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‘Y&R’ Marks 27 Consecutive Years as Daytime’s #1 Drama

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:51 PM EDT
With a streak that began with the week of December 26, 1988, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" has now stood at the top of the Nielsen ratings among total viewers for 27 consecutive years, it was announced today by Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution.
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With returning stars Candace Cameron-BureJodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber as D.J. Tanner, Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler, respectively, Netflix announced today that all 13 episodes of "Fuller House," the spin-off of the popular ABC sitcom that dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s, will release on Friday, February 26. The streaming service also released the first teaser trailer that brings back plenty of nostalgia for longtime fans.
With a new year on the horizon it's inevitable that you'll be seeing a multitude of best and worst lists covering every facet of the entertainment world, and soaps are no exception. In his Best and Worst of 2015 report, TV Guide's Michael Logan has named CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" daytime's best soap, praises "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" for having the best actors and actresses, and calls out some of daytime's current and former writers for insulting viewers with tawdry storylines lacking direction.
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After terrorizing Genoa City for half the year with everyone wondering who killed some of "The Young and the Restless'" most beautiful people, actor Chris McKenna (ex-Detective Mark Harding) announced that he'll next appear on an upcoming episode of CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans."
"The Young and the Restless" will soon produce a face and a name of the Swiss hacker that Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) has been parading about in recent episodes with the casting of daytime newcomer Mara McCaffray in the recurring role of Natalie, an expert with technology who has a passion for life in the cyber world.
Get ready for a night of fun with one of daytime's baddest boys: "The Bold and the Beautiful" star Sean Kanan (Deacon Sharpe) will be appearing at the Gaslamp on Wednesday, December 16 for a comedic performance alongside some of his friends including: Grant Cotter (MTV's "Jerks with Cameras") and Kate Quigley. The event will be hosted by Zach Miller.
The month of December is bringing plenty of baby news with such daytime stars as Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane, "Days of our Lives") and Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer, "The Bold and the Beautiful") expecting their first bundles of joy with their spouses in the coming year, and now comes word that former "B&B" star Adam Gregory (ex-Thomas Forrester) is expecting his second child with wife, Sheridan.

Victoria Rowell Files Amended Suit Against CBS and Sony

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 9:52 PM EDT
Despite her lawsuit against CBS and Sony Pictures Television being dismissed by a judge last month, former "The Young and the Restless" actress Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla Winters) has officially filed an amended complaint against the two companies citing retaliation and discrimination. "We'll vigorously prosecute claims," said Rowell on Twitter.