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The Young and the Restless
Theyoungandtherestlesslogo
Created by William J. Bell
Lee Phillip Bell
Written by Charles Pratt, Jr
Tracey Thomson
Opening theme Nadia's theme
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 10,682 (as of June 5, 2015)
Production
Executive producer(s) William J. Bell (1973-2005)
John Conboy (1973-82)
H. Wesley Kenney (1982-86)
Edward J. Scott (1987-2001)
David Shaughnessy (2001-04)
John F. Smith (2004-06)
Lynn Marie Latham (2006-07)
Josh Griffith (2006-08)
Paul Rauch (2008-11)
Maria Arena Bell (2008-12)
Jill Farren Phelps (2012-present)
Charles Pratt, Jr. (2015-present)
Producer(s) Mary O'Leary
Location(s) CBS Television City
Los Angeles, California
Running time 30 minutes (1973-80)
60 minutes (1980-present)
Distributor Screen Gems (1973-74) Columbia Pictures Television (1974-2001)
Columbia TriStar Television (2001-2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002-present)
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i SDTV (1973-2001)
1080i HDTV (2001-present)
Original run March 26, 1973 – Present
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The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It expanded to one hour episodes on February 4, 1980. The show, which was on SOAPnet from April 2006 to June 2013, currently also airs on Pop weeknights since July 1, 2013 and is syndicated internationally.

It is one of the few TV series to successfully write out almost all the original characters and replace them with new ones. The Young and the Restless originally focused on two core families in Genoa City: the wealthy Brooks family and the poor Foster family. After a series of recasts and departures, in the early 1980s all the original characters except Jill Foster Abbott were written out. New core families the Abbotts and the Williams, were introduced. Other families such as the Newmans, the Winters, and the Fisher/Baldwins were subsequently introduced. Despite these changes, one storyline that has endured through almost the show's entire run is the feud between Jill Foster Abbott and Katherine Chancellor, one of the longest rivalries on any American soap opera. Since its debut, The Young and the Restless has won seven Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. It is also currently the highest-rated daytime drama on American television. As of 2008, it has appeared at the top of the weekly Nieson ratings in that category for more than 1000 weeks since 1988. As of December 12, 2013, according to Nielsen ratings, The Young and the Restless has been the leading daytime drama for an unprecedented 1,300 weeks, or 25 years. On January 15, 2014, the series was in the middle of its final year of its 2010 contract, and was renewed by CBS through 2017. Y&R is also a sister show to the Bells' other soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, as several actors have crossed over between shows.

Opening Title Cards

Y&R1973

Y&R1984

Y&R1999

Y&R2003

Cast

Current cast members

Actor Character Duration
Robert AdamsonNoah Newman2012–
Peter BergmanJack Abbott1989–
Eric BraedenVictor Newman1980–
Tracey E. Bregman Lauren Fenmore Baldwin 1983–1995, 2000, 2001–
Lachlan Buchanan Kyle Jenkins Abbott 2015-
Steve BurtonDylan McAvoy2013–
Sean CarriganStitch Rayburn2013-
Sharon Case Sharon Newman 1994–
Jessica Collins Avery Bailey Clark 2011–
Doug Davidson Paul Williams 1978–
Eileen Davidson Ashley Abbott 1982-88, 1999-2007, 2008-13, 2014-
Melissa Claire Egan Chelsea Lawson 2011–
Scott Elrod Joe Clark 2014-
Daniel Goddard Cane Ashby 2007-
Camryn Grimes Mariah Copeland 2014-
Justin Hartley Adam Newman 2014-
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman Abbott 2005–
Bryton James Devon Hamilton 2004–
Burgees Jenkins Billy Abbott 2014-
Christel Khalil Lily Ashby 2002–2005, 2006–
Hunter King Summer Newman 2012–
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin 1991–1993, 1997–
Kate Linder Esther Valentine 1982–
Mishael MorganHilary Curtis2013-
Joshua Morrow Nicholas Newman 1994–
Melissa Ordway Abby Newman2013-
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher 2003–
Tristan Rogers Colin Atkinson 2010-12, 2014-
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Newman 1979–
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters 1991
Kelly Sullivan Sage Warner 2014-
Gina Tognoni Phyllis Summers 2014-

Recurring Cast Members

Actor Character Duration
Catherine BachAnita Lawson2012–
Lauarlee Bell Christine Williams 1983–2001, 2002–2006, 2010–
Judith Chapman Gloria Bardwell 2005–
Aidan ClarkCharilie Ashby2013-
Angell ConwellLeslie Michaelson2010-
Max Erich Fenmore Baldwin 2012–
Robert GantDavid Sherman2013, 2014-
Alyvia Alyn LindFaith Newman2011
Beth Maitland Traci Connolly 1982-96, 2001-
Chris McKennaDetective mark Harding2014-
Nadine Nicole Gwen 2014-
Sofia Pernas Marissa Sierras 2015-
McKenna Roberts Matilda Ashby 2013-
Ted Shackleford Jeff Bardwell 2007-
Terrell Tilford Barton Shelby 2014-
Jess Walton Jill Abbott Fenmore 1987–

Debuting

Actor Character Date Ref
Miles Gaston Villanueva Luca Santori September 16 [1][2]
Elizabeth Bogush Dr. Anderson September 18 [3]
Micheal E. Knight Dr. Simon Neville October 15 [4][5]

Returning

Actor Character Date Ref
Stacy Haiduck Patty Williams September 21 [1][6]

References

  1. ^ a b Casting Corner. CBS Interactive (September 4, 2015). Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Y&R CASTS NEW ROLE", Soap Opera Digest, August 10, 2015. Retrieved on August 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Y&R Casts A New Doctor!", CBS Soaps In Depth, August 31, 2015. Retrieved on August 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "MICHAEL E. KNIGHT JOINS Y&R", Soap Opera Digest, September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ Exclusive: All My Children Alum Michael E. Knight Joins The Young and the Restless. TVGM Holdings, LLC (CBS Interactive) (September 9, 2015). Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! STACY HAIDUK BACK TO Y&R", Soap Opera Digest, August 3, 2015. Retrieved on August 3, 2015. 
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External Links

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  1. ^ a b Casting Corner. CBS Interactive (September 4, 2015). Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Y&R CASTS NEW ROLE", Soap Opera Digest, August 10, 2015. Retrieved on August 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Y&R Casts A New Doctor!", CBS Soaps In Depth, August 31, 2015. Retrieved on August 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "MICHAEL E. KNIGHT JOINS Y&R", Soap Opera Digest, September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ Exclusive: All My Children Alum Michael E. Knight Joins The Young and the Restless. TVGM Holdings, LLC (CBS Interactive) (September 9, 2015). Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! STACY HAIDUK BACK TO Y&R", Soap Opera Digest, August 3, 2015. Retrieved on August 3, 2015. 

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