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Y&R Renewed For Four More Years Through 2023-2024 Season

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Genoa City will continue to be a top destination for soap opera drama with the news today that the CBS Daytime series has been renewed for four more years, through the 2023-2024 broadcast season.  CBS and Sony Pictures Television made the announcement.  Meanwhile, the show continues to remain the number one soap for a record 31-plus years.

“Having the #1 show for any length of time in any daypart is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “But The Young and the Restless has been daytime’s top drama for over three decades. The last time any other show was on top, Ronald Reagan was president, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. It’s a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writers, talented producers and supremely passionate fans, as well as our tremendous partnership with Sony Pictures Television.”

“We are thrilled to continue the legacy of The Young and the Restless at CBS, as this renewal will take us to our 50th anniversary in 2023, and beyond,” added Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television. “The iconic characters created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell 47 years ago continue to captivate audiences in the U.S. and across the globe, and we look forward to building on the dynamic storylines featuring these beloved characters.

In the last year, there have been many notable anniversaries on Y&R.  Among them, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) celebrated 40 years on the show; Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) celebrated 30 years; Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) and Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) celebrated 25 years; and Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) celebrated 15 years. Next month, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) will also celebrate his 40th anniversary.

The cast includes: Marla Adams, Lauralee Bell, Peter Bergman, Donny Boaz, Eric Braeden, Tracey Bregman, Sasha Calle, Sharon Case, Doug Davidson, Sean Dominic, Melissa Claire Egan, Cait Fairbanks, Camryn Grimes, Mark Grossman, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Tyler Johnson, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian J. Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Beth Maitland, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Greg Rikaart, Brytni Sarpy, Melody Thomas Scott, Michelle Stafford, Jason Thompson, Jordi Vilasuso and Jess Walton.   Anthony Morina is the show’s executive producer. The co-executive producer and head writer is Josh Griffith.

So, share your thoughts and congratulations to Y&R for its four-year pick-up today via the comment section below.

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WHOA!
I counted the cast..
there are 32 actors to pay $$
and a few get Big $$$

And– the new $ sets..
Y&R has to be bringing in good $$

Good to hear there will be 4 more years to come.
Also– Days..

((any word on GH?

Days as I’m sure you’re aware was renewed for the 2020-2021 season. Have not heard anything about GH.

GH is wholly owned and produced by ABC. Renewals are not applicable. It’s not on a season-to-season commitment schedule like the other 3 soaps.

Ahhh, so that’s why GH is always on the chopping block.

I envy how quickly AND often @cbs is renewing Y&R, what a comfort zone.. really, it is,

DAYS fights years .. why should they ?

years, alas, i’m fighting with

gifted

that’s us’e

keep on

A change must be coming at the top then, because this “version” of Y&R is the worst it’s ever been.

Nice, but some of the current storylines are blah. Hoping they improve.

Wonderful news! Now if they could just step up the storylines (at least have a few storylines of interest), then all will be right with the world.

What they could do is have Tessa elope with her ex-husband, and Billy develop a fatal peanut allergy.

Oh Dr. Helen, if only! Tessa and her ex are a new low. We should be invested in a brand new character and a girl we’ve seen 3 times in 6 months? Yes, I’m thrilled the show has been renewed; I’m hopeful it will improve. Of course, every time I say that, they bring on another non-actor like Chance. Bring on the Baldwins, including Gloria, Fen, Kevin, Chloe; the Williams; Jill and Esther…and Nina!

This proves these networks dont care or watch soaps. This is the worst soap on TV right now and it got a 4 year renewal!

Timmm, I decided to be hopeful. Then I watched today’s episode where Tessa and Tanner sang. Sang! This is what I deserve after 40-plus years? Since they were singing on an airplane, let’s hope it was well-stocked with airsick bags. I know I was.

Sorry I will still pick Y & R over GH I can’t stand SB or MB and please don’t tell me they are nice people I want to throw up,

The two who you hate anchor the show. They are connected to almost every other character. You have your opinion and your FF button!

I don’t even think they watch

TV shows don’t get renewed based on individual opinions of their quality. It’s about projecting whether they can be profitable. To me, that’s more shocking that CBS would invest in a four-year renewal. I wonder what tricks they have up their sleeves that make them believe it will still make money so far in the future.

Might help the ratings if they get Stafford playing with the grown ups this dressing her in call girl clothes is beyond stupid and her best scene in forever was today with Case they play off each other well it helps if you have a cast member you trust and for all that’s holy let her and Peter have some scenes together they work well together and let’s get Lauren Paul Michael a story they are the ones who kept the ratings up also ! No I am not for another head writer change work with getting JG another writer who knows the shoe and put Adam Chelsea a rest and Abby

YES, Kay! It reminds of the scene in MRS. DOUBTFIRE when she tells Sally Field that the dress Sally intends to wear makes her look like a streetwalker. It reeks of desperation and Michelle Stafford doesn’t need it; her talent is enough. Adam and Chelsea? I’ve had enough for a full year, especially of that wicked spawn of theirs. We need Baldwins (including sexy Fen), Fishers, Gloria, Nina, Jill…even Esther!

