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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  1. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    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!?^^

  2. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    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!

  3. Avatar of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    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.

  4. Avatar of SoapSnob
    SoapSnob

    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.

  5. Avatar of tori87dec
    tori87dec

    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!

  6. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    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!!!

  7. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    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.

  8. Avatar of Marland Fan
    Marland Fan

    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.

  9. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=tori87dec]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![/quote]
    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.

  10. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    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.

  11. Avatar of woodstockdad
    woodstockdad

    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.

  12. Avatar of Scout
    Scout

    [quote=tori87dec]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![/quote]

    What you said.

  13. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    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!

  14. Avatar of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    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.

  15. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Jon]JFP hates Genie. I fear for her job now but at least I’d love to see her back at GH.[/quote]
    And if she would want to, I’m sure Frank and Ron would be happy to take her back.

  16. Avatar of Bartman202
    Bartman202

    [quote=tori87dec]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![/quote]

    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!!

  17. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    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.

  18. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    @Monticello or Bust PLEASE DO NOT WISH HER ON GH AGAIN!!!! We have finally gotten some of our vets back and I don’t want her anywhere near them!!!

  19. Avatar of Monticello or Bust
    Monticello or Bust

    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.

  20. Avatar of pumpkin
    pumpkin

    Switching the daytime writers around does not accomplish anything. JFP writes out pivotal characters. I don’t know what she thinks when she does this. She does it in a way that makes a return impossible which is probably her motive. I thought when she was at the helm with Guza that women were dehumanized. The daily use of grammar was terrible. I remember Olivia on GH being so stereotypical. The Bensonhurst stuff was over the top. That has been immensely toned down. LW praises her because that is who hired her. In all walks of life, there is loyalty to the person who gives the break. Under her regime Carly(LW) was unbearable. I just thought the character should go. I don’t know what LW is seeing. All she did was walk in a room with same dialog over and over. I thought everyone sounded gruff(sp) for lack of a better word. Now they all appear like they have gained intelligence overnight.

    Look out Y&R. I bet Sony has the notion to try to turn Y&R into a version of nighttime television geared at teens. I still don’t think that will work. Whatever JFP is connected to?

    I think daytime should have dealt with the fact most of the world records and watches at will. Doesn’t mean they did not stay with the daytime dramas.

    I only returned to Y&R in last few years. I do see where a lot seem to think the current regime is killing the show, ie MB. I wonder if Sony is looking for way to save money. I do know if she is offered the job she will take it since she was bounced from GH in public way.

    Still mad at her for killing Maureen Bauer the heart of GL.

  21. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    Some people shouldn’t forget that Phelps had to deal with Bob Guza and Brian Frons. We all know Frons controlled a lot of storylines and behind-the-scenes stuff on GH. So not everything, certainly not the writing was necessarily on her.
    But of course, she did a lot of things wrong and she is someone who fires veterans no matter what.

    But in the end, I think she is more experienced than Arena Bell is. And if Sony finally steps up and shows that they are still care, Phelps won’t have an easy job on firing vets like she had on GH under Frons.

  22. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    [quote=pumpkin]…I bet Sony has the notion to try to turn Y&R into a version of nighttime television geared at teens. I still don’t think that will work…[/quote]

    I think this is exactly where they’re headed.

  23. Avatar of Monticello or Bust
    Monticello or Bust

    @Nk3play2, I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. I loved Genie on GH, not so much on Y&R. IMHO, Y&R has many talented actors in their cast and they have squandered that talent with poor writing and ill conceived characters. I don’t think that will improve under JFP, so I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the cast who have worked under her before decided to jump ship before they’re pushed off the plank. Many fans would be happy to see Laura reappear on GH if they could come up with a decent story and I’d be one of them.

