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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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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

UPDATE 5:00 PM ET: A CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Hartley Sawyer will replace Blake Hood in the role of Kyle Abbott on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” No further information was provided.

PREVIOUS: According to Soap Opera Digest, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” has recast Kyle Abbott, son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman), with daytime newcomer Hartley Sawyer. The actor replaces Blake Hood, who first aired in the role on April 27, 2012.


“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.



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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Thomas A. Montalto/Montalto Photos

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.

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.


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.

Y&R Recap: Friday, October 21, 2011


( — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Friday, October 21, 2011.


Tucker and Ashley are still discussing the text message that they received, both confused on the far away location. When Ashley became worried on what Ronan may know or have, Tucker decided to change the topic to that of their wedding renewal. He was curious to know if she had asked Traci to be her maid-of-honor, but Ashley told him that she was going to ask Abby to be in their wedding. Tucker wasn’t sure on her choice, since he knew how much Abby didn’t approve of their relationship.

Abby arrived at Gloworm and stopped over to talk to Jack and Genevieve. She wondered what they were celebrating. Jack shared the news that he had Jabot back. Abby congratulated him, but the festivities were cut short when Gloria popped by, telling Genevieve that she left a message on her phone. She hadn’t been able to go over to the house at all. At that same time, Genevieve received a phone call from someone, telling her that there was an explosion at her house. A worried Genevieve, followed by Jack and Gloria rushed off.

Outside of the home, Cane comforted Lily. He told her that there was a gas leak in the house. Lily asked if he was following her, but he told her that he was there watching the house already. He told her about the hit that Colin put out on his mother. Ronan soon appeared where he revealed to a stunned Lily about Cane working with the authorities to bring Colin down for his multiple crimes. Lily was still trying to wrap her head around the news she was hearing when Chance, along with an EMT, arrived. Lily realized that Cane was not only working with the police, but the FBI and the US Military. Ronan pointed out to Lily that Cane was a hero for what he did and that he couldn’t break protocol to tell her what was going on.

At Crimson Lights, Phyllis received the text from Ronan to meet at the warehouse. Nick showed up, startling her. She asked him about the photograph of Faith being in the newspaper. She wondered why he didn’t turn to her to put the picture in Restless Style. Nick told her that he wasn’t a willing participant in that photograph. When he mentioned that Avery was the one that was responsible for getting the picture in the paper, Phyllis bristled. Nick soon received the text message from Ronan, which he shared with Phyllis. The two deduced that Ronan was trying to get the other to turn against one another with information, since their alibis didn’t match.

At The Athletic Club, Jill told Colin that she wasn’t letting him go, because she knew he was plotting something. Colin tried to talk his way out of it by telling her that the surprise could be for her, but she wasn’t buying it. She cried that she was tired of his lies and how he’s hurt her twice. She wouldn’t put up with it anymore. She called Ronan, telling him that she had Colin in his suite and that once the police arrived, they could do whatever they wanted with him.

After checking on her house, Genevieve, along with Gloria and Jack, arrived at the hospital to check on Genevieve’s maid, Myrna. Gloria told Genevieve that she was surprised that there was a gas leak to begin with, since she had the house inspected. She went on to share that she was stunned that Genevieve was putting the house back on the market. Genevieve told Gloria she never had plans in putting the house on the market. When they saw Cane and Lily, Jack asked if Lily had been released, but she said that she waiting to be looked at. Lily asked Genevieve if there was any word on her maid’s condition, but Genevieve said no. Cane wondered if she had family but his mother pointed out that she didn’t know much about her maid. Jack called Cane a hero for saving Lily from the gas leak. Genevieve and Gloria learned from Cane that the gas leak was set up by Colin. He wanted to eliminate both of them.

