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The Young & The Restless

Happy Anniversary to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — See the Changing Casts Through the Years

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On March 26, 1973, television viewers first journeyed to Genoa City when THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS premiered on CBS. Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the half-hour soap focused on the wealthy Brooks family and the working-class Foster clan. After expanding to an hour in 1980, Y&R also enlarged the canvas to include the Abbotts, Williamses, Newmans, Barber-Winters, and Baldwin-Fishers.

During its 51 years on the air, Y&R has won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, taking home the Outstanding Drama Series trophy 11 times. It has also been the highest-rated daytime drama on the air since 1988. Many actors have come and gone over the years, but others like Eric Braeden (Victor), Peter Bergman (Jack), and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) have been playing their roles for decades.

Take a look at Y&R’s changing cast through the decades in the special photo gallery below!

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