  24. Avatar of BFluellen1
    BFluellen1

    I’m conflicted because even though I cannot stand JFP, she can produce one HELL of show. This woman made Another World, Guiding Light, One Life, and General Hospital all look nice production-wise; however, she sucks in every other aspect of being a producer. But if it means getting rid of MAB, at this point, I am willing to get into the bed with the devil herself again. Unlike the ABC & P&G soaps, I think SONY will keep JFP on leash, and won’t allow her to run amok like she did on those shows. I think that if she is paired with the correct writers (ie. John F. Smith & Kay Alden), like she was with Nancy Curlee on GL, I think Y&R could be great. True or not, I want Maria, Scott, and Hogan GONE.

    However, if true and JFP does get the job, she better not bring James Franco on Y&R b/c that boy cannot act IMO!

  25. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    I’m still pissed she tried to get pissy with Beverlee McKinsey 20 years ago when Beverlee came to her regarding her schedule and storyline and JFP said
    “You have a contract” and she did nothing and Beverlee did a “Fuck You. I’m out of here!”.

  26. Avatar of Monticello or Bust
    Monticello or Bust

    [quote=soapjunkie88]Some people shouldn’t forget that Phelps had to deal with Bob Guza and Brian Frons. We all know Frons controlled a lot of storylines and behind-the-scenes stuff on GH. So not everything, certainly not the writing was necessarily on her.
    But of course, she did a lot of things wrong and she is someone who fires veterans no matter what.[/quote]

    You may very well be right about Guza and Frons and I hope you are. However I’m not optimistic based on her track record at her soaps prior to GH. Ryan-Scott brought up a prime example with Beverlee McKinsey on GL. Of course Beverlee had the last laugh by exercising the out in her contract.

  27. Avatar of Jon
    Jon

    ^^^^^^
    One of the BEST behind the scenes moments in soap history! “Fuck you”, I’m sure said Ms McKinsey even if she didn’t use those exact words…

  28. Avatar of josser
    josser

    JFP is allegedly sexist and ageist. Watch out! She’ll kill all the 40+ year olds!!

    And since JFP loves the mob, I guess Angelina and her daddy will come back to town full force.

  29. Avatar of josser
    josser

    JFP is allegedly sexist and ageist. Watch out! She’ll kill all the 40+ year olds!!

    And since JFP loves the mob, I guess Angelina and her daddy will come back to town full force.

  30. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=tori87dec]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![/quote]

    Why do you keep bringing up Genie Francis? This thread has nothing to do with her and no one before you mentioned her. You sound like a zombie with your rants of adoration for her. We get it. Now go away.

  31. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=Bartman202]
    R U HIGH – JEALOUS – REALLY?!?
    [/quote]

    Currently GF is the SOLE reason I watch this show! Her character brought something NEW to the table. I agree on that the writers have written some pretty questionable storylines for her but as an actress GF does the BEST she can with that material.

    And as far as General Hospital goes, they should have thought about it BEFORE they started shipping her off and bringing her back only to boost ratings ad prop Geary. I hope GH NEVER gets her back!!!

  32. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I hope not, either, Yoryla. In my opinion, GF’s returns were only reminders of how GH could never get that original spark back. She was never the same Laura when she came back. Tony Geary, for all of his flaws, always comes to play. GF always seemed to me to be looking for her throne/Rascal Scooter. By that, I mean she returned lazy, as though the genre owed her a living. And as JFP showed, even Anna Lee didn’t get that kind of treatment.

  33. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Yoryla]Currently GF is the SOLE reason I watch this show! Her character brought something NEW to the table. I agree on that the writers have written some pretty questionable storylines for her but as an actress GF does the BEST she can with that material.
    And as far as General Hospital goes, they should have thought about it BEFORE they started shipping her off and bringing her back only to boost ratings ad prop Geary. I hope GH NEVER gets her back!!![/quote]

    The character of Genevieve is one big mess. In the beginning, Genie didn’t even know how to deal with her. Then the character was softened but still is awfully written. GF might do her best, but this character has no claim or importance to be on that show. Again, I do love Genie but she did herself no favors with joining this soap.

