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CBS Plans Special Anniversary Events for Y&R and B&B

It’s always a little odd when CBS announces the “season premieres” of its daytime dramas, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, given that since they’re on every day, there’s no real distinction between seasons.

But Friday, Sept. 30 is the start of something very special for Y&R because the soap is kicking off its 50th season! The network has a brand-new logo created especially for the monumental achievement, and has some special surprises in store for fans. Y&R will be marking the 50th anniversary of its premiere on March 26, which is a Sunday, but they will be celebrating five decades of drama, romance, and excitement all season long. Look for some classic storylines to be revisited along with the return of some fan-favorite characters. 

Meanwhile, sister soap B&B will head into its 36th season on Monday, Sept. 26, an occasion that will feature a special crossover episode with Y&R! The popular daytime drama that continues to be watched around the world will be airing its 9,000th episode on Friday, April 14, 2023. That’s a little too far into the future to have details about how they’ll celebrate that milestone, but we’re sure it’ll be special!

So keep watching your favorite CBS Daytime soaps on either CBS or streaming on Paramount+, and check back here at for more updates as Y&R and B&B reveal more about their plans for their anniversaries!

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