Melody Thomas Scott
The last three creative regimes at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless have the blood of core Abbott family members on their hands, all for little more than temporary ratings stunts. Lynn Marie Latham killed off family patriarch John Abbott (Jerry Douglas). Maria Arena Bell iced granddaughter Colleen Carlton (a pre-Pretty Little Liars Tammin Sursok), not to mention perennial Abbott-in-law Brad (Don Diamont).
Now, showrunner Jill Farren Phelps (who has executive produced one show after another where core families were gutted beyond repair or recognition) and former head writer Josh Griffith have slaughtered little Delia, not only an Abbott, but the granddaughter of original character, Jill Foster (Jess Walton). Did I mention Delia is also the child of Kate Valentine aka Chloe Mitchell (Elisabeth Hendrickson), herself the goddaughter of Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper), whose death the canvas is still reeling from?
Sony TV and CBS Daytime signed off on the death of a child from more than one core family on this soap, so soon after the demise of Kay. Additionally, beloved firecracker Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford) was recently sent off to Georgia with porridge drooling down her face.
JFP and Co. essentially were given the greenlight to crib from her near-identical oversight of Jake Spencer's death on General Hospital, complete with another ailing child in need of a transplant and an alcoholic step-grandparent driving on the same road the doomed child was on.
Hey, I said I was going to be positive about Y&R for a month, I didn't say I couldn't state the facts. Watch this week's Y&R teaser below.
Paul (Doug Davidson) manages to track down the sister of the woman who supposedly adopted Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) baby today on The Young and the Restless. Too bad for the gumshoe, she tells him you ain't got to go home, but you got to get the hell outta my face! Will she change her tune, once she learns he's a cop? Watch a sneak peek below. READ MORE
Hide the communion wine. Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) and Paul Williams (Doug Davidson) are searching convents for information on missing babies fathered by cult leaders today on The Young and the Restless.
While the childhood sweethearts are in the House of the Lord, I hope one of them finally asks forgiveness for spreading venereal diseases back in the 70's. Watch a sneak peek of today's Y&R after the jump! READ MORE
Dylan McAvoy's (Steve Burton) connection to Genoa City has been slimmer than a Thin Mint so The Young and the Restless is working overtime to connect him to the canvas. Now Daytime Confidential can reveal the hush-hush truth about Dylan's pivotal role in Genoa City history. Learn more after the jump!
How did the cast and crew of The Young and the Restless deal with those draconian budget cuts we've heard so much about in recent years? By making a hilarious spoof entitled The Young and the Recyclable, that's how!
From the delightfully-wicked brains of those yucksters at Y&R comes this video vignette envisioning what would have happened if Y&R had done the unthinkable and decided to permanently recast Jeanne Cooper's legendary Kay Chancellor. Check out the late Paul Rauch in the spoof, proving he was quite the thespian too in his own right! Oh and Eric Braeden, you better WORK!