The Young and the Restless' Joshua Morrow (Nick) took a look back at his 20 years on the sudser with MSN entertaintment,as the number one sudser turns the big 4-0. The chat covered everything from his start on the soap in 1994, to the iconic storyline that killed off his on-screen daughter Cassie (Camryn Grimes) in 2005. Here's a snippet:
Y&R’s got a new executive producer in charge.
I’m an athlete and I take sports very seriously. Jill [Farren Phelps] came in and gave us a very strong, commanding voice as a coach. Now, that style of leadership sometimes rubs people the wrong way. Sometimes people are kind of hanging on to the past but I think we really needed some serious leadership. Some kind of “Shut the eff up, get on your marks and let’s go!” She is no joke. I love her for it. I love [former executive producer and head writer] Maria [Arena Bell] too. I thought she was very nurturing. We got along very well. She did a great job. Even Jack Smith before that. They all really respected Nick and always kept me busy – there’s nothing else I could ask for. They all have different styles of leadership. I really like Jill and Josh Griffith has done a great job writing. I can give anybody the benefit of the doubt, but you come in here and do a good job. That’s all I ask for. I take my job very seriously. I want this show to continue and if it takes these two people to do it, then let’s go!
Jill’s brought some friends with her.
Since she first appeared on our TV screens, The Young and the Restless' Cricket Blair (Lauralee Bell) has been the ultimate good girl. That's all about to change, since the legal ace will soon swap spit with her ex-husband Paul (Doug Davidson), who just happens to be dating her BFF Nina (Tricia Cast)! TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with Bell to get the lowdown.
TV Guide Magazine: What triggers this?
Bell: Christine has basically thrown Paul a lifeline by finding the evidence that saves him from going to jail. She's freed him from this horrific chapter in his life and that's what provokes the kiss. This isn't some meaningless thing, though. Paul says, "I'm falling back in love with you." And Christine says, "I'm falling back in love with you, too. I want to give this a shot." Danny was the love of Cricket's young life. But Paul is her adult love. It's a serious, emotional reconnection. It could be a second chance for both of them.
The Young and the Restless’ Summer Newman (Hunter Haley King) is definitely starting to become her mother Phyllis' (Michelle Stafford) child. The teen schemer is still blazing mad about the affair her mother carried on with FBI Agent Ronan Malloy. (Jeff Branson) She decides it's time he gets some payback by way of his mentee, Jamie (Daniel Polo).
TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke with head writer Josh Griffith and got the skinny on Summer's quest take down Ronan.
Summer is in such a screwed-up state over the divorce of her parents that she misguidedly decides to hurt Ronan by hurting this kid he cares so much about," says the soap's Emmy-winning head writer Josh Griffith. "She uses her phony online persona called 'Brittni' to form a relationship with Jamie and draw information out of him — deeply personal and hurtful stuff about his past troubles with the law — and then she blasts it out to everyone on FacePlace. She'll also be using texting and instant messaging to disparage him further.
Have Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith started to quietly clean house at The Young and the Restless? CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting Julia Pace Mitchell (Sofia) has been placed on recurring. It seems as though Mitchell's change in status was first revealed during the sudser's credits. Mitchell confirmed the details to the magazine stating:
I'm so happy to be here. Every time I come to work, I'm excited to see Jeanne [Cooper, Katherine] and Stephen [Nichols, Tucker] work. This show has changed my whole life. It's really cool. These are some of the hardest working actors in show business. READ MORE
Jill Farren Phelps on Her and Josh Griffith's Young and Restless Goals: "We Have Fabulous Stories to Tell"By Jamey Giddens on September 06, 2012
CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless is gearing up to debut new material produced by Jill Farren Phelps and written by Josh Griffith this October. While JFP and Griffith haven't given away many actual storyline details for daytime's top soap just yet, they have begun making the press rounds.
In the Sept. 10-24 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth, Phelps responded to questions about if she and Griffith plan to wrap up any of the previous regime's many dangling plot threads. Said Phelps:
"We're not going back at all. We don't want to jerk the audience out of a comfort zone that they have with their Y&R. That being said, we have fabulous stories to tell."
Fans hoping The Young and the Restless' newly-appointed head writer Josh Griffith would be fixing some of Maria Area Bell's final scripts are gonna be out of luck! I'm hearing Griffith decided to leave MAB's last efforts to air as is, because it would take too much of a Herculean effort to fix them! READ MORE