In news that I found shocking, both Sally Sussman and Kay Alden are retiring from writing soaps. Executive producer May Young will assume head writer duties, which his material beginning to air in October. (This show just can’t resist having an EP who is also an HW.) Here’s the full story from Daytime Confidential: https://daytimeconfidential.com/2017/07/31/sally-sussman-and-kay-alden-quit-young-and-restless
This is big news indeed! I am sorry to see Sussman go; I think she has done a great job restoring character-based storytelling to Y&R. I’m not sure as to the exact nature of Alden’s role, but I always liked her work. It will be interesting to see how the show evolves with Mal Young as Head Writer.
P.S. I am having a lot of trouble loading Gold Derby. I have been trying to post this since yesterday.