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The Young and the Restless 

Set in Genoa City, this 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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doug Davidson ...  Paul Williams / ... 2,960 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,811 episodes, 1980-2018
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,578 episodes, 1989-2018
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,486 episodes, 1994-2018
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,307 episodes, 1994-2018
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,298 episodes, 1981-2018
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,264 episodes, 1973-2018
Christian Jules Le Blanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,784 episodes, 1991-2018
Kristoff St. John ...  Neil Winters / ... 1,661 episodes, 1991-2018
Michelle Stafford ...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
Amelia Heinle ...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,560 episodes, 2005-2018
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,512 episodes, 1984-2018
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,454 episodes, 1988-2018
Greg Rikaart ...  Kevin Fisher 1,330 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeanne Cooper ...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,293 episodes, 1973-2015
Tracey E. Bregman ...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,230 episodes, 1984-2018
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Storyline

Set in Genoa City, Wisconsin, this is the forty-five-year-old soap opera that centers 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 centered on the competition between the two companies: Victor's Newman Enterprises and the Abbotts' Jabot. Written by scott

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

CBS | SoapCity's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Innocent Years See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1973-1980) | (1980-)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2002-)| Mono (1973-1987)| Stereo (1987-2001)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) decided to have a face lift, rather than going out on leave and replacing her with a stand-in, the producers wrote a storyline in which Katherine had a face lift, complete with hospitalization and recovery. See more »

Quotes

Nikki Reed Foster Bancroft DiSalvo Newman Abbott Newman #2: How dare you? I have far more right to be at Jabot than you do. I put up thirty-five million dollars to get into this company! You slept your way in!
Jill Foster Abbott #4: You slept your way into the thirty-five million!
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Nadia's Theme
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The Most Classic of All Soaps!
2 May 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

As a lifetime soap opera fan, I have watched a lot of soaps and most can't compare to the best soap on television. Screw the Emmys for not naming it the Best Daytime Drama of the year. Since it's debut in 1973, The Young and the Restless revolutionized daytime by the master, William J. Bell and his wife Lee Phillip Bell. Together they created the Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful, both the most watched soaps on daytime today. What's their secret? They don't kill characters and return them back from the dead, rather they don't kill many characters. They stick to the old fashioned way of storytelling. They don't do things quickly which is why is may not be for everybody. What is their strength is the excellent cast of actors and crew members who don't just stay 3 years and leave. THey stay a lot longer and there are exceptions. I think they stay because the work is good and in Los ANgeles, you can do other things like film and television and even theater. Yes, the cast includes Jeanne Cooper, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Melody Thomas Scott, Kate Linder, and so many others who have come and gone. It's not for everybody, it might be too slow for some people but the stories are good and somewhat crazy sometimes but worth watching. At least, they make an effort to focus on the older characters like Katherine and Jill, archenemies, friends, and rivals and even related. The show gets stronger in time. With head writer, Kay Alden in charge, things have not changed so much since the Beloved William J. Bell passed away a year ago. he was a legendary creative person entirely. He and Lee treat the cast and crew like their family which is why so many have stayed so long. Bill and Lee were a dynamic team together on screen and off-screen as well. I wished the Kennedy Center Honors would have honored him for his contributions to daytime television which are just incredible. He helped create daytime. He is still very much missed today.


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