    And as for GH and a potential Laura return. It was a completely different regime back then. All the people that handled GF in this awful way are GONE. Guza is no longer head writing this show, Phelps – who had issues with GF – is gone and Brian Frons is gone too. There is NO ONE left to wish for that GF never returns to GH.

  34. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=tori87dec]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![/quote]

    I am TOTALLY with you Tori!!! :)

  35. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=josstheguy]JFP is allegedly sexist and ageist. Watch out! She’ll kill all the 40+ year olds!!

    And since JFP loves the mob, I guess Angelina and her daddy will come back to town full force.[/quote]
    Phelps is very much ageist… When Anna Lee (Lila Quartermaine) was sick, and the previous EP had promised that she’d have a life time contract with General Hospital, the moment Lee got sick, Phelps fired her then killed her off!!! And from what I’ve heard, she and Genie Francis hate each other, so if this is true, I see her sprinting back to GH the moment Phelps steps foot on the lot where Y&R is taped!!!

    So I really hope that Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) doesn’t take any medical leave in the near future or it could be bye bye Katherine Chancellor!!!

  36. Avatar of Jon
    Jon

    Actually I believe Anna Lee died in real life before the character of Lila was killed off, although you’re correct that JFP/Frons/ABC nixed that “contract for life” deal.

  37. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=soapjunkie88]

    The character of Genevieve is one big mess. In the beginning, Genie didn’t even know how to deal with her. Then the character was softened but still is awfully written. GF might do her best, but this character has no claim or importance to be on that show. Again, I do love Genie but she did herself no favors with joining this soap.

    And as for GH and a potential Laura return. It was a completely different regime back then. All the people that handled GF in this awful way are GONE. Guza is no longer head writing this show, Phelps – who had issues with GF – is gone and Brian Frons is gone too. There is NO ONE left to wish for that GF never returns to GH.[/quote]

    Are you honestly saying that from all of the storylines that we are seeing in Y&R, for instance this summer, Genevieve’s is the worst? I’m sorry but I just can’t believe that.

    And of course, if things would be fine on GH, and they could write for her (lead material, not back-burner), then yes I would prefer her to be on GH than nowhere. I am just skeptical, things have changed. This isn’t the nineties anymore. Can we really ride with Luke & Laura anymore? And if we can’t, what else is there?

  38. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=Jon]Actually I believe Anna Lee died in real life before the character of Lila was killed off, although you’re correct that JFP/Frons/ABC nixed that “contract for life” deal.[/quote]
    Well yes you are right, Lee died before they killed the character off but it is public record the Anna Lee was fired when she got sick in late 2003, and she passed away in the spring of 2004…. her character was then killed off following her death!!!! However, several of her cast mates have stated that they believe her firing may have contributed to failing health.

  39. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    And according to DC crew, most of the shows she had been involved in began to fail once she stepped into her role in the shows; to name a few, and I am quoting Mr. Giddens and Ms. Ackles, she is single-handedly responsible for killing some of the most popular characters on Another World and Guiding Light, and those shows never recovered from losing those characters. She has killed off most of the Quartermaines, got rid of Tony and Bobbie, on General Hospital, and the ratings have been less than stellar ever since.

    In the words of Jamey Giddens/Melody Ackles, “She mortally wounds them, and then she moves on.” She’s never there when the shows actually go off the air!!!

  40. Avatar of
    1titanman

    It’s a MOTHERFUKKIN WRAP for Y&R! Their contract with CBS/Sony up in Sept 2014. Don’t expect to see a renewal with this show; Jill Farren will not do this show any justice. MAB hasn’t but I rather deal with MAB vs Jill.

    The cast and crew better get their resumes in order and cancel Christmas! The douchery begins with Jill! The Words I have to say, but I’m speechless! I guess the Bells want to be out of a job too. Im just sayin!

