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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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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!!!

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.

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.

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 to get a real story to bring back Nina now that Billy and Jill are working together! Unfortunate theres no working class family for regular viewers to connect with like the Fosters were. The Rosales were close but ignorant viewers didnt allow it. Nows the time for upper brass to get their heads outta there asses, sit down, try to make it through even a half hour and see what dedicated viewers have been suffering through. If the short sighted writers kill off Dinah it might the nail on the coffin for me too…#fireJoshGriffith

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.

Cheers! Happy anniversary.

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.

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.

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 more! But, please don’t turn this show into the Bold & the Beautiful, where people don’t know when to move on!

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.


I hear ya!

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.

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

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


The Young and the Restless Preview: Ashley’s New Alter Emerges

As promised, viewers of CBS’ The Young and the Restless are about to get a third alter of Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson). So far, we have met Ms. Abbott and Ash, and next week, circle Wednesday’s April 24th episode of the top-rated soap as a new side of Ashley emerges.

In a preview for next week (see bel0w), Ashley’s new alter is at a bar with a lot of lipstick, and a southern accent. Who could this be? What will be her name? What does she represent? Stay tuned.

During a recent interview with TV Insider, Davidson shared on tackling Ashley’s DID storyline, “They’re all vastly different from one another. If I walk by the TV, and I happen to be on, I absolutely know who it is just by the way she’s looking”.  The two-time Daytime Emmy-winner added, “It takes a lot of concentration.”

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While on the Wednesday April 24th episode shares a new side of Ashley emerging, it also teases that Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) attempts to make a deal with Jordan (Colleen Zenk), while Kyle (Michael Mealor) makes a shocking discovery.

Then. on the Friday, April 25th episode Traci meets Ashley’s newest alter. What will Traci’s reaction be? Will it set off more alarms that Ashley really needs some deep, deep psychological help ASAP?

Check out next week on Y&R below and them give us your first impression of Ashley’s new alter via the comment section.

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Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

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At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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