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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS: Are The Santoris Behind The Kidnapping Of Adam Newman?

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This week after Victor (Eric Braeden) sent Adam (Justin Hartley) overseas on an urgent business matter, he ends up kidnapped and thrown in an elevator right outside his own penthouse!

Late, Victor learns Adam did not get on the Newman jet or check into his desigated hotel in Spain.

Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) is unglued and believes something terrible had happened to Adam!  All signs look that Adam’s disappearance may be tied to the Santoris and that Luca (Miles Gaston Villenueva) has double-crossed the Newmans.  But Luca may actually not have known, or did he?

Is this an all out power struggle between the waring Santori and Newman clans … or, is something else going on here?  After the jump, watch next week’s promo from CBS Daytime and then weigh-in via the comment section below!

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Pjc722
Pjc722

I love the show. I think the new recasts combined with the current cast has upped the game in talent and the feel of the show.

But I don’t get the menacing aspects of the characters. IAN was a cartoon and never did anything from the get go to make him an evil being. Nor was Joe Clark even in the end (a lot of who joe was perceived as was based on Dylan – someone who was the same – and averys lie.

Even Marco never came close to evil incarnate that has been victor. Now Luca Santori is suppose to be evil along with his never seen or heard from father?

My point is I just don’t care.

And I hope that when Jack hears that Adam was kidnapped he says “my family is right here. Sorry, Chelsea, Adam is not part of that anymore. He chose victor instead of being a man.”

Bart
Bart

So you “love the show” but “just don’t care” about the pointless direction the show has been in since last year??

j9
j9

Totally agree! Just not feeling the Santori clan since Day 1. They are a hot mess with Marisa seemingly switching loyalties constantly. They should have introduced some real competition for Victor & Company and let it develop so we could care about what is going on. Luca is good looking but his acting skills are not strong, Marisa is a snooze and the old man, unless they pull off something /someone really outrageously
great, can’t be too much a threat.
They need to pull a Dallas dream sequence here (well, actually they should have done that with the Marco thing, but I digress) and have it all be a bad dream of, say Chelsea’s. Have her (or whomever selected) wake up, and move on. Then if you want a family to threaten Victor & Co., wait a bit and then try something. The sky is the limit with casting here! Just make it interesting, make us care about what is going on, and cast with dynamic actors!

Nikki
Nikki

That is simply not true. When Adam & Chelsea got back together Adam did not want to have anything to do with his father (Victor). They had actually almost bought a house in Paris France when Jack called Adam and needed help because of Victor & Ian. When they got back it was only suppose to be for a short time and Victor refused to let Chelsea’s 2:1 designs leave Genoa City. By the time everything was ok again, Victor found out that Sage’s baby was Adam’s and blackmailed him. If Adam leaves Newman Victor will tell Chelsea for that matter it will also upset Sage because although she had a blood test done she never got to read it, Nick took it and said it was his baby. So imagine all the upset people if Victor opens his mouth and everyone knows that old mean goat always wins.

Nikki
Nikki

Sorry it was not only Chelsea’s 2:0 Victor was also claiming Grandfather right to their son( as in not allowing them to take the child out of the country)

allison
allison

what show have you been watching? all these people have done something evil or close to it

CeeCee
CeeCee

What is the moral of this Soap, then , Pjc? One does not have to be a murderer to be evil? You got it! Victor Newman is the devil incarnate. He gets away with everything. It’s fiction, of course. But, do people such as he……..of his ilk, exist in reality? I think so. I can name a few, but it would not be the thing.
Victor is the most irreverent, heartless beast, using his professed love for his family as leverage; for personal gain, to justify the degenerate means to a warped end. He actually wanted Billy to die. And, I doubt it had anything to do with compassion, but everything to do with the left-handed, crooked deal he made with Kevin.
Obviously Billy lives; so, does the verbal agreement he made with Kevin still stand? Is that a worry for Victor?
Jack is the last man to throw aspersions on anyone. His hands aren’t so clean. And, I want to scream from the Bell Tower if I have to look at fake Phyllis again. Pathetic. Give Gina a dose of deviltry laced with jusuuuust a bit of honey. Ugh!! Give her a dose of Phyllis. When was she ever so lovey do ey with the Abbotts? With Jill? With Billy? With Victoria? With Nikki? Golly Gee.
Marco is not dead. I don’t know what’s going on, but I trust Adam’s instincts; and, whether this kidnapping was a Santori doing? Well, finally we get to see what’s behind the wall. I already know I won’t like any of them. I still do not grasp the reason for having Spaniards involved in a conglomerate of Newman’s caliber. Spain? Really? I also think Marco is in league with these “Spaniards”, with an Italian name…..I know I keep saying it. The kidnapping is a double edged sword.

