Sunday, April 21, 2024

Renewed: On CBS, They’ll Be “Young and Restless” For at Least Three More Years


CBS renewed its daytime line up today for next season. If you were worried, the two soaps — “Young and the Restless” and “Bold and the Beautiful”– are all good, as are “The Talk” and “The Price is Right.” The latter has been on the air since 1907.

Soap fans will be happy that “Young and the Restless” got a three year guarantee despite declining ratings. A new producer from Australia, Mal Young, has brought back some of the show’s original writers, so things have improved.  The two soaps are owned by Sony, but were created by the late soap legend William Bell. His son, Bradley, runs “B&B” still.

This will be good news for ABC’s “General Hospital” and NBC’s “Days of our Lives.” After the networks cancelled all the New York-based soaps a few years ago they thought they’d replace them with talk shows and reality programs. Turns out that wasn’t so easy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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