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Plans For Y&R and B&B Revealed: Memorable Theme Weeks Will Air With Bonus Commentary

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On Monday, CBS announced their plans for the signature soaps, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful at this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this point in time, the soaps will have run out of original episodes to air as of This Thursday April 23rd.  So in their place for the time being will be more classic episode and theme weeks that new and longtime fans will enjoy.Y&R and B&B are currently in a halt in production as are GH and DAYS due to the coronavirus crisis.

The plan is for the theme weeks to kick-off next Monday April 27th.   The Young and the Restless will start with the grand dame of Genoa City, with episodes surrounding Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper).  In a week called “Katherine the Great”, look for episodes started as far back to 1980.  Longtime cast members will be featured in these classic moments including: Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), Jess Walton (Jill Abbott) and the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters).

Ahead of Monday’s them week, this Friday,April 24th,  Y&R will rebroadcast a show from 1996 involving Paul and Christine’s honeymoon, which became quite complicated when Phyllis also arrived on the scene.

B&B will start their theme week with “Escape to Monte Carlo” and look back at all the episodes filmed on location in the Mediterranean paradise.  Cast include: Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Don Diamont (Bill Spencer), Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan), John McCook (Eric Forrester), Rena Sofer (Quinn Fuller) and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester).

In addition, two documentary-style “making of” episodes filmed on location in Monaco will air Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28. These two “Becoming Bold and Beautiful” episodes have never been seen before on CBS, and feature rare, behind-the-scenes footage of cast and crew (including executive producer Bradley Bell) as they shot throughout the enchanting mountainside country. Also, as an early kickoff to the theme week, on Friday, April 24, B&B will air the Monte Carlo-themed episode in which Forrester Creations and Spectra Fashions face off for a fashion showdown benefiting charity.

“It’s incredibly fun to offer fans an opportunity to look back at such memorable moments from Y&R and B&B,” said Amy Reisenbach, CBS’ EVP of Current Programs said in a statement. “Both of these shows have extraordinary legacies, and these specially curated episodes are only a small portion of what we hope to be able to present in the coming weeks.”

The stars of Y&R and B&B will provide bonus content with fresh commentary at the beginning and end of many episodes. Additional “theme weeks” of both series will be announced in the near future.

So, what do you think about the concept of theme weeks to enjoy; until Y&R and B&B can get back in production? Comment below.

 

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Paul H
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Paul H

The Bold and the Beautiful doesn’t sound that interesting. I’ll be watching Classic Concentration on BUZZR.

Please show old episodes with Thorne, Macy, and (the real) Sally Spectra.

Paul H
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Paul H

I forgot Darla and Saul. I’d like to see all the Darla episodes. Early Brooke and Stephanie would be nice too.

Jimh
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Jimh

I watch Classic Concentration on Buzzer-clean classic fun for the whole family!!!

Mark gross
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Mark gross

B&B would not be in this position to have no more episodes left if the show did not give the stars all this time off. They spend more time off the set then on the set. The month of July, 3 weeks at. Christmas, 1 week off every month, 3 weeks spring break. Days of our lives has enough episodes until September.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Days of our Lives has all new episodes through late October.

Toscanti
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Toscanti

It’s a great idea, I can’t wait.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

CBS PLEASE broadcast Y&R episodes from the 70’s with Jaime Lyn Bauer and John McCook and John/Lance’s wicked mother Vanessa Prentiss where Vanessa framed Lori/Laurie by yelling STOP it Lori, STOP, etc and jumps off the balcony making it look/sound like Lori pushed Vanessa off the balcony…And the the party at the Colonnade Room with Lori being introduce along with other’s, CLASSIC Y&R…Regarding B&B, PLEASE show shows from the beginning…

Joel
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Joel

B&B needs to dig deep for their theme weeks. We don’t want to see stuff from the past seven years, we want stuff that’s twenty years old and earlier! Thorne, Macy, Sally, Sheila/Maggie/James, Maggie, Jessica, Ronn Moss…the vintage stuff!

Linda
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Linda

Would love to see Catherine with Phillip Chancellor before they divorced! Her character as Marge was very entertaining! Her son, Brock, and all of her husbands beginning with Phillip. Catherine’s friendship with Jill’s mom! Looking forward to the years going way back. Ive been watching Y&R since the beginning!
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Linda
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Linda

Looking forward to Catherine’s classic episodes!

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I’ve been wondering for years why Y&R didn’t employ something like this to draw on its history and, at the same time, keep the costs down of new episodes. You could fill multiple weeks with stuff like this: A week of episodes showing us the background and conflict between Lauren and Sheila (having the two actresses make comments); “favorite” episodes — Melody Thomas Scott picks five of her favorite Nikki episodes and films an intro explaining why she selected it; Tracy Bregman; Doug Davidson (maybe not Eric Braeden since we just had his 40th anniversary show). A week of episodes… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Y&R and B&B fans should fear the possibility of those soaps never returning with new episodes if enough fans watch the repeats. In the meantime, Days of our Lives has all new episodes for many months to come. If more viewers watch DAYS, it sends a message that soaps (with new episodes) are wanted and needed. Let’s keep the sands going for all the soaps!

mark gross
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mark gross

B&B needs to stop giving their stars so much time off the B&B stars spend more tine off the set then they do on the set. Days of our lives has plenty of episodes until the fall. B&B could loose some viewers to Days of our lives and they will have no one to blame but themselves for giving the stars so much time of. If B&B was 6 months in advance like they should then they would have to keep showing months of repeat episodes. Repeat episodes might be ok for a week or two but after a while… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

Too bad we can’t get some old episodes of defunct soaps like Guiding Light, As The World Turns and One Life To Live, etc.

Momo
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Momo

I wish B&B would air older shows.

