Jill Farren Phelps
On today's Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:
Genoa City gathers for Kay Chancellor's funeral, but did The Young and the Restless give Mrs. C. and Jeanne Cooper the tribute she deserves? Why in the world was Cane the one comforting Jill and not Billy? Find out what the DC gang thought of Paul and Cricket's sudden wedding. What is Nikki's secret? Steve Burton as Dyldumb has been a bust with a large number of fans, but would connecting him to a core character make him more appealing?
Prospect Park announced it is shelving One Life to Live and blamed ABC. Is it a ploy to mask the fact One Life to Live didn't do as well as All My Children? All My Children begins taping its second season in October.
General Hospital kills off Connie. Franco's tumor has its day in court. The Spixie storyline has the entire gang debating the pros and cons of Spinelli, Maxie, Dante and Lulu's actions. Does General Hospital have enough romance? Felix's sister Taylor is recast. READ MORE
Several fan favorites will return to take part in the highly-anticipated episodes, reports TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan. Lauralee Bell (Cricket), Tricia Cast, (Nina), Michael Damian (Danny), Adrienne Frantz (Amber), Patty Weaver (Gina) and Beau Kazer (Brock) will all be on hand, along with Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen portraying Father Todd, who will officiate the funeral. READ MORE
Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps stated:
Katherine knew she was dying and made it clear she didn't want a sad event where everyone wore black and was miserable. She wanted a celebration and that's exactly what she's getting.
Will Sony promote from within the current The Young and the Restless writing staff, to replace allegedly exiting scribe Josh Griffith? According to CBS Soaps in Depth, current staffer Shelly Altman is set to be named head writer.
Have these people never heard the names Kay Alden and Sally Sussman Morina? They only happen to be the late Bill Bell's true heiresses apparent! READ MORE
Bell family friend, Tommy Lightfoot Garrett has had the internet buzzing with reports of alleged tension between head writer Josh Griffith and showrunner Jill Farren Phelps behind the scenes at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. The latest post on his website, Highlight Hollywood, alleges Griffith has already sent a goodbye email to members of his writing team. Truth or fiction? READ MORE
Why I Wish My Invitation to Jack Abbott's Birthday Party on The Young and the Restless Had Been Lost in The MailBy Jamey Giddens on July 02, 2013
I could use so many classic literary titles and/or phrases to begin this post about what went wrong Monday on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless, as opposed to everything sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, did right. It Was The Best of Soaps, It Was The Worst of Soaps — A Tale of Two Bell Sudsers. READ MORE
Although things are improving for daytime dramas, the time of big budget, bells and whistles (montages set to Top 40 music, splashy locations shoots) are likely forever behind us. In a new report from Broadcasting & Cable on the state of daytime, The Young and the Restless showrunner Jill Farren Phelps revealed how her sudser has had to adapt. From the article:
“We now have to do a great deal more for a great deal less,” says Jill Farren-Phelps, Y&R 's executive producer. “It’s been very difficult to have to lose some of the tried-and-true tricks that I used to be able to use to make audiences feel a certain way, such as original music. Now we have to do other creative things to excite the audience. We’ve done a lot to make it move faster without disrupting our core audience.” READ MORE