“The Young and the Restless” celebrated a golden milestone Friday night when upwards of 60 current and former cast members, along with scores of its crew from the past and present, commemorated its 50th anniversary.
Gathering at Vibiana, a former historic cathedral turned event venue in Downtown Los Angeles, those behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera had plenty to celebrate, including its standing as Daytime television’s No. 1 drama. “Y&R” star Lauralee Bell and her brother Bradley P. Bell – who is producer and head writer at its sister show, “The Bold and the Beautiful” — honored their parents William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the creators of both CBS soaps.
Special anniversary episodes of “Y&R” will air beginning March 23, with suspense and romance (of course) taking the spotlight as the residents of Genoa City gather to celebrate the town’s bicentennial at an opulent masquerade ball hosted by Victor (Eric Braeden) and Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott), and bringing back many fan favorites from the past.
“The Young and the Restless” airs weekdays 12:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT on the CBS Television Network.
Trevor St. John
Sharon Case and Tamara Clatterbuck
Melissa Ordway, Christel Hhalil and Melissa Claire Egan
Melissa Claire Egan
Lily Brooks O’Briant
Katherine Kelly Lang
John O’Hurley and Lisa Mesloh
Jess Walton and Michael Corbett
Jamie Lyn Bauer
Jacob Aaron Gaines
Executive producer and head writer Josh Griffith
Camryn Grimes and Cait Fairbanks
J. Eddie Peck
Melody Thomas Scott