Exec replaces Scott

David Shaughnessy has been upped to exec producer of CBS’ top-rated sudser “The Young and the Restless” from supervising producer.

He replaces Edward Scott, who left the series at the completion of his contract. Shaughnessy joined the soap as a producer and director in 1990 and was named supervising producer in November 2000.

“I am confident that under David’s leadership, ‘Y&R’ will continue to produce compelling and provocative daytime drama,” said William J. Bell Sr., series co-creator and senior executive producer.

“Our writing team looks forward to a great future under his leadership,” head writer Kay Alden said.

As a producer of “Y&R,” Shaughnessy received a People’s Choice Award, multiple NAACP Image Awards and several Media Access Awards. Before joining the series, Shaughnessy worked as a director and actor in television and on the London stage.

Now in its 28th year, sudser has been the top-rated daytime drama for 673 consecutive weeks and airs in more than 30 markets overseas.

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