47 years. 162 Daytime Emmy Awards. 11 Daytime Emmy’s for Outstanding Drama Series. It’s time to break out your formal wear and dancing shoes. The Young and the Restless is celebrating an incredible milestone on December 1st: 12,000 episodes! Daytime’s number one drama for 31 consecutive years is celebrating all week in Genoa City.
The Abbott, Chancellor, and Newman families will gather to celebrate the nuptials of Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) and Phillip “Chance” Chancellor IV (Justin Gaston). The Hamilton/Winters family will be represented when Abby’s best friend, Devon (Bryton James), serves as the officiant of the ceremony. Wedding guests include fan favorites Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), Jill Abbott (Jess Walton), Nina Webster (Tricia Cast), and Jack (Peter Bergman), Ashley (Eileen Davidson) and Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland).
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS revolutionized the daytime drama genre when it premiered on March 26, 1973, and continues to set the standard with strong characters, socially conscious storylines, and epic romances. On the 12,000th episode, viewers will be treated to flashbacks that recall some of the show’s classic love stories, including the story of iconic super couple Victor and Nikki Newman.
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Episodes are also available on CBS.com and CBS All Access.