- Date: March 26, 1973
- Type: Television Series
When it debuted, the show originally focused on the personal and professional lives of two core families in Genoa City: the wealthy Brooks family and the poor Foster family. After a series of recasts and departures in the early 1980s, most of the original characters were written out and the show shifted to the Abbotts, the Newmans, and the Winters families. The Young and the Restless is one of the very few TV shows to successfully write out their original cast, and to replace them with new ones. One basic plot that has run throughout almost all of the show's history is the rivalry between Jill Abbott and Katherine Chancellor as well as the bitter rivalry between Victor Newman and Jack Abbott.