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CBS Renews ‘Young And Restless’ For 3 More Years

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Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow play star-crossed lovers Sharon and Nick on "The Young and the Restless." (credit: AP)

Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow play star-crossed lovers Sharon and Nick on “The Young and the Restless.” (credit: AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it’s renewing “The Young and the Restless” for three more years.

TV’s top-rated daytime drama has now been picked up through the 2013-14 season. The soap, which tapes in Television City, premiered in 1973.

CBS’ announcement Monday comes on the heels of NBC’s recent renewal of its long-running soap, “Days of Our Lives,” for two more years. Both shows are produced by Sony Pictures Television. “Days” is NBC’s only soap.

The glad tidings strike a contrast to the usual downbeat news about daytime dramas, whose ratings overall have been falling for years. In September, TV’s oldest soap, CBS’ “As the World Turns,” left the air after 54 years.

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