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PROMO: Week of September 3rd
Week of September 3rd
9/4 Michael tells Phyllis that if she insists on sticking to the story that she has been having an affair with Ronan, Michael will insist that Phyllis inform Nick about her activities.
Sharon confides to Tucker that she is actually beginning to enjoy this game.
After arguing with Sharon, Victoria makes a discovery which spells trouble for Sharon.
Michael and Nick are stunned when Phyllis tries to hide behind more lies.
Billy approaches Victor and says: "Look what I found!"
9/5 Nikki continues to attempt to convince Jack to see things her way.
Nick tells Victoria, "This hearing is what's best for Newman Enterprises and our family."
The judge's decision leaves Sharon devastated -- Victor Warren appears as a lawyer.
Sharon tells Tucker she's not crazy. He promises to do everything he can to make sure Nick and Victoria don't force her out of power.
Billy asks Genevieve what the hell she's doing with Victor in L.A.
9/6 Avery and Paul search for Ricky's incriminating video.
Sharon is stunned by a surprising encounter.
Paul is on the verge of making an important discovery when Heather hands Ricky's belongings over to Paul.
Following an argument with Sharon, Victoria makes an astonishing discovery.
Nick is on the verge of learning how much help Ronan has given to Phyllis in order to keep Phyllis's secrets buried. In an effort to protect Phyllis, Ronan tells Michael that he was with Phyllis when Dr. Tim Reid died, because Ronan and Phyllis have been having an affair. Michael is skeptical about Ronan's story, and remains determined to continue questioning Phyllis.
Michael insists that, if Phyllis remains determined to stick by Ronan's story, then Phyllis MUST tell Nick all about her "affair' with Ronan. Phyllis continues to back up Ronan's story, and tries to convince Nick that she really has been indulging in an affair with Ronan. However, although Nick appears to believe Ronan's story at first, Nick continues to remind Phyllis that he is skeptical about Ronan's story.
Phyllis finally admits that Nick is right and she did not have an affair with Ronan. Although Phyllis is thrilled that Nick refused to believe Ronan's story about an affair, Nick hits the roof and coldly reminds Phyllis that, once again, Nick is put in the position of needing to continue to go along with Ronan's lie about the affair - in order to continue covering up what Phyllis has actually been doing.
Later, Nick and Ronan get into an argument about Ronan's story about having an affair with Phyllis - and Nick ends up punching Ronan.
In an effort to oust Sharon as Newman's CEO, Victoria and Nick testify against Sharon - and bring up Sharon's history of mental instability.
Tucker comes up with a new plan for Newman Enterprises.
Billy makes an astonishing discovery when he spots Victor in California - with Genevieve. Billy wonders if he should let the Newman family know that he has found Victor. Billy becomes involved in a questionable alliance as he tries to decide what to do about his discovery. Billy's decision will eventually have a major impact on Billy's relationship with Victoria.
After spotting a shaken Victor in a waterfront bar, Genevieve realizes that Victor's wobbly condition is probably because Victor needs special medication for his heart. When Genevieve contacts Tucker and reports her suspicions to Tucker - Tucker makes arrangements for Genevieve to have access to the medication which Victor needs for his heart. However, Genevieve becomes apprehensive when Tucker orders her to prevent Victor from returning to Genoa City any time soon.
Billy speaks with Sister Celeste, and learns that "Christian" has confided to Sister Celeste that he has trouble with his memory. Billy sends a text message to Victoria - promising "big news."
When Genevieve receives Victor's heart medication from Tucker, Genevieve rushes to make sure that Victor has access to the medication. However, when Genevieve begins to suspect that Victor may need more specialized care, Genevieve begins to struggle with her conscience and reconsiders her promise to Tucker to prevent Victor from returning to Genoa City.
Victor finds himself in a dangerous situation.
Adam heads for a shocking confrontation with Tucker, following Sharon's hearing.
Tucker and Sharon contemplate heading down the aisle.
Week of September 10th
Nikki continues to search for Victor.
Sharon attempts to convince a psychiatrist that she is stable enough to run Newman Enterprises.
Chloe discovers Chelsea's secret.
Phyllis is unnerved by Summer's accusations.
Paul discovers a tape which Ricky made before he died.
Paul's determination to learn more about Ricky's past leads to the revelation of unexpected secrets, sending Paul into a downward spiral.
Paul's discovery could do more to help the prosecution build a case against Paul - rather than help exonerate Paul.
Sharon and Tucker contemplate heading down the aisle.
After Victor meets Sister Celeste at her waterfront mission, Victor searches his soul for answers as he becomes involved in the mission's community.
