Paul Rauch Reveals Mastermind Behind Clone on "Light"

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, The Young and the Restless Executive Producer Paul Rauch, has finally come clean on who was behind the controversial storyline of having Guiding Light heroine Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) cloned. Rauch said,


Let's talk about the Reva clone. This is the first time I ever told this. We did a lot of different stories on OLTL, like Viki goes to heaven, Clint goes back in time and Eterna which, by the way, were No. 1 rated stories during sweeps period. However, Guiding Light is not the kind of show that should be doing stories like that. But the network and P&G came to me one day and said, 'We think this is a story you should do.' And there was just no saying no. When they got tired of the story, the network said, 'Give Reva a drink that ages her so she'll die and we can get out of this.' I always believed that story belonged on a show one OLTL or Days. It doesn't belong on Guiding Light because it's a show about family and social interaction.

Cloning on Days yes, I can see that on there but OLTL? Have to call foul ball on that play Uncle Paul...