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Bid on a Set Tour of "The Young and the Restless" & Lunch with Eric Braeden for two in Los Angeles until Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 3 p.m. ET.

Visit the "Young and the Restless" Set in LA & Have Lunch with Greg Rikaart (Kevin). Bid until Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 3:08 p.m. ET.

Bid on a visit for two to the closed set of CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in LA until Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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 will begin 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.

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

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.

OLDER NEWS:

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" Bastůn 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 https://www.youtube.com/user/emmys/videos 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 http://siriouslydelicious.blogspot.com.

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, Amťlie 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 Rhondashear.com 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 12/12/16

Hilary Is Fired!

Being your wifeís boss is a tough job, which Devon learns firsthand when heís forced to fire Hilary from GC BUZZ. Hilaryís pink slip is set in motion when she edits Dylanís interview to make it as salacious as possible. She deletes his quotes supporting Sharon and discussing her difficulties with bipolar disorder, as well as his praise about how far sheís come. Devon walks in on Mariah railing at Hilary for twisting the entire interview and refusing to put Dylanís deleted quotes back in. Later, Hilary scrolls through her phone, reading the social media praise for her latest episode. Devon points out that the audience never saw Dylanís original interview, so they donít know that they were manipulated. Hilary calls out Devon on his hypocrisy, noting that Mariah was just as guilty of manipulation by trying to sway the audience in Dylanís favor. And there was no way she was going to let that traitor use her again. A furious Devon orders his wife to cut out any hint of scandal in the next episode of GC BUZZ. When Hilary balks, refusing to decimate her show, Devon announces that itís not her show anymore and fires her.

The Verdict Is In!

A crisis with Christian gives Sharon and Dylan hope in their quest to gain visitation rights to the little boy and leaves Nick in fear of losing his son. The child is hospitalized after wheezing and breaking out in a rash when he eats strawberries, a food heís highly allergic to. Nick is frustrated because he wasnít told about the allergy. However, Nick quickly realizes that the blame for what happened lies on him, too, because he never got the information. Faith persuades Nick to let Sharon and Dylan see Christian. Despite the restraining order Nick filed against them, he relents, and the group shares a nice moment comforting the child they all love. Unfortunately, it doesnít last long, because Nick ends up seeing Dylanís GC BUZZ interview about Christian. Christian is soon given a clean bill of health, and Nick is grateful to move on. Michael alerts Dylan and Sharon that all of this could work in their favor. Nick didnít ask the right questions regarding his son and isnít doing a good job of parenting. If they want to play that up, it could help their case. While Dylan and Sharon mull things over, Nickís made aware of the situation by Leslie and Victor. As Nick awaits the judgeís decision, heís scared. The group is then summoned to the courthouse, where the judge renders a verdict.

*Early Editions*

Victor reflects on his past. Victoria loses control. Devon pulls out all the stops for Hilary. Phyllis turns over a new leaf.

*Ratings for 11/7: 3.2

Margarita Franco returns on 12/7 as Mrs. Martinez, the Abbott housekeeper.

Tristan Rogers is back as Colin Atkinson!

*Hot Plots Preview - Lauren Has A Secret*

Black Friday sales figures at Fenmoreís arenít what Lauren was hoping for, but she downplays it to Michael because she is confident the situation will improve. Besides, itís a special weekend for the couple. Michael rents a suite at GCAC, but senses Lauren is still distracted. He reminds her that marriage is about sharing everything, for better or worse.

*1st Look*

Traci and Billy have a tree-trimming party. Cane undergoes physical therapy. Chelsea lets off some steam.

Chloe plays games with Kevin on 12/5. Travis crosses the line with Victoria on 12/6. Traciís plan to reunite her siblings backfires on 12/7. Jack is determined to punish Billy on 12/8. Dylan second-guesses himself on 12/9.

SOD 12/5/16

Dylan And Sharon vs. Nick In Court!

Nick and Dylan prepare to do battle at Christian's visitation hearing. Dylan is convinced that he and Sharon are doing the right thing and hopes to let a judge decide. When Dylan informs Sharon that Michael is stopping by, she freaks, thinking Christine has changed her mind and is about to press charges against her. Dylan reassures his wife that it's not happening. He just wants to talk to Michael about representing them in a civil action to pursue visitation rights. Michael arrives and warns the couple that it's one thing to sue for visitation, but going up against Nick means taking on Victor, too. When Sharon is called away on business, Michael takes the opportunity to get real with Dylan. Michael tells him his chances for visitation would be better if Sharon wasn't part of the lawsuit.

* Early Editions *

Lauren keeps a secret from Michael. Traci is determined to reunite her siblings. Victor smells trouble. Chelsea puts Sharon on notice.

* Ratings for 10/31: 3.4

Janzy Paraiso appears on 11/30 as Leah.

Karishma Ahluwalla appears on 12/1 as Louise.

* Hot Plots Preview - Will Billy Spill The Beans? *

Victoria and Travis's engagement weighs heavily on Billy, who starts second guessing his decision to keep quiet about Travis sleeping with Michelle. Jill suspects something is amiss when she meets with Billy after interviewing Travis for Brash & Sassy. When Billy tries to evade the subject of Travis, Jill becomes suspicious. Billy takes his mother's words to heart and realizes what needs to be done.

