Get ready to finally say goodbye to Genoa City’s no-nonsense, grand dame, Katherine Chancellor (
). On Sept. 3 and 4,
The Young and the Restless
will broadcast Kay’s memorial.
Several fan favorites will return to take part in the highly-anticipated episodes, reports TV Guide Magazine’sMichael Logan. Lauralee Bell (Cricket), Tricia Cast, (Nina), Michael Damian (Danny), Adrienne Frantz (Amber), Patty Weaver (Gina) and Beau Kazer (Brock) will all be on hand, along with Cooper’s real-life son Corbin Bernsen portraying Father Todd, who will officiate the funeral.
Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps stated:
Katherine knew she was dying and made it clear she didn't want a sad event where everyone wore black and was miserable. She wanted a celebration and that's exactly what she's getting.
In true Katherine form, secret letters and the details of her will are set to rock Genoa City for months to come. According to Phelps, Nikki’s (Melody Thomas Scott) letter from Kay will lead to a new plot for the popular heroine,
one that will haunt her character and pull in many players as we go into the fall. It's a real front-and-center story, the kind the fans have been asking for. Jill's letter sets up a mystery that will, at first, drive her absolutely crazy. Paul's letter from Katherine tells him to 'Follow his heart.' Christine also gets a letter but I can't talk about that one just yet." Victor's letter is also a big secret — but that's because he's not going to share it with anyone.
To find out about the new set dedicated to Katherine and about Bernsen's participation, click here!