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January 4, 2021
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are preparing for a fun crossover event in which Y&R's Summer Newman (Hunter King) heads to L.A. to get the scoop on Sally (Courtney Hope), while B&B's Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Flo (Katrina Bowden) head to Genoa City.
January 4, 2021
As great as it would be if The Young and the Restless alum Daniel Goddard (ex-Cane Ashby) joined Days of our Lives, it turns out that the "news" that he's been cast as E.J. DiMera stemmed from a big misunderstanding.
January 5, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Jordi Vilasuso (Rey Rosales) opens up about his character's marriage to Sharon (Sharon Case), who comes with a whole lotta baggage in the form of Genoa City exes.
January 5, 2021
Passions' alum Dana Sparks (ex-Grace Bennett/Faith Standish) has joined The Young and the Restless in a new role connected to Chelsea's (Melissa Claire Egan) medical storyline.
January 6, 2021
The Young and the Restless is kicking of 2021 with the return of Judith Chapman in the role of Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Michael's (Christian LeBlanc) mom, Gloria Fisher.
January 6, 2021
Daytime veteran Eva LaRue (Celeste Rosales, The Young and the Restless; ex-Maria Santos, All My Children) reveals that she and her daughter, Kaya, are currently recovering from coronavirus.
January 6, 2021
All My Children alums Jacob Young (ex-J.R. Chandler) and Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) discuss the primetime revival of the ABC soap opera, a secret project for which they recently reunited, and more on Young's podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young.
January 11, 2021
Former The Young and the Restless star Loren Lott (ex-Ana Hamilton) shares that she just wrapped a film directed by Ambitions star Robin Givens, who previously guest-starred on The Bold and the Beautiful as Dr. Phillips.
January 13, 2021
Actress Dana Sparks was incredibly nervous about taking on her new role as The Young and the Restless' Dr. Cavett, but the Passions alum reports that the experience has been an utter delight.
January 14, 2021
It takes a bad girl to recognize a bad girl, and The Young and the Restless' Hunter King says that her alter ego, Summer Newman, definitely has Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) sussed out -- and it's actually got her shaking!
January 14, 2021
Mishael Morgan opens up about playing Amanda's adoption storyline and thanks fans of The Young and the Restless for their heartfelt comments about her performance.
January 18, 2020
Redaric Williams (ex-Tyler Michaelson, The Young and the Restless) romances a divorcée in Don't Waste Your Pretty, a romantic comedy film headed to TV One this February.
January 20, 2021
Former daytime writers Charles Pratt Jr. and Tracey Thomson open up about the soapy elements of their Disney series, The Secrets of Sulphur Springs, plus they reveal their favorite soap opera storylines -- and what they would have done differently as writers for General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and All My Children.
January 20, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Faith Newman is veering off the rails in a coming-of-age story that's set to get a lot more emotional in the weeks ahead. Portrayer Alyvia Alyn Lind opens up about the fictional teen's alcohol issues -- and what her real-life parents think about her tackling such serious subject matter.
January 25, 2021
Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning composer Perry Botkin Jr., best known for The Young and the Restless' ''Nadia's Theme,'' has passed away at age 87.
January 26, 2021
In a move that Don Diamont says "took [him] by surprise," his The Bold and the Beautiful character, Bill Spencer, is taking part in the crossover storyline with The Young and the Restless and will be heading to Genoa City.
January 26, 2021
Screen legend Nichelle Nichols (ex-Lucinda Winters, The Young and the Restless) is bringing her groundbreaking career to a close with the Star Trek origin story Renegades: Ominara, and she and American Idol star Loren Lott (ex-Ana Hamilton, Y&R) will be sharing the role of the title character.
January 27, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Melissa Claire Egan says that Chelsea is getting closer and closer to her breaking point, and "bad things" are around the corner for Sharon (Sharon Case) and Adam (Mark Grossman).
January 29, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Tyler Johnson is heading back to the CBS soap opera as Theo Vanderway, who left Genoa City for Paris back in December 2020.
January 29, 2021
Tricia Cast is once more reprising her role as The Young and the Restless' Nina Webster and will be back on fans' screens really soon!
