Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.
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Series cast summary:
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 Paul Williams / ... (2,689 episodes, 1978-2016)
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 Victor Newman / ... (2,488 episodes, 1980-2016)
Joshua Morrow ...
 Nicholas Newman / ... (2,232 episodes, 1994-2016)
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 Jack Abbott / ... (2,210 episodes, 1989-2016)
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 Esther Valentine / ... (2,061 episodes, 1973-2016)
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 Sharon Newman / ... (2,049 episodes, 1994-2016)
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 Nikki Newman / ... (2,007 episodes, 1981-2016)
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 Michael Baldwin / ... (1,696 episodes, 1991-2016)
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 Phyllis Summers Newman / ... (1,547 episodes, 1994-2015)
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 Neil Winters / ... (1,497 episodes, 1991-2016)
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 Ashley Abbott / ... (1,336 episodes, 1984-2016)
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 Victoria Newman / ... (1,318 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Jill Foster Abbott / ... (1,302 episodes, 1988-2016)
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 Kevin Fisher / ... (1,279 episodes, 2003-2016)
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 Katherine Chancellor / ... (1,196 episodes, 1973-2015)
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 Brad Carlton (1,088 episodes, 1985-2009)
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Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, The Young And The Restless is the thirty-year-old soap that centres on the saga between two wealthy families (the Newmans and the Abbotts) in the cosmetics industry. Head of the Newman clan is Victor Newman, the arrogant, cavorting billionaire and his wife Nikki; and running the Abbott show is Jack Abbott, the irresponsible, playboy CEO and his sister Ashley. Most of the show is centred on the competition between the two companies: Victor's Newman Enterprises and the Abbotts' Jabot. Written by Josh

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Drama | Romance

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26 March 1973 (USA)  »

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The Innocent Years  »

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(1973-1980) | (1980-)

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(2002-)| (1973-1987)| (1987-2001)

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1.33 : 1
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Baseball Hall of Fame Shortstop Cal Ripken is one of the show's biggest fans. See more »

Quotes

Victoria Nicole Newman #4: [they are all standing in the Abbott's living room] Michael, what are you doing here?
Michael Baldwin: Oh, didn't Jack tell you?
Victoria Nicole Newman #4: Tell me what?
Michael Baldwin: Well, see, my mother came to town and married Jack's father so we's kin now...
John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. #2: Please, I just ate.
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Referenced in Psych: The Old and the Restless (2008) See more »

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Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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an addictive soap
1 September 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

When I was five years old I used to come home for lunch and my mom would be watching this television show. I would be sitting at the lunch table and I didn't exactly watch it, but by osmosis it stuck with me. I kept coming home at the same time every day for lunch for years to come. And I became fascinated by The Young and the Restless. When you are subjected to it every day for eight years, you get to know it and grow to have a love hate relationship with the show. Now that I am a grown man, it is almost embarrassing to say that I still watch this show, but it is true and I still have a love hate relationship with the damn thing. And even though I am the only one to comment on it, I know there are many other guys that watch this show as much as I do. How many times have you heard a guy say " I wish I could have sex as much as Victor." For me that was a lot. Most of the guys that I went to high school with were closet Y&R guys. They couldn't get enough of it. I really don't know what it is about the show that has kept me watching it for years, but there is something addictive about it. It would be easy and very macho of me to say that the sole reason is because of the beauties like Trish and Sharon and Grace walking around with their smooth stomachs and their provocative clothing, but that wouldn't be entirely correct. They are great to look at but it is more. And to really get the appeal of this show, look no further than Jack and Victor.

Jack and Victor have been going quibbling for as long as I have been watching. Jack and Victor have stolen women from each other ( Nicki, Diane ), they compete for business ( Jabot ) they work at the same office, and they generally hate each other. When Victor says Jack's name he literally spits it out. " The site of you disgusts me Jackabbot! " he was heard saying once. And he has to say his name in one syllable, as if saying it properly is too distasteful. Sure, Paul and Christine, Brad and whoever he is sleeping with, Jill and Kay, Billy and Mac, Michael Baldwin and his sneaky ways, Nick and Victoria, Malcolm and Neil, Olivia, and the rest of the cast is fun in their own right, but it is Jack and Victor that are the fun ones. I just wish that once, just once, Jack could win straight out. Not losing in the end, but actually has one clear cut victory over Mr. Money Bags. That would be refreshing.

Y&R is the kind of show that you turn off every once in a while because it takes them six months to resolve an issue that should be done with in a matter of days. And sure time is a big problem in this show. Victor can leave the office and get home in time to see Nicki crying over whatever she is crying about this time, even though she was crying when Brad was in the room only five minutes ago. But Newman Enterprises should be in town and they live in the country. And most characters are annoying at one point or another and no one is faithful, but hey, we can overlook those things because we are addicted.

It really is a fun show to watch and if you haven't seen it by now, then just start watching it, you'll pick up on what you need to know in about a week.


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