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Kiara Barnes Lands Role On ‘Fantasy Island’ Reboot and Will Exit The Bold and the Beautiful

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In casting news today, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kiara Barnes will be leaving the CBS soap opera for her series regular role in Fox’s upcoming reboot of Fantasy Island that will debut this summer.

According to Deadline, Barnes has landed the role of Ruby Okoro, a young woman with an old soul. She arrives on Fantasy Island with a terminal illness, but Roarke and the island give her a new lease on life.

This Fantasy Island reimagining from the original ABC series, delves into the “what if” questions that keep us awake at night. Each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who walk in with a desire but end up reborn to themselves through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

According to a show spokesperson as to Barnes’ exit on B&B, she will continue as Zoe in her current story arc until the first week of July.

In a statement, B&B’s executive producer and head writer shared: “It’s been a pleasure having Kiara in the role of Zoe Buckingham on The Bold and the Beautiful. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Kiara debuted as Zoe Buckingham back in 2018.  No word yet if the character will be recast, or somehow exit the canvas.

The actress tweeted on the news: ” Soooo…the cat is officially out of the bag! I’m so excited to be joining the cast for FANTASY ISLAND on FOX!!! I’m so grateful for everyone who made this possible. Dreams really do come true. Continue to believe, and you will receive.  Cheers to a new adventure!”

So, what do you think of Kiara’s new role on the Fantasy Island reboot? Comment below.

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Why are they doing a reboot? Just air the original episodes. Is she a series regular on FI?

I think B&B will survive.

Jimmy
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This is no loss to B&B. And there’s also no need to recast the role. While we’re at it, can Zoe take Paris, Flo & Shauna with her? I’d much rather see Maya & Nicole brought back. Maybe after Karla Mosely wraps her stint on Y&R?

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Jimmy
Yes for you and can we add one more? Quinn, absolutely ca not stand that woman She’s made every man she’s been with miserable, and poor Eric, let’s not even get into what she wants to do with him!

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I dont understand either why b n b would replace Maya and Nicole and their family with Zoe and Paris?! It feels sooo contrived. Maya and Nicole along with their parents were natural and actually have history and could be a viable minority family along with the Forresters, Logans and Spencers! Very poor choice.
Erase the wrong Bill Bell, bring back the original Nicole and Zende, if not recast and Maya! Even Shauna was much better as a foil than this Zoe. I still like Paris, shes a breathe of fresh air. But overall The Buckinghams are weakkkk!

Dennis M
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Dennis M

ALL OF THIS!!

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Melissa

I wish Kiara the best of luck and i hope they do recast Zoe but find someone as great as Kiara is.

John
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Maybe finally give Carter a good storyline. Pairing him with Zoe never made since when they could’ve kept Karla Moseley and put Carter with Maya. Maybe put him with Katie (tired of the Bill/Katie).

Dennis M
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Dennis M

I think they should bring back the Avants and do a middle-age love story with Julius, Vivienne and Lt. Baker. The Avant’s marriage is rocky due to Julius’ affair (that produced Sasha) and his opposition to Maya’s transition. Those three actors are capable of pulling off a strong and compelling story. Bell can even cast Sasha’s mother to make it a quadrangle.

Ozzie Lee
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Ozzie Lee

This is the SECOND reboot of Fantasy Island. The original is a classic.

Ozzie Lee
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Ozzie Lee

Unless your characters name is Logan and or Forrester….Bell has no clue how to write and sustain new characters. Flashy debuts that fizzle to nothing.

Ella Rose
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Ella Rose

I wish her the best. She is a wonderful actress, and I look forward to the reboot. Nice article! You gave us all the info we needed. Thanks.

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Cameron Mathison Talks Strangest Shirtless Scenes, Favorite Susan Lucci Moment & More On ‘7 Questions With Steve & Brad’

On the latest installment of Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) You Tube series, 7 Questions with Steve and Brad, the General Hospital stars welcome the newest addition to their Port Charles family, Cameron Mathison.

Mathison is set to debut this summer back on ABC daytime in a role still under wraps, after previously playing All My Children’s Ryan Lavery and wrapping up his co-hosting gig on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

In the rapid fire sequence of questions from Burton and Anderson, Cameron fielded questions such as what was his strangest take-off-your-shirt moment in soaps, his favorite Susan Lucci moment (where in story, Ryan for a short time was romantically linked to Erica Kane), plus Mathison fessed up on his favorite hosting gig, if he bakes at home, and more.

Watch the enlightening and fun conversation here.

Then let us know, are you looking forward to Cameron’s debut on GH? Comment below.

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CBS Cancels ‘All Rise’ Featuring Soap Alums Wilson Bethel and Marg Helgenberger

The cancellations continue and now comes word via CBS they have chosen not to renew the legal courtroom drama, All Rise.

The series aired for two seasons and featured in its ensemble cast, former The Young and the Restless star, Wilson Bethel (Ex-Ryder) and former Ryan’s Hope favorite, Marg Helgenberger (Ex-Siobhan).

The final episode will air on Monday, May 24th.

 

All Rise has also seen plenty of drama behind the scenes this year when the All Rise creator and showrunner, Greg Spottiswood was ousted amid allegations of unprofessional conduct in the series’ writers room where he offered up offensive and racially insensitive language.

Since his departure, Dee Harris-Lawrence had served as the one and only showrunner for the series.

So, did you enjoy All Rise? Where do you hope Wilson and Marg turn up next? Comment below.

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‘This Is Us’ Season 6 to have Midseason Premiere and 18 Episode Order as It Concludes

The beloved Pearson family drama This Is Us will end after its sixth and final season, and news today from NBC executives Susan Rovner and Frances Berwick revealed that when the show returns for its last run, it will have a midseason, not a fall, premiere date.

Add to that, the fact that the show will wrap with an 18-episode order.  The execs shared to TV reporters and outlets including Deadline: “We know that saying goodbye to the Pearsons is going to be hard enough. So what we wanted to do is honor the fans and get them as close to an uninterrupted run as we could, which is only possible in midseason,” said Berwick.

Susan Rovner expressed: That by starting the story midseason, it will help make the send-off “a great event for the fans to enjoy.” She went on to say, “I think in Dan’s (Fogelman) hands, it’s going to be fantastic.”

In response to the announced season six conclusion, creator Dan Fogelman tweeted: “Whoever casually first said ‘All good things must come to an end’ never had to end their favorite thing. While sad to have just 1 season left, also grateful to NBC for letting us end the show how, and when, we always intended. We’ll work hard to stick the landing.”

For the past five season the cast has featured: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown,Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan, and there are still two more episodes of the current season, until the season finale on May 25th in a special time 10 p.m. ET/PT.

So, are you ready to say goodbye to the story of Randall, Kevin, and Kate and the rest of the family? Comment below.

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