'The Young and the Restless' Snags a 4-Season Renewal at CBS

February 1, 2020
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“The Young and the Restless” isn’t going anywhere for the next four years!

CBS renewed the long-running daytime soap for four more seasons, keeping it on the air until at least 2024.

The unprecedented renewal will carry the series through its milestone 50th anniversary.

“Having the No. 1 show for any length of time in any daypart is a tremendous accomplishment,” BS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said in a statement per PEOPLE.

“The last time any other show was on top, Ronald Reagan was president, and the Berlin Wall was still standing,” she said.

“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 [Y&R‘s studio] Sony Pictures Television,” she pointed out.

The renewal isn’t entirely surprising as the soap, which premiered in 1973, has consistently remained a top-rated series beating out several other soaps for the number one spot.

PEOPLE reports it currently leads all other daytime dramas in viewers and women ages 25-54 and 18-49.

The soap hasn’t just managed to stay on the air for so many years but it’s even retained its top talent for nearly four decades.

Several cast members celebrated extended tenures on the show last year, including Melody Thomas Scott, who celebrated a 40-year run, and Peter Bergman who hit 30 years.

Eric Braeden hits his 40th anniversary on the show this coming February, so there is a lot to celebrate!

The news comes just a day after NBC ended months of uncertainty surrounding fellow soap “Days of Our Lives” and "officially" renewed it for its 56th season. Back in November 2019, the network refused to comment on rumors of a renewal.

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