TVGN Announces Special Programming To Prepare Viewers for Launch of ‘The Young and the Restless’
In addition to the previously noted on air promo touting the launch of “The Young and the Restless'” same day airings on TVGN beginning Monday, July 1 at 7:00 PM ET/PT, the network has also announced special programming that will surely help provide ample tune in.
On Monday, June 17 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) will host a one-hour special entitled “The Young and the Restless On-Set: inFANity,” which will provide viewers with a behind the scenes look at the creation of Genoa City. The special will also include interviews with cast members Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Sharon Case (Sharon Newman), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Jess Walton (Jill Abbott), Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell), Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman). In addition to hosting duties, TVGN indicates that St. John will also be part of the featured interviews.
Directly before “Y&R” begins its same day airings on July 1, in the same timeslot viewers have become accustomed while the soap aired on SOAPnet, TVGN will air “Countdown to The Young and the Restless,” a special with a live audience will be able to meet and ask their favorite stars their most burning questions. The special airs at 6:00 PM ET/PT.
“TVGN celebrates the greatest shows on television, and we are thrilled that ‘The Young and the Restless,’ the #1 daytime drama with 23 Daytime Emmy nominations this year, will join our programming schedule on July 1,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN. “‘Y&R’ boasts some of the most passionate and loyal fans in all of television, and we are pleased to offer these viewers a primetime opportunity to catch up with everything going on in Genoa City.”
Tying into the special programming, starting July 1, fans can enter a special Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a Y&R set visit and an opportunity to meet the cast. To enter, viewers must tune-in to “The Young and the Restless” telecast on TVGN weeknights at 7:00 PM, ET/PT for a daily code word, and then visit Facebook.com/TVGN to enter the code word and the sweepstakes.