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The Young and the Restless Executive Producer Josh Griffith Opens Up About The Pressures Of His Job

Josh Griffith is opening up like he’s never opened up before. The Executive Producer and Head Writer of The Young and the Restless recently talked about some of the pressures he faces on a day to day bases as the head boss of the successful soap. Here’s what he has to say.

The Young and the Restless Executive Producer Josh Griffith Opens Up About The Pressures Of His Job

Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Josh was asked about the pressures of his job as the executive producer of a hit CBS soap like The Young and the Restless. He told the publication, “This will sound strange, but in a way, it makes things easier because there’s no separation between story and production now. There’s no people asking the executive producer, and the executive producer then going and asking the head writer, “What were you thinking, so I can tell production what is going on.” Now, we talk directly. In a way, it’s made sort of a seamless flow between production and creation.”

Yet, Griffith did add that he does need to get a stamp of approval whenever it comes to some of his creative ideas. He said, “Oh, always, yes, absolutely. And it always leads to very exciting discussion. There’ll be things like, “Well, I’m not so sure about that,” and then I’ll go, “Okay, then the way we could do it is this way,” and then, “Oh, that’s good.” So it’s very collaborative and creative and positive. I do get my hands slapped if I sneak something in that I haven’t run by them.”

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Griffith was also asked about how difficult it is to sometimes bring back characters from the past. He said, “The stories pointed us in the direction of who we can get back. For instance, with everything that’s happening and what’s going to be happening over the course of the gala with Daniel, we needed to bring back Danny, along with Gina for good measure.”

Of course, The Young and the Restless fans will have to tune in to find out what will happen next! Watch this space. 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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