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Encyclopedia > The Young And The Restless
The Young and the Restless

Creator(s) William J. Bell
Lee Philip Bell
Senior cast member(s) Jeanne Cooper
Doug Davidson
Melody Thomas Scott
Eric Braeden
Don Diamont
Kate Linder
Jess Walton
Peter Bergman
No. of episodes 8,885 (as of May 2, 2008)
Production
Executive producer(s) Josh Griffith
Head writer(s) Maria Arena Bell
Distributor Sony Pictures Television (Columbia TriStar Television 2001 until 2002, Columbia Pictures Television 1974 to 2001, and Screen Gems until name change in 1974)
Bell Dramatic Serial Company
Corday Productions
Running time 60 minutes (30 minutes from 1973 to 1980)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Premiere date March 26, 1973
Links
The Young and the Restless Official Website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The Young and the Restless (commonly abbreviated as Y&R) is a popular American television soap opera, first broadcast on CBS Daytime on March 26, 1973.[1] Y&R was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, who set their show in a fictional version of Genoa City, Wisconsin, a town near their annual vacation home in Lake Geneva.[2] Media:Example. ... William J. Bell (a. ... Lee Phillip Bell is a former talk show host and soap opera creator. ... Wilma Jeanne Cooper (born October 25, 1928 in Taft, California) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress of Cherokee descent, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. ... Doug Davidson as Paul Williams Doug Davidson born October 24, 1954 is an Emmy Award-nominated American television actor. ... Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki Newman Melody Thomas Scott (born April 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Eric Braeden (born Hans Jörg Gudegast on April 3, 1939) is an Emmy Award-winning German film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Don Diamont as Brad Carlton Don Diamont (born Donald Feinberg on December 31, 1962 in New York City, New York) is an American actor. ... Kate Linder is an American actress who joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1985 as Esther Valentine, a role she still plays to this day. ... Jess Walton is an American actress known for her portrayal of Jill Foster Abbott on soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Autographed photo of Peter Bergman Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott Peter Bergman (born June 11, 1953) is a three time Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actor. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Josh Griffith is an American soap opera writer and producer. ... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television, Inc. ... Columbia TriStar Television logo Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. ... Columbia Pictures Television logo, used from 1992-2001. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Sony Pictures Entertainments Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... CBS Daytime (CBSD) is a television programming block on CBS. CBSDs Senior Vice President is Barbara Bloom, its Vice President is Richard Mensing. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... William J. Bell (a. ... Lee Phillip Bell is a former talk show host and soap opera creator. ... A fictional version of Genoa City, Wisconsin, USA is the setting for the long-running American soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Genoa City is a village located in Wisconsin. ... Location of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Road sign For the lake in Wisconsin, see Geneva Lake. ...


When it debuted, the show originally focused on the personal and professional lives of two core families in Genoa City: the wealthy Brookses and the poor Fosters. After a series of recasts and departures in the early 1980s, most of the original characters were written out and the show shifted to the Abbotts, the Newmans, and the Williams. One basic plot that has run throughout almost all of the show's history is the rivalry between Jill Foster Abbott and Katherine Chancellor. Jill Foster Chancellor Brooks Abbott is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Katherine Chancellor (maiden name Shepard; formerly Reynolds, Thurston and Sterling) better known as Kay Chancellor is a fictional character on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless portrayed since 1973 by actress Jeanne Cooper. ...


The series was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It was expanded to one-hour episodes on February 4, 1980. Y&R is currently the highest-rated daytime drama on American television. As of 2008, it has appeared at the top of the weekly Nielsen Ratings in that category for more than 1000 weeks since 1988.[3] is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


Y&R has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series; only General Hospital has won more times (nine). The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series is an award which has been given every year at the Daytime Emmys ceremony since 1974. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...

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Production

The show's healthy ratings are often attributed in part to the tight-knit writing and production staff.[citation needed] The show was groundbreaking for daytime serials in its lush production values. When it premiered in 1973, The Young and the Restless stood out from other soaps on the air for its visual darkness. Soap operas at the time tended to be comparatively brightly-lit in tone. The show lighted primarily the actors, and not the background settings, so as to focus the attention of the viewer on the emotions of the actors. Also, its glamorous sets utilizing fresh cut flowers, and wardrobe and hairstyles were a huge contrast to existing soap operas, which often set the action in a simple living room or kitchen set, where characters would discuss their world over a cup of coffee. It should also be noted that Y&R is one of the only soaps that used an actual orchestra for the background music, a lavish expense for a soap in the '70s.


When the show began as 30 minutes in 1973, it was shot in what is referred to as "Live To Tape", meaning it was basically like a stage play that was filmed, with actors freezing in place during the "Black Space" where commercials would later be inserted by the network and affiliates. Later, after the show went to 60 minutes in February of 1980, the taping style changed, and it was shot scene by scene, and edited, with which the format stands to this day.


In 2001, Y&R became the first - and, so far, only - daytime soap opera to be broadcast in high-definition.[4] High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ...


The April 2, 2008 episode of Y&R was the first and only episode aired in a film look.


The show's budget is $1.25 million (USD) per week.


In October 2008, Y&R will air it's 9,000th episode.


Executive producing and head writing team

For the most part, the writers and producers of the show have stayed unchanged since the 1980s. Throughout most of the show's history since its inception, creator William J. Bell served as both the executive producer and head writer for Y&R. He also had a number of executive producers over the years including John Conboy, H. Wesley Kenney, Edward J. Scott, David Shaughnessy and John F. Smith. Starting in the mid-80s, Bell was credited as "Senior Executive Producer". William J. Bell (a. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Head Writer is a person who is in charge of a television/radio series writing team. ... John Conboy is an American soap opera producer. ... H. Wesley Kenney is an American producer and director of several television series. ... Edward J. Scott is an American soap opera producer. ... David Shaughnessy (also known as David Shaughnessey or David James Shaughnessy) is an American television soap opera director, producer and actor. ... John F. Smith is an American soap opera writer. ...


As the show continued to reach new, record heights in 1987, co-executive producer H. Wesley Kenney defected to network television's #1 mainstay in the soap ratings, General Hospital. This was rather ironic, since the following year it was Y&R that surpassed the longtime champ for the Nielsen top spot, with Kenney not being able to be a part of his former show's ultimate success. However, Kenney did keep GH near the top of the pack during his two-year tenure as executive producer there. H. Wesley Kenney is an American producer and director of several television series. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... Nielsen, a surname originally meaning son of Niels (cf. ...


Kay Alden took over as head writer after Bell stepped down in 1998. After Bell died in April 2005, Smith served as the sole executive producer. Kay Alden is the award-winning television scriptwriter, and former head and co-head writer for the most-watched American soap opera The Young And The Restless. ...


