the show. They are turning it off. They are saying they are going to stop watching. I started this site so we could bring back Soaps and you are taking it apart. Get back to Family and stop so much negative. We have enough of that in the real world. No wonder Soaps are going down. Bring the holidays back to good not bad. Delia and Billy were the last of Y&R showing what a father & daughter relationship should be. The writers have messed up with aging these kids and 4 young kids left and you kill off the one that was most scene. Shame on you writers. Shame, Shame, ON YOU,

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    Shick is what started sharin on her descent into crazy land..The last think she needs is Nick. She needs to move off that ranch and start a life after the Newmans. They have all treated her like crap from day 1 and then all of the men passing her around. Shick should never happen. I do think that they will get back together in time for Nick to find out what the freak did. She is such a nutcase.

    Reply

  7. Heidi says:

    I wish a question could have been asked about my favorite couple, Lily & Cane. I’d also like to know why Lane weren’t allowed to confront Hillary but based on the amount of airtime they have been given they will continue to just be an afterthought . I wonder if she watched the show lately because romantic is surely not a word I’d use to describe it.

    Reply

    LisaJ replied

    Daniel Goddard and Crystal what’s her face are not strong enough actors to be on the front burner. Big story lines require the heavy hitters. The few few stories they have had have been epic failures except to their very small, vocal fan base who would be completely happy watching Cane and Lily watch paint dry. Cane and Lily will always be Just filler” because that’s all they are really good for.

    Plus their fans are IMPOSSIBLE to please. They are never happy, ever. TPTB know this and have undoubtedly grown tired of bending over backwards trying to please a fan base that will never appreciate their efforts.

    Reply

    Donna replied

    You are so right Lisa. Cane and Lily fans are never happy. Also, they’re characters are really not strong enough to be on the front burner continuously. Also, they get boring to watch very quickly.

    Nancy replied

    This is so true. She giggles and he calls her smokin hot. Neither one of them is very good and they really need to be split up.

    Mandy replied

    Ahh – How did I know LisaJ would be found railing against Lane in response to other posts. What did you call Christal? Crystal What’s her face. At least its kinder than what you have called her other places. This hate of Christel is so personal for you LisaJ. It really hurts you to see Cane with Lily doesn’t it, regardless how infrequent since they are barely ever on. Don’t worry. I understand where you hate of him with her originates from ;-) .

    Still frequenting the Lane Private message boards LisaJ? I will be reading more posts in response to this article – if I see any pro Lane mentions – I promise not to pretend to be shocked to read you objecting to them ;-) .

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    I guess the same way we all knew you would be here bashing Lisa for her opinion. She is allowed to not like them. You get that right?

  8. polly says:

    I want Billy and Victoria to stay together and have the baby they have wanted for the last three years.BILLY AND AMELIA ARE PURE GOLD TOGETHER

    Reply

    Lee replied

    agree! :)

    Reply

    Annette replied

    i agree

    Reply

    Renae replied

    AGREE :)

    Patrick replied

    My favorite couple.

    My favorite Newman
    My favorite Abbott

    it would be soap opera heaven if Victoria could carry full term and deliver that beautiful baby – they both deserve… especially Victoria

    Donna replied

    I agree! Billy and Victoria are pure gold! I love them and want them to make a baby! Wouldn’t that upset The Great Victor Newman? I hope it happens very soon.

    Reply

  9. mary jonas says:

    haterz gonna hate.

    Good performances this week. This story is bound to set up a lotta drama for a long time. Hoping we see LOTS more Jill and continued story for vets.

    Reply

  10. LisaJ says:

    She spent 95% of this interview talking out of her ass. Phelps trained her well. Plus she is flat out LYING about Jess Walton. Jill’s entire *mystery* has been off screen. She’s been missing for a MONTH.

    Reply

    Bill replied

    I agree I agree ! She sounds like she will make the show even worse.
    The same team killed Another World shyer taking over.

    Reply

    jaybird369 replied

    Lisa…YES…THANK YOU…AGREED!!!!! It’s like Shelley Altman is an obedient soap puppet and that Jill Farren Phelps is the evil puppet-master DEFINITELY pulling the strings!!!!! Beyond lame.

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    I know. I was like wtf? We haven’t even seen Jill in a month yet her story is riveting LOL

    Reply

  11. Chris says:

    Michael I love that you asked great questions. I’m cautiously optimistic where the new writers are concerned. Their past ventures speak for themselves and lets be honest, neither writer is the cats meow in the industry. Their biggest failures are 2 cancelled soaps. Altman with AW and Jean with ATWT. Yes fans say they suck…for good reason. That’s not a “trust me, I’m good at my job” label by any stretch of the imagination. Personally, I would have left out how much she’s worked with Phelps. A polarizing producer who many feel have hurt shows more than shes helped. It comes across like they are birds of a feather.

    I do like she speaks character driven (what we actually see will be proof). That is where the show has gone wrong in the past with LML, MAB and JG. Y&R was a show built on complex relationships and dramatic moments derived from how those relationships evolved. Bill Bell wasn’t plowing down children to get people to take notice. I am concerned that their first big story, Delia’s death, is total plot driven. I also get concerned that Jill is planning more stunts. Her stunts are all plot and gimmick based. These two elements contradict her appreciation for character driven drama. Again, when asked, “do you get the show?”, her answer leads me to believe no based on what they have planned. Talk is cheap. Proof will be in the pudding as it has been this whole time. After all, we’ve all read these type of, “we love and get these characters”, type of interviews before.

    Soaps are an interesting medium. The truly talented writers and producers seem to have faded in the sunset. It was all the mediocre talents in the back of the line during the 80′s and 90′s that stuck around with their sledgehammers and oblivious optimism about their work. In past interviews the greats were more candid about stories they regretted telling and why they regretted them. The mediocre never possess that awareness or truth. They just keep smiling and LOLing their shows down the toilet.

    Reply

    Donna replied

    Love your comments.

    Reply

    Dolly replied

    LOVE your comment so true these writers seem like they don’t care what us vet viewers want. No more Chelsea I can’t take it and omg stop killing children its beyond sick. That is not a drama we want. We want love in the afternoon not death! Michael Fairman please send all our cries and comments from this article to this Shelly writer Thanks so much we are afraid of a repeat JG and JFP attitude that gave us the year of Y&R disapp ointment BOO!

    Reply

  12. Debbie in Virginia says:

    Yes the story of Delia is very sad with alot of emotions…trust me alot of tears and tissues here. I have watched YR since….well let me say alot of years. True it can reflect real life and that can be in a movie, reading a book or in our daily entertainment of a soap opera, if it’s not up to par for most viewers:stop watching. I see alot of spinoff stories that can come from this. BUT please please do not have Adam as the person that did the dreadful hit and run. I agree with other people..yes he was there but no thumping as if hitting something, have him come clean about the swerving, the dog and leaving the now crime scene. The actors have given a SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.

    Reply

    MEG replied

    THIS IS NOT IN THE TRUE SENCE A HIT AND RUN ,ADAM DID NOT KNOW HE HIT ANYONE, IF HE HAD HE WOULD NOT HAVE LEFT ,AND EVEN IF HE SEEN DEE ,SHE WOULD HAVE DIED, BILLY FOUND HER MUNUTES AFTER SHE WAS HIT,HE WON’T GO TO JAIL IF HE HIT HER .IT WAS A ACCIDENT!NOT HIS FAULT ,HE DID NOT SEE HER IN THE BUSH,SHE WAS DRESSED IN BLACK.I JUST HOPE HE COMES FORWARD AND TELLS.I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO HIM CHELS AND CONNOR.YES ,IT WAS A SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE BY ALL.!

    Reply

    Becky replied

    Please let Adam not be the one hit Delia and I agree let him come forth and tell them about swerving, the dog. He has a lot to deal with and he needs a break…

    Reply

    Paris replied

    I agree. I am pretty fed up with Adam being the fall guy for every horrific deed in GC. When it’s not Adam, it’s Sharon, and it’s getting very tiring. I have been a huge Adam/MM fan from day one, and being an Adam fan, while never boring (see Dylan), is sometimes no picnic. Love him, but geesh..it’s killing me watching him go to kick the football only to have it yanked away at the last second. When, if EVER, is Adam freakin’ Newman going to be able to string five minutes of happiness together? Michael Muhney can deliver the angst like nobody’s business, but it’s painful to watch at times.

    Reply

    Henrietta replied

    Donna sent me, but I am with all of you I am so tired of Adam being the fall guy for everything. I wish they would do something to knock Victor off his high horse, I am so tired of his crap also. I really did not like the story of Delia being killed off no matter how it happens in real lives. I think she was just saying what she thought we wanted to hear. I am so close to stop watching this show again

    Marion Lee replied

    All we need now is to see Victor stick his nose in and get nasty (as only he can) with not only Billy but Adam also. He just won’t be able to keep his opinions to himself but he’s got a nasty shock coming to him from Nicki, that he has to deal with.

    I so agree with Henriette. Adam is a very powerful actor but it gets very disappointing to have to watch him only deal with having to fight for his survival. When does he get to have something positive happen to him….this situation is NOT real life. Everyone gets a break now and again.

    Nancy replied

    How ridiculous that Adam even thinks he hit her. Hitting a person is something that you would feel and it would leave a lot more damage than a broken tail light. I hit a raccoon once and it caused 2 grand in damages.

    Reply

  13. Denise says:

    Thanks for the great interview. I can’t miss Y&R every day and I think I must have missed one because I missed the part when Nicki found out that Dylan really was her son. That was certainly a surprise because I really thought it was Stitch. I love Michael Muhney, Billy Miller and Steve Burton. They are are some of the most talented actors on daytime. Heck, the whole cast is!

    Reply

    SANDRA PEARSON replied

    I never saw the one where she found out either, I told my hubby that Stitch will be her son, I think Nikki is just guessing, because I tape them everyday and never saw that… Hope it turns out to be Stitch, she doesnt need a son with all his war problems..I like Dylan but hoping it is Stitch…

    Reply

    Carolyn replied

    I missed it, too,. I record the show and I replayed the whole week of shows multiple times to try to find it, but could not. I think something got cut.

    Reply

    Debbie H replied

    When she was at Victoria’s watching Johnny, when Victoria went to the hospital. She told Johnny that he has another uncle named Dylan.

  14. Lynda says:

    As a Sharon / Shick fan I see I am going to get my heart broken again..

    Sharon will still be the pariah of GC and Nick will get to berate her for things she has done..I was so hoping that Summer would remain an Abbott…but instead, it will ALL BE SHARON’S FAULT…:(

    Reply

    Kathy replied

    When will Sharon pay for her messing with the blood tests and when will Nick find out the he really is Summer’s Dad?

    Reply

    Lynda replied

    Maybe in about 18 Yrs or so…

    Nancy replied

    I cannot wait till this witch (b) is caught. I hope Summer and Jack and Nick all freak out. She needs to be the town pariah. She is already the town bicycle where everyone takes a ride.

  15. Beastie says:

    Non-sense. This woman is a flack for Phelps. Y&R is headed for the cliff. Delia’s death is a horror show. These people have destroyed Adam’s tiny shred of happiness. Steve Burton has been shoved down the audience’s throats. If I wanted to watch General Hospital, I’d turn the dial to ABC. If Y&R can recover, Sony & CBS have to clean house.

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    I hope those writers and producer stay away from Days of our Lives.

    I have already written and called NBC and Corday Productions, threatening
    to quit watching DOOL if they hire any of those soap killers!

    Face it, Y&R is dying because they are killers. Do yourselves a favor, choose
    a different path that leeds you to glorious DAYS!!!

    Reply

  16. SR says:

    I have very little faith in the new regime. This feels the same as it did last year. Talk about caring for dabs & tradition and then bringing in their favorites and crushing what the fans have loved. Why they feel we should trust anything they say is asking a lot.

    Reply

  17. cindy says:

    while you are going through changes ,recast DeDe and wake her up and let this be a dream all the fans are upset over this storyline , it is awful so do us a favor and make it a dream

    Reply

  18. Donna Klym says:

    I am NOT enjoying the way the show is going. Yes, the acting is great, but the story lines suck. I totally agree with Chris above.

    Reply

  19. Liza says:

    I was shocked on how badly Katherine’s memorial was done. It seemed like the writers didn’t know any of the past so they had nothing to offer, so instead they threw a random wedding into it??? One that made no sense in regards Kay since she loved Danny & Cricket together.

    Jill was Katherine’s lifelong story-mate she should have been front and center for some sort of story. Instead just more a few more lines, for the routine two-three days of Jill, we get every, or every other, month. I don’t want to just SEE more of Jill I would like to watch her in an actual story . It’s been YEARS! Jill is being used as a background supporting character that shows up every once in awhile, but many viewers have followed her life for decades, so it’s beyond frustrating to constantly see her pop in and out with no life.

    Using just three of the long time “vets” in story ( Nikki, Jack & Victor) doesn’t do it for me. I followed “the Chancellors”, and without Jill, and the interactions with her offspring and the Abbotts, it ‘s like they lost a whole family, not just Kay. And with that the connection to the beginning of the soap is gone. So I’m not watching…AFTER 40 YEARS! I’ll check on twitter & tune in the next time Jill appears, but I just don’t have any interest in the rest of the show if all that’s left of “the Chancellors” is a park. That park doesn’t make me think of Katherine, her home does. As settings go, it’s the mansion that connects the viewer to Kay and the beginning of the soap.

    I’m actually back watching General Hospital after a 15 year absence, because I know who most of the characters are. General Hospital is using many of the ones I know and love, IN STORY, not just the same 3 old-timers with a flood of newbies. Stories seem to rotate.

    Also General Hospital has female characters in power positions & integrated into the stories with their male counterparts at ALL levels (just like Y&R used to).
    -Anna is the police chief,
    -Tracy is the matriarch of the Quartermaines and the CEO of a corporation,
    -Carly runs a hotel,
    -Monica is a hospital board member,
    -Alexis & Diane are lawyers who we see going to court & are good at what they do .
    And the women are the correct age & have the life experience for the job, they aren’t making a 20 year old, or a life long housewife, an overnight billionaire or CEO. Females lost their last powerful wealthy matriarch in Katherine and their savvy/scheming business woman in Jill. On Y&R, Jack, Victor & Adam get the ALL the high level corporate stories, Devon is the richest guy in town, and Paul heads up the police department. The lead older woman, Nikki, is and has always lived in Victor’s shadow, and Lauren is the ultimate victim. Women are connected to the men as sexual partners, or through babies, but otherwise they sit on the sideline of everyday Genoa City life. As crazy as Port Charles is with all the secret potions, and mob stuff, it’s more representative of reality than Y&R’s fascination with the lives of men. Y&R was never like this before MAB. Bill Bell had women involved in the top rungs of the business world & Genoa City life, long before it happened in real life. It’s really sad JFP has decided to continue MABs view, it was a loser.

    Reply

  20. Sandra says:

    I don’t care about Hilary or Mason or any newbies I want to know about The Winters and their family when are they gonna stop being background nobodies and have some good stories and air time. Micheal ask about Neil and Altman go into Hilary and what is coming up I don’t give a shit about her I care about Neil and his family,grandkids and Moses . This show is so depressing ,even writing about it depress me. Hoping things change but won’t hold my breath.

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    Hilary, Mason, Tyler, Leslie, Avery, courtney all of them need to go. They need to give Noah a real story. This show is just so bad right now I really cannot believe it.

    Reply

  21. Wanda says:

    Pathetic writers, even worse producer JFP — the infamous nail in the coffin creature equals one boring, sick soap opera! Replacing all the old characters with JFP drones and rewriting history = no story line worth Y&R! Talented actors need something to work with! Need new creative writing team and NEW PRODUCER!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  22. Tammy says:

    I hope they throw Sharon in a padded cell and throw away the key. She is useless. I also hope that they don’t have Chloe talking to a dead person like they do Sharon. Leave those people in the past, stop bringing their ghosts back. I am sick of watching Sharon talk to Cassie.

    Reply

    SANDRA PEARSON replied

    They probably will, Jack talks to his dad, Sharon to Cassie, who knows!!!

    Reply

    Joni Nord replied

    I agree Sharon talking to Cassie, who was a sweet girl, was really bad writing. Along with all the other stupid idea’s that you have been coming up with. Who actually wrote the story line presented this last Fri. ? Why not replace her, you have replaced almost everyone else! Wonderful acting but shameful writing. I can’t say I am going to watch anymore of this. Bring back the Old Y&R. I really am sick of most of the story lines now. Where is Jill? Dillon and his new mother–That is a joke. Love Billy, I feel he is ready for some good writing as Adam is too. Make some changes soon.

    Donna replied

    Umm….can the new writers attempt to fix Sharon first before you throw her to the wolves please?! Grrrr.

    Reply

  23. jesthejester says:

    I don’t appreciate anyone referring to Sharon and Adam’s relationship as ‘twisted.’ Just because it wasn’t the norm, doesn’t mean it was wrong. They were very much in love. In fact, what’s twisted is how those feeling got turned off like a light switch when whatever regime felt they waned a insta-soulmate situation with Chelsea and Adam. I have been a fan for over 20 years and Sharon/Adam was one of the most exciting and passionate love affairs as of yet.

    Reply

    judith replied

    yep like Chelsea and Adam are not unhealthy and twisted..and now they will be a ‘family’..seriously Shelly Altman ?! EYEROLL

    Reply

    linda replied

    EYEROLL, this is the weakest, unhealthy and twisted pair.

    Marion Lee replied

    I have a question? How much input do the actors have in how their particular story line is being written? They all have contracts, and I wonder what it’s like to be playing a part that one does not believe in. I would love to know the answer to this, from someone, anyone, on the show. Hearing Adam’s comment would be great as I think he is one of the most talented actors the show has ever had.

    Donna replied

    Sharon and Adam were hot! Let’s hope we’ll get some of that back with them one day!

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    Sharon/Adam was one of the most exciting and passionate love affairs as of yet.

    righting this “original” pair’ing: will save the show

    Hot!
    Turbulent!!
    Fire!!!
    Passion!!!!

    Fan following

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    it was twisted.. he stole her baby… there is nothing normal about her sleeping with the man who stole her kid. It is beyond sick and twisted… but sharon will do anything to have a Newman Heir.

    Reply

  24. MEG says:

    What I find sick ,is those who say it should have been Faith. Faith is just alittle girl who wants her mommy n daddy together ,just like Dee wanted Kevin n Chloe together.Faith’s father and aunt were terrible to Adam when he was small b/c they blamed Hope for their parents separation.I hope they finally see how their father has harmed all his children.AND victor ,I hope he will lose them all ,Niki too.until he finally sees its all on him.He needs to get help to deal with being abandoned by his parents.Wanting it to be another child who died is sick. Sadly accidents happen like this happen everyday. hope they deal with this s/l so that it helps ppl deal. In my family it happened twice ,ONCE IT WAS B/C THE FRIGGEN DRIVER SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ON THE STREET ,HE HAD LOST HIS LISCENCE ,MY CUZ WAS JUST 15,THE FIRST TIME IT WAS A 5 YEAR OLD AND A BROTHER AND SIS,THEY WERE 4 N 3 .THE THREE OF THEM FOLLOWED THE 5 YEAR OLDS OLDER BRO TO THE STORE ,HE WAS 10 ,THEIR MOTHERS HAD SENT HIM .HE DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD FOLLOWED HIM.THEY HAD BEEN TOLD THEY COULDN’T GO ,AND SHOULD PLAY IN THE BACK YARD ,BUT LIKE DEE THEY DIDN’T LISTEN .WHEN THE OLDEST BOY WENT INTO THE STORE, THEY WERE HIDING BEHIND A COKE TRUCK ,THE DRIVER DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE THERE ,HE BACKED UP .TWO DIED RIGHT THERE ,AND THE 5 YEAR OLD ‘S LEG WAS BROKEN ,..THE DRIVER WHO KILLED MY 15 YEAR OLD COUSIN WENT TO JAIL. AND OF COURSE THE POOR COKE TRUCK DIDN’T.HE WAS DEVASTATED ,AS ADAM IS.I JUST HOPE CHLOE AND BILLY GET MORE HELP THEN SHARON DID.CASSIES DEATH IS WHAT TRIGGERED SHARON’S BIPOLAR DESEASE,B/C SHE DIDN’T GET HELP. WITH NICK ABANDONING HER FOR PHYLLIS WHO GOT AWAY WITH HITTING SOMEONE ON PURPPOSE, SHE IS A SOCIOPATH,SHE HAS A CHEMICAL IMBLANCE,SO THOS SAYING IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HER ,IS SICK TOO. NO CHILD SHOULD DIE ,BUT IT HAPPENS EVERYDAY IN THE REAL WORLD ,I JUST WANT IT TO BE WRITTEN SO THE ACTORS CAN HELP THOSE WHO HAVE DEALT WITH THIS AND THOSE WHO WILL.Y & R HAVE SOME OF THE BEST PREFORMERS.I’M GOING TO GIVE SHELLY N JEAN A CHANCE,

    Reply

    MEG replied

    SORRY SHARON IS NOT A SOCIOPATH ,SHE HAS A CHEMICAL IMBLANCE .HOWEVER PHYLLIS CAME PRETTY CLOSE TO BEING A SOCIOPATH ,JUST LIKE VICTOR.

    Reply

    judith replied

    I love Sharon but STOP the excuse..bipolar people DOESN’T DO what Sharon did !

    Annette replied

    i am sick of victor newman,,

    Donna replied

    I agree Meg. Sharon has a chemical imbalance. Let’s hope she gets well and strong and on the right path here soon.

    MEG replied

    Judith I’V KNOW PPL WITH BIPOLAR ,SOME AS SICK AS SHARON, I’D LIKE TO SEE SHARON WITH DYLAN ,MAYBE ,I PREFER ADAM WITH CHELSEA,I’M SICK OF VICTOR TOO,BUT I WOULDN;T WANT HIM TO LEAVE,NEED SOMEONE TO HATE.I WANT HIM TO FINALLY GET WHATS COMING TOHIM .FOR HIM TO REALIZE THE HARM HE HAS DONE TO ALL HIS CHILDREN,ESPECIALLY ADAM.

    judith replied

    I know this ilness too MEG and NEVER EVER people with bipolar disease do what the Sharon character did..NEVER.

