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13 December 13th, 2013 Doug Davidson Appears On KCAL9 To Celebrate Y&R’s 25 Years At Number #1!


Daytime Emmy winner, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) represented the cast of The Young and the Restless proudly this morning on KCAL9 in Los Angeles!  Doug was on hand to discuss Y&R’s amazing milestone this week, that of the CBS series being the #1 daytime drama 25 years running!

During his segment, Doug reflected on the topics portrayed in the soap genre, the history of his character (in which younger archival footage of a young Doug Davidson as Paul was shown), and the ability of the soaps to tell compelling story with little time for day to day production.

Davidson mentions about the essence of Y&R: “The strength of our show is about relationships, and people interacting.  We don’t freeze the cities and we don’t have vampires!”

Watch the segment with Doug on KCAL 9 after the jump!  Then, let us know what you thought about his comments on what makes Y&R different from the other daytime dramas!


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  1. Jewell says:

    Doug is so cute, just love him. I think that is why Y&R works so well, it’s character driven instead of plot driven and you don’t have a character coming back from the dead a hundred times.. Also CBS fights to keep the show at # 1, they are great to the fans and stay interactive with them on Twitter..


  2. su0000 says:

    I have always liked Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) ..
    I hope Y&R become comes un-boring and soon has some umpth the to lackluster long drawn out stories, I find myself FF through all the boring conversations.
    I keep watching in hopes of change, some excitement ..
    Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) is awesome :) hope he never leaves!!!
    I would like to have Paul with Nikki rather than with Christine ..


    Jared replied

    I never did care for Cricket either. I actually like Paul with Nina! I thought their mature romance just made sense after all the years. Without Nina there, I though, I agree Nikki would make a perfect match for him. How many times can we watch an abusive, crotchety Victor suck the life out of our Nikki?


  3. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Love him and his humour. So glad Doug and Paul are on the front burner right now after many years of being back burned. Hope the show brings his humor into it.


  4. Joshua says:

    Is there any way to automatically mute the actors telling me what web site I am every time I visit this site?

    They’re so annoying and cause my PC to freeze up for a good 2-5 minutes every time. Sometimes I have to do a hard restart. :(


  5. Jeff says:

    Me thinks the Y&R is feeling some heat from GH hence the jabs about vampires and freezing cities! LOL


    k/kay replied

    Jeff a couple of weeks ago I would of said no but in light of what has went down this last week I agree. You notice it was jabs during Monty’s reign and RC&FV’s! Off the board for a while Santa will not come to visit if I do not start being nice! Lol


  6. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Freezing cities and vampires…i mentioned several posts ago that exact same thing…a great portion of the viewing audience who watch soaps prefer down to earth serials than campiness and thats why the two cbs shows attract a larger audience…i myself like GH and Days(the latter is so much better now that it isnt campy the way it use to be and i wish gh would do the same)…some campy ok but gh over does it sometimes! However, i still find them the most entertaining! Y&R is no.1 for 25 years…thats good but lets be grateful there are still soap fans out there watching all 4 serials and they are all doing well whether they are no. 1, 2, 3, or 4!!!


  7. Joy Mathys says:

    Doug Davidson is amazing. I’m so happy he won an Emmy. It was so well-deserved.
    Paul has always been my favorite character. It’s great that he has gotten more airtime since July. It has made me watch the show more often. I enjoy watching Paul and I love when he shares scenes with Christine. keep writing for them, please writers.
    Congratulations to Y&R on 25 years as number one.


  8. Libby says:

    Great to see YR give Doug Davidson his spot as Ambassador of show. Good guys finish first.


  9. Jared says:

    I love Doug Davidson, and Paul and Nikki (I believe, so let me know if I’m missing anyone else) are the remaining actors (not characters) from the 1970′s. To the sour gripers, once again, Y&R IS the #1 daytime drama and one of the top rated shows across the daytime spectrum, and it regularly puts up numbers that would be competitive in prime time. I believe Doug Davidson had a large part in initially propelling Y&R to its heights, so congratulations! This is truly an amazing accomplishment that cannot be “spun” away.


  10. Ann says:

    I have watched Y&R since [day one]. It is character drive and current . My heart broke when Jeanne died.
    I have been so mad at some of the writers but never the actors, they only keep the good ones.
    I am 76 and Doug Davidson is still a cutie


  11. Sylvia says:

    l love Doug. How fantastic and what a great honor to have Nikki and Christine in those clips.


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