The Young and the Restless

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Weekdays 12:30 PM on CBS Premiered Mar 26, 1973 In Season

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AIRED ON 3/10/2014

Season 41 : Episode 10366

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The Young and the Restless revolves around the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott and Winters families. When the show premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. It continues to set the standard with strong characters, socially conscious storylines, romance and sensuality. The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973, and was originally a 30 minute show. It was not until January 1980 that the show had become a one hour show like it is today. The show has ran for years at 12:30 PM on the east coast, and at 11:00 AM on the west coast. Over the years, many things have happened, and there have been many twisted story lines, many stolen husbands, and many people dead. It has also featured character cross-overs with another CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful. These include the psychotic Sheila Carter, who began on The Young and the Restless and shown her more psychotic side on The Bold and the Beautiful. The same goes for Lauren Fenmore, who also can be seen on The Bold and the Beautiful occasionally. The Young and the Restless is not like other soaps which convey a surreal way of life. This show, however, is based on the lives of people in a small town called Genoa City, Wisconsin, where the money is plentiful and so are the women. Many times, we wish that we could live in that small, mid-western town, just to see how life would really be like. Sometimes, we put our own problems aside and worry about what will happen next on the show. However, we're very fortunate not to have a world like they do on any soap! The theme song was written by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, and originally entitled Cotton's Theme from the film Bless the Beasts, but later became known as Nadia's Theme.

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Doug Davidson

Doug Davidson

Paul Williams (1978-)

Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Thomas Scott

Nikki Reed Newman [2] (1979-)

Eric Braeden

Eric Braeden

Victor Newman (1980-)

Kate Linder

Kate Linder

Esther Valentine (recurring 1982-1985, contract 1986-)

Tracey E. Bregman

Tracey E. Bregman

Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (contract 1983-1995, 2013-, recurring 2000-2013) / Sara Smythe (2010)

Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman

Jack Abbott [2] (1989-)

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  • Genoa City's Misery

    1.0
    Put Y&R out of its misery.
  • fire the writers!

    1.0
    Get rid of this new Billy quick! bring Adam and the old Billy back ,bring the other Abby back, don't let Chloe Phyllis back,enough of Sharon and Nick it's just sick and get your act together and get this show back on track before there is absolutely no reason for anyone to watch at all!
  • The Young and Restless? More like The Young and BORING!!

    1.0
    Yawn! Yawn!! Where do I start? I am so tired of lousy actors like David Tom. Lets start with him! Not even believable for a husband for Victoria. David Tom looks way too much younger than her. Pathetic acting on his part. The old Billy was much better in that part, really handsome to watch not to mention more believable. I am tired of looking at Sharon with her hair in her face all the time. Seriously put it back, comb it for Gods sake, and wash it! Her hair always looks so greasy. Boring parts like Jill and Colin story line. Its also stupid!! This new person in the Kelly part? I liked the other one better. Too much changing of actors not a good idea. Really stupid story lines. Cassie lookalike? Really? Pathetic!! Come on people!! Straighten up. I have watched for so many I am leaving as I cant take the stupid, boring story lines any longer, not to mention lousy actors!!moreless
  • What happened to the writing?

    1.0
    this show is going down. Filler with sex scenes, stupid story lines, poor replacements for main characters. I am hating it now...
  • why why Dixie and Opel... I like Jason from General Hospital but no all my children

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    I can't believe that Y&R has Opel and Dixie... this is not all my children... and I really dropped that show a long time ago for a reason
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