In late February 2006, Lynn Marie Latham was promoted to head writer, while Alden and Smith served as co-head writers. In late August 2006, Latham was announced as the new executive producer (in addition to her writing role) by CBS Daytime Senior Vice President Barbara Bloom. More behind-the-scenes shakeups continued into September 2006 when Smith's contract as co-head writer wasn't renewed. Kathryn Foster, a long time producer and director since the 1980s, resigned in October 2006. Lynn Marie Latham is an American television writer. ... CBS Daytime (CBSD) is a television programming block on CBS. CBSDs Senior Vice President is Barbara Bloom, its Vice President is Richard Mensing. ... Barbara Bloom is an American writer and TV programming executive. ... Kathryn Foster (born March 19, 1964) is an American soap opera producer and director. ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ... A television director is usually responsible for directing the actors and other taped aspects of a television production. ...


Alden quit the show in November 2006. She was hired by ABC Daytime in December 2006 to consult on All My Children and One Life to Live. After her consulting contract ended, Alden joined The Bold and the Beautiful as a co-head writer. Josh Griffith, the show's former creative consultant, was named its new co-executive producer shortly after the departure of Smith. In June 2007, former supervising producer Edward J. Scott was chosen by Sony Pictures Television to join Days of our Lives. Anthony Morina, episode director and husband of former series writer/story consultant Sally Sussman Morina, was named as producer shortly after Scott's departure (and later promoted to supervising producer). ABC Daytime (ABCD) is a programming block on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called B&B or less commonly, Bold) is a popular American television soap opera, first broadcast on CBS on March 23, 1987. ... Josh Griffith is an American soap opera writer and producer. ... Creative consultant is a credit that has - particuarly in the past - been given to screenwriters who have “doctored” a movie screenplay. ... John F. Smith is an American soap opera writer. ... Edward J. Scott is an American soap opera producer. ... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television, Inc. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[5] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... Anthony Morina is an American television soap opera director and producer. ... Sally Sussman Morina is an American soap opera writer and producer. ...


The show had been known in the industry for its close-knit team that rarely changed; however, with Latham's ascension, many crew members that had been with the show since the '80s were fired or quit: Joshua S. McCaffrey, Marnie Saitta [1], Trent Jones, Mike Denney, Janice Ferri Esser, Sally Sussman Morina, Jim Houghton, Marc Hertz, Sara A. Bibel. New crew members were hired: Kola Boof (ghostwriter)[citation needed], Neil Landau, Darin Goldberg, Brett Steanart, Valerie Ahern, Shelley Meals, Phideaux Xavier, Karen Rea, Cherie Bennett, Jeff Gottesfeld, Bernard Lechowick, Scott Hamner, Diane Messina Stanley, Christian McLaughlin, Lynsey DuFour, Vincent Lechowick, James Stanley, Jenelle Lindsay, Tom Casiello, Paula Cwikly, Rick Draughon and Chris Abbott. Joshua S. McCaffrey is an American soap opera writer. ... Trent Jones is an American soap opera writer, singer, and actor. ... Mike Denney is an American television soap opera director. ... Janice Ferri Esser is an American writer on the Daytime television serial, The Young And The Restless. ... Sally Sussman Morina is an American soap opera writer and producer. ... Jim Houghton (b. ... Marc Hertz is an American soap opera writer. ... Sara A. Bibel is an American soap opera writer who has written for The Harvard Crimson. ... For other uses, see Ghostwriter (disambiguation). ... Neil Landau is an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and director. ... Valerie Ahern is an American television screenwriter and producer. ... Shelley Meals is an American script writer, screenwriter, story editor and producer. ... Phideaux Xavier is an American TV director and composer of modern technological music that he describes as psychedelic progressive gothic rock, who grew up in New York City but now lives in Los Angeles. ... Cherie Bennett (born in Buffalo, New York) is an American novelist, actress, director, playwright, newspaper columnist and TV writer on the soap opera The Young And The Restless. ... Jeff Gottesfeld is an American essayist, novelist, and television writer. ... Bernard Lechowick is an American TV writer. ... Scott Hamner, son of Earl Hamner, is an American television writer. ... Christian McLaughlin is a television writer, producer and author. ... Lynsey DuFour is an American soap opera writer. ... James Stanley is an American TV writer, producer and actor. ... Tom Casiello is an American soap opera writer. ... Paula Cwikly is an American soap opera writer for the Daytime television serial The Young And The Restless. ... Chris Abbott is an American soap opera writer. ...


As of 2007, only three writers from the pre-Latham era: Sandra Weintraub, Eric Freiwald and Natalie Minardi Slater, remain with the serial. Sandra Weintraub is an American soap opera writer The Young and The Restless Script Writer (September 16, 2004 - Present) Daytime Emmy Awards WIN (2006; Best Writing; The Young and The Restless) Writers Guild of America WIN (2005 season; The Young and The Restless) Categories: | | ... Eric Freiwald is an American writer for the Daytime television serial, The Young And The Restless. ... Natalie Minardi Slater is an American soap opera writer. ...


Due to the strike of the Writers Guild of America all of Y&R's staff writers have vacated their posts. Additionally, Lynn Marie Latham vacated her role as executive producer. The final episode of the Latham era aired on December 24, 2007. On February 13, 2008, it was confirmed that Latham, husband Bernard Lechowick and writers Lynsey DuFour and Marina Alburger had all been fired from the serial with more writers to follow.


Currently Josh Griffith is credited as executive producer for the series. Maria Arena Bell has been made Head Writer as of March 9, 2008, and her first episode aired on April 22, 2008. is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Current main crew

Head Writers Other writers Producers/Consultants Directors
Maria Arena Bell, Scott Hamner Paula Cwikly, Cherie Bennett, Jeff Gottesfeld, Natalie Minardi Slater, Eric Freiwald, Linda Schreiber, Michael Montgomery, Sandra Weintraub, James Stanley, Valerie Ahern, Christian McLaughlin, Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals, Brett Staneart, Marla Kanelos Josh Griffith (EP), John Fisher, Anthony Morina, Josh O'Connell, Matthew J. Olson, Steve Kent, Bill Bell Jr. Susan Strickler, Phideaux Xavier, Sally McDonald, Andrew Lee, Jill Ackles, Dean LaMont, David Shaughnessy

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Executive producers and head writers

