Young and Restless' Sharon Newman in 'The Burning Ranch'

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The rumors are true. The Young and the Restless is about to retire one of its most iconic sets — the Newman Ranch. Eric Braeden (Victor) tweeted, teasing the ranch being burned down, but later took his post down. Unfortunately, it was too late. Fans across the Internet had already started buzzing about the fire!

Soap Opera Uncensored's Nelson Branco later confirmed the development on Twitter. Reportedly the sprawling estate Kay Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) sold to Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) way back in the early 80's, will be torched by that whack-o-mess Sharon (Sharon Case)!

The fictional spread won't be rebuilt. Victor and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) will instead move into (Gasp!) a penthouse. This is not right, and it's not okay. Nikki Newman is supposed to be back on that ranch in a chinchilla coat in time for winter! Grrr...


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I'm upset about this! They screwed up my opening credits and now they're getting rid of the Ranch for a Penthouse???? Bill Bell is doing triple axles in the grave right now. I understand budget cuts and all but HELLO? The Opening credits still feature the damn ranch. I'm pissed as hell. They're killing the classic-ness of this show piece by piece in my opinion. Nikki is supposed to sashay down those steps with authority and yell for a servant to clean the table. I hope it's not that weak penthouse that Victor used to live in. I wonder what excuse will there be for not rebuilding? I'm heartsick right now.

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I guess since Sharon could not be lady of the manor any longer she would make sure no one was.

Victor and Nikki in a penthouse.....I am not feeling that. If that is an idea from the new writers they need to go back to the drawing board.

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This is the right thing. Everything changes.

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Everything changes, I agree, but THIS is like putting up wood paneling in the Louvre. Change is good but if it ain't broke don't fix it!

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Y&R is Jill Farren Phelps world now. She will destroy EVERYTHING! Ask her how things went with the fans when she torched Kelly's on GH.

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They are burning 30 years off of Y&R. Damn. That shit is bold.

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So much criticism and the new regimes work has yet to air.

First off, Victor lived in a penthouse for YEARS in the Bill Bell days. I quite liked when he lived there. Second while the Newman Ranch is nostalgic it's also very dated. Plus it's not the shows first time burning down a landmark set. In 03' Kevin Fisher torched Gina's restaurant which was never rebuilt. IF the story is good and leads to even better story I'm ok with it. Had this discussion happened with Maria in charge we all know it would have been done strictly for shock value.

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Bit by bit, actor by actor, set by set, salary by salary, writer by writer, she will slowly kill Y and R just luke she did each soap she has been allowed free rein on. Just hide and watch!

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Come on. It's time they had a fresh start. This makes sense to me. They can't immediately go from the ranch to a house. A penthouse makes sense until Victor can build Nikki her dream home.

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I'm OK with this, because things do change and Victor still owns the property. Maybe they will live in fabulous penthouse (Victor had one with Ashley & Hope)could be leading up that Victor is building his lady love a new ranch.... Wink

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While I like the ranch, if the stories are better then I'm fine with this. But the stories have to be better and there has to be a damn good reason for us losing the ranch!

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Let's just hope that they don't get the same Linen Closet that John and Marlena live in on Days. Penthouse my ass.

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I can not see Nikki Newman in a freaking penthouse. That is sooo not her style. Diva belongs in a large estate.

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I don't think Nikki living in that roach infested motel with Deacon was her style either but she adjusted (albeit clutching a bottle of booze).

I was surprised by this, I must admit. I thought they were going to give it a thorough cleaning (last time I watched an episode featuring the ranch, I was shocked by how dirty everything looked).

Maybe they decided it was past the point of cleaning. Maybe the set was in such disrepair that it was less costly to start afresh rather than try to repair it.

I'd actually be interested in the reasons why they decided to get rid of the old and downsize. Maybe ole' Eric's contract took a bite of the budget Wink

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Way to go Sharon, too bad the old goat won't be init.

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The title of this thread is hilarious! LOL

I'm glad the Newman Ranch is being torched. It was too old, dingy, and outdated just like the majority of Y&R's sets. As long as Victor and Nikki's new digs are modern and stylish then it should work. However I'm so disgusted with Victor and Nikki I don't give a care where they live. I'm guessing this will save some good money to keep the budget from being blown as well. So it's all good. I hope JFP will update more of the sets because they desperately need it. I'm TeamSharon all the way!

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Hilarious. Now Adam will have a bigger house than his douchebag father! BTW, I've also heard that Victor goes broke! Yea!

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always thought the house that GenV and now Adam more suited a house for Victor and Nikki. maybe eventually thats the house they get once Adam loses his mind lol

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Some act like it's the end of the world.

The Newman Ranch was never one of the prettiest sets of Y&R. And in recent years it became completely outdated. How are you supposed to show a rich man like Victor Newman in 2012 with a Ranch like this!?

I just hope that the main house isn't the only house that burns down - that ugly tack house has to go down with it.

