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Happy 47th Anniversary to The Young and the Restless

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The number-one soap opera for more than three decades, The Young and the Restless turns 47-years-young today.  The now iconic CBS Daytime drama series debuted back on March 26th, 1973.

The series created by the late great Bill Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, originally was broadcast as half-hour episodes.  The show expanded to one-hour back in February of 1980.  In fact, the shows working title was “The Innocent Years” until it became the much sexier and grand, The Young and the Restless.

In the beginning, it was the drama between the Brooks and the Fosters that set the tone, but in the 80’s those families were eventually phased out in favor of the Newmans and the Abbotts, who remain the core and most popular clans in Genoa City.  The Chancellors remained throughout the decades in story capacity, as well.

On January 30, 2020, CBS announced it had renewed Y&R for an unprecedented four more years through 2023, which means it will definitely live to see its big 5-0!

In a statement on the renewal, CBS Entertainment president Kellty Kahl: “It’s a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writers, talented producers and supremely passionate fans,”

Congrats to all the hard working men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes at Y&R. We all look forward to you returning to production as soon as its safe, as ee all must do what we can right now for each other during these trying times during the coronavirus pandemic.

Share your well-wishes and anniversary thoughts to Y&R via the comment section below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

If and when these soaps return they might lose more viewers if this pandemic continues…OJ Simpson trials cost soap some viewership when some fans never returned…this might cause even more but hopefully im wrong!!!

Satan
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Satan

Well, I’m sure the GH viewers on the West coast are getting tired of losing the last 15 minutes of the show every day this week because the Orange Imbecile wants to babble needlessly in front of the cameras, saying nothing at all of any value, regarding the pandemic.

If such daily interruptions are needed at all, they could 1) wait another 15 minutes and 2) let the two doctors on his so-called “task force” do the talking, because at least they have a clue what they’re talking about.

anne
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anne

ANY AND ALL INFORMATION on Covid 19 is and ALWAYS WILL BE MORE IMPORTANT than the last 15 of GH,DOOL, B&B and Y&R.

Damien
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Damien

No better time to usher in the next year than for a new head writer team to be announced!!! Im sure occasional or old viewers tuning in cant believe how boring and amateur this soaps become! Unfortunate y n r wasnt great like it used to be to recapture old viewers or gain new ones.Since so many viewers are home and available to tune in. Nevermind what a nice distraction regular viewers could look forward too. Nice that the chancellor estates still present as its the only original family mansion since its inception! How amazing would it be for Chance… Read more »

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I’m glad that it is still on the air. However, vast improvements (particularly with the writing and the tenure length of the writing team) are needed. For the past decade, the show has been a mere “shell” of what it used to be.

Momo
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Momo

Cheers! Happy anniversary.

soapfan
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soapfan

So much talent. I wish the show wasn’t so grating right now. It is truly unwatchable. In 40 years of watching soaps, I’ve never said that before. Hopefully the writers are using this time to get their shit together.

Gloria
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Gloria

I thought it was just me. I fast forward through most of this show lately. I cannot take another Adam trying to get even with Victor storyline. I cannot stand the Dina storyline. Phyllis gets on my nerves to the point where I can’t watch her. And Phyllis & Nick again? Ugh. And sickly Victoria slunking around. I don’t know how these actors can go in & repeat the same things over & over & over. If Nikki is not on I am not interested. This show needs serious help ASAP.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I agree about Nick and Phyllis -Why?????? Sex doesn’t make a relationship and that has been the basis of their relationship over the years. Why can’t Nick meet someone new? It’s usually a toss up between Sharon, Phyllis and Chelsea. When Adam does something to piss Chelsea off,will she run back to Nick? Probably. You gotta know Sharon and Rey aren’t long-term. If Sharon’s cancer gets worse, will Nick be her knight in shining armor? And of course, this will make Phyllis nuts and she will become the screaming banshee again! Congrats Y&R on the anniversary and wishing you many… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Lew…the people of B&B don’t know when to ‘move on’ because Executive Producer Brad Bell has made the show unwatchable!!!!! If it weren’t for the characters of Bill, Katie, Thomas and Quinn, I would have said SAYONARA to B&B a long time ago!!!!! Beyond sad.

Later.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I hear ya!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Gloria…I never liked the character of Dina…at all. I always found Dina to be uppity, stuck-up and EVEN MORE GOD-AWFUL!!!!! And I still do. As for Nick, he acts like a drooling, lovesick and moronic frat-boy…BEYOND YUCK!!!!!

Take care.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Y&R is running out of new episodes and may never return to production, but they had a pretty good run.

Kay
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Kay

If you call sex on a desk a storyline then you are indeed in trouble I will never come back to this show! Ugh

Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

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The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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