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TVGN To Become Exclusive Cable Home Of The Young and the Restless Starting this Summer!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Big news today that The Young and the Restless is on the move starting this summer!  Same-day repeated episodes for years have been airing on SOAPnet, but now with the shrinking cable network, Y&R has found a brand new cable home, so you can catch all the action in Genoa City, in a new place, but same time!  And of course, The Young and the Restless will have it’s first run episodes as always on CBS!

Here is the official press release from TVGN:  TVGN (TV Guide Network) today announced that it will become the exclusive basic cable home for the #1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless (Y&R). The acquisition of the top-rated daytime franchise from Sony Pictures Television marks the first TVGN programming announcement as part of the new CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS)/Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) partnership.

Beginning this summer, Y&R will move from SOAPnet, where it has already been a basic cable ratings success, to TVGN, keeping the 7:00 PM, ET/PT time slot where it has built a loyal fan base, and will appear day-and-date with its broadcast on the CBS Television Network.  One of the most popular franchises in daytime television history, Y&R recently celebrated 40 years on the air on CBS, where it has dominated the ratings in daytime.

Currently, Y&R is the #1 daytime drama on network television among total viewers and key demos, including women 18-49 and 25-54. It has also been SOAPnets #1 series for five consecutive years, delivering a significant audience share among women 18-49 and 25-54—two key demos for TVGN.”

About TVGN:  TVGN is a fully distributed entertainment network owned by CBS Corporation and Lionsgate. The venture combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content.  Seen in more than 80 million homes, TVGN’s programming celebrates Hollywood with original series and specials that cover celebrity lifestyles, entertainment news, the red carpets, and what Hollywood does best—movies. TVGN’s new ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “OMG! Insider”) and the studio that distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” franchises and produces such award-winning dramas as “Mad Men.”

So Y&R fans, will you be heading over to TVGN this summer if you need to catch up on what is shaking in Genoa City, and you didn’t catch it on CBS or CBS.com?  Let us know your thoughts on the new cable deal for the number one soap!

 

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Sharon
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Sharon

I watch it now on SoapNet. Are they on television because I’m not watching them on a computer!

ethel
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ethel

tvgn is a cable station on tv………….

Bam Carle
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Bam Carle

Sharon: get used to it. Soaps moved from radio to tv and many folks didn’t have a television. The internet IS the new tv. Computers are for more than playing FarmVille…

barbara potter
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barbara potter

That would be great if i knew what channel that was, but i cant find it on my cable ,is there another name for the channel ??? help…

ethel
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ethel

it is listed as tvgn – just look on your cable guide you’ll find it………it’s called the tv guide network

su0000
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su0000

IOf you have Comcast, they do carry TVGN ..
DISH does ..

su0000
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su0000

sorry made a mistake — Comcast does ‘not’ carry TVGN …

Aria
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Aria

It’s the TV guide network! Maybe they will show OLTL and Amc to.

Jody
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Jody

Exactly my thoughts……

Bam Carle
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Bam Carle

And show to…whom? You forgot an “o”.

Bam Carle
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Bam Carle

Contact your cable company…it’s so new you may not have it yet.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I’ve had the TVGN for years….not new.

AJ
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AJ

TV Guide Channel isn’t new, it’s been around for at least a decade.. if not longer. TV Guide channel has been replaced by the ‘guide’ button, they show alot of movies and stuff.. they don’t even show what’s coming on anymore.

Bam Carle
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Bam Carle

I didn’t know what TVGN stood for…sounded new to me. My bad.

su0000
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su0000

TVGN is only available if one subscribes to the ‘pay more money’ HD service… lol

Makes no diff to me.. I have watch Y&R on-line for years and will continue to watch anytime of day or night any day on-line..

ethel
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ethel

well we all know soapnet was supposed to be gone last year but some cable companys still carry it – i am thinking the reason for the move of y&r to tvgn is because soapnet will be completely gone really soon…….we really need a channel that is totally dedicated to soaps!
and yes michael i will watch y&r on tvgn

Iakovos
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Iakovos

The reason for Y&R’s cable rebraodcast move from SOAPnet to TVGN surely has to do with the deal announced recently that CBS has purchased TVGN. Corporate synergy. CBS has a stake in The CW and Showtime, too, I believe. I suspect we will see reruns of GOSSIP GIRL and other CBS-owned programming there.

Regarding another post, I am not sure we would see the AMC and OLTL reboots on TVGN, again because the cabler is a CBS entity, but you never know anymore, right?

Val
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Val

I’d like to see the new online AMC and OLTL repeats on TV Guide Network as well!

Max
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Max

Sounds like a smart move on the part of TV Guide Network. Maybe they’ll pick up AMC and OLTL, I can only hope!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

It is part of our expanded basic cable. Good move Y&R!

