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Daytime’s #1 Drama “The Young and the Restless” Celebrates its Milestone 45th Anniversary

“THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will celebrate its 45th anniversary by proudly looking back at the rich history of the show while propelling our characters into exciting new stories,” said Executive Producer and head writer Mal Young. “Viewers will be treated to a week-long, can’t-miss-a-minute celebration as storylines take unexpected turns and we welcome faces from the past.”
Monday, March 26 will mark 45 years since THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS premiered, and to mark the milestone, television’s most-watched daytime drama is treating viewers to a week of epic episodes full of high-stakes drama, romance and compelling character returns.
During the week of March 26-30, fans can expect a number of buzzworthy developments. Among them:

  • The long-running feud between Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) reaches its breaking point, irrevocably changing the lives of both men.
  • Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and her daughter, Abby (Melissa Ordway), uncover a shocking secret.
  • The relationship between Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and J.T. Hellstrom (Thad Luckinbill) takes a dramatic turn.
  • Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) finds her loyalty tested like never before.
  • Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case) confront their heated past.
  • The return of several familiar faces shakes things up in Genoa City.

Jamie Lyn Bauer as Lorie Brooks

Among the beloved characters returning to Y&R will be Lorie Brooks (Jaime Lyn Bauer)
Janice Lynde as Leslie Brooks

Leslie Brooks (Janice Lynde), members of Genoa City’s first family, the Brooks;
Meg Bennet as Julia Newman

Julia Newman Martin (Meg Bennett);
Kelly Kruger as Mackenzie Browning (Photo CBS)

Mackenzie Browning Hellstrom (Kelly Kruger);
David Scott Lago as Raul Guittierez

Raul Guittierez (David Scott Lago); and Brittany Hodges (Lauren Woodland).
Lauren Woodland as Brittany Hodges

Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS premiered on March 26, 1973. It has been TV’s #1-rated daytime drama for the past 29 years. Y&R airs weekdays on CBS (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT).