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The Young and the Restless POLL: Does The Show Need Victor Newman?

The Young and the Restless spoilers say that if there’s anything we’ve learned about life in this fictional town of Genoa City, it’s that almost every storyline revolves around the Newman family or better yet, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and the possibilities of what he may or may not do. And while there’s no doubt that actor Eric Braeden has played a vital role in bringing out both the best and the worst out of Victor Newman, a lot of fans can’t help but wonder just how essential he is to the show today, seeing how ‘new’ characters that have been worth watching and keeping up with. Here’s what you need to know.

The Young and the Restless POLL: Does The Show Need Victor Newman?

In a new interview with Soap Opera Digest, Eric revealed that the former producers of The Young and the Restless were thinking of getting rid of Victor Newman altogether, much to the shock of fans everywhere. Speaking about the “old regime” of producers and writers, Eric put it this way, “What they don’t understand is that [Co-Creator/Former Head Writer] Bill Bell was a brilliant man who laid a very sound foundation, and if you want to veer away from that foundation, it will begin to flounder. That’s all I’m going to say.”

Of course, this has prompted a lot of fans to wonder out loud: just how important and how powerful is a man like Victor Newman in 2022? After all, you’ve got many other game changers in town these days, and the villains are just the ones wearing the suits. There have been plenty of female characters that have given Victor a good run for his money over the years. That, and his prodigal son Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) seems to be doing a good job of holding the old Newman fort on his own.

The Young and the Restless News: What’s Next For Victor Newman?

That said, the other ‘Victors’ on daytime television soaps such as Days of Our Lives and General Hospital have come and gone over the years. While Victor Cassadine is back in Port Charles causing mayhem again, Victor Kiriakis has been nowhere to be seen these last several months. Is it really important to have Victor Newman just to have another ‘Victor’ on the show? Share your thoughts with us.

In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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Lois
1 year ago

Yes he makes the show

Dianne Sapp
Dianne Sapp
1 year ago
Reply to  Lois

Oh yes! The show wouldn’t be what it is, “which is great,” without Him! Victor Newman is the “Backbone “ of the Young And The Restless.

Mary E Barnes
Mary E Barnes
1 year ago
Reply to  Lois

I agree! Victor makes the show!!

Lois
1 year ago

Yes he makes the show. i did not post this reply before

Sassy
Sassy
1 year ago
Reply to  Lois

Yes Absolutely 100%
Young and the Restless Would NOT BE Y&R without Victor Newman!!!

Barbara
Barbara
1 year ago
Reply to  Lois

If Victor leaves this show then Jack could Mary Mary Nikki and you have a whole new show. I’m just kidding I like Lecter especially when he’s nice. On the line above that’s supposed to be Victor not lecture

Diana
Diana
1 year ago
Reply to  Barbara

Definitely needs Victor. Love his style and demeanor! He is the glue of this crazy family

Lori Sims
Lori Sims
1 year ago

Yes The Young and the Resless needs Victor Newman. He is the show. No one else like him.

Vickey
Vickey
1 year ago

Without Victor, there would be no Y and R. Muss said. Okay

Letta
Letta
1 year ago
Reply to  Vickey

Love Victor.

Harry
1 year ago

I’ve been watching The Young and the Restless from day one there’s a few years I never thought because I was working but now I’ve been watching it for the last 30 years every day since we the VCR or dvd player so I don’t miss an episode Victor should stay on the show as long as he can he’s the villain or the good guy but you have are you want you want him to play a very good actor love him but now since have his son-in-law trying to take over everything it’s been really good probably the best I’ve ever seen in a long time so tell Victor to keep up the good work

Tc
Tc
1 year ago

Absolutely is Victor the VITAL FOCAL point of the show and always has been. And many of other characters are loved. I don’t always agree with his tactics and power moves but he always saves his family no matter what the reason with his long earned power . He outsmarts the worst of characters & I love to watch it . Like he’s going to get to bottom of Ashland. He best give it up before Victor gets him to jail . For once I was hoping Victoria found her match in a husband and thrilled she’s done with Billy !!!!
It may take awhile ( but the best is that this soap doesn’t drag on for months of a problem ) it gets solved or disappears before you’re so sick of it you don’t watch it ! I’m sure he thinks to retire after all these years but hope he doesn’t (or not completely)
I love the new Adam by the way . Smart. , not afraid to step up to “help” but reformed not destructive as he was . Doesn’t cross the line but still wins over evil .
Yes, Victor is VITAL . LOVE this handsome man 🌷🌟

Charlotte
1 year ago
Reply to  Tc

Absolutely love Victor. Don’t be too quick to eliminate these very good actors and actresses as they are essential to the program.

Kimberly
Kimberly
1 year ago
Reply to  Tc

There’s no Young And the Restless without VICTOR NEWMAN!! He makes the show what it is. Love him

Karen DeSimone
Karen DeSimone
1 year ago
Reply to  Kimberly

I agree Young and the restless needs Victor Newman. He is the best part of the show

Peggy Clanton
Peggy Clanton
1 year ago

Yes, Victor is definitely a necessary character and central to the existence of Y & R. By no means does he need to go as in real life, there is always a need of an older person to give strength and maturity to any storyline and provide years of experience and living to be an example to the younger ones coming on. Lords knows there is a great need of some better example for the young ones.

MrEd43
MrEd43
1 year ago

Without Victor, NO Young and Restless. They would be totally crazy to get rid of Victor, what an actor, what a super individual. This Soap will definitely go down the drain without Victor. Some people are going to disagree and say that the show would be better without him, but I personally believe, he is the center piece of the Soap.

Gail
Gail
1 year ago

Yes we need Victor! I love him on the show! Would not be the same without him!

Elaine Gernert
1 year ago

Yes definitely Victor needs to stay with Eric playing the part. Get rid of the writers and keep all of the good actors and actresses.

Deb
Deb
1 year ago
Reply to  Elaine Gernert

Victor is the reason the show has survived all these years. Without him it will disappear.

sandra
sandra
1 year ago

Most definitely the show needs Victor. The show is Victor.

Yasmin Daniels
1 year ago

Is this a trick question? Of course!

Eva Allison
Eva Allison
1 year ago

Ohhhh no never get rid of Victor, he is the back bone of the show. One time at a interview they asked him if he was ready toi retire & he said no way what would I do sit in my rocking chair, I’m going to work as long as I can, good boy Victor,kee
as I can keep it up, love you !!!!!

Winona Jones
Winona Jones
1 year ago
Reply to  Eva Allison

I love Victor he is a good actor, if they took him off the show it would not be interesting, so I wouldn’t care to watch the show anymore

Sylvia Woods
1 year ago

I am 80 so you know I have been watch Victor and the others for lots of years and lots of marriages. Many strong characters, but Victor is the hub that make the wheel turn.

Karen Brett
Karen Brett
1 year ago

Victor is the prime excitment of the show – that is why have been watching it. The Newman family is the excitment of the show. Not to keen on Victoria right now & Ashland I do not like one bit.

Sylvia
Sylvia
1 year ago

I was going to say that there is no Y&R without Victor! But I see others agree with me and rightly so. He’s a terrific actor!

Nora
1 year ago

Victor Is One Of The Main Reasons That I Still Watch The Show. He Makes The Show Worth Watching…

Renee
Renee
1 year ago

I could understand if he has had enough and wants to retire. He is the hub of the wheel for this show.

CJ
CJ
1 year ago

Why remove Victor he make the show more interesting and u never know what new adventures Victor will bring to the show. If u take Victor out that will be the end of the show.

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