CBS's THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Honors Daytime Icon Jeanne Cooper Today
THE YOUNG AND THE Restless continues to honor the memory of the late daytime television icon Jeanne Cooper by airing a special two-part memorial service for her beloved character, Katherine Chancellor, today, Sept. 3 and Wednesday. Sept. 4 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Cooper's real-life son, actor Corbin Bernsen, returns to the show as Father Todd, who presides over the service.
In addition, fan favorites LauraLee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina Webster), Beau Kazer (Brock Reynolds), Adrienne Frantz (Amber Moore), Patty Weaver (Gina Roma) and Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti) return. Damian will perform "That's When I'll Stop Loving You," the song that aired in the tribute episode dedicated to Cooper in May.
"It's time for the characters of Genoa City to say their goodbyes to Katherine, and while it's heartbreaking for everyone involved, we hope our viewers will find it a fitting tribute to both an irreplaceable character and the amazing woman who portrayed her," said Y&R Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. "Katherine had some final surprises up her sleeve that will be revealed at the service and we think everyone will come away with smiles on their faces."
In addition, as of today, fans will be able to see the postcards that Genoa City residents recently received to alert them of Katherine's death as well as her obituary, at http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_young_and_the_restless/katherine-chancellor/. Also, the site will have the final, moving scene from today's episode of Y&R.
THE YOUNG AND THE Restless has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Recently, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at "The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards." THE PRICE IS RIGHT won its sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show. Other top wins included Outstanding Lead Actor Doug Davidson of The Young and the Restless (his first win in his 35-year career on the show) and an Outstanding Lead Actress win for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's Heather Tom, her fifth overall.
CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a lineup that is a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network's daytime lineup includes television's #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, as well as THE TALK, The Bold and the Beautiful and LET'S MAKE A DEAL.