    Nancy replied

    she is a total wack job.. Sharin has the wrong diagnosis. She is doing things that Bi Polar people do not. Sharon and her crazy is something she turns off and on. Getting drunk and burning down the newman ranch was disgusting .. it was cuz she was drunk not crazy.

  25. robert says:

    I’ll wait to voice my opinion till I see the material.

    Reply

  26. Val says:

    i think it is BS that crap like that had to happen to a lil kid. i k now you trying to make it based on every day life but damn get real. in my opinon you took it way to far now.

    Reply

  27. Joyce Mae says:

    I don’t think any thing is gonna change on the show. The other writer might as well stayed.

    Reply

  28. Lynn says:

    Very very disappointed in the recent story line with Delia. It’s been bad enough loosing a lot of the main characters and several people who have played those roles for quite some time. But to get rid of a child. It’s just ridiculous. I know every single person I’ve spoken to about the Delia story line is NOT pleased and a lot have even said they will quit watching. I sure hope the writers change their mind on this! Great having a mixed family and one that had such a connection. Why ruin that with losing a child? Especially they already had Delia go thru such a major illness.

    Reply

  29. Laurel says:

    Same old junk. NOT the Y&R I’ve watched since Nikki was a hooker!! You’re RUINING all we have left!

    Reply

    Kim replied

    You said it perfectly

    Reply

    MEG replied

    NIKKI WAS NEVER A HOOKER,JUST B/C SOMEONES A STRIOOER DOESN’T MEAN SHES A HOOKER.

    Reply

    MEG replied

    STRIPPER

    Laurel replied

    Stripper, whatever. The POINT WAS, they’re RUINING the show.

  30. snickers22 says:

    won’t and can’t watch this storyline about delia. it could have been handled so differently! she did NOT have to be killed!!! in general, the show has been pretty pathetic. thank goodness for dvr/fast forward and delete! i now watch about 10 minutes of the show, if that! :(

    Reply

    carol replied

    I have read so many posts and I agree with almost all…Sharon being bipolar and not even correctly, why? Adam always being the evil one, Why? Too much of Chelsea and Avery, what made them be center stage and oh so important? Delia WHY..she was the best little actress on that show, why not replace her? Keep together Billy and Victoria, Kevin and Chloe, Jack and Phyllis (if she is back or replaced), and Lily and Cane. Put together Dylan and Avery, Nickki and Dylan as mother/son.
    I agree that Neil, Cane, Lily, Tyler and his sister are not my favorites so I scan thru them…not liking the sister for Neil but Drucilla had her reasons for not returning so let that one rest.
    I am seriously considering stopping watching Y&R since the writers don’t really care what we, the fans, want or ask for.
    Please don’t kill anyone off unless they really do die in real life and then point out to us that real life is like this so kill off Delia.

    Reply

  31. Wendy says:

    I am not happy that little delia was killed off. I am now done with the show. I haven’t watched it since the accident happened almost a week ago.

    Reply

  32. Rhonda says:

    I find it truly disturbing that the writers have yet again “killed off” another child on this show… & one that is so brilliant… Delia was an awesome little actress that deserved better than she got… Young & the Restless has been my favorite soap for many many years… Not so much anymore… Not watching it anymore :(

    Reply

  33. toni says:

    i think killing off delia was pure nonsense. i know the actress wanted to leave to do another show but it could have been recast. this is starting like gh where they are killing of kids so another kid can get their organ donations. i turned that show off too because of the same reason. they could have done a different story for connor’s cornea transplant. did not need to kill off delia. if adam did it how can he be a family with chelsea. it is going to come out and then he will go to prison. plain and simple. the writers must really think we are stupid.

    Reply

    SANDRA PEARSON replied

    I agree, they should of recast….and Connor will probably end up with Dee Dees corneas, I am hoping the writers read all the comments and make it a Dream someone was having…they did it on Dallas, hope they do it on Y&R… Please

    Reply

  34. Liza says:

    Good interview however does not change my feelings on killing off a child. I surely understand there is a better future for this young character, but she could have been replaced just as so many others have been. Having Adam, once again, pointed as the “bad guy” is once too often. It is time for him to find some happiness in his life with the sly fox of his father in him to disrupt the business place. Haven’t we had enough with stranded children coming to surface? Make room for the young ones to start new story lines……I really would hate to see Y&R cancelled due to lack of viewers, but if these story lines keep up, we will be saying good bye

    Reply

  35. Kendall says:

    I applaud the writers for taking on a realistic storyline. Children die everyday and that is a fact. While sad to see Delia die, it gives the actress a chance to move onto bigger and better things. I also see Emmy’s for several of the cast members because it allows for them to shine and truly shows their talent. Bring back some beloved characters from the past..Number one choice…Kimberlin Brown as Sheila. Some are tired of her storylines but she always sends the ratings soaring and she is a fantastic actress. Would love to see her character redeemed somehow and allow her to start life fresh in Genoa City. As for Sharon, I think she should be held accountable for her crimes. Also, if Michelle Stafford is truly done with the character of Phyllis, recast the part and get her back now! Looking forward to more Y&R

    Reply

  36. Barbara Alexander says:

    Don’t like the DD story line at all. Should have replaced her like you did Faith. There is so much sadness in most everyone’s lives right now. Don’t like that you killed DD and compounded the sadness of those who religiously watch the show. I think for any of us it is easier to handle the death of an adult on television, but not a child.

    Reply

  37. Marie says:

    I hate this story line Deliah was a bright spot in the show just was not necessary at all, And Victor has become so vindictive going to be another day time casulaity been watching forever but about to give it up

    Reply

  38. Lisa says:

    Honestly, it is just too much drama! I have quit watching, and I have watched for the better part of 35 years. I think daytime dramas are losing their following. And who wants to watch families go through burying a child, they get enough of that in their own lives.

    Reply

  39. Gail says:

    Sad story with Delia passing but please leave Billy and Victoria together. The chemistry they have it awesome together. Still not sure why the show could not recast Delia as they do everyone else or age her.

    Reply

    SANDRA PEARSON replied

    Yes they should have recast the part, that was mean, an only child for Chloe , hope they make it a dream like they did on Dallas, Wont be the same without Dee Dee

    Reply

  40. Iris says:

    Many years back, when an episode ended, it left me yearning to watch more and I couldn’t wait for the next day!!! There were twists and turns that you never saw coming and it was so cleverly and amazingly written (and acted)!. Besides Y&R and Bold & The Beautiful, I never got into any other soaps even though I did try. I found them to be too unrealistic and never kept my interest. I felt Y&R was very different. And now you have the same writers of those other soaps writing now for my favorite soap….and I feel myself watching now just out of habit!. The story lines are just not that good anymore, very predictable and doesn’t leave me yearning to watch more!. And I for one am NOT liking the Delia story line!!!

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    great post.. I totally agree with you.

    Reply

  41. karen says:

    These new story lines are impossible. Been a fan for 30 plus years but starting to make me hate to watch it.

    Reply

    sandra replied

    I so agree , it’s very hard to watch , I’ve been skipping shows since you all started with the Summer daddy switch and now with the Adam killing a child he didn’t even see , what’s wrong with you people ???????????

    Reply

    Angie replied

    Me too Sandra, I have been a loyal viewer for over 30 years and this past summer I started watching less and less….sick of the same old thing day in day out!

  42. Karla says:

    I have been watching Y&R since I was in the 9th grade in 1974. Lately the storylines are getting crazier every day. I hate Delia dying off the show. And I really hate the fact that Adam may be the one who did it. I have seen where it may end up beind Niki instead and I hope it is. Why can’t the writers ever give Adam a break. He is already cursed with being Victors son. He deserves some happiness in his life. And now that he has the son he has always wanted you try to get him in trouble for an accident he didn’t even realize happened. He stopped when he saw the dog and only left when he saw the dog was ok. He has no idea Delia was there or hurt if he did do it. Let Niki be the one who did it. She hasn’t been a good actress on the show in months. She show absolutely no emotion when she is suppose to be crying. She can’t even make fake tears. I could do a better job during an emotional scene. She just stares off in the distance like Victor does when she says her lines. They are like two robots. And let Jack be happy too. He gets screwed over continuely especially by Victor. Let Jack win for a change. Victor always gets his way and it is annoying. He buys himself out of anything illegal that he does. So sick of him. And even though I liked Nick and Avery together Nick and Sharon should never have been broken up. The actors had good chemistry and are good together. I like the long time relationship since highschool. I married my highschool sweetheart and we are about to celebrate our 30th anniversary. I know soaps have to have trouble but no one on Y&R has a good day anymore. Give it back some happy storylines PLEASE

    Reply

    judith replied

    because you don’t like the acting of one actress, her character needs to be for you a little girl’s killer..ugh.

    Reply

    Karla replied

    Its a good idea because Niki’s character has not had a good story line for months if not years. Adam always gets dumbed on and its getting old. And the new storyline about Dylan being her son is crazy too. What are the chances that a son she gave away 40 years ago would be someone she already knew. And yes he would have to be in his 40′s because she was suppose to have been a teenager when she had him and she is easily in her 60′s in real life and so would her character be as long as she has been on the show. So yes and if you read below plenty of people agree with me that it doesn’t need to be Adam to blame.

    judith replied

    Doesn’t need to be Nikki EITHER ! And yep she already has a story with the long lost son Dyllan..maybe you don’t like it but it is a story !

  43. Bonnie Williams says:

    OUIT persecuting Adam!!! Do not make him the one who hit her…it doesnt make sense. Victors kids accepted everyother halfling Victor spawned but not Adam. Victor claims family is the most important thing to him but wont love Adam…why? because he is the smartest,most savy of all of them..toomuch like Victor. Beginning to hate Victor, so evil and pretentious and never any consequences for him. Give Jack a break already and Sharon and Nick belong together, Phyllis moved in on a grieving couple to steal the man. Bring her out of her comma so she can go after Billy. Hate Fen, a real punk, sick of Lauren michael and Paul bending the law for friendship. Summer WAS Jacks daughter and long time watchers of the show knew it and were glad it was coming out…u ruined that! Where is Jack’s son, Kemo? Lastly, should have been a better tribute to Katherine and WHY for God’s sake would she leave everything to Devon?? Makes no sense, but neither does anything else going on at Y&R right now. Think I’ll take a break too. Been watching from day one!! Disgusted now!!

    Reply

    Nancy replied

    shick were the most toxic couple of all.. they should NEVER get back together.

    Reply

  44. Joanna says:

    You writers suck. You messing up a good show the last while, where are your brains? I know where they are they got lost in some ocean, your running out of ideas so your coming up with crap. That’s what . I think you either need to shut this show down or let some other people who have more sense take over. Worst storyline ever the last while and to top it off you heartless in killing off a kid. So wrong. You all need to take like a twenty year vacation.

    Reply

  45. JoAnn says:

    I also do not want Michael Muhney(Adam) in this drama about Dehlia. He has been rip over the coals enough. Let him enjoy his son and I hope Chelsea gets over herself and quites letting Chloe lead her around by the nose!

    Reply

  46. Mary says:

    I cannot believe that Delia has been a victim and is gone!! And why Adam??? As I read through the above and the mention that this show will soon follow the type of show GH is – then I’ll be gone. I left GH years ago because of the so-call story lines that had no depth. The characters on Y&R have been slowly developed and are interesting to follow. This being a ‘soap opera’ they need to continue to develop but not to outlandish events. I can see that this show might be going by the wayside – sorry to say.

    Reply

  47. ron says:

    Your last query re: General Hospital BAM BAM BAM is exactly how I feel about soap operas. This is how they should be acted, viewed and portrayed. I noticed this change in the last year and have gravitated over to GH because I love the characters. The layers are so well mixed that it makes you want to watch. Bringing back characters a few months after a jammed packed plot is the best idea. They have it right on GH and the other shows are going to dwindle. I’ve watched Y & R since 1990 and religiously took it all in but something is wrong right now, very wrong!

    Reply

  48. Terri Guillott says:

    It is TOTALLY ridiculous that you would even consider Nick and Sharon back together. Her storyline is a train wreck!!! Horrible job at killing off Delia and having Adam be the culprit, that’s a no win story line there!! Terrible job celebrating the life of Katherine Chancelor too. I could have written a much better storyline for her death than that!! Shameful!!! After you killed off Delia, I vowed to turn your show off!! These reasons are why soaps are going off the air!!! Get a grip and get some better stories written. Bring Delia back recast!!!!!! Enough already!!!!

    Reply

  49. PAM says:

    What a shame that YOU do NOT care what the fans think!!!!! I have watched this show for years-my Mom & I used to talk about it on our weekly phone calls,I bet even she is rolling in the grave over this ROTTEN story!! To take that sweet baby girls is just WRONG!!! SHAME ON YOU!!! I am soooo done with this show- I do not care if Connor will see,or if Adam becomes a man-he is a man-take that nasty Victor & put him on a road !!!! It must not take much to think this stuff up. AGAIN, shame on you!!! I this show is doomed with you at the helm!!!! Adam is great,Billy is great-they DO NOT deserve this…you should check the y&r FAN site by Donna for more angry sweet Delia fans & Adam fans. shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  50. Lana says:

    Way to go writers!!! Your storylines have the “opinion” pages on fire!!! Well done! I had my hankies nearby all week!!!

    Reply

  51. MSS says:

    What happens to Lily & Cane & their family? Hilary spent most of her time on screen tormenting them but they do not get to confront the bwitch? Cane fired her off-screen. All that mayhem & destruction for no payoff. Nothing in this interview, like the initial interview Josh & Jill did w/ MF, resonates as truth. This woman does not know the characters that well, what she is doing at Y&R or which direction the show is going. All the HWs speak of doing character driven stories but all we ever get are plot points. This Dealyah s/l is nothing more than a plot point from which to derive other plot points.

    I have little to no interest in watching any of these characters discussed in this interview. However, they will more than likely be the focus of the whole show.

    Reply

  52. TxRedRoseylady says:

    If these writers had done their homework, then they would have known that this same story line had been done. There were many other ways to have weaved the other characters into the new storyline. Bad job! I have been watching less these days and unless things change, after 30 years of Y&R I will be gone. Lesson to your audience writers and speak up folks.

    Reply

  53. Yoryla says:

    Lies, lies, lies. The mere fact that someone could defend Dylan’s existence on this show, let alone him being Nikki’s son, is lying and/or delusional. Or the fact that we would be seeing more of Jill. Or that Sharon would be restored as the heroine of this show. Or that Hillary is somehow relevant or interesting to this show and should be seen more of. I mean, this woman basically said this was the plan all along for Dylan, to embed to the canvas. How dare these people even say these things out loud? Do they not feel an ounce of shame? What used to be Y&R is now a travesty, an utter mockery of what the great William J. Bell created.

    Reply

  54. Sandy McCullough says:

    I am very disappointed in the Y and R lately. It is so sad that Delia had to be killed to promote organ donation. Didn’t we already go through this when Victor got that heart?
    It better change soon or I quit!!

    Reply

  55. Virginia says:

    Did you ever stop to realize Delia has had leukemia? I don’t know if they would even let her donate organs. Getting away from the truth into fantasy land here it seems. DO NOT like the killing of Delia at all. Wish the truth would come out where Sharon is concerned. She’s playing God with people’s lives.

    Reply

  56. patricia says:

    I’v watched the Y&R since it started and I have been a loyal fan reason being, it was different from the other soaps on the air, but now, it’s just like all the others. It use to be a very classy soap opera with a lot of drama that people could relate too..Not anymore….who wants to relate to losing a child…I sure don’t . You have taken this classic, edge of your seat soap and turned it into “crassy” drama..Don’t like the story lines, you know what’s going to happen before it even happens, too many new characters to keep up with and there is no interest anymore…you’ve lost me to boardom!…Bring back the old story lines, if you can’t, then it’s time to get rid of the grimm reaper who loves to kill off babys.. She’s one “DARK, NASTY” woman..

    Reply

  57. Joanna says:

    If you took crazy Patty off the show you need to take double crazy Sharon off the show to she so sick and delusional its not funny seeing her on talking to her dead daughter is sickening. And while your at it Victors nine lives are over take him off as well. And stop putting Adam up as being the bad guy all the time especially now, that he trying hard to be a good father.

    Reply

  58. Joan Spain says:

    unlike some of the comments, I understand the loss of a child, since I have experienced this. sad, but it happens. I do not like sharon at all. she is a disaster waiting to happen. I know michelle stafford may not ever return, but someone needs to replace this character and get on with it and put sharon down where she needs to be. also don’t like dylan being nikki’s son. stupid. you guys need to get on the stick and start writing soaps!!!!!!!

    Reply

  59. Debbie says:

    I ABSOLUTELY hate that the writers have killed off Delia!!! BAD idea!!!! They most certainly gone in an entirely different direction to accomplish a good story line. The Sharon story line is another one that STINKS!!! All the trouble she has caused just to “get Nick back”…come on!!! Dylan and Chelsea should be together and Nick and Avery need to get back together and leave the happy couples alone for a while!!! Why are the writers constantly trying to cause problems between happy couples? I know, I know…it makes a good story line. But please consider your viewers when you make a decision about story lines. This viewer is truly Hating some of your current stories and they need to either go away (like the rape accusation against Adam) or resolve them quickly!!! Dragging them out like the writers did the Carmine story is just insane!! Quit making strong women like Lauren, Victoria, Nikki, etc. victims…let them fight back and win once in a while and let them do it QUICKLY!!! All in all….hate the new writers and the new producer (if that is what she is) Jill Farren Phelps…All she knows is General Hospital and someone needs to tell her that Y & R IS NOT GH!!!

    Reply

  60. Lili says:

    I think the Y& R are ok to bring new faces , but to make the storyline
    ugly like Sharon is crazy talking to her daughter Cassie , lie about Summer
    to be Jack daughter and make Nick after year a bad person not right.
    Know Nikki have a son , Delia die and who kill her Adam why Adam
    again.
    The fan like this and watch this show for years and years and is time is more complicate, everyone is frustrate already.
    So if you want to tell the writers to fix the storyline great if not the rating is going down an you’ll see, many show after years has been cancel

    Reply

  61. Sandra Nelson says:

    Please change this Delia story. Make it be a bad dream about Billy getting hit and he is dreaming while in a coma. Or just make an announcement you are rewinding, back before the little girl got killed. Change actresses if you have to, age her if you must!! Life is bad enough without our soaps being so heartbreaking!! And as far as Sharon, let her go away!! She is getting on everyones last nerve. Billy was wrong to leave her in the car, and of course Adam thinks he did it but we all know that’s too easy. Please listen to your viewers!! Thanks!!

    Reply

  62. Shelly Redford says:

    I have watched this show since 1974 and have been a faithful fan… but no longer will I watch it. It was a tragic loss for us to lose Jeane Cooper, I hate where the storyline is going!!!!!

    Reply

  63. Gloria dodds Zimmerman says:

    FrI read the interview , from what was said I have to say I’m slightly impressed but I think time will tell how much impact new writing will bring to this show and onto the fabric of this beautiful array of actors and scripts .. I am not going to get to excited yet but if the writing team sticks to the plan as of now I will be happy … I have been a fan of Y&R from the beginning …. Thank you for taking the time to listen , I’m ,going to let you show me just how great you can write , the acting I have no problem with …….

    Reply

  64. Kathi says:

    It was an interesting interview, but Y&R is becoming a different show than it has been all these years. I don’t like all of the new characters. The actor and character of “Alex” has really fit in once Paul and Kevin are interacting with him all the time. Having Leslie and her brother is not interesting to me. Nikki suddenly having another son; where did that come from? The bottom line is that nothing is slowly mixed together and simmered to build interest. New things are thrown at the viewer and the writers/ producers look to see what the reactions are. The final blow is the death of Delia. I don’t see any good reason for that development. And if it’s Adam who hit her, they will never be able to redeem that character!!

    Reply

    MEG replied

    WHY NOT ,ADAM DID NOT HIT HER ON PURPPOSE ,SUMMER WAS MORE AT FAULT WHEN SHE KILLED RIELLY ,ADAM N CHELSEA’S BABY ,THEN ADAM IS IF HE ACCIDENTLY HIT HER .ITS THE KIND OF ACCIDENT THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE,

    Reply

    BJamme replied

    Yes, it was an accident, You know that. I know that. And of course every character will believe Adam when he tells them his story. Just like the always do. Especially since he told the doctor, Chelsea and anyone else within earshot that he would do anything to get eyes for his son.

  65. Jennifer says:

    I am so disgusted by the Delia storyline. I barely have words to express it. Why would anybody at Y&R think that the viewers want to see this? We don’t. I was looking at the Y&R facebook page and 99% of people are completely horrified. Truthfully I know a bunch of people who have stopped watching because of this storyline. And it made me sick for days. I was dreading watching or thinking about the show.

    We don’t want to see you kill a beautiful child who we have grown fond of. Worse than that it was absolutely ridiculous. She was not 2 years old. She was 7-8. Are we to believe that she would walk across a busy road in the pitch dark?? Totally stupid.

    I am so disappointed that you did this. Horrible. Probably the worse storyline ever. I fast forward the show in 10 minutes now because it is too horrible to watch.

    Donna’s fan site sent me.

    Reply

  66. Pat T. says:

    I am appalled at the way the writing of Y&R is going. Never in over 35 years of watching have I felt I might turn the channel…but I am almost there. What a travesty it has become.

    Reply

  67. Nikki says:

    Great Interview. I have to say though, no matter who’s writing… I’m not lining JFF at all, she seems to always go against what us loyal viewers want (and I’m not just talking about Y&R)! I also just heard about a tweet from Michael Muhney saying that Shanreon & him will NOT have a romantic relationship – ARE YOU KIDDING. We were promised!! The previous writers told to wait for a HUGE payoff with them only to hear now its not going to happen. Sorry but Adam & Chelsea NEVER had what Shatron & Adam had. No matter how “twisted” it was – isn’t all the greatest love twisted in some way. You’ll never get me to believe Adam loves or loved Chelsea more then Sharron – there’s just no way especially when you look back and see there scenes and passion, no way. New baby or not, I’ll never accept it. Leave Chelsea with Dylan.. They were actually really starting to grow on me (and I wasn’t a huge Chelsea fan at all). Now that Dylan sees its not all about biology but about love (since he was adopted) he should forgive Chelsea cause Avery & Dylan make me sick… I liked her better with Nick! And I hope they do not ruin Billy & Vicki – some will grow apart through tragedy and some will grow closer – let them grow closer. They don’t need anymore separations there too perfect!!!

