Free piano sheet music from The Young and the Restless
About The Young and the Restless
"The Young and the Restless" is a soap opera from USA, created for CBS by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell.
Starting with the main story relying on two families and with the action set in a town in Wisconsin, the show was broadcast Monday to Friday with episodes 30 minutes long, getting the first appearance on March 1973.
In 1980 the show moved on to 1 hour long episodes and since then, its expansion was guaranteed.
A drama television show, Y&R has suffered through personnel changes, especially in 1980 and presented the lives of many families throughout the time, with personal feuds sometimes remaining. Initially named "The Innocent Years", the show has had many writers and moved from Columbia Pictures to Sony Pictures.
Using Hollywood style techniques and artistic effects, the show has been pretty innovative and gained lots of success since its start, since 2001 being broadcast in High Definition.
The actors that initially started in the show were not famous or well-known, they were picked because of an intended chemistry and glamor that the show was supposed to bring. Even if it is a drama show, the sexual and romantic elements did not miss from the soap opera, aiming to be an universal show about life in general and all the things that happen in it.
Currently produced by Jill Farren Phelps, Y&R has as his head writer the name of Charles Pratt, Jr. The show has won 116 Emmys in total, getting nominated a total of 360 times. Winning the award for "Outstanding Drama Series" in 1975, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1993, 2004, 2007 and 2014, Emmy have also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for the creator of the show in 1992, William J. Bell, one for a longtime actor in the series, Jeanne Cooper and, in 2007, the co-creator Lee Phillip Bell has also received one.
Being at the top of drama shows for over 1000 weeks, Y&R needed only 3 seasons to rank among the top 10 shows and became in 1987 the top of drama series charts.
A long living show with a huge story behind, "The Young and the Restless" will forever be a hallmark for soap operas.
|Directed by:||- Sally McDonald|
- Owen Renfroe
- Conal O'Brien
- Casey Childs
- Michael Eilbaum
|Executive Producers:||- Jill Farren Phelps|
- Charles Pratt, Jr. (2015–)
|First release:||March 26, 1973|