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The Young and the Restless

The Young and the RestlessNetwork: CBS
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 26, 1973 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Jeanne Cooper, Doug Davidson, Melody Thomas Scott, Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Kate Linder, Jess Walton, Peter Bergman

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TV show description:
This long-running soap begins by following the lives of the wealthy Brooks family and the less fortunate Foster family in Genoa City, Wisconsin. Since then, the show’s focus has shifted to follow the Abbott and Newman families as each owns and operates their own cosmetic companies.

Arrogant businessman Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) heads Newman Enterprises and his on-again off-again relationship with wife Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is often a cause for drama. Their marriage has produced two children, Victoria (Heather Tom, later Sarah Aldrich and Amelia Heinle) and Nicholas (Joshua Morrow).

John Abbott (Brett Halsey, later Jerry Douglas) founded the rival Jabot Cosmetics company and his children, Jack (Terry Lester, later Peter Bergman) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson), work for the company in various capacities over the years. One of the soap’s longest running plotlines is the rivalry between Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and Jill Foster Abbott (Jess Walton) which began when Jill’s affair with Katherine’s husband resulted in a son.

Other families impacting the never-ending drama include the African American Winters and Barbers.

Actors Shemar Moore, Vivica A. Fox, Eva Longoria, and Tom Selleck, are all celebrities that have been part of the large cast during their careers.


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Marcel from canada March 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Is Y&R still playing on tv and weekly episose


Jean Martel June 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

One of the reason your fan attendance may be dipping I feel has to do with one of your tv affiliates WFSB channel 3 in Hartford, Ct. You are scheduled to be on the air 12:30 to 1:30. fact #1 many cannot get channel 3 anymore only at that time when your show is on. fact #2 we no longer can tape your show while we go shopping or go away for a few days. This is the only show having this problem…. any suggestions? Have contacted the tv station by email no answer yet..


Lena October 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I love the Y&R…it has not run its course by a long shot…..For Rose who posted in march of this year….watching for 50 something years is not debuted in march 1973…
I am however disgusted with the writers for killing of Delia so another Newman gets organs!!!


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