Genevieve gets drawn into Victor's drama.
Rumors/Down the Road
Desperate to keep Sharon from destroying Newman Enterprises, Victoria and Nick make a shocking decision to take her down and destroy her. They will play every card they can with Sharon who has pushed of the wrong buttons. This is a very different Sharon and there’s a lot of deep-rooted psychological turmoil inside that is driving her. "It’s going to be fun to take her to a place where she’s lost everything and has to completely re-evaluate her life and do some major rebuilding if she’s to win back the respect from her family and friends."
Billy forms an unholy alliance that could have stunning repercussions. Billy is going to be following a story where he thinks he’s going in one direction but stumbles onto something else. He will hook up with someone who you don’t expect in order to keep a secret from his family, his wife and most of Genoa City. This is the kind of secret that could really get him into trouble with some powerful people.
Phyllis' determination to conceal her connection to Dr. Tim’s death could end up destroying her marriage. Ronan sticks up for Phyllis but as is always the case, this means more lies. Ultimately, she’s not going to be able to keep up with all the lies. Nick finally says he’s had enough. “Phyllis has always been that take no prisoners kind of person." The writers plan to take her further in that direction.
A stunning twist shocks Paul when he Ricky reaches beyond the grave, which may doom Paul. There are some other secrets that come out while people are trying to prove that Paul isn’t crazy in claiming that his son was a homicidal maniac. In tracking down evidence, they come across a crucial piece of evidence that will prove Paul right, which throws his case in a whole other direction.
Christine will return to Genoa City in late September, when Phyllis's trial for the hit and run gets under way.
Traci will also return to Genoa City, probably in time for the show's historic 10,000th episode.
When Victor decides to settle old scores and returns to Genoa City, Victor's return creates new emotional conflicts.
The residents of Genoa City make plans for a memorial service for Victor after they receive word of the mogul's untimely passing. As family and friends gather for Victor's memorial, during a montage of Victor's life, Katherine speaks about Victor's history and extolls Victor's virtues as a wonderful father and upstanding member of the community. In the middle of Katherine's walk down memory lane, Victor arrives. As Katherine sums up her observations by remarking that the one thing to remember about Victor is that Victor always has the last laugh, Katherine catches sight of Victor.
Nikki's emotional distress takes a turn when a presumed dead Victor makes an unexpected appearance at his funeral. However, Victor blasts Sharon, Nikki and Adam when he returns.
Lily faces startling changes.
Another murder takes center stage.
Sharon's life spirals out of control until she hits rock bottom.
Everyone in town lines up to criticize Sharon.
Victor and Nikki kiss and make up.
Sharon may be redeemed when it is discovered that Sharon is still experiencing unresolved grief, which she suffered following Cassie's death.
Cast Comings and Goings
Y&R is casting for a new contract role. The new character is currently known as Tyler Douglas, and will be a hip African American male with an MBA, who was orphaned at 16. Tyler is described as witty and driven to succeed. Some observers point out that the new character sounds a lot like Devon.
Kevin Schmidt will soon be exiting the role of Noah. Robert Adamson has been cast as the new Noah Newman. He begins taping on September 4th. Adamson is best known for his role as Phil on Hollywood Heights, which was the brainchild of incoming executive, Jill Farren Phelps.
Michael Damain will return as Danny Romalotti in time to celebrate Y&R's 10,000th Episode on Thursday, September 27th.
Graham Sheils will debut in a recurring role which will focus on Victor and Genevieve, beginning September 10th.
Yvonne Zimma is on the way back to your Y&R screen. She has already begun taping. At this point, it is not clear whether this will be "spirit" Daisy, Daisy in flashbacks, or Daisy who escaped Ricky's lethal plans for her.
Intriguing tweet from Josh Morrow:
"Need to decide on my next tattoo before I get to New York in a month.”
One Day At A Time's" Bonnie Franklin guests as Sister Celeste, a nun who lends a helping hand to Victor, beginning in mid-August.
Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Josh Griffith's, first official episode will air Oct. 12. No exec on the suds scene is more credentialed and trophied than Phelps, a seven-time Emmy winner who has helmed a record six daytime dramas. And no one is more polarizing. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the controversial lady, who addressed the firestorm of rumors and reports currently circulating on the Web.
Will there be mass budget cuts and cast purges at Y&R? Is Genie Francis in danger? Will Phelps fill the show with her actor pals — the notorious FOJs? Then there's the million dollar question: Is she man enough to make Eric Braeden stop griping and moaning because Maria Bell got fired?
Read the TV Guide interview: HERE.
