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The Young and the Restless 10,000 Episode Panel At The Paley Center For Media – Watch the Video!

Photo Credit: Kevin Parry Photography

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As we have been reporting all week long, last Thursday August 23rd long standing cast members of the number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless, along with recently ousted executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell, took part in a panel discussion honoring the 10,000 episode milestone of the series at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.

The panel discussion was hosted by Brooks Barnes of The New York Times, a self-professed fan of Y&R.   Barnes led the proceedings with questions and lively chat with Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, Jeanne Cooper, Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Kristoff St. John, Michelle Stafford, Doug Davidson, Christian LeBlanc and Peter Bergman.

The Paley Center for Media had just released the entire hour long panel discussion which features a Q&A with the fans in attendance, and many interesting comments about past and present Y&R.  Now after the jump, watch the video and let us know what moments piqued your interest the most!

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Oh wow, Michael! Thank you so much for that special treat. I would have loved to gone to see this in person, but with the two little ones at home, it was not possible.

I really love seeing the actors as themselves. You can see the mannerisms of their characters are the same, but to see them laugh and tell stories is truly wonderful.

Seeing Maria Arena Bell I got a new perspective of her. It is a shame that Y&R was not her total focus because I think her heart was in the right place, but her body was not always there. The things she said about getting to know the character of Phyllis via introducing Avery made a lot of sense. At least MOCA has her now and that is a good thing.

Kristoff was a riot. His wish list for Neil was so funny!

Joshua talking about Amelia and the reliquary was awesome. I remember that storyline and I could just see them cracking up over it.

I think anyone that thinks negative of Eric Braeden should watch this. To see him so affectionate with Melody Thomas Scott and Jeanne Cooper; to genuinely smile and laugh; to share intimate thoughts about the actors and characters really puts him in a different light. I have never thought negatively about the man, but this made me like him more. I love to see the real person. Some of the funniest things in a movie are the outtakes because you get a glimpse of the real person and not a part they play. This demonstrated that so well.

I fell in love with Michelle Stafford today. Sometimes she had me questioning her as a person by what she says on Twitter, but something about the panel just endeared me to her.

The stories about Jeanne fondling all the men was priceless as was the “coat” and “shoe” bit.

I agree with Melody. I would LOVE to have Bobby Marsino back on the show. The prisoners in jail being fans was funny.

The only sad parts were that Christian and Peter did not have much to say until audience members directed questions to them. I guess that is what happens when you sit on the ends like that.

Overall I think they had the right cast members on the panel. Thank you again, Michael. You made my day. 🙂

Thank you Michael!!!

What a great show… great cast and crew!

Can you get the Days show too?

That was so great! Thanks for sharing.

I would love to see the flashback episodes that had everyone tearing up. Perhaps Michael could upload that video footage.

as usual michael you are awesome! thank you! ♥

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Eric Braeden on The Young and the Restless Four-Year Renewal: “We Never Take Any of This For Granted, Trust Me”

On Tuesday, CBS officially gave The Young and the Restless a four-year renewal which will take the daytime drama series onward through its 55th anniversary season in 2027-2028.

Y&R has remained the top-rated soap opera for 36 consecutive years and CBS’ longest-running series in its storied history.

Sharing his reaction to the great news was Y&R’s iconic star, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).  Standing outside of CBS Television City where The Young and the Restless is taped, Eric addressed the renewal in a video, and how the show could not have done this without the power of the fans all around the world.

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Eric began, “We were renewed for four years. I’ve been coming to this studio for 44 years now, and now we have another four years added to it. How wonderful is that? And that’s thanks to you, to all of you, who are loyal fans all over the world.”

In addition, Braeden acknowledged how truly special the four-year pick-up is, when in this day and age, any series could get canceled at any time. “Love you all and we never take any of this for granted, trust me,” he shared. “Alright, you’d be cool. I’m very happy to hear about the four year renewal. I really am. Because in today’s world you can’t take anything for granted. And in the changing world of media, seemingly nothing is prominent. But we are here another four years. Alright, be cool everyone. I love it. And thank you. Thank you for your loyalty.”

Braeden began playing the role of ruthless business man, Victor Newman back in 1990. Throughout the years, he has shared that he initially didn’t want the role, but how it led him on an incredible journey playing this one-of-kind character on television.

What do you think about Eric acknowledgement of the enduring fans of The Young and the Restless who have kept tuning-in through thick and thin to the loves and the drama of the residents of Genoa City all these years? Comment below.

 

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Soap Favorites Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young Visit the Michael Fairman Channel

On Wednesday night, February 28, Four for Fun, the movie written and directed by former Days of our Lives and General Hospital star, Jason Cook (ex-Shawn-Douglas; ex-Matt, respectively), which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, Lucky, GH, and Rick, B&B), will have its premiere as part of The Golden State Film Festival.

If you’re in the Southern California area, tickets for the festival and to see Four for Fun showing at 7:30pm PT can be found here.

In the premise of the film, a dinner party between two couples experiencing eleven different endings, all of which points to the same conclusion – the best possible life comes from the one lived the most in the present. Sarpy and Young play one of the couples and actors Donovan Patton and Annika Foster, play the other.

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After its premiere at the festival, on the next night, Jason, Brytni and Jacob will visit You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel for a livestream conversation about the making of the film, working with each other, and a discussion on their numerous soap opera roles and much more.

It all begins on Thursday night, February 29th beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Make sure to join us in the live chat, so you can ask your questions and share your comments with this talented trio.

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Check out the trailer for Four for Fun below, followed by how to watch the livestream interview.

Then, drop any questions you would like us to pose to Jason, Brytni and Jacob in the comment section, and we just might ask it live on Thursday night.

 

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REPORT: CBS to Exercise Option to Renew The Bold and the Beautiful Through 2024-2025 Season

Hot on the heels of today’s announcement of The Young and the Restless being picked-up for four more season, many have wondered what this means for its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

According to a report by TV Line, during B&B’s last renewal pick-up for two years, CBS included an option for an additional year. So, when B&B’s current renewal expires this May, (just like Y&R’s was set to do) it included an additional option year.

A CBS source told the outlet, that the option will be exercised, extending B&B through the 2024-25 TV season. There most likely would be no official announcement for B&B continuing on for another year, since its not part of a newly-negotiated extension.

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The Bold and the Beautiful was co-created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and premiered on CBS back on March 23, 1987. The series will be celebrating its 37th anniversary next month.

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Currently, viewers were in for a shock when this week, it appears that the powers-that-be ended the reign of terror of supervillain Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) or did they?

With Y&R renewed for four years, B&B expected for another under its current contract with CBS, Days of our Lives renewed through its 60th season and General Hospital continuing on, it looks like there is no need to worry at present time that the four remaining soap operas are going anywhere.

So, glad to know B&B will have CBS pick-up their option for at least another year? Comment below.

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