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The Young and the Restless News: Josh Griffith Fires His Writing Team In A MAJOR And Unexpected Move

Now this is a move that no one certainly saw coming. The Young and the Restless spoilers say that there’s major drama going on behind the scenes of the number one rated daytime television show as Executive Producer and Head Writer Josh Griffith has given the pink slip to his entire writing team. This has prompted a lot of fans to wonder what exactly is going on. Here’s what you need to know.

The Young and the Restless News: Josh Griffith Fires His Writing Team In A MAJOR And Unexpected Move

According to The Wrap, one source close to the situation said that Griffith has been feeling so frustrated with his team that he’s decided that he’s going to do all of the writing himself. One insider said, “The timing of the firings is suspect given that WGA negotiations were coming up and the show is celebrating a major milestone with its 50th anniversary. Even more brutal is that four of the five writers of the breakdown staff are all women, one of them being African-American, who was hired with the intended purpose of expanding diversity behind the scenes per CBS’ directive.”

And while this might certainly be an unexpected move, sources over at General Hospital and Days of Our Lives told The Wrap that they still have their breakdown and script writers on the payroll. Why Griffith seemed to do this, no one really knows. The tipster said, “We understand the industry is going through transition but it’s a slap in the face for five hardworking writers to be fired so the co-EP and head writer can write the breakdowns and line his pockets with more residuals. Soap writers have long felt shafted by WGA and this doesn’t help matters.”

The Young and the Restless News: What’s Next In Genoa City?

So far Griffith himself has not made any comments about the matter, although we have a feeling that fans are certainly going to have a lot to say about this.Needless to say, The Young and the Restless fans will have to tune in to find out what will happen next! In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.


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