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Y&R Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary Today! EP Mal Young Teases: "We’ve Got Major Storylines Happening And Major Peaks Of What We Have Been Building Up To For Months"

A big congratulations are in order to The Young and the Restless on this Monday, March 26th. For 45 years ago, CBS broadcast the first episode of this juggernaut daytime drama hit series that since 1989 has been the number-one rated soap of them all!

This week, Y&R has plenty in store for fans of the residents of Genoa City with major storyline bombshells and revelations planned after last Friday’s multi-story cliffhanger.

In a videotaped message posted on social media Sunday, Y&R executive producer, Mal Young shared: “This is a huge moment and honor for me, personally. To have the responsibility of overseeing the celebrations for the 45th anniversary of Y&R.  The anniversary is on a Monday, but actually it’s all about these five episodes and events that are going to unfold across the five episodes that are going to change lives forever.

We’ve got major storylines happening and major peaks of what we have been building up to for months.  So it was important that some of those people came from like Mac (Kelly Kruger) who would actually play into current storylines.

It’s been like a real reunion this week, while we’ve been filming everything.  It’s been a joy for everyone, simply meeting each other, after not seeing each other for years. The atmosphere had been exciting an emotional, and I think we’ve got something truly exciting and special for the fans.”

So get ready for the celebration of Y&R 45! It all kicks-off today! Share your congratulations to the cast, crew, behind the scenes personnel on this achievement, and a special shout out to you, the fans, that have continued to enjoy and have been invested in the show for over 4-plus decades.  Comment below!

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Nikki
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Nikki

Bring back Adam Newman.

Timmm
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Timmm

Amen sister!

Mo
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Mo

I’m not feeling it if it turns out Jack is not an Abbott. Maybe Eric Forrester is his father.

su0000
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su0000

hi Mo..
Jack Abbott is a cornerstone of Y&R as is Victor..
That will never change..

There is no Y&R worth much of anything without the two powers; Victor and Jack.

Jack is John’s son… that is Y&R ..

imo- it will be a story to have Jack feel what Ashley felt/feels knowing she’s not an Abbott.
Most likely the story will be the bringing together of Jack and Ashley.

Jack Abbott and Victor Newman will always be.

It will be a very good story!!! The journey of Jack finding himself ..
Perhaps another visit from John..

K/kay
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K/kay

It is a huge mistake rewriting history I wish they had never bought Dina back and guess what my sis tells everybody she wrote the novel Gone With The Wind does that make it true???? Get your shovel ready let’s bury the soap

K/kay
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K/kay

I loved this show but taking it and making everybody act like a I pod from the body snachters is too much! They will do fine after this week because I do enjoy seeing the oldies I am soap free!

Shay
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Shay

At least your sis has excellent taste in her choice of authorship, k/kay!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

People don’t seem to understand that it’s likely Dina’s own mind manipulating her.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m watching just this weeks epi : for the 45th. oh wow… like I needed convincing in Marla Adams… as Dina.

” I don’t want any DAMN tea, I want to leave right now, you are so impertinent, you should be fired, johns going to know about this”

ALL the trappings that scare the bejeezus out of any one.

this rocks to the core… you can’t even grasp at any thing. the finality

kudos, salute… on the excellence of Marla Adams. how does it get any better

Patrick
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Patrick

ie: your post… which explains … why – Dina would “make-up” ANOTHER scenario … with another of her children… that being Jack. that is tantamount to may as well blow this show up. as @suOOOO said.. you can’t just have two gladiators… without the other. Jack ABBOTT and Victor NEWMAN. since she grappled and fought for a lifetime.. Ashley parentage. anyway… theres no way around this… as was said @GH Mike story. just hearing the word , scares . for drama sake… Y&R and GH are to be lauded for SHARING what is more common than any one wants

dmr
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dmr

I don’t think this latest “revelation” will lead anywhere. I think Dina is confusing her memories (hopefully).

rpm
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rpm

I have to say Days is on fire and i feel Ron Calivati is the force that has made the other shows stand up and compete! That said, Young and Restless was brilliant this week. Whether people are not on board with the actions of JT the scenes between him and Amelia Heinle were amazing T he week was one minute a gasp than breathe in than a gasp Peter Bergman Marla Adams Eileen Davidson brilliant!!! Nick and Sharon finally!!!!!!1 All around major points !