* 1st Look *

Leslie stands by Nick in court. Lily helps Cane get ready for work.

Victor knocks Travis down a notch on 11/28. Nick prepares for battle on 11/29. Nikki and Victor have a difference of opinion over family ties on 11/30. Neil urges Jack to make a change in his life on 12/1, while Phyllis is hopeful about the future. An emergency with Christian changes everything on 12/2.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) is featured in the Take Five interview this week!

SOD 11/28/16

Billy Tries to Make Amends With Jack!

Thanksgiving paves the way for Billy to try to make peace with his estranged brother, Jack. And Phyllis, of all people, is the one who sets the whole thing in motion when she and Billy end up side by side doling out food to the homeless at Crimson Lights. The pair starts chatting about their holiday plans, and Billy assumes Phyllis will be meeting up with Summer. Phyllis explains that her daughter will be dividing her time between the Abbotts and the Newmans, while she doesn't belong at either gathering. Phyllis then asks what Billy will be up to and wonders about Jack, concerned that her ex will be spending the day alone, since Ashley and Traci canceled their plans with him. Phyllis suggests that Billy go to the cabin to try to mend fences with Jack. Billy doesn't see the point, but takes Phyllis's suggestion to heart. Billy gets a takeout bag filled with turkey and all the trimmings, heads up to the cabin, and rings the doorbell. Jack opens the door, surprised to find his estranged brother standing there.

*Early Editions*

Dylan will stop at nothing to stay in Sully's life. Chloe makes a huge mistake. Jill can't shake her suspicions about Travis. Hilary relishes her position of power at GC Buzz. Victor forces Nikki to choose sides.

Ratings for 10/24: 3.4

Judith Chapman returns on 12/21 as Gloria Bardwell.

Erika Girardi appears on 12/15 as Farrah Dubose.

Aileen Quinn appears on 12/23 as a Christmas caroler.

Dax Randall appears on 11/22 as Moses Winters, Neil's son.

*Hot Plots Preview - Travis Proposes To Victoria*

Travis drops to one knee and proposes to Victoria, stunning both her and Billy, who is watching from afar. Travis feels it's time to take the next step in their relationship, but Victoria isn't quite so sure. And, of course, Victoria doesn't know what's really prompting Travis's sudden proposal: the fact that he cheated on her with his ex, Michelle.

*1st Look*

Nick channels his inner pilgrim.

Abby and Jack spring into action.

Sharon confronts Chelsea about her feelings for Nick on 11/21, while Devon faces an ethical dilemma. Hilary shows her true colors on 11/22. The residents of Genoa City put their differences aside to celebrate Thanksgiving on 11/23.

*Split Decision*

Dylan Makes A Shocking Move That Pushes Sharon To Her Breaking Point!

Faith decides she wants to live with Nick and confesses to Dylan that she doesn't want to be around Sharon right now. Dylan supports the little girl's decision and takes Faith to her father's. Sharon panics when she discovers Faith has already moved and sees it as the ultimate betrayal from Dylan that he supported Faith's decision to go. After an argument with his wife, Dylan heads to the station and stays all night. When he returns the next morning, Dylan finds his wife eager to make amends. Sharon apologizes for kicking him out of the house, acknowledging that it's been just as painful for him as it's been for her to say goodbye to Christian and have Faith decide to live with Nick. She can't bear to lose Dylan, too, and begs for forgiveness. Dylan responds by pulling Sharon into an embrace. The couple's warm moment is interrupted when Nikki arrives at the door. Needless to say, the tension between Dylan's mom and his wife is thick. Nikki mentions how hard this holiday will be on Dylan and suggests he join the family for dinner at the Newman ranch, noting that Nick will be there with Christian. Sharon immediately realizes that the invitation doesn't include her, which Nikki confirms. An angry Sharon blasts Nikki for asking Dylan to choose his mother over his wife and storms off. Meanwhile, Nikki is appalled by Sharon's behavior, trying to make her out to be the villain when Sharon's the one who betrayed her son. Dylan respectfully declines Nikki's invitation, noting that it would be awkward and tense with Nick and Christian there. After Nikki leaves, Sharon reappears and admits she shouldn't have gone off like that. Nikki just got under her skin, stirring things up just as she and Dylan were making up. She was hoping they could spend Thanksgiving together. To Sharon's surprise, Dylan agrees to do exactly that, and the pair heads over to Chelsea's penthouse to spend the day with Chloe, Mariah and some friends. As fate would have it, Nick arrives at the penthouse with Christian to pick up Chelsea, who agreed to have Thanksgiving with him and his family at the Newman ranch. The trio are about to make their exit, when they open the door to find Sharon and Dylan standing there. Dylan and Sharon want to savor the moment of accidentally running into the little boy they raised from birth, but Nick won't allow it. Nick proceeds to walk out the door without giving Dylan or Sharon so much as a minute with the little boy, stunning both of them. Nick and Christian's abrupt exit leaves Sharon and Dylan overwhelmed. Dylan isn't going to stand for it and it prompts him to make a shocking decision.


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