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B&B Casts Spectra The New Generation!

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What another fun shocker from The Bold and the Beautiful!  At the end of Tuesday’s episode viewers noticed a young red-headed woman writing a check and signing it with the name “Sally Spectra”! Was it an homage to the character and the late, great Darlene Conley?

It’s one better, make that four better, because TV Insider revealed the scoop that the show, about to embark on its 30th anniversary season, has brought back a whole slew of never-before-seen Spectras!

Leading the way is Courtney Hope (Transparent) who plays the central role of Sally.  Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer, B&B) revealed, “The new Sally we just met on air is the original Sally’s grandniece and Shirley’s granddaughter.”  In addition, Shirley is Sally’s sister played by Emmy winner and daytime soap favorite Patrika Darbo (Ex-Nancy, DAYS).  Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening) will play Saul, the grandson of Sally’s lifelong tailor, Saul. Darlita will be played by Danube Hermosillo (Modern Family).  She is the next gen’s Darla!

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As to the characters story and how this new Spectra clan will fit onto e canvas, Bell dished, “Our new Sally has hopes and dreams of being a designer. The old Spectra Fashions brick warehouse is about to be hit by the wrecking ball—Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) wants to tear down the building and put up a skyscraper—but there’s a Hail Mary pass. We’re bringing back Mick Cain, as Sally’s son C.J., who owns the building. Mick has no interest in the fashion business but now he has a relative who is hot to give it a shot, so he’s going to let young Sally have the building for six months. She has very little time to make a go of it, but this is her opportunity to make Spectra Fashions shine again. And the original Sally is backing her from afar.”

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As to if this foursome will plot and steal designs from Forrester Creations like the Spectra/Forrester showdowns of the past, Bell teased: “They will definitely play dirty. Young Sally wants this company to be legit but, right away, the decks are stacked against her. As with a lot of people who come to Los Angeles with lofty ambitions, reality will come crashing down. Both she and Shirley come from nothing. Shirley, who worked for years in a bakery, raised Sally when her parents flew the coop, and together they’re a tough, determined team. And they’re broke.”

So, what do you think of the revived Spectra clan and the casting choices? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Gerry
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Gerry

Patrika Darbo is a great choice. She was an interesting offbeat villain on “Days” when her character was introduced. I just wish the show hadn’t killed off Darla’s daughter. She would be a great addition.

Is Sally (the character) still alive?

Claudio
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Claudio

Yes Gerry, Sally Spectra character is alive. They should recast Sally with Robin Strasser ex Dorian OLTL, she would be terrific in the role. Patricia Darbo is a talented actress and I will watch her in her new role.

mollie
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mollie

Or recast Sally Spectra with Kim Zimmer, former Reva Shane on Guiding Light. She could play a sassy and brassy Sally, imo.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I don’t foresee them recasting Sally Spectra. That would be an insult to Darlene’s memory, and would be a complete mess. The reception would be horrible. No one could portray the bigger than life, deep-voiced Sally like Darlene did during her lifetime.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Finally– the show was missing something for ages without a true rival designer house — although I don’t think it was necessary to recreate all the same names as the original Spectra threesome– unless they are planning on recycling old scripts and this will save them from reprinting them-LOL

Irene
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Irene

I used to love the rivalry between the two designers. B&B needs some changes. Same old characters and same stories over and over. This is long overdue. P Darbo reminds me of original Sally. Same type.

Joel
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Joel

This is a great shocking twist in the tradition of B&B but giving the next generation all the same/similar names is a bit much. Sally, Saul and Darlita?!? I would’ve loved to see Bobbie Eakes back… Maybe as Shirley’s daughter?

Claudio
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Claudio

I love Bobbie Eakes, the lady is a wonderful actress and singer. I miss Macy so much, maybe Days or Y&R can hire her.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Give it time-there is a good chance that Macy could be back with us. Thorne is still around and I always thought Thorne and Macy were soul mates. Let’s just get this new blood settled in.

Mo
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Mo

I agree that giving them all the same names are a bit much.

I love Patrika on Days so happy to see her on B&B.

I guess it’s good to have another storyline, family. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe Thomas will defect and return to Spectra. Didn’t he design for them once before?

vinman
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vinman

Will be interesting. ……anything but that sorry “trio”….

