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The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictional Wisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It expanded to one hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006 the show began airing on weeknights SOAPnet. The series is also syndicated internationally.

The Young and the Restless originally focuses on two core families, the wealthy Brooks family and the poor Foster family. After a series of recasts and departures, in the early 1980s all the original characters except Jill Foster Abbott were written out. Bell replaced them with the new core families, the Abbotts and the Williams'. Over the years, other families such as the Newmans and the Winters were introduced. Despite these changes, one storyline that has endured through almost the show's entire run is the feud between Jill Foster Abbott and Katherine Chancellor, the longest rivalries on any American soap opera.

Creator(s)

William J. Bell

Lee Philip Bell

Senior cast member(s)

Jeanne Cooper

Doug Davidson

Melody Thomas Scott

Eric Braeden

Eileen Davidson

Kate Linder

Tracey E. Bregman

Jess Walton

Peter Bergman

Kristoff St. John

Country of origin United States

Language(s) English

No. of episodes 9,465 (as of September 17, 2010)

Production

Executive producer(s) Maria Arena Bell

(co-executive producer)

Paul Rauch

(co-executive producer)

Head writer(s) Maria Arena Bell,

Hogan Sheffer

and Scott Hamner

Distributor Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Corday Productions, Inc.

in association with Sony Pictures Television (Columbia TriStar Television 2001 until 2002, Columbia Pictures Television 1974 to 2001, and Screen Gems until name change in 1974)

Running time 30 minutes (1973–1980)

60 minutes (1980–present)

Broadcast

Original channel CBS

Original run March 26, 1973 (1973-03-26) – present

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Highlights
William Bell on how The Young and the Restless came to be
10:36
Eric Braeden on the relationship between "Victor Newman" and "Nikki Newman" on The Young and the Restless
04:22
William Bell on the social responsibility of television and educational summer storylines about young people on The Young and the Restless
01:32
Jeanne Cooper on the development and evolution of her character "Katherine Chancellor" on The Young and the Restless
16:00
Who talked about this show

Kay Alden

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Kay Alden on parlaying her interest in daytime television into a career
04:33
Kay Alden on interviewing William Bell
05:30
Kay Alden on the process of getting hired by William Bell to write for The Young and the Restless
07:47
Kay Alden on working with William Bell on The Young and the Restless
05:58
Kay Alden on William Bell's vision for The Young and the Restless
03:06
Kay Alden on The Young and the Restless character "Katherine Chancellor" played by Jeanne Cooper and the show's storylines
04:41
Kay Alden on working with Jeanne Cooper who plays "Katherine Chancellor" on The Young and the Restless
02:21
Kay Alden on commuting between Chicago and Los Angeles and casting for The Young and the Restless
01:25
Kay Alden on the various characters on The Young and the Restless
08:48
Kay Alden on viewer reaction influencing storylines on The Young and the Restless
05:17
Kay Alden on the early writing process for The Young and the Restless
03:38
Kay Alden on how the writing process for The Young and the Restless has evolved
07:47
Kay Alden on social change and public awareness on The Young and the Restless
05:26
Kay Alden on where storylines originate from on The Young and the Restless and the influence of academic debate on her writing
05:15

William Bell

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William Bell on how The Young and the Restless came to be
10:36
William Bell on the social responsibility of television and educational summer storylines about young people on The Young and the Restless
01:32
William Bell on how the title of The Young and the Restless came about
01:10
William Bell on the beginnings of The Young and the Restless and the show's emphasis on youth and romance in the Midwest (Genoa City, Wisconsin)
04:42
William Bell on the excitement of creating new characters on The Young and the Restless
03:36
William Bell on the success of The Young and the Restless
00:30
William Bell on casting The Young and the Restless
02:30
William Bell on casting his daughter, Lauralee Bell, on The Young and the Restless
01:31
William Bell on the adult nature of The Young and the Restless
01:17
William Bell on expanding The Young and the Restless to one hour
02:56
William Bell on the popularity of The Young and the Restless
01:00
William Bell on his then-current responsibilities on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
02:13

Eric Braeden

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Eric Braeden on the relationship between "Victor Newman" and "Ashley Abbott" on The Young and the Restless
00:56
Eric Braeden on winning the role of "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless and deciding to stay with the show
07:48
Eric Braeden on changes he suggested for his Young and the Restless character, "Victor Newman"
02:54
Eric Braeden on the introduction of "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless and adjusting to the dialogue and the rapid pace of daytime television
01:25
Eric Braeden on making fantastical characters and storylines seem real on The Young and the Restless; on memorizing lines
04:42
Eric Braeden on "Victor Newman's" attitude towards women on The Young and the Restless
03:25
Eric Braeden on how fans react to his Young and the Restless character, "Victor Newman"
01:47
Eric Braeden on the relationship between "Victor Newman" and "Nikki Newman" on The Young and the Restless
04:22
Eric Braeden on the relationship between "Victor Newman" and his family members on The Young and the Restless
01:12
Eric Braeden on the ruthlessness of "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless
01:29
Eric Braeden on storylines he disagreed with on The Young and the Restless
02:41
Eric Braeden on how he's like his character "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless
00:52
Eric Braeden on how he enjoys playing "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless
02:31
Eric Braeden on working with his co-star, Melody Thomas Scott, on The Young and the Restless
00:26
Eric Braeden on his co-stars on The Young and the Restless
09:59
Eric Braeden on winning a Daytime Emmy for his performance on The Young and the Restless
00:48
Eric Braeden on being recognized as "Victor Newman" on The Young and the Restless and encounters with fans
03:23
Eric Braeden on working with the writers and producers of The Young and the Restless
00:51
Eric Braeden on Kay Alden, head writer on The Young and the Restless
01:30
Eric Braeden on the popularity of The Young and the Restless and future of soap operas
01:14
Eric Braeden on social issues featured in the storylines of The Young and the Restless
01:38
Eric Braeden on considering leaving The Young and the Restless in 2009 and why he stayed
03:15
Eric Braeden on how The Young and the Restless changed his career
01:43

Jeanne Cooper

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Jeanne Cooper on working on The Young and the Restless
33:40
Jeanne Cooper on her work with The Young and the Restless spanning 36 years
49:22

Anthony Geary

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Anthony Geary on early his role in The Young and the Restless
03:55

Geri Jewell

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Geri Jewell on her role on The Young and the Restless
01:12

H. Wesley Kenney

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H. Wesley Kenney on how he came to produce The Young and the Restless
04:58
H. Wesley Kenney on working with the cast of The Young and the Restless
01:47
H. Wesley Kenney on editing various shows he produced and the differences between them
03:48

Michael Learned

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Michael Learned on appearing on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless
01:31

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