Eric Braeden: Written Out of The Young and the Restless

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The economy continues to take its toll on the world of daytime drama.

The latest tragic example involves Eric Braeden, as TV Guide Canada reports his character of Victor Newman has been written out of The Young and the Restless. The actor has already taped his final scenes.

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With budgets cuts affecting even the biggest names, Braeden had been locked in intense negotiations. He's signed through 2010, but that contract is apparently void now.

“Everyone knows they have to take a slash in pay,” an insider said. “That isn’t the issue — the issue is that their current contract isn’t being respected. Once you open up a contract during a cycle, the original contract is null and void and you must start over from scratch. Eric thinks he should be paid his current salary until next year."

We'll keep fans apprised of this situation as news develops.

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hi my name is also kandi lol. i've been her for 47 yrs. and i'm happy to hear Eric Braeden is leaving the show. i was so excited when victor flatlined. then he was on the next week.bummer i want adam to really sock it to him. i would like to see someone anyone get rid of him. it's always victor winning. what do you say about doing something different for a change. GET RID OF VICTOR


Well all I can say Victor is the main vain of the show...why can't they do away with Gloria,Kevin,& his wife deacon and amber dr talor and Adam even ashley she is an idiot plz save victor...I will stop watching y&r and so will others of my friends!!!


I will stop watching the show if vict.leaves.
at getting to the point where the show sucks


i will stop the whaching the show for 2 things,,if you make victor leave,,and if you dont give sharon baby back,,i will make sure my friends and coworkes,,to boycutt the show ,,give back the baby,,and keepppppppppp victorrrrrrrrrrrrr


Do what you can to keep Victor with Y&R. Nikki and Victor need to get back together. Without these two people on the show, it just won't be the same. I would hate to see Victor leave the show. If you have to cut cost, cut them with some other parts, such as Patty Williams, Adam, Dr. Taylor, Decon Sharp and the so called brother of Kevin. If you want to keep viewers, keep VICTOR!


The day that Victor leaves is the day that I STOP watching this show and I have watched it since day #1. HE is what makes Y&R. Adam needs to be exposed for the terrible things that he has done. I CANNOT believe that they are going to get rid of Victor. That just blows my mind.


The show will never be the same without Victor Newman. This is ashame that he's leaving.

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The Young and the Restless Quotes

See, I only work out so I can eat doughnuts.


That was Victor's doing. It was purely personal. Believe me, old moneybags is going to eat his words. The magazine is gonna do great, and beauty of nature will be left in the dust.