In 1975 cbs wanted to expand as the world turns to an hour (see 23). One life to live actually blamed their gay storyline (kyle and. Unless a veteran actor has passed away in real life, we never think a character is really dead.). The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the newman, abbott, baldwin and winters families. When the young and the restless premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. It continues to set the standard with strong characters, socially conscious storylines, romance and sensuality. The show was credited for starting the trend of the supercouple for all soaps. The storyline focuses on the trials and tribulations of hospital staff, mobsters and other residents of the fictional town of port charles. The latest soap opera news, previews and spoilers, daily recaps and summaries, exclusive interviews, and character profiles for the young and the restless, days of our lives, general hospital, the bold and the beautiful, and your favorite past soaps. the young and the restless news, interviews, spoilers, comings & goings, recaps and ratings history from the people who bring you soap opera network. Personal stories from your favorite soap stars including in-depth coverage, news and previews of soap opera shows on cbs. The cbs behemoth is woefully underrepresented when it comes to gay male characters (but its not as ridiculous as the bold & the beautiful, the show set in the fashion world), but rafe did his. The young and the restless debuted march 26, 1973 and since has focused on elegance, wealth, and big business. Residing in genoa city, the players are the abbotts, chancellors and the newmans. Soap fans are invited to read in-depth daily day ahead y&r recaps, and the most up-to-date young and the restless news and the latest y&r spoilers on the net. watch full episodes of current soap operas the bold and the beautiful airs weekdays on cbs and weeknights on pop tv.