jaybird369
jaybird369

CeeCee, my dear…as always, Y-O-U are the VOICE OF REASON!!!!! Thank You. Take care, my friend.

Peace.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@jaybird369.
Thai you, Jay, my friend.

alexis bean
alexis bean

jack will be mad because adam got kidnapped by someone

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

If this brings Nick and Adam together as brothers then I am all for it. It has been a long time coming. This would show some much needed maturity on Nick’s part – finally forgiving his brother and working with him instead of against him.

If Victor is to be the evil incarnate for the duration of the character’s life (let’s face it, he will NEVER change), then can we at least have the Newman children put on their big boy and girl panties, grow up and be united as one? Please!

alexis bean
alexis bean

i hope nick is with his brother adam not against , i want nick to forgive adam ,

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

When are Luca and Marisa checking out of Genoa City? They have overstayed their welcome.

alexis bean
alexis bean

yeah luca did

Mo
Mo

They sure have. Marisa in is the opening credits, so I doubt she’s leaving anytime soon.

Bart
Bart

Every freakin’ soap cliche has been chucked at us since Pratt took over as Head Writer – nothing but retreaded, regurgitated, plot-driven garbage!!

Something stinks and it’s the current state of “Y & R” – a steaming pile of shizz!!

joe
joe

100% agree! Pratt doesn’t know how to write well, he just repeats one bad story line after another, and does it so poorly.

CeeCee
CeeCee

You bet, Joe. I try so hard not to carp. I have the nagging suspicion that Victor is at the helm, as always,…..I hope he really is not involved in his own son’s kidnapping. My gosh, he is the lowest of the low, if he is….despicable.
Furthermore….here we go again; Sharon has fallen overboard again…we are at round one million. I think dear Dr. Anderson has prescribed a placebo for Sharon. It’s a repeat, all right, Joe….she will end up in the mental hospital again within the nutso doctor’s clutches. These people are supposedly so affluent; so smart; Dylan, now a solid, on-the-ball cop, why not investigate Dr. Anderson? Look into her past and her credentials. It is that simple.
Forgive my tirade, but it also seems that Devon and Abby are going to get involved? Another repeat of lost love, with the birth of another triangle. Later.

Nanci
Nanci

I dont care about the Santori storyline and wish Luca and Marisa would hop
the nearest jet out of Genoa City and never come back. And I wanted Chelsea
and Adam and Connor just happy for awhile, jeez, before more dangerous
drama for them.

alexis bean
alexis bean

Adam is always in the middle of trouble because victor put his son adam in the middle of it , adam always help victor win aganist his enemies

su0000
su0000

I’ll be disappointed if Adam was kidnapped by the Santoris …
Because-
It is too expected too transparent too usual, if it were the Santoris ..

I hope Pratt has an ace up the sleeve on this one offering us a shocker..
((I desperately need a shocker, haven’t had one since RC left))

CeeCee
CeeCee

I like the way you think, su. Hmmmmm. A shocker!! Let’s see….Luca is really Victor’s son? Or Marissa his daughter? I think the biggest shocker of all would be if Phyllis were pregnant with Marco’s baby. Too much time has passed? Yeah; too bad the writers didn’t think of that.
Finally, Adam and Chelsea arrived in a good place; why could ‘they’ just not have given it a rest? Adam barely got his feet in the door and off he goes…kidnapping, no less.
I have no interest in the Santoris, nor Marissa’s fluctuation between Noah and Luca. What a warped relationship…..’nite, su.

