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The Young and the Restless 

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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 / ... 3,087 episodes, 1978-2019
Eric Braeden ...  Victor Newman / ... 3,027 episodes, 1980-2019
Peter Bergman ...  Jack Abbott / ... 2,806 episodes, 1989-2019
Joshua Morrow ...  Nicholas Newman / ... 2,746 episodes, 1994-2019
Sharon Case ...  Sharon Collins / ... 2,523 episodes, 1994-2019
Melody Thomas Scott ...  Nikki Reed Newman / ... 2,479 episodes, 1981-2019
Kate Linder ...  Esther Valentine / ... 2,294 episodes, 1973-2019
Christian Leblanc ...  Michael Baldwin / ... 1,900 episodes, 1991-2019
Amelia Heinle ...  Victoria Newman / ... 1,791 episodes, 2005-2019
Kristoff St. John ...  Neil Winters / ... 1,718 episodes, 1991-2019
Michelle Stafford ...  Phyllis Summers / ... 1,607 episodes, 1994-2019
Eileen Davidson ...  Ashley Abbott / ... 1,588 episodes, 1984-2019
Jess Walton ...  Jill Foster Abbott / ... 1,509 episodes, 1988-2019
Greg Rikaart ...  Kevin Fisher 1,424 episodes, 2003-2019
Jeanne Cooper ...  Katherine Chancellor / ... 1,308 episodes, 1973-2015
Tracey E. Bregman ...  Lauren Fenmore Baldwin / ... 1,304 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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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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Runtime:

(1973-1980) | (1980-)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

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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

Katherine Chancellor Sterling: [to Jill] Go and play in the traffic!
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Nadia's Theme
Composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
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very good
22 January 2002 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This is one of those soaps that keeps you hooked. (It's the only one I watch, though.) The writing, performances, and storylines are all crisp and first rate. Eric Braeden is perfect as Victor Newman, and the rest of the cast does well too. It keeps you hooked by developing new ones just as others are beginning to wind down, and most of them are intertwined, as the new ones are frequently related to the old ones.

My favorite couples in the show are Nick/Sharon and Billy/Mac. I think they are great together. Other characters such as Michael Baldwin, Christine Blair, and Paul Williams make for a good mix.

All in all, a good soap whose writers know how to keep you hooked.


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