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…
(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.
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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of September 12, 2011.
THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Adam returns to share news about his restored eyesight with Sharon, but she wants nothing to do with him, on Monday, September 12. That same day, Tucker sets out to destroy Jabot and goes to Jack with a plan to get it back. Jill gives Katherine a warning about keeping the truth about Tucker and Devon secret. Wednesday, September 14, Abby’s plan to implicate Tucker in Diane’s murder backfires. Colin finds himself with someone else in Genevieve’s wine cellar on Friday, September 16.
The Inside Story: Victor Becomes a Thorn in Billy’s Side
Victor arrives at the Burmese prison to see Billy. There, Billy learns about Delia needing a bone marrow transplant. Despite Billy being overcome with fear about his daughter’s situation, Victor uses it to his advantage by telling Billy that he will help him, but only on the condition that he agree to stay away from Victoria for good. An angry Billy has no choice but to agree to Victor’s demands of keeping away from Victoria. Victor and Billy head back home to Genoa City. Unfortunately, Billy sees just how far Victor has gone to make sure that no one knows that he has returned. Victor threatens to tell about Billy’s secret in Burmese if he breaks his agreement. Meanwhile, at a distance, Billy sees Victoria and regrets making a deal with the devil.
A Closer Look: Genevieve Thwarts Colin’s Plans with Jill
At Crimson Lights, Colin has a run in with Genevieve. While there, she attempts to seduce him again but he rebuffs her advances. Shortly after, Jill shows up and tells them that she won’t be able to go on the Jabot marketing trip as planned: she is staying put to be there for Delia. Genevieve is more than happy to take Jill’s spot at the business trips and hurries off to pack Back at home, a spiteful Genevieve is still thinking about Jill and Colin’s romp at Jabot, and decides to lure Colin over to set a trap. After receiving her phone call, Colin agrees to meet up to discuss ‘business’ together. Colin, however, decides not to inform Jill of his meeting his soon-to-be ex. When Colin arrives, things are cordial between the two and Genevieve offers for the two of them to come to a truce. She requests that they make a toast and suggests he go down to the wine cellar to get a bottle of wine The minute he is downstairs, a devious Genevieve locks him in and heads out of Genoa City Meanwhile, Jill, who is awaiting for Colin to show up, becomes annoyed when he doesn’t show up for their romantic evening. Minutes later, Jill receives flowers and becomes even more upset when she realizes that they are from Genevieve. Although frustrated, Jill blows off Genevieve’s taunt. Later, Genevieve, with Colin’s phone in hand, delivers a damaging text to Jill. When Jill receives it, she believes that Colin has run off with Genevieve out of town. Meanwhile, back at Genevieve’s, in the wine cellar, Colin desperately tries to escape.
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Y&R ALERTS: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Y&R ALERTS BONUS: FALL 2011