Emily O’Brien on Y&R Exit: “They’re Trying to Get Back to The Core Families”

Could unconnected characters be partly to blame for dismal soap ratings? No, say it ain't so! [feigns shock] That's what the brass at The Young and the Restless apparently told  Emily O'Brien  about why they're getting rid of Jana, according to Soaps.com
Soaps.com: What reason did the show give you for letting you go? Was it storyline related?

They said that they're trying to get back to the core families. I think it had something to do with the ratings, and I understand that. I think I'm one of the few or only characters who's not affiliated with one of the main families. I lasted for five years, so that in itself is great.

36th Annual Daytime Emmys’ Ladies, Brilliant in Blue

Blue and teal were the color of choice for many of soap opera's leading ladies. Outstanding Supporting Actress nominee Melissa Claire Egan and Outstanding Younger Actress nominees Kirsten Storms and Emily O'Brien each chose a variation of the colors. See The Bold and the Beautiful's Katherine Kelley Lang and Lesley-Anne DownAs the World Turns' Noelle Beck, The Young and the Restless' Christel Khalil and Days of Our Lives' stars Kristian Alfonso and Lindsay Hartley in their blue and teal gowns HERE. Who do you think looks best and worst?

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