Controversial “The Young and the Restless” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps has been let go from her position, according to a statement from CBS..
“On behalf of everyone at the show, we extend our sincere thanks to Jill for her years at Y&R and wish her continued success,” said Steve Kent, a Sony Pictures Television senior vice president of U.S. programming.
According to TV Line, Mal Young, a former executive producer at uber-popular British drama, “EastEnders,” is taking over for Phelps. Young joined the Y&R team as supervising producer earlier this year.
During her long career producing six daytime dramas, Phelps has made enemies in the soap fan community. She’s known for firings fan favorites and tinkering with shows to viewers’ chagrin. However, she’s also produced more daytime serials than anyone else and won several Daytime Emmys.
Phelps also executive-produced two primetime shows, “General Hospital: Night Shift” and “Hollywood Heights.”
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