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B&B's Brad Bell On His Plans For The Characters of Rick, Ridge, and Karen & Dani!

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With so much reshuffling having to go down in a such a short time for The Bold and the Beautiful’s  executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, he has come up with some plans to move the show forward post-Ronn Moss’s (Ridge) sudden departure, and previews what is to come for fall in a new piece with TV Guide! 

In the article, TVG reports that Bell will indeed recast the role of Ridge, but first the character will be sent off the canvas on his honeymoon with Brooke.   Below are some highlights of what Bell stated is to come for some of his  characters!

Bell says he is moving Rick Forrester played by Jacob Young into full Ridge Mode: “Rick is a young man sick of sitting on the sidelines and will finally come into his own.  He’ll become a passionate, sexy, driving force of the show, making a strategic play for Caroline and going after Ridge’s position as head of Forrester Creations.  This was always my plan for Rick. It just works so much better now, what with Ridge going off on an extended honeymoon doing God knows what. It gives Rick a legitimate reason to take control.”

Bell also discusses what is going to happen with his first same-sex storyline that was to feature Joanna Johnson and Crystal Chappell as Karen and Dani, which had to be dropped for the time being while Johnson went off to do her primetime project, Emily Owens M.D, in which she is the producer:  “Joanna will definitely be back, if only for a day or two here and there,” says Bell.  And once her schedule backs off a bit I want her back for something meaty. We may not see Karen for the time being but we’ll play her as if she’s still around and that she and Dani are still a happy couple. (Laughs) I’m not going to have Dani go off and seduce one of our guys.”

Bell also reports there is a big storyline for the fall for Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom that will test her! “Her character, Katie, will discover how evil her hubby Bill (Don Diamont) truly is just as she’s about to give birth to his son. ”

So what do you think of Bell’s plans for the series and dealing with the changes that happened behind-the-scenes?  Let us know!

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Derrick
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Derrick

I think it’ll be a mistake to recast Ridge!

Jules
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Jules

Agreed. Bad, bad move. Write a show without him. It’s not like they’re using much of anyone besides Brooke, Hope, Steffy and Liam anyway.

EF
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EF

Mr. BELL needs to stop giving CC fans false hope. I’ll believe we’ll get more Dani when she’s actually on my TV. Mr. BELL been claiming he has plans for CC, but when your only on screen 2 times in last 2 months and she hasn’t been in the studio to shoot more episodes then I don’t buy his BS. I’m done watching The Lame & the Beautiful.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

How will be there room for these new plot developments with every day so full of Liam, Hope and Steffy?

Tina
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Tina

The new storyline or should I say the old storyline with Liam, Steffy, and Hope is old. I think that the character Brooke needs to be held accountable for her actions, and that Eric should stay in the role of grandfather to Ridge’s children ( Steffy, and Thomas, after all emotions for people do need change like they change bed partners for brooke. I like the diversity that the show is now trying to embrace, but it will never be as good as the days when Stephanie Forrester was around…..

Scott
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Scott

I hope the recast of Ridge doesn’t happen too quickly. I need some Ridge free time on my screen. The character is completely annoying as hell.

As for Rick, I’m happy he’s being featured more. He and Caroline are my favourite pairing, plus I love Jacob and Linsey! Two of the best finds the show has gotten in the past year!!

I need more Dani/Karen, I loved their connection and felt like it was something B&B has been missing for years!

Justin
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Justin

Recast Ridge… Vincent Irizzary (sp) Izzywuzzy…whatever his name is… would work.
Just wait for a few months and let someone besides him and the kids have some airtime.

Scott
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Scott

That is potentially, in my honest opinion, the worst recast idea possibly ever.

Justin
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Justin

At least he can act.. I don’t see your suggestion at all. So maybe not the worst after all. I least it’s’ an opinion. Or are you someone who thinks Ron Moss can actually act?

mo
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mo

No.

Scott
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Scott

Vincent is just wrong as Ridge Forrester. And I didn’t give my own suggestion because I personally don’t want anyone recasted into the role. The character is a hypocrtical nympho. And Ronn can act in his own, he acts well as Ridge.

ANN
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ANN

LOVE B&B TIRED OF LIAM HOPE & STEFFY SAME OH THING. RENAME THE SHOW. BROOK LOAGN & OFF SPRING.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Thorne should be taking the reins of Forrester he is the true male heir. I am so glad I quit watching this show I kept hoping Winsor Harmon would get to show his stuff, I can not tolerate the actor who plays Rick. Brad Bell is a jerk he could have given Ronn Moss his raise instead of all those locations shoots for the teenyboppers. My sister still watches and I keep asking her can I start watching again and she tells me nothing has changed.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I also might add Ronn Moss was in a horrible car accident and almost got killed my husband was in a bad accident 5 years ago and by the grace of god he was not killed it does however make you rethink things about your life he could not give him some time off and let him get things together the man has been on the show for 25 years I think that should count for something!

liam williams
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liam williams

doesnot thorne have a legitamate reason to go after fc hes first born to eric and hes stephanies son, stepahnie the true owner of fc, jj being gone doesnot mean we cant see daniel, who really cares about katie and her baby ready, bill tried to kill amber and her unborn child nothing bill does or did after that should shock katie- fans want to see the real steffy the one was conned bill the steffy before bell decided to use her to prop hope/liam , cast a man for steffy, as for rm ‘s leaving i could care less… Read more »

BETTYEJ
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BETTYEJ

I have stop watching the show becauBrandondon Bell can’t write to save his life. If he think Rick can take Ridge’s place as leading man, I feel sorry for him.

susan
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susan

I WOULD NOT RECAST RIDGE AT ALL. I WOULD MAKE BROOKE GO INTO ANOTHER DIRECTIONS WITH SOMEONE NEW. CANT SEE THE FANS ACCEPTING ANOTHER RIDGE FORRESTER.

joyce
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joyce

i like it but they need to have Danielle on more even if its her talking on the phone to Karen and to show Danielle and Caroline hangout or just having coffee together.Love the Danielle and Karen also Caroline.

