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The Young and the Restless Turns 41 With Help From Drew Carey

Kristoff St. John, Drew Carey and Mishael Morgan

Come on down! Daytime's top-rated drama for the last 25 years — that would be CBS's The Young and the Restlesswill celebrate its 41st anniversary on Wednesday, March 26 with a guest appearance by Drew Carey and an epic flashback from 1981 that's sure to leave fans buzzing. Look for Hilary (Mishael Morgan) and Neil (Kristoff St. John) to visit The Price Is Right while on their business trip to L.A., plus a vintage clip featuring Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Paul (Doug Davidson) fresh from their skinny-dipping adventure 33 years ago. Are the Y&R writers planning to reteam them romantically?

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Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden Talks Toyota Grand Prix and Those Victor-Nikki Battles

Eric Braeden

He's got a need for speed. Emmy award-winning actor Eric Braeden — a.k.a Victor Newman on CBS's The Young and the Restless is joining Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan, Olympic sprinter Carmelita Jeter, sci-fi goddess Tricia Helfer and a slew of other cool stars in the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. The wildly popular annual event, set for April 12 in Long Beach, California, will benefit "Racing for Kids," a fundraising program that supports children's hospitals throughout the U.S. TV Guide Magazine spoke with the irrepressible Braeden about this fast-and-furious adventure and what he really thinks about everyone in Genoa City being so damn mad at The Mustache. Buckle up!

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Melody Thomas Scott Talks 35 Years on The Young and the Restless

Melody Thomas Scott

Break out the bubbly! Nikki Newman, the hard-luck heroine played by Melody Thomas Scott on The Young and the Restless, has killed three people, married 11 times, battled pills and booze, worked as both a stripper and a hooker and even spread VD. Yet somehow she has managed to remain a pillar of Genoa City society. How does she do it? To find out, TV Guide Magazine sat down with Thomas Scott, who joined the CSB soap exactly 35 years ago Thursday. She shared with us her favorite, wildest, most trashtastic Nikki moments and we have clips to go with them that you won't believe! Check 'em out below.

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Exclusive: Eric Braeden Sounds Off About the Writer Shake-up at The Young and the Restless

Eric Braeden, Melody Thomas Scott

He didn't mean to throw the Twitterverse into a tizzy. Many fans of CBS's The Young and the Restless — at least the noisy ones on social media — were thrilled when news broke last week that controversial head writer Josh Griffith had exited the show. One fan on Twitter asked Y&R's alpha-dog star Eric Braeden (Victor) his opinion of Griffith's departure and Braeden tweeted back: "I'm very pissed off!!! Enough said!!!" That stunned a lot of folks who apparently assumed the Emmy-winning actor — currently on the back burner like a lot of other beloved Y&R vets — would be doing cartwheels at the prospect of a writer change. TV Guide Magazine sat down with Braeden to find out what he's really thinking — and get more out of him than 140 characters! 

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Exclusive: Fan Faves Return to The Young and the Restless for Kay's Memorial

Jeanne Cooper

We knew this day would come. Last May, the soap community mourned the death of 84-year-old Jeanne Cooper, the great Emmy-winning star of The Young and the Restless. Now it's time to say goodbye to her character, Katherine Chancellor. In episodes airing Sept. 3 and 4, the citizens of Genoa City — past and present — will gather at Chancellor Park, a sprawling new set for the CBS soap, where they will pay their final respects to "the Duchess."

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Get an Inside Look at The Young and the Restless on New TVGN Special

Amelia Heinle, Marcy Rylan and Melody Thomas Scott

Get an up-close look at Genoa City in TVGN's new special The Young and the Restless: On-Set: inFANity. The one-hour special will air Monday, June 17 at 9/8c in anticipation of same-day episodes of The Young and the Restless airing on TVGN starting July 1 at 7/6c. read more

Melody Thomas Scott Dishes Her 12th Marriage on The Young and the Restless

Melody Thomas Scott

Do weddings come cheaper by the dozen? Let's hope so for Nikki Newman's sake. The tragedy-prone heroine of The Young and the Restless — played by Melody Thomas Scott — has married for the 12th time, as part of the CBS soap's 40th anniversary celebration. TV Guide Magazine rang Thomas Scott to find out how it feels to be Nikki Reed Foster Bancroft DiSalvo Newman Abbott Landers Newman Newman Chow Sharpe Abbott Newman. Monogram that!

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Exclusive: Melody Thomas Scott Talks Nikki's Dire Diagnosis on The Young And The Restless

Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden

First the good news: She's not dying. Now the bad news: Nikki Newman, the divalicious socialite played by Melody Thomas Scott on The Young and the Restless, has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The devastating development was revealed in the Feb. 14 episode of the CBS soap (geez, Happy Valentine's Day, Nik!) and TV Guide Magazine scored an exclusive chat with Thomas Scott to get more scoop. What does she really think of this plot twist?   

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Exclusive: New Young and the Restless Head Writer Josh Griffith Talks About the Future

Sharon Case

The CBS-Sony soap The Young and the Restless owed Josh Griffith a huge debt of gratitude when he did double duty as exec producer and head writer during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike. Not only did the three-time Emmy winning Griffith keep Y&R afloat during that treacherous time, he improved the show drastically. But no good deed goes unpunished in Soapland! When the strike was over, Griffith was pushed out. Now he's back as head writer, working with new exec producer Jill Farren Phelps to get this once-mighty serial back in shape after the devastating reign of Maria Bell. read more

Exclusive: New Boss Jill Farren Phelps Reveals What's in Store For The Young and the Restless

Jill Farren Phelps

In a long overdue shakeup at daytime's No. 1 soap, The Young and the Restless, Maria Bell is out as executive producer-head writer and former General Hospital chief Jill Farren Phelps is in the house! Phelps takes the EP gig while Josh Griffith, who stepped in and kept Y&R afloat during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild strike, is back as head writer. Their first official episode will air Oct. 12. No exec on the suds scene is more credentialed and trophied than Phelps, a seven-time Emmy winner who has helmed a record six daytime dramas. And no one is more polarizing. TV Guide Magazine had an exclusive chat with the controversial lady, who addressed the firestorm of rumors and reports currently circulating on the Web. read more

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