More Shake-Ups at Young and Restless: Two Members of Writing Staff Out; More to Follow?

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Josh Griffith is apparently making a few changes to the writers' room at The Young and the Restless. According to setsiders, Sarah Smith and Marla Kanelos are no longer writing for the serial.



Smith, who is also credited on IMDB as Sarah K. Smith, began her Y&R tenure as writer's assistant to showrunner Maria Arena Bell. Since 2010, she has also written breakdowns for the sudser.

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Smith recently made the leap to webisodic television, having served as a director on the web series Miss Behave and as editor of the Funny or Die short Trophy Husband, starring Y&R actor Jeff Branson.

Kanelos had served as an associate head (breakdown) writer for Y&R since 2008. Prior to her stint writing for the characters of the fictional Genoa City, Wisconsin, Kanelos wrote for Port Charles, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and All My Children.

As for current co-head writer Hogan Sheffer, his contract with Sony is set to expire in November.