  41. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Yoryla]Are you honestly saying that from all of the storylines that we are seeing in Y&R, for instance this summer, Genevieve’s is the worst? I’m sorry but I just can’t believe that.[/quote]
    I’ve never said that. It’s the character that isn’t doing it for me. The stories for her haven’t been great either but I don’t find the conception of the role itself anywhere near good.

    And that’s the big difference. With others it’s like I care or at least used to care for the characters and they have just been destroyed by the wrong storylines, but with Genevieve both isn’t working.

  42. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=Nk3play2]She’s never there when the shows actually go off the air!!![/quote]

    Exactly what happened on Santa Barbara. She turned over the reins to John Conboy, who was only too capable to hammer in those final nails.

  43. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]I’m still pissed she tried to get pissy with Beverlee McKinsey 20 years ago when Beverlee came to her regarding her schedule and storyline and JFP said
    “You have a contract” and she did nothing and Beverlee did a “Fuck You. I’m out of here!”.[/quote].
    On top of that she killed off Maureen Bauer which I’ve never forgiven her for.

  44. Avatar of soapfan616
    soapfan616

    Network execs continue to recycle the same piss poor producers and writers and then blame soaps’ demise on changing viewer taste and changes in demographics. It’s producers like this who have killed soaps. How many soaps has this woman been given the opportunity to kill? This is the same woman who just oversaw GH’s worst days (and that’s saying a lot) just a few months ago. Lady in White. HIV syringe as weapon. And not to mention overseeing GH’s decade long run of violence, doormat females and countless other misogynistic tales interwoven with sweep stunts featuring the death of beloved characters. She gutted GH. She stole the show’s heart. Do they think soap fans have short memories?

    But that’s where the disconnect is. Soap fans’ opinions are disregarded because they’ve stereotyped us as the non-thinking elderly housebound pathetic women they believe we are. They dismiss anything that’s written on soap boards because they say it’s just a couple of disgruntled fans going from board to board. They dismiss all soap ratings’ decline as changing demographics instead of taking responsibility for producing a piss poor show that viewers had no choice but to leave.

    Soap fans are still our there. We didn’t leave soaps. Soaps left us. And it’s producers like JFP whose names will be all over soaps’ obituary when it’s written.

    This is a sad and disappointing day for soaps. I hope this isn’t true but I’m quite sure it is.

  45. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones
    Nk3play2 wrote:
    She’s never there when the shows actually go off the air!!!

    TV GORD responded:

    Exactly what happened on Santa Barbara. She turned over the reins to John Conboy, who was only too capable to hammer in those final nails.

    It was actually Paul Rauch who hammered those nails and lowered the coffin, before walking through the cemetary and stubbing his still smoking cigarette out on its headstone. End final scene.

    And I rather liked Conboy’s reign, which was far more “Santa Barbara”-ish than Rauch’s.

  46. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Oh, right you are, J. Bernard! I usually don’t pay attention to the idiots in charge, and I got that wrong. Thanks for the correction! I still get angry at the arrogance of Rauch even putting himself on screen in that final show, let alone so arrograntly sauntering through the spotlights. Who the hell did he think he WAS??? (Well, hell, I didn’t even get his name right!) ;-)

  47. Avatar of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    AMEN soapfan616. I agree.

    I just think that whether it was MAB or JFP in the executioners chair, for the better part of 2.5 years, I’ve honestly felt that SONY wants out of producing soaps and have been taking steps that would lead their remaining soaps to their demise.

    This is just my opinion, and I say this without an ounce of bitterness, just simple resignation after seeing it happen with other Daytime Dramas:

    If JFP is going to be brought in, it is most likely due to her reputation as The Terminator of Daytime Drama. She has a proven record of Wrecking Soaps and leaving them to burn. Sony could easily leave MAB in the position and cancel Y&R. It no longer matters who is in charge of the day to day, and head-writing, if Sony is determined to cancel Y&R, they will do it no matter who is running the show.

    And MAB easily helped lay the groundwork for cancellation with her awful storytelling. She has more than assisted in the ratings landslide.

