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Y&R 10,000 Episode Celebration Panel At Paley Center for Media Beverly Hills!

Y&R will be honored with a very special night, and a very stellar panel featuring some of the most prominent residents in Genoa City, when the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills celebrates the number one sudser’s 10,000 episode!

The night will feature a panel discussion with: Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott ) Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin) Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) Kristoff St. John( Neil Winters) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman).  The panel will be moderated by Brooks Barnes, of The New York Times!

When The Young and the Restless premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. The groundbreaking serial continues to set the standard with strong characters and socially conscious storylines, and has been the number-one daytime drama for more than 20 consecutive years.  Join us as we recall the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis Genoa City in celebration of the remarkable 10,000th episode milestone.

Tickets are on sale to the general public at $15.  Further information and tickets to the program are available at www.paleycenter.org. Fans can follow and join the conversation in real-time via twitter: @PaleyCenter | #PaleyLiveLA

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I am so happy to see the media focusing some much-deserved love, positive attention & focus on the daytime drama meduim.

CONGRATULATIONS Y&R! I am very excited and thrilled for the talented cast & crew to be honored for this amazing milestone. Viva la Y&R!

kalamaty
kalamaty

Congratulations to everyone at Y&R!!! This is such a historic moment and I am thrilled that the mainstream press is picking up on this!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

The timing of this is interesting. When I have watched a video of a Paley Center discussion with another daytime show, the representatives from the show have included long time cast members AND producers or writers. It is interesting to me that the list here includes ONLY cast members and no one behind the camera. Obviously, it would be odd to include Maria Arena Bell or the Hamner man as a panelist in light of what has happened in the past week. Likewise, it would be strange to include the Phelps woman or anyone else who is just coming back to work on the show.

I wonder if anyone will attempt to discuss the quality of the writing over the past few years? The show really has been in a state of turmoil and download decline since Bill Bell left. I wonder if they will discuss the state of this show over the past few years or just limit the entire thing to a “salute to Bill Bell”? Bell clearly should be mentioned but failing to address anything from the recent past would seem a little dishonest.

Bart
Bart

Bill Bell didn’t leave, honey – he died of Alzheimers in 2005. He retired in the late 1990s – the show was running very smoothly up until the mid-2000s when Lynn Marie Latham came on board as a consultant, then as Head Writer & Executive Producer. Her reign of terror (canning longtime writers and producers) ended in late 2007 whe she was terminated due to her striking during the 2007/2008 Writer’s Strike, but she wasn’t officially fired until Feb 2008. Then we got Maria Arena Bell, who also wore the double “Head Writer/Executive Producer” hat. We know what has happened since, so we don’t need to go there.

Now that “Y & R” has a separate Executive Producer and sole Head Writer, let’s hope they can whip this show back into shape – from what I see coming up this week, is it any wonder MAB was canned???

Iakovos
Iakovos

This is great news. Y&R surely can creatively regain its footing. As the #1 daytime drama, it can afford to make changes without as much risk as a low-rated program. And too many people want to see success here. It would be good to see on the dais some of those who may no longer be part fothe program but were instrumental in its initial success along with the stars of today. Best of luck! When is the 10,000th episode?

kalamaty
kalamaty

I appreciate the aesthetics of Young and the Restless so much; the sumptuous sets, lighting and upstage flowers, etc…. but would secretly love more location shooting. I’ve always loved that about B&B, seems to add a bit more immediacy and authenticity to the scene. I hope that it something they can integrate, while still maintaining all that is gloriously over the top and fab about Y&R. 🙂

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Nathan Fillion Talks His Start On OLTL On ‘The View’ With Whoopi Goldberg

On Thursday’s episode of ABC’s The View, Nathan Fillion visited the show promoting his series, The Rookie.  But during the beginning of his conversation with Whoopi Goldberg, he talked about what he learned from his humble beginnings in show business as Joey Buchanan on the beloved One Life to Live.

Of course, OLTL fans recall that Nathan was involved in a romantic storyline with Llanview icon, Robin Strasser (Dorian) and played the on-screen son to another icon, Erika Slezak (Viki).

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Fillion shared about this time on One Life: “Everything I did and everything I do I learned on that show.  I never speak poorly on daytime … it was such a warm kind place to be.   I learned everything there.  I don’t know where an actor can go and work with people that have worked in the business for 25, 35, 40 years, and I had no idea what i’m doing …and they said, ‘no problem here is what you do’.  So, it was very good people.”

Goldberg also alluded to that she “missed the soaps” meaning All My Children and One Life to Live that shot right where they are in New York City at the ABC studios on 66th and 67th street.

Watch Nathan talk his early career and more with the ladies of The View below.  Then, let us know what you think about the sentiments he share from his time at One Life to Live via the comment section.

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Y&R’s Thad Luckinbill To Produce ‘Postscript’ The Film Adaptation of Sequel To “P.S. I Love You”

We all know that Thad Luckinbill (Ex-J.T Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless) wears many hats in the entertainment industry.  He acts, he writes, he produces, he sings … is there anything that this talented guy doesn’t do?

Now comes word that Luckinbill’s production company (with his brother Trent and Molly Smith), Black Label Media, in conjunction with Alcon Entertainment, has secured the rights to the the novel Postscript and will turn it into a motion picture.

Postscript is the recently released sequel to Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 debut novel, P.S. I Love You.  The original movie starred two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank as Holly who loses her husband tragically when he dies from a brain tumor.  Then, a grieving Holly discovers that her husband has left behind 10 letters designed to help Holly overcome her sorrow and transition to a new life.

According to Deadline, who broke the news of this film deal: In, Postscript (which hit book stores this week in the U.S.) the story picks up Holly seven years after her husband’s death with Holly having peacefully moved on with her life.  However, when Holly’s sister asks her to tell the story of the “PS, I Love You” letters on her podcast — she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds. Soon after the episode airs, people start reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they’re terminally ill and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones.”

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According to a report here, Swank will reprise her role as Holly in the new movie.

Luckinbill’s Black Label Media recently produced the war movie, 12 Strong in which he co-stared, while he was also one of the producers on the hit movie, La La Land.

Intrigued to see how Postscript turns out? Wish Thad would return as. J. T to Y&R for a another stint? Comment below.

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OLTL Alums & ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Melissa and David Fumero Welcome Their Second Son

Llanview’s Carrr-lott-a should be happy about this, even if it’s ‘bitchy bangs’ who is the baby mama!

News over the weekend has former One Life to Live and star of NBC’s comedy series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Melissa Fumero (Ex-Adriana) giving birth to her second child, and on Valentine’s Day, no less.

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Melissa and her husband, the former Cristian Vega of One Life to Live, (and more recent cast member of the drama Power), David Fumero, welcomed into the world their new son.

The beautiful couple named their newborn, Axel.  They already have a a 3-year-old son, named Enzo.

The proud parents each to to their Instagram accounts with a special photo and a message. Melissa shared  “Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! 💗❤️❤️💙💙,”

While David shared: “I got the best #valentines #day Present!! Mama is a master at baking these! I’m a lucky dude! Welcome to the world Axel! 2/14/20″

Congratulations to Melissa and David on the newest addition to the Fumero clan!

Share your well-wishes for Melissa, David and little Axel via the comment section below.

 

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💙 Welcome to the world, Axel You have made Valentine’s Day my new favorite holiday! 💗❤️❤️💙💙

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I got the best #valentines #day Present!! Mama is a master at baking these! I’m a lucky dude! Welcome to the world Axel! 2/14/20

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