Timmm
Timmm

I thought the same thing Cee. Adam and Chelsea JUST got comfortable and now he is tied up and she is fit to be tied! And speaking of the Santori’s, not only is their nationality wrong but both of them have dropped their accents!

Timmm
Timmm

Maybe its Marco who grabbed him?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Timmm.
As it usually happens on any soap, I don’t think the writers have ‘invented’ the story behind Adam’s kidnapping. We’re just going for the ride. I had finally come to enjoy Adam and Chelsea together. The couple gave brought much needed ‘familial’ comfort to an otherwise demoralizing Genoa City. Now this.
I hadn’t even noticed Luca dropping the ‘unspaniard’ accent….mostly because he is such an irritant to me, I hardly pay attention to him. However, Marissa ( beautiful, exotic-looking woman) , who I do like, albeit she is excess baggage, I think; lost her accent a week into her first appearance on stage. I had mentioned it, but I thought I had imagined the accent due to the fact it didn’t last long. Does anyone really care she has disappeared?
I am actually waiting to see what’s in store for Abby and Devon. Another loser. Poor Abby. Later, my Timmm.

alexis bean
alexis bean

marco has been killed

Timmm
Timmm

@Alexis Bean. Yeah, Victor said Marco is dead. I dont believe him for one minute!

alexis bean
alexis bean

i will be mad at Luca santoris because he help adam

CeeCee
CeeCee

Marco is alive and kicking. No way does he just disappear without having a hand in this, alexis. Too easy. I gather you are a Victor fan?

elm51
elm51

i don’t think the santori’s had anything to do with adam being missing – i believe that the other sponsors/backers that kevin’s partner is involved with has adam…………..
another stupid storyline because first of all kevin would have taken the money from jack before getting involved with victor – where are tptb/writers getting these ideas from??????

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s a good premise, elm. It’s ‘The Girl’, they want! What girl? Marissa or Kevin’s partner ( forgot her name which means she’s not important to me, lol). So, why does Victor tell Luca that his father wants Marissa? Could Victor have misunderstood? Or, is he being his usual wily-as-a-fox self? Could the other backers and the Santoris be one and the same? I just cannot get into this story, at all! More romance and less adventure, please. I am not captivated. I find more pleasure watching Sage holding her baby son….another stupid travesty. Later.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Of course the Santories are behind it. Agree with Pjc-a big who cares.
Everyone lies (Sharon – again!), everyone is distrusting (Lily and Cane),
except of people they don’t know like Dr Anderson (why would anyone trust her?! – only Sage sees this unprofessional intrusion on their lives and of course theyll say she’s delusional due to loss of Christian – Sharon trusts her with her meds against her better judgement – Nick confides and listened to her!),
Everyone hides the truth for fear of repercussions (blown opportunity for Noah to step up , do the right thing and have story come from there, Neil character totally destroyed) , or
Everyone plays games with their loved ones to make them jealous (Neil/Devon/Hillary and now Nikki, the matriarch of the show has been reduced to a high school game and Victor would never believe it anyway. Certainly wouldn’t be jealous. ).
Infantile, paranoid and negative behavior is the common denominator in Genoa City.
Ben sets a horrible example for his son by choosing him over Abbey when the reality would be they would try to work through it together (there are other ways to test Abbey and see her step up)
Victoria bringing her children in to say goodbye to their daddy is self serving and very out of character – seeing all those tubes, machines etc could be traumatic. and Vicky knows that. Certainly Nikki would.
Victors and Adam are great together but their re no surprises, no growth.
Characters are being compromised left and right. and the message is horrible.
How characters handle life is either self flagellating or deceitful -not inspiring at all
Bill Bell individuated his characters and wrote great stories.
Pratt is a character rat, chewing away in the name of story. ..recycled stories.
Billys story will probably be another revenge story, get back at Victor and Kevin. Victoria and Billy will get back together because Jason Thompson and Amelia Heinle will be on fire, and Victor will try to break them up. Nothing new there.
Adam and Chelsea are a super couple being underplayed and as always he lies and she suspects. Where is Summer?