  48. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    I know a lot of you are grumbling under your collective breaths about what could very well happen here. At this point, with Scott Hamner gone, JFP being thisclose to signing on as EP and possibly bringing Josh Griffiths along with her, I’ll take this major change (should it all pan out) over what we’ve had to deal with over the last 2 1/2-3 years.

    I absolutely loathe MAB, SH, and HS and what they’ve done to Y&R. Should JFP come on, I really hope that she sits down with each cast member, asks each and every one of them what their character is about, what their characters would or would not do and simply see to it that those core characters are returned to what we all knew about them before MAB came in and completely destroyed a number of characters making them absolutely unrecognizable (Sharon is one glaring example). I really hope that she listens to the cast and really takes a lot of notes and looks back at what Bill Bell Sr. did with the show and how he wrote it and how he really told excellent stories. Granted yes, he did have a couple of stinkers but those were miniscule compared to the huge stinkers that his daughter-in-law Maria has written.

    Until we get a definitive yes that all of this is going to happen, we will just have to be patient. Obviously, Sony may have finally listened to the fans who have been hammering at Sony for over a year now to get rid of MAB, SH and HS and decided that it is time for a change at the top at Y&R. I’m excited, but optimistically guarded. Having said all of that, this news just made my day!

  49. Avatar of EastWest
    EastWest

    Jill Foster Abbott in the house! Question for Jamey, is “Hollywood Heights” over and this is a similar contract thing that got FV/RC eventually over at GH or will she (heaven forbids) be running two shows?

  50. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    UGH, a large pit in my stomach! I just don’t know what to think, honestly about JFP as EP. My beef with her is how she always kills off fan favs, and pissing off fans but having said that she can do good soap. When she was at GL, her biggest mistake was losing Beverly and killing off Maureen, but at the sametime she also did some very smart, intelligent soap. Stories with Lillian’s breast cancer, bringing on Buzz, with the Vietnam wall, who shot Roger, found Marj Dusay as a recast of Alex, found Ron Raines as Alan, brought back Dinah in form of Wendy, the hookup of Vanessa & Matt, she did use AA actors, David & Kat, Gilly & Hemp, w\Bridget & Hart. Younger cast usually very strong. JFP does know how to write family centered good soap and maybe Sony even more CBS wants control as someone stated so she doesn’t run wild as MAB has done over her tenture. CBS is different dog then ABC & NBC when it comes to daytime. I just don’t see “the mob” taking over because that isn’t what drives CBS soaps. GL tried to do the “MOB” family for a few years and it didn’t last long because none of CBS’s soaps were driven in that direction. Say what you will but CBS’s soaps were always more traditional in nature then the other networks. Wait and see.

  51. Avatar of Miry
    Miry

    As I wrote previously: Oh noes, say it isn’t so!! She was TERRIBLE! And I think secretly a man with all of that misogyny.
    Y&R fans better get read for a James Franco arc!

    @david: Hahaha, the same show-killing hoes exactly!

  52. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    While I’m not fond of JFP’s propensity for killing off beloved/long-term characters on her shows–not to mention the cringeworthy possibility of the show becoming Genoa City Mobsters–I can’t imagine it being worse than what MAB has foisted on the viewing public for the last 3 years. Ironically, while I’m not crazy about the Phyllis-as-martyr story going on, I do think there’s more that’s right about the show right now than there has been in quite awhile.

  53. Avatar of Soap_Stud
    Soap_Stud

    I am only a casual viewer of Y&R at this point, but all I have read on various blogs is that the current EP needs to go! So finally it sounds like that is close to happening, and now everyone wants to complain about who the replacement is going to be.

    I totally agree JFP has made some mistakes during her time with various shows. She is, afterall, the one who was responsible for killing of GL’s Maureen and AW’s Frankie (not to mention dropping Anna Lee from contract on GH). However, she also has many emmy trophies from her time in daytime and also wrote some great stories, like Georgie’s murder mystery on OLTL, and it was Phelps who brought Kim Zimmer back to GL.

