There’s another major shake-up rocking the soap world. “Young and the Restless” showrunner Maria Bell has been replaced by for “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, while Josh Griffith returns to the role of the soap’s headwriter.
Update: The TV Guide article quotes ABC head of daytime Jori Petersen as saying, “”I have no announcement, and these are just rumors that you are hearing. I am sorry to hear that they’re escalating but I cannot confirm anything.” Petersen’s office confirms that the article was not an April Fool’s Day prank but had […]
Becky Herbst Is Staying on General Hospital Sometimes fan campaigns do work. Friday both Soaps In Depth and Soap Opera Digest reported that Becky Herbst, and the character she plays Liz Weber, will not be leaving “General Hospital” after all. When news that Liz was being written off the show broke last month, there was […]
CBS: Daytime Chief Barbara Bloom Exits the Network Executive Vice President of CBS Daytime President Barbara Bloom is departing the network when her contract expires at the end of the month. Bloom replaced Lucy Johnson as the executive in charge of CBS’s daytime line-up in 2003. Her aggressive, hands-on management style was a contrast to […]
This year’s Daytime Emmy Winner for Outstanding Leading Actress, Maura West (Carly, ‘As The World Turns‘), is joining the cast of ‘The Young & The Restless‘ this fall when she assumes the role of Diane Jenkins. West will make her Genoa City debut on October 8. Her casting was first reported by TV Guide Magazine. […]