January 31, 2021
In a surprising move, The Young and the Restless has opted to release Donny Boaz from the show. The actor, who made his debut as Chance Chancellor in November 2019, discussed his exit on social media
February 3, 2021
The nominations are out for the 2021 Writers Guild Awards, and NBC's Days of our Lives and ABC's General Hospital will be vying for the win in the Daytime Drama category.
February 12, 2021
Valentine's Day makes a lot of men shudder, but not The Bold and the Beautiful's Don Diamont (Bill Spencer), who shares that he loves pulling out all the stops for the romantic holiday.
February 15, 2021
Soap stars Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, General Hospital) and Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra, The Young and the Restless/The Bold and the Beautiful) are thrilled to share that they now call each other fiancéés!
February 16, 2021
Kyle Abbott's past is about to catch up with him! The Young and the Restless has cast Elizabeth Leiner as Tara Locke, Kyle's former fling and possibly the mother of his child.
February 19, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Sasha Calle (Lola Rosales) has acting talents of steel and just nabbed the role of Supergirl in the upcoming DC Comics superhero film The Flash.
February 19, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Sasha Calle (Lola Rosales) has acting talents of steel and just nabbed the role of Supergirl in the upcoming DC Comics superhero film The Flash.
February 20, 2021
The nominees for the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards include the beauty teams from CBS soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
March 1, 2021
There's a new writer penning the lives of Genoa City residents. The Young and the Restless has added Susan Banks, a former CBS promotions director, to its writing staff.
March 2, 2021
Several cast members from The Young and the Restless recited Maya Angelou's "Equality" in a powerful black and white video to honor Women's History Month and Black History Month.
March 2, 2021
If you've wondered if the repeated mentions of Ashland Locke meant the character might soon pop up on-screen, the answer is yes. And now we know which soap vet will play the role.
March 2, 2021
Netflix has invited sisters Joey King and Hunter King (Summer Newman, The Young and the Restless) to participate in its cake-off reality series, Nailed It: Double Trouble.
March 8, 2021
The Child's Play reboot series Chucky has chosen Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman, The Young and the Restless) as one of its four teen leads, along with Zackary Arthur, Teo Briones, and Björgvin Arnarson.
March 9, 2021
With things quickly heating up between Jack and Sally on The Young and the Restless, Courtney Hope reveals the one thing that her Genoa City alter ego has on her mind: real, long-lasting love!
March 10, 2021
The Young and the Restless viewers are about to meet power-hungry businessman Ashland Locke, who portrayer Richard Burgi says LOVES poking the inner souls of Genoa City residents.
March 11, 2021
Not sure what to think about The Young and the Restless' Tara Locke? Portrayer Elizabeth Leiner shares what viewers can expect from Kyle's (Michael Mealor) "fiercely protective" mom and why Tara is with a power-hungry maniac like Ashland (Richard Burgi).
March 12, 2021
ABC has set the cast for Adopted, a single-camera comedy pilot, and it includes The Young and the Restless' Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa Sierras).
March 22, 2021
Tear-jerker Disney+ film Crater is set to feature The Young and the Restless' Mckenna Grace (ex-Faith Newman) as a girl who explores a crater on a moon colony.
March 22, 2021
Michael Graziadei (ex-Daniel Romalotti, The Young and the Restless) announced that his next role will be father to twins: "We in trouble!"
March 25, 2021
On the cusp of turning 80, Eric Braeden opens up about when he'll be retiring from his role as The Young and the Restless' Victor Newman.
March 26, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Ptosha Storey reveals the real reason why Naya wants Amanda's help
March 29, 2021
Watch the cast of The Young and the Restless thank fans as the CBS soap opera celebrates its 48th anniversary.
March 29, 2021
Smack in the middle of a huge story, Faith Newman is being recast on The Young and the Restless! Meet Reylynn Caster, who will be taking over for Alyvia Alyn Lind.
March 30, 2019
Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott, The Young and the Restless; ex-Kristen DiMera, Days of our Lives) snags Supporting Actress award for her role in 7 Days to Vegas.
March 31, 2021
The Young and the Restless has cast actor Jack Landron as Amanda's (Mishael Morgan) grandpa, Sutton Ames.
