The Young and the Restless Promises a "Cant Miss-a-Minute Celebration"

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Y&R 45th

The Young and the Restless is showing viewers why they've held the #1 daytime drama spot for the past 29 years. Just in time for its anniversary, the sudser netted 4.40 million viewers. It was their largest weekly audience since the week ending February 9. And the critics claim daytime is dying.

Starting Monday, March 26, Y&R will celebrate 45 years since viewers were introduced to the fictional town of Genoa City, Wisconsin. To mark the occasion, the show is promising some big returns, romance, and huge drama. Y&R showrunner Mal Young said in a released statement,

The Young and the Restless will celebrate its 45th anniversary by proudly looking back at the rich history of the show while propelling our characters into exciting new stories. Viewers will be treated to a week-long, can’t-miss-a-minute celebration as storylines take unexpected turns and we welcome faces from the past.

In addition to the previously announced returns, watch for Victor (Eric Braeden) and Jack's (Peter Bergman) decades-long feud to finally hit its breaking point, which causes a huge change in both of their lives. While those two go head-to-head, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) must once again show if she's truly loyal.

J.T. (Thad Luckinbill) and Victoria's (Amelia Heinle) relationship takes an unexpected turn, which puts J.T. in the hot seat. Victoria's brother Nick (Joshua Morrow) and ex-wife Sharon (Sharon Case) must deal with their past.

As her Newman kin are going through their problems, Abby (Melissa Ordway) and her mom Ashley (Eileen Davidson) confront a stunning secret.