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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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Series cast summary:
Doug Davidson ...  Paul Williams / ... 2,955 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,797 episodes, 1980-2018
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,546 episodes, 1989-2018
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,466 episodes, 1994-2018
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,277 episodes, 1994-2018
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,274 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 / ... 1,529 episodes, 2005-2018
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,491 episodes, 1984-2018
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,446 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


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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Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Innocent Years See more »

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Technical Specs


(1973-1980) | (1980-)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2002-)| Mono (1973-1987)| Stereo (1987-2001)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Victoria Nicole Newman #4: [they are all standing in the Abbott's living room] Michael, what are you doing here?
Michael Baldwin: Oh, didn't Jack tell you?
Victoria Nicole Newman #4: Tell me what?
Michael Baldwin: Well, see, my mother came to town and married Jack's father so we's kin now...
John "Jack" Abbott, Jr. #2: Please, I just ate.
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Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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Always a favorite show of mine
20 September 2003 | by Totallyrad80See all my reviews

I remember when I first tuned into The Young and the Restless when I was 12 years old at home sick I got sucked into the characters of Lorie Brooks Prentiss, Leslie, Lance, Lucas, Snapper & Chris Brooks Foster and I invested into these characters then within less than a year they were all gone. I was devastated. It took time to get into the Abbotts & the Williams but I stayed true to this story than I have now. It is 21 years later and that is the only show that I am still hooked on. I grow up watching this show and it always fascinates me that there are always good stories which they are realistic for me and not much of a fantasy like other soaps. This was one true show that I would change my schedule around when I was in college. There was 3 semesters that I did nothing but watch Y&R when Nina was married that psycho David Kimble and had a beautiful mistress named Diane Westin (Devon Pierce, the most beautiful actress that I ever thought that appeared on Y&R). When that story was over I was once again devastated and picked up quickly with the other stories that was playing. That was probably my favorites storyline amongst with other favorite storylines like when Katherine blackmailed Jill, Jill's shooting, the transformation of Nina, the baby switch of Lauren's baby, Lauren and Sheila storyline, Victor's resurrection, Nick/Sharon/Matt/Amy storyline, the revelation to Danny that Daniel Jr. was not his son, Nikki's shooting, Diane's (Jenkins) plot to destroy Phyllis, Leanna plot to destroy Ashley and Victor and of course the best storyline is Katherine and Jill. Now if they were not on the show itself would be boring. But I love Y&R and I watch it every day.

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