Rumored Changes Coming to Y&R
Highlight Hollywood supposedly spoke with an executive at SONY Studios recently, who agreed to talk as long as he was not on record by name. Fans want to know what The Young and the Restless plans are for the new regime. Jill Farren Phelps, previously executive producer of “General Hospital,” now Y&R's executive producer, “was willing to play ball. She wasn’t really happy after being fired by [ABC/Disney] from General Hospital, and she wanted to go back to daytime. She has an agenda, she wants to prove she’s not poison to a show. She was not pleased just being relegated to ‘Hollywood Heights’, a super-cheap soap, and lobbied hard to get Maria’s job,” said the insider.
“Part of the problem with Maria Bell, was that any time one of her veteran stars had complaints about a lack of airtime, Sony would be told by her, that she felt she still needed to write for the veterans and legacy characters. Sony wants the youth audience, period. We feel like she was too involved with the talent, fighting for actors, and put them before Sony’s interests, and would not agree to bring in some young fresh blood and change the show to look a bit more like ‘Hollywood Heights, younger fresh-faces and hip.’ Jill was very open and willing to do so,” the exec continued.
“The young people are where this genre needs to go now....We are moving forward. And no, Jill was not chosen to write the show. Everyone knows that’s not her strong suit.”
Though when asked why Josh Griffith has been named head writer, especially after his inability to handle the pressures of the job before, having been fired twice as a writer for the show. The source said, “Well, that is worrisome. But Josh has connections in very high places here at Sony. He’s very close friends with Steve Kent, he’s got Josh’s back, and will do their bidding, both Josh and Jill are counting on him. All they must do is lean down the older cast, and that includes some of the veterans. Maria wanted to write for people, that frankly SONY never heard of. You guys may know them from years in daytime TV, but that’s not where we are headed.”
This is all about money. "Getting younger people on the show, moving the older cast back and ultimately off the show, and letting the young people have their time. We believe ultimately this will benefit the ratings.” When pressed that kids are fickle, and that Y&R’s loyal audience over 40 and over 50 are dedicated to their favorites, the source reminded me. “The public, the audience, they are all fickle as you claim the young viewers are. Jeanne’s got a new book, Jill can just cut her [airtime] back, and spin it, that she [Jeanne] is out promoting her book on tour. As for others, they will just have to live with it. Because SONY is out to save money, stop spending on these cash burdening actors, and fans won’t miss them after a while. We will just have to bide our time, and I think you’ll come around too,” the source concluded.
Video Internet Interview with Jeanne Cooper
Discusses her Memoir and Maria Bell's Exit
In celebration of its 10,000th episode, Y&R will be holding a special event open to the public at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, which will feature some of the show’s stars and creative team. Scheduled to appear as part of the panel for the Q&A session, will be cast veterans Peter Bergman (Jack), Eric Braeden (Victor), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine), Doug Davidson (Paul), Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Kristoff St. John (Neil) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis). Tickets are $15 and will go on sale July 28. For further information, check out: http://www.paleycenter.org.
As Already Reported on our GH News Page,
Maria Arena Bell is OUT!
In a statement posted on her Facebook page, the ousted Young and The Restless headwriter and executive producer Maria Arena Bell shared that she was "mystified" over being let go from her post by Sony.
"So it was announced today I am leaving Y and R... the show I have loved so much for so long. It is the legacy of my father in law... my mother in law... and all the Bells. The show has been my heart and soul. I loved working with the most talented writers in TV who were also the most wonderful human beings I know. They became a second family and my best friends. I loved the cast and crew. I am extremely sad to go because there are more stories I could have told. So much more I wanted to do. My ratings are strong... each week stronger than last year. The show is in a great place creatively. We are number one by the greatest margin in the show's history and have been consistently while I've been there. Under no one else's tenure as head writer/ exec producer have we won every demographic for so long. I am just shy of five years at the helm. It has been an amazing ride. So why am I leaving? I am mystified as are my cast and crew.
"There have been a lot of tears shed in the last few days... by me and by my loyal staff and by our iconic actors," she continues. "I was not given a reason and in fact I have heard nothing from Sony or CBS. They sent me a message through my husband Bill who had the terrible job of conveying that they'd gone around him and were letting me go. I fought hard for my vision and to keep the show on track with the characters that matter to the audience. Maybe I fought too hard. But I am glad I did. I never compromised on what I believed in. I never dumbed down the storytelling. I walked in the door at Y and R in 1988... as a young writer getting her first job. Today I leave there knowing it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I love you Y and R. Your story was my life story too. And to Victor... Nikki... Jack... and Kay... I will miss you."