Veteran writer/producer/director Susan Dansby has decided to leave “The Young and the Restless” after just one year as a story consultant at daytime’s top drama series, she announced Friday on Facebook.
“Today was my last day on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ I decided not to renew my contract,” Dansby revealed. “Instead, I’m going to spend some time working on a book, among other things. So grateful to have had this year in Genoa City. Truly the perfect job at the perfect time.”
Prior to her 2020 return to “Y&R,” Dansby had been part of the show’s writing team from 2011-2018 as a scriptwriter and a breakdown writer, among her other writing contributions.
Dansby got her start in daytime in 1984 as a production assistant and later as a production coordinator for “Guiding Light,” according to IMDb. In 1987, she moved on to become an associate director at the soap. Leaving in 1989, Dansby landed a directing gig at “Generations” in 1990 before she went on to direct episodes of “Sesame Street,” “Port Charles” and “As The World Turns,” among other series. She served as an associate producer at “General Hospital” in 1996 and helped produce the ABC primetime event “General Hospital: Twist of Fate” which revealed that Laura (Genie Francis) had faked her death in order to get herself and her mother, Lesley (Denise Alexander), away from Stefan Cassadine (Stephen Nichols).
In 2019, Dansby was a consulting producer on all 18 episodes of “Ambitions” created by Jamey Giddens. She even wrote a few episodes. Outside of “Y&R,” Dansby’s most recent writing work was in 2020 for an episode of “The Bay.”
Daytime Confidential first reported Dansby’s exit from “Y&R.”