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NEWS AND INFORMATION!  Scoops and Spoilers Below

Y&R's new head writer is Sally Sussman who has been on the show's writing staff in the past. She is also Co-Executive Producer along with Mal Young. Kay Alden is story consultant. The new material will begin airing on Wednesday, December 7.

Clementine Ford (ex-Mac) gave birth to a baby girl, Welles Molavi, on September 13, 2016, with husband Cyrus Wilcox. They also have a son, Elijah.

Scott Clifton (Liam, B&B) & Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) will be the special guests at a CBS Daytime Casting Call held in Boston, MA, on Friday, October 14.  Read all details here!

Charles Pratt, Jr. has left Y&R as head writer, so he can be showrunner and executive producer of Lee Daniels' "Star," set to premiere on FOX in early 2017.

Mal Young became Y&R's executive producer on June 7, 2016.

Check out this CBS promo celebrating Y&R's 11,000th episode on Thursday, September 1. Also, bloopers from the promo shoot.

Chrishell Stause (Bethany, Y&R; ex-Jordan, Days; ex-Amanda, AMC) & Justin Hartley (Adam, Y&R; ex-Nicholas, Passions) became engaged at the end of July 2016 after being together for 2-1/2 years. She just celebrated her 35th birthday on July 21. He is 39 with a 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, with ex-wife Lindsay.

Tatyanna Ali (ex-Roxanne) and Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, assistant professor of English at Stanford University, are becoming first-time parents. They  married in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Y&R Co-creator Lee Phillip Bell will make a guest appearance on the 11,000th episode of the No. 1 soap on Thursday, September 1. She will encounter real-life daughter Lauralee Bell as Christine and Doug Davidson as Paul in a scene at the Genoa City Athletic Club.

Watch full daily episodes of Y&R at, Xfinity, & Global TV (for Canadian viewers only). View day-ahead videos at the Canadian Facebook Page or AbbyG413.

Y&R celebrates 11,000 episodes on Thursday, September 1! Check out the new cast photo...Click to see the larger version.
Y&R cast pic (thumbnail) Click to see the larger pic!Front row pictured left to right: 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, & Daniel Goddard.
Second row pictured left to right: Robert Adamson, Sofia Pernas, Michael E. Knight, Beth Maitland, Tracey Bregman, Christian LeBlanc, Doug Davidson, Lauralee Bell, Kristoff St. John, Camryn Grimes, Greg Rikaart, Mara McCaffray, Catherine Bach, & Kate Linder.
The cast gets silly in blooper reel. Enjoy!

Meet the new Executive Producer, Mal Young!

Casting Director Judy Blye Wilson, 74, left Y&R in July 1, 2016.

Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R), hosts a podcast "Single Mom A Go-Go" beginning on Mondays.

Scott Elrod (ex-Joe) and Vanessa Vazart were blessed with their first child together. Easton Thomas Elrod was born on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, weighing in at 7 lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long. Vanessa has a daughter named Lilli.

Erin Chambers (ex-Siobhan, GH; ex-Melanie, Y&R) & her husband Carson McKay welcomed Roan James on June 2, 2016.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R) and husband, Rob Sudduth welcomed a son Montgomery Argo Rikaart-Sudduth on June 12, 2016. Click here for a beautiful family photo.

Marisa Ramirez (ex-Gia Campbell, GH; ex-Carmen Mesta, Y&R), 38, who plays Maria Baez on the CBS hit "Blue Bloods" gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Violet Rae, on Sunday, May 29, 2016. It is rumored that her ex-husband, Nathan Lavezoli, always wanted children, and they're now back together.

Erin Chambers (ex-Melanie, Y&R; ex-Siobahn, GH) and her husband, Carson McKay, welcomed their first child, a son, on June 2, 2016.


Burgess Jenkins revealed that he left the role of Billy in November, 2015, because his wife, Ashlee Payne Jenkins, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had radiation and chemo in his hometown of Winston-Salem, NC where he has an acting school. Six months later, in May, 2016, he announced that she is now cancer-free.

Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R; ex-Patrick, GH) and his wife Paloma Jonas welcomes their first child, son Earth Bowie, on May 25, 2016.

Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Y&R) wed Jose' Antonio "Pepe" Bastón on Saturday, May 21, 2016, in a sunset ceremony at his home in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Among the 80-some guests in attendance were Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel, GH) & Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, B&B). This is her third marriage. One of her ex-husbands is Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH).

Jensen Buchanan (ex-Elise, Y&R; ex-Marley/Vicky, AW & ATWT; ex-Sarah, OLTL; ex-Melissa, GH & PC) was arrested for driving under the influence on the morning of May 18, 2016, when her black 2016 Mercedes drifted across a double yellow line and slammed into a 2014 Ford C-Max at 6:20 a.m. in Buellton, near Santa Barbara. While her injuries were considered minor, the other driver was treated for "major injuries" at Cottage Hospital.

See the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Here!  Click here for the list of nominees and winners.

Jessica Collins (ex-Avery) gave birth to a daughter named Jemma Kate Collins Cooney on January 23, 2016. This is the 44-year-old actress' first child. On May 4, 2016, she and Michael Cooney were married.

Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R) and her husband Justin Gaston (ex-Ben, Days) had a daughter, Olivia Christine Gaston, on April 30, 2016.

Live-streaming channel Parachute TV will provide red-carpet coverage and behind-the-scenes access for both the Daytime Emmys on Sunday, May 1 & the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April 29. Also, winners will immediately interact with fans on Periscope moments after they make their way backstage.

Here's an interview with Justin Hartley (Adam) from the current April issue of Watch! Magazine. In the article, Hartley discusses playing one of daytime's favorite demons, his 11-year old daughter and dating a fellow soap-star.

Michael Muhney (ex-Adam) suffered a concussion and some nasty cuts and scrapes when he crashed during a bike race in Southern California on Saturday, April 9, 2016. He had to be rushed in an ambulance wearing a neck brace but is doing fine.

Visit to see nominee reels for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards which will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

For the week of March 28, 2016, the number of women 18-49 watching Y&R is 101,000 less than last year. Also, in the women 25-54 category, the show has lost 160,000 viewers. However, total viewership is up 414,000. Either that's a lot of men or folks over 54, not their ideal demographic.

Ken Howard (ex-George Summers) passed away in LA on March 23, 2016 at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife Linda and three stepchildren with ex-wife Margo (Abra, Adam, & Cricket).

Peter Brown (ex-Dr. Greg Peters, Days; ex-Blake Hayes, B&B; ex-Robert Laurence, Y&R; ex-Roger Forbes, Loving; ex-Charles Sanders III, OLTL) passed away at 80 on March 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is survived by his wife Kerstin and two sons, Matthew & Joshua.

Siri Pinter is Mark Pinter's (ex-Marcus Wheeler) daughter by his first wife. She's married to NBC's Carson Daly and has a food blog at

During SNL's Weekend Update on Saturday, December 19, 2015, cast member Kate McKinnon came out as Deenie, an avid soap watcher, who updated host Colin Jost on the latest happenings on her favorite show while chowing down on leftover baked salmon. The joke is that, after 40 years, she doesn't really know any of the characters' names, but the nicknames she gives like "Moustache Man," "Skinny Minnie," "Big Boobs," & "Sexpot" while describing high-rise fires and people kept in boat houses perfectly describe the recent plots on Y&R. It's a gag made even funnier if you're a soap fan yourself and know exactly what she's talking about! Check out the video here!

Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber, B&B/Y&R) and her husband, Scott Bailey (ex-Sandy, GL) became first-time parents with the arrival of their daughter, Amélie Irene Bailey, on December 1, 2015. Two weeks earlier, Adrienne was in the hospital with a broken rib courtesy of her "ninja warrior baby."

Daniel Goddard (Cane) badly fractured his left elbow during a fight sequence on the Y&R set on Friday, September 18, 2015 and underwent surgery on the 23rd. UPDATE: On November 24, he tweeted that he has suffered a setback and needed emergency surgery, because his body rejected the metal in his elbow and it had to come out.
FURTHER UPDATE: On December 7, Daniel was back at work on the Y&R set. :)

Get all the latest up-to-date cast news, comings and goings, on the Y&R Cast Page.

Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH; ex-Phyllis, Y&R) announced the birth of her second child, son Jameson Jones Lee Stafford, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, with a sweet Instagram shot of the baby with his big sister, Natalia, 5.

Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla) sued CBS, Sony, and Bell-Phillip Television Production, Inc. for not rehiring her, because she spoke out about the show's lack of diversity in front and behind the camera. She says she left in 2007 due to racial discrimination but then wanted to return to Y&R or join B&B and was rejected. CBS responded that "after leaving Y&R on her own initiative, Ms. Rowell has attempted to rewrite that history through lawyers' letters and a lawsuit that has no merit. We harbor no ill will toward Ms. Rowell, but we will vigorously defend this case."
UPDATE: On May 13, 2015, CBS & Sony in a motion to dismiss responded that her claims are patently absurd since she never actually applied for any role on Y&R or B&B. "This lawsuit is nothing more than a blatant attempt by Plaintiff to force her way back onto a daytime television soap opera after she voluntarily resigned from her role in 2007." Read the document here!
FURTHER UPDATE: On November 10, 2015, California District Judge John Kronstadt dismissed six causes of action against Sony, with leave to amend if Rowell can prove a more viable retaliation claim. Read more here!

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B) & Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R) each designed a Rhonda Shear Ahh Bra which they are auctioning to benefit breast cancer research. Go to until Friday, October 30, to bid.

Pop TV airs "The Bold and the Beautiful" at 6:30 p.m. ET and "The Young and the Restless" at 7 p.m. ET. Starting on Monday, August 24, 2015, "Days of Our Lives" joins the lineup at 8 p.m. ET.

Mishael Morgan (Hilary) and her husband welcomed a son, Niam, on August 9, 2015. See baby pics here!

Watch the August 4, 2015 Video Chat with Eric Braeden (Victor) & Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki).

Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, B&B) and her fiance Robert Adamson (Noah, Y&R) announced their separation on August 3. They have a 1-year-old daughter, Aleda.

Scoops and Spoilers

By Mandy

SOD 10/31/16

Vanessa Williams Debut! Vanessa Williams debuts on 10/25 as Dr. Valerie Grant, who had a brief relationship in 1982.

Steve Burton Leaving! Steve Burton (Dylan McAvoy) has announced on Twitter that he will be leaving Genoa City when his contract is up in December.

Victor's Ultimate Revenge Scheme! All hell breaks loose after Hilary airs an inflammatory story on GC BUZZ about Newman Enterprises and Victor. Devon isn't thrilled that his wife moved forward with the story without consulting him first. After Victor confronts Jack about leaking the information, Victor contacts Michael about a lawsuit. Michael points out that suing the site for slander will only validate the story. Devon isn't entirely surprised when Victor threatens to shut down the site. Victor informs Hilary that her informant conned her and fed her fabricated information. He says he is willing to walk away if she will name her source. Hilary insists that it came to her in an anonymous package, but Victor suspects she's covering for Jack. Devon says their only recourse is to prove the story is legit.

*Early Editions*

Summer busts Phyllis. The walls close in on Sharon. Jack's plan for revenge changes course. Nick mourns on the anniversary of Christian's death. Billy learns damaging information about an enemy.

Ratings for 9/26: 3.4

*Hot Plots Preview - Patty Plots Her Escape*

Patty has Sharon just where she wants her, but as she and her reluctant accomplice move forward, Paul's visit threatens to disrupt the proceedings. Patty leaves clues in her paintings for Paul, but she doesn't want him to discover the truth before she escapes from the institution. When Patty fakes a psychotic episode, it's just enough to get her transferred to another facility for treatment.

*1st Look*

Travis has a task for Natalie. Phyllis signs on the dotted line in Jack's office.

Kevin romances Chloe on 10/24. Dylan wants answers on 10/25. Jill puts Cane on notice on 10/26. Nikki bonds with Neil on 10/27. Nick loses control on 10/28.

