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  • REPORT: The Rise and Fall of ‘Y&R’s’ Ratings

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    Despite recent bouts of ratings growth in Total Viewers, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and other assorted demographics, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is the subject of a recent report in the October 31 edition of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, which includes interviews with Angelica McDaniel, CBS Daytime senior vice president, and Brad Adgate, senior vp research for Horizon Media, among others. The magazine noted that following Nielsen's admission of a counting error that lasted for more than six months (since at least March of this year), revised numbers show the daytime drama series doing better than... READ MORE
  • 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 READ MORE
  • DAYTIME EMMY EXCLUSIVE: Winners React to Emmy Honors!

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    Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
    The best of the best took home statues during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards last night, and while viewers were able to see the winners accept their honors on stage, Soap Opera Network caught up with many of them for exclusive backstage reactions! Where will they put their gorgeous gold statues? And how will they celebrate being the top of the top in their field? Read on to find out! READ MORE
  • 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. READ MORE
  • ‘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. READ MORE
  • Breakdown Writer Shelly Altman Named Co-Head Writer of ‘General Hospital’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    Yesterday afternoon, Soap Opera Digest reported that "General Hospital" has named breakdown writer Shelly Altman as its Co-Head Writer working alongside Head Writer Garin Wolf. Per the magazine's website Altman's new role is effective immediately. READ MORE
  • Inside The Writers Room: July Edition

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    On May 18, 2011, Robert Guza Jr. was fired as head writer of "General Hospital" and Garin Wolf was named the new head writer. With Guza leaving, it's not surprising that his wife, breakdown writer Meg Bennett, was also let go from the show. Breakdown writer David Goldschmid was also fired. Replacing them on the breakdown team will be Shelly Altman, who's been writing breakdowns for "One Life to Live" for the past 11 years, and current "GH" script writer Tracey Thomson (though she may only be helping out with breakdowns temporarily). READ MORE