Will Shelly Altman Assume Head Writer Duties at The Young and the Restless?






Will Sony promote from within the current The Young and the Restless writing staff, to replace allegedly exiting scribe Josh Griffith? According to CBS Soaps in Depth, current staffer Shelly Altman is set to be named head writer.

Have these people never heard the names Kay Alden and Sally Sussman Morina? They only happen to be the late Bill Bell's true heiresses apparent!

Altman was associate head writer for Another World, during it's final four seasons on the air. She then went to One Life to Live for over a decade, before heading first to General Hospital and lastly Y&RSID is speculating Jean Passanante, currently at General Hospital, or Y&R's Tracy Thomson could be named Altman's co-head.


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pferrando's picture
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It's getting worse and worse......

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Jean Passanante? Is she a FOJ?

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I'm sure JFP doesn't want Kay Alden or Sally Sussman Morina because they will want to use Y&R veteran characters/actors in their stories. It's obvious that someone wants them pushed to the background playing support only. I'm wondering of that was the conflict between JFP and JG. Weak replacement writers without Y&R history will be easier to order around.

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Someone just said Altman killed off Frankie on AW when Phelps was EP.

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I believe that was Maggie DePriest or Peggy Sloane who was the HW when Frankie got killed on AW.

I don't get the resistance in hiring Kay, Jack, or Sally.
I just don't get it.

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Jean P.?

Wow. All I have to say to that.

All of this HW switching is making me remember how AMC did this the last 10 years it was on ABC. Needed a scorecard to keep track.

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The usual suspects.

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Looks like Sony and Angelica are doing their Jobs.

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Wasn't Shelly Altman GH's co-HW with Garin Wolf for a brief time in 2012 and isn't it her name Tracey Thomson, not Tracy Thompson? At least it's not who some thought it was going to be: Bob Guza and Meg Bennett

But seriously there are better writers who are unemployed, they should get Kay Alden and Sally Sussman Morina.

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thank god I gave up on this show - at least now I won't have to watch the massacre that will happen. Good luck ppl u r going to need it

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Can JFP and her orange friend go too? I wish soaps would stop recycling writers, and get some fresh talent to pen some stories for a change.

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Whoever they get to write for Y&R they need to put in a request to recast Lily and Victoria.

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Ryan-Scott wrote:
I believe that was Maggie DePriest or Peggy Sloane who was the HW when Frankie got killed on AW.

LoL Altman was an associate head writer during that very time. I just checked, she wasn't running the show, but she was damn near close.

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missmuffett41 wrote:
Whoever they get to write for Y&R they need to put in a request to recast Lily and Victoria.

LoL I agree with you but because their respective pairings are so popular, TPTB are hesitant to fire either of them.

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thanks sanka9. I'm hanging in there but I don't know how much longer.

The writing the last years of ATWT wasn't very good but there were certain actors I tuned in for but eventually tuned out and just watched the final weeks.
If things don't get better in Genoa City I'll probably do the same.

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The Downward spiral continues., This show will be gutted before long. I said this seconds after JPF was announced EP that within five years of her taking over, you will not even recognize this show. At this point, Id say Jill is ahead of schedule.

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Hopefully the new head writers will kill of the "orange friend" of JFP.

Sometimes I think I am watching "Willie Wonka" when Dildo is on.

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GHteenybopper wrote:
Can JFP and her orange friend go too? I wish soaps would stop recycling writers, and get some fresh talent to pen some stories for a change.

LOL I was gonna ask, who is her "orange friend" but then I realized u were referring to Dull as Dylan!!!

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Nobody here knows what will happen if this is true. I will giver her a try. We need to stop the bitching every single day. There were plot lines of Bill Bell's that absolutely sucked pond water. People talk about JFP like they know her. How do you know she hates the vets? How do you know that she hates women? It's ludicrous. I agree that it would be great to have either Morina or Alden but they are on other shows from what I hear.

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So this is what happened to Guiding Light when the show killer team Ellen Wheeler and David Kreizman made it so lame and unwatchable, especially in it's Peapack days!!! Guess CBS wants to do the same thing that P&G, find people to make viewers tune out so they cancel it. Sigh.

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I don't think we can keep on giving people chances. The show hasn't been the same without a known Bill Bell staffer. Continual changes like these are what gets shows cancelled. PLUS Altman was brought on by Phelps....she's taken away YR's signature already.

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Does CBS, JFP want a Horrible Heights in place of Y&R?

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Please NO: - Jean Passanante
- David Kreizman
- Donna Swajeski
- Dena Higley
- Bob Guza
- Meg Bennett

Call: Kay Alden, Michael Malone, Rex Best, Pame Long, Matthew Labine??? I say leave Lorraine Brodderick at DAYS, but I saw she was hired in Aug. of 2012. It's been a year. Wonder how long her contract is there??

My only problem with Sally Sussman Morina is GENERATIONS. That could have been an excellent show. But, WTF was she thinking? The first predominately black characters on daytime and she makes the patriarch of the family the owner of an ice cream parlor? Really? She couldn't do better than that? I just cringe whenever I hear her name and think what GENERATIONS could have been if some of the things were different.

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Of all the talent on GH, the fact that JFP chose SB over all the rest to come with her.......well, that speaks more than volumes! And, I actually like SOME of JFP work in daytime over the years,,,, but like any other, she has her fair share of shit too (more than her fair share.)

She used to be great at music (OMG SANTA BARBARA music ROCKED!!!!) So, wtf is going on at YR? It sux musically!!! She does have a habit of bloodbaths with vets where ever she goes (you can look that up and follow the trail. It's no secret.)

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Nk3play2 wrote:
missmuffett41 wrote:
Whoever they get to write for Y&R they need to put in a request to recast Lily and Victoria.

LoL I agree with you but because their respective pairings are so popular, TPTB are hesitant to fire either of them.

But their acting abilities are lack thereof is bringing down the quality of Y&R.

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OMG!!!

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Shelly Altman as headwriter would be an utter disaster for this show.

I'm not even religious but somehow I feel the urge to pull out my grandmother's Rosary beads and light a candle. Wink

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*face palm*

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They always seems to place so many rejects from other shows to write this show...No bring back Kay Alden, Jack Smith or Sally Sussman Morina, but that too much like right for Sony...

Sony rather kill this show, than bring Bill Bell ppl back- I'm so done with this show smh Sad

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This show is headed for a disaster that will rock daytime TV. CBS & Sony put the show killer in-charge and they can put her back on the street. If they don't get her out of there, Y&R is gone in two years. JFP has ruined every show that she's touched. Now she's going to destroy the biggest show on daytime TV. CBS needs to tell Sony to dump the witch.