The Young and the Restless News January 23, 2024


Y&R Veteran Writer, Janice Ferri Esser, Embarks on a New Chapter After 35 Years

In a surprising turn of events, Janice Ferri Esser, a stalwart on The Young and the Restless (Y&R) writing team since 1989, has announced her retirement. Esser has been a consistent force in the Y&R universe, contributing to the show for an impressive 35 consecutive years. Her decision to step away marks the end of an era for the long-running soap opera, adding a significant twist to its narrative.

The Young and the Restless News January 23, 2024
Long time Y&R writer, Janice Ferri Esser, retired.

Janice Ferri Esser, who briefly explored a stint on the sister show, The Bold & the Beautiful, in 2007-2008, disclosed her retirement plans in a heartfelt letter to friends and colleagues on the show. The letter reflects on Esser’s remarkable journey, spanning from the year the Berlin Wall fell to the present day, with the show’s 50th-anniversary season drawing to a close.

Esser reminisces about her early days at Y&R, citing episode #4151, where characters faced gripping storylines, including Cricket’s (Lauralee Bell) testimony against Derek (Stuart) and a memorable scene at The Embers involving Jill (Jess Walton) and Leanna (Barbara Crampton). Fast-forwarding to the present, Esser expresses gratitude for the magical career filled with unforgettable memories and friendships.

The seasoned writer views her retirement as a chance for personal reinvention. “Call it a recharge, or just wanting to try my hand at something different. Either way, I’m saying farewell for now, and THANK YOU ALL for sharing this amazing journey with me,” Esser writes. She acknowledges the talent and dedication of her colleagues, expressing awe at their commitment to making Y&R the best it can be.

Esser concludes her letter with a heartfelt farewell, promising to watch with great affection and rooting for the continued success of Y&R. The announcement has stirred emotions among fans and colleagues alike, as Esser’s departure leaves a void that will be challenging to fill.

As SoapsSpoiler.Com bids Esser farewell, it wishes her the best in her upcoming endeavors, expressing gratitude for the incredible stories she has helped shape over the years.


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