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

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CBS’ “” is getting a new head writer in the form of Charles ‘Chuck’ Pratt, Jr., who is best known for his writing stints at “,” “” and “.” 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.

There’s no word yet on what this all means, if anything, for and , the show’s current head writers. The two, along with former head writer , won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team this past June for their 2013 writing work on the soap.

In addition to his writing for daytime soaps, Pratt has also written for “,” “” and “,” just to name a few. Pratt co-created NBC’s fun-thrilled daytime soap, “,” alongside Robert Guza, Jr. and Griffith.

It is understood that despite Pratt’s EP credit, Jill Farren Phelps will remain in charge of “Y&R.” The two previously worked together on both “Santa Barbara” and “GH.”

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