The social media rumor mill is abuzz with the speculation that a famed “Young and the Restless” Executive Producer is on her way out the door.
A blind item on Daytime Confidential about a showrunner on his or her way out got people speculating that the exec in question is Jill Farren Phelps. Big wigs have been making a case against her due to declining ratings and viewer discontent.
If the rumors are true, it seems there will be no love lost between Phelps and fans. In fact, viewers were so overjoyed Thursday night when the speculation hit Twitter that the hashtag #JFPisFiredParty started trending.
Phelps came to Y&R in 2012. Over the last four years, the 11-time Emmy winner has been involved in multiple actor departures, replaced the previous writing team, and made the controversial decision to bring in former show-running partner Charles Pratt Jr.
Fans have blamed the Phelps for the firing of fan favorite Michael Muhney (ex-Adam) and the shocking departures of much-loved actors like Billy Miller (ex-Billy) and Michelle Stafford (ex-Phyllis). Fans were also up in arms when actress Sage (Kelly Sullivan) was recently killed.
What would a Phelps’ exit mean for the future of the show? Earlier this year, CBS execs brought legendary British Producer Mal Young to the team. Young is known for his work on “EastEnders” and “Dr. Who” and is famous for presenting the first lesbian kiss on a daytime drama.
Remember, this is just a rumor and in no way confirmed. Soap Hub will keep you informed as more information develops.
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