The Young and the Restless Celebrates ‘Katherine the Great’

young and the restless katherine the great week classic episodes

young and the restless katherine the great week classic episodes

The Young and the Restless is set to launch its first classic theme week on Friday, April 24 (in Canada on Global), that will feature episodes focused on beloved Genoa City matriarch Katherine Chancellor, played by the late Jeanne Cooper.

Y&R’s “Katherine the Great” episodes will date as far back as 1990 and will also feature performances by Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) as well as the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters).

It was announced on Monday (April 20) that CBS soaps The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful will run out of original episodes as of Thursday, April 23, as production was shut down last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both shows began airing classic episodes on Fridays (Thursdays) in order to keep fresh ones as long as they could. While Y&R’s first theme week pays tribute to Katherine Chancellor, The Bold and the Beautiful (which airs on CTV Two in Canada and streams on and Crave) will feature episodes that were filmed in Monte Carlo  — a preview of those episodes will be available on The TV Watercooler next week).

“It’s an incredibly fun to offer fans an opportunity to look back at such memorable moments from Y&R and B&B,” said Amy Reisenback, Executive Vice President of Current Programs at CBS Entertainment. “Both of these shows have extraordinary legacies, and these specially curated episodes are only a small portion of what we hope to be able to present in the coming weeks.”

Look for Y&R cast members to provide bonus content and fresh commentary at the beginning and end of many of the episodes that will be featured.

The episode airing on Friday (April 24) in Canada will be episode #4305 (which originally aired in the U.S. on March 1, 1990): Nina (Tricia Cast) introduces David (Michael Corbett) to Danny (Michael Damian). Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) escapes with Esther’s (Kate Linder). Cassandra (Nina Arvesen) agrees to marry Adrian (Mark Derwin). Paul (Doug Davidson), Nathan (Nathan Purdee), Victor (Eric Braeden) and Lynn (Laura Bryan Birn) try to find a way to protect Cassandra. “Cricket” (Lauralee Bell) is very happy to see Danny again. Brad (Don Diamont) talks to Ashley (Brenda Epperson) about Leanna’s (Barbara Campton) show but she’s not interested. Jack (Peter Bergman) is at John’s (Jerry Douglas) bedside in the hospital.

The episode airing on Monday (April 27) in Canada will be episode #7917 (which originally aired in the U.S. on July 5, 2004): Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) stages her own intervention which also includes Jill (Jess Walton), Brock (Beau Kazer), Mac (Ashley Bashioum), and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman). Mac tells her grandmother that she will leave if Katherine continues to drink herself to death. Meanwhile, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) reveals to Daniel (Michael Graziadei) that Danny (Michael Damien) is not his biological father. Dru (Victoria Rowell) asks Devon (Bryton James) not to be friends with Lily (Christel Khalil) as he has a bad influence on her.

The episode airing on Tuesday (April 28) in Canada will be episode #7918 (which originally aired in the U.S. on July 6, 2004): Katherine’s (Jeanne Cooper) intervention continues as she’s later visited by the “ghosts” of Rex Sterling (Quinn Redeker), Phillip Chancellor II (Donnelly Rhodes) and Phillip IV (Thom Bierdz). Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Christine (Lauralee Bell) argue about why Phyllis lost custody. Danny (Michael Damien) explains how manipulative Phyllis was to Daniel (Michael Graziadei). Sharon (Sharon Case) realizes that Grace (Jennifer Gareis) is loyal to Cameron (Linden Ashby). Nick (Joshua Morrow) confronts Cameron.

The episode airing on Wednesday (April 29) in Canada will be episode #9116 (which originally aired on April 3, 2009): Everyone gathers for Billy (Billy Miller) wedding to Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), which includes with an epic cake fight between Jill (Jess Walton) and Katherine (Jeanne Cooper). Also in this episode: Jill awaited for the results of her paternity test. Ashley (Eileen Davidson) berated Billy for sleeping with a “stranger” the night before his wedding. Mac (Clementine Ford) returns to Genoa City.

The episode airing on Thursday (April 30) in Canada will be episode #9137 (which originally aired on May 4, 2009): Genoa City gathers at the Chancellor estate for Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) and Murphy’s (Michael Fairman) wedding. Paul (Doug Davidson) thinks that “Mary Jane” (Stacey Haiduk) looks familiar. Katherine tells Michael (Christian LeBlanc) that she could phone the governor and request a full pardon for Amber (Adrienne Frantz) and Kevin (Greg Rikaart). Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) tells Jack (Peter Bergman) that she’s worried about Ashley after the distressing incident with Sabrina’s dress. Victor (Eric Braeden) is less than thrilled when Neil (Kristoff St. John) tells him that Katherine hired him as CEO of Chancellor Industries.

Stay tuned to The TV Watercooler for updates as more Y&R theme weeks are announced.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on Global and CBS.


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