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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:
...  Paul Williams / ... 2,950 episodes, 1978-2018
...  Victor Newman / ... 2,785 episodes, 1980-2018
...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,530 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,453 episodes, 1994-2018
...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,262 episodes, 1981-2018
...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,262 episodes, 1973-2018
...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,260 episodes, 1994-2018
...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,778 episodes, 1991-2018
...  Neil Winters / ... 1,649 episodes, 1991-2018
...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,517 episodes, 2005-2018
...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,478 episodes, 1984-2018
...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,443 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Kevin Fisher 1,322 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,292 episodes, 1973-2015
...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,214 episodes, 1984-2018
...  Brad Carlton / ... 1,183 episodes, 1985-2009
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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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Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Innocent Years  »

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Runtime:

(1973-1980) | (1980-)

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

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Douglas (Sean Bridges) was fired in July 2001, due to a reported power struggle between Head Writer Kay Alden and Executive Producer Edward Scott. His role was re-cast with David Lee Russek. See more »

Quotes

John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. #2: [Ashley has just announced her engagement to Blade] I don't know what I think about having a brother-in-law named after a kitchen utensil.
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Connections

Referenced in Frasier: Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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A classic soap opera!
16 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Ah, yes. I can remember when I was in high school. The first thing I would do my junior and senior year when I was home from school was watch this classic soap opera. From that moment on, I was hooked on it. In addition, I also enjoyed the days when Victoria (Heather Tom) was on the show. Ever since Malcolm (Shemar Moore) left the show in 2001, I haven't been watching it as much. If you ask me, she was absolutely diabolical. You'd have to have seen the show between 1994 and 2001 if you want to know why. However, this is still a good soap opera. In conclusion, I highly recommend this classic soap opera to all you die-hard CBS fans.


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