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The Young and the Restless-related news from 2001
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January 2001
Donnelley to make Sweeping exit
According to published reports, Alex Donnelley (Diane) will leave The Young and the Restless for an undefined period of time beginning sometime in February.
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January 2001
Young stars lead Dankies nominations
One could dismiss the nominations in this year's Dankies as the result of an influx of teenager voters. However, looking at the work presented by the top nominees, that charge is easily dismissed.
Eileen Davidson
February 2001
Davidson reportedly dating co-star
Reports have surfaced that recently separated Eileen Davidson (Ashley) may have found comfort in the arms of co-star Vince Van Patten (Christian). Davidson and husband Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, Port Charles) separated in November.
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February 2001
Donnelley's run comes to an end
CBS confirms that Alex Donnelley (Diane Jenkins) will leave The Young and the Restless this month.
Shemar Moore
February 2001
Moore extends stay at Y&R
Fans dreading the announced departure of Shemar Moore (Malcolm) from The Young and the Restless in May have been granted a reprieve. The actor has extended his stay through the end of 2001.
Aaron Lustig
February 2001
Y&R Emmy nominee bringing role to B&B
Emmy nominated Aaron Lustig (ex-Tim Reid) will make a visit to The Bold and The Beautiful beginning February 20th. The actor will reprise the role he created on The Young and the Restless in 1996 and played through 1998.
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February 2001
GH star on Y&R's Bunny trail
Though her scheduled appearance was originally designed to last four episodes, Shell Danielson (ex-Dominique, General Hospital) may be sticking around Genoa City a lot longer than that.
Ashley Bashioum
February 2001
Ashley bashes the competition
We're not sure about the "restless" part, but we do know that this year's Y&R Online Awards winners definitely fell under the category of "young."
Rick Hears
April 2001
Hearst released as Matt Clark
It may be fun to watch the bad guys (and the bad girls) on the soaps, but being a troublemaker usually comes with one big caveat - you can only be so bad for so long. When it comes to villains and villainesses on soap operas, there usually are only a few ways to go - a character goes through a really tough time and comes out as one of the good guys or the character goes to jail or sometimes a the character ends up the victim of a major whodunit.
Daytime Emmys
May 2001
Behind-the-scenes at the Emmys:
Finding Direction
It was just one year ago when The Young and the Restless received a whopping 28 Daytime Emmy nominations. That total put the soap in the Guinness Book of World Records under the category of "Most Emmy Nominations." Seven of those nominations turned into Emmys wins. That mark, however, was not a record. The mark had been set the previous year by General Hospital's eight Emmy wins.
Melody Thomas Scott
May 2001
Great Scott! Nikki leaving Genoa City for Port Charles?
The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) could be ready to leave the show that she's called home since 1979.
Rick Hears
June 2001
Encore! Never say die for Rick Hearst
It's a fact of daytime television - characters never die. Well, sometimes they do die - and actually stay dead.
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June 2001
Y&R and HDTV
At the close of this month, The Young and the Restless will become the first daytime television program to broadcast in High Definition Television (HDTV).
Christopher Douglas
July 2001
Douglas' future on Y&R crashes
After less than half a year on the job, Christopher Douglas (Sean) has been let go from The Young and the Restless.
Shemar Moore
July 2001
Only a little more Moore
Shemar Moore's (Malcolm) on-again off-again departure from The Young and the Restless is once again off... and on!
Christopher Douglas
July 2001
Douglas Speaks Out as Y&R Names New Sean
An apparent "power struggle" is what led to Christopher Douglas' (Sean) forced departure from The Young and the Restless.
Lauralee Bell
July 2001
The Bell tolls... for a while
It's been quite a while since viewers of The Young and the Restless last saw Lauralee Bell (Christine). In fact, it's been over seven months!
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July 2001
Another summer vacation for Bregman
Tracey E Bregman will make a return trip to Genoa City later this month and reprise her role as Lauren Fenmore.
Melody Thomas Scott
July 2001
Melody Thomas Scott out at Y&R
According to at least one show insider, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) has left The Young and the Restless -- for good.
Melody Thomas Scotto
August 2001
CBS says Scott is staying
According to a published report, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) will remain on The Young and the Restless. The report has been confirmed in a very brief statement by a Y&R spokesperson.
Scott Reeves
September 2001
Scott Reeves, Ryan out at Y&R
According to reports, Scott Reeves (Ryan McNeil) has been informed that his days at The Young and the Restless are numbered.
Eric Braeden
October 2001
Fear in the sky for Y&R star
It was supposed to be a routine flight, an attempt to return to normalcy. But it was anything but normal. Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) was aboard an Air Canada flight that was forced to make an emergency landing late last week.
Susan Walters
October 2001
Diane returning, Donnelley isn't
Diane Jenkins will be returning to Genoa City this fall, but she'll have an entirely different look.
Sabryn Genet
October 2001
Sabryn Genet to exit Y&R
For several weeks, Internet rumors have speculated that Sabryn Genet (Tricia McNeil) will be leaving The Young and the Restless.
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October 2001
Reeves tapes final Y&R scenes
As previously reported by Soap Central in September, long-time Y&R star Scott Reeves (Ryan McNeil) has now departed the show. He will remain in on-screen appearances through most of the November Sweeps period.
Diego Serrano
October 2001
Diego Serrano to play... Diego
Another World veteran Diego Serrano (ex-Tomas Rivera) has joined the cast of The Young and the Restless. It had been believed that Serrano would play the role of a character named "Dante." That character has since been renamed to Diego -- and given a last name -- Guittierez.
Rick Hearst
November 2001
Rick Hearst's future with Y&R uncertain
When Rick Hearst's (Matt Clark) character on The Young and the Restless was killed off in May, it looked like the end of the actor's run on the show. The exit was storyline dictated - and it was a move that the writers and Hearst's fellow castmates weren't necessarily looking forward to.
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December 2001
Y&R names new executive producer
There are changes atop the behind-the-scenes staff at The Young and the Restless. On December 4th, CBS announced that Emmy award-winning producer David Shaughnessy had been named Y&R's new executive producer.
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December 2001
Veterans replace newcomers atop the Dankies nominations
What a difference a year makes. Last year's Y&R edition of the Soap Central Awards were dominated by the show's younger talent. David Tom (Billy Abbott) earned his feathers by besting some of the show's top male performers in the Outstanding Lead Actor category.
Kristoff St. John
December 2001
St. John sued by business partners
Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) is being sued by his business partners in an e-commerce opportunity.
Shemar Moore
December 2001
Moore says he's definitely leaving Y&R
The tightrope walk is over. Shemar Moore (Malcolm Winters) has confirmed that he will exit The Young and the Restless in 2002. According to the actor's camp, this time he really means it.

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