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The Young and the Restless Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Season with New Logo, Returning Fan Favorites, and a Crossover with B&B

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2023 is going to be a big year for the soaps with some huge milestone celebrations on the horizon, one of which is for Y&R’s 50th anniversary.

The iconic CBS soap opera turns the big 5-0 on March 26, 2023, but until then, the network and the daytime drama series have plenty in store for viewers for its special landmark season.

The 50th season of Y&R begins on Friday, September 30th and with it will come a new commemorate logo to honor the milestone.

In addition, the season will be building off classic storylines with return appearances of fan favorites, and more intrigue and family drama for the iconic characters of Genoa City.

And what has many very curious, is a the announcement of a a special crossover episode with its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful to air on Monday, September 26th.

Many are hoping this means that Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) will somehow return to Genoa City … or that perhaps, Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (Tracey E. Bregman) might wind up in Los Angeles and see Sheila in the flesh!

The rest of the CBS daytime line-up including: The Bold and the Beautiful, Let’s Make a Deal and The Price is Right has their season premieres this month as well which include: Drew Carey’s 15th season as host of TPIR, and B&B about to celebrate its 9,000 episode milestone in the spring of 2023.

So, looking forward to what’s in store on Y&R as it turns 50? What do you think the crossover episode between B&B and the top-rated soap will feature in story? Which Y&R fan favorites do you hope return for the 5oth anniversary celebration? Share your thoughts below.

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Iakovos
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Iakovos

It’d be even more fun with ATWT and GL still in the mix. Just saying!

Davenport
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Davenport

Can we get off the 13 years ago Train ??.?

whynot
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whynot

Make no mistake: if anyone still wanted to watch, and were watching, those soaps, they’d still be on the air.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Make no mistake: if they were being written in a compelling way and were well-produced, people would still have been watching them, and they’d have never gone off the air in the first place.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I just miss the full afternoon of daytime drama. I am thrilled to see the Y&R anniversary. It’s very special. Just wish the genre got some respect as it once did.

DENIS ADAM POMPA
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DENIS ADAM POMPA

CBS get rid of Josh Griffth! He’s awful and bring back Gina T she is missed badly

Chris
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Chris

No she’s not 😛

MJ100
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MJ100

Now if they would only update their horribly stale and outdated opening graphics. I swear, some of those actors don’t even look like that anymore.

Derrick Walker
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Derrick Walker

Can’t wait. Make it memorable Josh! Don’t screw up

Damien
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Damien

Sorry but unless it’s a new HW incharge you ‘re about to be very disappointed

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I totally agree Damien…BTW, I hope you been well.

Damien
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Damien

Yes
Thanks Kevin!
Yourself?!

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Hi Damien, I continue to hang in there, THANKS…BTW, it’s good to hear from you…

Roger smith
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Roger smith

Ik I’m having the same thought. I’m trying to hold out hope that JG will actually do something good with this show for the 50tg season but his last attempt on trying to bringing something intriguing to the show hasn’t work and has always fallen flat so I don’t know. I have a huge letter ready to send to cbs requesting them to find a new head writer listing my reasons but I’ll wait a while and see how the show goes if it’s still flat and boring in sending my letter.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I’d love to know who the returning fan favorites are. Sometimes TPTB’s idea of a “fan favorite” is . . . rather different from the actual fans’ idea.

Ashleigh
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Ashleigh

It will probably be someone like Daniel when I’d actually like it to be Cane!!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Ashleigh
I couldn’t stand Cane with Lily, especially right after Daniel.Let him stay down under.

Kit McCollum
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Kit McCollum

For a commemorative logo, the design is uninspired and aesthetically unbalanced. Would be much more successful losing the “50” and rendering the more iconic “Y&R” in gold. Two problems solved.

MJ100
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MJ100

I whole heartedly agree. One would think they would make the logo extra special considering it is half a century. There’s nothing special about simply adding a 5 and a 0 to the existing logo. *Sigh*

Kit McCollum
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Kit McCollum

Thanks for the validation.

