On the heels of NBC renewing “Days of Our Lives” for 2020-21 comes word that CBS and Sony Pictures Television have picked up veteran “The Young and the Restless” for four additional seasons. That will take the daytime drama through 2023-24 (and 51 seasons).
“Having the #1 show for any length of time in any daypart is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “But ‘The Young and the Restless’ has been daytime’s top drama for over three decades. The last time any other show was on top, Ronald Reagan was president, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. It’s a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writers, talented producers and supremely passionate fans, as well as our tremendous partnership with Sony Pictures Television.”
“We are thrilled to continue the legacy of ‘The Young and the Restless’ at CBS, as this renewal will take us to our 50th anniversary in 2023, and beyond,” added Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television. “The iconic characters created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell 47 years ago continue to captivate audiences in the U.S. and across the globe, and we look forward to building on the dynamic storylines featuring these beloved characters.”
The series is broadcast weekdays at 12:30 p.m. ET and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television. Anthony Morina is the show’s executive producer. The co-executive producer and head writer is Josh Griffith.