Y&R: Bell Back at the Helm

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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