Tuesday, March 26 marks the 40th anniversary of “The Young and the Restless’” very first episode, and in celebration, the show is offering up plenty of special glimpses into its iconic past. For starters, the soap’s official website currently features 40th Anniversary photo galleries and videos, and there’s an option for fans to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a VIP trip to Los Angeles to tour the set and attend the show’s on-set Anniversary event. But as Angelica McDaniel, the Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, says: The show’s 40th Anniversary is also the perfect opportunity to start focusing on what’s ahead.
Maria Arena Bell, who was let go as Executive Producer and Head Writer of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” earlier this year, was honored on Wednesday, December 12 with a Humanitarian Award for her dedication to arts advocacy during the 14th Annual Women’s Image Network (WIN) Awards, which recognizes and honors exemplary men and women in the entertainment industry including those from the television, film and advertising worlds.
“The Young and the Restless” to re-air classic episode of Victor (Eric Braden) and Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) wedding that aired on September 5, 2002.
During tonight’s Paley Center LA event in Beverly Hills, CA, celebrating 10,000 episodes of “The Young and the Restless,” former head writer and executive producer, Maria Arena Bell, joined cast members Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Eric Braeden (Victor Abbott), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman) to talk about the shows legacy.
What’s significant about Bell’s appearance was that
up until after her ouster made headlines on Thursday, July 26, the former EP/HW was said to no longer be attending, at least according to sources Soap Opera Network spoke with on Friday, July 27. The Paley Center also removed her name from their website for the event.
During tonight’s event, which was “live tweeted” by @PaleyCenter on Twitter, Bell was quoted as saying the following:
- “You have to be careful when introducing new characters. Fans want to see the people on this stage [referring to present company of actors tonight]. But it provides insight.”
- “The key is that these characters have stayed true to themselves. Both of Bill Bell’s shows have and dominated the ratings.”
- “Like every great soap story, I did get killed off. These people have been extraordinary and I thank them for this experience.”
“The Young and the Restless” celebrates its 10,000th episode on Thursday, September 27. The series held a cake cutting party at its CBS Television City studio yesterday in honor of its milestone.
Update, Wednesday, August 8 5:41 PM ET: Soap Opera Network has learned Shiels will be portraying the character “Moran” in his scenes with Braeden and Francis.
Previous, Tuesday, August 2 3:07 PM ET: Soap Opera Network has learned that actor Graham Shiels, who most recently appeared in an episode of TNT’s “Leverage,” has booked a recurring role on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.”
While his character name is being kept under wraps, Soap Opera Network has learned that the role may vacillate between perceived enemy or ally and that Shiels will appear in scenes with Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) and Genie Francis (Genevieve Atkinson). His first airdate is scheduled for Monday, September 10.
Eric Braeden is best known to daytime fans of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as Victor Newman, and in celebration of the shows upcoming 10,000th episode (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 27), the actor appeared on today’s edition of “The Talk,” with guest co-host Shannen Doherty.
In the interview Braeden touched on the topic of how important the writing is key to the success of the show. Ironically, it was announced yesterday that the writing team at “Y&R” would receive a major overhaul as Maria Arena Bell was ousted as the soaps head writer and executive producer. Also out is co-head writer Scott Hamner. The fate of Hogan Sheffer, another co-head writer on the show, has yet to be determined. Jill Farren Phelps will step in as executive producer with Josh Griffith, Jr. in as head writer.
“Good writing is fundamental and often forgotten,” said the 71-year old actor. “Writers get the least amount of publicity, and actually deserve the most. The confluence of good writing and actors doesn’t happen very often. And then in the end it is something mysterious. Either something works or it doesn’t. You can’t put your finger on it,” he continued.
For the Braeden’s full “Talk” appearance watch the clip below:
As “The Young and the Restless” gears up for its 10,000th episode tentatively scheduled to air on Thursday, September 27 on CBS, The Paley Center for Media, LA will be hosting a live event on Thursday, August 23 beginning at 7:00 PM PT with much of the veteran cast members of the popular daytime drama series including Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Eric Braeden (Victor Abbott), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman) scheduled to attend.
Prior to her recent ouster as executive producer and head writer, Maria Arena Bell was also scheduled to attend to event, but we’ve since confirmed via sources that will not be the case now. It is unclear at this time who will replace Bell as a senior member of the shows production, if anyone, for the Paley Center event.
As part of the celebration fans of the popular series can attend the Q&A session, which will be moderated by Brooks Barnes from The New York Times, if they are in the Los Angeles area and willing to cough up $15 for non-members or $10 for members of the Paley Center. If you’re unable to attend in person, @PaleyCenter via Twitter will be the place to tweet to and #PaleyLiveLA will be the hashtag used for discussions around the world. Tweets sent in will be seen on a widget added to the Paley Center page for “Y&R” on the day of the event.