    Reply

  68. Donna says:

    Why rehab Adam to turn around and make him kill Delia although an accident the witch hunt would say he ran KNOWING that he killed her which isn’t true…Victor is a bully and his trumping Jack and Adam is OLD NEWS…he can’t WIN EVERYTIME it just isn’t POSSIBLE…make him the loser sometime, Sharon can’t be a victim/whacko without people knowing…when bipolar people go off meds EVERYONE KNOWS IT…c’mon try to write something BELIEVABLE…

    Reply

  69. Mindy says:

    I agree this interview was a bunch of nonsense. I have watched the show since it began as did my cousin and another friend. My cousin is so upset with the killing of a child in the story line that she will not watch until the story is over, maybe 6 to 12 months. I think the writting has become poor and I do not like the Sharon character now and am not a bit interested in the new characters. I fast forward their scenes. Things better change or I will stop watching.
    Very disappointed in Missouri

    Reply

  70. Lorraine says:

    I think killing Delia is disgusting, it was bad enough when they killed Cassie, why kill off kids, the kids are the future, I’d like to see Congressman Wheeler exposed for the dirty scoundrel he is, I believe he’s the one who killed Lesley and Tyler’s mother not their father who is in jail and I believe Avery will expose the Congressman, Victor already knows he’s dirty and is digging for dirt.
    Expose this Wheeler dirtbag and have someone kill him.
    I love Adam and would love to see him find the love of his life and be happy, Victor says he loved Hope so how can he be so mean to the son they shared?
    I’d love to see Michael & Lauren have another child and Fen spoil it to show Fen is a good kid.
    Please let Phyllis stay she’s such an integral part of the show, I’d love to see her & Jack back together they belong together.

    Reply

  71. JIll Jamison says:

    First I have to say I think you made a huge mistake Killing off Little Delia she was an amazing Actress so loved by us the fans! There are so many other ways you could of taken the story line to find a donor for Adams child you could of had an accident happen that one of the Characters on the show witnessed or caused and they could of been the donor instead you kill Delia who was Mrs C’s much loved maids only Granddaughter and name sake mother Chloe huge mistake I think you need to take a page from Dallas and make this all a bad dream. I think it’s time Victor stops calling Billy Billy Boy enough its old. as for Sharon she has been allowed to do what ever without consequences, put her in jail then give her a lover or do the same old and I do mean OLD thing and put her back with Nick. I really think some of the fans of this show would make much better writers than the ones that are writing now the whole story line with Neil was a waste of time and Lauren cheating on Michael huge mistake and it made me sick! I do that Nikki has a son Dylan Steve is a Treasure of an actor Please give him a great story line he is Fantastic but he needs better material to work with. And please find a great actress to play Phyllis it will be hard to fill Michelle’s shoes so find an Amazing actress Thank you

    Reply

    George replied

    Delia was hardly ever on and wasn’t loved by fans give me a break!! She wasn’t a very good actor either. The show sucks because of the newbies, the music, and the lack of a good villain that can drive story lines. People getting upset over Delia’s death need to get a grip! It’s fiction,make believe, a,story.:)

    Reply

  72. Sandra says:

    Sharon needs to be put in Mental Hospital, Victor and Jack need to leave each other alone. Nikki needs to find out Stitch is her son. Adam needs to be found out and go to prison. Dylan and Chelse needs to get back together. Victoria and Billy need to have a baby. They need to put a plaque
    next to Cathern’s with Delia’s. Maybe build a new wing for the hospital is something Victor and Jack can do together. Nikki should move to the apartment over Billy and Victoria’s garage because she needs to leave Victor for good cause he is to hateful.Cholie and Kevin need to get back together and have a child. Hey someone needs to let Cholie’s mom know about Delia.

    Reply

  73. Vickster says:

    I have been watching but really it was not said for sure Dylan being Nikki’s son and when the hell is Dylan going to be told. I love little Delia that girl is an awesome little actress. I hate that they bring Cassie back as a ghost for Sharon how ridiculous is that – we already saw that story with John Abbot who I adored very much. For an old man he sure is handsome haa haa. Hopefully you damn well hurry up and wake Phyllis or is she dying what the hell is that when are you replacing this person. I am confused but weird I watch Coronation Street and same type of thing where somebody is in a coma and comes out blah blah blah. Okay why did they write Delia off? I want to know why they chose this little girl. Is she on to bigger and better things? Very pretty little girl. We will surely miss her. How come they changed Kyle I hate the new one – nobody wears long hair anymore bring the old one back. I really like Jill and now Jill needs to fight with somebody else not Cane. Hmm well how the hell can we meet these actors. I want to know how we can be cast on the show Haa. I want to express that it cannot be all happy in stories because children die everyday. I am not crazy about the new girl Faith can you find somebody else to play that part. Oh well. My sister-in-law and I call each other about the show and our thoughts.

    Reply

  74. Gloria Mcintosh says:

    something has to be done they are killing off all the good ones and they need to stop or there will be no one left i have watched from almost day one please you need to stop or they will cancel the young and the restless and i for one don’t want to see that happen but if it doesn’t stop i wont be watching anymore and i love the young and the restless it just breaks my heart the way its going

    Reply

  75. Kimberly says:

    I really hated how they killed DD off the show.. that just means my most favorite couple will once again have lots of trouble and that is Billy and Vickie.. I love those two together they seem to take on their roles brilliantly and entertaining..i know that Conner will need eyes and I am sure that is why DD was chosen to be killed instead of letting her just walk off the show as some kids have done only to come back yrs later grown..I love Dylan .. but that is becuz of his Jason role i fell in love with him there.. He is a great actor..I wish that some miracle would happen and that this death of DD wont affect Billy and Vickie and they stay together.. and that Choloe will turn to Kevin and make it thru this also…just my opinion .. it realyly is a let down when You disrupt some of the main characters over and over…. I know it s drama but come on .. let Billy and Vickie have a baby.. let choloe and kevin have one .. just dont wanna see them all torn apart again ..

    Reply

  76. pat says:

    I have been a long time fan of Y&R and I’m not at all happy with how the storylines are being written…delia dying? are you kidding me? You didn’t give us fans enough of “Katherine Chancellor” memorial, because of the Paul and Cricket wedding, Having Jill go to New Zealand to find a piece of a puzzle is rediculous! You really should have brought back Thom Bierdz as Phillip Chancellor 3rd for the Chancellor Memorial….Phyllis was in a coma (Poor choice to let Michelle Stafford go…A very fine actress)…The list goes on and on….I’m very sorry to tell you people thaat I’m planning to stop watching, because It is a shell of what it once was…William Bell created this show, and You people brought it down to nothing….Is this how you like to kill a landmark soap opera,,,,Because that’s where it is heading…In the dumpster with the other soaps that are gone now….Shame on you…Shame on ALL of you! :(

    Reply

  77. Elizabeth says:

    So not happy with the turn my beloved soap has taken. I think killing Delia, (Mrs. Chancelor’s name sake), is/was the WORST idea yet!!! We just lost Mrs. C and most of us felt like she was our own family as we have been loyal to her for the last 40 years!!! You certainly didn’t need to kill off Delia and disrupt lives like you have done and of ALL the stupid things…Have ADAM do it!!!!!!
    Yes, I have been loyal and I have not liked a lot of the choices the writers have taken the story lines too, but I have gotten used to some changes!!! This change however will be put on the list of I don’t know how I can keep watching this!!! It’s piss poor that we have lost Jeanne Cooper in life….Now????

    Reply

  78. Sandra says:

    Im with you Denise, I must have missed that part to, when Paul would have said that Dylan was the son and not Stitch. also Im very surprise about a lot of things going on with the written so fare. way out their.

    Reply

  79. kimdickinson says:

    I am sick of the show killing off children. If they are going to leave the show thats fine.Find another way of having them leave without killing them.As well this death has really shown viewers what an asshole Victor really is.He can not even show compassion when a child dies.Sharon has been getting away with way to much.Make her responsible for what she has done for a chance.Either make Adam a good guy or bad guy.Quit flipping its one or another.And finally let Billy and Victoria be happy for a chance get Victor off their backs and give him a heart.Because obviously the one he has isnt enough to makehim human

    Reply

  80. PatF says:

    I think we are all entitled to an interview with Josh, to see what the writing environment was like for him under Phelps.

    I think a lot of her responses are very telling…

    She pretty much had no response when asked about Kay. She admitted the show is pretty much decided as far as Dylan being integrated into the show. And by saying she’s worked with Jill a lot and that she knows what she wants to see on the screen she’s saying we’ll never see the YR that WE love. It will only be about Phelps (including all writing) until she’s fired.

    Reply

  81. Lizzie says:

    To the sick new writers of The Young and the Restless, can you possibly make this story line any worse than it is? I can see no recovery for your show. Stupid move killing Delia!

    Reply

    George replied

    Get a grip! It’s fiction!

    Reply

  82. Debbie says:

    Please, Please keep Billie & Victoria together!!! Please don’t have Billie go down the wrong path so Victor can rub it in his face. I am an addict & I know that a storyline like this can destroy a addict or make him/her stronger. Please don’t blow this line.

    This Hillary storyline is old, move on already with it. Victor/Niki, I guess Victor is gonna be disappointed in Niki for never telling him about Dylan so I bet he leaves her, it’s very predictable. Sharon & Nick should not be together EVER. Dylan & Chloe should be together but I guarantee it won’t. Adam needs a good swiff kick in the ass for being like Victor. He needs to be punished for Delia’s death. Lily & Cane need to stay together but the writers I am sure will do something to ruin that. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LET BILLY & DELIA’s MOTHER END UP I BED!!!!

    Reply

  83. JarrodFiresofLove says:

    She’s sucking up to Phelps throughout the article. Fairman tells her the fans want the Hillary story wrapped up and she says the actress is not going anywhere (probably because she’s a FOJ). Then she gets all silly about Sharon’s storyline with Nick. At one point she says this is a romantic show (sorry but there has not been real romance on Y&R in years), and then she contradicts herself saying that Neil will have a non-romantic relationship with another character. Huh? If this is a romantic show, then why do a non-romantic relationship? And it is obvious that she has no new stories planned– what was the point of firing Griffith if nothing is changed? Oh, I get it, these are all Phelps’ story ideas and these people are her puppets. Sickening.

    Reply

  84. Shirley says:

    I Don’t think you should be killing of children it is to sad .

    Reply

  85. Bonita Wehrman says:

    I think Y&R is going in the toilet with the story lines. Im so tired of Billy and Victor feauding all the time. Tired of Sharon whinning i like to see Nick and Phylis back together. Sharon is a big baby tired of her. Victor needs to stop picking on people its getting old. Its not exciting anymore there were days i wouldnt miss Y&R but, now i dont care to see it that much. I rather turn on Days of Our Lives more action. Sorry but its the truth!!!! Please change the story it is too boring!!!!

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    I’ve said it before, my septic tank smells better than Y&R! DAYS is primed
    for explosive excitement!!!

    Reply

  86. Sandy says:

    I have been watching Y&R since the beginning and I must say that I am VERY DISSAPOINTED with the story lines this year!!! Its really Pathetic the way they have some go on and on!! For example the Winters story, Enough already!! Are the writers on something when writing the scripts?? I am coming real close to quit watching So to the writers and producers, get your shit together!!! I was told of this interview by Donna. If they want to get rid of people they should get rid of Victor!! I am sick to death of his arrogance and his attitude!!

    Reply

  87. Bonnie says:

    A lot of double-talk. I have watched from the very beginning…and when I went to work I taped Y/R and watched it faithfully. Now…I’m retired and think I will go back to recording it so I can skip some of the story lines that are too drawn out and out of character for the once GREAT Y/R. Also…did not like how you handled the death of Catherine and how the estate was handled. Now you kill of Dee Dee…we are still not over Mrs. C’s death. Wrong…just wrong!

    Reply

  88. Misty says:

    I hate this Delia dead s/l. If Michael Muhney’s character gets a pink slip because Adam goes to the penitentiary, I’m done. Why did Adam have to hit her?

    Fire JFPhelps. She’s made Y&R one big downer. I don’t need to watch grief porn.

    Reply

  89. michelle says:

    Been watching the show for almost 40 years I have never been so upset at a storyline with the killing off of Delia. I will not watch this week as it pains me to see this. Please make it all a dream and give Adam a break, sheesh!

    Reply

  90. Brenda Bowden says:

    You people missed the whole point. Or at least most of you. She said, follow the leader and watch for the outcome. I myself think they are brilliant at the ideas the come up with. As far as the Deliah story, people, children die every day tragically and otherwise. A soap opera as the same as real life, only sometimes with more rich people in it, but it is like life. The child left to go on to bigger and better things, and I am sure there is a reason they story was written this way. I myself cannot picture another child coming close to playing that part the way Sophia did. I am anxious to see what is going to happen to all of the characters and how their lives evolve. And also, I have watched soap operas for years, and I never saw an episode better than when Jeanne Cooper passed and how they handled it and the tribute. Settle down people, take a breath and keep watch and see what happens. Previews I saw today for tomorrow made me want to quit watching with the thought that Nick is still in love with Sharon, but I am not giving up on the show because I want to see how things evolve. I for one will keep watching. I hope you all think about it also.

    Reply

  91. Tina Webb says:

    I’ve been watching since I was a teen (now 47) and for the record, Y & R is the only show that I DVR…it’s my relax time. The storylines have just simply been too choppy. And the removing of Delia’s character was the worst idea yet! Why not let Billy and Victoria finally conceive a baby, maybe at the same time as Chloe and Kevin, then Delia would have 2 families to deal with…storyline about blended families? Cane and Lily…well, I’m just sick of them all together. And during the entire storyline about Delia, where was her grandmother Ester? Really? No one thought to call her? POOR WRITING.

    Reply

    Tina Webb replied

    I do like the characters of Dylan and Stitch and their storylines. Now where Victor is concerned, how much hatred can one person exude to another? If my father treated my husband that way, he wouldn’t have a daughter. Every other sentence is “Billy Boy” this or that! There comes a time when every one has a downfall that humbles and Victor is long overdue. Sharon’s character is like a roller coaster. I mean, let’s ask a simple question: Who (characters) is actually happy on Y & R at this point? I’m very disappointed in the writing. I use to feel like Y & R was a never ending book….now it is just a huge disappointment.

    Reply

  92. Beth says:

    I have been a Y&R fan for many years. I don’t like the Hillary/Neil storyline. That has been played out. The Sharon “situation” is boring. For some time now she has gone from lucid to crazy and back. I also don’t like how Cassie gives her advice. I don’t feel it is true to the history of the character. Cassie would have never suggested that Sharon do this stuff. Even if it ends up that Cassie is a figment of Sharon’s imagination and not a ghost, its not a good story. I also don’t like that Adam is the driver who hit Delia. Enough with making him the bad guy. Either bring him into the fold and develop the story or let him ride off into the sunset. Too predictable.! Either way, there is a reason that I am a fan of Y&R. I hope the writers don’t do so much to change the show that it becomes like other soap operas that have bitten the dust.

    Reply

  93. Carrie B. says:

    I feel that this storyline of the death of Delia Abbott is going to crush the whole town. Although I feel Victor will still be an ass. I know this this will break the whole town but especially Chloe and Billy. One Question I have. Is Y Deliah. She won’t be able to be a eye donor because she has had leukemia and you can’t be a donor if you have been sick, even if you are in remission the risk is too high

    Reply

  94. elaine says:

    As someone that has had a 12year old nephew die due to being hit by a car I am very upset with the story line with Delia. There are so may other was they could have handle her leavening the show . Just shows Adam wins again

    Reply

  95. Kathy says:

    I’ve been watching Y&R for many many years, I don’t think I have ever been so saddened as I was with the loss of Delia. She was a good little actress and was very good at what she did, just because of a eye cornia really??? I am sick and tired of how you can predict what’s going to happen, even before it does!!!!!! And really what is up with Sharon, she’s a little slut and just kill her off already. I wish that Victor and Jack would man up and just get along, but you really need to do something it’s getting old. and tiring

    Reply

  96. sonja floyd says:

    plz quit making Sharon out to be the bad person. ive always love seeing her on this show let her get back to her old self let her just think she swiched the DNA

    Reply

  97. Garrett Godwin says:

    Sharon & Adam did not have a “twisted” relationship, which means Shelly Altman, JFP, and these new writers doesn’t even know the history of Shadam! You can’t deny the powerful chemistry between Michael Muhney & Sharon Case! Adam & Sharon are the reason I watched Y&R!

    Their relationship may be at times tragic, dark, complicated, complex, controversial, intense, and messy, but it is also passionate, sweet, romantic, beautiful, and sexy! I love Adam & Sharon because they have the “us against the world” mentality — especially against Victor, Nick, the Newmans, and Genoa City! I miss that!

    I hate what the writers are doing to them — especially to Sharon! Adam’s much better for her than Nick because Adam treats Sharon like an adult, not a damsel in distress or princess but a woman who is strong, smart, and independent. Sharon’s always been good for Adam because she is the first woman since his mother Hope who believes Adam has the capacity of being a better man, a good person. Adam & Sharon are flawed human beings who brings the best in one another … even at the worst of times!

    The writers need to make them a combination of Victor & Nikki and Christian Grey & Anastasia Steele from “50 Shades of Grey”!

    Y&R should have stay on point with the Nick/Avery/Dylan and Sharon/Adam/Chelsea triangles.

    Still, if Y&R wants to bring back romance, then they need to start with Adam & Sharon!

    Until then, I’m settling for GH and Days!

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    “PURRRRfect”

    You: are saying it the best

    applause

    Adam and Sharon are

    Y&R comeuppance

    you’re losing all that Y&R was… and these two actors encompass

    Reply

  98. ann says:

    i am very upset with the story line you dont kill off a child and you never let adam be happy well you you put delia back on and let adam be happy

    Reply

  99. Paris says:

    I would take one Adam to 1,000 Canes, Dylans, Nicks or any other dud they want to trounce out. I HATE how they have once again piled on Adam. I guess they know that Michael Muhney can deliver, and THAT is why they give him the meatier material.

    Reply

  100. Lynne Cullen says:

    At the risk of repeating other comments, I hope that the story lines get better. I have been a fan for over 20 years and the show is on the decline.

    Reply

  101. Rose says:

    I’m also from Donna’s fan site. I’m not particularly fond of where the storylines are going. They are far too drawn out to get to any conclusions now. There is still a lot of new storylines that could be built from old characters and old stories so why not use them instead of trying to “invent” new characters. For instance, many of the older actors must have had previous marriages, siblings or other relatives who could have been brought in. What happened to those families? Don’t make this show so far-fetched that it becomes a spoof please.

    Reply

    Paris replied

    Who is the “Donna” I keep hearing about and would it be possible to post a link to her site? Thanks!

    Reply

  102. Susan says:

    I am a retired teacher who has been watching Y&R since the first day it aired, when I was a teenager! I have to add my voice to the others who are so disappointed with the storyline concerning Delia. Billy and Victoria are two of our favorite characters, and we love Chloe and Kevin too. (My husband watches with me now, since he is retired too.) I have even threatened and thought seriously of quitting my daytime ‘obsession’, because it seems as if there were so many other ways the little girl could have left the show. I MAY STILL DO IT. I understand that writers come and go, but this is ridiculous! I wish it was just a nightmare or something, but it’s been taken too far for that now. PLEASE use our suggestions. I am thankful for Donna’s site for her information.

    Reply

  103. Tammy says:

    Fan site sent me, I just want you to know how much i have disliked the story line the past few months. I hate the story about Deliah AWFUL! She should not have been killed off since there wasn’t a reason. Make Sharon get help that is OLD tired of her storyline that is so unbelievable as a nurse it is most impossible to tamper with files in a hospital. The same story on interacting with the dead ridiculous! Jack and John was bad enough then to have another character doing the same thing UNREAL! You have so screwed up this soap I am no longer interested in it! Ans to have Niki’s son be that sick psycho path and not Paul stupid. Adam Victor has gotten old do something new for the Newan clan.I just can’t get over killing Delhia. Hate the writing!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  104. Nancy says:

    I think before any writer puts in a storyline on a soap opera they should do more research on life. My son was killed by a reckless driver, I have 2 daughters who have a mental health issue and friends and family have similar issues in their life. Don’t you think that these storylines are too familiar with people of today who watch Y&R? To boldly and expectedly bring up these life struggles is disgusting. To kill off a little girl just because corneas are needed for another child in the show. That is so unnecessary! Going way out there for what? The new writers must go. I just started watching since All my Children was cancelled. The actors are great, but the writers are bad!
    Forget Y&R, I’m not watching it anymore, the writers are inexperienced and full of themselves.

    Reply

  105. glowil says:

    They need to lay off killing off the children.. it is just sick. Constantly blaming Adam is a dead story line . I’v watch from the very first show, however, It might be time to change the channel. And, I am not the only one feeling this way. If they don’t start listening and writing better story lines. IT WILL SHOW IN THE RATINGS. These new story line are horrible and just plain vicious. Y&R get some better writers…or you will be doing “The Swan Dance” like a lot of other Soaps have done.

    Reply

  106. Linda says:

    I have watched the show go downhill in the last few months. Giving Devone all that money giving Victor Chancellor Industries, having Sharon behave badly once again, sending Jill on a wild goose chase and now killing off Dellia, makes me wonder about the whole show. Victor is going back to his old ways, Billy, Victoria and Chloe will be dealing with the death being much like Nick and Sharon had to with Cassie’s death; are the writer just recycling stories. Have watched the show from the beginning and this is the worst it has ever been.

    Reply

  107. Jean McMorris says:

    Really sick of Neil & Lily & Kane & that story abt being with Rose..who cares!
    I love Nikki & Victor..always have.
    Not happy at all with killing off Delia. She could have just been injured.
    Nick is annoying, he needs to get in touch with his masculine side.
    Adam drinks too much & isn’t believable at it. He should stagger once in a while.
    Sharon should sane up.