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I agree with you rpm re: Y&R, so far this past week was when Mal made an impression on me…I hope he keeps it up for I am looking forward to see how this all turns out…

randy spring
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randy spring

just watched there return today in canada,,,wont give anything away,,but pure brilliance how they connected to a now character that shares a lot of hystory with the whole brooks family,,o,k a lil hint mommie dearest,,, just fabulous seeing janice lynde and jamie lyn bauer on screen again,, its funny but so many writers over the years have tried there best to create new characters for genoa city and only a few have been a hit,,, mal young wake up dont make this just an anniversary visit ,make it a permanent stay and bring back some nostalgia and hystory to this… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

GOOD POINT rand spring and I agree with you 100%…I have yet to watch todays episode which I am looking forward too but especially tomorrows with Jaime and Janice and THANKS randy for not giving it away…CANNOT WAIT.

su0000
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su0000

I gotta mansion;
For the 1st time– Y&R has more action and intruge than GH .,

GH was once the king of adventure, action, hard drama and intruge now it is Dull, Stale, BLAH, and that is sad, a shame 🙁 GH has lost itself ..

WTG! Y&R– Mal is bringing it home!

su0000
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su0000

edit –
I gotta mansion to- I gotta Mention .

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I couldn’t have said it better myself!! The actors are also bringing it home. Everyone is turning out one excellent performance after the next. All I can say is more more more. Bring it on, I’m ready! !! Happy viewing and thanks for listening

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree su, usually I turn on GH first but Y&R has shifted gears and I love it!

Celia
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Celia

No, SuzieQ…not the first time. That’s impossible, LOL.
How long have you been watching Y&R? I LOVE THIS SHOW, come hell or high water!!
Perhaps if GH got rid of Sonny, Carly, Michael, Sam, Aunt Stella ( suddenly she has a degree in Social Senior Services? For someone who ‘deals’ with human sense and sensibility and emotions, she is presented as a harsh hussy), Dr. Borscht?, and Bobbi, the show would be more palatable…..But you like Sonny, yes?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I don’t get it, Celia. While others languish, Sonny and Carly (and her clomping size 19s) each now have a big storyline AGAIN. if I have to watch her salivating over Drew and Sam’s breakup, I may SERIOUSLY consider making a Carly voodoo doll (just a too-tight mini-dress, some straw for hair, and regular adult shoes 10 sizes too big oughta do it), then we’ll see who’s cackling away!

Shay
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Shay

Well, that would be a good start, CeeCeeGirl! Especially the supercilious Aunt Stella and creepy Dr. Bensch, who is looking to be the lecher we believed him to be from the very beginning. The problem with GH is that there are so many unpalatable characters that getting rid of just one or two will not be sufficent to the purpose of getting this soap back on track. It really does require deep culling of the herd…..

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Celia…about Aunt Stella…girl, as always, you are SO RIGHT ON!!!!! GH suddenly making Stella a social worker…I cannot help but LMAO on that one!!!!! This makes me like Aunt Stella EVEN LESS!!!!! Trips to a local car wash last A LOT LONGER than that…lol.

Have a good night, my friend.

Later.

Celia
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Celia

@Soaphound.
Oh, my gosh, Soaphound….you’re the best. It’s remarks like these ( as Harry, Shay, Timmm, Jimh, Alan, su, and others—not necessarily in that order, LOL) that make these sites magnetic…keep coming back for more. LOL and beyond, my friend.
Oh, yeah…..I didn’t know there was a size 19…..laughing as I write. My husband is size 12-13( and I thought that was huge)….I, a mere 5-51/2…..
Clomp, clomp, clomp. Your exaggeration hits the spot.
I do not know why this couple is soooo venerated…..why not, eh? They’re soooo supreme, afterall…..

K/kay
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K/kay

Congrats to your 45 years have forgotten a lot of the stories wish you the best in the future!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

” M – I – C – H – A – E – L M – U – H – N – E – Y ”

Adam

Nikki
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Nikki

YOU SAID IT! THAT IS THE ONE THAT WOULD GET THE SOAP HITTING THE ROOF!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

From your post to the soap gods’ ears, Patrick. Oh, how I long to see that man in that lavender shirt with that hair brushed back, and that devious grin he would sport…

Charday
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Charday

See Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family tv show on Thurs this week for the Y&R cast. Reruns on Fri. Check your listings.