Nikki
Nikki

Where is Summer??? WHO CARES! The only thing going well out of all this is Summer isn’t on every day being shoved down our throats . I agree with you about Amelia & Jason. They will be a hot couple & Victor will always play the devil himself. I wish they would soften him up. I want to see Adam tell Chelsea about Sage & blow Victor’s blackmail out of the water.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hey, Nikki…to me, you know what would be EVEN BETTER…N-O SUMMER, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!! Just an idea………..

Later.

Timmm
Timmm

But its a soap. If the characters were all goody two shoes, we’d be watching this on a religious channel. Soaps are constantly building people up which ever way and tearing them down only to redeem them. Even Victor gets a dose of realism from time to time and loses his memory or leaves town to search for his soul. [He is overdue!] I am entertained and thankful these people are not really in my own life. Well except for Abby!

Nikki
Nikki

Your right on Tim and I love Abby too as well as Mariah but Summer is just too much. It’s not that she’s a goody-two-shoes, she just really irritates me. Her voice is like scraping a dish with a fork and she has a lisp not to mention always pouting. Im kinda hoping they send her & Kyle back to College for awhile (lifetime would be nice). What a thought a hour hour without a squeak from the mouse.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Abby’s married, Timmm. LOL.
Seriously, I get it. I love my soaps…but, just once I would love for TPTB to treat the viewer with a little more respect. We are intelligent beings and should be offered a certain amount of realism. Considering the world’s economy, why pick Spain? I know I am being repetitious and redundant, but pick a country with a stable economy. What gives?
Victor is Victor. I am continuously complaining about him…..but we gotta give it to the guy…he is that good, as reptilian as he is. You are right, it is these kinds of villains that make the soaps go ’round. But, we also need a buffer once in a while. There is not one storyline which makes me smile or warms the heart. The stolen moments between Sage and Sully, are just that….stolen, borrowed moments. Everyone is miserable for some reason or other…except for Sharon. The poor woman is living in a dream of Anderson’s making…..in a bubble, on Mars. The bubble will burst; she will fall hard; beginning the misery all over again. No respite, Timmm. I want to see a little true, healthy, promising happiness…later, my friend.

Sheila
Sheila

It makes far more sense for this to be an Ian Ward act. The Santoris are unlikely to be involved in an anti hacking project. That is totally up Ian’s alley. He knows soon enough Kevin will fill Victor in on the “woman” he will trade for Adam because he knows Kevin was involved in Internet sleuthing for info on the paragon. Time will tell………

Timmm
Timmm

I thought Adam’s kidnapping had to do with that geeky computer girl? But anyway, if it is Luca’s family they need to cast his dad. Why not Michael Easton? I would love to see him and Eric Braeden go toe to toe!

hayley cropper
hayley cropper

Victor is probably Luca’s father, so no need for some one else to play the part…

Timmm
Timmm

Aint that the truth!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, my gosh, Hayley!! I just noticed your post. Wow, I thought the same thing!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Hayley…Oh, God, No. As far as I’m concerned, Victor has enough damn children already!!!!! N-o.

Fanny
Fanny

Michael Easton is toooo young to be Luca’s father… But he would be a
great addition too Y&R. Bring him in as an FBI agent looking into the
Newman/Santori connection…working along side Paul and Dylan…
Or the Santori’s lawyer looking after their vested interest…
Like yourself ..I thought it had to do with the computer girl who
skipped out on her newly found partners.

Timmm
Timmm

I guess your right Fanny about Michael’s age. Yeah, bring him in as FBI and investigate how you go from making Latte’s to flashing a detective’s badge without even watching ONE episode of NCIS!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good scenario, Fanny. I love it. Michael E would add that special kind of class that only he can bring. The only discordant note for me is working with Dylan. LOL. I can’t get over how easily he slipped into the role of detective. Only in soapland, my lady; only in soapland.
Thanks also to Timmm, for bringing Michael Easton up.

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee….@Timmm… Perhaps the writers choose to focus on a
Kinder, gentler Father & Son team than what is currently on canvas…
No need to name names….the perps know who they are.

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Fed up with the dark side of Young and the Restless; just too much of it. The Kelly/Jack tied up episodes were absolutely nauseating, and that is ignoring the stupidity and lack of resolution. Now the tiresome Mafia chapter is expanding. For me, I just can’t watch this kind of stuff and fast forward. That goes for the Devon, Hillary, and Neil never ending tales.

