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The Young and the Restless Aiming For July Production Restart

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Word on Monday is that CBS’ The Young and the Restless is looking to head back into producing new episodes beginning on July 6th.

According to Deadline reportedly, producers of the series sent a letter to the cast and crew notifying them of a tentative plan to restart production on July 6.  This was said to be the soap operas goal, but not yet a firm date etched in stone.

The Y&R producers have been in contact with their sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, who returned to production last week before taking a short break to finesse COVID-10 testing protocols.

With B&B being the first soap out of the gate to try to tape under all the new safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, Y&R hopes to also hone in on protocols to move forward.

The Young and the Restless along with the The Bold and the Beautiful suspended production back mid-March Both series ran out of original episodes at the end of April.  Since that time they have been airing encore presentations and theme weeks for their viewers.

So, do you think Y&R will be ready to rock and roll to tape new episodes in the lives of your favorite Genoa City residents come July? Comment below.

Leave a comment | 6 Comments


  1. Y&Rfan19

    June 22, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Yes, I think they will be ready. I am really looking forward to watching the new episodes. I hope we get new Amanda and Billy scenes, I love them together.

  2. Damien

    June 22, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Awaiting follow up post saying Josh Griffith will not be returning…

    • Anne

      June 24, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      That has not been confirmed.

  3. Momo

    June 23, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Good news, but I have been enjoying the classic episodes.

  4. Colin

    June 23, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Lets get on with it already. Enough vs and fear mongering.

    • Colin

      June 23, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      I meant BS…not vs.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.


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B&B’s Supervising Producer, Casey Kasprzyk Shares: “Just Finished Viewing Our First Produced Episode Since Starting Production Back Up!”

In a tweet late on Thursday, the supervising producer of The Bold and the Beautiful, Casey Kasprzyk, shared his enthusiasm at completing the first major hurdle for the soap going back into production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showing a viewing copy on disc of the first new episode produced for B&B in months, Casey said: “Just finished viewing our first produced episode since starting production back up! So proud of Team Bold & Beautiful. Great shows airing soon”

The disc had airshow number #8321 on it, and a question mark as to when it will make it to air.

The fact that The Bold and the Beautiful is the first daytime drama to get one new episode completed is a step forward amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Now soap fans will have to wait and see if General Hospital and The Young and the Restless begin their productions in the middle of July; as last projected by both series, or if there will be further delays due to the ongoing crisis for the safety of everyone involved at the shows.

So, excited to learn Casey’s news that there is a new episode of B&B on the horizon for viewers to see? Comment below.

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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