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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Renewed for Four Years!


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Great news for soap fans, especially those who enjoy visiting Genoa City every day! CBS has renewed THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! And not just for one more year — but for an additional four years, which will take the venerable soap through the 2027-28 television season (and its 55th anniversary!)

“The YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been a staple of daytime television for over 50 years, and it is with great pleasure that we will continue that legacy at CBS,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment. “The talented cast and writers deliver compelling performances and stories on a daily basis and have provided iconic moments that have kept the show on top of the ratings and thrilled generations of fans for over five decades. We look forward to seeing what new creative twists and turns they have planned for the folks of Genoa City.”

Y&R celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, having premiered back on March 26, 1973. This year marked Melody Thomas Scott’s 45th year playing Nikki Newman, and Eric Braeden’s 44th as Victor Newman. And in April, it will be the 40th anniversary of Nikki and Victor’s iconic 1984 wedding. Other Y&R anniversaries being celebrated this year include Peter Bergman’s (Jack) 35th as well as Joshua Morrow (Nick), Sharon Case (Sharon), and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), who are celebrating 30 years with the soap.

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“NATAS congratulates ‘The Young and the Restless’ on their renewal for an additional four seasons,” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “Y&R and the Daytime Emmys celebrated golden anniversaries together in 2023, and it is so gratifying to see the continued passion for daytime television stay so strong. We look forward to celebrating with the Y&R team again at the 51st Annual Daytime Emmys later this year.”

Y&R has been the top-rated soap for the past 36 years, so this renewal will likely make that an even 40 in 2028! Viewers have been tuning in for over five decades to enjoy the drama, romance, and excitement in Genoa City, and now there will be even more to come!

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