Former Y&R Writer Sara Bibel Returns to CBS Sudser


There are even more changes happening in the writing department over at “The Young and the Restless” (Y&R).

She’s in the Credits, So It’s No Longer a Secret

Bibel posted to Facebook an excited message about her return to Y&R. Former Y&R writer Tom Casiello even responded exuberantly to her post! It looks like Soap Cities isn’t the only one happy to see this gifted writer back in a position of power, behind-the-scenes at one of our beloved soaps.

When Writers Stick Together

Writer Sara Bibel assumed several writing roles at Y&R from 2005 to 2007. Some of this time overlapped with current head writer Sally Sussman’s previous work over in Genoa City as a story consultant. Perhaps Sussman became impressed with Bibel’s talents then and wanted to bring her back on board. Bibel’s return to Y&R could take the soapy fabulousness to the next level.

“The secret is out. I’ve returned to “The Young and the Restless” as a writer. I’m so glad to be back at my favorite job ever, putting words in the mouths of Genoa City residents,” she wrote on Facebook.

More Changes Could be Ahead

We at Soap Cities immediately noticed the difference in quality on Y&R, right from Sussman’s first episode as head writer last month. Characters are acting like themselves, there’s focus on relationships and well-written dialogue. Previous head writer Chuck Pratt, Jr.’s last stint at Y&R was marked by characters acting out of, well, character. We also saw too many explosions, hostage situations, and natural disasters as ways to move plot forward.

She Never Truly Left Us

Bibel spent the last few years reporting on television, media, and even soaps. Her last job was at the ever-popular soap website, Daytime Confidential.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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