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Note: If you plan on attending and seating in the main theatre is unavailable, it will cost just $7 for closed circuit viewing (ie. not in the main theatre) at the Paley Center for Media.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” has cast actor Blake Hood in the contract role of Kyle Jenkins Abbott, the son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Diane Jenkins (last played by Maura West). The character left the canvas shortly after the murder of his mother last year in the soaps yearly whodunit storyline.
In its reporting, The Hollywood Reporter stated “Kyle was originally believed to be the child of Victor Newman (Eric Braeden), but once the truth came out that he was Jack’s son, a custody battle ensued. After the death of his mother, Kyle struggled with anger toward his father and eventually departed for boarding school. It’s unclear which family he’ll return home to when he arrives in Genoa City.” In actuality Kyle and his father left on good terms, but it is likely that the show has changed the storyline around in order to accomodate the SORASing of the character (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome to soap fans wondering) who is now inline with the age of Abby Newman (Marcy Rylan).
Hood, best known for his portrayal of Mark Driscoll during the second season of the CW’s “90210,” recently appeared in an episode of CBS’ “2 Broke Girls.” The actor has also appeared in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” FOX’s “‘Til Death,” and NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” In 2010, he appeared as Kennedy Peters-Booth in the box-office hit “Easy A” starring Emma Stone.
Hood is scheduled to mark his “Y&R” debut on Friday, April 27.
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
IT HAPPENED TODAY…
Kevin went to visit Billy at the trailer. He showed him pictures he took of Delia on his phone. Billy was happy to see that she was doing well. Kevin learned that Billy not only snuck out of the trailer to see Katherine and Delia, but also was spotted in the process by Cane. Billy also confessed to sneaking tdo Victoria’s and then later calling her on the emergency cell phone. Kevin began to question Billy; wondering if he truly wanted to be caught. Billy assured Kevin that he wasn’t about to ruin things for Delia or anyone else.
Victor went to Victoria’s house and spotted the divorce papers on the table. He wanted to know if she was finally moving forward, but Victoria told him she wasn’t sure. She shared receiving a phone call from someone that didn’t say anything on the other end. She admitted that she hoped it would have been Billy. Victor did his best to try to talk his daughter into signing the divorce papers and move on with her life.
At Gloworm, Gloria pressed Jack for information regarding Genevieve. Just then, Jill, arrived and shooed Gloria away. Jill started to talk highly of her working with Genevieve. When she continued to praise their working ‘relationship’, Jack became wary, realizing what he was up to. Jack bristled slightly when Jill questioned if Tucker was going back on his word regarding Jack gaining control of Jabot. Jack departed to go see Genevieve; Jill quickly made a phone call to Colin to meet up.
Victor showed up at Billy’s and asked him if he tried to contact Victoria. Billy told Victor that he was imagining thing. Victor pointed out that Victoria had no idea that Billy was back in town. He swiftly left the trailer. Billy headed to take a shower. The minute he was gone, Victor snuck back into the trailer and started searching the place. He hit pay dirt when he found the cell phone Billy used to call Victoria. When Billy came out of the shower, he saw Victor with the phone. Victor threatened to toss him back in prison if he didn’t do as he was told. After confiscating Billy’s laptop and cell phone, Victor smugly showed Billy the divorce papers. Billy didn’t believe him. Victor told him to ask Michael about it if he had his doubts.
Cane met up with Ronan. He was concerned that Colin may have someone at the police station as a potential spy. Ronan told Cane that no one was on the inside; things were safe. Ronan informed Cane that Genevieve was seen at the airport. Cane instantly worried that Colin might go after her. Meanwhile, Genevieve was in fact back in Genoa City. While at home, Colin snuck up on her, wrapping his hand around her throat. Colin accused her of taking what belonged to him. Genevieve taunted him on how brilliant her plan was in locking him up. Colin became nervous when Genevieve told him that her maid saw Cane giving his ledger to Ronan.
Cane was the next to pay Genevieve a visit. She feigned surprise when Cane spilled how he blew the safe. He went on to tell his mother that his giving the ledger to Ronan would be one way to get rid of Colin for good. When Cane asked his mother for help on the codes to the ledger, Genevieve told him she didn’t know anything about them. Before leaving, Cane requested that she keep quiet about their conversation.
After departing Genevieve’s, Colin made a phone call to Cane to meet up. Cane eventually showed up at the park and he didn’t hide that he was going to do whatever it took to bring his father down. Colin tried to play the pity card when he admitted that he felt bad for the deaths of Samantha and Caleb. Cane coolly told Colin to stay away from his family.
Jack made his way to Genevieve’s, welcoming her back home. He congratulated her on a wonderful job on the business trip. She wanted to celebrate with him but when the mention of Jack getting Jabot from Tucker came up Jack admitted that he didn’t believe that Tucker would follow through. He told her about the press conference that Tucker held to announce Devon being his son. He shared that Tucker let it slip that he was interested in those who wanted to offer up the purchase of Jabot. Genevieve offered up soothing words mixed with seduction. Their moment was ruined though when a crash, courtesy of the maid, made Genevieve want to get out of the house. She suggested that Jack and she head to Gloworm.
