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Nov. 24, 2020

The Week-Long Event Begins Monday, Nov. 30, with the 12,000th Episode Airing Tuesday, Dec. 1

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama for 31 consecutive years, will celebrate its milestone 12,000th episode with a week-long event that begins Monday, Nov. 30 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT). The 12,000th episode airs Tuesday, Dec. 1 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Throughout the week, the Newman, Abbott and Chancellor families will gather for 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 won eight Daytime Emmy Awards in June 2020, including Outstanding Drama Series. Y&R has a total of 11 wins in this category and 162 total Daytime Emmy wins.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS stars Marla Adams, Lauralee Bell, Peter Bergman, Donny Boaz, Eric Braeden, Tracey Bregman, Sasha Calle, Sharon Case, Doug Davidson, Sean Dominic, Melissa Claire Egan, Cait Fairbanks, Camryn Grimes, Mark Grossman, Amelia Heinle, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James, Tyler Johnson, Christel Khalil, Hunter King, Christian J. Le Blanc, Kate Linder, Beth Maitland, Michael Mealor, Mishael Morgan, Joshua Morrow, Melissa Ordway, Greg Rikaart, Brytni Sarpy, Melody Thomas Scott, Michelle Stafford, Jason Thompson, Jordi Vilasuso and Jess Walton.

The series is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET/11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television. Anthony Morina is the show’s executive producer. The co-executive producer and head writer is Josh Griffith.

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