Alan
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Alan

That seems like a whole lot of characters to introduce all at once — especially for a half hour show.

Toni
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Toni

I like the idea of the Spectra gang but to hope the story is good. Don’t just bring theme onn for fillers.

Sharon
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Sharon

Courtney Hope is an awesome choice for the role of Sally. She is a strong, talented, proven actress that will make the Spectra’s proud….

Ray
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Ray

This is a great spin on an old tale. I think the show is due for an infusion of new blood. I have been watching for more than a year and the only new character has been RJ and bringing back Ivy. With four new characters, I wonder if Sasha/Zende/Julius/Vivienne will continue to be pushed to back-burner even more. I was not watching during the Sally Spectra era. I would have loved her over-the-top personality. It is great to see Patrike Darbo cast as a relative. I am afraid “Days” will regret not signing her to a lon-term contract. I… Read more »

Darren
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Darren

They should have recast, Sally Spectra with Patricia Darbo. Patrika and Sally, both have red hair and are sexy chubby ladies. Sally is away, the character was not killed off. I love Patrika, she is a wonderful actress.

Darren
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Darren

Darlene Conley passed away in 2007, man I miss Sally. She was Dame and loved her acting. They should have devasted Sally with Patrika Darbo, but I wish Patrika good luck on The Bold And The Beautiful.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

CJ is back?! And Patrika Darbo? Best news about B&B in a long time! Can’t wait.

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Looking forward to seeing what will unfold! Sounds refreshing right now. Maybe, just maybe Wyatt will hit it off with nuSally or Darlita and NOT have her introduced to Liam, LOL!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

#FINALLY..but don’t forget your other characters. .and by the way I must say THANK YOU AMAZON FOR THE IRISH SOAP RED ROCK. .IT’S F.A.B. like the reboot of THUNDEBIRDS HEE HEE .

stevie g
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stevie g

Why couldn’t the new Sally be Patrikas daughter instead of grand daughter? She has a young (currently unseen) daughter, Joy on Days.

Mo
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Mo

I guess because they want Shirley to be Sally’s sister. Although, she could be a much younger sister. And then it gives them more family should they want to call them in.

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I love it! Can’t wait for the day when Thomas leaves Forrester to work at Spectra as head designer. They are taking the show back to their “Glory Days” when the Forresters, Spectras, Logans and Spencers ruled. But, they need to trim the cast. As it is, there are many disjointed story lines.
And, BRING CAROLINE BACK. New couples should be Thomas and Sally, Caroline and Rick. Can’t wait for Steffy’s and Liam’s wedding. More Bill Spencer and Katy – their chemistry has always sizzled.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This is welcome news, especially if it means a finish to the endless Liam-Steffy-Wyatt slog and the stupid Ridge bed jumping stories. Really, B&B just see a story through and let us move on to new ones. And have the characters do something.

B&B for a looooong time has missed genuine conflict. The Forrester-Spectra battles in business made for great stories and the treat of fashion shows. The Logan love slog and the repeat marriages/divorces/annulments and such have grown so tiresome.

toscanti
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toscanti

This is Great News! I miss Darlene as “Sally Spectra”. This will be a nice way to celebrate 30 years of B&B. I’ve watched since day one.

Cheryl O'Neil
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Cheryl O'Neil

I am REALLY EXCITED about the new Spectr
story line & your casting!! I can’t wait for
the Fire again between Forrester & Spectra!!
LOL! The Liam Steffy & Wyatt Storyline
Is getting soooo OLD!! How MANY TIMES
can they get Married! Wyatt needs a new
Love in his Life that won’t even look at Liam
PLEASE! Hee! Hee! Have A Nice Day!

Dean_Morgan
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Dean_Morgan

Just when I thought I couldn’t find the time to add another soap to my DVR, I hear Patrika Darbo, who I loved on Days, will be part of Bold. Guess I won’t be getting much sleep…because I cannot miss her.

Mo
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Mo

Why does Shirley have a southern accent and the other Spectras don’t? I think they should have had Patrika just use her natural voice.

And Sally Sr.’s voice didn’t even sound like her. I guess they did the best they could.

Considering Jackie M was in that building after Spectra, I don’t know why there was Spectra stuff on the walls.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I like the idea but am concerned about these details. Sally, Saul, Darlita??? It is one thing to build upon the recently ignored Spectras. It is another to try to merely recopy what worked before. We’ll see.