Gloria was busy at Gloworm when she saw Ronan, who arrived to have something to eat. She was upset that no one on the police force was taking her kidnapping seriously. Meanwhile, Colin showed up to meet Jill for dinner. He spotted Gloria talking to Ronan and became slightly nervous. Gloria was telling Ronan that Colin had a lot of secrets. Ronan, however, cut the conversation short when he received a telephone call.
Cane went to visit Lily and the twins. She thanked him for being there for her lately. The two of them discussed what to have the twins dress up for Halloween. The two of them were enjoying their time together when he received a telephone call. He suddenly told Lily he had to go, which concerned Lily. Cane soon met up with Ronan, who called him to tell him that the codes were unbreakable. Cane grew upset when he learned that there was no evidence that could be used against Colin.
When Jill arrived, Colin told her that he went to Genevieve’s to see her. He shared that he was glad to be divorcing her; it was one of the smartest moves he had ever made. At the table, Colin wanted to ask Jill something; he wanted her to go to Australia with him.
On the Next The Young and the Restless…
- Colin threatens Genevieve
- Lily questions if Cane is keeping things from her
- Tucker comes face-to-face with Harmony
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of September 19, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
On Monday, September 19, while Abby confesses to Victor on her wearing a wire, Ronan begins a heated interrogation on Ashley in order to get her to confess to killing Diane. Tucker learns from Jill that Katherine hired Devon. Wednesday, September 21, Colin and Gloria decide to drown themselves in bottles of wine. Cane hands over evidence to nail Colin. On Friday, September 23, Sharon is stunned to run into Daisy while heading back to jail.
The Inside Story: Billy Yearns to See His Loved Ones
Kevin wants to know from Billy what Victor has over his head that would keep him from going to see Delia. Unfortunately, Billy isn’t talking and refuses to admit what Victor is using against him. Victor shows up and tells Billy that his is a positive match for Delia. Billy becomes emotional over the good news that his daughter will be fine. An uncaring Victor, however, points out to a crushed Billy that once Delia is well, he will leave Genoa City for good. Meanwhile, Kevin continues to lie to Chloe by telling her that he matched as Delia’s donor. He becomes even more uncomfortable when Chloe, along with others deem him as a hero for saving the little girl. While Kevin continues to be plagued with guilt, Billy is plagued with being kept in line by Victor. Billy comments that he should be with his daughter, but Newman snarks that his actions that landed him in jail are too unforgiveable. Meanwhile, Victoria, still pining for Billy, decides to write him an email to let him know about Delia’s condition. Billy, in turn decides to do the same thing.
A Closer Look: Adam’s Sabotage on the Stand Blows Up in His Face
Adam comes to the court house to testify against Sharon. On the stand he attacks her, calling Sharon a terrible mother. Sharon is crushed at how cruel Adam’s words are. When it’s time for cross-examination, Avery promptly turns the tables against Adam. Adam’s hopes of revenge against Sharon blow up in his face. Meanwhile, as Sharon is debating taking a plea bargain, Avery and Phyllis get into a heated exchange with one another.
What To Watch
- Jill works her magic to have romance
- Tucker and Ashley have harsh words for Abby
- Sam comes to Victoria’s aid at the stables
The Young and the Restless News and Headlines
- Yvonne Zima returns as Daisy Carter on Tuesday, September 27
- After many months of speculating whether she’d return or not, word is that Melody Thomas Scott will be coming back as Nikki Newman. Word is her first air date is slated for November.
- Jerry Douglas will play John Abbott’s ghost Wednesday, September 28
- Former American Idol contestant, Diana DeGarmo signed a contract to play Angelo’s daughter, Angelina.
- Debbi Morgan is joining the cast of the show. Her slated air date is Friday, October 7
Y&R ALERTS BONUS: FALL 2011
- Faces from the past come back to Genoa City
- Victor continues to be a burden to Billy when he demands he agree to stay away from Victoria
- Cane continues to work hard at bringing Colin down for all of his crimes
- More insight on the history about the Atkinson family sheds light on the decisions Cane has made
- A reconciliation with Lily could be for nothing when Cane’s choices places someone in harm’s way
- Daisy torments Phyllis from behind bars
- A woman of mystery has interesting connections to Katherine, Neil and Sofia
- While Lily tries her best to cut Cane out of her life, it’s obvious that love is still there for the two of them
- Reconciliation could be thwart by new issues for Victoria and Billy
- By Thanksgiving, several romances may come back into bloom
- Adam continues to be a problem for Sharon
- Paul’s son, Ricky Williams heads for Genoa City