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Y&R Plans a Celebration to Honor the Life of the Late Jeanne Cooper
The Young and the Restless will air a special tribute episode to the late Jeanne Cooper on Tuesday, May 28, (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress will gather on set next week to shoot a celebration of the life of their late friend who passed away this week at the age of 84. Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, is the show’s longest-running cast member.
As part of the tribute episode, the cast of The Young and the Restless will share their favorite memories of working with Cooper, along with personal recollections of their friendships with her. Additionally, interviews with Cooper from the show’s recent 40th anniversary and classic clips of her years on the daytime drama will be included.
“Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime CBS. “The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did.”
The Young and the Restless, recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama, has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years. The show is broadcast weekdays(12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
In Loving Memory of Jeanne Cooper
"Jeanne Cooper will be remembered as a daytime television legend and as a friend who will truly be missed by all of us here at the Network," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. "She was the longest-running cast member on daytime's #1 show, bringing indelible charm, class and talent to every episode. On behalf of everyone at CBS, we send our condolences to Jeanne's family, as well as the legions of fans she has amassed during her record 39 years on 'The Young and The Restless,' and throughout her career."
The Young and the Restless' Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps released this statement regarding Jeanne's passing, "It is with immeasurable sadness and our deepest condolences to her family, that The Young and the Restless mourns the loss of our beloved Jeanne Cooper."
Congratulations to Our Daytime Emmy Performer Nominees!
New York – May 1, 2013 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Award Nominations. The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production. Check out the list of Y&R's nominees below:
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MICHELLE STAFFORD, as Phyllis Summers Newman
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
PETER BERGMAN, as Jack Abbott
DOUG DAVIDSON, as Paul Williams
MICHAEL MUHNEY, as Adam Newman
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JESSICA COLLINS, as Avery Bailey Clark
MELISSA CLAIRE EGAN, as Chelsea Lawson-Newman
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
JEFF BRANSON, as Ronan Maloy
BILLY MILLER, as Billy Abbott
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
HUNTER HAILEY KING, as Summer Newman
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
MAX EHRICH, as Fenmore Baldwin
BRYTON JAMES, as Devon Hamilton Winters
Other Nominations Include:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling
Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition
Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series "Only Love Goes on Forever"
Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control
Y&R Fan Event
There will be a Y&R 40th Anniversary Fan Club Dinner on Saturday, August 24th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California. Fans wishing to attend should contact Cathy Tomas for reservations and information at email@example.com.
NAACP Image Award Winners
On February 1, Image Awards were given to Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) for Actor in a Daytime Drama Series "The Young and the Restless" and to Tatyana Ali (Roxanne) for Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for "The Young and the Restless."
Daytime Emmy Award Winner Steve Burton on Y&R
Daytime Emmy Award winner Stever Burton joined the #1 daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless." His first episode airred Tuesday, Jan. 29 on the CBS Television Network. Burton plays Dylan McAvoy, a rugged ex-soldier with a secret arriving in Genoa City.
Most recently, Burton played Jason Morgan on "General Hospital," a role he's had since 1991, winning him a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998, His other credits include the television miniseries "Taken" and the film "The Last Castle." Also, he tours with former GH castmates in his band "Port Chuck."
Y&R Celebrates an Unprecedented 24 Consecutive Years as Daytime's #1 Drama
CBS'S “The Young and the Restless” this week marks its 1,248th consecutive week – or 24 years – as the #1 daytime drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Dec. 2.
“The Young and the Restless”, currently in its 39th season with more than 10,000 episodes, began its winning streak the week of Dec. 26, 1988.
It was also the year Scattergories was the most popular Christmas gift, "The Cosby Show" was television's top-rated program, "Rain Man" was the #1 movie, Nike's "Just Do It" slogan was first introduced and Apple shipped 1.3 million computers (compared to an estimated 25 million iPads in fourth quarter 2012).
“The Young and the Restless” has also been #1 in women 25-54 for 302 of the past 303 weeks and first in women 18-49 for 297 of the last 298 weeks.
CBS's Daytime lineup has also been #1 for 26 years, beginning with the 1986-1987 season. This season, all of the Network's daytime dramas (“The Young and the Restless”, "The Bold and the Beautiful"), game shows ("The Price is Right", "Let's Make A Deal") and "The Talk", the fastest growing network daytime program, are posting year-to-year growth in viewers and/or women 25-54.
“The Young and the Restless” is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Y&R Welcomes a New Executive Producer and Head Writer
Jill Farren Phelps has been named Executive Producer of "The Young and the Restless", daytime's number one drama, and Josh Griffith joins the series as Head Writer, it was announced today by Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Programming at Sony Pictures Television.
“We are excited to have such a talented daytime veteran leading our team at ‘Y&R.’ Jill has a stellar record of success in the daytime genre,” said Kent. “We are also happy to welcome Josh back to "The Young and the Restless" and are looking forward to his creative input and ideas.”
“On behalf of everyone at ‘Y&R,’ we extend our sincere thanks to Emmy® Award-winning Maria Bell for her contributions to the show over the last five years. We wish her the best of luck and continued success,” he added.
Phelps has been the executive producer of five daytime dramas and two primetime cable dramas: “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” “Another World,” “One Life to Live,” “General Hospital,” the first season of “General Hospital: Night Shift” and “Hollywood Heights.” As an executive producer, Phelps has been nominated for 14 Daytime Emmy Awards and has won seven times (1988–1990, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012).
Griffith’s writing career includes “As the World Turns,” “One Life to Live,” “Santa Barbara,” “Sunset Beach,” “General Hospital,” “The Young and the Restless” and “Hollywood Heights.” He has received four Emmy Awards and four Writer’s Guild Awards.