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Jean Passanante
  • Chuck Pratt Named Head Writer of ‘The Young and the Restless;’ Receives Executive Producer Credit Too!

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    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
    CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is getting a new head writer in the form of Charles 'Chuck' Pratt, Jr., who is best known for his writing stints at "All My Children," "General Hospital" and "Santa Barbara." The news was first reported by Highlight Hollywood. Thanks to the power of social media, Pratt has already updated his Twitter profile to reflect his writing duties at "Y&R" while also indicating he will receive an executive producer credit.

    Although the network and Sony Pictures Television, producers of the series, have yet to issue comment on the matter, Daytime Confidential is reporting that Pratt will lead the writing team of daytime's number one drama series beginning in November.
  • R.I.P. Matthew Cowles (1944-2014)

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    Victoria Will/TV Guide Magazine
    It is with great sadness to report that "All My Children's" Matthew Cowles (Billy Clyde Tuggle) has died. The actor, who was married to actress Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife) for more than 30 years, passed away on Thursday, May 22 at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife and their two daughters, Isabel and Lily.
  • CENTER STAGE: Jill Larson Drops By ‘Y&R;’ Cracks the Whip on Major Characters!

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Oh, snap! Former “All My Children” actress Jill Larson (ex-Opal Cortlandt) is set to appear on “The Young and the Restless” next week during the sudser’s major fashion show crossover storyline with “The Bold and the Beautiful,” and it seems her alter ego will be quite the force to be reckoned with! Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to get the details on her exciting guest-starring role, so read on to find out how she’ll impact some of Genoa City’s most popular characters!
  • WGA Nominations: ‘Days of our Lives’, ‘General Hospital’ and ‘The Young and the Restless’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Television, New Media, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation during the 2013 season for its annual Writers Guild Awards. In the category of Daytime Drama, NBC's "Days of our Lives," ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" are set to duke it out when the ceremony takes place on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
  • ‘Y&R’ Announces New Headwriters; Material Begins Airing Week of October 21

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    Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Things are about to start looking a bit different in Genoa City, as “The Young and the Restless” has named its new headwriters: Current ‘Y&R’ scribe Shelly Altman and daytime writer Jean Passanante will share the position, along with ‘Y&R’ scribe Tracey Thomson, who’s been promoted to co-writer within the new, all female headwriting team.
  • Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Gives Last Bout of Love for ABC’s ‘One Life to Live’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    With the ABC version of "One Life to Live" now a thing of the past, and with it airing only 9 episodes during the 2012 eligibility year, one would think that the show would not have received any Daytime Emmy Award love. While the show only received 3 nominations for its ABC incarnation, 3 noms is just great.
  • 2013 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

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    Legion College
    The Writers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild Awards.  In the Daytime Drama category, “Days Of Our Lives,” “One Life To Live,” and “The Young and The Restless” were nominated.  Winners will be determined on February 17, 2013.
  • Inside The Writers Room: April Edition

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    Legion College
    The "One Life To Live" invasion continues at "General Hospital" as the show has makes changes to its writing staff.