'The Young and the Restless' Has Been Renewed by CBS for 4 More Years until 2024
Fans of "The Young and the Restless" need not fret. Their favorite soap has been renewed for not just one, but four years after already having decades on the air.
This means that the show will air at least through the 2023-2024 tv season. The outlet also updated soap fans on a few other of their favorite shows.
"Young and the Restless" renewal
"The Bold and the Beautiful" might also see a revamped renewal amounting to three seasons, a source said. Meanwhile, "Days of our Lives" is getting a regular one-season renewal.
CBS president Kelly Kahl released a statement about "The Young and the Restless'" consistently being number one for over three decades now, calling it a "tremendous accomplishment."
She added that it's "a remarkable achievement and a testament to the extraordinary cast, gifted writer, talented producer, and supremely passionate fans."
Longest cast members
Kahl also pointed to the partnership with Sony Pictures Television, who produce the show alongside Bell Dramatic Serial Company. Jonathan Fishman is a producer of the show and Anthony Morina the executive producer.
"The Young and the Restless" follows the lives of several characters who reside in the fictional town of Genoa City in the Midwest. Its longest-running castmembers include Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden at 40 years.
"Days Of Our Lives" challenges
The daytime series has been on air for 47 years. It reportedly leads in viewership with a total of 4.1 million. In comparison, "Days of our Lives" takes place in the fictional town of Salem.
The show airs in over 25 countries worldwide, but a decision on renewal was reportedly delayed because of declining viewership and lack of profit for Sony TV.
Last November, Deadline reported that 10 cast members had been released from their contracts amid talks of a hiatus. Days later, executive producer Ken Corday told the cast the show would be renewed.
Losing Kristoff St. John
The daytime show's drama came in the wake of the death of longtime castmember and beloved actor Kristoff St. John. He horrifically died by suicide on February 3, 2019.
St. John's devastating death followed that of his son Julian St. John back in 2015. Since losing Julian, Kristoff found it hard to move on. Our hearts go out to his family and colleagues.