Robert
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Robert

Great news for Y&R moving to a high rated cable channel.

Liz Arnold
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Liz Arnold

This is the beginning of the end for SoapNet. When their Days contract ends, they will go off the air. I lost SoapNet over a year ago (Comcast, Cape Cod area) when they replaced it with Disney Jr. Now everyone will be in the same boat. Sorry folks. That day is closer now. Better get used to the idea.

Bill
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Bill

that will be nice to see but take off the tv series Early Edition show

ORA OGLE
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ORA OGLE

I think watching the young and restless on TVGN is a discrace. You have to watch it with all of the tv channel listings on the same screen. I hope you are going to do something about this or else your ratings are going to go down,down,down! I dont like to watch the show on a small internet screen. You should have reruns on xfinity demand on TV.

Gwen King
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Gwen King

I hate this!!!!! I work all day and cannot watch soaps during the day. It was so nice to be able to come home at night and enjoy all my soaps on Soapnet. Now I can’t see Y & R at all. It seems that TVGN is not in my area. I have watched this show my whole life and was so looking forward to the episodes of when Catherine passed and now I can’t see it ever!!!! So disappointed. I feel like I have lost a friend. I just wish everyone would leave the soaps alone!

Joella Benkelman
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Joella Benkelman

I feel the same way. What were they thinking???

Joella Benkelman
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Joella Benkelman

I’m so angry that I can’t see YNR after work on Soapnet.com!!!!! I can’t TVGN, and I’ve been a loyal watcher for years and would like to have some HELP to see my show! Can anyone HELP out there????

debra salamone
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debra salamone

Do I as a TWC customer need to switch cable companies to watch TVGN?

CeeJ
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CeeJ

I’m with suddenlink and cant find the tvgn channel. I only have soapnet . So how are the rest of us suppose to watch Young & restless?

MZ VEE
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MZ VEE

Will there be a network to replace Soapnet?

Linda
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Linda

Was planning to watch Y&R on your station tonight but there’s a movie listed instead. Scrolled through the weekend listings and it was not there at all. What’s up? Been watching it at night for a long time since I work during the day.

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As many are aware, Josh stars in many holiday films, so it’s a bit of send-up about a guy who is in Christmas movies starring in a movie about the making of one.

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McBrayer will preside over the Children’s & Family main ceremony on Sunday, December 11 and Siwa will lead the Children’s & Family Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Saturday, December 10.  Both events will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

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McBrayer is nominated this year for a Children’s & Family Emmy for Outstanding Host for his work on Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show. Siwa has two nominations – one for Outstanding Choreography for her Peacock show Siwas Dance Pop Revolution, and one for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Live Action Program.

In a statement, the actor shared: “I am thrilled to be hosting the first Emmys ceremony specifically created to recognize the important and influential Children’s & Family genre.  It is truly an honor to be celebrating all of the individuals whose wonderful contributions remind us that great television can entertain, educate and bring together people of all ages.”

Siwa added, “I am honored to be hosting the very first Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, and to be a nominee in both outstanding choreography and outstanding music direction and composition for a live action program. It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening with my girl group, XOMG POP! kicking off the night with what will be a great performance!”

Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS shared on the host announcements: “We’re thrilled to recognize the fastest-growing genre in television by launching the Children’s & Family Emmys with such cultural powerhouses as Jack McBrayer and JoJo Siwa. Their undeniable energy and enthusiasm perfectly capture the tone which will set this ceremony and competition apart for years to come.”

The Children’s & Family awards are the first standalone expansion of the Emmy Award competition since 1979 and marks the successful culmination of the first full year of the realignment between NATAS and the Television Academy.  With nearly 3,000 submissions, the competition is now the largest that NATAS oversees.

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According to her publicist, Judith Moore on Twitter, the rep shared: “This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve had to write this, let alone release the news.  It is with profound sadness that on behalf of her family I announce the passing of Irene Cara. The Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer passed away in her Florida home.  Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. She was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live forever through her music and films.”

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Later, Cara first rose to prominence when she was cast in the 1980’s musical film Fame, where she sang the title track and starred in as Coco Hernandez.  Her vocal performance in Fame earned her two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female in 1981.

Two years later, Cara not only picked up two Grammy Awards for her performance, but also an Oscar for  co-writing, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from another 80’s pop culture smash, Flashdance.  At the Grammys in 1984, Irene won for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, and Best Album of an Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.  She took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards in 1983.

Cara’s rep added, that at the time of Irene’s death they were working on new projects: “Working on amazing projects that would have made her  and her fans incredibly happy. Her manager and I will finish them. She’d want that.”

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