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The Young and the Restless television show centers on the members of the town of Genoa City, Wisconsin. Genoa City does exist, but it is nothing like the one on the show. This daytime show is one of ABC's most popular soap operas. Originally titled The Innocent Years, the show was later changed to The Young and the Restless; it seemed to fit the mood of the seventies better. It took 540 people to audition before the final 13 were chosen. These 13 were the youngest actors and actresses ever to be cast on a soap opera.

At the start, the soap opera focused on two families, one of which was rich, and the other of the working class. The original families were written out of the show, and two new families took their place. The only characters that stayed were those of Jill Foster Abbot, played by Jess Walton, and Katherine Chancellor, played by Jeanne Cooper. The feud between them brought them together and pulled them apart.

The families on the show are the Chancellors, the Abbots, the Williams, and the Newmans. The lives of these families are intertwining, as they marry and divorce, moving from one family to the next. Jill, who had an affair with Katherine's husband, marries John Abbot and has his son Billy. When dating John, Jill has an affair with John's grown son, Jack. This causes a rift in John and Jack's relationship, which is later repaired, reuniting the father and son. John Abbot was played by Jerry Douglas until the death of John Abbot, leaving Jill a rich widow. Jack is played by Peter Bergman.

Victor Newman, played by Eric Braeden, the richest man on the show, is also the most powerful. Victor has a relationship with Nikki Reed, whom he later marries. Nikki Reed, played by Melody Thomas Scott, was a stripper; Victor turns her into a lady of grace and power. Ashley Abbot, played by Eileen Davidson, has an affair with Victor, causing hatred between her and Nikki. Victor bounces back and forth between Nikki and Ashley as the two ladies try to outdo each other. Ashley gets pregnant with Victor's child so the two marry, yet when Ashley aborts the child, Victor goes back to Nikki.

Ashley Abbot along with being Victor's other woman, and then wife, is also the daughter of John Abbot and the sister of Jack Abbot. She works for her father who owns Jabot Cosmetics, a company that Victor tries to take over. The fight over the company also makes rivalries between the Abbots and the Newmans.

Although the main characters of the show seem to be Ashley, Jill, Victor, Jack, and Katherine other characters come in to enhance not only the show but also the characters. Families grow and decrease as members are born, die, marry, and divorce. As the original characters age their children are taking center stage. The show deals with the problems of parents dealing with children along with dealing with ex-family members. Children are born, children die, children being kidnapped, children turn against family, and families turn against children, yet in the end they realize that they are family and families stick together.

The Young and the Restless seems to describe the people on the show. They are young and they seem restless as they go about their lives. For some of the characters it seems they are never satisfied, so they search for ways to antagonize others. Other characters seem always to be the ones trying to keep the peace.

Over the years, The Young and the Restless has won numerous Daytime Emmy Awards. They received the award for Outstanding Drama Series seven times. They have also received awards for younger actress, younger actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. They were also the first soap opera to be broadcast in high definition. The Young and the Restless has been on television longer than any other soap opera so they must be doing something right.

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March 26, 1973
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The Young and the Restless Full Episode Guide

  • An emergency with Christian changes everything.

  • Neil urges Jack to return to the foundation.

  • Victoria demands the truth from Travis.

  • Jill urges Billy to come clean with Victoria.

  • Chloe takes a big risk to help a friend.

  • The series airs its 11,000th epidsode. Co-creator Lee Phillip Bell makes a cameo. Nikki stands by Victor; Neil revisits his past; Paul and Christine receive a pleasant surprise; Chelsea and Adam make plans for the future.

  • The residents of Genoa City put their differences aside to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  • Jack marks his first holiday without Phyllis.

  • Sharon confronts Chelsea about her feelings for Nick.

  • Victoria is forced to make a life changing decision.

  • Traci Abbott visits Genoa City.

  • Sharon's fate lies in Nick's hands.

  • Sharon's decision to take her story public ends in disaster.