Y&R executive producers
March 26, 1973-1976 William J. Bell
1976-1982 William J. Bell & John Conboy
1982-1984 William J. Bell & H. Wesley Kenney
1984-November 2001 William J. Bell (Senior EP) & Edward J. Scott (EP)
November 2001-mid 2003 William J. Bell (Senior EP) & David Shaughnessy (EP)
Mid 2003-early 2004 William J. Bell (Senior EP), David Shaughnessy & John F. Smith (Co-EP)
Early 2004-April 2005 William J. Bell & John F. Smith (Co-EP)
May 2005-May 12, 2006 John F. Smith
May 15, 2006-October 3, 2006 No EP Credited
October 25, 2006-December 24, 2007 Lynn Marie Latham (EP) & Josh Griffith (Co-EP)
December 26, 2007-January 28, 2008 Josh Griffith (Co-EP)
January 29, 2008-present Josh Griffith
Y&R head writers
March 26, 1973-1997 William J. Bell
1997-1998 William J. Bell (HW) & Kay Alden (Co-HW)
1998-2001 Kay Alden
2002-August 5, 2004 Kay Alden (HW), John F. Smith (HW), Trent Jones (Co-HW)
August 6, 2004-February 15, 2006 Kay Alden and John F. Smith
February 16, 2006-October 25, 2006 Lynn Marie Latham (HW), Kay Alden & John F. Smith (Co-HW)
October 26, 2006-November 10, 2006 Lynn Marie Latham (HW), Kay Alden, John F. Smith & Scott Hamner (Co-HW)
November 13, 2006-December 22, 2006 Lynn Marie Latham (HW), Kay Alden & Scott Hamner (Co-HW)
December 26, 2006-December 24, 2007 Lynn Marie Latham (HW) and Scott Hamner (Co-HW)
December 26, 2007-April 14, 2008 Josh Griffith (HW) and Maria Arena Bell (Co-HW)
April 15, 2008-April 21, 2008 Josh Griffith (HW), Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner (Co-HW)
April 22, 2008-present Maria Arena Bell (HW) and Scott Hamner (Co-HW)

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Cast

See also: List of The Young and the Restless cast members and List of The Young and the Restless characters

The original March 1973 cast consisted of a mixture of veterans and young, relative unknowns. The most notable cast member was Robert Colbert, star of the 1960s TV series The Time Tunnel, as Stuart Brooks. Dorothy Green, a frequent guest star in numerous 1950s-60s TV programs, was cast as Stuart's wife Jennifer, while veteran actress Julianna McCarthy played Liz Foster. List of past, present and future cast members of soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... This is a list of major characters that appear (or have appeared) on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tammy Lauren (born November 10, 1968) is an American actress who has appeared in film and television. ... Bryton in a CBS promo shot. ... Christel Khalil (born November 30, 1987 in Los Angeles, California) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... 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Among the current cast members, longtime veteran actress Jeanne Cooper, who plays Katherine Chancellor, has been on contract with Y&R since Fall 1973. The other current senior cast members who joined the show in the 1970s are Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, 1978) and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, 1979). Eric Braeden joined Y&R as Victor Newman in 1980 after becoming notable for his roles in The Rat Patrol and Colossus: The Forbin Project, as well as a variety of guest starring roles in numerous primetime TV shows during the 1970s. Wilma Jeanne Cooper (born October 25, 1928 in Taft, California) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress of Cherokee descent, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. ... Katherine Chancellor (maiden name Shepard; formerly Reynolds, Thurston and Sterling) better known as Kay Chancellor is a fictional character on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless portrayed since 1973 by actress Jeanne Cooper. ... Doug Davidson as Paul Williams Doug Davidson born October 24, 1954 is an Emmy Award-nominated American television actor. ... Paul Williams is a fictional character on US soap opera The Young and the Restless, portrayed by actor Doug Davidson. ... Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki Newman Melody Thomas Scott (born April 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Nicole Nikki Reed Foster Bancroft DiSalvo Newman Abbott Landers Newman is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, played by Melody Thomas Scott. ... Eric Braeden (born Hans Jörg Gudegast on April 3, 1939) is an Emmy Award-winning German film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Victor Christian Newman (born Christian Miller) is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, played by veteran actor Eric Braeden since 1980. ... Opening title. ... Colossus was a fictional computer featured in the 1969 apocalyptic science fiction movie, Colossus: The Forbin Project loosely based on the 1967 novel Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones. ... PrimeTime is a television newsmagazine from ABC News. ...


The only original character remaining since the program's debut in 1973 is Jill Foster Abbott, who has been played by Jess Walton since 1987. Katherine Chancellor, played by Jeanne Cooper debuted on-screen in November 1973. Cooper is the show's longest-serving actor. Jill Foster Chancellor Brooks Abbott is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Jess Walton is an American actress known for her portrayal of Jill Foster Abbott on soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Katherine Chancellor (maiden name Shepard; formerly Reynolds, Thurston and Sterling) better known as Kay Chancellor is a fictional character on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless portrayed since 1973 by actress Jeanne Cooper. ... Wilma Jeanne Cooper (born October 25, 1928 in Taft, California) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress of Cherokee descent, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. ...


Current cast members

Further information: Current Characters of the Young and the Restless
Actor Character Duration
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott (#2) 1989-
Vail Bloom Heather Stevens (#2) 2007-
Eric Braeden Victor Newman 1980-
Bryton Devon Hamilton 2004-
Sharon Case Sharon Abbott (#2) 1995-2003, 2003- (Recurring: 1994 - 1995)
Judith Chapman Gloria Bardwell (#2) 2005-
Jeanne Cooper Katherine Chancellor 1973-
Doug Davidson Paul Williams 1978-
Don Diamont Brad Carlton 1985-1996, 1998-
Chris Engen Adam Wilson 2008-
Adrienne Frantz Amber Moore 2006-
Daniel Goddard Cane Ashby 2007-
Michael Graziadei Daniel Romalotti 2004-
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman Hellstrom (#3) 2005-
Vincent Irizarry David Chow 2007-
Christel Khalil Lily Winters (#1) 2002-2005, 2006-
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin 1991-1993, 1997-
Kate Linder Esther Valentine 1985-
Thad Luckinbill J.T. Hellstrom 2002- (Recurring: 1999 - 2002)
Raya Meddine Sabrina Costelana 2008-
Joshua Morrow Nicholas Newman 1994-
Emily O'Brien Jana Hawkes 2006-
Nia Peeples Karen Taylor 2007-
Eyal Podell Adrian Korbel 2006-
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher 2003-
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Newman (#2) 1979-
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters 1991-
Michelle Stafford Phyllis Summers Newman (#1) 1994-1997, 2000-
Tammin Sursok Colleen Carlton (#3) 2007-
Jess Walton Jill Foster Abbott (#4) 1987-

