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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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Airs Thu. Nov. 15, 12:30 PM on CBS

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doug Davidson ...  Paul Williams / ... 2,960 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,809 episodes, 1980-2018
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,576 episodes, 1989-2018
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,486 episodes, 1994-2018
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,306 episodes, 1994-2018
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,296 episodes, 1981-2018
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,264 episodes, 1973-2018
Christian Jules Le Blanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,783 episodes, 1991-2018
Kristoff St. John ...  Neil Winters / ... 1,660 episodes, 1991-2018
Michelle Stafford ...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
Amelia Heinle ...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,557 episodes, 2005-2018
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,510 episodes, 1984-2018
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,452 episodes, 1988-2018
Greg Rikaart ...  Kevin Fisher 1,328 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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Along with Eric Braeden, there are 6 other actors who also appeared on both The Rat Patrol and The Young Restless: Steve Franken, Mark Tapscott, Frank Marth, Michael Evans, Paul Stevens, Karl Bruck. 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 In The Nick Of Time: Episode #1.17 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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Y&R #1 for 900+ weeks!!
21 June 2006 | by romeoforever95See all my reviews

I have been a longtime viewer of Y&R. Since 1991, i was about 11yrs old, and i was immediately hooked. Watching "Victor" drive his car off the cliff, and everyone thought he was dead, meanwhile living with a new love and center of his life "Hope Adams". He then went on to having a child with this blind woman. Y&R over the years, has become something, that everyone can relate to i believe. After the passing of the well respected and beloved "Bill Bell", Y&R still kept their heads high, and delivered the finest in daytime television. Y&R, now recently claiming the title of "America's #1 Daytime Drama", has for the last couple years for me, been the best well poised and presented Soap on the networks. Hence the #1 title. Most fans of the show can visit the official Y&R site www.theyoungandtherestless.com This is one show, that over the years, have proved themselves time and time again, to be the best, and the most respected. The combination of lust, mixed with life expectancies, and life collaboration, has made this show unlike no other. I am a Y&R FAN4LIFE. Would luv to claim the #1 fan title, but there as u know, are many many fans who would claim to be the #1 fan of the show. But they are my on screen family, of 14yrs, i have watched them grow, and change into something, that i am oh so proud of now. I would love the honor of meeting the cast and crew someday, but for now, just watch the show....and experience the uniqueness for yourself!!!


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