Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sally Sussman Morina's back on Y&R!
That sound you hear is The Young and the Restless fans rejoicing. Beloved Bill Bell protege Sally Sussman Morina has officially signed on to return as the soap's head writer. She replaces Chuck Pratt, who landed a showrunner gig on Lee Daniels' upcoming Fox girl group drama after being fired by the daytime soap.
Daytime Confidential was the first soap publication to tell you Sussman Morina was in talks to return to the soap opera. We are absolutely thrilled Sony and CBS had the good sense to finally bring back someone who actually knows Y&R's beloved core characters and history by heart. As fans of the genre, we can't wait to see what Sussman Morina does to help restore Y&R to greatness!
"Y&R" has named Sally Sussman Morina as the new headwriter to replace Chuck Pratt. Sussman Morina previously worked on the writing staff at "The Young and the Restless" from 1983 - 2006 in various capacities, also held several different writing positions at "Days of our Lives" between the years of 1996 - 1999, was a scriptwriter for "Another World" in 1996, and was the creator, headwriter and executive producer of "Generations."
The news comes mere months after Mal Young replaced Jill Farren Phelps as executive producer at Y&R, and rumors of Pratt's possible exit began to circulate at that time. The headwriter’s departure also comes amid ongoing fan dissatisfaction with plot-driven storylines.
Charles Pratt Jr.’s previous credits include “All My Children,” “General Hospital,” “Santa Barbara,” and primetime’s “Melrose Place.”
Sussman Morina also wrote for MTV's scripted drama series Spyder Games, Knots Landing and Another World. As a fan of Y&R for the past 35 years, I can't think of a better writer to restore the Bell legacy.  

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