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Recurring cast members

Actor Character
Tatyana Ali Roxanne
Hunter Allan Noah Newman
Tracey E. Bregman Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
Darcy Rose Byrnes Abby Carlton
Jerry Douglas Alistair Wallingford
Matthew and Riley Esham Fenmore Baldwin
Elizabeth Hendrickson Chloe Mitchell
Lesli Kay Felicia Forrester
Ted Shackelford Jeffrey Bardwell
Laura Stone Skye
Billy Warlock Ben Hollander
Patty Weaver Gina Roma

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Upcoming cast members

Actor Character Status Source
Michael Damian Danny Romalotti Returns May 2008 [5]

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Notable former cast members

Actor Character Duration
Penn Badgley Phillip Chancellor IV 2000-2001 (recurring)
Eddie Cibrian Matt Clark (#1) 1994-1996
Lyndsy Fonseca Colleen Carlton (#1) 2001-2004 (2004-2005; guest)
Vivica A. Fox Stephanie Simmons 1995
Cam Gigandet Daniel Romalotti 2004 (guest)
David Hasselhoff Dr. Snapper Foster (#2) 1975-1982
Shemar Moore Malcolm Winters 1994-2002, 2004-2005
Eva Longoria Parker Isabella Braña Williams 2001-2003
Monica Potter Sharon Abbott 1994 (recurring)
Tom Selleck Jed Andrews 1974-1975
Paul Walker Brandon Collins 1992-1993

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Notable celebrities who have had contract roles

Actor Character Duration
Robert Colbert Stuart Brooks 1973-1983
Francesco Quinn Tomas Del Cerro 1999-2001
Elizabeth Sung Luan Volien Abbott 1994-1996
Tammin Sursok Colleen Carlton (#3) 2007-
Joan Van Ark Gloria Bardwell (#1) 2004-2005

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Deceased cast members

Actor Role Date of Death
John Gibson Jerry "Cash" Cashman May 17, 1986
Karl Bruck Maestro Ernesto Faustche April 21, 1987
Joy Garrett Boobsie Caswell Austin February 11, 1993
K.T. Stevens Vanessa Prentiss June 13, 1994
Norma Donaldson Lillie Belle Barber November 22, 1994
Michelle Thomas Callie Rogers December 23, 1998
Margaret Mason Eve Howard March 26, 1999
Logan Ramsey Joseph Anthony June 26, 2000
Terry Lester Jack Abbott (#1) November 28, 2003
Elizabeth Harrower Charlotte Ramsey December 10, 2003
Candice Daly Veronica Landers (#2) December 14, 2004
Brock Peters Frank Lewis August 23, 2005
Darlene Conley Rose DeVille January 14, 2007
Lanna Saunders Betty Andrews March 10, 2007
Michael Evans Col. Douglas Austin September 4, 2007

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Crossovers

See also: List of The Young and the Restless cast members#Crossovers

Numerous crossovers have occurred between Y&R and sister show The Bold and the Beautiful. Several notable crossover characters include Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown), Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), Amber Moore (Adrienne Frantz), Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Felicia Forrester (Lesli Kay). Currently the recurring character Abigail "Abby" Carlton (Darcy Rose Byrnes) appears on both Y&R and B&B. The show has also had a few crossovers with As the World Turns. List of past, present and future cast members of soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called B&B or less commonly, Bold) is a popular American television soap opera, first broadcast on CBS on March 23, 1987. ... Sheila Carter Grainger Forrester Warwick was a fictional character who appeared on both The Young and the Restless and its sister soap The Bold and the Beautiful. ... Kimberlin Brown (born June 29, 1961) is an American actress. ... Lauren Ann Baldwin (née Fenmore; formerly Lauren Williams, Lauren Grainger) is a fictional character from the American soap opera The Young and the Restless, portrayed by actress Tracey E. Bregman. ... This October 2006 is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Ambrosia Amber Moore (formerly Forrester and Ashby) is a fictional character originally from the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, portrayed by Adrienne Frantz from July 18, 1997 until April 14, 2005. ... Adrienne Frantz (born June 7, 1978 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American actress, best known for her role as Ambrosia Amber Moore Forrester on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. ... Ashley Suzanne Abbott Lassiter Newman Bladeson Howard Carlton is a fictional character from the American soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Eileen Davidson, in a CBS promotional image. ... Felicia Forrester is a fictional character from the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. ... Lesli Kay Sterling (born Lesli Kay Pushkin on June 13, 1965 in Charleston, West Virginia) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Abigail Carlton is a fictional character from the American soap opera The Young and the Restless, portrayed by actress Darcy Rose Byrnes. ... Darcy Rose Byrnes is an American actress who plays Abigail Abby Carlton on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS Daytime. ...


Awards

Over its run, Y&R and its cast and crew have earned many awards. The following list summarizes awards won by Y&R:


Daytime Emmy Awards

The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York- based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...

Show

  • 2007 "Outstanding Drama Series" tied with Guiding Light
  • 2006 "Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team"
  • 2004 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 2000 "Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team"
  • 1997 "Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team" tied with All My Children
  • 1993 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1992 "Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team"
  • 1986 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1985 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1983 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1975 "Outstanding Drama Series"