  • Jack wants Phyllis to leave town.

  • Jack plots to get Phyllis out of his life.

  • Noah stands up for Sharon.

  • Victor covers his tracks at Newman Enterprises.

  • Nick begins a new life with Christian.

  • Sharon and Dylan are determined to remain in Christian's life.

  • Cane's attempt to improve his family life backfires.

  • Nick and Dylan face off, Billy stumbles upon surprising information, and Jack takes a new direction in his plot against Victor. (TV-14 D)

  • Chloe puts the brakes on her relationship with Kevin.

  • The truth about Christian is revealed! (TV-14 D)

  • Victor questions Travis about targeting his family.

  • Nick loses control, Kevin reaches out to an old friend, and Ashley corners Jack! (TV-14 D, L)

  • Sharon is forced to visit Patty, Nikki bonds with Neil, and Mariah makes a power move. (TV-14 D)

  • Patty plays a dangerous game, Dylan wants answers from Mariah, and Chelsea has a shocking encounter! (TV-14 D)

  • Victor goes to battle with Devon and Hilary, Kevin romances Chloe, and Jack makes a confession to Phyllis. (TV-14 D)

  • Victor confronts a new rival.

  • Hilary crosses the line at GC Buzz.

  • Ashley is faced with a tough decision.

  • Paul is worried about Patty's antics.

  • Jack has a plan for revenge.

  • The launch of Brash & Sassy's new product hits a roadblock.

  • Paul has a disturbing visit with Patty.

  • Billy and Cane call a truce.

  • Victor handles Adam's unfinished business.

  • Jill is forced to clean up Billy's mess.

  • Billy runs into trouble with the law.

  • Dylan vows to protect his family.

  • Jack sets a trap for revenge.

  • Abby make a confession!

  • Ashley encounters someone from her past!

  • Sharon receives a haunting message.

  • Nikki questions Victor's motives.

  • Phyllis refuses to give up on her marriage.

  • Cane finds himself in a compromising position.

  • Hilary's plan to help Jack backfire.

  • Billy makes a shocking discovery at the Abbott mansion.

  • Victoria has a realization about her relationship with Travis.

  • The Abbott/Winters foundation hangs in the balance.

  • Kevin confides in Michael.

  • Jill's scheming catches up with her.

  • Phyllis tells all!

  • Paul asks for Nikki's help with Dylan.

  • Ashley is caught in the crossfire between Jack and Billy.

  • Phyllis commits to saving her marriage.

  • Sharon is afraid of payback from an enemy.

  • Jill corners Phyllis!

  • Victoria stands her ground.

  • Billy strikes a deal with Cane.

  • Jack receives disturbing news!

  • Chelsea is out for revenge.

  • Chloe covers her tracks.

  • The Young and the Restless airs its 11,000th episode!!

  • Dylan must make a the difficult decision to choose between duty and family.

  • Colin pressures Jill to reveal her secret.

  • Nikki makes a risky move to help Chelsea.

  • Victor makes the ultimate sacrifice; Summer is forced to choose between Luca and her family; Chelsea is faced with an unexpected dilemma.

  • Adam is blindsided; Summer and Luca celebrate their engagement; Daniel Romalotti returns to Genoa City.

  • Hilary shares a secret about Neil.

  • Nikki teams up with Victor to protect their family.

  • Victoria makes a decision about her relationship.

  • Michael makes a startling discovery.

  • Dylan gives Chelsea shocking news!

  • Chloe makes a confession.

  • Nick turns to an someone unexpected for help in a family crisis.

  • Chloe pushes her luck with Victor.

  • Victor loses patience with Chloe.

  • Mariah makes a confession to Sharon.

  • Summer prepares for her wedding to Luca.

  • Jack confides in Jill about his marriage.

  • Victoria makes a decision about joining Brash & Sassy.

  • Jill works to reunite Billy and Victoria.

  • Lily plots against Hilary.

