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Joanna Johnson set for a return to The Bold and the Beautiful!

Joanna Johnson ( the original Caroline on B&B, who came back as another character Karen Spencer) is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful for a four episode story arc beginning, July 22nd! The plot centers on Katie and Bill renewing their wedding vows.  Johnson, as many know has been focusing on her entertainment career behind the scenes.  First, she was the creator and co-executive producer of the Hope & Faith sitcom starring Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford, and now she has another hit on her hands with Make It or Break It – for ABC Family where she is writer and EP for that series!  But now she is returning to her soap roots thanks to a call from Brad Bell to mix it up with on-screen brother, Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) and more.

TV Guide spoke to Johnson for the lowdown.  Here are a few excerpts below!

Joanna on why Karen comes to town and back to B&B: Katie calls Karen, who is coming to town for a Spencer Publications board meeting and asks her to come a day early but doesn’t say why. It’s a surprise to all the guests, including Bill, that Katie is having a minister come over to renew their vows. It’s the same minister who married them originally, and all the same guests [Brooke, Donna, Justin, Stephen] plus a few new ones [Pam, Liam, Hope]. Supposedly, Karen has been running the New York office of Spencer Publications, which was news to me. I was wondering where she went. [Laughs] I kinda thought she’d gone back to the trailer park along with Dorothy Lyman.

Joanna on getting camera ready for a return to soaps when you have not been on-screen for awhile: Usually when [exec producer] Brad Bell calls me to do the show I think, “Oy. I should lose some weight before I go back.” But this time I didn’t. I just said, “Oh, what the heck.” I’m not here to push any romantic stories or be the ingénue. One of the reasons I got out of acting was that I didn’t like the pressure of having to be beautiful and skinny and perfect — which is why I understand and appreciate what the young women on Make It or Break It are dealing with. I’m so glad I no longer have to worry about that stuff.

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Joanna Johnson was always my favorite when she left because she wanted to direct I was dissapointed. Wish she would come back permantly bring Winsor Harmon back for her and get rid of all these awful new characters.

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ABC Officially Picks Up ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff, ‘The Conners’ With No Roseanne Barr Participation

Word on late Thursday afternoon is that ABC has now officially moved forward and gave a pick-up to the Roseanne spinoff series, The Conners.   

As viewers know, there had been speculation that the series would revolve around Sara Gilbert’s character of Darlene, but now the other concept with the entire family in the title is the direction the new series will go (although it is said to be the “working title” of the series.)

The Conners received a ten episode order and will make the fall TV schedule, and will reside on Tuesday night’s on ABC at 8PM.

Roseanne Barr’s controversial tweets led to the network’s swift decision to cancel her series.

In the new deal, Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in The Conners after reaching a settlement with series producer, Tom Werner.

The Conners will feature the rest of the Roseanne core cast including: John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman.

According to Deadline:  It is unclear how exactly Barr’s character will be written off but ABC describes it as “a sudden turn of events.”  On the new show, after a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails.

In a statement ABC commented: “The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.”

A major turning point to greenlight the series came when the fact that the new series does not feature Barr’s character Roseanne Conner, which rights to which she is said to maintain, paved the way for an agreement with no Barr.

So, glad to hear The Conners will continue sans Roseanne? Comment below.

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Eva Longoria Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

Wonderful news for Eva Longoria and her husband Jose “Pepe” Baston.  The duo welcomed into the world their new son on Tuesday named, Santiago Enrique Baston.

The little man he was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  Santiago weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces at birth.

“We are so grateful for this blessing,” Longoria said HOLA! USA, who has exclusive pics of new mom and her son.

This is Longoria’s first child.  Baston has four other children from a previous message.

As many know, the former The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, EP of Devious Maids, and star and creator of the comedy sitcom Telenovela, and the soon to be seen EP of Grand Hotel, married Baston back on May 21, 2016, and announced that they were expecting their first child together in December of last year.

Share your congrats and well-wishes in the comment section below for Eva, Jose, and Santiago,

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B&B Picks Up Its 13th Golden Nymph Award At 58th Monte Carlo Television Festival

In ceremonies held this evening in Monte Carlo, Monaco, The Bold and the Beautiful was once again the recipient of the Golden Nymph Award for its victory in the ‘International TV Audience Award in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category.’

This marks the 13th consecutive time B&B has received this honor at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

On hand from the series for the 58th annual awards ceremonies were long-running series star, Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge).

Immediately following Bold’s win, Katherine and Thorsten struck a pose for the paparazzi on hand.

In a post on her Instagram standing next to Princess Charlene and Kaye, Lang related: “Every year we come it never disappoints. Thank you to Prince Albert and Princess Charlene for an amazing week in Monaco! It is always an honor to be here!”

Share your congrats for the most-watched and well-known soap around the globe, The Bold and the Beautiful, via the comment section below.

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