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Individuals

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Greg Rikaart (born February 26, 1977 in Staten Island, New York) is an American actor, currently on the cast of the soap opera The Young and the Restless as Kevin Fisher since July 2003. ... Kevin Fisher (AKA Mullet) is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Emmy Award-winning actor Greg Rikaart. ... David Lago (born January 18, 1979 in Downey, California) is an American actor. ... Raul Guittierez, as played by David Lago. ... Michelle Stafford (born September 14, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Phyllis Summers Newman (formerly Romalotti and Abbott) is a fictional character in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Wilma Jeanne Cooper (born October 25, 1928 in Taft, California) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress of Cherokee descent, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. ... Katherine Chancellor (maiden name Shepard; formerly Reynolds, Thurston and Sterling) better known as Kay Chancellor is a fictional character on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless portrayed since 1973 by actress Jeanne Cooper. ... Autographed photo of Peter Bergman Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott Peter Bergman (born June 11, 1953) is a three time Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actor. ... State Senator John Jack Abbott, Jr. ... Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970 in Oakland, California) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor and former male fashion model with Irene Marie Models, best known for his role as Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, which he originally played from 1994 to 2002, and is... The newest Young and the Restless logo, which was first seen in early 2003. ... David Tom (born March 23, 1978 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is an Emmy-winning American actor. ... William Billy Foster Abbott is a fictional character in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Camryn Grimes (born January 7, 1990) is a soap opera actress. ... Cassie Newman, played by Camryn Grimes. ... Sharon Case as Sharon Abbott Sharon Case (born February 9, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actress. ... Sharon Abbott (née Collins; previously Newman) is a fictional character in the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless, played by actress Sharon Case since 1994. ... Heather Tom (born November 4, 1975 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Information Nickname(s) Vicky Vic Gender Female Age Approx. ... Eric Braeden (born Hans Jörg Gudegast on April 3, 1939) is an Emmy Award-winning German film and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Victor Christian Newman (born Christian Miller) is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, played by veteran actor Eric Braeden since 1980. ... Jess Walton is an American actress known for her portrayal of Jill Foster Abbott on soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Jill Foster Chancellor Brooks Abbott is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Michelle Stafford (born September 14, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is a two time Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Phyllis Summers Newman (formerly Romalotti and Abbott) is a fictional character in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Heather Tom (born November 4, 1975 in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a two-time Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Information Nickname(s) Vicky Vic Gender Female Age Approx. ... Autographed photo of Peter Bergman Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott Peter Bergman (born June 11, 1953) is a three time Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actor. ... State Senator John Jack Abbott, Jr. ... Kristoff St. ... Neil Winters, as played by Kristoff St. ... Tricia Cast (born November 16, 1966 in Medford, New York) is an American actress. ... Nina Webster (formerly Nina Chancellor, Nina Kimble, Nina McNeil) is a fictional character on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Autographed photo of Peter Bergman Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott Peter Bergman (born June 11, 1953) is a three time Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actor. ... State Senator John Jack Abbott, Jr. ... Jess Walton is an American actress known for her portrayal of Jill Foster Abbott on soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Jill Foster Chancellor Brooks Abbott is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Beth Maitland is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Traci Abbott Connelly in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless in the 1980s and from 2001 to the present on a recurring basis. ... Traci Ann Abbott Connolly (formerly Romalotti and Carlton) is a fictional character on the American soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... This October 2006 is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Lauren Ann Baldwin (née Fenmore; formerly Lauren Williams, Lauren Grainger) is a fictional character from the American soap opera The Young and the Restless, portrayed by actress Tracey E. Bregman. ...

TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards

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Writers Guild of America Awards

  • 2003 "Best Daytime Serial" Written by Kay Alden, Trent Jones, John F. Smith, Jerry Birn, Jim Houghton, Natalie Minardi, Janice Ferri, Eric Freiwald, Joshua McCaffrey, Michael Minnis, Rex M. Best
  • 2006 "Best Daytime Serial" Written by Kay Alden, John F. Smith, Janice Ferri, Jim Houghton, Natalie Minardi Slater, Sally Sussman Morina, Sara Bibel, Eric Freiwald, Linda Schreiber, Joshua S. McCaffrey, Marc Hertz, Sandra Weintraub

Storyline

When The Young and the Restless premiered in 1973, the show revolved around the dramas which befell two families: the wealthy Brooks and the poor Fosters. Patriarch Stuart Brooks was an upper class newspaper publisher while matriarch Liz Foster was a single parent struggling to pay the bills. The storylines of the soap opera The Young and the Restless have changed over the years since the show debuted in 1973. ... It has been suggested that Baby mama be merged into this article or section. ...


The rivalry between Liz's daughter Jill and socialite Katherine "Kay" Chancellor became one of the show's first and longest-lasting storylines. Kay was a boozy matron trapped in a loveless marriage to Phillip Chancellor II. After Jill went to work as Kay's paid companion, she and Phillip fell in love. After he returned from obtaining a divorce in the Dominican Republic, Kay picked him up at the airport, and in an attempt to kill both Phillip and herself, drove the car off a cliff. On his deathbed, Phillip married Jill and bequeathed her and their love child his fortune. Kay ended up getting a judge to declare that Jill and Phillip's marriage was illegal since Kay was drunk when signing her divorce papers. After the ruling, the rivalry between the two ladies spiraled out of control, each blaming the other for Phillip's death. Jill Foster Chancellor Brooks Abbott is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Katherine Chancellor (maiden name Shepard; formerly Reynolds, Thurston and Sterling) better known as Kay Chancellor is a fictional character on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless portrayed since 1973 by actress Jeanne Cooper. ... Phillip Robert Chancellor II was a fictional character on CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. ...


After a series of recasts and departures in the late 1970s-early 1980s, the Brooks and the Fosters were phased out, and two new core families were introduced: the Abbott and the Williams families, and later the Newmans. The Abbott–Newman family rivalry also extended to the corporate warfare between their respective companies, Jabot Cosmetics and Newman Enterprises. Core African American characters, the Barbers and the Winters, were later introduced in the 1990s. Jabot Cosmetics is a fictional cosmetics business on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. ... Newman Enterprises is a fictional business on the CBS daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Show creator William J. Bell resigned as head writer in 1998, and since 2002, Y&R has suffered audience erosion. Despite remaining the most watched daytime drama on American television since 1988, later head writers such as John F. Smith and Lynn Marie Latham began to rely on several highly publicized, retcon storylines to attract more viewers. Notable retcons introduced in the 2000s include revealing that Kay is Jill's actual birth mother, and Phillip II and Jill's baby was switched at birth. In 2007, the show began a new storyline with the Clear Springs explosion, promoted as "The Young and the Restless: Out of the Ashes". Several of Genoa City's most prominent residents were trapped under the collapse, though none were killed. William J. Bell (a. ... John F. Smith is an American soap opera writer. ... Lynn Marie Latham is an American television writer. ... Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ... Babies switched at birth are babies who, because of either error or malfeasance, are interchanged with each other at birth or very soon therafter, leading them being unknowingly raised by parents who are not their biological parents. ...


Broadcast history

Early Years, 1973-80

In spring 1973, CBS decided to discontinue production on two of its four in-house serials; one of these was the controversial Where the Heart Is, a show reminiscent of Peyton Place's sex-driven intrigue that focused on multiple-married characters and incestuous themes. In its place, the network sought a youth-oriented, Los Angeles-based (most soaps at the time still recorded in New York City), socially relevant show, and Screen Gems/Columbia, which had considerable success with NBC's Days of Our Lives, got the job as packager. Y&R, the result of such planning, began on March 26 at Noon Eastern Time/11 am Central with the handicap of inheriting the affiliate clearance problems attained by WtHI, especially in conservative small-to-medium-sized markets. It also faced a long-standing audience favorite, with which, ironically, it is now co-owned (via Sony): NBC's Jeopardy!, which had for years been daytime's number-two game. For the film see Where the Heart Is (2000 film). ... The opening title of Peyton Place during the color years. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Sony Pictures Entertainments Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation. ... This article is about the television network. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[5] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeopardy redirects here. ...