March 31, 2021
The Young and the Restless has cast actor Jack Landron as Amanda's (Mishael Morgan) grandpa, Sutton Ames.
April 1, 2021
Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) sheds light on why The Young and the Restless has been delving back into Sharon and Adam (Mark Grossman) territory.
April 6, 2021
The Young and the Restless has put out a casting call for an all-American "playful, roguish adventurer" leading man. So, who's coming to Genoa City?
April 6, 2021
Jacob Aaron Gaines is honored to play The Young and the Restless' Moses Winters as it allows him to show fans a little piece of the character's father, Neil (Kristoff St. John).
April 6, 2021
A huge congratulations to Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson, The Young and the Restless; ex-Annie Novak, All My Children), who just announced that she is pregnant!
April 6, 2021
Soap beauty Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) is thrilled to announce the launch of her first jewelry collection.
April 15, 2021
The Bold and the Beautiful's Karla Mosley (ex-Maya Avant) has been tapped to temporarily take over for Mishael Morgan in the role of The Young and the Restless' Amanda Sinclair.
April 16, 2021
ABC's The Rookie has cast Jason Canela (ex-Arturo Rosales, The Young and the Restless) in the recurring role of entitled, wannabe criminal mastermind Cesar Madrigal.
April 17, 2021
The Young and the Restless is bringing Leigh-Ann Rose back as Amanda's (Mishael Morgan/Karla Mosley) half-sister, Imani Benedict.
April 22, 2021
After taking a brief leave of absence due to an eye injury, The Young and the Restless' Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair) is back filming at the CBS soap opera.
April 23, 2021
Luke Kleintank (ex-Noah Newman, The Young and the Restless) stars opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Good Neighbor, which sounds like the hit-and-run story currently playing out on The Bold and the Beautiful.
April 29, 2021
Soap alum Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless; ex-Fox Crane, Passions) plays a cop-turned-murderer in the thriller A Lot of Nothing, which also stars Y'lan Noel and Cleopatra Coleman.
May 1, 2021
The CW's All American has tapped Donny Boaz (ex-Chance Chancellor, The Young and the Restless) to appear in a handful of episodes.
May 3, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Sharon Case (Sharon Newman) opens up about the tense May Sweeps storyline that sees Faith (Reylynn Caster) fighting for her life and the family chasing down the one person who can save her: Adam (Mark Grossman)!
May 10, 2021
CBS soap favorite Karla Mosley (Amanda Sinclair, The Young and the Restless; ex-Maya Avant, The Bold and the Beautiful) is expecting her second child.
May 10, 2021
With a budding relationship with her father on the line, Days of our Lives' Gwen (Emily O'Brien) has a major reason to stop being so evil and manipulative -- but will she?
May 20, 2021
The Young and the Restless is set to celebrate Kristoff St. John and his beloved character, Neil Winters, with a very special episode that includes a Genoa City walking tour and flashback moments.
May 24, 2021
A Family Matters reunion will be happening on The Young and the Restless! Telma Hopkins has joined the CBS soap opera and will share scenes with her former sitcom son, Bryton James (Devon Hamilton).
May 24, 2021
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) previewed this year's 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards by announcing the nominees in two categories.
May 25, 2021
Eric Braeden shares his thoughts on the "fraught" relationship between The Young and the Restless' father/son pair Victor and Adam.
May 25, 2021
Netflix has cast The Parent Trap and Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan (ex-Alli Fowler, Another World) in a romantic Christmas film dreamed up by soap opera alum Michael Damian (ex-Danny Romalotti, The Young and the Restless).
May 28, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) is thrilled to be honored with an Emmy nomination, despite being "shocked and disappointed" about a snub very close to home.
May 27, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Alyvia Alyn Lind (ex-Faith Newman) opens up about playing the emotional material that led to her Emmy nomination and how being recognized for her work is "icing on a really delicious chocolate cake."
June 1, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) chats with Soap Central about reuniting with his Family Matters mother, Telma Hopkins, who just joined the soap as private investigator Denise Tolliver.