Abby went to see Ashley and Tucker. She told Tucker that she was surprised that he gave Jabot back to Uncle Jack. Tucker said he wanted to do right by Ashley and make her happy. Ashley wanted to know if her daughter would be her maid-of-honor when they renewed their wedding vows. Abby w as getting ready to tell her no, but Tucker cut her off. He told her that regardless, Ashley and he were already married. He knew that Abby would never like him, but he wanted to make her mother the happiest woman ever. Abby admitted that while she thought he was a jerk, she was tired of hating on him. She realized that he made Ashley happy and she was glad, because she deserved it. Abby accepted the honor of being her mother’s maid-of-honor. Their discussion soon changed from wedding talk to that of the text message Abby received from Ronan. Tucker told her that Ashley and he received the same message.

Victoria called Victor over to her house to discuss the text message that she received from Ronan. Victor wasn’t worried about it, stating that Ronan didn’t have anything on them. Victoria told him about her missing bracelet; maybe Ronan had that as evidence. The two of them realized that it was time for them to head out to the location. Meanwhile, back at Crimson Lights, Phyllis and Nick agreed to drive separately to the warehouse; while Jack, who was alone at the hospital, debated if he should go at all.

In Colin’s suite, Ronan and Chance arrived to arrest him. Jill was flabbergasted to see her grandson, who told her that he’d explain everything later. Ronan laid out a list of all of Colin’s crimes that were piled against him, pointing out that his recent stunt cost him big time. Colin told both Ronan and Chance that they had nothing on him, plus he had diplomatic immunity. Chance told Colin that all that changed when the person he bribed in order to get that immunity was arrested. Jill told Colin she never wanted to see him anymore. Colin told her that while she talked a tough game, he knew she still loved him. Just then, Genevieve and Gloria walked in to see the cuffs being put on Colin. Gloria stepped up to him, telling him that he didn’t do away with her, because she was a survivor. As for Genevieve, she was more heart-felt, still unable to believe that her ex would want to have her killed. She told him that he would be growing old in prison. Leaving the three women alone, they each mused at how they could have ever trust Colin. Genevieve pointed out that they were lucky, since they survived what he put them through.

Jack was the first to arrive at the warehouse. He called out to Ronan but nobody was there. He soon was met by Ashley, Tucker and Abby, who told Jack they received the same text message. Nick, Phyllis, Victor and Victoria soon arrived, all of them wondering what was going on. Tucker asked if they all received the same text, which they all said yes to. Jack soon realized that Ronan couldn’t have sent them the text message. Phyllis pointed out they were all called by Diane to meet with her at the park, the last time they all received a text message. Victor wanted to know who could have set them up to meet at the warehouse, if it wasn’t Ronan. A projector cut on showing a newspaper article of Diane Jenkin’s murder. Meanwhile, back at the hospital, in a hospital room, a bandaged figure is shown. The person in the hospital bed has a tattoo of a black cat and flowers decorated on her leg.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Everyone is gathered at the warehouse to see their crimes played out
  • Adam is summoned to a pumpkin patch to meet someone
  • Victor questions Adam about what he’s up to

Y&R Recap: Thursday, October 20, 2011


( — “The Young and the Restless” Episode Recap – Thursday, October 20, 2011.


Jack met with Ashley at Gloworm, upset by the fact that Tucker was stalling on his deal to hand over Jabot to him. Ashley told Jack that Tucker had been busy in the office, as well as stopping by to see Sofia. She reassured her brother that Tucker would honor his agreement. Meanwhile, Tucker received a call from an anonymous buyer, interested in purchasing Jabot. Tucker was more than impressed by the amount of money the person offered to buy Jabot.

After listening to Colin’s phone call, requesting a hit on both Genevieve and Gloria, Ronan informed Cane that he had police in action to go into Genevieve house the minute the hit took place. Soon after, he learned that Colin was with Jill at his hotel suite, while Gloria was taking care of business at the bank. Cane, however, wanted to make sure that Lily was alright and decided to call her.

