“The Young and the Restless” has experienced another showrunner shift this past week. Daytime Confidential first broke the news, but it has been confirmed that Jill Farren Phelps has been let go from the show, and Mal Young will replace her as executive producer. Farren Phelps first came on as EP in 2012, while Young began working behind the scenes at “Y&R” shortly after this holiday season.
Farren Phelps has a long tenure under her belt. She began her career on the NBC Daytime drama, “Santa Barbara.” From there, she spent four years at “Guiding Light,” and then went to executive produce “Another World.” Farren Phelps spent most of her time as EP on “General Hospital,” where she stayed until 2011.
In primetime, she served as EP for “General Hospital: Night Shift,” for its first season, as well as the Nick-at-Nite telenovela, “Hollywood Heights.”
In spite of Farren Phelps’ controversies during most of her career, she took home nine out of fifteen Daytime Emmy Awards.
Young comes from the UK, and is known for his work on the British soap, “EastEnders,” and even did work on the popular series, “Doctor Who.”
Aside from the head writing title, Charles Pratt will remain on the show also under the “EP” title.
What do you think of the latest switch?