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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 / ... 2,977 episodes, 1978-2018
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 2,854 episodes, 1980-2019
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,620 episodes, 1989-2019
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,543 episodes, 1994-2019
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins Newman / ... 2,352 episodes, 1994-2019
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,344 episodes, 1981-2019
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,271 episodes, 1973-2018
Christian Jules Le Blanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,799 episodes, 1991-2019
Kristoff St. John ...  Neil Winters / ... 1,676 episodes, 1991-2019
Amelia Heinle ...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,626 episodes, 2005-2019
Michelle Stafford ...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,566 episodes, 1994-2015
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,525 episodes, 1984-2018
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,457 episodes, 1988-2019
Greg Rikaart ...  Kevin Fisher 1,343 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeanne Cooper ...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,293 episodes, 1973-2015
Tracey E. Bregman ...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,236 episodes, 1984-2019
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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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Official Sites:

CBS | SoapCity's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Y&R 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

In 1976, ABC's "Wide World of Sports" used "Cotton's Dream", the theme song of "The Young and the Restless", as a musical background for a montage of Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci in action at the 1976 Olympics. Although Nadia never actually performed to this tune, it became associated with her; eventually, the song's writer officially renamed it "Nadia's Theme". See more »

Quotes

Brittany: That's better. So what are you doin' here?
Bobby: Come on, I need an excuse? I came down to see your gorgeous face. It's been, like, 12 hours.
Brittany: You're so sweet.
Bobby: Your roommates home?
Brittany: No, Mac's at school, and J.T.'s off rediscovering his manhood.
Bobby: He's doing what?
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Connections

Featured in Diagnosis Murder: Death in the Daytime (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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WHY?! Why do people keep watching this?
20 August 2018 | by jonsefcikSee all my reviews

Every weekday growing up, my mom would record this and The Bold And The Beautiful. The entire time, I kept wondering: Why? Why do people watch these shows? They're so terrible. They're so bland, boring, and devoid of personality. I can't pay attention for more than six seconds without immediately realizing that the dialogue is some of the worst stilted mush ever put on television. Who the hell talks like that? The acting in these shows ranges from passable to pretty worthless. I'd imagine it's because they're not trying since these actors are handed such rubbish scripts rushed out daily. The plots are so convoluted and melodramatic, you can tell they're making it up as they go along. All the sets look cheap. The direction, cinematography, and music are all flat and uninteresting. No aspect of the production is remotely competent, let alone good.

My mom still watches it because she's been following it since 1972, but I see nothing to entice new viewers. These soap operas are nothing more than background noise and something to fill daytime slots on Channel 3. Don't watch this. Almost anything else on TV right now is better than this.


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