Y&R's ascent was slow, but got major boosts from missteps made by the rival networks. First, NBC sent Jeopardy! to a mid-morning slot in January 1974, with the briefly-popular Jackpot! taking its place, only to eventually lose much of the old audience. Next, Password on ABC made the bad decision to convert to an all-celebrity format in November of that year, a move that would lead to its cancellation the following June. Perhaps the luckiest occurrence to allow Y&R to get a foothold, though, was NBC's decision to air a press conference by President Gerald Ford in January 1975 at the Noon hour, with ABC and CBS declining. This landed Y&R some of Jackpot!'s annoyed fans, eventually paving the way for that program's relocation and eventual cancellation later in the year. More importantly, though, was the fact that Jackpot! had appealed strongly to a demographic of young housewives and mothers, a group whose shift in viewing allegiances would be crucial for Y&R's continued audience growth. Jackpot! was a television game show seen in three different run from the mid-1970s through 1990. ... Although Password can be played without any equipment, commercial versions of the game have also been successful. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ...


By summer, ABC and NBC changed up their shows at Noon/11, offering two lightweight games that audiences shied away from, thereby enabling Y&R to enter the Nielsen serial top three. For its part, NBC would enter into a string of low-rated disasters at that timeslot for the next several years (among them an attempt to revive Jeopardy! in 1978-79), while ABC similarly struggled until it moved The $20,000 Pyramid there in January 1978. However, Pyramid's time was running out, and the former hit game wrapped up six years on the network in June 1980. The only parts of the country where Y&R experienced some trouble were those Eastern time zone markets where affiliates plugged the show into the network's half-hour access break at 1 p.m./Noon (in order to free the Noon hour for local newscasts); there, ABC's All My Children would somewhat hinder Y&R's progress, especially when the former show expanded to an hour in April 1977. Pyramid was an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ...


Rise to the Top, 1980s

When the long-running soap Love of Life was canceled on February 1, 1980, CBS rewarded Y&R's performance with an expansion to a full hour the following Monday. In so doing, it opted to counter AMC and Y&R's sister show Days (on NBC) head-to-head directly at the 1-2/Noon-1 time frame, marking the first time in nearly a quarter-century that the network placed a full-length show in the 1-1:30/Noon-12:30 slot. To those stations that carried the feed directly, namely the Eastern time zone affiliates again, it experienced at best mixed results, while Central time zone stations often tape-delayed the feed one day in order to keep the show in its original slot of 11 a.m., which meant that ABC's Family Feud, then daytime's highest-rated game, gave the soap considerable opposition. Love of Life was an American soap opera which aired on CBS from September 24, 1951 to February 1, 1980. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the American game show. ...


With the less-than-impressive results, CBS reinstated the affiliate break to its traditional time network-wide and, taking into account the local stations' desire for scheduling flexibility, gave them the option of running Y&R at either Noon/11 (the preference of most) or 12:30/11:30 (mostly in the Eastern time zone), on different feeds. Beginning on June 8, 1981, the arrangement proved highly popular with fans all over the U.S., and the show has stayed put ever since. The wisdom of CBS' decision was confirmed by the continued downfall of NBC's ratings at midday and the eroding popularity of Feud, which by this time aired also as a five-day-per-week syndicated strip on local stations in the early-evening Access slots, something which likely brought the Richard Dawson-hosted game overexposure and consequent audience backlash. Also, another family-and-youth-oriented serial, ABC's Ryan's Hope, had never performed to network expectations in its 12:30/11:30 slot and proved no threat to Y&R at all. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... The Prime Time Access Rule (PTAR) was instituted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to restrict the amount of network programming that local television stations owned by or affiliated with a network may air during prime time. The first PTAR was issued in 1970 and was implemented at the beginning... Richard Dawson (born November 20, 1932) is a British-born American actor, comedian, game show panelist and host. ... Ryans Hope was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. ...


Steady but Eroding, 1990s-present

All this propelled the soap to the top among CBS' serials, and, after General Hospital spent most of the 1980s on the top of the Nielsens, in 1988, after 15 years on the air, Y&R knocked GH off the throne to gain the crown; it has held it ever since. However, the triumph has been mitigated considerably by negative developments: Y&R's ratings have declined steadily since that time. From 1988 to 2006, the show lost a significant share of its audience, from eight million viewers to about six million, despite only attracting nominal competition from the two other traditional networks. This has occurred because of the explosion of viewing alternatives available to cable television viewers, which increased choices dramatically. Further, the steady increase in percentage of women working outside the home has cut the show off from a large segment of its historic audience (and the formerly preferred demographic of advertisers such as food and household products). Y&R has not been the sole victim of these trends, nor even the main one; all U.S. daytime network serials have witnessed similar declines in their ratings. The pace of the decline was sped up considerably by the events on and following the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, with all-news cable news networks swelling their audiences with around-the-clock coverage of the pursuit of Al-Qaeda and the Iraqi War. For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... Cable TV redirects here. ... For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United...


Alternate Timeslots, Multiple Rebroadcasts (TV/Online)

Probably in an effort to maximize audience potential (such as students and people home from early work shifts), a few CBS affiliates show Y&R at 4 p.m. local time, finding it to be a viable lead-in to their 5 p.m. local newscasts. These include KMOV in St. Louis, WAFB in Baton Rouge, La., WLKY in Louisville, Ky,, and WRAL in Raleigh/Durham, N.C. KMOV-TV/KMOV-DT, News 4 St. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... WAFB is the CBS-affiliated television station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... For the Canadian restaurant, see Baton Rouge (restaurant). ... WLKY is a local CBS station in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. It is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... Louisville redirects here. ... WRAL may mean either of two broadcast stations in Raleigh, North Carolina: WRAL-TV, the first HDTV station in the U.S. radio station WRAL FM 101. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ...


Only six Central, Mountain and Pacific time zone stations presently air Y&R on the 11:30 a.m. feed: KCBS in Los Angeles, WBBM in Chicago, KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth, KOLR in Springfield, Mo.,WHBF in Quad Cities, IA/IL and WTVF in Nashville, Tenn. The first three are stations owned and operated by CBS. KCBS is the callsign of the Columbia Broadcasting Systems three flagship broadcast stations in the United States: KCBS-TV (Channel 2) is the CBS television affiliate serving the Los Angeles area. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... WBBM is the callsign of three broadcast stations in Chicago, Illinois: TV station WBBM-TV - Channel 2, CBS television station AM radio station WBBM-AM - 780 kHz, all-news station FM radio station WBBM-FM - FM 96. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... KTVT, channel 11, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station based in Fort Worth, Texas, and serving the Dallas-Fort Worth designated market area. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ... KOLR is the CBS affiliate for Springfield, Missouri and the Ozarks region. ... Springfield is a city in Christian and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... WHBF-TV, channel 4, is the CBS affiliate for The Quad Cities, Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. ... WTVF, also known as NewsChannel 5, is the CBS television network affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Nashville redirects here. ...


