• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 26, 1973
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45
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Summary: The Young and the Restless revolves around the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott and Winters families. When the show premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. It continues to set the standard with strong characters, socially conscious storylines, romance and sensuality. The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973, and was originally a 30 minute show. It was not until January 1980 that the show had become a one hour show like it is today. The show has ran for years at 12:30 PM on the east coast, and at 11:00 AM on the west coast. Over the years, many things have happened, and there have been many twisted story lines, many stolen husbands, and many people dead. It has also featured character cross-overs with another CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful. These include the psychotic Sheila Carter, who began on The Young and the Restless and shown her more psychotic side on The Bold and the Beautiful. The same goes for Lauren Fenmore, who also can be seen on The Bold and the Beautiful occasionally. The Young and the Restless is not like other soaps which convey a surreal way of life. This show, however, is based on the lives of people in a small town called Genoa City, Wisconsin, where the money is plentiful and so are the women. Many times, we wish that we could live in that small, mid-western town, just to see how life would really be like. Sometimes, we put our own problems aside and worry about what will happen next on the show. However, we're very fortunate not to have a world like they do on any soap! The theme song was written by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, and originally entitled Cotton's Theme from the film Bless the Beasts, but later became known as Nadia's Theme.


Network: CBS
Genre(s): Drama
Creators: William J. Bell, Lee Phillip Bell
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45
Cast Credit
Stacy Haiduk Emily Peterson
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman Abbott
Elizabeth Hendrickson Chloe Mitchell
Genie Francis Genevieve Atkinson
Eden Riegel Heather Stevens
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott
Billy Miller (II) Billy Abbott
Melissa Claire Egan Chelsea Lawson
Jeff Branson Ronan Malloy
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher
Kate Linder Esther Valentine
Judith Chapman Gloria Simmons Bardwell
Doug Davidson Paul Williams
Jess Walton Jill Fenmore Atkinson
Christel Khalil Lily Winters Ashby
Sharon Case Sharon Collins
Joshua Morrow Nick Newman
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Reed
Eric Braeden Victor Newman
Thad Luckinbill J.T. Hellstrom
Adrienne Frantz Amber Moore Romalotti
Jeanne Cooper Katherine Chancellor
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin
Eileen Davidson Ashley Abbott
Daniel Goddard Cane Ashby
Michael Graziadei Daniel Romalotti
Emily O'Brien Jana Hawkes
John Driscoll Chance Chancellor
Michelle Stafford Phyllis Summers
Bryton McClure Devon Hamilton
Clementine Ford Mackenzie Browning
Michael Muhney Adam Newman
Yvonne Zima Daisy Sanders
Stephen Nichols Tucker McCall
Darius McCrary Malcolm Winters
Maura West Diane Jenkins Newman
Tristan Rogers Colin Atkinson
Marcy Rylan Abby Newman
Julia Pace Mitchell Sofia Dupre