    Reply

  108. Deb says:

    I realize that drama is what soaps are about, but killing the children has been a bit too much. Yand R has seen 3 children die in the last few years and that story line is difficult once without repeating. So very sorry to see this happening as I have watched this show for so long. How sad. You need to change the storyline . I am also tired of the bashing of Sharon. She was a favorite of mine years ago. You have so totally ruined her character. ENOUGH!!!!! I agree….we need more Cane and Lilly…Bring the show back to the great daytime drama it always was. Thanks for your time. Oh by the way….this came from Donna sight.

    Reply

  109. Lynda says:

    I just don’t even know where to even begin. I have been watching Y & R since it’s inception. I have NOT missed any programs until last Friday, October 11th when Delia was struck. I turned the program OFF mid-stream. I’ve HAD IT with the writers. They have totally ruined the character of Sharon Newman beyond repair as far as I am concerned, and as far as many others are concerned. They have ruined Lauren and Michael with this whole Carmine series. Thru the past years Lauren has had “Class” … and now they dumbed her down and let her have an affair with a low life idiot. They have turned Michael back into a crazy person that forgot all of his legal education. I don’t even know what to go into as far as Sharon and all of her affairs and craziness. I know it’s a soap opera and a lot of make believe, but come on. If she is put back with Nick …. you are dumbing Nick down AGAIN. Seriously? ANd this whole thing about Nikki have a child. Oh Please . . . . ! Delia, Delia, Delia . . . why kill her? Why not just replace her? Rumor has it you will be replacing Phyllis. If you feel Phyllis is replaceable (which I DO NOT) … then Delia should have been replaced. The ONLY good thing I have to say is that you all had the good sense not to even attempt to replace Jeanne Cooper. I am missing Young and Restless very, very much. So far – 3 and half programs have been lost. I have removed the show from my DVR programming as well. Sad, sad, sad! The way this soap is going it is going to be off the air like the rest of the horrible soaps and it will be come a memory. Good Going on ruining what “had been” a wonderful program.

    Reply

  110. BrendaB Jones says:

    Dear writers, I have been onboard with the storylines on R and R up until now. The idea of getting rid of DD was a TERIBLE one. You could have replaced her with another child. You don’t realize the effect something like this story line has on the many avid viewers. I have been watching R & R since day one. This is the worse story line possible. I will not be watching any longer. I won’t be reading anything about it either. Many of my friends feel the same way . I have stopped watching B&B also.

    Reply

  111. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I hope this shuts people up. I’m very hopeful Shelly and Jean will continue the brilliant work Josh put into place!

    Reply

  112. pat says:

    Please do something to bring little D back,if not her someone to replace her if she is leaving the show.You can always make it look like someone had a bad dream,this is just too sad to watch.Why should Adam be the bad guy all the time,if the Newmans had treated Adam like one of them when he came to town he wouldn’t be like he is,please give him a break.How can a Father treat his son the way Victor treats Adam,it’s a shame.Please let Phillis wake up and tell the truth about Sharon,so maybe Sharon can get what’s coming to her,can’t stand her anymore.Please make Victor mind his own buisness for a change,this is getting old.

    Reply

  113. Kelly says:

    Promises promises. Shelly I hope you WILL fix beloved Sharon! I am tired of the hate speech always around media for Sharon and Faith! Avery and Chelsea both seem to forget sharon and Nick have history and Adam and Sharon were the best of friends and lovers till this Chelsea character came and destroyed the history of Sharon and Adam! I wanted Sharon to give birth to Adams son. That would of been like a full circle to how they started out. A nice bow to tie it up. i hope the new writers this time do not say they think they know what the veiwer wants like JFP and JG said a year or so ago! We are hear listen please!

    Reply

  114. Lorena Maxson says:

    I was directed here from Donnas Fan Site. You killed off Dee Dee for ratings!!?? I have been watching Y&R since I was 8. I’m 52 now. I am going to stop watching. The story lines are bad. The thing I loved about Y&R is that it was different than real life. I understand people move on. You have had no problem replacing them with other actors. This story line killed it for me. To have Adam hit Delia was such a terrible idea. If I read that the soap has turned around I will start watching. It’s no wonder the show isn’t getting the awards it used to. To have this back and forth back and forth of the characters is not the best idea the show has had. Can none of these characters make up their minds? The show as is is unwatchable

    Reply

  115. kathy says:

    Don’t kill Delia. Why not do a story about TBI( Traumatic Brain Injury) watch her fight to come back? And You should make it out to be Victor as the one who hit delia, not paying attention to driving because he is too obsessed with taking a company away from jack! Actually showing a human side to him. See him go through the guilt of hurting a child and it being the step daughter of his own daughter! It is a good storyline of what can happen in a matter of minutes by leaving your child alone in a car, but don’t end it there, keep it going.

    Reply

  116. Patsy Price says:

    I have been watching Y&R since the beginning, and right now you have destroyed the story lines… why Delia’s death, just for Adam’s baby to have eyes, should have gone to bank doner… that little girl was so precious on the program.
    Sharon, you have destroyed her charachtar by turning her into a mean woman, jealous, scheming just to get her way, that isn’t how you starter her character years ago… and I guess you run Phyllis off over the story lines, she was a great player in the story line. I use to think Y&R was the #l soap opra, now I think Bold and Beautiful has got the Y&R beat …. I’m 70 years old.. and who ever is writing the story lines are crazy…Nick and Avery need to be together, and Dylan and Chelsia need to be together… Adam is no good… you can get rid on him… Billy and Victory are great and Billy is an awesome actor I think… I will be glad when Ashley comes back into the program… but please don’t make her a mean bitch like she is on the other soap… well, I got to say want I wanted to say…

    Reply

  117. LJS says:

    I think this might be it for me….killing off Dee Dee was the worst storyline ever…I’ve been watching for YEARS and have never NOT taped it…I just removed this show from my DVR recordings…..I just can’t believe they would do this….what the heck were they thinking??!!!! I think I will stick to my nighttime shows from now on….daytime is pretty much done….

    Reply

  118. sharon says:

    please do not have Adam as the person that did the dreadful hit and run. I agree with other people..yes he was there but no sound as if hitting something, have him come clean about the swerving, the dog and leaving the now crime scene.
    i am really sick of Victor and his holier than thou attitude.

    Reply

  119. Renata says:

    Love to see Adam & Chelese bck together. They play well off each other passion. I already see Dylan is going to explode & Nick is going to relate for the fact of what he went thru with hearing about Summer. Its enjoyable watching the interracial relationships. It makes it easier and approachable for each of ud which do want to date outside our race to feel a little comfortable. Before this interracial dating became broader, it wad kinda hard to know if the opposite race wanted to mix. Now since is exposed more on tv it will help make conversation a little more smoother & approachable for all. Please dong kill off any more kids. Keep sending them to boarding school. Are you all ever bring Sofia her baby back to GC so Neil can see his child. That looks kinda bad he had a kid & you all never show him having father time with his son or even making any effforts to spend time with them both. Carmine role is wack. Thats getting boring. Can I write as story line for you all for a month as a trial run.. please.. :) what’s up with Summer dating her brother. Thats not cool. Not all all. Normal people doesn’t do that or should do that off the soaps. Thats a bad story line to add more corruption to these psych people in this world.

    Reply

  120. Vickie P says:

    We Y&R fans were torn to pieces by the death of young Cassie Newman in 2005 – a story which has been kept in the forefront of our minds through numerous references and appearances by her talented portrayer. Another storyline took the life of a young Abbott woman whose heart was conveniently donated to the gravely ill Victor Newman. The regurgitation of the “killing children” story lines is a grotesquely wrong move. While it provides gripping scenes that are being masterfully handled by the actors, it is sensationalistic and demonstrates an incredible deficit in creative writing. Even worse, it shows just how out of touch the writers are with the people who faithfully watch decade after decade. I don’t want to watch the same story played out over and over by different actors – that is what The Bold & the Beautiful does – and I don’t want to endure the deaths of children on a TV show that I watch for entertainment. Get a grip or get out of the writers chair.

    Reply

  121. Kathy says:

    very upset with story line, why have Delie hve to die? to close to Ktherine’s memorial, get rid of Sharon, put her somewhere else, bring Phyis back, and Jill….Soften up Vixtor’s heart alittle, he is driving me nuts…..same thing all the time……get Adam to fess up and move his story along……..now Nikki has a son, get this story line moving along, don’t drag it on for a long time……spice up the show, its dragging on too long……

    Reply

  122. Lisa C says:

    I came to this site from Donna’s Fan Site hoping to read that the story lines would return to days of old. I have watched The Young and the Restless since the very beginning. I must say, I don’t know how much longer I can remain loyal. This latest story with Delia has crossed the line. It was unnecessary and literally made me sick. I could have predicted this however, as the show is extremely predictable. People fall in love, tragedy, some “mystery” (that is never a mystery and very obvious), then they people all move on. How many times have we seen Adam and Victor off, then on, then off again. Victor is his father for goodness sake! You start to make Adam a good guy, then suddenly, something will happen that is supposed to make us hate this character again. No one falls in love….no love stories at all! Everyone marries, divorces, over and over and over. How many times have Nikki and Victor been together? Nick and Sharon? Phyllis and Jack? Really? All the writers do is recycle relationships and story lines. Seriously, I DVR it now and often erase it within the first 15 minutes as it is insulting. These actors deserve better. Step it up or this show will also be cancelled.

    Reply

  123. Sharon says:

    I agree with everyone else. I absolutely hate this Delia story line and all this nonsense with Sharon too. I am also tired of Adam being the villain. He has been dumped on for way too long. The writing has definitely been taking a turn for the worse over the last 12 months, but this latest story line just might be the one that has me cancel my DVR recording for good.

    Reply

  124. Pamela says:

    I am an otherwise intelligent person, living in Los Angeles and with real-life experience that seems so copacetic when compared with what goes on in a fictional little city in Wisconsin. I’ve watched since the beginning, and remember when the characters were more nuanced, and everything more realistic. The storylines are untenable and the writing so horrid. The actors are so much better than the lives they have to live and the drivel they have to emote. It is so sad. I am embarrassed for them. You’ve lost me. Over and done.

    Reply

  125. Joyce Calvillo says:

    I have been a fan for 35 years. I have NEVER missed a show. I have erased two programs this week unwatched. I have never done this but my time is precious to me and I don’t want to waste it on these new story lines. Please think through what you are dishing out to us. I hate what has been done to Adam, Sharon,and other characters. I may have to opt out after so many years of total enjoyment with GC. This comment was at the request of Donna.

    Reply

  126. Karen says:

    I can’t believe you killed off Delia – that is horrible and Sharon is such a mess. This show is nothing like it used to be. I have been watching it for almost 40 years and I may be at the end of watching it if they keep doing crap like this. It’s awful. You should keep Billy and Victoria together and let Victor leave him alone! I don’t like the new writers at all.

    Reply

  127. Theresa C says:

    I have had enough. When you killed off Delia that took it to far. I don’t understand why you had to do this. All you had to do was replace her with another young actress but no you had to kill her off. Leave these children to grow up with the show. As for Victor why does he have to be so evil. I cannot stand this man. All he is out to do is hurt everyone that crosses his path. For once can’t he play a good guy. Come on writers get it together. Because of the way the story line is going I would rather watch anything else but this show.

    Reply

  128. Corinna says:

    I been watching Y&R for the 40 yrs , it’s been my comfort zone for most off the 40yrs. You see I am a mother who lost not 1 child , but 2. I had a setback when Cassie left the show.It was about a year or so before I got back into watching it, now this it’s crazy shit when i saw this it brought back my child being hit and killed by a car.
    With that being said I’ll add this.
    May your rating go trough the floor this soap is a mess, Thank You

    Reply

  129. Carol Chance says:

    Just as I figured. You never really answered the questions. You were like a politician dancing around them. You haven’t been with the show for a whole year yet and you think you know it all. That book you have with all the characters bios in it….I bet you don’t have 50% of what has actually happened in Genoa City. You will never recover from killing off Delia. I don’t care what you say. It was uncalled for and we had no warning. It didn’t have to happen that way. Even when Cassie died, it took almost a week for her to die and we expected it. You really have no people skills at all!!

    Reply

    Brenda replied

    I have been watching the show faithfully for over 35 years. The story line to kill Dilia was horrific. Enough with the pain. Change is fine but killing her off was terrible. Enough with Sharon – Bring Phylis back.

    Reply

  130. D Brodsky says:

    I was worried about this with new writers.Killing babies doesn’t bring on new viewers. Nick and Sharron…please nooooooo. Could we see a little bit of good in Victor. How can they blame everything on Adam.

    Reply

  131. Debbie says:

    Mr. Fairman I really hope you show Ms. Altman all these replies from Y&R fans and where they stand. Because we want a change. And by this interview it doesn’t sound like much of change.

    Reply

  132. Renee says:

    I think the story line with Nick and Sharon has been drug out. She needs to fess up. Let Summer know who her real dad is.I never did think the Nick/Avery relationship seemed solid on the show. It just seemed forced to me. I like the new story line with Nicki & Dillon. Some how finish out the Phyllis story. Figure out if her character will return. I think she should remain. The death of Delia was a shocker. Have Victor & Adam reunite. I know you have to have unexpected twists and turns in the story line to keep the fans guessing what will happen next, but you have to be reasonable. I wish you would finish out the Ricky story line so Paul’s character can become complete again. I thought that story line after Ricky’s death was so drug out and boring. Love the show and keep stirring the pot!!

    Reply

  133. Lori says:

    I used to love Sharon’s character back when she was married to Nick. Why can’t she ever have a normal life?? Now, Adam hitting Delia?? Why Adam? His character doesn’t ever get a break either. I record Y & R daily but don’t watch it half the time cause of the stupid story lines. I think killing a child is about the last straw. I sure wish Sharon & Nick could be a couple again.

    Reply

  134. Patti says:

    I was sent here by Donna’s fan site.. and I for one have been a long standing fan of the show as my mother got me hooked at a young age.. Still in all that time I have never ever been appalled by a story as what is taking place now.. not just the death of a little girl whom you could have replaced if she had another show to go to .. we get that!! you do that all the time!! but enough of the baby killing.. I don’t need to spell it out how many of them there have been and I also mean the miscarriages that you have happen.. this story of Nick not being Summers father, come on years ago everyone thought that!! because after all while Phyllis was with Jack and she had those miscarriages and then finally a hysterectomy!! did ya think we forgot that?? NO so there is NO way she should have even been able to conceive!! and to have it go that Sharon switched the test PLEASE!!! you insult us!! and why oh why are you making Adam take the fall for this!! SERIOUSLY!!! WHY!! Haven’t you blamed him for enough stuff!! STOP already.. make one of the goody two shoes take the fall like ummmm NIKKI, ya had her driving also!! oh wait ya already had her kill Diane and get away with it!! and ya keep putting them together and tearing them apart time and time again enough with the Victor and Nikki on again of again… and really Victor destroying Newman for his own greed!! and Katharine leaving Chancellor to him in her will and putting Cane in charge just to have Victor all mighty come in and take it away… yes I know Cane quit but what choice was he given ya had to know The Moustache would have his way.. AGAIN!! Oh I could go on but really.. leave summer as Jacks daughter he deserves to have her and Phyllis left the show but ya kept her in it by being in a coma yet ya kill off a child???????????? Really?? Seriously?? and put Avery back with Dylan and Adam and Chelsea back together!! Without baggage!! and Stop making Sharon the brunt of everything Newman that has her in this “FUNK” get her out and put her back together but NOT with Adam… leave him with Chelsea..

    Reply

  135. Tom says:

    “I can say that the Mishael Morgan (Hillary) is a terrific actress and we are keeping her around. ”

    In other words, she basically just told the fans to go suck an egg, because the FOJ are here to stay. :/ This show is in a death spiral–the fact that the writers couldn’t render more than five minutes of drama out of Katherine’s death proves that things are amiss in Y&R-land, and won’t be improving anytime soon.

    Reply

  136. Alice Mondt says:

    I have been watching this soap almost from the first day on and off and for the last 5 year everyday. I love the new people coming and seeing some of the others leaving BUT I hated to see Delia killed. We have enough problems with children leaving us in real life that we have to mourn with the people we love on the show like Billy, Kevin and Chole. It’s heartbreating because I feel we can’t even console them. Real or not we are affected. I think the part could have been taken over by another child… we already learn the hard knocks of life. I’m also tired of the way Victor abuses people … even his own family. I would think if he loves Victory he COULD open his heart to Billy who loves his daughter. I am tired of the OLD fight and hate between Victor and Adam. I feel Adam so wants the love of a father. I can deal with the problems Sharon has.. she brings them on but really don’t like how she’s changed.. Sometimes Nick is a whimp… Don’t have them profess to love someone and fall right into bed with someone else… Maybe that’s why the show has been on for 40 years… I LOVE PAUL and did when he was younger too….

    Reply

  137. debbie says:

    Im TOTAL UPSET AND DESCUSTED ABOT THIS STORY LINE KILLING DEILIA. THIS IS BEON DEPRESSING. WOMEN WATCH SOAPS TO RELAX AND ESCAPE THERE WORLD FOR THAT HOUR. TO BLOCK OUT SADNESS THAT MITE BE IN THERE LIVE AND YOUR DOING THIS. YOU COULD OF SIMPLY SENT HER OFF TO A SCHOOL AND HAD HER RETUNR AS AN 18 YR. OLD LIKE SOAPS DO. AND I SHARE IF SHARON AND NICK GO BACK TOGETHER ONCE MORE THAT WILL BE IT FOR ME. IvE WATCHED Y&R SINCE 1974. THATS 39 YRS. WHY NOT MAKE THE DEILIA THING A BAD DREAM THAT SOMEONE, ANYONE IS HAVEING AND BRING HER BACK. AND WHERE THE HELL IS PHYLIS?? TIME FOR HER TO GET BACK AS WELL. iM VERY DISSAPOINTED

    Reply

  138. Nancy Brown says:

    I have watched YR since I was 5 years old. Of course I don’t remember much about that except that it was time I could spend with my Mom during the summer, something we shared and had in common. As I grew older, I always tried to watch my favorite soap. I am now 46 years old. That tells you how long I have watched and loved this show. With that being said, some of the storylines of late really have much to be desired and quite honestly I have considered NOT watching the show. I could go on and on about how they made Sharon bi-polar to explain her crazy behaviors, meanwhile Phyllis was always NEVER held accountable for her bad deeds ( I just cant’ go on and on about that)….The make Sharon out to be the bad/whacko one, and Phyllis get’s away with everything…now moving on…..to a newer more upsetting topic. The accident that killed little Delia. I am surely upset about it, they did the same thing on Days of Our Lives a few years ago, and it was horrible. What is it, when all else fails right a heart ripping storyline and kill off a child? A beloved child character??

    When Cassie was killed off, that storyline worked, this new one did NOT work. It just made me mad. The the storyline about organ donations * can we spell public service announcement * — could have been just as well written had the donor been an unknown person and maybe Adam and Chelsea a meet the parents later on..Oh, No! We can’t do that…we have to continually make Adam the bad guy – yes…he’s the bad guy — but i would have much rather seen Mr. Muhny’s acting skills put to use in another way – falling back in love with Chelsea, helping Sharon hide her secret about changing the paternity test – anything but this!- he’s so great going against Victor, or anyone else. Clearly, I am not a writer, but could write up something else that would make much more sense and still tug at heart strings and cause drama!

    Thank You!

    Reply

  139. Michele says:

    I understand the story line. Connor is going to get Delias corneas…then they find out Adam killed her. Sharon is getting on my nerves. I liked her passion with Adam best., I really like nice Adam.Get Nick a new chick. WE need Daniel, Pylllis< I really don't care about. The Neil story is BORING!! The $ to Devon?!?!?! I hope you make that work out OK. Victor needs to lay low a little bit. Bring Dylan some action!! I

    Reply

  140. SherryM says:

    Just when I thought Adam had a chance to be a “good guy” again, you have twisted the story line into something horrible for him. It is beyond me WHY you would kill off that beautiful little girl Delia. Her character brought such JOY to everyone on the show…along with all of the Y&R fans. I am so disappointed in your recent changes to the characters. If you were scrambling for better ratings….you just blew it Bud!!

    Reply

  141. Tammie says:

    I hate that Delia was killed off, she is an adorable little girl and a great actress. There are more ways to get corneas.I wonder who will be next?
    I wish you would stop making Sharon a bad person, I wish she and Nick would get back together and be happy. this would really ruffle the feathers of Y&R.

    Reply

  142. Faye says:

    Writers you need to get with it or you not gonna have a show to write for.Don’t like any of it ,i just might quit watching it .If You don’t change things.I hate the way it is going.If you put that hateful and mean Sharon with Nick i will quit.I want Dylon and Chelessa together.

    Reply

  143. Diana says:

    Donna sent me…… DO SOMETHING WITH VICTOR, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! I really can’t stand how the writers let him win at everything. And how hateful he has become. He is a rich business mogul but his character has gone way down hill! They should have killed him off instead. Adam needs a break on the show. Cassie needs to be gone. She should have been the voice of reason, not evil. Sharon and Adam need to get back together. Keep Victoria and Billy together ( I love them together. They are fun and loving). As fa as the Delia story line. It is really really sad. But it is a part of real life. Billy and Chloe are doing an exceptional job. I watched our family fall apart when my sister was murdered. Yes she was a lot older, but she was still a daughter, and my sister. It was tragic. Sad sad story line, but very well acted. Brought constant tears to my eyes. And brought all the emotions from the loss of my sister back.

    Reply

  144. Garrett Godwin says:

    Besides Victor & Nikki, Y&R needs to make these pairings the core couples of Genoa City: Nick & Avery, Billy & Victoria, Dylan & Chelsea, Kevin & Chloe, and Adam & Sharon.

    Let Dylan & Chelsea works things out and reconnect, and have Chelsea and Adam co-parent their son (“Peanut”) and share joint custody, with Dylan and Adam being somewhat “frenemies”.

    Nick & Avery are good together because this is the first stable relationship Nick has had for years, which makes no sense why the writers are trying to rehash the Nick/Phyllis/Sharon triangle with Nick/Avery/Sharon. Bring back Nick & Avery, and let them get married. Avery is the polar opposite of her sister Phyllis: who Sharon used to be before the writers decided to “pair” Sharon with Victor when they should have focus more on Sharon’s forbidden love for Adam.

