THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Moves to TVGN Beginning Today
Television's #1 rated and most decorated daytime drama, The Young and the Restless (Y&R), will move to TVGN (TV Guide Network) for its exclusive basic cable airings beginning tonight, July 1 at 7:00 PM, ET/PT.
Starting this summer, TVGN will be the only destination on cable where Y&R fans can catch same day episodes of their favorite series every weeknight at 7:00 PM, ET/PT with encore airings The Following morning at 10:00 AM, ET/PT. To locate TVGN on cable or satellite, viewers can visit www.tvgn.tv for a channel finder.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, which is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television, is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Y&R recently received 23 Daytime Emmy nominations, more than any other show.
"TVGN celebrates the greatest shows on television, and we are thrilled that THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama with 23 Daytime Emmy nominations this year, will join our programming schedule on July 1," said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN. "Y&R boasts some of the most passionate and loyal fans in all of television, and we are pleased to offer these viewers a Primetime opportunity to catch up with everything going on in Genoa City."
TVGN's Y&R special programming will include:
· The Young and the Restless ON-SET: INFANITY: Hosted by Kristoff St. John, this one-hour special episode will feature an in-depth look at Genoa City, including behind-the-scenes footage, set secrets and never-before-seen interviews with the cast. The episode will include up-close interviews with Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Michelle Stafford, Joshua Morrow, Sharon Case, Christian LeBlanc, Tracey Bregman, Jess Walton, Greg Rikaart, Elizabeth Hendrickson, Kristoff St. John, Christel Khalil, Steve Burton and Melissa Claire Egan. The Young and the Restless ON-SET: INFANITY will premiere on Monday, June 17 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.
· COUNTDOWN TO The Young and the Restless ON TVGN: TVGN will bring fans to the doorstep of the Y&R/Genoa City set at CBS Television City, where a live audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to and meet Y&R cast members on Monday, July 1 at 6:00 PM, ET/PT. Starting now, fans can tweet in questions with the hashtag #YRonTVGN for a chance to have their questions featured during TVGN's COUNTDOWN special.
· TVGN's Y&R Sweepstakes on Facebook: Starting July 1, fans can enter a special Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a Y&R set visit and an opportunity to meet the cast. To enter, viewers must tune-in to The Young and the Restless telecast on TVGN weeknights at 7:00 PM, ET/PT for a daily code word, and then visit Facebook.com/TVGN to enter the code word and the sweepstakes.
TVGN (TV Guide Network) is a highly distributed entertainment network owned by CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The venture combines CBS's programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate's resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Seen in more than 80 million homes, TVGN's programming celebrates Hollywood with original series and specials. TVGN's new ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series ("Entertainment Tonight," "OMG! Insider") and the studio that distributes the blockbuster "Hunger Games" and "Twilight" franchises and produces such award-winning dramas as "Mad Men."