The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Sally Sussman and Kay Alden Forced Out – Mal Young Takes Over as Y&R’s New Head Writer

The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Sally Sussman and Kay Alden Forced Out - Mal Young Takes Over as Y&R’s New Head Writer

The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that a huge writing team shakeup is happening on the CBS soap. Y&R’s current head writer, Sally Sussman, is retiring from the soap biz. According to Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential, Sussman is choosing to focus on other projects. She’ll be stepping down from her position so she can devote more time to documentary filmmaking.

Another member of the writing team, Kay Alden, will be retiring as well. This will certainly spark some changes in the show’s tone. Losing two writers could mean major shifts for The Young and the Restless. Now that we know Sussman is leaving the top spot, you might be wondering who’s taking over. It looks like Mal Young, Y&R’s executive producer, will be next on the writing throne.

Ever since Young landed at the CBS soap, he’s had a vision of what he wanted the show to look like. It’s possible that Sussman’s vision didn’t line up. That could have been a factor in her decision to leave The Young and the Restless. Whatever the case, Sussman is out and Young will have even more influence in where he wants Y&R to go.

Sussman has always made it clear that she never had much use for Adam Newman (Justin Hartley). Will we finally see a recast now that Young will be handling the scripts? Most buzz suggests that the execs have been pushing for Adam’s return, so viewers should be hopeful. Maybe this reboot will be just what Y&R needs.

What kind of storylines are you hoping for now that Mal Young is taking charge as the show’s head writer? Do you think he’ll deliver what Young and the Restless fans want? We’ll give you updates as other news comes in. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates and news. Sign up for our newsletter by clicking here and get the latest breaking soap news!

7 responses to “The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Sally Sussman and Kay Alden Forced Out – Mal Young Takes Over as Y&R’s New Head Writer”

  1. PassionQueen77 says:

    That is good news that Sally Sussman and Kay Alden is retiring. This show really sucks since they joined the show. All they been doing is making a couple stay together for a while then break them up for no reason. I could get to celebrate since Sally Sussman and Kay Alden has left the show.

    • Senior Instructor says:

      Yes!!!!!!maybe now we will find out who Juliet is –Cane gets crushed by the Great Victor Newman for screwing with his daughter!!! And Lily and Jordan become a couple and Hillary is pissssed!!!!

      • PassionQueen77 says:

        I have a feeling for a while that Lily and Jordan will become a couple. Jordan cares about Lily a lot.

    • May flowers says:

      Could this mean Michael Muhney might return? Hope so. Let’s hope some of the storylines will just go away.

      • PassionQueen77 says:

        I really hope that Michael Muhney return to the show. I hope that some of the storylines would go away.

  2. sherwood says:

    Mal Young needs to hire Michael Muhney today. Just get the real Adam Newman back ASAP. The fans want him back….NOW!

  3. Miss Chickie says:

    Hopefully this will improve Y&R because it’s just plain awful now!