    But first, Adam & Sharon must reconnect and have a “mature friendship”, which should grow into romance. I want to see them take their revenge upon Victor for keeping them apart, run Newman Enterprises, take on Genoa City … and the world!

    Adam & Sharon are the “Sweetest Taboo” of Y&R!

    Reply

  145. Beverley Clement says:

    I dreamt the other night that the next day everyone would wake up, a la the story line where Bobby is in the shower on Dallas. Alas, I know Delia is gone. Now it is up to the writers to handle the tri-fold story around the characters Adam, Billy, and Chloe. I am hoping their families will be very supportive, and that Adam will admit what happened and not have to serve any prison time. Nikki and her son is going to be a huge problem between her and Victor. Talk about humanizing someone, Victor needs a little, (lot), of humble pie to eat. I think the memorial shows surrounding Catherine Chancellor and Jeanne Cooper were done extremely well. Kudos. Now to Neil and his children. They are getting lost in all of this other mess. Also, JJ has fallen off the earth and Daniel and Jennifer need to be together, with JJ getting help to handle his feelings about his Dad and Daniel, and even look outside himself to see what is real. I’ve left out many characters, but I have commented on the most glaring needs I see for Y&R. Good luck to the writers. I hope I am still going to see great character stories. You have an amazing group of actors who have the talent to handle whatever you “throw” at them.

    Reply

  146. Beverly says:

    Horrible storyline with Delia’s death!!! and the way it came out was so predictable. I have been a Y&R fan for over 30 years, and this is really disappointing. the only positive thing i can say about this is that it showcased Billy Miller’s phenomenal acting. and the sharon storyline is ridiculous and getting boring. time to make some changes!

    Reply

  147. Pat P says:

    What next, first you take phylis off then catherine dies and now delia, pretty soon I will just give up. Ive watched this series since the first and frankly the story lines SUCK. Come on folks, lets see some happy news. And Dylan being Nicki’s son, that is a real stretch. Time go back to the types of stories that made this a GREAT Soap, and honey this AINT IT.

    Reply

  148. Lamar Pickens says:

    My wife and I have been watching from the very begining and this last year the story lines have become very Lame!! When they killed off dee dee that way it brought back the sorrow that we had when our grand son was killed while getting the mail from the mail box by a drunk driver!! Killing off a child that made it through cancer is just pitiful!! My wife told me to delete the dvr and that we will never watch Y&R ever again!! The story lines never have any happy endings like what Sharon did with the dna and to phillis! There is too much unhappy things on this show! We need to feel good about our show!! Fire the writers and hire anyone! If we want to be sad we will watch the Government!!

    Reply

  149. helene says:

    Donna’s Fan Site sent me here….I just want to know why is it that everything is Adam’s fault…I am so sick of this….Adam is a great person….he is not like Victor….give him good story lines….he is a great actor….and as for Victor why don’t you stop making him look like an idiot…billy boy billy boy…that is all he says…common…give him other story lines to say for goodness sake…he is getting boring because of the writhers…enough already…all he does is repeat himself about billy boy and how much he hates him…this man has been on Y&R for 40 years….don’t disrespect him like that….and as for Sharon….she needs to become better person….not a nut bar…start changing things around…and I was very upset about you killing off another child….I know she is going to play on the Millers….but there could of been something the writers could of done….because Y&R is changing with so many characters and story lines I am getting to the point it does not interest me anymore…im tired of this…shame on the writers…..you were on top as a soap now you are going under like all the other’s. such a shame…..

    Reply

  150. Vickie Fournier says:

    The killing off of Delia was wrong. Going through this with the “families” was too much. Made me keep reliving the loss of my friend’s son in a car accident. Just too hard to take. Soaps should be an escape from real life and some fun. The story lines have been too dark lately. Bring back happiness to some of these people. I don’t even want to watch. If I want to see hardship and tears I can look around at the people in my life.

    Reply

  151. sue says:

    I am now done with this show and so has my sister because of Delia being killed off. Hasn’t Billy and Victoria been thru enough. The Abbott family has already been thru this one when Colleen was killed and a Victor got her heart. With enough tragedy happening in this world we don’t need this. The worst a parent can endure. Also enough is enough with Sharon and her dead daughter. This is not what bipolar disease is about. Maybe you should research it a little. I am done and I hope more people are.

    Reply

  152. Debra Burton says:

    Donna sent me.

    So, how many long lost kids are there going to be on this show. Totally unbelievable that Sharon was able to get into a lab and change test results. Tired of seeing ghosts. Tired of Sharon all together. Get her head together or get her off the show. Killing off the only great child actor that show has ever seen was totally stupid. All these story lines are just dragging out too damn long. The Young and The Restless was the only show in daytime that was at least half way believable, now we have ghosts and long lost kids all over the place.

    If you bring Dee Dee back as a ghost, I am turning the channel. Just make it a bad dream like the Wizard of Oz was and bring back Dee Dee.

    I just do not like where this show is going. The story lines are just going on too damn long.

    Reply

  153. Jansen, Cindy says:

    I think the new writers are full of their own self worth. They are not listening to what their audience is telling them. Instead, they are making excuses as to why they are going down the path they have chosen. Every question that was asked was answered by what she wanted to say. There was no answer. These writers are young and wanting to prove themselves. The only thing they are proving is their inability to write. Period.

    Reply

  154. Norma says:

    New writers can talk all they want but the fact remains they have taken all the fun out of the show. We watch because it is NOT real life, we have enough of that. The character interaction, the bickering, the clothing, the sets, the wealth, the consistent story line is a factor and that’s why we watch. This show is getting more like real life and we live that every day. Soaps should have a bit of fantasy, the unreal, go back to the older format. The chemistry between Billy and Victoria for example, Catherine and Jill although the Victor and Jack scenario is getting pretty old, old hat, I think Victor is getting alzheimers, he doesn’t just dislike Billy, he hates him. Liven things up and not by killing a kid and certainly don’t bring them back as a ghost, that only worked for John Abbott’s role.
    Some and I mean some of the new actors are great but the writers have brought in too many new characters too fast and concentrated mainly on their story line. Nicky having another son is a good story line and has a lot of potential. “Stitch” is another good actor and I think should be a long lasting role as well as Dylan. The Rose’s daughter line, get rid of it. Kevin and Chloe are good together and you ruined their characters and charisma by killing off their baby girl. As I said, get the fun of Y&R back, soaps should be fun, easy and entertaining to watch NOT like every day life. Jeanne Cooper loss was felt by us all but it was understood, she fought the good fight and went the way most of us would like to go but that is enough loss – get on with the show, the one I have enjoyed for over 35 years.

    Reply

  155. Deb Dillinger says:

    I guess that my thoughts on the De De storyline is that the acting that has come out of this has been incredible! I don’t like that we are now going to see Billy’s dark side and perhaps the end of yet another marriage! I’m a HUGE Peter Bergman fan! I hope that you can write a love interest for him THAT LASTS! I listened to Joshua Morrow this weekend, and he doesn’t know if Michelle will come back, he hopes everyday that she does! And if you could move story lines along a bit faster, that would be great…thanks!

    Reply

  156. Aurora says:

    I have to say that I love Y&R most days. But, Neil’s story and his insistance on feeling guilty about a woman who picked him up in a bar and later died is nonsense. They were both adults and made those choices to get drunk and leave the bar together. Stupid storyline. No one bears any guilt here. The performances these past few days have been gut-wrenching. I have been there and losing a child is the very worst thing that can ever happen to a parent. The depiction of the aftermath of a child’s death on this show has been spot on. The performances at the top of these actors game. This is the way life happens. Not always pretty and sometimes incredibly painful.

    Reply

  157. Diana says:

    I can’t believe that any writer would want to have a story about killing off yet another child. There is so much doom and gloom in the world and we see this tragic stuff every day on the news. I watch soap opera’s to try to get my mind off the reality of how messed up the world is and tragic news. I will admit that Chloe’s performance has been the best I have ever seen. All the actors are doing an outstanding job but after watching the show these last few days it leaves me very depressed and not wanting to watch it the next day.

    I hate the story line with Neal and Hillary. And Dylan is Nikki’s son – give me a freak break. That is the dumbest story line yet! Now that I think about it, I don’t think there is one single story line that the writers have going on right now that is believable – and NOT depressing. Bring back Phyllis for Jack so she can put Sharon in her place.

    Reply

  158. Linda says:

    I read the whole interview and tried to keep an open mind. That said, I don’t think the writers have a clue as to what the fans of Y&R think, feel or want to see. I was never a “soap” watcher, but have watched Y&R since the day it aired. I worked through the years & taped the episodes to watch after work. I never got into other soaps, but never wanted to miss this one. There was always something that set Y&R apart from the rest of the soap operas. I am extremely disappointed @ what has transpired in the last week. There’s no reason to kill off “Delia’s” character, saying that this is what happens in “real” life. We already went down that road with that character with the leukemia storyline. The object of daytime soaps is to DISTRACT viewers from reality, & provide entertainment. You can have LOTS of drama without being macabre! Life is distressing AND depressing enough without turning on the television, hoping to enjoy your favorite show, and INSTEAD feeling sad & hopeless. What good thing could POSSIBLY EVER happen to make Chloe smile again? What could be a good storyline for her or Kevin now? I thought the storyline about Kevin being a thief was outrageous, but, it was still entertaining & you could move on. It’s too sad to watch now and I am upset that one of my favorite shows of all time is coming to an end–@ least for me. There’s nowhere to go but down from here! I think it’s time to get back to what made this show the success it has been from the beginning!

    Reply

  159. kathleen says:

    She shows that she does not know the histor;y of Sharon and Adam and all. These two love each other unconditionally. what they have done to them makes no sense. Adam always loved Sharon and for him to turn on her for absolutely no reason shows what bad writers they are. they know nothing of the characters and their history. It looks like Y & R will not be getting any better. How can they not realize the incredible couple they have in Adam and Sharon. What a waste.

    Reply

  160. Linda Shelton says:

    I have been watching the Y&R for almost 40 years..I watched a lot of soaps,but the all got so unbelievable and dumb. Y&R seemed to be the only one that stayed somewhat normal,,but it is going in that direction now..The new writers have taken a show “I looked forward to seeing” after to work,to something I can barely watch.The whole D.D story line is too painful to watch.I think it was unnecessary and she could have been recast or something else..I know,it’s just a show,not real..Just something about this,along with all the other changes,I don’t know if I can continue to watch..I can watch the news if I want to be this sad.I was directed by Donna’s fan site on Facebook to this site to let you know how I feel and a lot of other people..I will miss Y&R, Please get the old writers back.

    Reply

  161. Deborah says:

    RIDICULOUS THAT SHE THINKS HILLARY IS GREAT AND SHE IS STAYING! You Even told her flat out WE HATE THAT STORY! The old “We know more than the fans crap” .. and her track record of employment and her seemingly praise to JFP makes me absolutley ill. I’m Sorry Michael, but to say she is not a stranger to Y&R because she’s been associated for the past 2 years (WHILE IT GOT BAD) is crazy talk!! Her attitude that they want to weave these kids in further is pathetic too-they are terrible actors (Fen, Abby especially) and the CORE vetrens are just being used to prop them up, while they kill off the 3rd generation! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least she claims to have a profile of each character–Hopefully she will consult it and the actors before giving JFP their nod the next time she offs someone else CORE to the SHOW! With ALL the FLACK over Delia’s demise … no real reaction from her! VERY BAD SIGN!

    Reply

  162. Jayne says:

    I have been watching the Y&R since 1974. I have no idea what is going on, but to kill a child on the show like that is HORRIBLE! I can no longer watch this kind of “junk”. I have asked other people how they feel and they all say the same thing…they can not stand to watch this kind of mess. I can say that the writers must not have children to think that we would really enjoy this.

    Reply

  163. beverly says:

    first…Donna sent me…second..i have been watching Y&R for almost 30 yrs..the loss of Mrs.C was a big loss…thirdly…it seems as though the writers are stuck on some issues…after 40 yrs..it looks like Victor would change..his feud with Jack, his controlling ways of his children and Nikki are the same. they need to change him in order to keep the show going forward…fourth…they could have replaced Delia…i mean seriously..kill her off? yes…there are waiting lists and donors..but the only way to solve the problem is by killing a liitle girl? there are so many characters that need more air time…Jill, Cane, Lily, Esther, to name a few…also..did not Mrs C leave phillip III something? they seem to have forgotten him and that he was related (in a roundabout way) so yes…the writers need to turn Y&R around…hopefully we will see some changes…GOOD ones..

    Reply

  164. Deb Ski says:

    I cannot believe that the writers keep killing off children and young people on this show. Yes..granted those things happen in real life…but most people watch soap operas to escape their real life! Many people watch this show that have lost a child in some way or another and I feel this is very insensitive to run this storyline! Do you not know how many people’s lives you effect by doing this?? Quit having people have children on this show if all you are going to do is kill them off. I realize the actress that plays Delia’s character is going on to bigger and better things, but you could have replaced her. It is done with the children on the show all the time!! They age 5 years in one year, so whey couldn’t it have been done now?? This is very disappointing, especially so close to losing Mrs. C. I’m sure Jeanne Cooper is rolling over in her grave (bless her soul) with this insensitive story line!!! Please re consider…make this a dream or something (Hey…they did it on Dallas many years ago!!!) Will be losing a lot of fan base over the Delia story. Sharon’s story needs to change too..that is absolutely ridiculous!

    Reply

  165. angela says:

    Iam so disappointed hom you all kill off Dee i. Do not know if can watch it any more please let it have been a dream

    Reply

  166. JoAnne Martin says:

    My husband and I are VERY upset with the recent storyline! You have taken the charactors way off course. At this point it seems that nobody is happy…nor will they be in the near future. Adam has been the brunt of his fathers anger for years…he finally has a child of his own and you make the child blind, then to top it off you have him be the “hit and run” driver that kills DeeDee….which potentially provides lens transplants for his small son.. Where have you left Chloe….going off the deep end (as is Billie). There is constant drama with Victor and his family…these events will add fuel to the fire. Oh, and let’s not forget the story lines you have going for Nick, Sharon, Hillary, Michael, Loren (and a few others). Your story line has become JERKY…one step forward, two steps sideways and then 4 steps back. We watch soaps for the familiarity of the charactors and their story lines….while we do not object to new stories, it has become CRAZY trying to follow the story now. You have not fleshed out and developed the stories you are doing before you add 10 more….makes watching “jerky” and not enjoyable.

    Reply

  167. angela says:

    And giveAdam a break why do you have to always be the bad guy

    Reply

  168. Arlene Sharp says:

    Nikki is probably the best choice for Dylan as his mother. He has gone through so much over the last few years of his life he needs that gentle loving manner that Nikki would bring to the table. I’m going to join the choir and say, Please give Adam a break!!! As far as Delia is concerned, I understand why her character had to be written out of the script. I also understand what you are saying about how this will affect other characters in the show. I still say it could have been handled differently. She could have gone into a coma like Phyllis and been sent to the same hospital where Phyllis is. Or even a return of her cancer. Lastly, please find someone for Sharon whose last name isn’t Newman!!! Her character just seems to rotate from Adam to Nick to Victor back to Nick……. She tried to break up Adam’s wedding then she tried to break up Nick’s wedding!! Enough is enough on that!!!

    Reply

  169. Kelly says:

    All I saw here was someone that is more interested in plot than character. How Chloe and Chelsea “connect” because Connor has Delia’s cornea’s. Really? That is the best you can do? Delia shouldn’t have been able to donate in the first place because she had a blood cancer and they cannot donate.

    Plot, plot, plot!! Great writers KNOW the character tells their own story. They don’t need all this fluff and killing off Delia will get them a momentary bounce but it won’t last. I love the amazing acting, especially from Billy Miller, but we would have gotten that anyway. There is a reason he is the proud owner of two Emmy awards.

    And for God’s sake, please knock it off with the rehabilitation of Sharon. They don’t know what to do with her and so they keep tossing her under the bus. Just get rid of her. It’s better than keeping on keeping on. They will never put Shick back together. That is just too high of a bar for them reach in writing for them. I imagine that is why we don’t have the kind of stories of the past.

    Anyway, I’m about done with this show and the Delia thing really ticked me off. So, depending on how much saturation I get from FOJ and the current storylines I might take another break like I did when they killed Colleen and this time I just don’t think I will be back. You see, the show is pretty much about one plot point after another and less about the characters and there is a great disconnect for me.

    Reply

  170. Alfred says:

    Bring back the Brooks sisters. Mr Bell knew how the write the story line that made Y&R so popular. I loved Leslie Brooks(Janice Lynde). I am sure you can write an interesting script bring her back on the show.

    Reply

  171. Katherine says:

    I’m sure this has been address in all the emails above. However, I want to put my two cents in. I started loosing interest in Y&R when the writers married Sharon and Victor. I never cared for Sharon to being with but once the writer had her married to all the males in the Newman family I thought it was a bit much. Now for the Nikki son drama this is another awful story line; I have watch Y&R from the days of Jill working in a salon never was there a mention of a child and now here we are with a forgotten son. There are so many things wrong with some of these storylines that I find myself fast forwarding through the majority of the soaps or not watching at all. By the way I was sent here by Donna!

    Reply

  172. dawn johnson says:

    victor needs to change, I cannot stomache the sick behavior he continues to show, people change as they get older, please write him off and put him in a coma until he can learn to be nice!

    Reply

  173. Mary Beth says:

    I have watched this show since day one. I still enjoy watching however taking the life of a child so soon after losing Catherine was tragic. Why do you think this show has been # 1 for so many years, then all of a sudden it’s taken a huge dip. Dru will never come back it’s been years so stop asking for that to happen people. Victor, Nicki, Jill, Nick, Sharon, Jack, Victoria and other main GC ers have good story lines but newbys do not. Leave Adam alone, stop making him out to be the bad guy all the time. Victor need to GROW up and stop actring like he owns people. Nicki should stop the way she talks with that airy voice, it’s annoying. Phyliss left, Delia left all to go to other shows. ask your self why? Stop draggin out story lines, Sharon needs to go, she’s not an asset to the show. She’s a cry baby and self distructive and sucks the life out of others, what she has done has no baring on what life is really about. Stop bring back the dead. they left let them die. The gal that is trying to ruin Neil (don’t even kmow her name what does that tell you?) needs to go. As far as making some scenes sexy, STOP all the noisy kisses!!! I turn it off when that happens. A majority of your views I would bet are between 40 and 60. Listen to your views and stop trying to be the hero’s you will only fail just as the others behind you did. You have already dropped in ratings, had it not been for Billy, Jack and the long times you’d be off the air. Too bad, R & R was family, but now they are just a bunch of strangers that I don’t care to watch anymore unless the story changes in a huge way. Sorry but I’m entitled to my opinion. Again watched since day one.

    Reply

    Mary Beth replied

    sorry for the spelling errors, I couldn’t find an edit button. Fingers aren’t working well with RA.

    Reply

  174. Debbie says:

    Please bring back Phylis, and for the love of GOD get RID of VICTOR. I am so sick and tired of his self-righteous arrogance!!!!

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    it’s demeaning…. to the audience… how the show revolves around… and ultimately, Victor has the last word… and the story culminates – see how power’ful Victor is.

    year after year, generations, decades old, tired, bothersome… Victor

    he’s not even funny, sexy, let alone “interesting”

    enuf! what is he?

    A great father?
    A loving husband?

    dag! I can’t conjure up ONE iota of ???

    Adam…. for the life of me… and I KNOW, FANS rally: Adam is THE New’MAN’.

    “…Adam is being humanized becoming a father himself,”

    huh? ????? Michael Muhney is saving the show…. along, w/Billy Miller

    Tired… fade in to the sunset… take your laurels with you Victor.

    Adam bespeaks: human emotion; on every level – “layers” – ever present

    I don think: fans, will know, that until Adam and Sharon are up front and center.. will Genoa City be righted – together

    “…Not having love in her life and having a rather twisted relationship with Adam,”

    “expletive” word up…. Nicholas, has faded… what happened to him? no Phyllis, and the lackadaisical lackluster twosome… Nick and Avery… is dim and without power.

    LOL someone posted – Sharon on her back is tantamount to musical chairs… you get the gist… but… Sharon was spark, on fire, embers Adam

    —————-

    honestly…. the nuMAN. Steve Burton…. what makes the writers’ – new regime… think… that a nuNewman…. aka Adam tried…. superlative actor MM – “failed” screw them…. Steve Burton is going to ??? what? add that much angst, drive story, that the Newmans are ??? still front and center? why?

    I miss ALL the Abbotts

    ————–

    “Billy” Miller as a father
    “Billy” Miller as a husband
    “Billy” Miller as an Abbott
    “Billy” Miller’ place @Y&R is central

    geez! what’s not to LOVE about his character…. Delia, Victoria, the Abbotts… are rich with his being

    Serials are story… and are true to form… and losing a child is the biggest “sin” as it were… it enlivens and tragic’s on so many levels…

    I will miss the connection…. Billy, Victoria, and Chloe ALL shared with Delia
    watching these actors’ for years…. naturally progress to parenthood is worth ALL the gold… one aspires to… and to end ALL this… is tantamount to death

    viewers/audience can’t forget ALL this…. it was stunning, beautiful, and life form

    OK. bring back Carmine…. OOH LA LA

    lastly…. Nikki and Paul…. have it…. it factor…. tension… intrigue… what better way to give Nikki and Paul story… let alone… Christine can be fierce, driven, and deliver the goods….

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    The best Victor is on DOOL, played by Jennifer Aniston’s father!!!

  175. Maryann Cvzs says:

    I love the show..I don’t want to n try not to miss episodes..I know the writers will fix everything…n things will get better…love y&r

    Reply

  176. SSM says:

    Memo to JFP and SA… Majority of your audience do not care about Dylan, Hilary or the next newbie you want to shove down our throats. How about you actually invest in characters who’ve been on this show for more than 5 years? *smh*

    There is no balance to this show in regards to story and airtime. Its all doom and gloom with the usual pets taking up airtime.

    This show continues to prove once again that The Ashbys/Winters mean nothing. Will they ever get an emmy worthy story and will Neil, Devon, Cane and Lily ever be shown as much as Adam, Dylan, Chelsea, Avery, etc.? Its really shameful to what’s going on behind and in front of the camera. There is zero respect for this family or those characters. They continue to be treated as afterthoughts! These actors deserve better!