June 9, 2021
Guess who's returning to Genoa City later this month? The Bold and the Beautiful's Eric Forrester (John McCook), who will be visiting Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) on The Young and the Restless.
June 21, 2021
Daytime fans who also love true crime are in for a treat. The Young and the Restless' Donny Boaz (ex-Chance Chancellor) will be appearing in The Staircase, an HBO series about the mysterious death of Kathleen Peterson.
June 22, 2021
The Young and the Restless is bringing Dr. Ben "Stitch" Rayburn back to Genoa City, with Sean Carrigan set to reprise the role very, VERY soon.
June 22, 2021
Catch Emily O'Brien (Gwen Rizczech, Days of our Lives; ex-Jana Hawkes, The Young and the Restless) in Glint, a film that stars her as a single mother struggling with mental illness.
June 21, 2021
The traditional Daytime Emmy Awards Leading Ladies Lunch resumed this year, with Heather Tom (Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) hosting this year's Lead Actress contenders.
June 25, 2021
The 48th Annual Daytime Emmys were handed out on June 25, 2021, in a hybrid virtual and in-person ceremony broadcast on CBS. The ceremony looked much closer to those of years past and once again served as a celebration of all that daytime has to offer.
June 25, 2021
48th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: General Hospital's Max Gail and The Young and the Restless' Marla Adams won this year's Supporting Actor and Actress crowns.
June 25, 2021
48th Annual Daytime Emmys coverage: The Young and the Restless' writers added to their record-setting tally, while General Hospital's Directing Team scored back-to-back wins.
June 28, 2021
NATAS has apologized for misidentifying The Young and the Restless' Marguerite Ray (Mamie Johnson) as Veronica Redd during the In Memoriam segment that aired during the Daytime Emmy Awards.
July 7, 2021
The Young and the Restless' co-executive producer and head writer, Josh Griffith, opens up about the "love, hope, and mystery" that earned the show an Outstanding Writing Team trophy at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards.
July 8, 2021
Stalled contract talks have reportedly prompted Hunter King (Summer Newman) and Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott) to leave The Young and the Restless, bringing Skyle to an end -- for now.
July 9, 2021
Passionflix just dropped the trailer for Driven Season 2, featuring Charles Shaughnessy (ex-Shane Donovan, Days of our Lives) alongside Michael Roark (ex-Travis Crawford, The Young and the Restless).
July 12, 2021
Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott) has confirmed that his time on The Young and the Restless has come to an end. The actor joined Y&R in 2018.
July 13, 2021
The Young and the Restless has chosen a pretty zany way to write Chelsea off the canvas while portrayer Melissa Claire Egan takes her maternity leave, but at least the wacky story leaves room for the character to make appearances during Egan's break.
July 14, 2021
The Young and the Restless is set to feature the country star sisters of Tigirlily, who come to Genoa City in connection with Devon Hamilton's (Bryton James) record label.
July 16, 2021
Days of our Lives' Greg Vaughan will be in and right back out of Salem, with Eric Brady's short return meant to send storylines spinning in different directions. But will Eric come back after the dust settles?
July 21, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Leigh-Ann Rose teases that Imani Benedict is a wild card who's gonna stir up lots of trouble for Nate (Sean Dominic), Amanda (Mishael Morgan), and everyone in between.
July 27, 2021
The Young and the Restless has decided to keep Dr. Ben "Stitch" Rayburn on the canvas longer than expected, and portrayer Sean Carrigan is thrilled.
July 26, 2021
Soap stars hosted a baby shower for Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson, The Young and the Restless; ex-Annie Lavery, All My Children), who is expecting her first child this August.
August 1, 2021
Mishael Morgan is mourning the death of her grandmother, a woman Morgan praised for her "power, wisdom, and love."
August 9, 2021
The Young and the Restless is once again calling on Family Matters' Telma Hopkins to appear as investigator Denise Tolliver, who returns to help Devon (Bryton James) with a favor. Plus, get the scoop on the actress' offbeat NBC pilot, Dangerous Moms.
August 11, 2021
The other shoe has now dropped. Though widely -- but unofficially -- known for more than a month, there is now confirmation that Hunter King has exited her role as Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless.
