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Y&R To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of Eric Braeden With Three Special Episodes

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There will be quite the celebration in store for fans of The Young and the Restless, and its iconic star, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman).

Braeden, has reached the 40 year milestone with the top-rated CBS daytime drama.  To honor Eric and his Genoa City alter-ego, Victor Newman, the show will air three consecutive days of special episodes beginning on Tuesday February 18th through Thursday February 20th.

Victor first appeared on the Y&R canvas back on February 8th, 1980.  During the three days of special episodes, viewers will be treated to retro clips from memorable episodes during Braeden’s impressive 40-year run.

The festivities kick-off on the Feb 18th installment, when Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) hosts a glamorous gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Victor’s company, Newman Enterprises. In addition to the Newman family, the gala will be attended by familiar faces from Victor’s past and present! Returning for the celebration are Victor’s grandson, Noah Newman (Robert Adamson), his first wife, Julia (Meg Bennett), and Victor’s brother, Matt Miller, played by Robert Parucha, who originated the role in 1985.

In a statement on his 40th anniversary with Y&R,  Eric offered up: “I am enormously grateful to the writers and my fellow actors, and most importantly to Bill Bell.”

Looking forward to the episodes in honor of Eric Braeden’s 40th anniversary as Victor? Comment below.  But first check out some clips from the upcoming episodes!

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I am looking forward to this, especially the return of Robert Adamson as Noah. I think it shameful that a character in a core family like Newman can’t be given airtime or a story! They need to bring Adamson back and dump Theo, nuChance, Tessa and her scruffy Himbo, and EVERYONE related to Amanda’s previous life. Congrats and thanks to Eric Braeden for many thrilling and professional years..and a terrific autobiography.

Momo
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Momo

And I think pairing up Theo and Lola is a huge mistake. They really don’t have ties to anyone else on the show. So Theo is related to the Abbots, but just recently. Lola’s brother Ray is on the show, but he’s expendable. When Lola was married to Kyle, she had an anchor. Now she doesn’t. I wish Theo would leave altogether. Not totally loving nuChance. Don’t like Tanner. What is the point of him? I get to take Tessa on tour, but the scenes in the airplane are ridiculous. And if he takes her on tour, why do we… Read more »

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Soaphound

I’m in agreement, Momo. I’ve nothing against new characters. But this recent spate just don’t click for me. Tanner, Tessa, nuChance, Amanda and her ex, and especially Theo just don’t have it. Meanwhile, we have a terrific recast Adam with too much airtime and the returns of Traci, Kevin, Chloe… and they get dribbles. The balance is off.

Momo
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Momo

Yes, give Kevin and Chloe more story!

SZima
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SZima

Just one episode would be MORE than enough! Why the heck do we need three???

There have been other actors on their soaps for 40+ years, and they didn’t get that kind of celebration!
It’s really kind of nauseating!

I can take only so much of the sanctimonious Mustache!!!

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soapqueenforever

I agree. Enough with the dedication shows already. They need to clean up the mess they have now and get on with. As a long time fan of Sharon Case, I am interested in seeing how this story will play out. But a three show dedication to Victor Newman who spends his time doing whatever the hell wants and getting away with it, enough is enough. Getting back to Sharon Case, I am not being morbid or anything like that, I am just saying that she is a terrific actress and she can handle anything that comes her way. Like… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

It’s almost funny, isn’t it? If the Baldwins, Fishers, or Williams families actually GOT a story, they’d be newbies to many viewers. Not sure whether to laugh or cry!

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Oh, I’m so glad I’m not the only person who feels this way. So many people are quick to point out how wrong it is to glorify GH’s Sonny, who is a mobster, but Victor gets a pass for all he does. Victor’s destructive behavior is not the same as killing people in the mob but the emotional violence he inflicts is just as devastating. Congrats to Mr. Braeden, but celebrating this toxic character over three episodes is more than I will be able to take. Glad to have been warned!

Violet Lemm2
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Violet Lemm2

Sonniorsolita and others,
I so agree and thank God for not having had a father like Papa Newman who loves saying that his family comes first. Again, the other day lying to Victoria about Billy and Samantha. If you ask me he loves himself more than anyone else. Being the great V.N, he can beat the drum and blow his own horn at the same time, as this is really what he does best. After 40 years experience, he’s a one man band!

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

I totally agree, especially after reading his horrible tweets about our US President.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Nice. However, it leads me to wonder what did Doug Davidson get on his 40th anniversary playing Paul Williams? Not much is my guess.