    Reply

    jaybird369 replied

    SSM…VERY, VERY WELL SAID!!!!! I especially agree with you about your first paragraph. BRAVO!!!!! Back in the 90′s, I remember when JFP made the mistake of (1) killing off the character of Maureen from GL and then (from there) (2) killing off the character of Frankie from AW. To this day, I STILL shudder just thinking about it. Yep. But, this is what JFP does…she CONSTANTLY shoves untalented and EVEN MORE unwatchable newbies down our throats 24/7. As a so-called Executive Producer, Jill Farren Phelps has ALWAYS done this. Bottom Line Here: Y&R deserves WAY BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  177. Jean Gorney says:

    I think it was horrible killing a little girl on Y&R. It has been hard enough losing Cassie. I do have to say the actors were very talented to show such remorse as would actually be felt. I can’t imagine anyone who has lost a child or someone close to them has, watching this. It would be a horrible remembrance. I think it is too harsh for Adam to suffer the killing of a little girl when he is worried about his own baby’s eyesight. badgering. Billy had some problems but he recovered.And Victoria’s faith in Billy should not be so shaken all the time. She should be able to marry the person she wants without Dad’s
    I did like the tributes to Katherine. She was a beloved person for most of her life. I have watched Y&R from the beginning. I use to listen to the soaps that were on radio before TV. I took a couple year break from Y&R when I got tired of nobody staying good on the show and even the best people end up just like the rest.
    One thing I really like about Y&R is that especially in the summer when younger people are watching with school breaks they have some story line that has a moral to it or a problem and how it is solved like drinking and drugs. They should do one about unwed mothers and the hardships and losses their children bear.

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    “…Victoria’s faith in Billy should not be so shaken all the time.”

    well said,

    I know.. tired and cumbersome…. even after all these years… Billy and Victoria ARE the couple to root unwavering

    till Victoria and Billy have their own child… will I relent… hopefully, get over… the loss of Delia… even tho… it’s so not fair to Chloe… Chance IV could rectify that…

    and i’ll echo the majority…. leave Adam alone… damning his character is damaging Y&R “Period”

    Reply

  178. sue says:

    seriously you let a precious little girl die and you keep Sharon whom not too many people care for her yes I know its a soap but to kill off delia that was the most terrible thing you writers could have done,I can’t believe how this show that at one time enjoyable to watch until the young and restless hired a new head writer after what you all did I probably will stop watching the young and restless get rid of Sharon.

    Reply

  179. mscynt says:

    The Y&R was a great soap but now it is just a hot mess. What is the point of killing this little girl? Why is Adam the bad guy in every story line? Is there no one else that can be the bad guy? The foolishness with the Rose story line got more and more bizarre. These writers have no clue. You need to listen to the fans just because this show has been on 40 years does not mean you won’t get cancelled in a heartbeat.

    Reply

  180. Christina says:

    Donna’s fan site encouraged us to comment here for our voices to be heard. I am a Y&R lifer (40 years) and over the decades I’ve endured many excruciatingly bad story lines, in fact I’m the only one left in my family who is still watching the show. Right now you have the most incredibly talented cast that I have ever seen at the same time, you have the responsibility to bring the best out of those actors through their characters. I have opinions about each and every character which I will not bore you with, but I beg you please stop bringing back dead characters, it is completely ridiculous. This story line about the blogger and Hillary is unwatchable and I was disappointed to read that this character will be staying on. Delia’s death was very ill-timed as I think a great deal of us are still having difficulty adjusting to the huge loss of Jeanne Cooper. I can’t count how many times these past few months I’ve watched a character struggle through something and thought they’ll go see Mrs. C, she’ll sit them down, give them a squeeze then proceed to tell them a gem of a story of personal experience, reassure them that they will be okay and then share a laugh or two. There has been so much loss lately, please keep that in mind. Thank you.

    Reply

  181. Rosemary says:

    I agree with ALL the above comments! Why kill off Dellia. Give me a break. We already did this organ transplant story line with Victor! Why Dellia. Recast if you need to but bring her back and make this a crazy dream. I refused to watch a single episode for the last week because of Delia’s death. I think it was totally unnecessary ! Not to mention you should give Billy Abbott a break. The poor guy can’t do anything right. This is the only soap opera that repeats the same storyline with different characters. Your story lines become very predictable!!! Listen to what the viewers are saying!!!!!!!

    Reply

  182. Christie says:

    I’ve been watching Y&R for years and I have to say that the storylines of late are not of the same caliber that were written when Bill Bell was alive. Granted, Bill did tend to drag out certain storylines for up to a year and longer, but they were worth the wait to completion. I’m not liking this storyline with killing off that precious little girl Delia. If you had to get rid of of child, you should have gotten rid of Faith. She is mean spirited and will more than likely continue her mean spirited ways when Y&R rapidly ages her into a teen. Delia was such a breath of fresh air, so sweet and caring and loving. Someone made a comment on another site, that the writers didn’t do their homework, because if they did, they would know that because Delia received chemo, her corneas could not be used for a corneal transplant. So how are the writers going to explain that ? As for Nikki finding her son and her reluctance in confiding in Victor because of his statements regarding mothers that leave their children. Nikki’s case was much different. She was still a child basically herself and I hope the writers emphasize on that when Victor learns the truth and instead of having him bash and look harshly on Nikki, his compassionate side shines through and supports her at every turn as she tries to connect to Dylan, helping her with every frightening step of the journey.

    Sharon is a train wreck and needs a padded room for a very very long time. I for one, could never trust anything she does or says ever again. You can redeem her all you want, but the damage has already been done and I don’t see her EVER coming back from the person she is now to being saved and redeemed to the person she once was years ago.

    Michael and Lauren and Fen need to function normally again and Michael needs to admit he didn’t kill Carmine. But at the same time, the real killer needs to be exposed and quickly so they can move on with their lives.

    They need to bring Phyllis back and expose Sharon for her lies and her selfishness. And enough with this Victor and Jack feud. Is way over old.

    I’ve been very close to ending my relationship with Y&R and ready to throw in the towel and move onto something else to watch. Unless these writers prove themselves worthy and SOON, I will be putting Y&R in the past.

    Reply

  183. Lydia M says:

    OK, here’s my opinion: These writers have everybody in a tailspin, and that’s exactly what they wanted to happen…….They are leading you to believe it was Adam, right now Adam probably thinks it was him too…..but guess what people …………..Adam will not be the one that killed Delia. They would have to write him out of the show, and having this new baby proves Adam is not going anywhere. Everybody is forgetting ..this is a soap opera, these characters you all say you don’t like because of this and that. Don’t hate them, it’s not their fault. They are made to act out these roles by writers. I agree Sharon’s character has gone from cute lovable nice girl, to conniving, sickening tramp. (not her fault) It’s just not believable anymore, Straighten her character out, and fast. Nick and Sharon are a trainwreck that should stay dead. Billy and Victoria are wonderful and Victor must somehow accept this because this too, is getting old. Have Billy save his miserable life or something!! Love Eric Braedon, but Victor, is truly “Ruthless”. Nikki’s character has now become terribly boring, where at one time she put the life in this show. Hopefully Dylan can change that for her. Lily and Cane …yawn!…Neil…yawn… Christine and Paul….yawn…Lauren and Michael….yawn..(none their fault) BUT.. The Lovely Phyllis must wake up!!! Yes, she is a sociopath, but she takes her medication!!!! Gotta love her. Her character has shown, deep love, commitment and deep down strength of a woman that I haven’t seen in years. Her many evil mistakes made in the past , do not compare to the good, she truly wants for the people she loves. Losing her would do more damage to this show. Give her a raise!!!! Faith needs to know the truth…NOW..don’t drag this out any longer. Sharon must be charged for this crime. There’s too many crimes not paid for on this show..(again not believable) Delia dying..would make a good dream, because I don’t know how you’re going to fix this one..VERY bad idea, lastly STOP THE DAMN GHOSTS!!! I love seeing John Abbott and Cassie but Come on people, Is this a fantasy program or what?Jack’s not crazy but he talks to his dead father? Ridiculous. I better not see Delia’s ghost or that will be it for me too. Good Luck writer’s your hands are full !!!!

    Reply

  184. Donna B says:

    Well I’ve read so many of the comments and would be hard pressed to find anything positive in any of them. Y&R is my favorite daytime program to watch. Or should I say it was. This thing with Delia’s death really did it for me. Watching the parent child relationship between her and Billy was heartwarming for me. if you really hurry you can save the hot mess you have made of this storyline. I saw so many suggestions in these posts that the people making the comments should be earning your salaries. Do you even realize how many viewers you are going to lose if you don’t straighten this out? You have a wonderfully talented group of actors and a long running strong story. Now you are doing your very best to throw all of that away. How sad for you, the cast, crew and viewers. Everybody loses if you keep this up. I don’t think I would be surprised after you start losing viewers that you might start losing advertisers too. Oops, there goes your job and big paycheck but you will lose them for everyone else too.

    What the world needs right now is more love not more heartache. Our turmoil with our government is making everyone feel very unsettled. We sure do need some stability with our programming. Instead what did you do but break our hearts. Stop all of the crazy story lines and get us back to some good feelings.

    Soaps should take us away from the harsh realties of our everyday lives. When Victor was running his business we were part of the corporate world. His relationship, both business and personal, with Catherine kept things interesting. Strong, smart woman held positions at the corporate table to show they could hold their own with their male counterparts. Now it’s just a jumble of jealous love triangles and that’s okay for a little while but after the plot runs on and on it just make us tired day after day after day after day after day…..see what I mean.

    Victor’s hate of Billy even while he is coping with the death of a child is wearing thin. You are starting to make all of these characters look stupid. Of course you are making life difficult for Adam just at a time when he and Chelsea could get back on track with each other. I really wanted to see Nick and Avery get back together. Get Sharon well and either put her with someone new or put her in jail. I know Phyllis has been played out but you can replace her with another actress instead of ending the part. That is I guess unless you are trying to save a salary. At any rate, the truth should be told to Summer. Every child deserves to know who her real parents are…good or bad. FIX ALL OF IT OR FORGET IT!!!!

    Reply

  185. Mary Meek says:

    Billy Miller was awesome in the scenes dealing with Delia’s accident and death. Elizabeth Hendrickson really nailed it with her portrayal of Chloe. I would like to see Adam and Chelsea get back together, And Adam admit that he was the one who hit Delia. Hate Neil’s story. Getting real tired of Victor slamming “Billy Boy”. Bring Phyllis back. Get Sharon back on track, and have her admit the truth about Summer. I thought the tribute to Katherine was a bit thin, but nice.

    Reply

  186. Sheryl M. says:

    I think Adam has been the bad guy long enough…….it could have been a stranger that hit her…what would have mattered that it be Adam..its getting old, why can’t that whole family just learn to forgive…quit making Adam responsible for stuff. Let him be a good guy…..I’m tired of everyone hating Adam. Let him be a nice guy and be accepted by everyone, please!!!

    Reply

  187. EPL says:

    Please give Adam a break! He was just starting to get his life together and you threw him to the wolves again. Let someone else be the culprit in the unfortunate accident with Delia. Was it really necessary to kill off her character?
    I think it would have been sensible to have stitch been the missing son. Dylan is great to look at but just to good to be true. Stitch is more believeable.

    Reply

  188. mary says:

    you need to stop the abby and tyler thing . not everyone agrees with the interracial thing . it’s about time to stop watching it , of course i just always turn the channel when they are on .

    Reply

    Carrie replied

    That’s about the only thing left on the show that is real life. If that’s a reason for you to not watch the show, bye-bye. SMH

    Reply

  189. Laurie says:

    Very upsetting to kill off Dee Dee and then to have Adam be the one that’s hits her!!. No one will believe Adam that he didn’t see her. You have played him as a bad guy for so long that that’s how he will be looked at not as an accident. Give the guy a break already!!! Just let all of this be a horrible dream and bring Dee Dee back!!

    Reply

  190. Wanda says:

    There could have been other avenues to persue different from what happened by killing off Delia Abbott. Been watching this soap for over 40 years and I am not alone by saying this is poor writing at its worst and have quit watching Y&R. If your fan base means nothing to you, then keep on writing bad story lines. It will catch up sooner than you think. Bravo to the actors supererb acting abilities with such disgusting story lines!

    Reply

  191. Gail P says:

    Donna sent me .. Hope the writers WILL READ our comments. ALL of the comments have been right on … I have NOT watched the show since last Thursday knowing Delia was gong to be killed. QUIT KILLING CHILDREN and ANIMALS.

    Make Delia a Dream like they did on Dallas when the fans were outraged when Bobby was killed.

    Can not watch until something positive happens on the show.

    Reply

  192. Teri Tanner says:

    I have watched the Y&R since it was first aired. But Friday show has made me STOPP watching it. To kill a child for rating is wrong. You could have killed off Crazy Sharon. The show has falling to the lowest in my book. I will be watching something else. You need new writes with vision.

    Reply

  193. Pam says:

    I think it’s sad that you have to repeat history over and over! Why would you kill another child on this show? You could have simply replaced her, you didn’t have to kill Delia off!!! You have ruined it for me now after watching since day 1. I know it’s only a soap but after watching for years and years you become attached to the characters. I can not bring myself to watch the death of a child!! There is too much real life drama that involves these kind of things. I watch soaps to escape, to dream, to wish, not to cry and be sad over a poor child getting killed AGAIN!!! Killing Delia was a BIG mistake because you are losing a lot of viewers! I used to look so forward to 11:00 a.m. every day when the show came on, now I don’t! Not only did you kill Delia, you killed a lot of long time viewers who are now feeling the same as I do! IF you could recast Faith, who I think is a terrible actress why couldn’t you recast Delia?? What would be so wrong with that!!? The storyline is horrible!! I WILL NOT WATCH IT, and I may never watch the show again!!! If you care anything about your fans you will write into this storyline that someone dreamed this whole nightmare, bring back Delia, make Adam a good guy, give Sharon what she has coming, bring back Phyllis, FIX ALL THE WRONGS!!! SAVE YOUR SHOW!!!!!

    Reply

    Angie replied

    Pam I agree, I have turned it off, maybe for good and I have watched this show for over 30 years! It is too late to change the Delia story line because it was taped so long ago, but these writers need to know that we the fans will not put up with these types of story lines and will walk away!

    Reply

    Carrie replied

    I disagree. It really doesn’t matter how long ago it was taped. These are writers and they need to figure out a way to make a nightmare scenario work. Until then they have lost this once faithful, from day one viewer.

  194. Sandra says:

    I have watched Y&R forever, I love it but sometimes the storylines are a bit out there.
    1) I think it’s time that Victor Newman goes down how many more ways can he manipulate his kids or Jack, I mean really his charactor has done it’s time, Nikki is another one it’s time for her & the the Mustache to go on a long trip for good.
    Billy & Victoria, and Chelsea & Adam need to get this storyline going with thier new families Dillon & Avery, Phyllis & Nick again they were always so wild & spicy. Jack is old and needs to move also and Sharon I really ffel has done her time in Genoa City also. She really needs to move away too.
    What I am hoping for is all the younger people on the soap to be the main charactors from now on take out the older stars and let the younger generation take over the “BIG COMPANIES” and start newer fresher storylines.
    I think Sharon, Jack, Victor, Nikki, need to go away.
    Let Victoia be prego with Billy’s baby fianlly and let them live and work together and let the back biting of Victor go far,far away.

    Reply

  195. Sandra says:

    I think the idea that Delia was killed was horrible, why couldn’t Billy wake up from a nightmare?? They could have put a new littel girl there for Chole & Kevin, they are a nice couple too a bit querky but I like them as well as Lily & Cain they are so good together too.

    That’s like the B & B, my gosh how many men does Brooke have to steal from her family even her daughter?? Her storyline is over too as well as Doc, Erik, Ridge, etc. Stephanie knew when to walk that was a class act I think she knew it was over for her too.
    Just saying and giving examples of when it should be walking time, just sayin!!

    Reply

  196. Terry says:

    The storyline of Delia being killed off is wrong!!!! You didn’t kill Phyllis off when she left the show so why kill alittle girl off because she left the show? Oh yes by killing Delia off your storyline can go in so many directions and mess with so many lifes and their characters. Your storyline with Dlyan being Nikki’s long lost son….who cares. You better have Billy wake up from this nightmare and recast Delia!!!!

    Reply

  197. Samuel Lowe says:

    After the loss of Jeanne cooper I felt that what u did with a child was way too soon,the problem I have with that is I do not feel it is ever appropriate in real life or acting never should something like that happen to a child in real life or acting it becomes way too personal. My main concern is that there will be mistakes in judgement made that will affect people so much that u will lose ratings so bad that will take the show off the air. People tend to get into these type of shows so much that they can believe that it is real so I would ask that u would be very careful in what u are doing . I love the show so much that I do not want to lose it due to stupidity,It is the only show I watch of this type and have for 30+ yrs. now thank you

    Reply

  198. Marilyn says:

    The newest storyline with Delia has made me angry – there was no reason for this – so tired of you killing off characters – just recast them – it has been done for years. As a fan who has watched Y&R since it began, yes since it began, I have been through many trials and tribulations over the years, but this has caused me to not even watch it – just cannot stomach the awful storyline.

    Reply

  199. june says:

    Most of the time I’m fine with the way these stories roll along, but killing Delia and making Adam somewhat responsible is very wrong. I’m so tired of Adam always being the problem for everyone else’s life. he didn’t know he hit Delia, he thought he hit a dog.Billy swimming in guilt is a terrible thing and will only lead him back to his gambling issues. Which will tear him and Victoria apart, which in turn will make Victor happy.I think Victor needs to be toned down in his hatred of all things Abbott. He is tied to the Abbott family in several ways and needs to move on. Adam saved Newman with Jacks help, Jack made no claim on Newman..so Victor just comes across as meaner than usual with no flexability where this is concerned.

    Reply

  200. Lynn Garsha says:

    Please let DD’s death be a dream.!!!!! Why not use Reed, he is never on screen. Victor stop the Billy Boy comments. Put Dylan and Chelsea back together. Sharon and Faith can go away. Put Catherines picture back in the cast photos. Bring Phyllis back who ever it may be. Please dont get rid of Esther. By the way did they ever find the knife from Ricky? I like the storyline about Dylan and Nicki

    Reply

  201. Cassondra Brotzman says:

    I hate that they killed Deila it was uncalled for because we have all grieved over Katherine death because of Jeanne Coopers passing she left deila a college fund why would you kill off Katherines namesake as well esthers only grandchild. You could have recasted the role by having her go on a trip with chloe or jill or esther and coming back as a different actress. Billy would never leave deila in a car alone as well as where is Esther at her daughter just lost her daughter. You never gave chloe a chance to see her daughter before she died. Fans are boycotting the show just like they did when Maria Arena Bell decided to kill Cane and yes I was a part of that boycott and called and tweeted fb emailed we even got a plane banner and it worked thank God. This needs to be a Billy nightmare this is so not right .

    Reply

    Carrie replied

    Sooo agree about the nightmare. I. Done unless they somehow fix this.

    Reply

  202. Janet Willis says:

    I’m just afraid your going to take a show that I have watched for 40 years and make it to where I dont even want to watch it any more. I dont like all these new people. I think you should do more with the ones that are already there and have been for years. I did’nt like a child being killed even though it does happen in real life. I watch my soaps to escape real life. I also hate that you are causing more problems for Adam, like he dose’nt have enough to deal with. I’m hoping things improve. I really dont want to stop watching.

    Reply

  203. Lou Piikes says:

    The new regime must address the character of cane, Lily, Abby, and Kyle. These char. are beyond boring.

    Reply

  204. Angie says:

    I have watched Y & R since I was a teenager, over 30 years. I have to say that this story line with Delia was the first time I shut the show off and didn’t want to watch. As a mother of a young daughter I refuse to watch this sort of harsh reality. If I wanted this I would turn on the local news, not my favorite soap. From the posts I have read on FB and other social media, these writers will have their work cut out for them to regain the trust and support of many loyal viewers, if they can at all…we are deeply upset that the new writers have chosen this path and quite frankly I am not sure many of us will return after this. So for now I am missing my favorite show because I refuse to watch the heartbreak all my favorite characters are experiencing.
    I know it is too late to save Delia as this was taped some time ago, but I hope the writers and exec’s at CBS are listening because this could be the beginning of the end of Y & R!

    Reply

    Michael replied

    This story was NOT written by the new writers. This was under Josh Griffith’s time with #YR. This was his last storyline that he wrote prior to his termination from the show. Just wanted to make that clear.

    Reply

    Angie replied

    Shelly has been with the show since late 2012 early 2013 when Josh just became head writer. This article itself say’s she had an important hand in what is playing out on screen now. With that said, these new writers are the same writers we have seen in the past on most of the soaps that have been cancelled. Bottom line, they got it wrong with this storyline, I have seen numerous comments that share this same opinion. Regardless of who wrote it the writers better get in touch with what we the viewers will not tolerate or they will have to find a new job because Y & R will be cancelled like all the rest.

    Angie replied

    I went back and reread this article a couple of times and it pretty much clearly states that Shelly Altman had a hand in this story line…..not sure I understand when you say this was not written by her as well……once again she clearly states “we” many times when asked about this storyline.

  205. Annie says:

    The essence of drama is conflict…The Delia story-line forces us all to go to a place none would like to visit. It’s disturbing/heartbreaking to watch any parent suffer insufferable loss.
    It’s a daytime drama and you can’t get more dramatic than this.
    In my opinion there isn’t anything Sharon Newman’s character can do to redeem herself from being romantically involved with all the Newman men, burning down the ranch house, switching Summers paternity test, causing Phylis slip and fall which has her in a vegetative state and a myriad of other despicable acts.
    Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) is a great actress and her story line continues to evolve, Adam is the most complex character on this show, prior to “accidentally” killing Delia, he was willing to buy his sons sight through the black market not caring how or where those eyes would come from, he’s no angel!
    I love the Dylan Nikki connection and can’t wait to see what happens between Avery and him. Cane and Lili put us out of our misery, give them a better story line to work with because they are the most boring characters on this show.
    Bring back Phylis and have Abby and Tyler marry then move them to another country it be great not to have to see those two again.

