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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2003
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the The Young and the Restless news from 2003.
Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2003 that focus on The Young and the Restless or past and present Y&R performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link. To access articles from other years, click here.
Though a network spokesperson declined to comment, Soap Central has learned that J. Eddie Peck
) has been released from the show.
Even though the network officially has no comment on J. Eddie Peck
's (Jake Martin
) exit from All My Children, the actor has released a statement confirming that he will soon be leaving the show he has called him since August 2000.
Julianna McCarthy (Elizabeth Foster) reprises her role as Elizabeth on February 3rd as part of an explosive storyline scheduled for The Young and the Restless' February Sweeps.
Lucy Johnson, CBS's senior vice president of daytime, children's programs and special projects, will leave her post at the end of January. Johnson has been with the network for 14 years.
Emmy nominee Bryant Jones (Nathan Hastings, Jr.) has been placed on recurring status with The Young and the Restless. According to at least one source, the move to downgrade was initiated by Jones, who is active pursuing roles in feature films.
There was a possibility that The Young and the Restless would lose two of its high-profile blonde actresses. Both Sharon Case
) and Lauren Woodland
) have been in intense contract negotiations with the show - and as of the present time, only one has reached a deal with the show.
According to several sources, The Young and the Restless is very interested in getting Shemar Moore
) back to Genoa City.
Keith Hamilton Cobb
will be returning to daytime television, but it won't be to reprise his Emmy-nominated role on All My Children
. Instead, the actor begins taping this week at rival soap The Young and the Restless.
The Young and the Restless, according the setside sources, is preparing to trim its roster. The chatter seems bolstered by a recent move to release three performers from their contracts.
The Young and the Restless has been selected as a recipient of this year's AFTRA National American Scene Award in the Daytime Drama Category, according to AFTRA National President John Connolly.
Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti
)will return to The Young and the Restless following a two-year absence. Fans of the actor, however, may be slightly miffed to know that the actor's return will only be on a recurring basis.
Former Y&R executive producer John Conboy is back as executive producer of CBS's Guiding Light after having walked out earlier this week.
CBS has confirmed that David Shaughnessy, executive producer of The Young and the Restless, has left his position with the show. Beginning in January, former Y&R executive producer Edward Scott will return to the show - but not as executive producer.