Oh my god I love this show and Staffords scenes today with case were off the charts ms is a great actress she has been given shit put her back as I said with the grown ups !!! I will always want Nick and Sharon back together but that’s me! If you can’t see the chemistry with Them you are nuts though I adore Jordi he is good people

For the first time since MS has been back her s scenes with Case has been great!! More please they awesome together

Stafford is good but since she has been back they have written crap fir her she deserves better

Like I said she and Case are gold take advantage of that

I like that Nick and Rey are mutually supporting Sharon.

I truly have not enjoyed Stafford being back then she had scenes today with Case and I remember how good she could be I am all for these two actresses bonding yes it’s nuts but Stafford needs to finally work with someone who she has chemistry with she has been floating out there with stupid wardrobe no purpose and acting opposite amateurs ! I am sure Ordway is a nice woman but she is blah to me maybe just put a few on the back burner for a while I want case and Morrow to find their way back but I know that’s not where they are headed so I just give it a rest but if you watch on you tube some of their old scenes your heart melts they just have it!

The final word I want my show back !!!! If you are going to renew it then make it good and have Victor build the old ranch set back I miss it

Kay I so agree with you about Sharon and Nick, I believe they are a lifetime couple, I remember when they started on the show…The GREAT days of Y&R and they are so missed…I also agree about the old ranch set too…Oh let’s not forget the beautiful classic background music…

And lets make the Chancelor estate relevant again!

Abby and Chance melt!

Conner is wicked. He will be the future Adam of the show. Chelsea can go into hiding forever! I like Fen but not this one. I like the original.

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Kimberlin Brown ‘Killed-Off’ as Sheila Carter on The Bold and the Beautiful in Shocking Twist

The Monday, February 26th episode of CBS daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful brought with it the apparent end to one of the all-time villains of soap opera.

In story, Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was being stalked by Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) in the dark. Eventually, Steffy stabs Sheila in the heart with a knife and she apparently dies.

Speaking with TV Insider, Brown admitted that it is extremely hard to leave a now iconic role she made soap-famous since 1990 on first The Young and the Restless and then The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Kimberlin expressed: “It’s a tough place for me to be in right now; I’m not going to lie about this. I guess if anyone were going to take Sheila down, I’m happy it’s Steffy. I just wish that no one was taking Sheila down.”  Three time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood expressed: “It’s bittersweet because I absolutely love working with Kimberlin; she is just the consummate professional.”

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However, the stabbing is vindication for Steffy as Wood related, “This is her moment. How long has it taken Steffy to take her down and it’s finally happening, so it’s going to be a big shock.”

As to her B&B death scene and to her future plans, Brown revealed, “Laying there on that floor when the paramedics pronounce the time of death, my eyes were closed and you’re holding your breath so it doesn’t look like you’re breathing. It was just like, ‘Wow, OK, I guess we’ll have to see what might come next for me.’”

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If this holds up and Sheila is “dead” dead, it will open up the story and trouble in the marriage of Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Steffy, because ultimately, Steffy killed her husband’s biological mother.

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This is leading many to believe this move will bring Steffy back together with Liam (Scott Clifton) while Finn and Hope (Annika Noelle) draw closer. Is that part of the reason for Sheila’s death? Stay tuned.

What do you think about The Bold and the Beautiful killing-off Sheila Carter and Steffy to be the one who put an end to her life? Comment below.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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David Gail, Former ‘Port Charles’ Star, Cause of Death Determined; Mother Speaks Out on Dangers of Pharmaceutical Addiction and Fentanyl Epidemic

David Gail, who played Dr. Joe Scanlon on Port Charles (1999-2000), and who also appeared on Beverly Hills 90210, cause of death has been revealed. The actor passed away on January 16th at the age of 58.

According to the toxicology report, Gail died of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which is a brain injury caused by a a lack of blood flow, following resuscitation from cardio pulmonary arrest due to the drug intoxication. The report also revealed that drug intoxication with amphetamines, cocaine, ethanol and fentanyl, were also involved.

Gail’s mother, Mary Painter, spoke to Deadline on the findings and opened up to what led to David’s ultimate passing. Gail was found unresponsive by emergency personnel who attempted to save his life. Eventually, he was put on life support where he remained for several days till his death.

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In her statement, Painter shared, “It breaks my heart to learn that my son died this way. David became reliant on medicine many years ago, after multiple surgeries on his hands and wrists. He lived in enough pain to prevent him from working for almost a decade, with relief only achieved through full disability, physical therapy and pain medicine.”

She then added, “He struggled to stop taking pharmaceuticals and did before turning toward a more Eastern pain management including acupuncture and natural medicines. I can only assume that his former opioid dependence played a part in self-medicating from uncontrolled sources.”

David’s mother expressed a very important social message for our time about addiction that she hopes other parents remain aware of: “David’s death shines a light on the countless innocent victims of pharmaceutical addiction and the fentanyl epidemic that has taken so many of our sons and daughters. Please keep David and others battling pain or dependence, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Gail’s other TV credits included parts on: Savannah, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Perfect Opposites.

What do you think about the poignant statement offered up by the late David Gail’s mother, Mary Painter? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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