RUMOR REPORT: Is Jill Farren Phelps About to be Named Executive Producer of The Young and the Restless?!






I'm hearing Jill Farren Phelps is thisclose to being named the new executive producer of The Young and the Restless. The veteran daytime showrunner (Santa Barbara, One Life to Live, Another World, Guiding Light, General Hospital) is currently employed by Y&R's parent company Sony TV, helming their Nick-at-Nite telenovela Hollywood Heights. Keep checking back to Daytime Confidential as this story develops!

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Would she replkace Maria or one of the Co-EP's?

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Retire already!!!!!!!!!!

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If she is replacing Maria Arena Bell ... if her and her two co-heads are fired, I'd take Jill Farren Phelps every single day over MAB. She made some pretty awful decisions over the years, but I trust her to do at least a better job than MAB does.

But for this to have a real shot, MAB needs to be fired and some head writers have to come in who understand what they are doing. It about surviving for Y&R.

With JFP involved, can I pray and hope that Genie Francis finally goes back to GH ... pretty please!?^^

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I think JFP is a mess and I don't enjoy her work but if this means the end of MAB, I'll take it.

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To echo soapjunkie, there needs to be new writers brought in if this is going to help the show.

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JFP can produce a pretty soap opera, but she kills fan favorites like flies. I want MAB gone, but at this expense? HS & SH need to be booted, too!

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M.A.B. is destructive but JFP doesn't make me feel any better.

I'm sorry if I sound alarmist but if JFP does indeed come in and take the reins at Y&R, I am convinced that Sony has decided to wrap up this series. I'm not trying to start anything that's simply an opinion that I have.

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Noooooooooooo! Please No! Just a trail of destruction in her wake. Please No!

The Young and the Restless NEEDS Ed Scott as sole Executive Producer and Kay Alden and Sally Sussman Morina as Head Writers with John Smith as Supervising Producer and Story Consultant.

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Guess that means James Franco will have a stint on Y&R...

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A repeat of another statement on another article below this one.
No. Just. No... Innocent

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Genie has tons of fans that love her and her character of GenV. She adds alot to the show and has great chemistry with all her costars. The bashing of this actress is unbelieveable and it's obvious alot of people are jealous of her as they need to continually insult her. She's not going anywhere so the haters will just have to deal with it!

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Well Y&R fans... get ready to say goodbye to this show if this is true... you think it's bad now, just wait until you see what she does. I can almost see it now!!!

If Jill Farren Phelps (aka Jill Farren Fuck-up) gets this job, I guarantee by this time next year, Katherine Chancellor will be dead, Victor Newman will be dead, Nikki Newman will be in a mental institution (off-screen), there will be firings galore off all fan favorites!!! Honestly, I'd rather deal with the devil I don't know in Maria Bell than the psycho devil I do know in Jill!!!

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We already been through 2 Executive producers with no daytime experience. I'd rather go with Jill Farren "Every where I go I see the same hoe" Phelps . Y&R is gonna wrap-up at some point anyway. I'd rather take a woman with soap experience then one with no experience who writes from week to week.

Also Ed Scott has a J-O-B on B&B. I'd say he needs to get with a winner and not a chicken dinner. Y&R the chicken dinner right now.

So I say name that woman as Executive Producer and get that Bitch Maria Hell Bell whatever her name is out.

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tori87dec wrote:
Genie has tons of fans that love her and her character of GenV. She adds alot to the show and has great chemistry with all her costars. The bashing of this actress is unbelieveable and it's obvious alot of people are jealous of her as they need to continually insult her. She's not going anywhere so the haters will just have to deal with it!

Who bashed Genie Francis??? I love her and I think she deserves way better. I'd love for her to return to GH because she is actually needed there. I never saw the need of her character on Y&R. There is a HUGE difference in disliking a character and bashing an actress.

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Y&R needs new writers. The production of the show is fine. The only positive is that it limits MAB insane amount control. I swear that lady can go loco if she's not in control.

I still say Y&R needs to buck up and hire Josh Griffith, again. His reign was a little boring, but I found his vision for the show much more tolerable than MAB's.

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This is why Daytime is dying. They keep recycling the same people who failed at other shows. These people are burned out. Find some new, fresh talent to take over the show.

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Who would she hire to write Y&R?

Guza or McTavish?
Both possibilities scare the hell out of me.

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Jill Farren Phelps hates any actor over the age of 45 - which is at least 1/2 the cast of "The Young and the Restless," and 90% of the reason we all tune in everyday. Maria Bell may be over her head, but replacing her with someone who has no respect for the veterans will be worse. Look what happened to "As The World Turns" when they stopped writing for any of the Hughes except for Casey . . .

We're doomed. Another show bites the dust.

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@Marland Fan: Everywhere we go we see the same hoes!

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@Everyone: Call Sally Sussman Morina and get her to single handily write Y&R! She'll at least make it go out with bang!

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tori87dec wrote:
Genie has tons of fans that love her and her character of GenV. She adds alot to the show and has great chemistry with all her costars. The bashing of this actress is unbelieveable and it's obvious alot of people are jealous of her as they need to continually insult her. She's not going anywhere so the haters will just have to deal with it!

What you said.

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JFP is one nasty piece of work, and hates actors. If I was the cast of Y&R, I would get my resume ready and try to line up some more work. If they think Maria is bad, they are going to hate it under JFP!

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I'll bash GeneV. The character sucks.

1. GF is still talking STRANGE. It is just weird.
2. The Ashby family is awful. One rewrite after another. And it looks like they are bringing back Cane's lame sister back from the dead.
3. GF was better as Laura on GH.

I hope they send her backin' because Lulu needs her mama.

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JFP hates Genie. I fear for her job now but at least I'd love to see her back at GH.

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Jon wrote:
JFP hates Genie. I fear for her job now but at least I'd love to see her back at GH.

And if she would want to, I'm sure Frank and Ron would be happy to take her back.

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tori87dec wrote:
Genie has tons of fans that love her and her character of GenV. She adds alot to the show and has great chemistry with all her costars. The bashing of this actress is unbelieveable and it's obvious alot of people are jealous of her as they need to continually insult her. She's not going anywhere so the haters will just have to deal with it!

R U HIGH - JEALOUS - REALLY?!?

Miss Francis was HORRIBLY mis-cast in the go-nowhere/adds-nothing role of Genevieve!! She's not even 50 and yet she is playing the mother of a 40 year-old! It doesn't help that the current co-hacks have given her one-note character a very garbled back-story with even erratic motives - there is no need for this character to even BE on Y & R's canvas!!

Nobody likes this character because it was ill-conceived from the get-go!!

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Sure, she has done some good work in the past, but soap fans are always screaming for something new and original, and this revolving door of the same handful of names does nothing to accomplish that.

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Hi All. New poster/long time lurker here. This news finally made me join so I could post.

Coming up next: Guza as headwriter and the mob invades Genoa City. Makes me think Sony really is out to kill Y&R.

I may be wrong, but I thought the comment about Genie might have more to do with her having past issues with JFP rather than anyone hating on her. And if that is the case, she would be better going back to GH.

Like many others JFP has her pets and as DonnyA2001 stated above, this would probably mean a guest stint from James Franco. And I could see her cleaning house of long time favs just like she had on GH as Woodstockdad stated above.

Things at Y&R get more and more scary. Yikes.

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Welcome to DC, Monticello!

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Thanks Jon.