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Mal Young on The Young and the Restless Exit: "It Was a Good Time to Move On"

Mal Young

Mal Young

Fresh on the heels of his departure, Mal Young is speaking out about his exit from The Young and the Restless. Young released a statement to an online publication on why he left the show. According to Young,

Just arrived in London for the holidays. I felt like it was a good time to move on. Never a good idea to get too settled on a long running soap and I achieved all that I and CBS set out to do: improved scripts and production values. I have a project of my own that I’ve been developing and want to pursue that now. Plus running a show like this is all consuming and want to get a bit of my life back – and see my family occasionally.

Related: Did Mal Young Get the Boot at The Young and the Restless?

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Young is being replaced by Y&R supervising producers Anthony Morina as executive producer and Josh Griffith as head writer.

Related: BREAKING NEWS: Tony Morina and Josh Griffith to Helm The Young and the Restless