Roger smith
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Roger smith

I totally agree it’s such lazy work. Actually show that you Care about the show it’s bad enough JG storylines speak to the kind of bad writer that he is the least he can do is put some more effort in the logo.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

Add my name to the “I agree” with your assessment!

Roger smith
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Roger smith

I totally agree. Then putting the number 50 beside the Y&R symbol was just lazy work 2nd grader can spice that logo up better like come on. What they should have done was either make the change the red writing to Gold, or change the background colour from white to Gold, and leave the Red Y&R symbol up to stand out better. And if they wanted to write the number 50 somewhere they can.

whynot
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whynot

The amount of effort they put into the ‘new’ logo shows what the network thinks of the show.

Roger smith
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Roger smith

Ikr. Adding 50 beside the logo really!! That’s like the first easiest choice anyone that wouldn’t want to go the extra mile would think of doing like come. These producers and writers don’t act like they care about the show all that much. Not the way William j bell and Kay Alden did.

Mike Estes
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Mike Estes

The show will never be what it once was.because Bill Bell was the best.

Timmm
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Timmm

How about a new head writer!

Damien
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Damien

Exactly The only thing real y n r viewers want to celebrate is a new head writer! If you can even call the current situation a ‘ head’ writer! I wouldn’t put Josh Griffith in charge of writing the contents of a toilet paper package. Funny enough the crap he writes is like he scripted it on a toilet seat. It’s so unwatchable not only should he be fired but whoever’s responsible for keeping him employed. I can’t believe further since y n r clearly is not caring about the view ers complaints that none of the actors have thrown… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

The CBS machine functions on all eight cylinders and as long as Y&R stays on top and makes them money, they dont care about the stories that are being told. Its either rinse and repeat with the same five couples or they bloat the cast with characters we dont care about. GH gets heat because of their reputation for reviving dead characters but at least it brings fan favorites back on the show and their reveals are filled with drama! ONE thing I will say positive about Y&R is the girl who plays Ali is doing a great job and… Read more »

Roger smith
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Roger smith

I like Ali too but I find her character is to well adjusted along with faith, Moses, Noah, Tessa and Mariah they all need to be stirring the pot a little more. Everyone is too happy and go lucky with there life and marriages there needs to be more mess, foam, soapiness.

Roger smith
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Roger smith

Well to tell you the truth Josh Griffith writing is toilet paper material. Lol
I was wondering the same thing because Sharon has no storyline now all she does is talk to customers at her coffee shop. Phyliss and Diane are suppose to be rivals but I don’t see any rival activity really happening like the olden days, it’s like JG is scared of drama he runs away from it. He teases fans to make them get all worked up and then there’s nothing. Like WTH.

Roger smith
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Roger smith

I’m down for a new head writer any day for this show. I have a three paragraph letter which I will be sending to CBS and sonny pretty soon requesting just that. Maybe if more fans did the same maybe we could get results. It’s been done in the past.

Chris
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Chris

The crossover better be Sheila x Lauren or people are gonna be pissed !

The show has been pretty good again when Diane returned but it all fell apart when they stupidly tossed Ashland in the bin. And the sanctimunious Newmans are getting really hard to watch, JG should find new writers pets.

Roger smith
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Roger smith

No he needs to leave. ASAP

Soaphound
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Soaphound

This logo is nothing special. And I guess I’m in a minority when I say I have no desire to see Sheila Carter for any reason. She’s not a “fun” villain to me…she’s pure evil with no redeeming qualities. Now, some characters I would like to see make appearances could include Cane Ashby, Avery Clark, Daniel Romalotti, Fen Baldwin, Patty Williams (and Paul for that matter), Christine, that sexy teacher Colleen liked (Adrian Korbell), Amber…

Harry
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Harry

Soaphound, I have never enjoyed Sheila Carter. Like you say she’s not a “ fun “villain.” I don’t get the collective fan fascination with her. She’s one-note, redundant and monotonous. There are fascinating and complex villains out there. For me, Sheila ain’t it.