August 11, 2021
The Bold and the Beautiful's Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer) and The Young and the Restless' Kelly Kruger (ex-Mackenzie Browning) are expecting their second child: "We are so excited about this new addition!"
August 12, 2021
John James, husband to The Young and the Restless' Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) for 40 years, has passed away. The Grief Institute founder had been diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year.
August 20, 2021
In lawsuit filed this week against CBS and Sony Pictures Television, The Young and the Restless showrunner Anthony Morina has been accused of sexually harassing an actress who appeared on the show.
August 24, 2021
Actor Peter Porte (ex-Ricky Williams, The Young and the Restless) is heading to Peacock's Days of our Lives spinoff, Beyond Salem, which debuts in early September.
August 28, 2021
The stars have to align just right for something to go viral on social media. But in true Victor Newman fashion, the Genoa City mogul trended on Twitter without lifting a finger.
August 30, 2021
Summer Newman and Kyle Abbott are heading home! Portrayers Hunter King and Michael Mealor are set to return to The Young and the Restless. But does this mean Skyle is back for good?
August 31, 2021
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher, The Young and the Restless; ex-Anjelica Deveraux, Days of our Lives) will star in The Guys, a play by Anne Nelson about the aftereffects of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
September 7, 2021
It's double the fun for Michael Graziadei (ex-Daniel Romalotti, The Young and the Restless), who has welcomed twin sons with his partner, Lauren.
September 7, 2021
The Young and the Restless alum Zach Tinker (ex-Fenmore Baldwin) discusses joining Days of our Lives' spinoff series Beyond Salem, for which he was chosen as a recast for Freddie Smith in the role of Sonny Kiriakis. Chandler Massey (Will Horton) also chimes in with his opinion on the major recast.
September 9, 2021
This Is Us star Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless; ex-Fox Crane, Passions) and director/executive producer Ken Olin have optioned the rights to Jeffery Deaver's 2019 thriller novel, The Never Game.
September 10, 2021
The Young and the Restless is bringing Jamison Jones (ex-Dr. Warren Kirk/Brady Bevin, General Hospital; ex-Bill Brick, Days of our Lives) to Genoa City as a lawyer with information on Ashland's (Richard Burgi) past.
September 13, 2021
Kate Linder (Esther Valentine, The Young and the Restless) is currently in the hospital after sustaining an injury while helping to care for her mother.
September 15, 2021
Original cast member Janice Lynde will be returning to The Young and the Restless next month. The actress was last spotted in Genoa City in 2018.
September 15, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Jessica Collins (ex-Avery Clark) promised that fans would have a seriously good time watching her new Apple TV+ series, Acapulco, and she sure wasn't kidding!
September 16, 2021
Fans are sending love to Max Page (ex-Reed Hellstrom, The Young and the Restless), who is back in the hospital for issues related to his congenital heart defect.
September 17, 2021
The Young and the Restless star Cait Fairbanks reveals that rough waters are ahead for Tessa and Mariah, but she praises that the drama represents "true inclusion."
September 17, 2021
Having wrapped his brief return as The Young and the Restless' Stitch Rayburn, Sean Carrigan can now be found on a charming new Netflix series starring Julie Delpy and Elisabeth Shue.
September 23, 2021
Peter Bergman reveals that The Young and the Restless' Jack Abbott is in the midst of an unprecedented romantic situation that could leave the character single for a long, long while.
September 30, 2021
Beloved actor Michal Tylo (ex-Quinton Chamberlain, Guiding Light; ex-Rick and Blade Bladeson, The Young and the Restless) has passed away. The Michigan native was 73.
October 11, 2021
THIS WEEK: Hunter King and Michael Mealor return to The Young and the Restless
The Young and the Restless' Summer and Kyle will surprise their family at Victoria and Ashland's wedding this week, with portrayers Hunter King and Michael Mealor set to appear beginning Tuesday.
October 15, 2021
Y&R's Thad Luckinbill boards star-studded crime thriller Reptile
The Netflix crime thriller Reptile has cast The Young and the Restless' Thad Luckinbill (ex-J.T. Hellstrom) opposite Benicio Del Toro, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone, Frances Fisher, and more.
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