A Visit to the CBS Studios and the set of The Young and the Restless

07 Aug

Last week we ventured up to LA to visit the CBS Studios where we hung out with my friend Andrea Joel. I met Andrea through her sister Stephanie Joel, the marketing guru for Wiley and for Forensics For Dummies.

Andrea is the Set Decorator for the hit daytime series The Young and the Restless. Her sets are familiar to fans of the show.

Order in the court:

Where the judge hangs out:

Details, details: The court reporter’s station:

The Genoa City Athletic Club Set:

The Club Entrance:

The Bar:

The plates and napkins are produced by the graphics/design department and the attention to detail is apparent.

They even have their own hospital set up: Genoa City Memorial:

Waiting Room:

Nurses’ Station:

Hospital Bed:

Andrea is in charge of making each set accurate and believable. It is amazing the work, artistry, coordination, and attention to detail that is needed to create even the simplest set. A complex one is a true labor.

Where does Andrea get all the props she needs to create a believable hospital set? That would be from Frank Uchalik, the owner of Alpha Medical. We will visit him and his amazing prop warehouse in my next post.


Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Medical Issues, Writing


34 responses to “A Visit to the CBS Studios and the set of The Young and the Restless

  1. rubypjohnson

    August 7, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Thanks for the behind the scenes peeks! They are very realistic. Now if we can get them not tor run a ventilator on a patient who is talking, that would be great. But that doesn’t have anything to do with set design and props does it?


  2. Chris Brewster

    August 7, 2011 at 8:41 am

    it’s cool to see behind the scenes of television!


  3. Sandra Parshall

    August 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Doug, did you know that Eileen Davidson, one of the lead actresses on Y&R, writes a mystery series set in the soap opera world?


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      August 7, 2011 at 8:52 am

      No I didn’t know that. Thanks for letting us know.


      • Sheila Lowe

        August 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

        And I do believe Bobbie Cimo, former program director of RWA/OC, pays the bills for the Y&R.


  4. Pj Schott

    August 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I just loved “The Young and the Rest of Us.”


  5. Sally Carpenter

    August 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I’m surprised you were allowed to take photos. Some years ago I worked at a major Hollywood motion picture studios and neither employees or tourists were allowed to take photos of the sets, which seemed odd since the sets were seen on TV by millions of people. But these pictures are great. Thanks for sharing.
    Sally Carpenter


  6. Delvia Logan

    August 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I would love to see these sites and how does one get on the list? The prop warehouse would be interesting and truly a great trip.


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      August 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Many of the studios have tours. Otherwise you have to know someone. I simply got lucky meeting Stephanie and then her sister Andrea, two very gracious ladies.


      • Delvia Logan

        August 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        Probably ten years ago, I was with a group at a studio and our last trip was at a prop warehouse. The articles were great to look at and I spent most of the tour there. The best stuff for me were the items from the 20’s to the 50’s. Thanks for the information.


  7. Pat Marinelli

    August 8, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Awesome pictures, Doug. Oh, and I read your “Do No Harm” book. Loved it. Are you writing another one?


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      August 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Glad you liked the book. Yes, the second in the series will be out in January.


  8. M.E. Anders

    August 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Fascinating take on the behind-the-scenes set-up required. I’ve always been curious…


  9. Sandie Caradori

    July 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Love the new set for Billy and Victoria’s home
    The blues and whites and silver really Pop!!
    Any details????


  10. Jill Weatherall

    October 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I would love to know the brand and name of the bedding used in the ‘Geneva Pines’ room Lauren and Carmine shared. The same design was used the year before in a Vegas hotel scene.


  11. Graeme Finch

    March 6, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Hi we are y and r fans for 40 years,going to CBS studios 12 th April 2014,is it possible to catch up with cast members,as second family,and what time do they have tours,Help


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      March 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Graeme—I don’t know when they have tours but I suggest you contact CBS and see what the schedule is. Hopefully it will fit your visit schedule.


  12. cheryl lynne

    June 19, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Can you please tell me where Y&R purchased the black wall hanging (cut-out/ silhoutte style) of a man and a woman. It’s on the wall in Newman Ranch by the front door. I would love to get one for my husband on our anniversary. Thank You.


  13. cheryl lynne

    June 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    OK. if you ever find, please let me know. appreciate it.


  14. Jenny M

    November 27, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I’m curious about the cowboy boot that has been on Nick and Sharon Newman’s tackhouse mantle since they married. It looks like it has matches in it. I would be interested to hear from set design exactly what it is as it always catches my eye!


  15. Jacqueline Fort

    December 16, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I want to know where I can get the christmas mantel scarf in jacks house on his fire place


  16. San Juanita DeLeon

    June 10, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I would like to know about the sheer orange curtains in Avery’s apartment. Where can I find them?


  17. Mike Carolus

    October 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

    What building is used for the exterior shots of the Genoa City Athletic Club?


  18. Tena Crawford

    June 1, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I would love to know the china pattern that the “Abbotts” use. The black one that looks like there are birds or butterflies on the. Very curious.
    Tena Crawford


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      June 1, 2017 at 9:37 am

      I don’t know.


    • Carla

      October 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      It’s a Villeroy and boch pattern called intarsia.


  19. Carolyn

    January 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    PLEASE tell us where to buy the CHRISTMAS mugs used in the coffee shop Crimson Lights on The Young and The Restless—NOT the regular mugs the “CHRISTMAS ONES” !!! They are precious.


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      January 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm

      I don’t know but I suggest you contact CBS. They should know.


  20. Kurt kuhnly

    June 1, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome pictures.i am a huge fan of the recovering from cancer,so I’ve had alot of time on my hands.i ordered a crimson lights coffee love to have a dinnedinner plate from the athletic club. Let me know if I could order one,I couldn’t seem to find how to order one, or if I could.maybe not.great post.

    Liked by 1 person


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