The Young and the Restless

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

Show Summary

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.

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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Fan Reviews (315)

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  • How did this show win "best" Emmy

    I have been watching YnR for over 30 years. I loved the quick pace and stellar acting and enjoyed the longevity of many characters. Ever since JFP took over the helm the show has gone from the best to the worst. Story lines are slow; some of the best characters have been made to look as stupid as can be. I don't want the characters of Phyllis and Adam to be recast because JFP does such a bad job at hiring new actors -- we can only expect the worst from whomever she chooses. This show was simply the worst last year and Days and GH were far better. The only thing that makes sense is that Emmy voters were bribed. This show is a slow slow slow moving train wreck and the writers and JFP need to be let go and the old team hired back.moreless

    New Billy - a bit better than the old new Billy - the stress is on 'bit'. Definitely no zing!! Chelsea and Billy - a big yuck! I also agree about Cain and Lily - boring couple! Neil and his new wife - terrible to watch. Get Devon his old girlfriend back - not the terrible beanpole model actress, the first girlfriend!! How about bringing back Sophia and Ronan Malloy and Chance - they are better actors/actress!!! Less of Chelsea's father - pathetic actor. Hunter King also not a very good actress. ENOUGH already of Sharon and Nick - lost interest to watch them. Bring Phyllis and her son back already! 07/07

    I agree with the other reviewer that it's time to get Phyllis back!! She was nasty but in an interesting but not irritating way. The new Kelly is a little bit of an improvement over the old Kelly - but just as nauseating! The new Billy is still way past nauseating!! Sharon and Nick .... not worth watching ... ughh!! A lot of fastforwarding whenever they are together!!! Now the secret is out about the Cassie 'clone' (hope we are not going to see anymore of her!) How about blowing Sharon out of the water with her so called 'secret' and get it over and done with. Had enough of her already!! One more rating down!! Almost time to stop watching! 4/25

    EWWWWWW!!!! Sharon and Nick making eyes at each other is making me gag!!!!!! Victoria and Snitch - they seem to match nicely ... Billy and Kelly - a definite NO!! Enough of Victor the dictator!! How about nice things happening to Adam and Jack for once??? Every episode is gloom and doom - not so enjoyable to watch anymore! The way the story is going and has already gone, is making me lower the rating! 1/10/2014

    YES, please send Sharon posthaste on a slow boat to China! ENOUGH of Sharon. I really cannot stand her acting! How could the writers even make her dead daughter to be so devious and ugly in mind for that age? When I saw that I couldn't even believe what I was watching. Get Chelsea and Adam back together, I think they go very well together. How about more on Devon?moreless
  • The Show

    Hi new to this so please excuse me if I don't do a very good job. The new Billy/ Billy Miller was SUPER!!! so anyone to follow him has BIG shoes to fill. David Tom was a great teenager Billy. He has the skills but he did look to young. Oh how sad to look to young, if we all had that problem. I do love the Paul/Dylan story. Hats off to TPTB for finally putting a happy ending (so far) on that story line. I am from a strong military family so I am happy that they are finally bringing our Veterans to a story line however small that May be. Oh for heavens sake bring this Sharon story to an end!!!!! I have been watching this show since it first aired. This is the first time I can remember that I'm sick of this never ending (excuse me) drama. I'm sure I'm not alone. Hunter King is sure doing a good job being Phyliss's child. Impulsive and inappropriate. Keep up the good work. Back to the new Billy. I'm gonna give him some time before I pass judgement. His acting is ok it's just those BIG shoes. I do love the show and will continue to watch and complain LOL. I think Neil is silly and probably Mr St John feels silly playing it. Let Devon be with Hillary for goodness sakes. They are cute together. I know it's a Daytime Drama but some of these pairings are awful. I'd like to see a 50 year old woman paired with a 30 year old man. Both are inappropriate. Ok everyone TY for listening to my opinion.moreless
  • Dissatisfied

    The new Billy sucks! He is nothing like Billy Miller! He's not believable at all! David Tom was just as worse!!! Starting to not like the show after 25 years of watching! :(

    Young and the Restless and Steve Harvey Win Big at the Daytime Emmy Awards

    Trophies were also awarded to Katie Couric, Good Morning America, and Days of Our Lives.


    The Young and the Restless Leads the Daytime Emmy Nominations

    Meanwhile, The Bold and the Beautiful received with 18 nominations, followed by General Hospital's 16.

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