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 (I)

Doug Davidson (I)

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 (IX)

Peter Bergman (IX)

Jack Abbott [2] (1989-)

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Fan Reviews (624)

  • Lost accent

    Has anyone else noticed on Y&R that Marissa has lost her "accent"?
  • Belly bump

    I'm gonna scream if I see Sage hold her belly one more time!
  • A fire needs to be lit!

    I think the reason "Young And Restless" is in its current state is because where's the incentive to be better?

    Where I live, "Young and Restless" comes on at 11:30 am, then it's followed by "Bold And The Beautiful" at 12:30 pm (same channel), then at 1 pm "Days Of Our Lives" comes on NBC and at 2 pm "General Hospital" comes on ABC.

    None of these shows overlap. I think if "General Hospital" or "Days Of Our Lives" came on against "Young And Restless", then they would have a sense of urgency.

    I don't know much about "General Hospital", but I do watch "Days Of Our Lives" from time to time and when someone does wrong, they do get punished.

    It might one month or one year, but eventually someone gets what's coming to them.

    I can watch "Young And Restless" every couple of months, see Victor out and about town, walk up to some random character, point and wag his finger and mumble some sort of threat.

    Two things that have always puzzled me about the show.

    First of all, didn't Victoria, Abby and Nick once win half a billion dollars each, in some sort of settlement against Victor years ago?

    If someone is worth half a billion dollars, why in the world would you stay in Genoa City, Wisconsin?

    How about moving to... New York? Paris? London?

    How about change your name so you can't be found and move away?

    If Victor is such a pain in the butt, take your money and go!

    Second, how can Victor be so bulletproof? I don't watch the show religiously, but has he ever dealt with organized crime in any way, shape or form? How can you do all those things over the years and not seriously be touched?

    THAT could be the way to get rid of his character once and for all. Have him cross some sort of crime boss etc... they put a contract out on his life, kill him and the rest of cast can breathe easier!moreless
  • The Young and the Restless ongoing stories

    I have watched this show almost since its beginning. It has always been great. But lately, the story lines are not good. They are boring. I see much more sex and also people who are supposed to be intelligent act anything but. I always liked Sharon. Why has she been given such terrible lines and situations? She is beautiful. If you lose her, you are losing an excellent actress. I am sick of Victor always winning. Let the Abbotts win this one and Victor pay for his actions. Neal has also been given lines and situations that do not go along with his character as it has always been.moreless
  • Disappointed

    The writers need to be fired. I am sick of victor never getting caught. The new storyline is stupid,even for a child. You fired the fan grabber Adam,had him replaced, you let Phillis and her sister go, and kept this whinny no acting actress that plays summer. Also the actress playing sage. You traded three for two and got nothing.


    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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