In Honolulu, CBS affiliate KGMB airs Y&R at 1 pm local time, rather than at 11:30 am. For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ... For the former co-owned radio stations, see KSSK-FM. KGMB is the licensed broadcast affiliate of CBS in Hawaii, with its main transmitter located in Honolulu broadcasting on channel 9 (analog) and 22 (digital). ...


In Colorado Springs, Co., CBS affiliate KKTV aires Y&R at 2PM local time. Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ... KKTV is a CBS television station on VHF channel 11 (199. ...


Those unable to view Y&R on CBS Daytime may watch it instead on the all-soap cable channel SOAPnet, which airs that day's episode at 7 p.m. ET, repeating that airing at 6 a.m. ET and Midnight ET Also, a block of the entire previous week's episodes airs Saturday evenings between 7 p.m. and Midnight. The network picked up Y&R in April 2006, its first CBS serial. CBS Daytime (CBSD) is a television programming block on CBS. CBSDs Senior Vice President is Barbara Bloom, its Vice President is Richard Mensing. ... SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. ...


In late June, 2007, Y&R became available for viewing full episode on CBS online Audience Network. Episodes are placed online the following day of being broadcast at 3am ET/Midnight PT, and are removed after one week.


All of the above mentioned services, however, are only available within the United States.


Broadcasts outside the United States

  • In Belgium, the show airs on RTBF-La Une as "Les Feux de l'amour" at 12:00 (dubbed in French).
  • In Belize, Channel 5 Great Belize Television airs it on schedule with the US at 1:00 pm Central Time. Rival Channel 7 Tropical Vision Limited airs on schedule as well at 2:00 pm, Central Time.
  • In Canada, Global TV airs the newest episodes one day earlier than CBS in the United States, which means the newest episode that CBS airs is the repeat of the episode that aired on Global the previous day. Most Global stations use Y&R as a late-afternoon lead-in for their local newscasts, but times vary by market. It also airs on CHEK-TV in Victoria but is not one day ahead.
    • In the French-speaking province of Quebec, a dubbed version airs on TVA, with the title Les Feux de l'amour (Fires of Love), about eight years after initial airing.
  • In Finland the show aired on Finnish-language channel MTV3 under the title Tunteita ja tuoksuja ("Senses and scents").
  • In France, the show screens on TF1 as "Les Feux de l'amour" at 13:55 (dubbed in French).
  • In Germany, the show airs from 11:35am to 12:00pm weekdays on ZDF. The network will only show 25 minutes (parts one episode in two) the day in German synchronization. The Episodes are two years behind the US and the show is known as Schatten der Leidenschaft (Shadows Of The Passion).
  • In Greece, the show airs on ET1 (Public TV Channel) at 16:00. Episodes are five years behind the US. It's known as Ατίθασα νιάτα (literally Untameable Youth).
  • In India, the show began airing in February, 2007 on Zee Cafe at 20:00. The channel started with episodes from the 2004-2005 season.
  • In Italy, the show airs at 11:40 in the morning on Rete 4, using the Italian title Febbre d'amore (Love Fever). Episodes are two years behind the US. Y&R first Italian broadcast was in 1983.
  • In the Republic of Macedonia, episodes from 1998 and 1999 were shown on Sitel TV a couple of years ago. Currently, reruns are shown.
  • In New Zealand, Y&R airs on TV ONE. Episodes are four years behind the US.
  • In Norway, "Y&R" airs on FEM_(TV_channel).
  • In Poland, Y&R aired in the middle 90's on Polsat as "Zar Mlodosci", which means "Fervor of The Youth". Polsat aired episodes from early 1990's. After three years of airing, cause of low ratings the show was cancelled. The Y&R have never backed on polish television since than.
  • In Romania, the show is aired on Pro TV as "Tânăr şi neliniştit".
  • In Serbia, the show airs on B92-as "Mladi i nestašni" at 12:03, from 2007.
  • In Slovenia, the show airs on Kanal A as Mladi in nemirni. Episodes currently air from August 2004.
  • In South Africa, the show airs on e.tv at 17:30. The show was originally aired in South Africa in the early 1990s, dubbed into the Afrikaans language, and entitled 'Rustelose Jare' (Restless Years). The show returned to South African television screens in June, 2004, with no overhead foreign translations. Episodes are between 11 and 12 months behind the US.
  • In Sweden, the show aird on tv4 and tv3 sweden from 2002-2005 it hade poor raitings and many people in sweden hated the show. The show called Makt och begär witch means Power and dicier.
  • In Switzerland, the show airs on TSR at 11:10 as "Les Feux de l'amour" and is 3 years behind the U.S.
  • In Turkey, the show aired on TRT 2. It was called "Yalan Rüzgarı", which means "Wind of Lies". The name was derived from initials Y&R.
  • In the United Kingdom, Y&R has aired on the digital channel Zone Romantica since September 3, 2007.

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Theme Song and Other Music

Main article: Nadia's Theme

"Nadia's Theme" has been the theme song of Y&R since the show's debut in 1973. The melody, originally titled "Cotton's Dream", was written by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. as incidental music for the 1971 theatrical film Bless the Beasts and Children. The melody was later renamed "Nadia's Theme" after the ABC television network lent the music for Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci's performance during the 1976 Summer Olympics.[6] Nadias Theme is a piece of music composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. ... Nadias Theme is a piece of music composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Barry De Vorzon (born July 31, 1934 in New York City) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. ... Perry Botkin, Jr. ... Bless the Beasts and Children is a 1971 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Nadia Elena Comaneci (originally Comăneci ; born November 12, 1961) is a Romanian gymnast, winner of five Olympic gold medals, and the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastic event. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were celebrated in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Botkin wrote a rearranged version of the piece specifically for Y&R's debut, which has basically remained unchanged; save for a three-year stint in the early 2000s, when an alternate, more jazzy arrangement of that tune was used. The closing stinger of that arrangement is still used as a mid-show bumper. For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


Much of the show's background music comes from Rescue Records artists, including Blaire Reinhard, Girl Next Door, Beth Thornley, and Tena Clark.


Title sequence

The Young and the Restless logo, seen from September 10, 1984 to October 29, 1999.
The Young and the Restless logo, seen from September 10, 1984 to October 29, 1999.

The opening title sequence has also become well-known. For many years since the show's debut, it showcased the characters, drawn by an artist, on a white background. For the first year, the character's portraits were seen behind the The Young and the Restless title. For the remaining years until 1984, the characters' headshots were seen to the right of the show's title. The Young and the Restless logo, claiming fair use. ... The Young and the Restless logo, claiming fair use. ... This example of a title sequence, from long-running serial drama Another World, was seen from 1966 to 1981, making it one of the longest-running continuous title sequences on television. ...


