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March 26, 2017, was the 44th anniversary of Y&R.

Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  Click here for the list of nominees.

Bid on a Walk-On Role on "The Young and the Restless" in LA until Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4 p.m. ET.

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.

Amelia Heinle (Victoria) & Thad Luckinbill are divorcing after 10 years. They have two children together, son Thad Jr., 9, and daughter Georgia, 7.

Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) launched a guide for losing weight and becoming fit at The online program offers tips, recipes and products to purchase to help achieve a healthier lifestyle. There's also a VIP Club to join that offers more benefits, such as weekly webinars with Burton and other fitness celebrities.

Y&R debuted a glamorous new opening with its cast on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Check out one of the versions here.

The pre-nom results were announced on January 25 with 10 in each category moving forward to Blue Ribbon voting for which actors can submit 20 minutes from up to 4 episodes. The final nominations will be announced on Wednesday, March 22. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards show will be on Friday, April 28 while the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 both at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Steve Burton (ex-Dylan, Y&R; ex-Jason, GH) & Derk Cheetwood (Max, GH) have launched a new business called where people can sign up for audio coaching lessons, learn how to avoid common mistakes, and become working and thriving actors in Hollywood.

Justin Hartley (ex-Adam) talks about getting shirtless, on "Access Hollywood."

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. Their new material began airing on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.


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.

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.

Y&R celebrated 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 fiancé 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 4/3/17

Nick And Chelsea Bust Chloe!

Even after Nick shares his suspicion that Chloe is behind planting the tracking device in Connor's stuffed dinosaur, Chelsea has her doubts. Still, Chelsea agrees with Nick that they need to confront Chloe. When Chloe shows up, she's on a high from just getting engaged to Kevin and after she shares her news, Chelsea genuinely gets swept up in the excitement. Nick interrupts the celebration and Chelsea realizes they need to get back to the task at hand. He then presents the GPS device he found and Chloe has to cover her panic. When Chloe asks what Nick is holding, Chelsea calmly explains it's a tracker that was found in Connor's toy. Chloe then wonders how it got there and Nick wants Chloe to tell them.

*Early Editions*

Nick goes behind Chelsea's back.

Ravi confides in Phyllis.

Cane's plan to cover his track backfires.

Mariah receives a shocking proposition.

Sharon's loyalty is tested.

*Ratings for 2/27: 3.2

Marla Adams returns on 5/3 as Dina Mergeron, the disgraced Abbott family matriarch.

Ben Hermes returns on 4/17 as Benjamin Hochman.

*Hot Plots Preview - Jordan Kisses Hilary*

When Devon remarks that Jordan seems to be moving in on Hilary rather quickly, the photographer counters that she's none of Devon's business anymore. Jordan arrives at the photo studio but as the shoot progresses, he observes that something isn't quite right with Hilary. An uncharacteristically vulnerable Hilary admits to feeling insecure, so Jordan boldly kisses her.

*1st Look*

Gloria confronts Mariah at GC Buzz.

Reed and Victoria do the bump.

Victor is ready for Scott to repay his debt on 3/27, while Abby is sabotaged at Newman Enterprises. Devon sets his sights on someone new on 3/28. Cane continues to question Juliet about their trip to Tokyo on 3/30. Kevin is thrown a curveball on 3/31.

Mishael Morgan (Hilary) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 3/27/17

Billy And Victoria Uncover Jack And Gloria's Secret!

Victoria visits GC Buzz and asks Mariah for the footage of Ms. Newman's most recent interview on the gossip show so she can use it for a promotional reel to entice a potential Brash & Sassy client. Mariah agrees to help and brings up digital files on a computer. She finds what Victoria wants, and as Mariah is downloading the piece on a thumb drive, Victoria spots another file on the screen titled Jabot-Clarissa-Harassment. When she asks about it, Mariah says it was an interview that never aired in its entirety. Victoria secretly wonders if Jack is connected to the sexual harassment case. When Mariah is called away, Victoria quickly downloads the Clarissa file and leaves. At Brash & Sassy, Victoria tells Billy about the uniquely named file she found that most likely has to do with Jack. When Billy and Victoria watch the video, they're shocked to see that Gloria is being interviewed, and further stunned when she accuses Jack of sexual harassment. Billy is eager to march right into Jabot and confront his brother with the evidence of wrongdoing, but Victoria has something else in mind.

*Early Editions*

Sharon confides in Scott.

Victor looks to the future.

Devon confronts Jordan about his intentions toward Hilary.

Neil makes a power move.

Cane receives shocking news.

*Ratings for 2/20: 3.2

*Hot Plots Preview - Kevin Proposes To Chloe*

Kevin confides in Michael that he's planning to pop the question to Chloe. Kevin instructs Chloe to get dolled up and meet him at Top of the Tower. She arrives and is surprised by the setup of flowers and champagne, yet she's clueless to Kevin's intentions. Chloe finds out when Kevin asks her to be his wife and she's stunned.

*1st Look*

Jordan and Lily do some web browsing.
Chloe has a wild night out with Kevin and Scott.
Victoria has it in the bag.

Billy stirs up old feelings for Victoria on 3/20, while Jack encourages Hilary to fight dirty. Lily worries about Jordan's interest in Hilary on 3/21, while Chelsea and Nick struggle to move forward. Victoria fights back on 3/22. Victoria and Billy take care of unfinished business on 3/23, while Sharon connects with Scott. Nick demands answers from Chelsea on 3/24, while Devon cuts ties with Hilary.

SOD 3/20/17

Big Trouble For Cane And Lily!

With Juliet's help, Cane is able to lock down overseas distributors for Brash & Sassy - and is thrilled about it. Juliet and Cane go out on the town in Tokyo, where she plays tour guide for her drinking buddy. The next morning, a hungover Cane is awakened in his hotel room by the ringing of his cell phone. He sees that Lily is calling and groggily answers. He is in shock when he finds an earring in his bed and has no clue how it got there. Cane then flashes back to Juliet wearing the earrings, but she's nowhere to be found. Now, Cane is determined to find out just what happened. Meanwhile, Lily is at the GCAC, modeling for Brash & Sassy in a wedding fair, and having a great time. Lily is touching up her makeup in a private suite when a stranger enters and requests a selfie with her. Lily politely informs the man that he needs to return downstairs, but when she starts to show him out, he blocks her from getting past him.

*Early Editions*

Jill makes an important decision.

Cane's trip takes an unexpected turn.

Mariah makes a bold move.

Gloria covers her tracks.

Neil receives an interesting offer.

*Ratings for 2/13: 3.2

Yvette Nicole Brown returns on 3/14 as Lois Thompson!

Alexander Carroll appears on 3/13 and 3/14 as Don, a stranger causing trouble.

Cait Fairbanks debuts on 3/24 as Tessa Porter, a free-spirited singer.

*Hot Plots Preview - New Man For Phyllis?*

Lauren tries to persuade Scott to join her and Michael at the opera, but when the young man declines, his mom becomes concerned about his emotional well-being. Lauren makes a quick phone call to Phyllis, who shows up under the pretense that only she can update the Fenmore's app on Lauren's computer. After the Baldwins leave, Scott declares that he's too old for a babysitter.

*1st Look*

Jill shows off a new bauble to Nikki.

Michael scans the crowd during a night at the opera.

Cane smells victory on 3/13, while Billy surprises Victoria and Devon has second thoughts about divorcing Hilary. Lauren enlists Phyllis's help with a special assignment on 3/14, while Ravi steps up to the plate for Ashley. Jack sets ground rules with Gloria on 3/15, while Reed and Victoria struggle for control and Jill confides in Nikki.

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