‘The Young And The Restless’ Interview: New EP Mal Young Dishes On Plans For ‘Y&R’ – Changes and Legacy

'The Young And The Restless' Interview: New EP Mal Young Dishes On Plans For 'Y&R' - Changes and Legacy Mal Young has recently replaced Jill Farren Phelps as the new Executive Producer of ‘The Young and the Restless’ and so far he has been doing a great job. Viewers were quite taken a back when the news first broke of the replacement and many wondered what’s next for their favorite daytime soap opera. Well, Young sat down with Soaps in Depth to tell all.

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Having being an extra on ‘Brookeside’ and later taking over the entire show leaving persons in the UK believing he was the one who created it and doing much more shows after, Sony reached out to him to take on ‘The Young and the Restless’.

Young shared that it was something he was happy and privileged to do. He first recognized a familiar face in Justin Hartley [Adam Newman] with whom he worked on a pilot for a medical drama written by him. He was stunned that Y&R could attract such big names and talented people from the primetime division which pushed him into agreeing to be the shows’ Exec-producer.

Going forward Young shares that by doing a ‘medical check-up’ each year he plans to keep Y&R in check. “Audiences have become much more aware of how TV is made. They’ve seen every hook, every surprise. You have to stay ahead of them, make them be on the edge of their sofas, dying to know what happens next. My job is to come along with fresh eyes and say, What if…?” shared Young as he spoke with SID.

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Well with that said, the future of ‘The Young and the Restless’ is definitely in good hands if they are going to keep us on the edge of our seats with surprise casting changes and storylines. So fans what kind of changes are you looking forward to seeing on the soap?  Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to check Soap Opera Spy for all of your ‘The Young And The Restless’ spoilers and news!

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8 Comments

  1. LindyLou says

    If Justin Hartley leaves for primetime, I would love to see Michael Muhney come back to Y&R. He is a wonderful actor and owned the role of Adam Newman. Since the gossip about him seems to have been manufactured, why not bring him back?

    1. Darlene says

      Definitely was manufactured! Michael was so invested in improving the soap and the Emmy process, Michael rocked the boat and he was fired. He was hired by Maria Bell to become the focus of the show being Victor Adam Newman Jr. Eric Braeden didn’t like it, uproar ensued. Michael is the future of the show. There has to be a succession plan. Fans are tired of Victor abusing every family member with no accountability. Too much about Victor. He’s an old fart and his acting skills have been slipping for some time. We all need to have the wisdom of knowing when to hand over the baton and step back. Doesn’t mean he leaves. It just means the show is NO longer about just Victor!!

      This article says things are going great but I don’t read that in many comments that I read. I don’t know where the author gets that fans are happy. Over and over I read that fans are so fed up that they are going to stop watching. Y&R fans haven’t been happy since Jill Farren Phelps came on board and started firing actors to bring her friends in. When I think of actors brought in by Phelps, fans only like Justin Hartley but he’s not going to stay. He’s a prime time guy and since he revealed as Adam rather than Gabriel Bingham, storylines given him are awful! This show got even worse with the addition of Chuck Pratt. All of these unbelievable storylines around Victor Newman are stupid and not realistic in any way. Since Justin is leaving, please rehire Michael Muhney and continue to upgrade acting talent and storylines.

        1. Darlene says

          I don’t know how Justin can do 2 Prime Time shows, with one (Mistresses) beginning August 8th which means he’s probably already been filming and then doing the 2nd new prime time show (This is Us) beginning in September. A daytime drama requires so much more of an actor on a daily basis and Adam is a main character. Maybe if Justin was Noah he could do all three. This is Us is NBC. Don’t recall what Network is on as I have trouble getting into that show and don’t watch regularly. Maybe it’s ABC. Can an actor work for all of these different networks at the same time on a full contract status?

    2. meg says

      EXCEPT TEN HE’D HAVE TO WORK WITH ERIC MEL AND CHRISTAIN.

      1. Darlene says

        We all have to work with challenging people, and actors are a challenging bunch. It’s NOT only up to Michael to work with Braeden. Thomas Scott and LeBlanc, these three also bear a responsibility to be able to work with Michael.. if Justin leaves, this show needs someone like Michael who can draw in the fans immediately. Michael’s fans are waiting in the wings. A new EP cannot afford more failures in recast. The Billy Abbott recast is still NOT successful. Phelps brought kn her friend Jason Thompson for BIG BUCKS and ftom.what I read fans are not.satisfied with Jason and he does not have chemistry with Amelia Heinle. The actor who played Travis has chemistry but NOT Jason Thompson. Michael Muhney has more chemistry with Amelia because they are friends.
        it’s up to management to hire someone who can.work with these three who think they’re especially entitled in some way. I say BRING BACK MICHAEL MUHNEY FOR THE FANS. IT’S BEEN A MISERABLE TIME WITH CAST AND STORYLINE SINCE JILL FARREN PHELPS WAS ON BOARD. AND IF JUSTIN APPEARS TO NE LOOKING FOR PRIME TIME WORK, IT’S OBVIOUS TO THE OUTSIDE OBSERVER THAT JUSTIN DOESN’T WANT TO DO PRIME TIME. JUSTIN HAS BEEN ON SINCE NOVEMBER 2014 AND THISCIS THE

  2. Mary Frazier says

    Please get Michael E. Knight back as Dr.Simon Neville!!! Clear his name by uncovering Hillary’s treachery! She was faking this last time and if, NOT then the regular Doctors won’t have a Clue as to how to Cure Hillary! He and Ashley have GREAT CHEMISTRY TOGETHER!!! THEY WOULD MAKE A GREAT COUPLE! Michael E Knight has Charm, Class, he’s Witty and a Very Talented Actor Not to Mention the fact He’s oh, so HANDSOME!! Would you please make Victor a Nicer Man, and Please bring Travis back! Thank you!

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