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 (317)

  • Why all the drama with black s on daytime soaps?

    Hi everyone know it is just television but i cannot help but notice on the bold and beautiful and the young and the restless that the blacks always get some really ugly roles/ kills me to know that black actors cannot realize that producers are giving them parts to make them look cheap and without for instance the role of the black women on bold and beautiful Maya, Marcus, his wife his father all blacks without general hardly see Marcus Maya till now cannot marry and now she makes a fool of herself with and restless shows now Neil looking at a home for his black wife and her and his son in a dressing room making out why do they accept these type of roles it makes me so sick and the producers demonstrate in these soaps the disregard for black people look at the difference with hope she has constant roles and interesting ones all the whites in a matter of fact but the blacks need to wake up or the producers need to produce fairly as not all blacks live their lives with drama and disloyal behavior as they proudly display to the public in these soaps some black always in jail was a thief or something of that got money from his grand mom and does not know what to do with it i have never seen a white with a role to throw money off a roof top why do this to the black people his father is a business man in the show could they not instead show his dad teaching him to run business and successfully never see victor nor his kids doing this type of nonsense why do it to am sadden for this i am black and what i saw today with neil and his new bride made me sick and angry with producers of young and restless and The bold and beautiful.

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  • Why does the New Billy look almost as old as Jack!!???

    I am SOOO disappointed Y&R. Billy about is boyish, adorable and witty. Not old, sorry, I am not saying the guy couldn't be in a other role, good enough looking guy but not even close to what Billy Miller is suppose to look and act like. Get your crap together!! Should have kept Billy Miller or geez have kept Davis Tom. Horrible just horrible, now he looks old just like job on that part I guess. It's a complete joke, seriously.moreless
  • how i got my husband back to me

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    My husband packed his things out of the house and we had to live in different area, despite all this i was looking for a way to re_unite with my husband, not until i met Dr Alex the great spell caster who was able to bring my husband back home, Dr Alex cast a love spell for me, and after some time i started seen results about the spell....

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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

    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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