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Long-running Cast Members Katherine Kelly Lang and John McCook Close B&B's 30th Anniversary Episode With Special Moment!

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It’s been an incredible few weeks of honors and parties, and episodes for CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful leading up to its 30th anniversary.

The show that premiered on March 23rd, 1987, shared a very poignant and special moment for its longtime viewers on Thursday’s anniversary episode. Long-running and enduring cast members, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric) have been with the series since its humble beginnings, where at one time the show was last-rated among all the soaps. Today, B&B remains in the second spot in the U.S., and is number one in many countries around the globe.

To honor Katherine and John and their characters Brooke and Eric, at the end of the 30th anniversary episode, the two share a nostalgic moment while in Australia sipping champagne on the beach. It’s McCook, always the stalwart of the series as Eric, who narrates the words of Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and his writing team about: the essence of The Bold and the Beautiful, the family legacies of the show and how Brook and Eric have survived it all through the good and the bad times and remained extremely close. The moment also includes a montage of Brooke and Eric through the years ending with them admitting their lives have been “bold” and “beautiful”.

Watch the scene after the jump!  Then let us know, if you were touched and happy that the series acknowledged Katherine and John as Brooke and Eric to close out the 30th anniversary episode of the series.  Comment below!

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Iakovos

I will forever believe B&B missed a great opportunity when Stephanie Forrester died and Susan Flannery retired. Eric and Brooke should have found their way back to each other. The pairing would have given these two originals proper placement as the solid lead couple. And it would make perfect sense as Stephanie did in the end consider Brooke an heir of sorts. John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang have such an ease and chemistry between them. It reminds me of AW’s Rachel and Mac. Maybe it still can happen. The Quinn-Eric coupling was surprising and fun but we did not get to enjoy it much. Rushed wedding, sudden medical crisis, flirtation with Ridge. It became a plot device rather than a genuine story.

Watching more Ridge-Brooke waffling no longer holds allure. Neither does the roundelay of man-sharing among thre Logan sisters. (It is a slow boat enough eith Steffy, Wyatt, Liam, Ivy, Hope… whoever!) We are 50+ now people! And the recasting of Ridge put a nail in that Ridge-Brooke love story despite history.

Mark Y

i like the nod to rachel and mac!

Vicki

Beautiful moment. Katherine and John were great and they truly deserved that moment. I’d like Brad to take this where both characters slowly discover they can be together and run Forrester which is what Stephanie wanted from brooke in the end. Ridge is a creep.

Kevin C

Such a nice touch to celebrate the 30th anniversary…So nice that John and Katherine are still with the show and it’s fitting to have them be the one’s on the beach to look back and remember/reflect on all the years.

krystle

I LOVED that moment!

Rose

It was a beautiful moment. I freely admit that the tears started to flow….

k/kay

Beautifully written it is obvious how much these two respect and love each other on and off camera! So Brad how about getting these two back together on camera as it should be!!

Mary SF

It had all the S’s– sweet, soapy, sentimental and sincere— oh yeah SORASing– because the characters said they have known each other for 30 years, but their son is 36–conceiving a child without having met yet– that is something— LOL– of course Rick was born in 1990 and should only be 27 but was SORASed in 99 to 18—- which is why I hate it, it really pollutes the timeline and makes these moments of celebrations off– either do soap time or real time, not both at the same time, other than that– I loved the scene and agree with others that Brooke and Eric should be the main couple for the show, but knowing Brad Bell–Katie will be next because Brad cannot have one Logan sister not sleep with the other sister ex. I mean Donna had her shot, it is only right Katie get her chance with Eric too she said sarcastically.

k/kay

Darling you have been watching soaps forever and you know they screw with ages constantly it s the fantasy of a soap. Drives me crazy too and forgetting history etc but you just have to grin and go ok it Is a soap opera. I will say one thing time to let the character of Brooke grow up enough it’s the constant triangles she and Eric should be running Forrester because I will never feel TK is Ridge no reflection on the actor just Ronn Moss was Ridge! I think if Bill Bell had been alive their would have been no recast

Vicki

TK is not ridge. Love TK BUT RM is ridge with kkl.

April

KKL deserved an Emmy a long time ago!

Kevin C

I so totally agree April…KKL is long overdue for an emmy…To me she is as good as Heather Tom who I think is fantastic…Heather and Katherine both shine and are top notch actresses.

Mark Y

For me B&B is based upon the soap classic set-up of Romeo and Juliet and Brooke is Juliet. Nice to see Brooke and Eric have a quiet moment together. And I love the new/old title sequence.

Kevin C

To me Bold and Beautiful is how Y&R use to feel and I am so glad I can hear the beautiful background music from Jack Allocco and David Kurtz and wish they were back at Y&R.

April

Allocco’s music at Y & R was part of what made a scene great. And when they sparingly used Nadia’s Theme – forget it I was in tears. 1973 to 1984ish were my favorite years for stories but Allocco was always a treat

Kevin C

April, THANKS for understanding about the background music and YES, 1973-1984 with the Brooks and the Foster’s where fantastic and I will never forget the wonderful stories during that era…

Mo

It was a really nice episode.

And I agree that KKL should have an Emmy.

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Marci Miller Shares Sentiments On Her Final Tape Day At DAYS

Today was the last day of the incredible journey of Marci Miller as Abigail Deveraux DiMera.  After two years, the actress decided to not renew her contract after receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination and playing the multiple personalities storyline of Abigail, Gabby, and Dr. Laura.

Here, she shared her sentiments via an Instagram post on her final tape day at the NBC studios in Burbank.

“And just like that, 2 very meaningful years have come and gone. I have been loved so well today. I will miss this cast. I will miss these people. I will miss this place. I am both heavy and light at the same time. Much love to all, you have left just the sweetest impression on me. Xx #Days”

What did you think about the sentiments Marci Miller has shared?  Sad to know it’s Marci’s last day in Salem? Comment below.

 

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The Chew Cancelled After 7 Seasons; A Slice Of Justice For All My Children Fans?

Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

ABC noted that The Chew will cease production at the end of this season, but will continue to air until September with all-new episodes in June.  In addition, ABC announced that Good Morning America will expand to three hours.  Thus, switching up the ABC morning line-up.

So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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Welcome To The New Michael Fairman TV: A Note From Michael Fairman

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By now, many of you have come across and seen that Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has evolved into the new and exciting platform, Michael Fairman TV.

I hope you take the time to tour the new site, and enjoy its new look, new features, and extended coverage; which will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.

This site has been a long time in the making, and we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to make this transition as smooth as possible.  As with any change, we know that it will take some time for all of us, including me, to get used to it, and adjust to it.

I truly appreciate the community that we have built for the last 10 years, and I value each and every one of you.  As with any new launch, there will be small tweaks and revisions along the way that do come up.  Our goal is to make the best user experience for you, and to bring you the news, interviews, and coverage that you expect from the Michael Fairman brand.

I know many of you are already saying you miss the old Michael Fairman Soaps, but this is an upgrade, not a demolition.  That being said, Michael Fairman Soaps was no longer sustainable as is.  The site needed to grow, evolve, change, and modernize with the times. With modernization, part of that is making the site accessible, functional on mobile phones and devices, which we now are.  While some things can’t remain the same forever, we are always interested in your input.

I am very proud and excited for this new chapter.  I hope you will enjoy everything that is to come, and I appreciate all of your loyal support.  So, let’s christen this site together and celebrate turning over a new page.

With gratitude,

XO

Michael

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