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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 / ... 2,941 episodes, 1978-2018
...  Victor Newman / ... 2,762 episodes, 1980-2018
...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,505 episodes, 1989-2018
...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,428 episodes, 1994-2018
...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,258 episodes, 1973-2018
...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,241 episodes, 1981-2018
...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,236 episodes, 1994-2018
...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,775 episodes, 1991-2018
...  Neil Winters / ... 1,627 episodes, 1991-2018
...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,498 episodes, 2005-2018
...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,467 episodes, 1984-2018
...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,438 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Kevin Fisher 1,322 episodes, 2003-2018
...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,289 episodes, 1973-2015
...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,207 episodes, 1984-2018
...  Brad Carlton / ... 1,179 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

One of the favorite plot devices is to send children away to boarding school or out of town to live with former characters only to have them return a short time later as teenagers. Among those involved in this type of plotting were Victoria Newman (age ten returned a year later as an eighteen-year-old), Nick Newman, Billy Abbott, Lily Winters, Noah Newman, and Abby Newman/Abbott. 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

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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Young and Restless
22 March 2006 | by See 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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