Jill had a plan of her own. Sauntering out of the bathroom, she started to lay it on Colin with a neck rub. She then suggested they share a bath together. Colin offered to get the bath ready, and while he was inside, Jill called for a delivery man to drop some items off. When he did, Colin soon emerged, curious to know what was happening. Jill caught Colin’s attention when she showed him a pair of leopard patterned handcuffs. Handcuffing him to the bed, she told him that she had no plans of seduction for him, but rather keeping him away from whatever he had been plotting.

Genevieve received a phone call from Lily, asking if they could talk. She told her that she could come over. Right after talking to Genevieve, Lily received a call from Cane, questioning if she and the twins were alright. Lily informed him that since he refused to tell her the truth as to what he was hiding, she was meeting his mother. Cane tried his best to get her not to go, but a determined Lily ignored him. After hanging up with her, Cane was going to head over to see Lily, but Ronan reminded him that she was not to know about their plans regarding Colin.

Jack and Ashley headed over to Tucker’s office to talk about Jabot. When Jack asked Tucker for the exchange of the company, Tucker told him that someone called making him a wonderful offer to purchase the company. Jack grew angry, telling Tucker that they made a deal that once Jabot was away from Katherine, Tucker would give it to him. When Tucker told Jack that no proof could be shown in his promising to return Jabot to Jack, Jack countered, telling him that Ashley was there to witness everything. Ashley told Tucker not to try to put her in the position of choosing between the two of them. Tucker continued to toy with Jack, but soon told Jack that he had already signed the papers to give Jabot back to the Abbott family. Jack was overjoyed and wanted to celebrate with his family.

After Jack left, Tucker and Ashley toasted with a glass of champagne. Ashley expressed her happiness of Tucker giving Jack the company back. Tucker admitted that he was interested in the offer he was made, but knew that he would be doing right by her by honoring his agreement to Jack.

Cane showed up at Lily’s urging her not to go to see his mother. When Lily blasted him for not telling her what was going on, Cane warned Lily that both his parents were dangerous and for her to stay away from them. Tired of his not being honest with her, Lily told Cane to stay away from her and the children.

Jack, on a high from getting Jabot back, headed over to see Genevieve. When he shared the news with her, Genevieve was thrilled for him. He told her that he didn’t think he’d get the company back after Tucker was offered a better deal to get Jabot. She wanted to celebrate with her special brand of champagne but realized that her maid, Myrna wasn’t there to serve it up to them. She suggested that they go to Gloworm to celebrate.

Ronan realized that Jack and Genevieve weren’t at her place, but left to head to Gloworm. Lily, meanwhile, debated if she should listen to Cane’s request in staying at home and away from Genevieve. After she called Jill, leaving a voice message for her, Lily made up her mind to go to the house to see Genevieve.

Tucker and Ashley both received text messages from Ronan, requesting a meeting at a remote warehouse. They both wondered what was going on. Jack, who was still celebrating with Genevieve, received the same text message. Meanwhile, Ronan, who was still on stakeout near Genevieve’s house, noticed that his cell phone was missing.

Lily made her way to Genevieve’s, knocking on the door to see if she was home. She walked inside, calling out to Genevieve, but didn’t get a response. From a distance, Cane was frustrated that Lily went to see his mother, despite his warning. Ronan told Cane that he couldn’t reveal what was going on to Lily, but Cane wasn’t going to put her life in danger. He ran out of the van and into the house, trying to get Lily to leave. Lily refused, determined to talk to Genevieve. Back at the van, Ronan was glad that Chance, who somehow was also on the case, showed up. The two of them rushed away from the van, to the house. Inside the house, Lily noted that she smelled gas. Cane there and then grabbed Lily, making a dash out of the house, just as the house exploded. Looking up, Cane and Lily watched as the house burned up. They both were unaware that someone was already in the house, lying on the floor.

On the Next The Young and the Restless

  • Nick and Phyllis talk on what Ronan thinks they have on one another
  • Ronan busts Colin for his crimes
  • Victoria worries about Victor

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