Kay
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Kay

Doug was treated pretty badly awful actually he was hurt and unfortunately he took to Twitter and I guess powers that be did not like that ! EB is the only character on Y&R who can be nasty on twitter lol ! Noah should have come back for the story concerning his mother so maybe he is finally one would hope .

Kat
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Kat

Eric deserves a whole year of episodes!

Momo
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Momo

Wow! Should be fun.

So did Victor start Newman Enterprises before Eric started on Y&R?

Kay
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Kay

No he was brought to town by Katherine to run Chancellor industries he was a total jealous bad guy then he treated first wife Julia horrible I was very young but remember that

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You know, Kay, I’ve heard Eric Braeden himself say that he considers Victor basically a villain. It’s surprising how many are still surprised when he misbehaves.

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

No, I’m dreading three days dedicated to this.

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Pluto TV Launches Soap Channel with B&B and Y&R Dedicated Episodes

Great news soap fans, you have another place to catch your favorite CBS daytime dramas. On Tuesday, ViacomCBS’ free streaming television service, Pluto TV, launched its soap channel with past episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

Pluto TV’s soap channel launched with the log line: “Soap operas aren’t just for daytime. They’re for anytime. Get your fix of melodrama 24/7 on Pluto TV Soaps.”

In terms of what years and episodes are available, viewers can now enjoy from the CBS sister soaps, season 47 and 48 of Y&R,  which is partially from when Mal Young was EP and head writer, and then into the current regime of Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith.   For The Bold and the Beautiful, the episodes start back from September of 2018.

To watch Live or OnDemand, go to the Pluto TV Soaps channel website, or download the Pluto TV app via the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store or Roku etc. You can also click here for your preferred device.

Newer episodes from B&B and Y&R will be available on Pluto TVs OnDemand service and can be viewed from Smart Televisions, Apple TV, Playstation, Tivo Roku, Xfinity, and Chromecast. You can also watch via the company’s website without registering.

So, do you hope Pluto TV’s soap channel, builds itself out and includes more soaps from the past, and those that ran on CBS? What season of Y&R and B&B would you like to see added to the service? Share your thoughts below.

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TODAY: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown and Sean Kanan Guest on ‘The Talk’

Sheryl Underwood should have some fun today on an all-new, October 19th episode of The Talk, when two of daytime’s baddest of the bad, visit the CBS afternoon series.

Look for The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila Carter) and Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) to chat it up with Sheryl and the rest of The Talk hosts on returning to their signature soap roles.

As B&B fans know, Sheila and Deacon are now set to team up to bring down the Forresters and pave the way for them to be closer to their children.  For Sheila, that’s having a relationship with her son, Finn (Tanner Novlan) and her grandson, Hayes.  And for Deacon, that’s his daughter, Hope (Annika Noelle).  What revenge plot will they conjure up to get what they want?

In its new season and configuration, The Talk, is hosted by Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Natalie Morales.

Look for Kimberlin and Sean on The Talk today at 2 p.m, EST on CBS.

So, will you be checking out Kimberlin and Sean on today’s episode of The Talk? Are you enjoying their scenes together thus far on The Bold and the Beautiful? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Corbin Bernsen to Reprise His Role of Arnie Becker in ‘LA Law’ Revival Pilot

Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd, The Young and the Restless) and the son of Y&R’s late great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) has signed on to reprise his signature primetime television role of womanizing lawyer Arnie Becker in the upcoming LA Law revival pilot.

This makes Corbin the co-lead of the series alongside Blair Underwood (Ex-OLTL) who previously signed on to the pilot to reprise his role of Jonathan Rollins.  ABC has greenlit the pilot.

According to Deadline, it is believed that Bernsen and Underwood will be the only original members of the mid 80’s-90’s legal drama on NBC in the pilot, but more may guest-star if the show gets picked up for a full-season order.

In the premise of the reboot, the law firm of McKenzie Brackman, now named Becker Rollins, reinvents itself as a litigation firm specializing in only the most high profile, boundary pushing and incendiary cases.  The show will feature familiar characters working alongside new ones on the most hot button issues of the day.  As for Bernsen’s Becker, now in his 60’s, look for him to struggle with a rapidly shifting sexual and political landscape.

The original LA Law ran for eight seasons from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994 on NBC.

So, what do you think of Corbin taking on the role of Arnie Becket in a revival of LA Law? Would you be intrigued to check out the show if it makes it to series? Comment below.

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