Last week rumors began that “Young and the Restless” Executive Producer Jill Phelps wasn’t long for the soaps. Since then, fans have been waiting to hear more. Was she really fired, or is this just speculation started to rile up the masses?
Early this morning Daytime Confidential reported that Phelps has indeed been let go as the soaps’ executive producer and that Sony Pictures Television is pleased with the decision. According to DC, CBS has not confirmed the news, but that Highlighthwd tweeted about the firing earlier Tuesday.
— Highlighthwd (@Highlighthwd) June 8, 2016
If this is true, what does this mean for the future of Y&R? While many fans are now rejoicing throughout social media, some cast members could be left shaken, especially those close to the showrunner. Hunter King (Summer), Robert Adamson (Noah), Steve Burton (Dylan), and Jason Thompson (Billy) are among the few who’ve worked with Phelps on and off for years and may be upset over the sudden change.
More importantly, Head Writer and Co-Executive Producer Charles Pratt Jr. was brought on during her tenure to be her right-hand man. Will CBS keep him around or get rid of him as well?
Soap Hub will keep you informed of any new developments as we await official word from CBS on this matter.
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