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CBS Connect App The Bold and The Beautiful Experience – First Synched Second-Screen Experience!

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Fans of CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful can now experience the show in an entirely new dimension with an interactive second-screen experience that syncs in real-time to the show’s broadcast and serves up interesting quizzes, polls, trivia and more.

The Bold and the Beautiful experience – which launches today on the CBS Connect App – marks the first synced second-screen experience for any daytime television program on network TV. The app lets The Bold and the Beautiful fans dig deeper into the show’s main storylines, learn more about the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families, and discover more about the actors who portray the iconic characters.

“The release of The Bold and The Beautiful synched second screen app is exciting news for CBS Daytime and our audience,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “The app marks a first for any daytime television program on network TV and, most importantly, enhances our fans’ TV-viewing experience, offering them a deeper connection with the characters and content of each episode.”

While fans watch the show live on their local CBS station, on-demand or via their DVR, the CBS Connect app’s sync function pinpoints which episode is being watched and tailors the experience accordingly. For instance, The Bold and the Beautiful experience will offer fans:  Unique slideshows offering contextual historical moments, such as Brooke’s past lovers, Interactive polls, such as: “Is Liam too immature to be in a relationship with Hope?”,  Tidbits like the name of the real-life designer whose gowns serve as props for Forrester Creations’ dresses (spoiler alert: Monique Lhuiller), Behind-the-scenes access to the show’s famous sets,  Makeup tips from the show’s stars (spoiler alert: Katherine Kelly Lang’s favorite go-to lip gloss is Mac’s Viva Glam 5), The ability to interact with other fans, the show’s stars and creative talent via Twitter .

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The Bold and the Beautiful synced second-screen experience joins the CBS Connect app’s existing roster of second-screen features for CBS Television shows including Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hawaii Five-0, and NCIS: Los Angeles The CBS Connect App is free and available for download from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cbs-connect/id580706786?mt=8

What do you think about the enhanced experience to enjoy everything B&B?  And the exciting time for soaps moving into new Apps and technologies?

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Vicki
Vicki

This is the one soap I don’t happen to watch. I hope this comes out for other soaps. I would love it.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well, whatever is on the second screen has to be more interesting than the episode they are showing on the first screen, so why not- it beats channel surfing during the boring bits– lol.

Donna
Donna

Too bad it isn’t available to Canadian viewers!!

Tom
Tom

I am just glad we are getting a break from Steffi! It has been great and this app?.. .why not? .. sounds interesting to ttry.

mary
mary

It’s sick that ridge and Caroline married it’s sick sick he old enough to be her father

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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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So, excited to know Cassandra is back in Port Charles? What do you hope happens next for her, Laura, Curtis and Valentin? Comment below.

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Judith Light Receives Her Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

This week on Thursday, Judith Light was honored with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony attended by many of her beloved friends, longtime business associates who were instrumental in her career, and former or current castmates, and of course, her husband, Robert Desiderio  (Ex-Steve Piermont, OLTL).

The two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her powerhouse performance as Karen Wolek on One Life to Live, and a two-time Tony Award winner for her work in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties was given her star on the legendary walk on Hollywood Blvd for her incredibly successful and enduring career in television, movies and the theatre.

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Speaking to the crowd in honor of Judith’s big day was her Ugly Betty co-star, America Ferrera as well as Transparent creator, Jill Soloway. Broadway producer Daryl Roth, Light’s Transparent co-stars: Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffman, David Steinberg, and former Ugly Betty co-star Ana Ortiz, were all on-hand.  In addition, Judith’s longtime friend and former on-screen One Life to Live sister, Brynn Thayer (Ex-Jenny Wolek) attended to celebrate this moment with Judith.

In her speech, Light thanked everyone along the way at all the shows and stages she has appeared on and more including: One Life to Live, Who’s the Boss? ABC and of course, her current series Transparent, as well as producer Ryan Murphy with whom she first worked with as Marilyn Miglin in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, a role which earned Judith a Primetime Emmy nomination.  Light will next be seen in Murphy’s Netflix series, The Politician with Bette Midler and Ben Platt.

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Judith expressed to all that helped her have a successful career: “The fact is, if you were not in my life, the dream of this little girl sitting alone in her room in Trenton, N.J., reading plays and acting out Shakespeare passages, would never have come to pass. All of you have made and are continuing to make the powerful difference in my life and the lives of so many others  So, I say to all of you with deep and profound gratitude, thank you.  You remind me of who we all really and truly are. We are each other’s star.”

Watch Judith Light’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony below.  Then let us know, what you think of Judith finally receiving her star via the comment section below.


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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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