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Peter Bergman signs new deal longer than Y&R is contracted to run

Darcy Rafter June 28, 2022
Peter Bergman signs new deal longer than Y&R is contracted to run
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You’ll be glad to know Jack Abbott is sticking around in Genoa City for much longer and soap fans are over the moon.

His portrayer, Peter Bergman has just signed a new contract with The Young And The Restless which Deadline has reported will keep him on the soap for the next five years.

It’s not unusual, for soaps to have one to three-year contracts but a five-year deal is pretty rare. It does show that CBS is desperate to keep Bergman in the role as I think we can all agree that Y&R simply wouldn’t be the same without him.

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Peter Bergman signs new deal

Peter Bergman didn’t win the Daytime Emmy at Friday’s 49th annual ceremony, but he did receive some good news to make up for it. Fans can look forward to even more dramatic storylines from Bergman who has played Jack Abbott since 1989 as he has landed a new five-year deal.

Bergman’s new contract takes him into 2027 which is much longer than the Y&R is even contracted to run; technically the soap has only been renewed through to 2024. In January 2020, CBS renewed the soap for four more years.

However, don’t worry too much the soap will likely run way beyond 2024 as it has been running for 34 years. Created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell in 1973, the show remains the most-watched daytime drama. It’s certainly expected that it will have another renewal deal to keep Y&R on screens before this contract expires.

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Peter Bergman’s role in The Young And The Restless

Bergman kicked off his career in 1979 when he joined the cast of All My Children, as Cliff Warner, where he remained until 1989. The actor then took over the role of Jack Abbott on Y&R from Terry Lester and has received 23 Daytime Emmy Award nominations for his portrayal, winning the award three times.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.