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The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless (Title Card, 2017)
Also known as Y&R
Genre Soap opera
Created by William J. Bell
Lee Phillip Bell
Written by Mal Young
Directed by Sally McDonald
Owen Renfroe
Conal O'Brien
Casey Childs
Michael Eilbaum
See below
Starring Present cast
Former cast
Theme music composer RC Cates
Sharon Farber
Rick Krizman
Dominic Messinger
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 11,000 (as of September 1, 2016)
Executive producer(s)
  • Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith
  • (and others)
Producer(s) Supervising Producers
Lisa de Cazotte
John Fisher
Matthew J. Olsen
Jonathan Fishman
See below
Production location(s) CBS Television City
Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes (1973–80)
60 minutes (1980–present)
Production company(s) Bell Dramatic Serial Company (1973–present)
Corday Productions (1973–present)
Screen Gems (1973–74)
Columbia Pictures Television (1974–2000)
CPT Holdings, Inc. (1988–present)
Columbia TriStar Television (2000–2002)
Sony Pictures Television (2002–present)
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Picture format
Audio format Mono (1973–87)
CBS StereoSound (1987–97)
Digital Stereo (1997–present)
Original release March 26, 1973 (1973-03-26) – present (present)
Related shows
Y&R Cast Photo (2016)
The cast photo of The Young and the Restless, taken in celebration of the soap's 11,000th episode (2016).
Front row (l-r): Hunter King, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Melissa Ordway, Sean Carrigan, Mishael Morgan, Bryton James, Amelia Heinle, Jason Thompson, Eileen Davidson, Gina Tognoni, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott, Steve Burton, Sharon Case, Joshua Morrow, Justin Hartley, Melissa Claire Egan, Jess Walton, Tristan Rogers, Christel Khalil and Daniel Goddard
Second row: Robert Adamson, Sofia Pernas, Michael E. Knight, Beth Maitland, Tracey E. Bregman, Christian LeBlanc, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Kristoff St. John, Camryn Grimes, Greg Rikaart, Mara McCaffray, Catherine Bach and Kate Linder

The Young and the Restless is a very popular American soap opera. The show is the highest-rated soap opera, which means that more people watch it than any other soap opera. It aired its first episode on March 26, 1973. It is set in fictional Genoa City, Wisconsin. In the beginning, the show was about the Brooks family, who were very rich, and the Foster family, who were poor.

Today, the show tells stories about two cosmetics companies: Newman Enterprises and Jabot Cosmetics. Newman's president is Victor Newman (played by the actor Eric Braeden) and Jabot's president is Jack Abbott (played by Peter Bergman). These two men don't like each other very much and would like to see the other fail. This is a part of many stories on the show.

The serial is also a sister series to The Bold and the Beautiful, as several actors have crossed over between shows.

List of actors/characters on the show

Actor Role
Hunter Allan Noah Newman
Peter Bergman Jack Abbott
Vail Bloom Heather Stevens
Eric Braeden Victor Newman
Tracey E. Bregman Lauren Fenmore Baldwin
Bryton Devon Hamilton
Hayley Erin Abby Carlton
Sharon Case Sharon Abbott
Judith Chapman Gloria Bardwell
Jeanne Cooper Katherine Chancellor
Doug Davidson Paul Williams
Michael Muhney Adam Wilson
Matthew and Riley Esham Fenmore Baldwin
Adrienne Frantz Amber Moore
Daniel Goddard Cane Ashby
Michael Graziadei Daniel Romalotti
Amelia Heinle Victoria Newman Hellstrom
Elizabeth Hendrickson Chloe Mitchell
Christel Khalil Lily Winters
Christian LeBlanc Michael Baldwin
Kate Linder Esther Valentine
Thad Luckinbill J.T. Hellstrom
Joshua Morrow Nicholas Newman
Emily O'Brien Jana Hawkes
Nia Peeples Karen Taylor
Eyal Podell Professor Adrian Korbel
Greg Rikaart Kevin Fisher
Melody Thomas Scott Nikki Newman
Ted Shackelford Jeffrey Bardwell
Michelle Stafford Phyllis Summers Newman
Kristoff St. John Neil Winters
Jess Walton Jill Foster Abbott
Patty Weaver Gina Roma
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