CBS Renews Its Entire Daytime Lineup, Including 3-Year Pickup for 'The Young and the Restless'
It’s good to be Number One. CBS, the top-rated network in daytime television for the last 30 years, has renewed all five programs in its daytime lineup for the 2017-18 season. The pickup deal includes iconic game shows Let’s Make a Deal and The Price is Right, along with The Talk and long-running soap operas The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. The latter serial has received a three-year pickup, which will keep it on the air at least through summer of 2020.
“All of our talent, on screen and behind the scenes, is hard at work making the upcoming season of these award-winning series even bigger and bolder,” says Angelica McDaniel, executive vice president at CBS Daytime.
But McDaniel hasn’t forgotten two landmark serials no longer on the air—Guiding Light and As the World Turns—that were instrumental in building CBS Daytime into the Nielsen powerhouse it is today. In fact, she recently gathered together 11 beloved stars from GL and ATWT for a celebratory class photo, and TV Insider has the exclusive first look right here:Exclusive: Casts of As the World Turns and Guiding Light reassemble to celebrate CBS' long-standing daytime dominance
Pictured in the exclusive photo, from left to right: ATWT’s Martha Byrne (Lily); GL’s Robert Newman (Josh), Beth Chamberlin (Beth), Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael) and Crystal Chappell (Olivia); ATWT’s Tamara Tunie (Jessica) and Ellen Dolan (Margo, also GL’s Maureen); GL’s Vincent Irizarry (Lujack/Nick) and Krista Tesreau (Mindy); ATWT’s Colleen Zenk (Barbara); and GL’s Michael O’Leary (Rick).
And they’re all looking mighty damn fine! Congratulations to everyone!