I wonder how C.J. Garrison, Sally’s son and, thus, related to these folks, will fit into all of this? Will the show even bother to mention him?

Mo
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Mo

How is that that Sally Jr. has the last name of Spectra? Was Spectra Sally’s maiden name or a made up name? If it was her maiden name, then did Shirley not give her daughter the daughter’s father’s last name? So then that daughter too gave her daughter the Spectra name? Unless Sally is related to Shirley through a male? It is very complicated.

Or did Sally Jr. just take the name?

Family tree and explanation is needed.

Deb
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Deb

I actually hate this idea. The old Sally was way too over the top to be either likeable or believable, and it seems like a desperate ploy for ratings (which they never have had to resort to) to bring this rival storyline back. I think Rick and Thomas should start their own fashion house and keep the Forresters the stars of the show.

Patricia Jones
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Patricia Jones

I LOVE the new Sally Spectra !!!! The actress is phenomenal !! She reminds me of a younger Heather Tom ! Send Thomas back to NY, he is a bore . She is definitely for Wyatt. She is his female counterpart !! Can’t wait until Sally and Wyatt meet !!!!!!

Lisa W.
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Lisa W.

The storyline and acting seems too forced and the whole seems awkward and annoying. The show needs to stop rehashing old plots and come up new ideas.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sean Kanan’s ‘Studio City’ Scores 13 Indie Series Award Nominations

Nominations were revealed on Wednesday for the upcoming 13th annual Indie Series Awards.  Sean Kanan’s streaming series, Studio City received 13 nominations in various categories.

Studio City’s nominations are fo: Best Drama Series, Sean Kanan, Michel Kanan, and Timothy Woodward, Jr., producers; Best Director in a Drama Series, Timothy Woodward, Jr.; Best Writing in a Drama Series, Michele Kanan, Sean Kanan and Timothy Woodward, Jr., writers; Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Sean Kanan; Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Carolyn Hennesy; Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Tristan Rogers and Justin Torkildsen; Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Natalie Burn and Juliet Vega; Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Lilly Melgar; Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, Outstanding Cinematography in a Drama Series, Pablo Diaz, and Outstanding Editing in a Drama Series, Fady Jeanbart.

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In a statement on Studio City’s 13 nods, Sean Kanan shared: “I am overwhelmed and thankful that our show, which I refer to as the little-engine that could series, has received such support from the Indie Series Awards. Our second season was a collaborative effort of creativity, love of our content, and hard work. We look forward to creating more entertaining series in the future.”

Studio City tells the dramatic and comedic story of Sam Stevens (played by Kanan), a long-time soap opera actor starring in the number two most-watched daytime drama, “Hearts on Fire” as he struggles to keep his top spot on the show, break out of soaps into feature films, and deal with his own complicated life which includes a few dark secrets concerning his past, including an aging step-father, the twisted truth of his paternity, and a daughter that he never knew existed.  Season two consists of six episodes and is available on Amazon Prime.

For the complete list of this year’s Indie Series Award nominations, check them out here.  The Indie Series Awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 12th in Burbank, California at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

What do you think of the nominees from Studio City for the ISA Awards? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Launches Podcast on SiriusXM

Former All My Children stars Kelly Ripa (ex-Hayley) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo) can add launching a podcast to their extensive resume through their production company, Milojo Productions, and Sirius XM.

According to Deadline, Ripa will host Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa, where she will have in-depth conversations with celebrity guests. Depending on the subject matter, a specialist or expert could also join the episode to provide insight.

In a statement on her new hosting gig and show, Ripa expressed: “After 23 years of interviewing celebrities, authors, musicians and experts on live TV, the big takeaway is that the most compelling and unfiltered conversations happen off camera. I have dreamed of a platform where I can have these honest talks without all the fuss and filter of a camera. Now SiriusXM has made my dream a reality with a podcast featuring friends, both old and new, discussing a variety of topics we all face in life, while getting deep with some experts’ views and advice along the way. Not another podcast, this is off camera!”

New episodes of Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa will be available every week on Stitcher, the SXM App, and all major podcast listening platforms beginning in March.

Kelly will be quite busy co-hosting the syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, in addition to Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa.

So, will you check out Kelly’s new podcast? Hope she has some All My Children alum on as guests? Comment below.

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