2013-03-19 20:30:55 UTC
YEARS ON THE AIR
Victor and Nikki Newmans Fourth Wedding Could Turn Out To Be Killer
The Stars Reach Out Across CBS Daytime to Celebrate #1 Big Family
The Winner of The Young and The Restless 40th Anniversary
Sweepstakes is Announced
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Click here to see Y&R's "Killer Wedding" preview
THE YOUNG AND The Restless, Daytimes #1 Drama, will celebrate 40
years on the air on March 26, 2013. Set in the Midwestern town of
Genoa City, Wis., THE YOUNG AND The Restless originally premiered in
1973 as a half-hour drama, but was extended to an hour in 1980. The
late William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, co-created the
iconic series; he was head writer and senior executive producer.
Forty years later, the show is leading up to a suspense-filled
killer wedding between super-couple Victor and Nikki Newman (Eric
Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott). This must-see event will be the
couples fourth trip down the aisle during the history of the show.
To highlight this milestone anniversary, Y&R cast members representing
all four decades of the show are reaching out across CBS Daytime to
Scott, along with seven of her co-stars (Peter Bergman, Melissa Claire
Egan, Amelia Heinle, Joshua Morrow, Michael Muhney, Michelle Stafford
and Kristoff St. John), will appear on CBSs THE TALK on Monday, March
25. They will chat with the co-hosts and honor the shows
In addition, longest-running cast member Jeanne Cooper and hot
newcomers Lamon Archey, Marco Dapper, Ignacio Serricchio and Redaric
Williams will appear on CBSs THE PRICE IS RIGHT to model for the day
and present Y&R 40th anniversary-themed showcases on Tuesday, March
LETS MAKE A DEAL will get into the action as well by honoring THE
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS on Tuesday, March 26 with a special deal
involving Y&R trivia.
CBS primetime stars including Michael Chiklis, Kat Dennings, Beth
Behrs, Michael Emerson, Billy Gardell, Taraji P. Henson, David Spade,
Michael Weatherly and Y&R alum Shemar Moore offer their
congratulations in promos airing on the Network and available online.
And finally, CBS.com is launching the Y&R Monte Carlo Watch & Go
Sweepstakes beginning April 1, in which one lucky fan and a guest will
win a trip to the Monte Carlo Television Festival in June. The
winners will attend, among many other highlights, a star-studded
exclusive Y&R 40th Gala Party and an intimate afternoon tea with
members of the cast.
A previous contest, the 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes, was won by
Stacey Cifelli of Arlington, Texas. Cifelli and a guest will join the
cast of Y&R on set on March 26 to celebrate the anniversary.
A series airing for 40 years is an incredible feat, but one that has
been #1 for the past 24 years as well? That is absolutely remarkable,
said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS. It is a
testament to the talent and hard work of our cast, crew and production
staff and the loyalty of our viewers. Congratulations to all on this
phenomenal achievement and for continuing to put out compelling,
inspiring episodes of television week after week.
It is an honor to serve as Executive Producer of THE YOUNG AND THE
RESTLESS as we cross this remarkable milestone, said Jill Farren
Phelps, Executive Producer. We greatly appreciate the continued
support and enthusiasm from our audience and are excited to say that
our best years are ahead of us. Stay tuned!
For 40 years, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has delivered solid
storytelling, engaging characters and top production values to loyal
viewers and were proud to be celebrating this significant milestone,
said Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony
Pictures Television. We congratulate everyone who has contributed to
this substantial achievement.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is the only daytime drama to receive 119
Daytime Emmy Awards, and has received a total of 412 nominations. The
show has been awarded the Emmy for "Outstanding Daytime Drama" seven
times. There have also been three Lifetime Achievement awards
associated with the show: William J. Bell (1992), Jeanne Cooper
(2004), and Lee Phillip Bell (2007), which are not included in any of
the above numbers. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was the winner of the
Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Daytime Drama in 1992 and 1993, and
winner of the 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 NAACP Image
Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS remains as topical and revolutionary as it
has been through 40 years and 10,122 episodes (as of March 26, 2013),
entertaining as well as educating its audience daily on a variety of
topics, which have included alcoholism, smoking, breast cancer
awareness, sexual harassment, date rape, illiteracy, HIV drug testing,
domestic violence, drug addiction, Internet predators and foster care.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for
more than 24 years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM,
ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is
produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony