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Y&R's Eric Braeden: "People Still Want Good Storytelling"

Daytime's most outspoken player, Eric Braeden, spoke to CBS Soaps in Depth about the state of daytime. In the piece, The Young and the Restless frontman had some choice words for network execs hoping to replace long-running soap operas with talk and game shows.


"I understand that ratings are important from the network and advertisers' perspective. But the attempt to substitute this genre with talking heads or reality shows or game shows...good luck. All I know is that storytelling will never go away. People still want good storytelling."

Braeden went on to praise his current storyline where daughters Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Abby (Marcy Rylan) team up to trim TGVN's moustache. He also praised Y&R's showrunner Maria Arena Bell, saying he's still "very excited" about her work. Well, at least that means Victor won't be disappearing until the 1st and the 15th like Neil (Kristoff St. John)! You know Ri-Ri don't like that talkin' back!

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For more from Braeden, pick up the latest copy of CBS Soaps in Depth, on newstands today.