    Reply

  206. barb says:

    l really think you should get rid of sharon, you can’t not change the spots of a lepard. what she done to poor Summer and Nick was uncalled for l hope you fix this story line and have summer back with her father (NICK) , Adam is a Coward hiding Delia’s Cape in the Cupboard, And thinking Nicki ran her over,Delia WOW,Plaing on kicking Nicki off the show aswell to save Adam. There were other ways to rid of Delia, The way you did it was Crule,.

    Reply

  207. Debbie says:

    I’m just wondering why the show Nikki driving as well as Adam before DD was killed. I’m wondering why they don’t show anything unless its tied in to the story.

    Reply

  208. Susie says:

    I have been an off and on viewer of the show since the ’70′s, and remember when the writing team had stellar story lines. What I’m getting out of this is that you don’t give a tinkers damn about your long-time viewers. We’re supposed to make room for the newbie viewers. I have no problem with the fact Y&R wants to attract younger viewers, but don’t lose sight of the fan base.
    The story line of Delia’s death is beyond sad. Yes, I understand the actress is moving onto a sitcom. My congratulations to her. But really, how necessary was it to kill off a so loved and such a likable little girl? Couldn’t the story line involve lessons learned from not leaving a child in a car or something to that effect? Why kill this little girl off?
    I’m tired beyond words of Victor Newman’s holier than thou attitude and bullying everyone who crosses his path – if they don’t agree with his line of thinking. It angers me that he will (once again) target Billy for Delia’s death. Once again, he will have no reason to consider the remote possibility that Billy already feels guilty for making a poor decision and that is something that will weigh heavy on his heart for the rest of his life. He doesn’t need Victor the Bully to remind him at his every turn of life.
    While I’m at it, Victor at Jack and the Victor at Adam crap needs to go the wayside. Enough already.
    What romance? Since when is a roll in the hay romantic? “Oh wow, this is our second date. Let’s hit the sheets. JMO, Cane calling Lily a ‘smoking hot mama’ in front of the kids is in poor taste.
    Don’t even get me started on Sharon. I used to like this character and I used to sympathize with her. But not anymore. Her character has been totally destroyed with the way she flits from man to man. I can’t stand man needy women. Stand on your own two feet and learn to make your own decisions and quit letting men make them for you.
    I used to watch Y&R because I loved the show and looked forward to it. Now I feel I watch it out of force of habit. If it continues to get worse, I’ll find a way to quit watching. Habits can be broken.

    Reply

  209. k/kay says:

    Well I see from this interview my decision to divorce Y&R was right same old same old I am sure Sharon Case is sick of hearing we are going to make her stronger & healthier. I am also totally with Patrick that we have actors pimping on twitter and in their interviews about how wonderful this show is.

    Reply

  210. Christine W says:

    Thank you. As 40 year fan (watched with my mom when I was in diapers), I love the current direction of the show. Chadam is the best coupling to come along in years, and with Phyllis gone Chelsea and Adam are my favorite characters. I’m glad to hear that we will be seeing more Stitch and more Hillary; Sean Carrigan and Mishael Morgan are fabulous actors.

    Reply

  211. Carrie says:

    Well I’m done. Been watching the Y&R since day one, but Monday was the last time I will ever watch. There was no reason whatsoever to kill off the character of Delia. All that will come out of this is another reason for Victor to bash Billyboy. Stupid, stupid, stupid choice. I quit watching all other soaps years ago because they simply got too stupid to waste my time on. Lately, Y&R seem to be going in the same direction. Already pushed stop recording on my DVR. Thanks stupid writers, you’ve given me more time to find another hobby. CBS should be ashamed.

    Reply

    Carrie replied

    P.S. The only way I could come back to this show is if you made this storyline one big horrible nightmare. When Billy wakes up he would become the best father ever from dreaming what could have happened. See, I have an imagination. Why don’t the writers?

    Reply

    Melissa replied

    Delia is a sweet spunky girl who is the best part of Billy and Chloe! I believe the character of Delia add light and laughter to the show! This horrifying storyline needs to be a nightmare sequence…. Save Delia!

  212. Ginnie says:

    I have been watching this show for many many years. I have gotten to the point where I am losing interested in the show because it is all depressing. Every time you put a couple together where they are happy and can make a good story line off of their lives together you have to destroy it with something negative. The story line of Delia I hated!!! I think it is the most awful story line that could have been written at this point. Hasn’t there been enough death on the show for a while with losing Ms. C. And bring Phyllis back her and Jack belong together and that was another terrible story line. Sharon story line needs help you need to take her off this crazy roll you have her on and let her have happiness in her life for a chance. I don’t like the idea of Chelsea being with Adam he always does evil things and gets away with them because of his so called name and that is getting old. Victor and his power playing over Billy I am tired of. Let him and Victoria be happy and let Victor mind his own issues. I love the fact that you are letting Chloe and Kevin work on their relationship they belong together they are a great couple. As far as Dillon I really loved his character and compassion that he had when him and Chelsea was together and believe that is where they need to be. And poor Nick he just needs to have happiness with someone that will last and not another fly by night relationship. I am really upset over the Delia line. That has put me over the edge. I am debating if I will continue to watch a story that I have loved to watch for so many years. I think the writers need to get it together before this show ends up like so many other soaps have already ended.

    Reply

    judith replied

    What about the evil things that Nick does ?! Like..i don’t know..the Summer paternity mess..of course for Nick everything is glossed over..and now ‘poor poor’ Nick needs some happiness..seriously..EYEROLL

    Reply

  213. Deborah Coster says:

    While I really hated to see Delia’s character killed off of this show, I do believe that the way it was done leaves a couple of very important messages with the viewers. Do not leave children alone in a car even for a minute and that dark colored clothing and costumes (especially here at Halloween) cannot be seen on the sides of the road at night by drivers! I applaud you for the timely message and getting it out in a most memorable way! I cry for the loss of this character in my daily morning TV family. She will be deeply missed by all. Congratulations on her new part in The Millers and congratulations on your writing success. Any time you write something which gets such vital messages out to the public and causes such an outcry of attention, you are on the right track and are a success as a writer!!!

    Reply

    judith replied

    There was no message here ! It was just a tragedy who provides lot’s of storylines and drama and some awful accident that sadly happens everydays in real life. For once, like it or not, for a soap it is a really realistic story.

    Reply

  214. angela says:

    I know childre die everyday in the real world the soaps is my get away from. all that povertydeath of a childI don’t want to see on my soap please don’t kill. Off dede see a nuff of that

    please bring the baby back and not as a ghost

    Reply

    judith replied

    euh..there was no ‘baby’..Delia was something like EIGHT years old, a child, a little girl yes, a baby no.

    Reply

  215. Cee says:

    Reading this interview confirmed my worst fears about the future of Y&R, which daily becomes bleaker. As an ATWT fan, I know what Jean P. can do story-wise (= not much) and now that I know that Shelley worked with JGP on the other shows that she either put in the grave or made the ratings tank, the handwriting is on the wall, folks.

    I also don’t like the fact that the FOJ (actors who play Dylan, Chelsea and more to come) are front and center, pushing long-time faves back as well as hiring FOJ to SORAS characters who shouldn’t be (like Summer) or replace actors (Noah). Add all of the sloppy, terribly written crap we are given (is Reed still waiting at the airport? Why did Paul get married? What happened to Nikki’s doctor and her chemistry with him that seemed to be leading somewhere? Why didn’t Cane, as a CEO, ever have an office? What about Tracey’s troubles at home? I could go on forever on this topic, but will end with: Why kill off Delia when we just had a death of a major character on the show?) and this show is going down the drain in a big hot mess.

    This interview is the typical attempt to make us swallow the illusion that things will get better, when they are serving up worse crap. TPTB don’t appear to have any respect for the viewers and therefore we shouldn’t have any for them.

    Reply

  216. Patrick says:

    I just cannot find fault in Fan/audience uproar – “Delia Abbott”

    Geez!

    1. I’d go out of my mind, if it was my child
    2. no more watching Billy/Victoria/Chloe as parents

    core characters furthering along the familial bonds that we endear ourselves

    and the writers/executive producers yank out our hearts

    if your gut instinct tells you this is so wrong… I’m with you

    i’ts like that bait and hook… synopsis

    ie: GH with Luke/Elizabeth/Jake

    after Tony Geary delivered his Emmy Reel…. blah, blah, blah

    Elizabeth was relegated to back-burner status and now i’ts a rarity to see her on our screens

    what’s it going to be this time around?

    and these two are “All That” – Michael Muhney and Billy Miller… Emmy Reel for Y&R because they count on the most nominations and emmy wins… blah, blah, blah

    where will this leave Chloe? back burner as well… till all the upheaval ebbs…. just a distant memory… and trot out Chloe every now and then? Please bring back Chance IV, John Driscoll for her.

    Reply

    k/kay replied

    Agree Patrick the whole storyline for me that was the most upsetting is once again you would swear that Billy gave birth to Delia. Shades of Liz on GH you would have thought all the clamoring then Jason/Lucky were the only ones that cared for little Jake. JFP’s dislike for women knows no bounds they are always used as a back drop for the men characters and Dylan finds out about the loss of Delia before the grandma’s and wouldn’t Tracy be the comfort here of the Abbott’s because of the loss of Colleen and will someone please remind the writers that Victor has her heart !! I am so sick of a show worrying about getting an actor an emmy they are a absolute joke anyway! Rant over!

    Reply

  217. Diana says:

    I could care less that Delia was killed off because the actress got a much better job on a prime time show, so I guess she and her parents didn’t care as much as the viewers of Y&R. I just wish she would have taken Chelsea and Chloe with her.

    Reply

  218. Dave says:

    enough with this PR garbage!!! the show sucks that’s all I need to know

    Reply

  219. veronique says:

    the young and the restless is going down the tube all these ghost line are crazy sharon story line is crazy bring her back to he way she was victor is getting on my nerves i use to like let hem worry about nicki let hes children growup and run there on lives delia why kill her off if she was unable to play her part find someone when that happen i felt like i lost my own child crazyi have been watching since the day the show aired now i am down watching please brink y&r back to number 1

    Reply

  220. Cheryl says:

    The Delia story was not necessary she could have been injured only or a close call with a car and have the screeching tires alert Billy as to what can happen when you leave a child in the car. I have been watching since 1980 but this has turned me from the show sorry I will not be viewing any longer.

    Reply

  221. Shelly says:

    After years of loyal viewing and loving every second of Y&R, I’m no longer interested in watching. Getting rid of so many veteran actors was the first straw and now the killing off of a child. Delia was developing into a lovable, strong character. I’m disgusted and so sad to lose what feels like a cast of old friends. Hope someone can save this great icon of show!

    Reply

  222. Cheryl says:

    I really think that Y&R needs to dump the new writers. They have made so many people mad with this story line. They need to make it all a dream for Billy just like the did on Dallas. You are losing fan with this story line. You better look at what your fans are saying and rethink this whole mess you have made. Delia needs to come back. You need to clean house. STOP THIS CRAP. I am on my way out of the loyal fan group. I never miss the show but thinking I may never watch again.

    Reply

  223. Kathy says:

    Donna’s fan site sent me here: I hate the story line with Delia being killed! The actors are magnificent, but my stomach hurts everytime I watch lately (but I need to watch to keep track of what’s happening with Adam). I think Adam is an amazing actor who is showing human emotion right now but he’s still the character we love to hate. I don’t like Sharon’s acting or her storyline. I don’t want to see her with Nick ever again! She can be with Adam if she can’t be killed off. Victor needs to stop being nasty and just be “grandpa” and help Nicki with her MS. I think Chelsea is an amazing actress and she should be with someone normal (not Adam, although I did like them together way back when). I’m tired of the Hillary storyline and it needs to move alot quicker. I’ll keep watching as I’ve been doing for over 40 years, but I may not watch as often. Bring Phyllis back soon and get Sharon into trouble over the lies about Summer’s paternity. Make some positive changes please!

    Reply

  224. Barbara Jamme says:

    I have watched Y & R since day 1 . Yes, DAY ONE. I have sat through a lot of horrible story lines waiting for the writers to get their brains working again. I will not sit through this one. I don’t like Delia story line. Y & R finally gets young child on show who can actually act & they fire her. Heck, Sophie Pollono is a better actress than half the adults on show. I hope Adam didn’t hit her. I’m tired of him getting put down whether he does good or bad. I think it was Nikki. She was already on my last nerve. Then her daughter gets emergency call about Delia, So self centered Nikki spends the time telling a toddler about all that wrong in HER life. I wish it could be Sharon, then maybe they’d cart her off to the asylum she belongs in and finally leave her there. But I will never know cause I will not sit through this sad stupid story line to find out. Anyway the only way the writers could redeem themselves is have it be a dream. But obviously they are not that smart.One last thing, it pains me to admit this but for once I completely agree with Victor. No matter who hit her, it is ultimately Billy’s fault for leaving her in the car.

    Reply

    Carla Roberts replied

    I agree with you. A loyal fan that is now finding better things to do with this hour a day.

    Reply

  225. jaybird369 says:

    Oh, give me a break already!!!!! This is one of the most STUPIDEST soap interviews that I’ve ever read!!!!! Here’s why:
    1. Keeping the character of Hillary around????? Shelley Altman…ARE YOU CRAZY?!?!? The character of Hillary is so fake, annoying and clearly one-dimensional and (therefore) adds NOTHING to the show. No. Hillary should have been killed off and NOT Delia.
    2. Jill Farren Phelps is N-O-T creative!!!!! Over the years, JFP has done nothing but POLLUTE soaps with her dreadful, dreary and (EVEN MORE!!!!!) unwatchable storytelling ways. Again…no.
    3. Most of all, the late (and great) William J. Bell would VERY ANGRILY roll over in his grave if he could see the unnecessary and unwatchable DAMAGE that that soap-opera-killing W-I-T-C-H Jill Farren Phelps is doing to Y&R. YIKES!!!!!
    So, Shelly Altman…during the interview, all you did was (1) kiss Jill Farren Phelps’s arrogant ass and (2) feed us soap viewers nothing but stomach-churning BULL-CRAP. Lady…NOT COOL AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  226. Carla Roberts says:

    I am done, this is the only soap that I watch, I can not understand what you STUPID WRITTERS ARE DOING… I understand with Mrs C you had no chance but to work her out of the story lines, but really killing DeeDee. I just don’t understand what is in your minds. I record all the Y & R’s and watch them and now as I said before I AM DONE…This show has gone down hill in the past few weeks and I don’t have any use for this any more…BUT YOU DONT CARE WHAT US FANS HAVE TO SAY. One less fan and watch you have to worry about. HOPE YOU CAN GO ON THIS WAY.

    Reply

    Carla Roberts replied

    Oh by the way Donna sent me to this page

    Reply

  227. harlee says:

    The word that was used so many times in this interview was plot! This is just another FOJ who’s went to every soap with her because she’s “yes” person to Jill and probably never questions anything but does what she’s told. Regardless, of what she says this IS NOT YR but only in name only, now having more newbies to come on and sprinkle in a few vets to pacify viewers!

    This whole Delia story is nothing but a cheap, rushed version of Cassie, where many longtime viewers know we watched this little girl grow up and why it worked so well was INVESTMENT, fans were invested because of the longevity of this family. This will be how they will split up (more than likely) Victoria & Billy, nothing creative in this story. It was sadly nothing but rehash by untalented hacks!

    Reply

  228. PatF says:

    She wasn’t killed off because she got another job…this was all Phelps’ idea. It was done for ratings.

    We really rarely saw Delia as it was, so maybe in her warped mind she felt us fans wouldn’t revolt.

    Phelps needs to go, and her three “new” writers need to be replaced with veteran YR writers from yesteryear.

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    Y&R died with Bill Bell. This has been a long parade to it’s final resting place.

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    Correction: its burial!!!!!

    Reply

  229. Marion Lee says:

    I am just hanging in there, with watching Y & R and I’ll be honest, I watch it because I am a huge Michael Muhney fan, but absolutely hate what the writers are doing to him and Billy right now I hope someone can salvage the mess this show has turned into, over the last 3 months or so. Fingers crossed there will be some positive changes soon.

    Reply

  230. Jane says:

    I have not been happy with the writers of Y&R for a very long time. They don’t keep up with the history of each character and try to rewrite history that we know isn’t true. And now they kill off one of the core family characters and a child on top of that. I haven’t watched Y&R consistently the last couple of years because of work and because of the terrible story lines. They keep throwing “new” characters at us and backburn the main ones we enjoy watching. These new people have to be there a while for any of us to invest in them and they have just pushed and pushed new characters on us. It was starting to look like another soap!

    I at least did pull up the CBS website and watch some of the shows that were important to me, but there aren’t many. I watched Friday’s hit-and-run scene because I desparately DON’T want it to be Adam and darned if they aren’t going to make him a hated character again when he had finally won over so many people (me included). I don’t believe what she said about viewers opinions being important. If that was so, they wouldn’t have killed off Delia and they would have the veterans in more s/l’s. The veterans are who I want to see and until a character is nourished and actually comes into the fold of the “soap” family, stop pushing them on us. The writers don’t really care. They don’t listen and they’re putting other soap people on the front burner of our beloved Y&R. They’ve ruined Sharon and Victor, among others and have run off some of our favorites. It’s not our Y&R anymore. It’s JFP world and I don’t like it.

    I was a long time viewer (since the 70′s) but no longer. I miss the veterans and their families. Love Billy Miller, Michael Muhney, Melody Thomas Scott, Jess Walton, Doug Davidson, Michelle Stafford (who they ran off), Eileen Davidson (another they ran off), Peter Bergman to name a few. I stopped watching before Jeanne Cooper (loved her) died and won’t be watching again. I guess the soap genre is dead for me now. Sorry folks, but these writers don’t have the magic that Bill Bell had in his pinkie! They don’t know how to write stories and they’re running Y&R and B&B into the GROUND.

    Reply

  231. Jared says:

    I tried watching today, and it was simply unwatchable. Not that the performances were bad, because they were very good, in fact; but this story has been played, and it’s almost taken from the blueprint of the Jake story on GH, which I believe occurred under JFP’s watch. It’s just a bad story. To save Y&R, focus on the core, but let them be grown versions of themselves, acting in stories grounded and rooted in history. Like I’ve said so many times before, the Katherine/Jill mother/daughter story was the logical end game of growth for these two characters that should NOT have been undone just to bring on a character like Tucker no one cared about and who isn’t even on the show any longer. Victor is carrying around Colleen’s heart in his chest. Why is he still an a$$hole after all the mayhem he has caused? People grow up. I don’t want to see characters I’ve loved for generations become middle aged and elderly caricatures of themselves. These new head writers need to stop singing the praises of someone with a proven record of failure and take a page from their former employers’, RC and FV, book. Mine history, respect your characters, and create an even bigger over the top version of your show that blossomed in the 80′s.

    Reply

  232. Dee says:

    Simply stated I have not watched Y & R since Oct. 8 2013. Am waiting for Lauren and Michael Baldwin to appear again..I think the storyline with Delia is to depressing hopefully Likey will be back on soon and I can watch again. At least in their story a scumbag got killed ..

    Reply

  233. George says:

    I can’t believe how bad this show is getting!! The background music,the new characters especially Abby and Tyler! The fans need to protest even louder so it can get back on track!! It is the worst I have ever seen it in fifteen years! So close to quitting and switching to GH!

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    Please make room for better DAYS.

    Reply

  234. Brandon says:

    WOW! I’m dumbfounded wondering if many of you are watching the same show I am!! Just a few corrections:
    The Abbotts and Newmans were NOT core families when the show started. The only family left were the Chancellors and of course, Jill being a member of the Foster family. Her mother being the original housekeeper for Ms Chancellor. You had the Brooks Family and their four daughters. The Fosters. It was Katherine that brought in Victor later on and he created his family, thus explaining the close relationship between Katherine and Victor. Jill was Katherine’s hairdresser. Jill’s brothers were on, Snapper and Gregg.(?) The Prentiss brothers arrived, creating love drama for Lesley and Lauralea (?) Brooks. Jack Abbott was the only Abbott played perfectly by the late Terry Lester. His family was added later.
    Why are posters asking why didn’t they just recast Delia?!? They killed her off for story purposes, certainly not for this great little actress’s ability!! She nailed every scene she was in…a natural.
    A couple of my problems with the show is they are constantly rewriting history. Take Phyllis for instance. They added all this family for her when in the beginning her “problems” were because of her domineering mother. I think Michelle Stafford was unhappy with the writers creating a whole new backstory for her character, including bringing on a sister for her. Also, I think she really hated that Summer’s parentage was being altered, permanently affecting her relationship with Nick, the true love of her life. Jack is just always there and that is what Phyllis likes about him…really nothing more.
    Another problem is Dylan and his portrayer, Steve “one-note” Burton. Is his face botoxed? He can’t act period. He couldn’t at General Hospital. Absolutely no emotion. So as a fave of JFP, the only way she could assure that he had a permanent place on the show and be more accepted by the fans is to make him a member of a core family – the Newmans. So, let’s change history again and say Nickie (?) was raped at a very young age and had a son she gave away. Now for that to be true, the character has to be older than Victoria by at least 5 “soap opera” years and of course 7 – 8 years older than Nick. Well, he was born in 1970, Victoria in 1973 and Nick in 1974…maybe possible.
    Another problem, does anyone believe Katherine Chancellor would make Cane (former bartender who lied about who he was) run her precious Chancellor Industries? Does anyone think she would leave said company to Victor rather than any of her sons? Possible. Does anyone think she would leave 2 billion dollars to a grandson when she has other grandchildren?!? Maybe some money, but not the bulk.
    Another, the sets are atrocious…the Newman Ranch, really?!? That horrible restaurant, really?!? Makes me wonder what Chancellor Industries will look like when arrives on his first day. Speaking of, he would never ever allow Newman Enterprises to go down the tubes…for any length of time. That poor police station as compared to the skyline we see out of every window, really?!?
    Does anyone believe that Jack would allow anyone to lead the company in a new venture such as fashion to be run by anybody other than himself? He wouldn’t even allow Ashley to co-run Jabot!
    I’ll get off my soapbox for now…just so sad to see a great show slowly implode.
    One question…who’s Donna that keeps referring people to this site to comment?!

