HomeTVThe Young and The RestlessY&R: Bell Back at the Helm Jillian Bowe September 12, 2008 4 Comments The Young and the Restless Head Writer Maria Arena Bell can add another title to her resume. The scribe has been promoted to the role of Co-Executive Producer at CBS’s number one daytime drama. This means that a member of the Bell family is once again at the head of The Young and the Restless. Dual roles is familiar territory for Y&R. Bell’s predecessor, Lynn Marie Latham, wielded two hats while working on the sudsers before being given the axe. News of Bell’s promotion comes on the heels of former Y&R Executive Producer Josh Griffith being replaced by consultant Paul Rauch. 4 Responses DramaFanatic September 12, 2008 Y&R also has a new casting director by the way! I’m excited to see what these new changes will bring to the show. Log in to Reply season1217 September 12, 2008 Thank God, on the news that they have a new casting director because the choices the old one made were questionable! Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 September 12, 2008 For the new casting director … maybe it would finally be time to find a new Colleen, if they don’t want her written out. Congrats to MAB. She deserves it! Did a great job for the last half year she is on board. Log in to Reply KingTV September 12, 2008 A new casting director is a very good thing. And yes, the first task for that person is too find a new Colleen and bring back Victoria Rowell at once, even though this is beyond the CD’s control. I am not so sure about these head writers who also do double-duty as exec-producer. I just think it leads to a really quick burnout when they have too many responsibilities. Stick to what you are really good with. Are they still bringing on Paul Rauch to co with her? I hope so because he has produced classic soap. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.