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Robert Voets/CBS

On Friday, April 5, “The Young and the Restless” stars Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Lauralee Bell (Christine Williams), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Jess Walton (Jill Abbott), Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers Newman) are scheduled to appear on Hallmark Movie Channel’s new series “Planet 360″ in celebration of “Y&R’s” 40th anniversary, which will air on Tuesday, March 26 on CBS.

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

On Tuesday, March 26, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will celebrate its 40th anniversary and in honor of the event, stars from the daytime drama series will be popping up on multiple CBS Daytime programs.

As previously reported, Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott), Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) will appear on the Monday, March 25 celebratory edition of “The Talk.”

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James White/CBS

On Monday, March 25, CBS’ “The Talk” will celebrate the networks “The Young and the Restless” with an hour-long edition where the talker hosts some of the soaps biggest stars including Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman), Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman Abbott),  Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman), Michael Muhney (Adam Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers) and Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters).

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“The Young and the Restless” will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, March 26. As part of the celebration the series has taken a cast photo that honors the history of the series as its moves forward to its next 40 years. The show has also released a behind the scenes video that shows how things came together.

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CBS

ROW #1 – FRONT: Kristoff St. John “Neil Winters”, Michelle Stafford “Phyllis Newman”, Peter Bergman “Jack Abbott”, Jeanne Cooper “Katherine Chancellor”, Eric Braeden “Victor Newman”, Melody Thomas Scott “Nikki Newman”, Joshua Morrow “Nick Newman”, Amelia Heinle “Victoria Newman Abbott”, Billy Miller “Billy Abbott”

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Cliff Lipson/CBS

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.

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The peer votes have been cast, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards! Five categories have been announced, including Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor, as well as Younger Actress and Younger Actor. Without further adieu, here are the pre-nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Sharon Case as Sharon on “The Young and the Restless”
  • Jeanne Cooper as Katherine on “Y&R”
  • Susan Flannery as Stephanie on “The Bold and the Beautiful”
  • Finola Hughes as Anna Devane on “General Hospital”
  • Peggy McCay as Caroline on “Days of our Lives”
  • Kelly Monaco as Sam on “GH”
  • Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki on “Y&R”
  • Michelle Stafford as Phyllis on “Y&R”
  • Kelly Sullivan as Kate on “GH”
  • Heather Tom as Katie on “B&B”
  • Laura Wright as Carly on “GH”

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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.



Photo Credit: CBS

On Thursday, July 26, Sony Pictures Television announced Josh Griffith as the new head writer of “The Young and the Restless.” He replaced Maria Arena Bell, who also served as the soaps executive producer (she’s been replaced by Jill Farren Phelps in that position). In the days following the announcement of his appointment at “Y&R,” Griffith became a little more active on his Twitter account (@joshgriffith13).

On Friday, August 3, Griffith tweeted “My last day at ‘Hollywood Heights’ studios. Sad to be leaving one show but excited about starting work on ‘Y&R’ on Monday!” Griffith and Phelps, who reigned over the Nickelodeon primetime drama series, officially took charge of daytime’s #1 drama series on Monday, August 6. Shortly after that tweet, Griffith responded to a tweet by “Y&R” star Michelle Stafford who asked her followers to “Do something today that u wouldn’t normally do!!! I am gonna!! I’ll tell u what it is tonight!!!” Griffith’s response was “@TheRealStafford Afraid. Very afraid.”

Today, Griffith tweeted “Back in action at ‘Y&R’ Great to see everyone. I’m thrilled to be back. Feels like home.”



The Paley Center for Media

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.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Event Location
The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — A look at what’s happening on “The Young and the Restless” during the week of November 7, 2011.

THIS WEEK ON: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Genevieve decides to bring a veiled Myrna/Patty home, where she reacts to Jack’s presence on Monday, November 7. Victoria purposely argues with Adam and reports it to Victor. Angelina is determined to make Kevin her very own. Kevin does a little hack job into Victor’s computer. Cane’s behavior once again has Lily running to Jill for answers. Things between Paul and Ricky become sour when Heather comes into play. Friday, November 11 Chance has a new assignment out of Genoa City.

The Inside Story: Phyllis Learns Nick Bedded Avery
Nick and Avery bask with one another after their sexual encounter. When Nick leaves to wash up his cell phone begins to ring. Avery purposely answers it to piss off Phyllis. She coyly tells her to come see her at her suite. Phyllis heads up and discovers Nick there with her and puts two and two together. Nick is stunned to see her on the other side of the door. After Avery leaves the room, Phyllis lashes out at Nick for bed-hopping with her sister. She spits out that Ronan has more evidence against him where Diane is concerned and storms out. Phyllis soon confronts Avery, who gloats that she has decided not to leave Genoa City after all. Their arguing soon turns into a family matter in regards to the crimes of their father George. Avery believes he is innocent while Phyllis points out that he wasn’t as innocent as she wants to believe. Phyllis reveals that it was part of the family rift between them.

A Closer Look: Christine’s Return to Genoa City Stirs up History
Christine Williams heads back to Genoa City to take care of business she has. While there she has a run in with Ricky. The encounter sparks memories for Christine and her relationship with Paul, and that of her dealing with Isabella. It is the same for Paul, who also remembers his relationship with his evil ex-wife. Through flashbacks of times with Isabella, Paul and Christine begin to wonder if Ricky could have the same personality as his mother. Paul soon becomes highly suspicious of Ricky in the process.

What To Watch

  • Monday Adam and Victor talk business regarding his position at Newman Enterprises
  • Tuesday Michael tells Phyllis that Avery is suing her on behalf of Daisy
  • Wednesday Family secrets come to light for Daniel.
  • Thursday Neil doesn’t like the extreme closeness between Tucker and Sofia.
  • Friday Chloe is told more regarding Delia’s sickness

The Young and the Restless News and Headlines

  • Melissa Claire Egan from All My Children has a contract role as Chelsea, beginning Friday, November 11
  • Lauralee Bell will be returning at Christine Blair on Wednesday, November 9
  • 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.
  • Sean Kanan will be heading back in the role of Deacon Sharpe
  • Yvonne Zima returns as Daisy Carter on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8
  • Jerry Douglas returns as the ghost of John Abbott on Tuesday, December 13/li>

Y&R ALERTS BONUS: FALL 2011

  • Tragedy comes to the town of Genoa City in the form of Patty
  • Nikki returns back to Genoa City and is thrown right in the middle of the Diane Jenkins murder
  • The Newman men come back into Sharon’s life one way or another now that she is free
  • Adam and Sharon both have a hard time with their feelings for one another
  • It’s shaky ground for Sharon when it comes to a relationship with Nick and Faith
  • A mysterious woman by the name of Chelsea could draw Billy’s secret in Burmese out into the open
  • Cane and Billy find common ground when Cane gives his support and understanding
  • Giving a helping hand could place Cane in harm’s way
  • Avery’s growing feeling for Nick has him also interested in her
  • Avery refuses to give up on having a relationship with Phyllis
  • Christine returns home not only to help in the Colin arrest, but also to find herself rehashing painful times with Paul regarding Isabella








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