    If indeed this is true and JFP takes over @ Y&R, let’s wait and see the direction she takes the show before we attack her. Our final four soaps need our support.

  54. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    [quote=Soap_Stud]If indeed this is true and JFP takes over @ Y&R, let’s wait and see the direction she takes the show before we attack her. Our final four soaps need our support.[/quote]

    Agreed!

  55. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    Nelson Branco also said he was hearing that Maria Bell was showing JFP around the Y&R set today. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. He did post that on his twitter account.

  56. Avatar of mafelix86
    mafelix86

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T LET THIS BE TRUE!!!!!!

    Maria Arena Bell is a hack EP, but Jill Farren Phelps is a million times worse!! If people think Young and Restless is awful now, they haven’t seen ANYTHING yet!!

    The killing of beloved characters, more character assassination and even shittier stories than the ones airing right now is what Y&R viewers can expect. This will be the final nail in the coffin for Young and Restless. The cast and crew should start looking for other jobs.

  57. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    ;) I agree JFP would actually be better then MAB, the stunt casting would stop. As everyone up in arms about James Franco, I just don’t think that will happen because it didn’t work on GH. I can see Anita, Jeffery, Sophia, Eden, Avery, gone. Tucker gone or recasted. Even Gloria, her character has run its course. I like Judith Chapman but she is hasn’t had a GOOD story in eons. She might keep Genie Francis, I could see her kill off Cane..maybe…I think she would keep Adam possibly keeping Chelsea because of the actress. I remember years ago when she was at CBS w\GL Jill talked about the talent CBS’s soaps had at the time and how deep, she mentioned Jess Walton, I could see her giving Jill a good juicy story.

    Everyone is ranting about Cane’s parentage being Tucker but I think it will be in whole different story…Samantha is going to be Tucker’s child and Sam is live and kicking and she found out terrorizing Gen. It would actually give Mrs C and adult granddaughter.

    PS…not related but have any other Y&R viewers notice how Sommer resembles a young “Nicki” blonde blue eyed and looks like a young MTS…I love it, not resembling Phyllis and red. Phyllis’s nightmare everyday…hehe

  58. Avatar of TomZulawski
    TomZulawski

    Jill Phelps has shown her true colors at every daytime show she has produced, and the fact of the matter is that the show is far worse off when she leaves than when she arrives. She has zero respect for the history of the show or the legacy characters/families. Jill Phelps has had well publicized issues with the leading ladies of most of the shows she has been involved in usually ending in the deaths or destruction of those characters. As far as Genie Francis is concerned, she is a massive talent. Responsible for one half of the most successful creation ever to come out of daytime television and has never been given the credit she was due for that creation. Genie asked for equality where Tony Geary is concerned and throughout her tenure at GH was reminded that she would never get the same perks or treatment that Tony receives. After awhile that must get old, it was only a few short years ago that Genie received her first emmy and that was for a supporting role. Genie Francis has devoted her life to daytime and the fans of it, and deserved so much more than the horrible treatment she received by Jill Phelps.

  59. Avatar of RBalenger
    RBalenger

    With the exception of the anemic culturally diverse character sightings on Y&R, I could care less about the executive changes as they come from cancelled soaps that did the exact same things that they’ve already done, i.e., diminishing/marginalizing non-mainstream characters, while inundating the already bloated cast with actors from (CANCELLED) soaps, ignoring the fact that they were cancelled because viewers weren’t invested in them enough to keep them on the air.