JONNYSBRO
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JONNYSBRO

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Su i think Shelly Altman would be a great co head writer for YR. Altman is one of the best in biz

Tucker
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Tucker

She already wrote for “Y & R” during the Jill Farren Phelps regime – she came on board with Jean Passanante after Josh Griffith was let go.

Michael
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Michael

The rest of this week’s shows had better be good. I was underwhelmed by Monday’s show. I had high expectations and needless to say, was let down big time.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

I so agree with you Michael about Monday’s episode…

Meg.
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Meg.

Love it I would love to see M M back as Adam ,other then that it’s great ,

John K
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John K

Jill being Catherine’s daughter bombed so badly, they had to make her Lorren’s sister… Can’t keep track of who is Christian’s father, or was it Summer’s father? Or who is Lilly’s father… and now they are going to make Jack and Victor brothers… bad move, serves no purpose. The writers bombs with this one too.

Ron
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Ron

Victor’s father was played by the late, great George Kennedy. I didn’t think the character was from Genoa City.

Ron
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Ron

Who is Jack Abbott? IF he’s not John’s biological son, I’d go for Neil Fenmore! Wouldn’t that be a great twist. Hate the idea of changing history, though.

Mo
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Mo

Then he would have slept with his half-sister. No thanks!

Keep him as John’s son. Why mess with history? Serves no purpose and ruins a lot of things. It was bad enough they made Ashley the result of an affair. Leave Jack’s paternity alone.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I’m LOATHING the notion that Jack may not be John’s son. If the plot plays out in that direction, I think it was a TERRIBLE idea. A decade ago, the writers RUINED Jill when they tinkered with her lineage: First, writing her as Kay’s daughter and then revisiting the sad tale to make her Lauren’s sister. It made absolutely no sense. Based on their interactions for over 20 years, there was no way that anyone would believe that Liz Foster was not Jill’s mother. They further insulted us with the idea that Jill was the daughter of Neil Fenmore (who… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Jack will forever be John’s son…
Y&R would never ever make Jack not John’s son. no more than Y&R would make Victor a Jocky .

Jack and Victor are forever characters..

The story will drag us threws the muk but endgame; Jack is John’s son..

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I hope that you are correct. However, someone could have said something similar about Jill and Kay —- “Y&R would never make Jill Kay’s daughter. Jill is clearly a Foster.” We saw first hand how that turned out. I would have more confidence in things if the show had not suffered from a “revolving door” of producers and writers over the past decade. With the exception of Sally Sussman and Kay Alden (I’m big fans of both), none of the others seemed to have bothered to learn the history of the show or (in the case of Maria Arena Bell)… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

Hi Barbara, A well-written and beautifully detailed look at the history of Y and R! I am in your camp: keep Jack Abbott a true Abbott. IT was a horrible mistake to make Jill Foster somebody other than Liz Foster’s daughter. Same would hold true here for Jack. On that note, as much as I hated seeing John Abbott killed off, I’d sure like to have Jack hallucinate again so we can see John now and then. I was really small when Y and R debuted, watching it with my mom (saw it the first time when I was home… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Barbara from Atlanta…you couldn’t have said it better and I have already been thinking of quit watching but the last 3 days of last week were excellent but I feel this week has been lackluster and if the Brook sister’s aren’t on more than this past Tuesday then IMO that would be an insult to Jaime Lyn and Janice to come back for that little bit of scene and what a waste of their time…I totally agree with what you said about the writing since 2006 and I had high hopes with Sally and Kay and poof they were gone…

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Didn’t like how Chelsea was written into a bad person by everyone, don’t like it that suddenly JT is an abuser and especially won’t like it if Jack is not an Abbott. Stop messing with well established characters and then turning them into something they haven’t been in all the years we watched.

Tani Sterling
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Tani Sterling

I record. Kind of afraid to look forward after reading these comments. Jack is John’s son. Some foundation is important and should not be compromised too often.

Should Victor or Jack pass away: then writer’s, please keep us!

Guess I had better watch!

Mo
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Mo

Who is the blonde woman and the baby they showed in flashbacks yesterday (Thursday) with JT?

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

Following the exclusive, Michael Strahan described his conversation with Chris Harrison stating: “His apology is his apology, but it felt like it got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously, he is the man who wants to clearly stay on the show, but only time will tell if there is any meaning behind his words.”

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The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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