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 “Young and the Restless” showrunner Maria Bell has been replaced by for “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, while Josh Griffith returns to the role of the soap’s headwriter.
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 […]
Get on the Bus ABC Daytime’s promo department deserves an Emmy for their marketing of the great “General Hospital” bus crash of 2011. Thanks to all of the hype, I was prepared for a dramatic accident scene, high risk rescues, and lives hanging in the balance. Instead, the accident happened off screen. One moment, Morgan […]
Victoria Rowell Is At It Again It was the soap pseudo-scandal of the weekend. Last Friday, ‘The Young & The Restless‘ stars Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Darius McCrary (Malcolm) appeared on The Foxxhole, Jamie Foxx’s raunchy satellite radio show. (A link to the audio is available here.) What would have been notable only for […]
Peter Bergman has played Jack Abbott on ‘The Young and the Restless‘ for over twenty years. The Emmy winning actor and self-described student of daytime is not shy about sharing his opinions, be they about his co-stars, or the show’s storylines. He was in a particularly candid mood when I interviewed him at a Sony […]