“The Young and the Restless” officially turns 41 years old today, Wednesday, March 26, and the sudser is celebrating its birthday in style!
Yesterday, the cast and crew gathered for lunch, photos and a cake cutting ceremony to honor the show’s history and celebrate its recent three-year renewal, and today, the on-air show featured a crossover storyline involving “The Price Is Right” and its host, Drew Carey!
What did you think of today’s crossover episode? And what would you like to see happen in the year ahead, as “Y&R” moves toward its 42nd birthday? Leave your comments below and be sure to check back soon, as Soap Opera Network attended yesterday’s on-set anniversary celebration, and we’ll be posting some special “Y&R” features in the weeks ahead!
This morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the cast for Season 18 of celebrity dancing show “Dancing with the Stars” was announced.
Among them is former “General Hospital: Night Shift” star Billy Dee Williams (ex-Toussiant DuBois), perhaps most famous for his role as Lando Calrissian in the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Williams joins a long list of soap actors who have competed on “DWTS,” including previous winners Kelly Monaco (Sam Morgan, “General Hospital”) and J.R. Martinez (ex-Brot Monroe, “All My Children”). He will be paired with dancer Emma Slater, who competed last season to fourth place with comedian Bill Engvall.
If you couldn’t get enough of Cynthia Watros as “Guiding Light’s” crazy Annie Dutton Banks or as “Lost’s” sympathetic psychologist, Libby Smith, you’re in luck: She’ll be tackling an equally intense role during her upcoming stint on “The Young and the Restless.”
When thinking of who to cast as Kelly, a grieving mother who lost her son and connects with Billy (Billy Miller) over the recent death of his and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) daughter, Delia, “Y&R’s” executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps, knew Watros would shine, leading her to contact the actress’ agent. And as soon as the Michigan native heard the details of what Phelps had in mind for Kelly, she was sold. “I really wanted to work with Jill again… and daytime has always been very special to me, because that was my first job, on ‘Guiding Light.’ So I feel very happy to return,” the actress says. “The characters [on “Y&R”] are rich in depth, and it’s just a really well-constructed soap. So I was excited to be part of [it].”
As part of a soap opera star filled season that began in September and has run through October, CBS’ “The Price Is Right” just announced the list of daytime stars set to grace the game show stage throughout the month of November! So who will be coming on down and helping Drew Carey as he hosts a variety of iconic games, including Lucky Seven, Plinko, and Shopping Spree? Click on the jump to find out!
Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my! And no, we’re not talking about the millions of children who’ll be cavorting around as such on All Hallow’s Eve next week. We’re talking about the stars of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “The Price Is Right,” “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” as all five shows are featuring Halloween themed episodes on Thursday, October 31, complete with fun and creepy costumes!
“Y&R’s” spooktacular episode sees Faith visiting her grandfather, Victor (Eric Braeden), while she tricks or treats her dad, Nick (Joshua Morrow). But the fun really starts when Avery (Jessica Collins) confronts Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) about a life-changing secret may have planned on taking to the grave! Meanwhile, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Adam (Michael Muhney) reunite as they await information regarding their son’s health, and Billy (Billy Miller) mourns for Delia during his first Halloween without his newly deceased daughter.
Over at “B&B,” lovers Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) take a step back from their mountain climbing excursion in Aspen for some sinful All Hallow’s Eve lovin’ — complete with a “bare” costume sure to set Bill growling!
As we previously reported, a few stars from “The Young and the Restless” are slated to make appearances on CBS’s popular game show, “The Price Is Right,” and next week’s schedule featuring two of the soap’s stars has been released!
Watch for Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) to appear alongside host Drew Carey on Tuesday, October 22, and Wednesday, October 23, and for Melissa Ordway (Abby Newman) to appear on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25.
It’s not hard to laugh, but across the board, daytime stars agree that it’s not easy to be funny! That being said, some of the industry’s most popular talent — “The Price Is Right’s” Drew Carey, “Let’s Make a Deal’s” Wayne Brady, and “The Talk’s” Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood — certainly make it look easy to be hilarious day in and day out. Noticing the top-notch humor present in their daytime lineup, CBS decided to gather those said stars together at Hollywood’s legendary venue, The Comedy Store, to perform an evening of standup comedy benefitting a cancer charity. The result: CBS Daytime After Dark, Stand Up to Cancer — a fun event definitely worth smiling about!
Beginning Friday, July 26 and running through Sunday, July 28, “The Young and the Restless’” Leslie Stevens (Rose Turner) will join the cell block tango in “Chicago: The Musical.” The actress will be appearing alongside such heavy weights as Lucy Lawless, Drew Carey, Stephen Moyer, Ashley Simpson and others at the Hollywood Bowl version of the Broadway hit.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Stevens makes her “Y&R” debut on Thursday, July 25 as the mysterious Rose, who has been dating Leslie (Angell Conwell) and Tyler’s (Redaric Williams) dad, Gus (Tony Todd).
As previously reported, “The Young and the Restless’” Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby) will be appearing in the Monday, June 17 “engaged couples” edition of CBS’ “The Price is Right.” The actor first revealed on Wednesday, May 1 that he had been filming on the “TPIR” set for a segment of the popular game show where tweeted, ”Taping #TPIR today with Gwen, Manuela and Amber .. #ChicksWithAttitude #CWA @CBSdaytime @official_yandr.” The tweet was accompanied by a link to a post on his Facebook page, which showed the beautiful ladies on the set of “TPIR” while they weren’t filming.
As Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, Angelica McDaniel is ultimately responsible for the daily operation of television’s most popular daily lineup consisting of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right,” “The Talk” and “The Young and the Restless.” A few weeks ago, Soap Opera Network had the opportunity of speaking with McDaniel about her diverse lineup filled with soap operas, game shows and talk shows.