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Peter Bergman signs 5-year deal for ‘The Young & The Restless’ – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Bergman will soon hear if he is taking home another Daytime Emmy but the beloved star of The young and the restless has already won big: Deadline has learned that the actor, who has played Jack Abbott since 1989, has signed a new five-year deal to keep him at CBS.

Five-year daytime contracts are practically unheard of these days — they typically range in length from one to four years — which is why Bergman’s pact is so important. The actor remains more popular than ever and it’s clear that fans, as well as Sony Pictures TV, which produces the show for CBS, can’t imagine the soap without Bergman. Daytime dramas continue to bring in new actors, but viewers never tire of the veterans. They are like family.

The young and the restless has only been extended until 2024, but there’s little reason to believe it won’t last for the term of Bergman’s new pact. Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, Y&R remains the most viewed foam during the day for 34 years in a row.

Bergman competes for his fourth Emmy at today’s Daytime Emmys on CBS. He has been nominated 23 times for playing Jack; he won in 1991, 1992 and 2002. Before joining Y&Rearned his first Emmy nomination for playing Dr. Cliff Warner on all my children from 1979-1989.

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