  • Summer's announcement shocks Luca.

  • Kevin learns the results of Bella's paternity test.

  • Nikki questions Victor's motives.

  • Victoria receives a tempting proposition.

  • Kevin and Mariah receive shocking news.

  • Devon and Hilary make plans for their future.

  • Victoria and Nick fight for their positions at Newman.

  • Victor fights for his freedom.

  • Victor fights for his freedom.

  • Billy is forced to defend himself.

  • Victoria receives shocking news!

  • Chelsea creates a dangerous plan to help Adam.

  • Dylan encourages Victor to make a confession.

  • Stitch opens up to Abby about their relationship.

  • Victor's accomplice surfaces in Genoa City.

  • Jack and Phyllis reach a crossroads in their marriage.

  • Victoria pulls rank with Summer and Luca.

  • Chelsea and Kevin follow a lead about Victor's accomplice.

  • Adam receives a shocking offer, Sharon and Dylan's date is interrupted by Nikki, and Chelsea enlists Kevin to uncover the mystery woman's identity

  • Abby confides in Ashley about her marriage.

  • Billy's secret falls into the wrong hands.

  • Paul and Dylan work together to save Nikki.

  • Nikki's life is in danger!

  • Adam is blindsided at his trial.

  • Ashley worries about her family.

  • Billy confronts Travis about his intentions towards Victoria.

  • Kevin is pressured to find Victor's accomplice.

  • Adam is given devastating news.

  • Victor plots his revenge; Kevin discovers something startling; Dylan has evidence for Adam.

  • Jack and Hilary find bond; Paul comforts Nikki; is Luca staying faithful?

  • Adam and Chelsea worry about things to come; is Victor's plan too risky?

  • Billy opens up to Phyllis.

  • Billy and Phyllis' romantic getaway is interrupted!

  • Dylan and Nick confront Sharon.

  • Evidence continues to build against Adam.

  • Victor puts his plan in motion.

  • Jack gets closer to the truth about Phyllis.

  • Sharon's past comes back to haunt her.

  • Billy wants Phyllis to come clean!

  • Dylan and Paul make a shocking discovery.

  • Adam sides with an unexpected enemy.

  • Nick confronts Summer about her relationship with Luca.

  • Hilary keeps a secret from Devon.

  • Jill makes a shocking discovery.

  • Phyllis desperately tries to cover her tracks.

  • Nikki defends Neil!

  • Mariah struggles to keep Sharon's secret from Dylan.

  • Billy confronts Victoria about her personal life.

  • Victoria fights her feelings for Travis, while Jill makes a shocking discovery!

  • Jill's return to Genoa City surprises her family.

  • Phyllis reconnects with Jack.

  • Chelsea makes a risky decision to protect her family!

  • Victoria discovers Summer's deception!

  • Abby fights to save her marriage.

  • Michael pushes Kevin to make up with Mariah.

  • Mariah confronts Sharon!

  • Nick makes a shocking discovery about Sage!

  • Adam and Chelsea renew their vows.

  • Billy and Phyllis confront their feelings for each other.

  • Lily confronts Neil about Hilary's kidnapping.

  • Victor tries to get Adam to go after Newman Enterprises.

  • Jack takes matters into his own hands!

  • Devon urges Hilary to tell the truth.

  • Stitch risks it all to defend Max.

  • Adam and Chelsea question Sage's loyalty.

  • Abby worries that her marriage is in danger.

  • Victor and Jack butt heads.

  • Someone sends Adam a cryptic message.

  • Paul and Dylan make a shocking discovery.

  • Sage learns the truth about Christian.

  • Abby points the finger at Max.

  • Kyle returns to Genoa City to visit Summer.

  • Sharon reaches out to Patty Williams for answers!

  • Family and friends rally and around Abby at the hospital.

  • Victoria confides in Nick.

  • Dylan confronts Nikki about her drinking.

  • Adam shares shocking news with Chelsea!

