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The Young and the Restless

Soap Opera
26 March, 1973
The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalized version of Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. The show expanded to one-hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing previous episodes weeknights on SOAPnet until 2013, when it moved to TVGN. As of July 1, 2013, Pop still airs previous episodes on weeknights. The series is also syndicated internationally. The Young and the Restless originally focused on two core families: the wealthy Brooks family and the working class Foster family. After a series of recasts and departures in the early 1980s, all the original characters except Jill Foster Abbott were written out. Bell replaced them with new core families, the Abbotts and the Williamses.

Genre Soap opera
Created by William J. Bell, Lee Phillip Bell
Written by Josh Griffith
Directed by Sally McDonald, Owen Renfroe, Conal O'Brien, Casey Childs, Michael Eilbaum, See below
Starring Present cast, Past cast
Opening theme "Nadia's Theme", by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr.
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 12,000
Executive producer(s) Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith, (and others)
Producer(s) Supervising Producers, Lisa de Cazotte, John Fisher, Producers, Matthew J. Olsen, Jonathan Fishman, See below
Location(s) Television City Studios, Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes (1973–1980), 60 minutes (1980–present)
Production company(s) Bell Dramatic Serial Company, (1973–present), Corday Productions, (1973–present), Screen Gems (1973–1974), Columbia Pictures Television, (1974–2000), CPT Holdings, Inc, (1988–present), Columbia TriStar Television, (2000–2001), Columbia TriStar Domestic Television, (2001–2002), Sony Pictures Television, (2002–present)
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Picture format NTSC (1973–2001), HDTV 1080i (2001–present)
Audio format Mono (1973–87), Stereo, CBS StereoSound (1987–1997), Digital Stereo (1997–present)
Related shows As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful

About The Young and the Restless

Nine-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning series about the rivalry between two business-savvy families. The show is set in a fictional town in Wisconsin called Genoa City.

Achievement of The Young and the Restless

The show has done a number of cross-over episodes with The Bold and the Beautiful. The show won its first Writers Guild of America Award in 2003 for Best Daytime Serial. 

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Latest information about The Young and the Restless updated on July 28 2021.