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The Young and the Restless 40th Anniversary Pre-Episode Cast Retrospectives Debut Monday!

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The Young and the Restless is kicking their 40th anniversary celebration up a notch starting on Monday, March 11th. For three weeks, each new Y&R episode will be prefaced by a brief on-camera interview with one of the show’s stars.

TV Line has the first one with Daytime Emmy winner Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) posted exclusively.  “The videos are a love letter to longtime fans and will also help new viewers develop a greater appreciation for the fascinating history of these iconic characters,” said Y&R’s executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps.

Other “love letter” videos to expect leading up to Y&R 40 on March 26th are with: Eric Braeden (Victor), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas), Sharon Case (Sharon), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine), Doug Davidson (Paul), Kristoff St. John (Neil), Daniel Goddard (Cane), Billy Miller (Billy) and Michael Muhney (Adam).

Let us if you are excited to see these pre-episode retropectives?

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jim
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I wish they could somehow bring back Jamie lynn Bauer ex Lauralee for a brief story arc to celebrate the shows 40th plus Jills brothers Snapper and Greg and a few others from the shows past. Then id feel itll b worth celebrating almost as much as GHs 50th which is far more exciting with some of their vets paying a visit.

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John Eric

I agree, Jim. A GH viewer since 1973, I am LOVING all the returns from every decade of the show! I only first tuned into Y&R in 1978…I NEVER liked how the show’s first families, the Brooks and Fosters–except Jill, who many re-writes and story twists later isn’t really even a Foster–were all written out and forgotten. NOT good soap opera. Tells me in another decade or so they will choose to forget the Williams and Abbott families, too. I think they should have long ago introduced a beautiful young girl as Jennifer Foster, the daughter of Snapper Foster &… Read more »

jim
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jim

Yeah, it would be nice if these shows stayed a little more with their history and brought in the next generation of foster children. And it does feel like the Williams and Abbots will slowly disappear like you said, except for maybe Jack.

RUBY C.
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RUBY C.

I hope it comes out Summer is jacks and Dru comes back and Dylan is Sharons brother. Sharon and Adam are the super couple of the show. That is what Im hanging on still for

Marco
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Marco

I am so proud to be a Y&R Fan! The Young and the Restless is so much more than a television show. Y&R is family and the writers and actors do an amazing job of embodying the human condition. Here’s to 40 more years!

Liza
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Liza

Nine men, but only 4 women chosen? 70% male. Why not, it’s reflecting who’s valued on the show, and the older female vets are not. The have picked their tokens & have traded the rest in for some younger models. Nikki can’t even be in the 40th Anniversary photo on the CBS website , Victor must be pictured with Chelsea and Avery’s breasts in stead of Nikki. How that does that have anything to do with the 40th. they have Summer doing a memorable moment video for the 40th. What does she have to remember? I guess they think 60… Read more »

David Larsson
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David Larsson

Will any FOJ’s be interviewed?

kalamaty
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kalamaty

This is VERY exciting news, but I’m a bit put off by relegating Jess Walton’s interview segment to one of the “other 16” interviews, and not airing before a show. Slap in the face, if you ask me!

Will
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Will

Seems to me that its an easy way for JFP to save money. At the end of three weeks that’s probably going to equal one episode worth of time spent just talking to a camera. It seems a bit tacky. These should be online exclusives or a full one hour retrospective. Not just cutting into the actual airtime of the show.

Jolene Beth Morgan
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Jolene Beth Morgan

I began watching Y&R when Eric Braeden joined the cast, I believe that it was in 1980. Had been a long time fan of his from the mid sixtys, so was thrilled when he joined Y&R. Each actor is so perfect to play his or her particular character, and the characters are so clearly defined. Love them all, but I must admit that my very favorites are Eric Braeden ofcourse, Melody Thomas Scott, Joshua Morrow, Billy Miller ( love Billy Boy), Peter Bergman, Michelle Stafford, Michael Muhney,Amelia Heinle, Christian La Blanc and Kristoff St. John, Marsie Rylan, Gregg Rigart, but… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Same here- they got me hooked with the story line of Victor keeping that poor guy locked in his basement to keep him away from his precious Julia- kept me entertained ever since- hope the show makes it to its 50th.

mo
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mo

How cool. Can’t wait.

Derrick
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Derrick

Very interesting! So happy to see Y&R getting prepared for the big 40th!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Saw the first one today here in Canada- well done– lots of good clips- it doesn’t really eat into too much of the show- nice little treat that everyone can enjoy. Looking forward to seeing the others.

Christi
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Christi

I’m really liking the idea of celebrating 40 yrs. with the Y&R we all (family) started watching from the beginning.

k/kay
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k/kay

Daniel Goddard ,Billy Miller, Michael Muhney should have been replaced by Jess Walton, Tracy Bergman & Lauralee Bell. After all out of respect alone LB should have been allowed to speak for the fact their would be no Y&R without Bill Bell and his wife Lee. All three ladies have the longest tenure with the show over the three guys just mentioned. Congrats Y&R!

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Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker Joins the Cast of CBS ‘Fire Country’

Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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