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Countdown to The Young and The Restless! TVGN Premiere Night Special Monday July 1st!


Next Monday is a big day for fans of the number one soap of The Young and the Restless when it premieres in its new television cable home that will air same day and date episodes at night of all the action, romance, and intrigue  in Genoa City!

To kick things off; TVGN is airing an hour special featuring many of your favorites from Y&R one hour before the cabler airs their first episode of the series which will be on Monday July 1st! Countdown to The Young and the Restless will air at 6PMEST/PST as the lead-in to the premiere of Y&R on TVGN at 7PM.

Countdown to The Young and the Restless special has TVGN bringing fans to the doorstep of the Y&R/Genoa City set at CBS Television City, where a live audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to and meet Y&R cast members on tarting now, fans can tweet in questions with the hashtag #YRonTVGN for a chance to have their questions featured during TVGN’s Countdown special.

In addition,TVGN’s Y&R Sweepstakes on Facebook will start on Monday, July 1st too! Fans can enter a special Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a Y&R set visit and an opportunity to meet the cast. To enter, viewers must tune-in to a Y&R telecast on TVGN weeknights at 7:00 PM, ET/PT for a daily code word, and then visit to enter the code word and the sweepstakes.

So will you be catching your favorites from The Young and the Restless in the big countdown event on Monday night?  Let us know! But first watch this preview clip from the special featuring Joshua Morrow (Nick) and Jessica Collins (Avery)!

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Laurie McRae
Laurie McRae

So bummed that my cable company doesn’t offer TVGN. 🙁


Satellite not cable, carries TVGN ..

What you will miss lol
TVGN shows;
Big Brother After Dark
Celebrity Style Story
Designing Women
Rove LA
Who’s The Boss
The Young & Restless
and shows some older movies / 1-2 per evening


Comcast does not carry TVGN ..

I tried to find it, called in and was told Comcast did not carry TVGN ..

Lew S
Lew S

Hi, Yes they do. I have it.


wow which state?
Comcast said they do not carry TVGN..

I really don’t care, the station is a zero, nothing their worth watching lol

I watch Y&R online , no need for to see it on TVGN ..

Lew S
Lew S

I live in Boston, Massachusetts and have Comcast.


Interested to see what replaces it on soapnet


Reruns of the Chew…just kidding! lol

Mark Y
Mark Y

I say bring back Ryan’s Hope or the mega nighttime soaps of the 80s and 90s.

Lisa M
Lisa M

I have the TV Guide Network. I can’t wait to move to my new home. I am with Verizon Fios


Wish tvgn carried the reboots too!!! Own is better than nothing.


Seems OWN is ”all” we have to put the soaps on a TV network..
Nobody wants to deal with the soaps, nobody wants them, still ..


CBS recently purchased TVGN which we can deduce prompted this move of Y&R rebroadcasts from SOAPNet to TVGN. I assume TVGN will becsome the home of CBS and CBS-produced off-network fare and reruns, and that may include CW and Showtime programming, also in the CBS family. Corporate synergy!!!

I amnot sure what SOAPNet will do. I thought that cabler was to shutter last year. I am glad for it as I can see the current soaps at night now as I enjoy them, in front of my TV. (It’s taking some getting used to to log in to watch the rebooted AMC and OLTL).

I wonder if TVGN will show B&B reruns if Y&R is successful. Or maybe even reruns of GL, ATWT, or other legacy soaps from the days when CBS was daytime’s gold standard but that my be too far back in the day anymore.

As for OWN, my cabler does not carry the web and that is OK. I remain stung that OWN could not help AMC and OLTL when the cancellations were first announced in 2011.

I am not sure who decided daytime drama was past its prime. Good storytelling never is. I keep watching and following and cheering (even when plots are bad — again, Emmy win aside, B&B, but that is another post).

Sharon singeton
Sharon singeton


Dorothia Brown
Dorothia Brown

I would love meet all the Y&R,Star.

Days Of Our Lives

Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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So, what do you think of Sean and Gilles coming to The Bay? Comment below.

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General Hospital

GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the most highly-anticipated autobiography’s, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Nothing General About It, is set for release on April 7th of 2020.  But now according to the book publisher, HarperCollins, you can pre-order your copy of the riveting real-life story of Benard now by heading on over to Amazon  to make your purchase.

According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 


Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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Look for Nothing General About It to feature a 16-page insert featuring nearly 50 photographs.

So, will you be pre-ordering Maurice’s memoir? Excited to read what he shared? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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Y&&’s Eileen Davidson and her husband Vincent Van Patten chat with Michael Fairman about their new film “7 Days to Vegas”, her time on Y&R, DAYS, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and their relationship. Leave A Comment

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