Matt
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Matt

I’m excited at the possibility of a nuRidge. It would bring a new dynamic to the show and to Brooke and Taylor. But Ridge needs to be rested for a while and than reappear at the right moment with the right actor.

mo
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mo

About time he’ll do something with Rick. Tired of Steffy/Liam/Hope everyday!!!! And then when they’re not on-screen, the other characters are talking about them. Give Taylor a REAL story!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

If they replace Ridge with someone like Robert Kelker-Kelly, I’d be happy with that.

Sandy
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Sandy

I’m VERY SURPRISED that Ronn Moss has left! I can’t imagine any other actor portraying Ridge. How/when will Brooke return? How will they explain Brooke without Ridge? What will happen to her character? I think enough already with LiamHope/Steffy. Liam & Hope belong together. Katie should really let Bill have it BIG TIME for all his manipulating & interferring. Liam & Hope have a right to know the truth. Steffy should mind her own business & Liam & Hope should know all of her part in Bill’s mess. JUST LEAVE LIAM & HOPE ALONE!

Kate
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Kate

Ridge was a pain in the butt anyway! Rick is repulsive, I tape the show & fast-forward past any scenes with him in it, same with Jacob & Linsey (BORING!) Taylor’s story line is just stupid now, & her face is so deformed from plastic surgery I can’t take her seriously anymore anyway! She was always my favourite but because of what she’s done to her face, & not appreciated the natural beauty she was blessed to have in the first place, I like Brook better now, at least she is aging ‘reasonably’ gracefully! Brook should replace Stephanie but in… Read more »

Cindy Bechtel
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Cindy Bechtel

I wish Hope would get a new boyfriend, I’m getting tired of the 3 ring circus, you need to move her on to a new boyfriend and she fall in love with him. I’m also getting sick of Taylor and her kids blaming the Logan’s for everything that happens in their lives. Taylor thinks she is so much better than everyone else, she did drive drunk and kill Thorn’s wife. I hope you don’t have Brooke getting into a relationship with Bill Spencer. I would like to see Nick come back and Brooke get with him, and have Brooke, Hope,… Read more »

Barbara
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Barbara

I like Cindy’s idea. I always liked Nick.
I think Taylor is so self centered.
The show just isn’t the same without Ronn Moss.

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According to the film loglines: Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas dance.  Briana White, Katherine Kelly Lang, Richard Karn, star in the feature.

Lang shared with SOD on the film working on film while continuing her role on B&B as the iconic Brooke, “It’s wonderful because as an actress, you always want to spread your wings and try new parts and new characters. It’s all a learning process, and all about growth, which is great!”

Check out a trailer for the pic below.   The film drops tomorrow on July 23rd.

So, will you be checking out Katherine Kelly Lang in this Christmas-style film? Comment below.

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According to Deadline, the hour-long drama is about a young Korean-American adoptee who moves to Seoul for a job opportunity and discovers that she is the heir of a dynastic Korean family.

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After the announcement on Friday, Cho tweeted,I’ve always wanted to write my own K-drama. Now I get to – but with Korean-American lead.”

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Joining Eileen in the cast will be none other than Judith Chapman (Gloria, Y&R) , Knots Landing favorite, Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), and primetime TV and film actress, Nancy Valen.  More cast members will be announced in the future.

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In Dial Emme for Murder, Davidson plays actress Emmanuelle “Emme” Peterson, a successful soap star who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a  whodunit.

Now, in conjunction with the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television (PSWIFT), and its president and director/producer, Kim Waltrip, Davidson is launching a fundraising campaign to get the series made.

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In an exclusive interview on the Michael Fairman Channel, Eileen, Judith and Kim exclusive reveal key Intel on the project, campaign and working together.  The proposed series has also launched its official website here.

About PSWIFT:  PSWIFT (Palm Springs Women in Film & Television) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2001 dedicated to promoting our members, both men and women in the Entertainment, New Media Creative arts community. In 2020 Palm Springs Women in Film & Television created and launched a Filmmakers’ Lab to teach members how to make a film, by making a film, hands-on.

PSWIFT is currently seeking donations through their non-profit – which are 100% tax-deductible – to fund the Filmmakers’ Lab’s next venture Dial Emme for Murder.  You can find out more on the different perks and packages if you donate to the project here.

Watch the interview with Michael, Eileen, Judith, and Kim below.

Then let us know, if you think Dial Emme for Murder featuring powerhouse actress, Eileen Davidson, Judith Chapman and Donna Mills, will be a must-see for you via the comment section.

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