  • Victoria stands her ground with Victor.

  • Abby and Max call a truce.

  • Ashley comes clean with her family.

  • Victor and Nikki recall happier time together.

  • Ian Ward confronts Victor.

  • Adam turns to Dylan for help.

  • The future of Pass Key rests in Summer's hands.

  • Nick steps up to protect his family.

  • Devon learns Hilary's secret.

  • Billy seeks forgiveness from Victoria.

  • Phyllis struggles to keep the peace between Jack and Billy.

  • Sharon has a shocking revelation.

  • Nick and Sage receive unexpected news.

  • The verdict is in for Victor Newman!

  • Billy comforts Phyllis.

  • Victor shocks the courtroom!

  • Phyllis takes the stand in the trial.

  • Victor Newman's trial begins!

  • Dylan confronts Sharon.

  • Sage questions Shawn's motives.

  • A dangerous secret falls into the wrong hands!

  • Cane and Lily make a decision about their marriage.

  • Victoria wants to make amends with Victor.

  • The tables are turned on Nikki.

  • Victor suffers a setback, Michael plays with fire, and Victoria puts her foot down with Billy.

  • The Newman family gathers to determine the fate of the company.

  • Michael confides in Lauren.

  • Summer exposes a dangerous secret!

  • Max causes problems for Stitch and Abby.

  • Stitch finds himself in trouble.

  • Kevin stands up to Luca.

  • Victor stands alone!

  • Victor's luck runs out!

  • Chelsea worries about losing Adam.

  • Nick and Sage make a life changing decision.

  • Dylan confronts Sharon about her connection with Nick.

  • Sage turns to Adam for help.

  • Nikki reaches out to Elise Moxley.

  • Kevin and Mariah question Natalie's loyalty.

  • Victor is out for revenge!

  • Phyllis warns Summer about Natalie.

  • Sage is haunted by nightmares about Christian.

  • Phyllis struggles to keep her secret from Jack.

  • An eventful Valentines for all!

  • Luca confronts Adam.

  • Billy and Victoria make love; Paul and Dylan visit Patty; Victor brings Summer into the fold at Newman Enterprises.

  • Jack confronts Neil about his drinking.

  • Sage makes a shocking discovery.

  • Nick and Sharon learn the truth about Dr. Anderson.

  • Luca plots to take down Victor.

  • Chelsea gives Adam an ultimatum!

  • Adam sets a trap for Luca.

  • Jill schemes to reunite Cane and Lily.

  • Jack asks Adam for help.

  • Ashley to return to Jabot.

  • Victoria confronts Natalie.

  • Dylan stands up for Nick.

  • Natalie wants to make a deal with Kevin and Mariah.

  • Adam's life is in jeopardy during Chelsea's fashion show.

  • Adam tries to escape, Victoria reconnects with Billy, and Victor and Chelsea join forces.

  • Paul searches for clues about Billy's accident.

  • Victor demands the truth from Natalie.

  • Nick and Sage question Dr. Anderson's motives.

  • Chelsea worries about Adam's safety.

  • Chelsea demands the truth from Victor.

  • Billy's condition takes a drastic turn.

  • Adam is a target for revenge!

  • Victor questions Nikki about the state of their marriage.

  • Jill asks Simon to help Billy.

  • Abby questions her relationship with Stitch.

  • Sage is rattled by Dr. Anderson.

  • Jack makes an important business decision.

  • Victor issues Marisa a strong warning.

  • The Abbotts unite during a crisis.

  • Ashley makes a shocking confession, Neil enlists Nikki's help, and tensions run high between Jack and Phyllis.

  • The day has come for Abby and Stitch's wedding!

  • Adam makes a dangerous pact.

  • Stitch receives disappointing news.

  • Genoa City celebrates the holiday season.

  • Lily asks Cane to come home for Christ.

  • Victor makes a tough decision for his family.

  • Phyllis does damage control with Jack and Billy.

