Young and the Restless news sheds light on Mal Young’s long history of destruction. While the producer of the popular British show EastEnders, he killed off the most popular character on the show. During his tenure ratings dropped and show staff were unhappy. Mal Young continues this unruly behavior today as he dismantles Y&R. The beloved CBS soap has seen better ratings and is no longer dominating the Daytime Emmy awards for wins or even nominations.
So now we can expect Traci sobbing saying that's why she never fit in as an Abbott? Mal needs to exit stage left and it's time to do a overhaul of the whole damn production team that can give us a show with interesting storylines and characters worthy of this show's history.
— Town and Country Web Soap (@bredrew2) September 30, 2018
Mal Young: The Best Prediction Of Future Behavior Is Past Behavior
According to The Stage, within eight months of the EastEnders launch, it reached the number-one spot in TV ratings. It has won nine British Academy of Television Awards and the Inside Soap Award for Best Soap for 14 years running (from 1997 to 2012). The show received the National Television Awards for Most Popular Serial Drama 12 times. It also garnered 11 awards for Best Soap at the British Soap Awards.
However, during Mal Young’s time as the BBC’s controller of drama series tabloids reported tales of panic in the EastEnders production offices. Daily papers carried headlines of plummeting ratings and weak storylines. Furthermore, in two different months, it was the rating loser to a former middle-weight rival Emmerdale. At this time, with EastEnders reported its’ lowest ever ratings. Increasing, morale was low. EastEnders did not receive a nomination in the Best Soap category or the Best Storyline category at the BSAs. Y&R also had it’s worst Daytime Emmy wins last year.
When you realize Jill never got fired. She’s just been faking a British accent all along! pic.twitter.com/9ACJZItQoN
— Matt Hanvey (@GarbageFan98) September 30, 2018
Young and the Restless News: Mal Young Leaves Ashes In His Path
As the head of EastEnders Mal Young killed off the popular character Tiffany as portrayed by Martine McCutcheon. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Martine tells of learning of her firing from co-workers. Piers speculates Mal fired her simply because she asked for time off. Martine was heartbroken at the time. She had hoped to return to her beloved character of Tiffany in the future.
When Mal Young was head of British soap EastEnders, he killed off Martine McCutcheon's Tiffany (the most popular character on the show) and didn't even tell her before the news leaked out. The way Martine tells the story is heartbreaking. He's a bastard: https://t.co/tkyJWEAB4A
— The Screen Goddess Temple (@ScreenGodTemple) September 30, 2018
History Repeats Itself with Y&R
According to the U.K. site, The Stage, during Mal Young’s tenure in charge of the EastEnders, he introduced the Ferreira family. The move is condemned by critics for being drawn out and boring. Therefore, Young concedes that it was a mistake to trumpet the ‘new Asian family’ at the expense of current characters. However, it would seem Mal Young did not learn from his past mistakes.
Young and the Restless watchers have been forced to accept the arrival of the Rosales family. These additions are at the expense of Y&R fan favorites Mishael Morgan as Hilary Curtis and Doug Davidson as Paul Williams. In less than a year, Arturo Rosales (Jason Canela), Lola Rosales (Sasha Calle) and Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso) have arrived in Genoa City. Y&R spoilers hint that Rey’s wife is not far behind. Does Mal Young feel threatened by popular characters? Will the powers that be understand The Young and the Restless viewer’s anger. Or will they instead continue to allow Mal to gut our cherished show?
The arrogance of this hack Mal Young is comedy gold… a brain dead Shakespeare would have more writing talent! Note how he claims actors are coming up and thanking him for the material & that he's given Eileen some of the best stuff she's ever done ? https://t.co/cVz6iyhkUz
— The Screen Goddess Temple (@ScreenGodTemple) September 29, 2018
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