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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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Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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British Soap ‘Coronation Street’ Set To Resume Production Next Week Following COVID-19 Shutdown

Will American soaps soon follow the Brits, and be able to start up your favorite soap towns again? While production entities await for guidelines from the state of California and the city of Los Angeles, across the bond, ITV’s Coronation Street has set next Tuesday, June 9th to begin filming new episodes of the popular drama.

Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

Along with ITV’s Emmerdale, and  other programs, Coronation Street is returning to production under the UK’s guidelines and  safety protocols for COVID-19.

According to Deadline that will include: crew members designated to a specific studio or exterior lot  …  social distancing will be observed … cast and crew will have daily temperature checks, while older and more vulnerable members of the team won’t be part of the new episodes during the initial period of filming.

In a statement, John Whiston, ITV’s managing director of continuing drama, said: “Getting to this point has taken a huge amount of work and goodwill from a huge number of people, not least our cast and crew. With the peak past, all indications are that the time is right for a return to filming.  And with the extensive protocols we have put in place, we have made our workplace as safe as possible. I’m sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air. For many who have written in it is a vital escape from all the fears and stresses this virus brings in its wake.”

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Mark Derwin, Melissa Hayden and More to Reunite for Upcoming Guiding Light Virtual Reunion

Some beloved faces from Springfield return when they gather virtually for one of the next Guiding Light reunion chats via Alan Locher.

Look for fan favorites: Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallett), Melissa Hayden (Ex-Bridget Reardon), Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis),, Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Jocelyn Seagrave Fundoukos (Julie Camaletti) on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Guiding Light fans will remember the love story of Mallet and Harley, Dylan and Julie, as well as Bridge’ts Relationship with Dylan and of course, the spoiled rich girl Mindy Lewis.

Get your questions ready and join the virtual chat.  To view on June 10th click here,

So, what were some of your favorite memories from GL featuring this fab five? Comment below.

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