Starting in 1984, the sequence both began and ended with an interlocking Y and R painted on the white canvas in a sweeping brush motion. The logo (and in the earlier years, the drawings) were done by artist Sandy Dvore. The drawings were now sketched with a lighter shade of gray than the previous sketches. The drawings were replaced with live-action shots of the characters in formal or semi-formal wear, still on a white background, in 1988. Sandy Dvore is an American artist. ...

The "red curtain" title card, used from November 1, 1999 until March 21, 2003.
The "red curtain" title card, used from November 1, 1999 until March 21, 2003.

Beginning on November 1, 1999, in an unprecedented move for a main title sequence of a daytime soap opera, the names of the principal cast members (for that day's particular episode) were mentioned (whereas previously the main title only showed the cast members' faces). The 1999 version also included live-action shots of the characters, but in front of a red curtain in the background. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


On March 21, 2003 the opening credits were given a complete makeover, now featuring black-and-white footage from the series with the actors' names in lower case in red at either the top or bottom of the screen (a possible throwback to the shows early years when the cast members sketches were also black and white). In 2004, Y&R's sister show The Bold and the Beautiful began airing the performers' names on the opening credits, the only soap besides Y&R to do so. is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called B&B or less commonly, Bold) is a popular American television soap opera, first broadcast on CBS on March 23, 1987. ...


For over 25 years, the announcer for the show's opening and closing credits was Bern Bennett, who would tell viewers to "Join us again for The Young and the Restless." In 2003, Bennett retired and CBS hired former casting assistant Marnie Saitta for the job of announcer. In 2006 Marnie Saitta was replaced by cast members announcing for the show. Bern Bennett (born October 19, 1921) is an American radio and television announcer. ...


Ratings

As of 2008, Y&R has managed 1000 consecutive weeks in the #1 spot and 20 consecutive years.[7] Despite this, the show reached a record low of 4,805,000 viewers on Friday, August 31, 2007.


When introduced during the 1972–73 season, the show was at the bottom of the ratings (as most debuting serials usually start out), but rose rapidly: ninth by 1974–75 and third by 1975–76. It remained a strong and increasingly important part of CBS daytime's lineup and by 1988-1989 had dethroned long-time leader General Hospital as the top-rated soap, a position it has held ever since. For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...

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Serial Household Rating (Time Slot) Network
General Hospital 16.0 (3-4pm) ABC
All My Children 10.2 (1-2pm) ABC
One Life To Live 10.2 (2-3pm) ABC
Guiding Light 7.9 (3-4pm) CBS
The Young And The Restless 7.3 (12:30-1:30pm) CBS

1995 Daytime Serial Ratings

Rank/Serial Avg. Millions Of Viewers (Per Episode)
1/The Young And The Restless 7.155
2/All My Children 5.891
3/General Hospital 5.343
4/The Bold And The Beautiful 5.247
5/One Life To Live 5.152

Cultural references

The Young and the Restless has been referenced in several movies and TV shows. For example, many TV programs use a variation of the Y&R name in some of their episode titles, including "The Jung and the Restless" from Charmed and "The Young & The Tactless" from Will & Grace. In the 1976 film Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) kicks his TV while watching a scene from Y&R between Jill Foster and Brock Reynolds. Mikelle heals Paige in The Jung and the Restless // Episode of the popular U.S. television series, Charmed Episode Number: 19 Season: 8 Production Code: 62015-08-175 Airdate: April 30th, 2006 Writer: Cameron Litvack Director: Derek Johansen Cast: Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell, Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews, Holly... For other uses, see Charm. ... The Young & The Tactless is the twenty-first episode of season three of the television situation comedy Will & Grace. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... Travis Bickle is a fictional character, the narrator and protagonist of Martin Scorseses 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which he is played by Robert De Niro. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Jill Foster Chancellor Brooks Abbott is a fictional character on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. ...


In The Simpsons' episode "Pygmoelian", the opening sequence of the soap opera It Never Ends parodies that of Y&R. The titles have also been parodied on the Australian sitcom Kath and Kim. Simpsons redirects here. ... Pygmoelian is the sixteenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Jane Turner and Gina Riley as Kath & Kim Kath and Kim is a satirical Australian television series shown on the ABC network. ...


Y&R is also parodied in the 1983 film Mr. Mom. After unemployed automotive engineer Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) becomes a regular viewer, watching actual footage featuring the characters of Victor Newman, Nikki Reed, Kevin Bancroft. Eventually he and his newfound friend Joan (Ann Jillian) engage in a spoof of soap operas in general with music from Y&R playing in the background. The parody gradually includes Jack's wife Carolyn (Teri Garr), who shoots him, his former supervisor Jinx (Jeffrey Tambor), who was going to give him his old job back, and Carolyn's boss Ron (Martin Mull), who leaves with her. For the Lonestar song, see Mr. ... Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, Beetlejuice, and his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films of the series. ... Ann Jillian (born Ann Jura Nauseda on January 29, 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an American actress of Lithuanian extraction. ... Teri Ann Garr (born December 11, 1944)[1] is an American actress and comedienne. ... Jeffrey Michael Tambor (born July 8, 1944) is a six-time Emmy-nominated American actor most recently noted for his on role as George Bluth Sr. ... Martin Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor who has starred in his own TV sitcom and acted in prominent films. ...


The set of Y&R and the show was used in Entourage for the character of Mrs. Ari to show her as a possible return to acting as she used to be a regular on the show in her early acting career.


See also

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References

  1. ^ CBS Daytime: The Young and the Restless - FAQ. Retrieved on 2007-05-05.
  2. ^ "The Young and the Restless". E! True Hollywood Story. E!. 2001-05-20.
  3. ^ Coleridge, Daniel (2004-04-26). TV Guide Editors' Blogs - Daniel's Dish. TV Guide. Retrieved on 2007-05-06.
  4. ^ Prikios, Karen Anderson. "Finding the art in HDTV", Broadcasting & Cable, 2001-06-25. Retrieved on 2007-05-13. 
  5. ^ Michael Damian Casting News!
  6. ^ Nadia Comaneci at Olympic.org
  7. ^ The Young and the Restless To Mark 1000 Weeks on Top! - The Young and the Restless News - Soaps.com

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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (503 words)
The ability to attract and retain these "Young and Restless" Americans is a critical factor in a city’s ability to succeed in the knowledge economy.
The Young and Restless research charts the movements of 25 to 34 year-olds among metro areas and analyze the factors shaping which metros are gaining and which are losing young workers.
Attracting young workers is key in 'creative economy,' study says - With the United States facing a shortage of workers in creative vocations, the regions that attract the most 25- to 34-year-olds over the next decade will become the nation's most prosperous.
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