Who is Mal Young? Why was Mal Young fired from Young and the Restless?

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The Young and the Restless has fired its head writer, Mal Young. It has been confirmed that longtime Y&R producer Josh Griffith will be replacing him as the showrunner. Read on to find out more on who is Mal Young and know why he was fired from the Young and the Restless.

What happened to Mal Young?

Mal Young's reign on the Young and the Restless has come to an end after two years. Fans have been long awaiting his departure as his direction on the show hasn't been sitting well with them. 

Fans were complaining that Young has been ruining the show's legacy by putting the veteran actors like Eric Braeden and Eileen Davidson on the sidelines. But it was Doug Davidson's exit from the show was the tipping point.

Mal Young

Mal Young spoke to Showbiz411 about his departure from the show. He seemed to deny that he was fired and said that he "felt like it was a good time to move on." He shared that working on Young and the Restless was "all consuming."

He further explained, "It's never a good idea to get too settled at a long running soap and I achieved all that I and CBS set out to do: improved scripts and production values. I have a project of my own that I've been developing and want to pursue that now."

Josh Griffith replacing Mal Young on Young and the Restless

Y&R supervising producer Josh Griffith will be talking the helm at Young and the Restless. He will be joined by Anthony "Tony" Morina. Griffith was previously the executive producer of Y&R from 2006 to 2008 and Morina has been with the show since 2004.

Griffith has served as the head writer on the show twice before. He ran the show for brief periods between 2007-2008 and 2012-2013.

Who is Mal Young? Mal Young Short Bio

Mal Young is a British television producer and script writer. He was born on January 26, 1957 in Liverpool, England. Prior to Young and the Restless, Young oversaw programmes for the BBC such as EastEnders, Doctors, Casualty, Walking the Dead, Murder in Mind, and others.

He has been married to his wife, Mari Wilson, since 2002.

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