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Fans love it when their show goes on location, but whatever happened to exterior shots – images of outdoor locations inserted before a scene takes place between characters – which were heavily utilized on “,” the now defunct and daytime soap opera?

While ’s “” may have brought a modern exterior of the famed in Port Charles to life via its opening credits, a variation of which was subsequently used by its parent series, “,” ’ “” has remained the only current soap opera consistently utilizing the exterior concept in between scenes, at least until now. The network recently began bringing life to the homes of Genoa City’s most prominent citizens in episodes of “.”

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In a tweet to her follower’s on Friday, CBS Daytime Senior Vice President, , made note of the exterior shots when she tweeted, “If u loved the Abbott Estate on #YR yesterday, wait until u see the Chancellor Mansion on Monday [January 6].”

Soap Opera Network has since learned that in addition to the Abbott estate seen on the Thursday, January 2 episode of “Y&R,” and the Chancellor mansion, fans can also expect to see the exterior of several additional residences including the Newman Ranch and Billy and Victoria’s house.

When asked by a fan who owned the Abbott estate in real life, McDaniel said, “it doesn’t belong to anyone on the show.”

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  • Bexx

    I actually quite like the exterior shots being added. Still wished Y&R did more outdoor scenes like B&B.

  • carrec

    The exterior shots of Genoa City Memorial Hospital is actually Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh PA and the Genoa City Courthouse/Jail is the Allegheny County Jail also in Pittsburgh PA. Does anyone know if the exterior shots of the houses/mansions are in the same area

    • GJB

      …and the exterior shot of the GCAC shown the other day is taken from downtown Toronto. The GCAC is known as “Old City Hall” in Toronto, which is used today as a courthouses and a jail.

      • Carlaconnor

        Victoria and billies house is the old leave it to beaver house on Universal studio’s backlot, the house was also used for marcus welby md and in the movie the burbs and also in desperate house wifes. famous house.

  • Yandrsince1973

    I’ve been a fan of the Young and the Restless for more than 40 years. And the story lines that Jill Farren Phelps calls creative leave a lot to desire. The outdoor shots would be great IF she didn’t think that we needs them for EVERY scene change; we know where the characters are and what locale. But, NOW my city has become the backdrop of Genoa City. Sorry, but knowing that Genoa City perpetrating as Pittsburgh is ridiculously uncreative. I would love to see WISCONSIN as a backdrop to my imagination! It is only my opinion but it just doesn’t mesh for me. Guess the skyline will be next, but it is all fiction right? Shouldn’t matter, right? After firing or creating friction for several key characters, this is just one more thing. My DVR program viewing for Y/R has gone from 5 days a week to 2-3 views. True first. If you’re going to kill it, don’t prolong the agony and pain…….

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    • d nelson

      Thank you for clearing up where these house are actually located. As for real Wisconsin shots, the house in the real genoa city don’t even come close. And neither does Genoa City, which is a resort town of 2,000 inhabitants.

  • Nanigag

    I find the constant exterior shots very ridiculous. If they are doing shots outside, sure show the outside of buildings, but not between EVERY scene.
    The Abbott estate doesn’t look anything close to what I would have imagined, I would have expected an older stone estate, this looks to modern.
    Why need to see the exterior of a hospital, the halls, doctors, nurses… let us know where the scene is shot. It’s filler, taking time away from the story and dragging story lines out even more than they already are.

  • Carlaconnor

    What city do they use for skyline of genoa city?