Apologies for how negative and abrupt these comments are. They just jumped out and don’t infer any criticism of the very fine actors who find ways to work whatever is written for them.

As the previous person mentioned, Ian pulled off a true bit of camp. The new doctor has displayed a bit of that too which was great fun. However, I find myself most grateful for the ability to fast forward when necessary.

su0000
su0000

AHHHAA AHAAA!
Y&R’s ”darkside” <– ahaa

((Y&R is peaches and cream))

blake
blake

I’m really enjoying Y&R lately, I think it’s smart that they only focus on a few stories at a time.

I have a major crush on the actor that plays Luca so I’m hoping he stays on Y&R for a long time!

joe
joe

the show is horribly written now, and bad acting is starting to seep in.

Lucia
Lucia

I’m so sick of another storyline that just covers up more of Victor’s lies and manipulation. He gets away with inserting Marco in Phyllis’s bed, he supposedly “saves” Adam from prison time by blackmailing the judge (by the way – WHERE IS SHE???) and then he blackmails Adam with his omniscient knowledge of Christian’s true paternity. Then he convinces Noah to cover up the fact that he backed his car over Billy – but does he blackmail his grandson? Nooooooo….that’s special sauce treatment for his one black sheep errant child, Adam. And now Adam has been kidnapped because honestly, with the collapsing of the Underground and Newman Towers in LESS THAN TWELVE MONTHS – they need another catastrophe within a nanosecond of everyone saying definitive finale goodbyes to Billy on his deathbed. GOOD LORD. Can we just have a show that doesn’t involve a live/die drama every week?

So Adam has been kidnapped? Great. I don’t think the plot is complicated. It’s the Santori family and they want Kevin’s friend’s big technology…big whoop-dee-do.

Marisa and Luca are beginning to grow on me, especially now that they have dropped their fake accents, but the writing for their storyline is so lame that I can’t get invested in them.

And I can’t get invested in invisible enemies (the Santori family) who according to Marisa when she spoke to Chelsea on Friday, is supposed to make us shiver in our booties, when the real evil is right under our noses: VICTOR. He needs to go away. There is nothing redemptive about him. Send him on a long journey somewhere …maybe Spain?

damien
damien

this show has too many highs and lows…. right now it s a serious low…. the santori s , who technically is A santori…. luca santori , who doesn t seem very sinister, nikki and neil? … totally outrageous, nikki needs to stay in her age group( no offense…its too silly)
kevin, mariah and technerd girl…. who cares?, and new billy #3….nothing sustaining my intrest, this shows so low now im actually looking forward to nick and sharon s baby switch #2 story…. ofcourse i ll watch any storyline that nick and sharon are in together!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Oh, gimme a break already!!!!! Instead of kidnapping Adam, that SO-CALLED Santori family should have kidnapped Noah…who is BEYOND ANNOYING!!!!!

Just saying……….

Harry
Harry

and he’s a horrible at parking cars too! I bet he cannot parallel park to save his life!!

Timmm
Timmm

Thats funny Harry! Thats about the only thing he is good for and he cant even do that! That scene with him, Luca and Victor yesterday, he looked like a school child next to those two!

Timmm
Timmm

They should kidnap Noah and give him a decent haircut!

CeeCee
CeeCee

And stop plucking his eyebrows like a girl’s. Noah has really nice eyebrows…such a fine arch.

Fanny
Fanny

He’s sooooo cute. How old is he 18???????

