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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 / ... 2,955 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,795 episodes, 1980-2018
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,544 episodes, 1989-2018
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,465 episodes, 1994-2018
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,276 episodes, 1994-2018
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,273 episodes, 1981-2018
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,262 episodes, 1973-2018
Christian Jules Le Blanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,781 episodes, 1991-2018
Kristoff St. John ...  Neil Winters / ... 1,653 episodes, 1991-2018
Michelle Stafford ...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
Amelia Heinle ...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,528 episodes, 2005-2018
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,489 episodes, 1984-2018
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,445 episodes, 1988-2018
Greg Rikaart ...  Kevin Fisher 1,322 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeanne Cooper ...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,293 episodes, 1973-2015
Tracey E. Bregman ...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,217 episodes, 1984-2018
Don Diamont ...  Brad Carlton / ... 1,184 episodes, 1985-2009
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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:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

First U.S. soap opera and daytime program to be shown on HDTV. See more »

Quotes

John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. #2: [Jill has been whining about something] You know, Jill, if whining and complaining was an Olympic sport, you'd already have several gold medals.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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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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