As the death of Katherine Chancellor will begin to resonate with the citizens of Genoa City this week on The Young and the Restless, her memorial service will be two-day event airing on September 3rd and 4th when everyone gathers at the new Chancellor Park, which is a beautiful new set built to honor the character and the memory of series star, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine).
So, just who will be returning to pay their respect to Mrs. C? Well, according to Michael Logan of TV Guide Magazine, the stars returning include: Lauralee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina), Patty Weaver ( Gina), Adrienne Frantz (Amber), Beau Kazer (Brock) and Michael Damien (Danny) who will perform. In addition, Father Todd Williams will be back played by Jeanne Cooper’s real-life son, Corbin Bernsen. Y&R’s executive producer Jill Farren Phelps also revealed to TVG plans for the storyline that comes to light following Katherine’s death relating: “Katherine being Katherine, she will continue to orchestrate things from on high — just as she always did on earth.”
In addition, Phelps explained that after several key characters receive letters from Katherine including: Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), Victor (Eric Braeden), Jill (Jess Walton) and Christine, it will: “Shake up the show in dramatic, drastic ways that will change it forever. There’s no greater tribute we can pay to Katherine, or to Jeanne, than to make sure their presence on Y&R will always be felt.”
So what do you think of who is returning for the memorial? Who do you think is missing and should be there? What do you think will happen when Nikki, Victor, Jill and Christine receive letters from Katherine? Weigh-in!