    Reply

    jaybird369 replied

    Dude…you TRULY know how to speak your mind…DAMN!!!!! And, I agree!!!!! Here are some, um, observations of my own:
    1. In the case of Steve Burton, for the most part, I agree. I didn’t care for him when he was on GH. However, I gotta admit…in the beginning, I thought that his character of Dylan on Y&R was pretty cool. Not anymore. I mean…Dylan as Nikki’s long-lost son?!?!? No No No No No. I am NOT impressed here!!!!! And, of course, this suck-ass plot twist is the dumb-as-hell doing of that fire-breathing soap-witch Jill Farren Phelps. YEP!!!!!
    2. Brandon…I, also, cannot stand the NU Newman Ranch. I prefer the old Newman Ranch. To me, the design of the current Newman Ranch is all W-R-O-N-G!!!!!
    3. To me, certain parts of Katherine’s will reading were VERY, VERY DUMB AS HELL!!!!!

    Brandon…take care, bro. Peace.

    Reply

    4everDAYS replied

    No soap honors family better than DAYS! The Horton family still rules!!!

    Reply

    Anne Lapedus Brest replied

    I agree with everything you have said . I cannot stand Dylan at all, useless and he would have to have been a lot older than Victoria and he looks younger that Nick and Victoria! probably is, in real life. I only started watching about 15 years ago so I only know the Newmans, Abbots and Chancellor families. Other than the Court Cases, which are well thought out and authentic, the rest of the show is Blah.. but I enjoy it and watch it, but one must always remember it is a Soap. Do we ever get to see Jonny? Who is Donna? the child Abby was lovely (D’Arcy Rose I think her name was) but the adult Abby I couldnt stand (someone Rylan). her voice irritated me no end. Dogs come and go, there one minute, you dont see them for months, they make a guest appearance and then gone again. You cannot think too deeply into a Soap or you will drive yourself mad. I keep reminding myself that. my worst on the show are Kevin Fisher, Nina (TG she is gone) Nina’s gay husband who can’t act, and Cane. I love the way people get killed off and then return as their twin, or in a fantasty or something. Can’t stand John Abbott at all. he’s dead, so why can’t he be dead, and stop appearing as Jack’s vision. It’s not fair what the writers have done to Sharon .she’s a great actress, and they have made her out to be a pathetic nobody. I still miss Brad Carlton, he was fabulous. How many times have Nicky and Victor been married? I love all Victor’s lines, and Adam’s. Love the bantering betwee Victor and Jack, Victor and Adam.

    Reply

  235. Brandon says:

    Hey guys! I found this on a Facebook page named “Young and the Restless”/Fan Site Only”

    @YRInsider I WAS GOING TO SHOW THE FULL INTERVIEW ON THE PAGE AND STILL MAY. BUT I WANT YOU TO GO TO THE SITE AND READ IT. WHY? BECAUSE I WANT ALL OF YOU TO COMMENT. THE NEW WRITERS ARE GOING TO READ THE RESPONSE TO THE INTERVIEW. SO THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO LET THEM KNOW WHO YOU FEEL ABOUT DELIA (AS YOU HAVE ON HERE) ALL YOU SHARON FANS TELL THEM HOW UNFAIR THEY HAVE BEEN WITH HER STORYLINE! LET THEM KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT VICTOR AND ADAM. WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE Y&R TO GO. PLEASE MENTION DONNA’S FAN SITE SENT YOU. WHY? BECAUSE I LEFT A LONG MESSAGE ASKING THEM TO COME HERE AND SEE WHAT YOUR FEELING. THAT YOUR RUNNING TO TURN THE SHOW OFF NOT ON DUE TO THE DELIA STORYLINE. THEY JUST DON’T GET IT.

    SO GO THERE READ IT AND LET THEM KNOW. I WILL BE THERE TO READ THEM TO SEE IF YOU STAND BY WHAT YOU WRITE ON HERE. COME BACK AND SHARE WHAT YOU SAID.

    LETS MAKE A STAND!!!!
    Donna”

    So that is what I found out about Donna. Maybe she is the owner of said Facebook page.
    No offense Donna, lots of us were wondering why people were saying, “Donna sent me.”

    Reply

  236. bisk says:

    I dont care what they write or who they hire for this sinking ship show formerly known as Y&R. Its quite apparent what JP is doing to this show and thats turning it into a bloodbath of misery show. Killing off a child just for corneas is total ruination! I do not care one bit for newbies added such as Tyler, Abby, Kyle and that wretched Hilary. Why is she staying? so I guess Niki is following in Kay’s footsteps with a long lost son! watching Esther’s reaction to her grandchild dying, what was that? and what was wrong with her face? Im so sick of Avery!!!! what an annoying character she is and Sharon please send off that boring hag. She is utterly pathetic and so is Nick. Wanna kill off the ratings? put Shick back on and watch a slow death to the already disaster of a show. Since Phylis is gone and Kay, the show is sad, sad and downright pitiful

    Reply

  237. Lynn says:

    The problem with Ms. Altman and Ms. Passanante’s selection as co-heads is that they have little if no long term history with Y&R. Mr. Fairman would have us believe that Altman, having been at Y&R since January 2013 has the experience and gravitas to helm this once iconic daytime drama when in fact her vision for Y&R’s future appears vague and generic. She could be speaking of any of the (many) soaps she’s worked on when talking future stories and characters. Also, it’s hardly comforting when Mr. Fairman points out that Altman worked alongside Josh Griffith for several months, when JG was so unacceptable as the head writer that he was fired. (You don’t train the future head writer of a soap with a head writer you’re preparing to axe. Harding Lemay pointed that out in “Eight Years in Another World”.) SA and JP are friends, of each other and of Jill Farren Phelps. JFP was brought in by her friend , Steve Kent at Sony, after Sony and CBS booted Maria Bell to the curb. As of this week, “General Hospital” topped “Y&R” in the key 18-49 ratings category (women) for the first time in two-and-a-half years. Phelps doesn’t have a grasp of this show anymore than Shelly Altman does (JP has NO history with Y&R, and a very checkered history as head writer or co-head on other shows). Y&R is desperate for a strong executive producer and head writer, but CBS and Sony seem to have turned a blind eye. I have zero confidence in this new writing team, or in a show I once loved but only occasionally watch now (does anyone really want to want a child being killed????)

    Reply

    Barbara replied

    As someone who vividly remembers how awful Another World and As the World Turns were in their dying days, I completely agree with you. I cannot believe a sane employer would allow Jean Passanante anywhere near his/her show.

    I have always liked this site. However, I am disappointed in this article. Mr. Fairman’s writing wants us to believe that these folks are talented, have a clear grasp of this show, and have great plans for the writing. Anyone who watched any of the prior shows upon which these women worked would legitimately wonder about their talent. Passanante has NO experience with this show and, sorry Mr. Fairman, Altman having been with Y&R for ONLY 9 months doesn’t her an expert.

    I appreciate Mr. Fairman’s dedication to the daytime serial genre. However, I often feel like his reporting is more akin to cheerleading than a honest assessment of the situation. This article comes across as a PR piece written by someone associated with the current Y&R rather than a veteran writer who has followed serials.

    Reply

    Cathie Petrini replied

    Let’s hope the killing of Delia is only a dream sequence. Soaps should be drama not killing of children

    Reply

    jaybird369 replied

    Lynn…you make some very valid points. Lynn, also, think about this: I don’t EVEN REMOTELY see the point of Shelley Altman and Jean Passanante being hired. They will do what Jill Farren Phelps tells them to do. VERY, VERY DUMB AS HELL!!!!!

    Reply

  238. Kathy smith says:

    Please quit dragging storylines out!! Even though victor is the man
    Make him grow some humility in his older years. Quit letting victora be
    The little spoiled pet in family. Let victor pay for how he has treated adam and
    Quit giving adam all the misery and bad luck. And yes like majority of viewers have said
    Killing off delia is not a smart move to draw in or keep viewers. And the tyler and abby romance is
    Boring and sickning as the kim kardashian and kayne relationship. Alot of viewers that have watched
    For 30 to 40 yrs are old school and see enough of that shit on the street. Guiding light went that direction
    Right before going off the air !!! Nick not finding out truth on summer has been dragged out too long!!! And i don’t mind ghost coming to the show as long as they are postive like jacks dad! If writers will listen to what viewers want they will be on another 40- 50 years. Wish u guys better decisions and much more continued success!!!

    Reply

  239. James Wilkes says:

    could you tell me what kind of Angel Cassidy is ? (an ngel from hell apparently) She should be telling her mother this is wrong she needs help instead of telling her wrong. Put her back in the grave where she belongs. And where is Paul’s daughter? I guess Dylan will be Paul’s son, thats why Nikki left GC because she was pregnant from Paul. (seems like I remember) I have watched this soap opera from day 1,I liked Nick & Avery together Let Sharon get with Stitch ( a stitch in time saves nine) Dylan with Chelsea, Nick with Avery. And for Gods sake GET JILL A MAN QUICK!! Love the show , there are a few querks that need fixing but still a GREAT job guys and gals!!!

    Reply

  240. 4everDAYS says:

    Maybe a ghost story will save Y&R. Bring back the dead before the show dies!

    Reply

  241. Melissa says:

    I am utterly devastated with the storyline regarding Delia Abbot’s death! Sophie Pollono brought so much spunk and spirit into the character of Delia Abbott. This little girl fought and won her battle with leukemia and now to die from a hit and run! I am in shock! The father/daughter bond between her and Billy was precious. She was spot on with all her scenes and brought so many smiles to my face! I have been a loyal viewer for many decades but this storyline is too much to bear…..please SAVE CORDELIA KATHERINE VALENTINE ABBOTT!!!!!!

    Reply

  242. Dee says:

    why no mention of the Lauren and Michael Baldwin family are they again going to be thrown under he bus and backburned like MAB did to two fo the most exciting award winning actors on Y and R..I cannot believe there was no mention of them or the great family dynamics of the Baldwin/Fisher clan somewhere along the line with all these new writers they lose all identity of who these actors are and how many fans they have..Tracey Bregman and Christian LeBlanc (3 emmys) have given steller performances time and time again this year alone..given decent writing they will very well be the best of the best in Tv..So I ask what plans are on board for Lauren and Michael Baldwin..I dont give a damn about Stitch, Dylan they can both go back where they came from as for he kids and newbies dislike the acting of the new abby, Love Alex, Tyler ehhh..Mason can go..why no bring back Michael Baldwins sister Eden could have a great threesome with Noah and Kyle who were both dating her..ALL I KNOW IS I WANT MORE LAUREN AND MICHAEL BALDWIN

    Reply

  243. Michele says:

    Wow! I am amazed . . . I can’t believe how invested people are in these characters. It’s a soap opera. I watch it to relax, unwind, and unplug from every day life. I fast-forward through the boring parts and relish in the good parts–whatever that may mean for me. Whatever the writers want to write is okay by me. I just want to be entertained and Y&R does that for me. I do have my favorite characters and some I yawn at. I think from the beginning of soaps that has been the case. I will continue to watch as long as I am entertained.

    Reply

    Anne Lapedus Brest replied

    I agree with you, but I also find myself caught up with the actors. I will always watch the show, it is my 45 mns of relaxation. I get onto my cell phone during the meaningless parts and am glued to the screen when my favourites are on. I’ve met a lot of the actors as I’ve been on the set. Met Catherine Chancellor too. she was with one of her grandsons at the time.

    Reply

  244. Susie says:

    How many kids have to die on Y & R and what is the point of such sorrow???? Colleen died so Victor could live….Cassie died so Nick could move onto another wife…now sweet little Dehlia so Connor can get new corneas. Whoever wrote that crap was just that CRAP. If someone has to die let it be some of the people we really don’t give a hoot about like Neil’s girlfriend or Abbey, neither of them can act! I’d rather watch Dehlia anyday rather than Chloe! She can’t act either! That whole scene did nothing but show that Billy and Victoria can out-act anyone on Y & R. They did an awesome job. I hope they find the dog too! The story made me sick. Have Sharon jump off Adam’s penthouse or something!

    Reply

  245. George says:

    I hate,this show,it officially sucks !! I’ll come back when JFp is gone!

    Reply

  246. Mackenzie says:

    I am so late to this post but I love Y&R and although I watched it on and off, I doubt I will ever stop watching. Honestly we will never get the old Y&R back and some folks need to realize that. Bell is gone and since his passing the show has not really been the same. I agree with Altman’s view on the pace of the story line’s. The pace works for Y&R, granted that some story line’s are dragged out wayyyy too long, they eventually bounce back and get the ball rolling again, It happens. I would personally hate to see people fall in and out of love at the drop of a hat (like current characters in B&B), or problems superficially solved just to go into another one (even though Y&R does that sometimes), we have enough of that with the younger soaps, Y&R should stick to what’s worked for them for so long, in terms of pace. I may be in the minority but I love Chelsea’s character, I don’t like the fact that she lied to Dylan (they were good together) but I really like the fact that she has been at the front, and this is one of the many reasons I love Y&R, every character gets the limelight at some point (Devon did, Kevin did, Chance, Gloria, Phyllis etc) . Chelsea has a great thing going with Adam, and their dynamic is pretty good, their fighting scenes are so passion filled, I like their chemistry, She does it for me. So no complaints about Chelsea from this viewer. I like Sharon’s character too, have since her High School days with Nick, but they have thrown her character under the bus one to many times, and this recent stint is the worst imo, I hope Altman and Co. can really turn her around, Sharon Case is too valuable to waste like this. Poor Delia, that little actress was so very talented, she was starting to really grow on me, and conveniently enough they kill her character. I didn’t like that route, esp because she battled cancer already. I realize, it had to be DeeDee because she touched most of the major characters’ lives and there had to be a dramatic enough event that would move character’s and story line’s along, but those facts don’t make it any less sad, esp because it happens so much in reality. Adam is the character I love and hate so it made sense to me at least, to make it appear as if he was the one who hit Delia. He’s the ultimate bad boy, second to Victor and even though he took a bullet for his father, it didn’t redeem him much in my eyes, esp after the whole partnership with Jack. I think the viewers need to see this dark character as broken and guilt ridden, it shows he is not this entirely cold person,even if for a while. I love the stark dichotomy this event has shown in his character. It would have been great if Stitch turned out to be Nikki’s son, he is such a cool character, but I get why it ended up being Dylan. I think Stitch and Victoria should get together. Wouldn’t it be something if they had a “whose the daddy” scenario with Vicky/Billy and Stitch, after Billy cheats on her in grief like Nick did to Sharon.That would be hilarious, but I thought I saw something btw Stitch and Hillary as well. Point is, I like Stitch’s character and I’m glad for the Red Herring, at least it shows that Y&R sttill has the ability to leave you guessing, unlike the ever so predicable B&B. As for Cane and Lily, I mean they are ok, they are more like the comfy couple than the hot couple to me, it seems that the more stable they are, the more useless they become (I think of John and Marlena from Days), after they had a stable marriage for a while they pretty much shipped them away. To the person who wrote about IR couples. I agree to an extent. IR couples are a tough one, because of all the backlash from viewers, so in a small sense Y&R is doing a bit better than some,lol, It’s bad, but nothing can be done about it. Lily and Daniel were the best IR couple on this soap. Of all the soaps that i’ve watched, the best IR couple i’ve seen is Thomas and Dayzee from B&B, their chemistry was amazing to me but the viewer backlash tore them apart, typical. In most soaps they put them together and tear them apart just as quickly, alot more so than the non-IR couples, that is very evident. I think a lot of people are still uncomfortable seeing that onscreen (i’m not one of them), which is why I watch other shows that aren’t afraid to show them, or address taboo issues. Bell introduced the Winters family so well. Y&R was the first to show a Black family as professionals on a soap. In Bell’s world the Winters had purpose, even if they were initially not seen to interact with the other non-black characters until, well, times called for it. I really liked Dru and Malcolm (Shemar Moore) after both their exists, well, I lost interest in the Winter’s a bit. As much as they try to do something with this family, it doesn’t keep the interest up for too long. I don’t think anyone can play Dru like Rowell but she will never come back, and a recast would be welcome on the condition that they get a REALLY good actress to take over, and the same goes for Phyllis. A New Dru would surely make the Winters more interesting. The young actress who plays Hillary is super talented, she is one of the first recent newbies that I actually like to watch, why not do something meaningful with her. I think a Hillary/Devon combo would be cute, and a good potential conflict for this family. I am not a fan of the New Kyle, New Summer or Tyler. The more mature Abby needs a bit more challenging scenes, I like her I just haven’t seen much of her. Summer’s character is beautiful but mops way too much and acts like a baby sometimes, maybe this modelling thing will change her and the young man who plays Kyle just doesn’t fit the role, imo, I like the actor who played him previously.

    Reply

    Anne Lapedus Brest replied

    Shemar Moore and Dru were fantastic. the 2nd Malcolm was not right for the part. Neil should have a wife in the show, and make their family complete. I agree with what someone else said, we dont see much of Lily’s twins. Never see Johnny, does he exist ? (Victoria and Billy’s kid). so many flaws. the thing Y & R does the best is COURT CASES. they are always so interesting and well researched… I find NO chemistry with Chloe/kevin. In fact I am not a fan of Kevin’s at all. I dont find he has anything going for him at all, yet he has been in the show for years.

    Reply

  247. Pegster says:

    Interesting interview, but I don’t buy that this woman took the time to really know the Y&R characters I’ve watched since day one. Y&R needs writers who respect both the history of the show as well as the long-time viewers who give up an hour of their day to watch.
    Victor has become a cartoon–”You got that?” Give the man some respect and lines that would be realistic for a self-made man!
    Give us more of Jill. No one can equal her talent for stirring up trouble. I’d love to see her with Victor. Why has that never happened?
    Nikki has been doing a bang-up job of playing her role as a MS patient. Keep that coming. I love that Dillon is her long-lost son. This sort of plot is what will keep me watching. Not to mention Steve Burton looks like he could actually be her son. Great casting. Love seeing Steve play a role where he has a wide range of emotions! His talent was wasted on GH.
    The writers have thrown Sharon Case under the train. She deserves better story lines and a solid love interest–Dillon would be super for her. PLEASE do not put her back with Nick! He was great with Avery, but you tore them apart!
    I love Chelsea with anyone. That actress can do anything and make me believe it. She is a treasure. I’m loving her scenes with Adam. I hated him at first, but he has won me over and now I root for his salvation.
    DD–don’t get me started. Killing such a delightful character with so much potential was the all-time worst writers’ choice in Soap history. I used to love Billy, but the way he is reacting to this is so out of character for him. (And tell him to let his hair grow back! Not loving his shaved head.) Petty, yes, but I like my Soap men handsome. ;-)
    The Winter Family–BORING! I don’t understand why I ff through all their scenes, because I loved them when Dru was on the show. None of the replacement women have rung a bell for me, and watching Lily with Cane is like watching paint dry. They have ZERO chemistry!!! Cane mumbles all of his lines, so it is easier to skip his scenes than to try to figure out what mundane thing he is whispering. Handsome, yes. Actor, no. Devon is not up to his role, either–should have recast him long ago.
    Unlike a lot of viewers, I really like the recasts of Abby & Kyle!
    I do miss Phyllis, but not sure a recast would work, although I think J. Robin Miller might be up to the task. She played Lydia on GH a while back and I loved her in that role.

    Reply

    Anne Lapedus Brest replied

    I also loved the Winters family when Dru was on the show. I am glad I am not the only one who doesnt understand Cane. He tries to put on an American accent but he does a very bad job of it so rather they should let him have an Australian accent but I heard that his Australian accent was not understandable!!! I agree with you about Sharon. a great actor was Michael Graziadei (Daniel Rumallotti). Pity he’s gone. Dru won’t come back I heard, something politcal incorrect she feels.

    Reply

  248. JT says:

    I cancelled Y&R when JFP brought on the dead pan Burton and fired superb actors. The lack of honor to the Chancellor family and handing all to Victor was disgusting. It was less than a tribute it was a dishonor to all.

    This Y&R just isnt . This producer and her replacement cast does NOT cut it. Nor does handing all to Victor and the firing of superior talent.

    Burton as the new lead is dismal

    Reply

    Anne Lapedus Brest replied

    agreed re Steve Burton. No expression. he bores me senceless. I am in S.Africa so we are a year behind so I dont know what happened with the lack of honour to the Chancellor family. we are not there yet. . Too many people coming in and out of the show. rather stick to the good talent and let the mundane go.

    Reply

  249. Barbara Wilson says:

    Please don’t put Sharon with Adam again. He brought out the worst in her. She has always belonged with Nick. Adam is better with Chelsea, & Avery with Dylan. I don’t miss Phyllis. If she returns, she is good with Jack. Just my opinion. Sharon & Nick are my favourite characters!

    Reply

  250. Anne Lapedus Brest says:

    I don’t understand why people are saying the Black actors get less airtime. I have not looked at it that way at all. My personal take, I think Victor and Adam are the drawcards to the show. there is no doubt about it. fine actors, both of them. I quite like Lily, can’t stand Cane. His accent drives me up the wall, one minute you can hear his Aussie accent like he just got off the plane, next minute he has a painfully phony accent, not sure what it is. I know it is supposed to be an American accent, but it sounds too phony for words. Christine is a bore of note, that Nina person with Paul – they looked ridiculous together like Mother and son, Avery and Nick look ridiculous too, she looks years older than he does. and I see no chemistry between them. I think Phyliss was a live wire, and great for the show. Devon is terrific, Sophia Winters was great, but she’s gone. It seems to be that the good ones seemed to get fired, and the boring get to stay. They need to put a comb through Chloe’s hair. She is a very pretty girl, but she looks nothing on the show. Tyler is great, so was Ronen, but he’s gone, Alex is also terrific. Actors either “have it” or they don’t.

    Reply

  251. Anne Lapedus Brest says:

    what I find laughable is the way the animals seem to be there one minute but gone the next. Victor had a dog, where is he? Where is Jacks “Fisher Dog” and Lily and Cane’s dog? Kyle (the previous Kyle) looked far too old to be Jack’s son, (the previous ) Abby looked older than 21. Sharon is a lovely character if they would only leave her be. having her as bi-polar and doing mad things is ridiculous. She is a wonderful actress with a lot going for her. too much inconsistency. We are a year behind the american viewing so we are not up to the part where Delia Abbott dies. When Cassey Newman died, it was terrible to watch.

    Reply

Leave a comment