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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 / ... 2,962 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,813 episodes, 1980-2018
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,581 episodes, 1989-2018
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,490 episodes, 1994-2018
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,312 episodes, 1994-2018
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,299 episodes, 1981-2018
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,265 episodes, 1973-2018
Christian Jules Le Blanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,785 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 / ... 1,564 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 1,332 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeanne Cooper ...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,293 episodes, 1973-2015
Tracey E. Bregman ...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,231 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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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

The china, out of which we have seen Katherine Chancellor drinking, for quite a few years, is a "Royal Albert" pattern titled "Heirloom". See more »

Quotes

John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. #2: [the Abbott's are having breakfast together] Gee, Gloria you sure are in a chipper mood today.
Gloria Fisher Abbott #2: Well, I actually have some good news that I'm very excited about but I don't know if you'd all be interested...
Ashley Abbott Carlton: Good news is in short supply these days. What's your news?
John Abbott #2: Ashley's right, What's your news, Gloria?
Gloria Fisher Abbott #2: Ok, then, the news is that my son is engaged to marry Lauren Fenmore and I just couldn't be any more thrilled. There, that's it.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Unsolved Mysteries: Episode #8.25 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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Young and Restless
22 March 2006 | by alildev2See all my reviews

I have watched Young & Restless since almost the very beginning. When I was in Elementary school I'd run home from the bus stop to watch it with my Mother. I feel as though I've grown up with most of these people. Y&R has improved so much over the years with the added realism of the story lines by adding in humor and clever little comments that us ordinary folks might say in daily life. So many other soaps are so dramatic because they seem like they're always trying to win an Oscar. The story lines on other soaps are not like real life and perhaps that's what some people like but for me I like having something I can relate too.

Y&R has the best actors/actresses and writers. My only hope is one day they start releasing episodes on DVD.


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