A new Associated Press story on the 40th anniversary of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was published Monday with quotes from some of the cast, executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, head writer Josh Griffith, and Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of daytime for CBS.
Steve Burton, who has played war veteran Dylan McAvoy since January noticed a difference in how soaps are treated at CBS compared to ABC.
"YOUNG AND RESTLESS means as much to CBS as CSI does and that's saying something," he said. "That all starts from the top down."
Carolyn Hinsey, veteran chronicler of daytime dramas and author of "Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter," agreed
"ABC was not loyal to its (canceled) soaps, and did not try to monetize them or promote them," she said. "CBS has been very loyal to Y&R and B&B, especially lately. No new show is going to draw the millions of devoted eyeballs daily that Y&R has enjoyed for 40 years."
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