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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 / ... 2,977 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,855 episodes, 1980-2019
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,622 episodes, 1989-2019
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,546 episodes, 1994-2019
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,355 episodes, 1994-2019
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,346 episodes, 1981-2019
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,271 episodes, 1973-2018
Christian Jules Le Blanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,799 episodes, 1991-2019
Kristoff St. John ...  Neil Winters / ... 1,677 episodes, 1991-2019
Amelia Heinle ...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,627 episodes, 2005-2019
Michelle Stafford ...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,525 episodes, 1984-2018
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,457 episodes, 1988-2019
Greg Rikaart ...  Kevin Fisher 1,343 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeanne Cooper ...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,294 episodes, 1973-2015
Tracey E. Bregman ...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,236 episodes, 1984-2019
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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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Y&R See more »

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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

In 1976, ABC's "Wide World of Sports" used "Cotton's Dream", the theme song of "The Young and the Restless", as a musical background for a montage of Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci in action at the 1976 Olympics. Although Nadia never actually performed to this tune, it became associated with her; eventually, the song's writer officially renamed it "Nadia's Theme". See more »

Quotes

Nikki Reed Foster Bancroft DiSalvo Newman Abbott Newman #2: [after slapping him] Who the hell do you think you are?
Jed Sanders: A guy who just got slapped pretty damn hard.
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Connections

Spoofed in Young and Restless (1983) See more »

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Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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Evil, Ugly, and Unnecessary
21 February 2002 | by daveisitSee all my reviews

What an awful display of everything. From the soft camera lenses to the pitiful acting. "The Young and the Restless" is a soap that delivers nothing but long, overdrawn, depressing and ultimately pathetic storylines, which move so slowly they would have to speed up to stop. This program is a true winner to the people of modern society with nothing to do in their lives. You see it's not that they love this show, it's just they have nothing better to do.

I plead with the people, try and get out of the trap of wasting your lives. There is hope for you yet. If you can convince yourself to do anything apart from watching this program then life will be better for not only you, but the human race itself. It's an evil program, promoting horrific ethics, and over indulgence on the sofa, when exercise beckons.

Think carefully, act wisely, and you will truly become a better person.


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