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More Details On The Bold and the Beautiful’s Return to Production

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Late Monday night, following social media postings by a few of its cast members, more information and protocols came to light which have allowed The Bold and the Beautiful to be the first U.S. daytime drama to go back into production; following the halt in taping new episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Deadline which shared details on how B&B will handle on set and taping health protocols; the move reportedly also  makes B&B the first U.S. broadcast show back in production as well in the midst of the pandemic.

The series is hopeful that by starting production this week, that it can have new episodes for its viewers by early to mid July, but no concrete date has yet to be revealed.

Here is what we know:

*The series will go back into production tomorrow on Wednesday. June 17th.

*The cast and the crew were tested for the coronavirus on Monday, with regular testing a key part of the new protocol.

*Everyone will work shorter days with staggered call times and smaller amount of cast on set at one time. To accommodate that, some of the scripts that had been already in the can were reworked.

*The Bold and the Beautiful has hired a COVID-19 coordinator who will be on set at all times, insuring that the production follows the safety guidelines.

*And reportedly, all cast and crew members will be required to wear masks at all times except for actors when they are filming a scene.

Of note: filming will follow COVID-19 safety protocols set by LA County, the City of Los Angeles and Television City’s owner Hackman Capital Partners, and its resumption became possible after the producers reached agreements with the Hollywood guilds.

So, what do you think of how B&B has safety measures in place and is ready to roll and begin taping new episodes during COVID-19? Share your thoughts via the comment below, and let s know if you are excited to see new episodes of the CBS soap since the last original episode aired back in April? 

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  1. Mark gross

    June 16, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Everyone is going way overboard with this covic 19 nonsense either film normal or don’t film at all

    • TVJeff

      June 16, 2020 at 8:05 am

      Are you saying the millions of people who have it and the hundred thousand plus who have died are overreacting? That doesn’t sound like nonsense to me. It’s a new world out there Mark.

    • Jimmy

      June 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

      They are filming normally… the article states that actors won’t be required to wear masks during their scenes, just when they are not taping. And if they have to rework scripts to accommodate fewer cast members in a scene together, will that really impact the show all that much? The majority of scenes, on B&B especially, are between two or maybe three characters.

      • Ellen

        June 20, 2020 at 11:57 pm

        Amen. I’m a Critical Care Rn. Try and tell me this horrendous disease is nothing…

    • anne

      June 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Why do you object to the requirements that have to be followed in order Bold and Beautiful to start production again? The health of all the actors and others working on the set is extremely important.

      FYI COVID 19 is not the average run of the mill cold/flu virus. Google Nick Cordero then explain to his family what this COVID 19 nonsense is. Then google the medical reports detailing the damage to the lungs of Covid 19 patients. Then go on to the discussion of lung transplants performed on
      COVID 19 patients. You are welcome for the education!

    • Adam Pompa

      June 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Wow really, wake up, this virus has killed millions and I lost friends too it and that’s your comment, don’t be idiot, they are not going overboard.

    • denisefan

      June 16, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Exactly.

    • Lorna Luft

      June 16, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      overboard? You are truly an ignoramous.

  2. Rodd

    June 16, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I hope they are successful and that the other soaps soon follow suit. Good luck!

  3. James R. Poissant

    June 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I still say it’s going to be very tough to do a soap with the conditions we’re under.

  4. Ann Dodd

    June 16, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    What happens to your clothes after taping? Can we buy them??

  5. Brenda Stevens

    June 16, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I am soooo happy for everyone. I think it’s great,that they have someone that is an expert at covid 19 to monitor things to keep everyone healthy. Even though we may feel like one by now, it’s best to have one so you artists can focus on your stories to share with all of us. Much Love and Happiness coming your way.

  6. Peggy

    June 17, 2020 at 4:17 am

    I am so excited for the actresses to get back to filming new shows. And yes keep them all safe as they are filming. Can’t wait to start watching again missed watching them all !!! Good luck crew and be safe !!!!!

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.

 

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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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B&B’s Supervising Producer, Casey Kasprzyk Shares: “Just Finished Viewing Our First Produced Episode Since Starting Production Back Up!”

In a tweet late on Thursday, the supervising producer of The Bold and the Beautiful, Casey Kasprzyk, shared his enthusiasm at completing the first major hurdle for the soap going back into production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showing a viewing copy on disc of the first new episode produced for B&B in months, Casey said: “Just finished viewing our first produced episode since starting production back up! So proud of Team Bold & Beautiful. Great shows airing soon”

The disc had airshow number #8321 on it, and a question mark as to when it will make it to air.

The fact that The Bold and the Beautiful is the first daytime drama to get one new episode completed is a step forward amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Now soap fans will have to wait and see if General Hospital and The Young and the Restless begin their productions in the middle of July; as last projected by both series, or if there will be further delays due to the ongoing crisis for the safety of everyone involved at the shows.

So, excited to learn Casey’s news that there is a new episode of B&B on the horizon for viewers to see? Comment below.

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