David Smothers
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David Smothers

For the LOVE…. Y&R neds to put classic episodes on SOME streaming format, youtube… SOMETHING. B&B has it’s first several years on youtube, and Y&R has nothing. Nada.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG, enough of Sheila Carter, already. Don’t we get enough of her crap in L.A.? We have enough mayhem in G.C with Phyllis, Nicki and Diane.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

My points exactly, Violet. Whenever I hear rumors of Sheila returning, I respond the same way I do to those telephone charities: “No thanks. I gave already. “

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Lord!! Not Sheila again—woe be me to endure the pain—Basta!! It’s the never-ending- story of both she(ila) and not-so-maiden in distress any more, Lauren…..As the stomach churns.
Another “no way no how?”. Nick and Sally as one. WOW—they’re sure keeping it in the family. Interchangeably yucky.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Glad you’re in the same camp, Celia. Every time Sally and Nick start cooing at each other, I just find myself involuntarily groaning, “Oh hell, no!” And when is dear Sharon gonna be free of those aprons and coffee pots? When she starts doling out homilies, her face gets this beatific grin like she’s just seen the Virgin Mary. And Bernadette she ain’t.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound I can not believe what you said about Sharon. The other day, who was she with? Nick or Sally and she got this look on her face and here I am talking to the TV, asking her what the hell her problem was. Was she seeing visions or whatever, she really was acting like she was in la la land. You sure are right, she needs a life, especially now that she and Adam aren’t so close anymore. I always thought she’d be back with Nick eventually, but now that Sally is in the wings, that idea is no… Read more »

Carlos C.
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Carlos C.

My wish is that TPTB give ,”The Young and the Restless”, it’s proper due as an iconic, game-changing, daytime drama.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Again, Y&R is no longer Y&R, I quit watching a long time ago…TPTB don’t care…very very sad…

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kevin C
Not to be rude but if you no longer watch, why are you in this discussion and what do you even care what’s going on?

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Hello Violet Lemm, not to be rude but YES it sounds like you are being rude…that is why I rarely make comments…One can hope that TPTB will care one day and make changes where Y&R will be watchable again…THAT is WHY I CARE…ENJOY your week…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’ve been where you are, Kevin. There are times (like the past six months) when I swear I’m quitting the show. Then they’ll throw us a bone by giving Traci or Kevin a scene and I get suckered back in. If we didn’t love the show, we’d ignore it. We want it to be better and we can offer suggestions here, like more equitable use of characters and less repetitive stories (Adam burned by Victor AGAIN). I think we might be coming out of this trough soon, I can feel it. Just wish Diane were gone! So…don’t give up completely… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

THANKS so much Soaphound…I tune it from time to time to see if it’s watchable and just hoping…I also wish they would return back to the classic background music…I really miss Sally Sussman for she is such a kind person and really cared about Y&R and cared about the viewers and their concerns.

Roger
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Roger

I think all the fans who aren’t enjoying JG writing should all send letter into either cbs, Sony or bell dramatic serial company to complain and ask for a new head writer. Apparently it has been done in the past with other writers on the show so maybe it can still be done again if more people do it.

rose
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rose

Talking about anniversaries my comment is a little off topic. But in a way not because of how we value our own soap dynasties. I was glued to CNN from early morning, afternoon to night yesterday to see the passing of Queen Elizabeth. Whether she was our Queen didn’t matter to me…there was still something about her 70 yr reign and personality that touched me deeply, was moving and impressive. And showed even her she had family issues over the years. May she RIP. And if all goes well, from a comment she made, she thinks will see her family… Read more »

Dorothy
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Dorothy

I have been watching the Young and the Restless since I was 12 years old and I would love to see return is Michael Daimien aka Danny Romalotti and Patty Weaver aka Gina Roma and do one of the iconic concerts that were performed. One last thing, I would like to see the Colonade Room come back. I lot of great Genoa City events were held there.

Bryan Salton
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Bryan Salton

I want to see to a brand new intro of the cbs the young and the restless for the 50th with all of the cast members and recurring cast members happy anniversary young and the restless

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