Nikki Newman in a penthouse!? Stranger things have happened. And it's not like Nikki really lived at the Ranch in recent years while Victor was married to various women - starting with Sabrina, continuing with Ashley and Diane and ending with Sharon...

But then again, the new regime can do whatever they want - some people just want to hate every little thing that they do.

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WOW....and to think, I was kinda upset when they had Diane smash that iconic big blue and white plate that stood on the table behind the couch for years......LOLOL

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Good! That place was about as stale as Victor and Nikki.

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Haha - that's for everyone who wished the ranch was re-decorated. Well it's certainly gonna be done over NOW, isn't it! LMAO.

I have floved this ranch for over 20 years - to me it is one of the most iconic sets in soap history. Ten years ago I even dreamed about having/ building a house exactly like that for myself. In my opinion the set was classic, there was no need to even re-decorate, much less this.

But this is very describing what is happening backstage. JFP is cleaning house and she's gonna re-do as she pleases.

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Well, well, well.... perhaps the Newman Towers will be a major set again?

I am sure that is where they are headed.

By "ranch", are we discussing just the main house, or the main house, plus Nick's place, and Sharon's little fixer-upper??

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Between TPTB getting rid of Gina's and the Colonnade room in favor of the messes that are the GCAC and Gloworm in years past, I was over sentimentality in regards to this show Years Ago.

I say let it burn.

Once Sharon finishes torching the Ranch, she can move on to Gloworm and the GCAC come to think of it.

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Soap sets are like the vets to me. I don't like when they disappear. I never liked the Chandler mansion after the got rid of that two-sided staircase in the back and Erica without Linden, how dare they.

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The sets should be the last of Jill's concern.

I also am not happy with this. The only thing I want to change about the show is the uneven writing, and I was hoping Josh would address this.

I've been skeptical about the regime change. Torching Gina's was one thing folks, but getting rid of the ranch, the Abbot's or Kay's house can't be compared. I could see updating the "ranch/set", but it is part of the history of the show. "Make the show more alluring" my ass.

Don't like it.

I think this is the second major mistake they've made (axing Abby) and their sh*t hasn't even aired yet.

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If they should torch anything it's that God awful Gloworm!!!

Ugh - who even comes up with a name like that?
"worm" with the name Gloria - ewwwwwwwww.

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I definitely think they needed to get rid of some of the sets. I am surprised that it would be the ranch and its destruction since the RANCH itself is the center of the Newman world. That being said, I hope the new penthouse (which should be Victor's old one that he lived in for the years between one of his Nikki divorces) will hopefully be modern and WITHOUT any wood paneling! Every new set no matter where or with whom has wood paneling.

I look forward to the change.

Other homes that need to be changed...

The Abbott mansion. Keep the EXACT layout but remodel it. New wall paper, new furniture, new artwork. Just something fresher, brighter and more modern. Its been the same for decades.

Chancellor estate will always be that way until Katherine goes to the great beyond. (WHICH WILL NOT BE FOR A LONG TIME!!! Jeanne Cooper is amazing!)

Neil's place. All brown and woodsy. It's duller than his personality. Spruce it up and move.

Phyllis' place. It's been the same for decades as well, and you would think that a woman who has been married to 2 of the wealthiest men in town would have spruced up that place or bought a new one. Even upgraded to the penthouse with a terrace.

Last but definitely NOT LEAST: Billy and Victoria's. This is the worst set on daytime. I know it was to fit into that whole FATHER KNOWS BEST theme but, honestly, it's the outside of the house that is the theme. NOT THE INTERIOR. Sure, billy sees nothing wrong with it. He lived in a trailer and is a guy. BUT VICTORIA? Boarding school. Art Lover. She lived in Italy for 2 or 3 years. She is the daughter of a Billionaire and she herself is worth half a billion. TIME to head to Pottery Barn or Restoration hardware, fast!!

All these sets dont need to be torn down and made to look totally different. They just need to be redone like everyone does all the time. The walls stay in place but the furniture, the carpets, the ring dial phones, the lamps, etc are thrown out. PLEASE JILL FARREN PHLEPS, take some of the guest star money and run out to MACYS HOME and buy Victoria a sofa, Jack a new mirror, Phyllis a new plant!!!

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pjc722 wrote:
Chancellor estate will always be that way until Katherine goes to the great beyond. (WHICH WILL NOT BE FOR A LONG TIME!!! Jeanne Cooper is amazing!)

I'm hoping Y&R will be around long enough that Jill takes over after Katherine retires and Chance/Phillip4 takes over from her. It would be so cool to see a Phillip 4 (played by an actor who resembles Phillip 2) raise a family in that mansion.

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Sharon burning down Newman Ranch is soapy! The set IS outdated. Even AMC's Erica Kane moved into a lavish penthouse. DAYS' John & Marlena have a townhouse. I think this is very modern for a couple over 50. Nobody lives with them anyway. After children leave the nest, a lot of middle-aged couples downsize. Get over it.