The Young and the Restless

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



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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.

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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  • Need new writers

    Young and restless has gone downhill fast. I PVR it and like to watch it at night, but with the bad writing I fast forward almost all of it. the two Jacks reminds me of the two Catherine's. the two Adams, two Cassie's what is it with all the doubles.
  • Awful story lines

    What are you people smoking?this Jack/Jack thing is really bad. Both story's are horrible. The murder investigation is also terrible. You need some better ones you have are asleep. Move on or your viewership is really going to tank!
  • One name is responsible for the downhill slide...

    CHARLES PRATT! He wrote AMC right into cancellation, anyone remember the poisoned pancakes?!?!and if the Powers That Be aren't more attentive to what the fans are saying, he'll do the same thing to Y&R? REALLY??? Phyllis can't tell the Jack look-a-like isn't really Jack? Ummm they SLEEP together don't they? And Chelsea can't figure out the similarities between "Gabe" and Adam after having sex with him either??? The Kelly keeping Jack hostage is just too stupid to even address other than can you say 'dumb cops'??? and SHE WAS STUCK IN THE NECK WITH A PEN and she is right back to normal in the next scene? Just too much bad writing to mention here, but CBS and CBS Daytime better do something quick. Even a 'BELL' show can be canceled if the bad writing continues...moreless
  • Best show to worst

    Wow I have been watching this soap since 1980 and it has always had such great story lines. The writing is the same as All My Children before it got cancelled. If it doesn't turn around I am going to have to quit recording it because it is a waste of time to watch right now. I feel bad for the actors/actress on this show having to work off such horrible scripts.moreless
  • What is happening??????

    I have watched Y&R for over 30 years and I can't believe how bad the writing and story line has become. Y&R used to have some depth to it's story line but the stuff lately is awful!!

    Something has to be done or this viewer is going to stop watching!!!


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

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    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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