  • Jack forces Adam to pick a side in the Newman/Abbott feud.

  • Victor makes a surprising hire at Newman Enterprises; Kevin urges Billy to clean up his act; Nick makes a decision about his relationship with Sage.

  • Ashley is visited by someone from her past.

  • Stitch is forced to tell Abby about his feelings for Ashley.

  • Phyllis worries about her secret being exposed.

  • Nick questions Dr. Anderson about her past.

  • Cane makes a shocking confession to Devon.

  • Adam shares a secret with Jack.

  • Jack confronts Billy about his alliance with Phyllis.

  • Chelsea questions Sage about her past with Adam.

  • Billy spirals out of control!

  • Ashley demands the truth from Adam.

  • Abby and Stitch plan for their future.

  • Sharon makes hard decisions to get her life back on track.

  • Phyllis is out for revenge!

  • Dylan reunites with Sharon.

  • Hilary worries about her future.

  • Nick questions Dr. Anderson's interest in his family.

  • Sharon gets closer to the truth.

  • Cane wants Joe out of Lily's life.

  • Time runs out for Adam.

  • Victoria is skeptical of Billy's change of attitude.

  • Victor makes a surprising announcement. Ashley fights her feelings for Stitch. Billy relishes in Adam"™s demise.

  • Jack is given a cryptic warning.

  • Nick bonds with Chelsea.

  • Dr. Neville manipulates Hilary.

  • Jack and Phyllis question Billy's motives.

  • Devon refuses to give up on Hilary.

  • Sharon fights back!

  • Lily worries about a life without Cane.

  • Jack and Phyllis fight for survival.

  • Victor and Jack are forced to work together to save their families.

  • The Delia Project gala takes a dangerous turn.

  • Neil's search for Hilary takes a shocking turn!

  • Paragon Project continues to wreak havoc in Genoa City.

  • Neil's plan for Hilary backfires.

  • Ashley confronts Stitch about his future with Abby.

  • Tragedy strikes the Newman Family after the verdict in Adam's trial is revealed!

  • Judgment day arrives for Adam Newman!

  • Tensions run high at Adam's trial.

  • Patty pushes Sharon too far.

  • Victoria opens up to Victor.

  • Michael forces Chelsea to face the truth about her feelings.

  • Lily makes a shocking discovery!

  • Dylan questions Dr. Anderson about Sharon's condition.

  • The search for Hilary takes a surprise turn.

  • Devon takes the law into his own hands.

  • Delia's family gathers to honor her memory.

  • Sharon puts her trust in the wrong person.

  • Michael and Lauren's reconciliation hits a road block.

  • A trap is set for Neil.

  • Billy is pushed to his limit!

  • A shocking confession creates havoc in Genoa City!

  • Billy receives shocking news.

  • Dylan turns to Stitch for help.

  • Kevin makes a surprising discovery.

  • Jack and Billy find themselves in deep trouble.

  • Dylan makes an important discovery about Hilary.

  • Sharon's secret risk is being exposed.

  • Dylan brings Faith to see Sharon.

  • Jack questions Phyllis about her relationship with Fred.

  • Victor gives Marisa an ultimatum.

  • Devon gets close to the truth about Hilary.

  • Victor wants Marisa out of Noah's life.

  • Adam warns Ian to stay away from Chelsea.

  • Devon learns new information about Hilary's disappearance.

  • Neil scrambles to cover his tracks!

  • Dylan questions Colin about blackmailing Devon.

  • Victor makes a surprising alliance.

  • Jack and Phyllis take a romantic getaway.

  • Lily questions Devon about Hilary's disappearance.

  • Cane's search for Hilary uncovers shocking information.

  • Sage and Nick face a crisis in their marriage.

  • Katherine's friends and family gather to honor her memory.

  • Jill returns to Genoa City.

  • Ashley and Billy question Jack's motives.

  • Cane discovers that Lily is keeping secrets.

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