Monday, March 26, will mark the 45th anniversary of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’s very first episode on CBS Daytime, and the soap is preparing a massive celebration that’s going to last all week! “Y&R will celebrate its 45th anniversary by proudly looking back at the rich history of our show while propelling our characters into exciting new stories,” said executive producer and headwriter Mal Young. “Viewers will be treated to a week-long, cant-miss-a-minute celebration as storylines take unexpected turns and we welcome faces from the past.”
Check out a special anniversary promo featuring tons of classic footage from the ‘70s and ‘80s here and see how many of those memorable moments you recall watching back then!
During its special anniversary week, Y&R promises plenty of dramatic twists and turns. The long-running feud between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott reaches its breaking point, forever changing the lives of the two men, Ashley and Abby uncover a shocking secret, Victoria and J.T.’s relationship takes a dramatic turn, Nikki’s loyalty is tested, and Nick and Sharon confront their heated past.
J.T. and Victoria’s relationship could take a turn because of the return of his estranged wife, Mac, played by Kelly Kruger. And she’s not the only familiar face making a return for the anniversary week! Classic Y&R characters like Lorie Brooks, Leslie Brooks, and Julia Newman Martin will also be popping back for a visit to stir up some drama.
David Scott Lago and Lauren Woodland return as Raul and Brittany as well, which you can see in this preview clip where they’re thrilled to reunite with Billy… and more than a little surprised to find out that he’s now dating Phyllis!
So don’t miss a minute of the drama and excitement when Y&R celebrates its 45th anniversary! And for more on the soap’s incredible milestone, including interviews and classic pics, be sure to pick up the new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth, on sale now!