    If this rumor is true:

    No, the new regime will not be responsible for the predator manipulating a gay character to advance nefarious means, torment the only person that liked him by killing her fetus, or try to make a super-couple love story by using the woman whose baby was stolen to REPLACE, the fetus, while said victim follows him around the globe, begging him to “Choose Her”; reviving/reinventing/duplicating an initially unsatisfying s/l of a brother immorally/irrationally fathering a child with the spouse/love of a sibling; maliciously trying to duplicate the organic chemistry of a beautiful love story to advance THEIR idea of what a love story SHOULD BE simply because the couple happens to be IR; relieving non-mainstream characters of their possessions/cache to re-invent tarnished conventional socially acceptable characters; stereotypically insinuating that minority characters can’t excel without a little guilt “Help,” or that they’re only interesting if they’re involved in music or basketball; turn an attempted murderer into a helpless victim and turn the victim into a heartless shrew – YET. However, resume’s speaks volumes.

    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

  60. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Well, I guess it’s time for me to make a dramatic “grand re-entrance” here…I haven’t been to this site in a while, but when I DO decide to take a peak, THIS is what I see….

    All I can say is….I think we’re better off with MAB. I know some think I’ve been kissing her thighs for the past year or so, which is definitely NOT the case, but even though I think the show is pretty bad at times with her, I DO NOT wish to see JFP as EP of this show. Y&R and JFP do NOT match. And as much as people on this site hate MAB, to say that JFP would be a better EP is definitely illogical. The woman has single-handedly destroyed everything she’s touched, except a teen-focused primetime soap, and she hasn’t really had a chance to screw that one up yet.

    Anyway, I’m sorry, and some may call me a suckup (as if MAB is reading this or I’m even getting PAID for my opinion), but I have to say, I’d rather see the vets and newbies intertwined and frontburner in HORRIBLE stories, than to see the vets killed off at ONCE, and newbies brought on with horrible stories. See the difference? it’s there….I promise it is…

  61. Avatar of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    her first order of business should be to fire the following people.

    Cane
    Lily
    Neil
    Sophia
    Moses
    Tucker
    Geneveeve
    Abby
    Victoria
    Carmine
    Gloria
    Jeffrey
    Kevin
    Ronan
    Eden
    Chloe
    Daniel

  62. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    ^^^While those characters aren’t my favorites, that is definitely the ENTIRE young-adult cast?

    We definitely wouldn’t be watching the YOUNG and the restless anymore… lolol. though I DO get your point…

  63. Avatar of Monticello or Bust
    Monticello or Bust

    [quote=J Bernard Jones]Monticello or Bust: you have no idea how much your screen name cheers me! AWESOME!!!![/quote]

    Thanks JBJ. Even after all these years I still miss EON. It was my favorite soap.

    Stoney07, I think I agree with you on MAB vs JFP. However, I wish that Sony would get Edward Scott and Kay Alden back rather than bring JFP on board. I think it’s the best chance of returning Y&R to it’s former glory.

  64. Avatar of Genevievefan
    Genevievefan

    [quote=Yoryla][quote=Bartman202]
    R U HIGH – JEALOUS – REALLY?!?
    [/quote]

    Currently GF is the SOLE reason I watch this show! Her character brought something NEW to the table. I agree on that the writers have written some pretty questionable storylines for her but as an actress GF does the BEST she can with that material.

    And as far as General Hospital goes, they should have thought about it BEFORE they started shipping her off and bringing her back only to boost ratings ad prop Geary. I hope GH NEVER gets her back!!![/quote]

    I agree!! GF is the only reason that I watch too and I hope she stays on Y and R for a long time to come!!

  65. Avatar of Richard
    Richard

    When are TPTB going to realize the destruction this woman does? I watched her ruin Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, and General Hospital. She never gives the fans what they want. It’s like she comes in with an attitude like “Nobody is going to tell me THIS is the super couple” and then proceeds to kill one of them off saying they didn’t have chemistry. By the time she is finishing, nobody on the show is recognizable, literally and figuratively!

  66. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    JFP has worked on PG&E soaps and ABC soaps.

    I never thought the Bells would allow her to work at Y&R. If this does happen, that will really be something. Not something good that is.

    She can afford to not work anymore I’m sure since these executive producers are supposed to make a million dollars a year. I wish she would stop and leave the soaps alone. Her bag of tricks went to empty a long time ago.

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