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Fanny.
Hi, Fanny, my lady:
Robert/Noah is 30. But, he could pass as 18….truly!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

If MAB was writing this story I would say Adam kidnap himself in order to get hold of Kevin’s project– but this new and gentler Adam who knows— just had to laugh myself silly when Chelsea ends up going to Dylan to find him– Dylan to the rescue again– LOL.

damien
damien

ughhhh…pls no praising mab! she lost all my respect when she married sahron and victor, which was pretty much incestous and rapey! lowest point of y n r ever… sharon case wanted no part of it and eric braedan was full of himself… lost respect for eric braedan too! that plot was disgusting

Mary SF
Mary SF

I wasn’t praising MAB– all I said was under her reign Adam was an evil son of bitch and at that time he would have kidnap himself— that is hardly an endorsement of the woman’s work. ITA some of her work was the lowest point for the show— sorry I brought up a bad memory for you, wasn’t my intent.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That WAS disgusting, damien, definitely. But, not as disgusting as when Adam pretended to be gay and slept with Rafe; who happened to be the best character on Y&R. Such a genuinely nice guy. I loved him. I still remember how hurt he was. And, what does that say for the irreverence used on the gay community? Bah!!

k/kay
k/kay

Well Mary I am not watching it enough these days to be on top of it but someone mentioned that whenever they constantly mention a past character they usually show up . Could it be Marco ? Lord knows Pratt seems to think we have to see EB PB and Steve Burton five days a week.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I believe, as I already said, Marco’s hand is in the cookie jar…really deep, Kay. I agree with you.

Mo
Mo

How RIDICULOUS were yesterday’s scenes when Dylan whipped out his badge? They could at least have had Dylan off screen for a week, saying he was in training/academy, etc., but to just give him a badge and let him go off on his own is so unreal. Of course, so is the police chief personally investigating every crime.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I guess in soap terms it isn’t anymore ridiculous than Abby becoming COO of a major corporation with no training or background in business— at least Dylan can claim his military service was training– I guess we will just have to chalk this one up to another WTH moment on a soap. But if I was Paul I would watch my back because the way it is going Dylan will be the next chief of police in a month– LOL.

bob
bob

what family? it’s two people lol until they start introducing the rest of the family il never take them serious as a threat to the Newman dynasty

scott
scott

It’s obvious that the head of the family will be revealed as Shelia Carter…..when Shelia “died”, she was actually comatosed and taken out the country to Spain where she was looked after by Niklaus Santori, who was an orphan that was raised with Victor in the School of Orphans, and was bullied by Victor/Christian at a young age, and vowed to one day bring down said VicChris…tech girl is Shelia’s daughter, who will later be revealed as Daisy, anywho, they will all converge at the Newman Towers where Lauren and Micheal will just happen to be having dinner and Shelia will be revealed as the mastermind behind everything that’s happened in the last year and will hold everyone in town hostage and at Midnight the Letter “N” from the Newman Tower sign will fall and kill everyone…fade to black screen….just kidding…i haven’t watched this show in over eight months and have no idea what’s going on……I do like Jason Thompson…..and I like the characters of Kevin and Mariah….

Tani Sterling
Tani Sterling

Am lost as to what is happening. Opened my recording yesterday and saw Marisa tethered to the bed mirroring how Jack was held by Kelly months ago. For me that is “dark” writing. I saw a picture of Adam tied up. Just can’t watch this type of scene without it being properly developed and concluded.

There are “dark” programs on television which have a central cast seeking justice. The central cast gives viewers comfort. Young and the Restless seems to have become poorly put together vignettes introducing new characters that, like a tossed balloon, are floating around looking for a spot to rest.

I allow a lot of slack for this program because it has been appreciated for so long. I don’t want to be critical, but since the ratings appear to be world wide it almost makes irrelevant any consideration of comments suggesting the need to improve.

Thanks to Michael Fairman’s group for their review.

jackee
jackee

Love Y&R but lately I am soooooooo sick of Chelsea’s whining.

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So what does this mean for your CBS soaps? Well, they aren’t losing their digs for quite some time!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “CBS said that a handful of programs that film at Television City, including The Late Late Show With James Corden, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Price Is Right, will continue being produced on the property for at least the next five years.”

In a statement Joseph Ianniello, president and acting CEO of CBS Corporation said “The sale of Television City unlocks significant value, increasing CBS’ financial flexibility, including the ability to redeploy capital for strategic growth initiatives such as additional content investment. At the same time, we will be transitioning this venerable site to a new owner who is committed to its legacy as both a cultural landmark and modern production facility. Hackman Capital has demonstrated terrific stewardship of classic properties, including their development of the landmark Culver Studios.”

So what do you think of the CBS selling TV City? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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