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Y&R's Shelly Altman: "We Bring Our A Game to The Table Every Single Day"

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The death of a child once again proved to be irresistible bait to Daytime Emmy voters. The writing team at The Young and the Restless took home the award for Outstanding Writing for the episode in which Billy (Billy Miller) endures an agonizing wait for the ambulance after his daughter Delia was hit by a car. Head writer Shelly Altman wrote the breakdown for the episode. Amanda Beall scripted the dialogue.


Altman revealed in the press room she wrote the outline over a weekend, after the idea was initially conceived.

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Altman, who has been with the show for just over a year, says her team won't be resting on their laurels after the validation of the Emmy win. "We bring our A game to the table every single day. This is lovely, but we're going to continue telling stories in the same way that we were yesterday."

Altman also previewed upcoming storylines. "We've got a ton of good stuff coming up over the summer. We've got romance. We've got a new set. We're going to see people in less clothing. I think the long time fans are going to be very excited at some of the stories and some old people coming back and some new ones on the horizon."

The scribe revealed Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) will have a surprise for her family when she returns to Genoa City this September. She also promised the Abbott family will return to the front burner.