SOD 10/24/16

Jack vs. Billy! The friction between Billy and Jack is magnified when Victoria and Billy learn from a manufacturer that Brash & Sassy can't increase its order because the factory is at full capacity handling products for Jabot. Billy deduces that Jack deliberately doubled Jabot's order to limit B&S's inventory - and doesn't plan to take it lying down. Billy bursts into Jabot to confront Ashley and Jack over the dirty maneuver. While Jack doesn't deny it outright, Ashley has a hard time believing that he would be that vindictive. Nevertheless, a heated argument ensues and Billy demands that Jack tell the truth about the factory snafu. Jack insists that the the situation was not meant to be a personal attack on Billy, then orders Billy to leave his office. Billy storms out, but don't expect him to roll over.

*Early Editions*

Mariah makes a major change in her life. Billy protects Phyllis. Victor warns Victoria about Travis's past. Hilary targets Nikki. Nick confides in Chelsea.

Ratings for 9/19: 3.5

*Hot Plots Preview - Is Chloe Ready For Love?*

At the Genoa City pumpkin patch, Mariah and Kevin are finally enjoying a nice time together, and it looks like the duo is back on track. However, their one-on-one time is interrupted by Chloe, who apologizes to Kevin for being MIA for the last few days. Then, she asks him if he'd like to spend time with Bella. Mariah tells Kevin to go with Chloe to see Bella. Later, once Bella has been put down for the night, Kevin bids Chloe farewell, but when he starts to leave, she stops him.

*1st Look*

Lily carves out some time for kiddies Matilda and Charlie.

Sharon and Nick fall into old habits on 10/17. Billy pushes Phyllis's buttons on 10/18, while Kevin plays hero. Chloe incriminates herself on 10/19. Hilary crosses the line at GC Buzz on 10/20. Victor confronts a new rival on 10/21.

SOD 10/17/16

Will Paul Bust Mariah? Mariah ends up in a tricky situation while trying to help Sharon dispatch Patty. It all begins with Sharon confiding in Mariah that Patty is threatening to blab the truth about Sully unless Sharon helps her escape from the institution. Mariah points out that the only way to take away Patty's leverage is for Sharon to come clean to Dylan. Sharon then shares her elaborate plan to get Patty out of the way for good. She will visit Patty and convince her to act even more delusional, so that she'll be transferred to another facility. Patty will believe that she'll be busted out en route, but instead, she'll land safely at a more secure sanitarium where, Sharon explains, no one will believe anything she says. Mariah suggests that she be the one to bamboozle Patty. Sharon agrees to let her daughter go in her stead and Mariah sets out for Stonevale. Later, Sharon learns that Paul is at the facility visiting his sister. Aware that he will be immediately suspicious if he runs into Mariah, Sharon sends a desperate text to warn her daughter - but Mariah has already put her cell phone aside to go through security. As Paul leaves the visiting room, he heads for the exit, where Mariah finally reclaims her phone and sees Sharon's text.

*Early Editions*

Victor questions Travis's loyalty. Abby makes a tough decision. Cane struggles to balance work with his personal life. Sharon fears she is being watched. Hilary and Devon find themselves in hot water.

Ratings for 9/12: 3.4

*Hot Plots Preview - Phyllis's New Plan For Jack*

Phyllis is trying to get her life back on track after being dumped by Jack, but her job as an office clerk is challenging. Phyllis believes her way to do that is to uncover what Jack may be planning for her, so she goes snooping in his office. As Phyllis is fiddling with Jack's computer, he suddenly enters and demands to know what she's doing. Phyllis claims she's dropping off an important file for him and departs. Jack then sits at his desk so he can write a confidential email. Unbeknownst to Jack, Phyllis is able to see what he is typing from her desk.

*1st Look*

Jill catches up with Abby and Travis. Billy makes an emotional visit.

Jill is forced to clean up Billy's latest mess on 10/10, while Cane struggles to balance work and family. Victor handles Adam's unfinished business on 10/11, while Billy meets Bella. Nick keeps a close eye on Sharon on 10/12. Ashley busts Phyllis on 10/14, while the launch of Brash & Sassy's new product hits a roadblock.

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