Julie
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Julie

I hated all the travel episodes the first time around, not looking forward to their reruns!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Old B&B shows with the current cast? Yawn. I want to see Stephanie going up against Brooke and Sally (Darlene Conley). That was fun stuff. I’m watching Another World on You Tube. Rachel and Janice just fell into the pool with a knife in St. Croix!

TVJeff
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TVJeff

While there’d be a big “*” next to it, I wonder if this will cause Y&R to lose its run as the #1 soap…

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Anne Heche Memoir ‘Call Me Anne’ to Be Released Posthumously

Following the tragic death of Daytime Emmy-winning actress, Anne Heche (ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), now comes word that the follow-up to her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy will be released in January of 2023 posthumously.

Independent publisher, Start, shared an excerpt of the upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne, this week with the AP and Publisher’s Weekly.  The book’s publisher, Jarred Weisfeld, signed a deal with Heche back in May, and shared that she had turned it into a manuscript shortly before she died.

In a statement, Weisfield shared, “Anne was an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. This book deserves to be read by all of her fans. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share her message with the world. While we are very sad that Anne isn’t here to see the book be published we know it’s what she would have wanted.”

During her podcast “Better Together” with co-host Heather Duffy, Heche had mentioned she was writing a sequel to her original memoir, and that ‘some of the truths’ about her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres would be revealed.

Ellen and Anne’s relationship in Hollywood in the late 90’s, ultimately led to her being blacklisted in Hollywood due to the twosome being one of the first openly gay couples in Tinseltown.  In an excerpt from Call Me Anne, Heche shares, “I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with a woman. I had never been with a woman before I dated Ellen.”

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In a epilogue to the book, Heather Duffy expressed that Anne’s, “wish was that this book could help others get to the other side of pain and learn about her philosophy, which allowed her to remain in a life where she woke up each day looking for opportunities to find joy and spread kindness. So, in some ways, knowing her the way I do and knowing that spreading her message of kindness is what mattered to her most, she would be content that the last thing she worked on was this book.”

Anne passed away on August 14th at the age of 53, after being taken off life-support from injuries sustained from her fiery car crash into a home that eventually took her life.

What do you think about Anne’s second memoir coming in 2023? Will you be intrigued to see what she had to share? Let us know in the comment section. 

In case you missed it, Heche discusses with Michael Fairman in a virtual interview two years ago, about her time with DeGeneres and how it impacted her getting work in Hollywood and more.  You can watch it below.

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The 74th annual Primetime Emmys were handed out Monday night during a three-hour telecast on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

When the dust settled two former daytime stars, who have gone found much success in television and film, took home the gold in their respective categories.

Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, Guiding Light) won the Emmy for his role as Armond in The White Lotus in the Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

In his acceptance speech, Murray expressed many thanks: “To my P-Town family, I love you, to my partner Matt, thank you for being my sanctuary .. and finally I want to thank my mom all the way home in Australia for giving me the most wonderful foundation of unconditional love and inspiring me to believe that we can all do that for each other.”

Later in the evening, Amanda Seyfried (ex-Lucy, ATWT and ex-Joni , AMC) won the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her performance in The Dropout.  In the Hulu limited series, which is based on the ABC News podcast of the same name, Seyfried portrays disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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In a major moment during the ceremony, Sheryl Lee Ralph won her first Emmy ever for her role in Abbott Elementary in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Ralph became only the second black actress to win in the supporting actress category in 35 years – the first being none other than Days of our Lives’ Jackée Harry (Paulina) who won for her performance in 1987 for 227.

After Sheryl sang when she hit the stage to accept the award, she clarified what she was singing about adding: “I’ve been singing that song for years because I think of myself as an artist as a woman, especially as a woman of color … I’m an endangered species. I don’t sing any victim song. I’m a woman. I’m an artist, and I know where my voice belongs. And there’s so many young actors, artists, even kids that think they know what they’re going to do in life, find your voice and put it where it belongs.”

In an historic Emmy-win, The Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae became the first actor in a non-English series to win iLead Actor in a Drama Series category for his work in Netflix’s South Korean smash hit.

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Other Emmy highlights included a moving and emotional speech from Lizzo after Amazon’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls won the Emmy for Best Competition Program.

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Lizzo shared: “I’m very emotional. The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get the platform. Telling stories, let’s just tell more stories. When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media, someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me.  If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but Bitch, it’s gonna have to be you.’”

In the top show categories: Succession won Drama Series, Ted Lasso, Comedy Series and The White Lotus, Outstanding Limited Series. You can check out the full winners circle in all categories here.

Now, let us know, who you were most excited seeing take home the gold statuette during the 74th Primetime Emmys via the comment section. But first check out, Murray, Amanda, Sheryl Lee and Lizzo’s winning moments below.

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Eva LaRue’s Stalker Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

In a harrowing situation spanning 12 years, a man who threatened former All My Children, Santa Barbara, and Y&R favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, ex- Margot, ex-Celeste) and her daughter, Kaya was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

James David Rogers, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt for over a decade of threatening letters and phone calls about torture, rape and death to LaRue and her daughter.

Rogers had pleaded guilty in April to two counts of mailing threatening communications, one count of threats by interstate communications and two counts of stalking.  According to court documents, all of this began in March 2007 until Rogers eventually was arrested in November 2019.  At the beginning of his stalking spree, LaRue’s daughter, Kaya was only five-years-old.

According to Deadline, Eva gave a “tearful victim impact statement, telling the judge in L.A. federal court that she has undergone therapy since the harassment began in order to deal with feelings of fear and paranoia.”  She added, “We didn’t know if he would show up on our doorstep. We will think about him for a lifetime. The fear is with me forever.”

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The judge has ordered Rogers to self surrender on October 12th to begin his sentence at a federal prison in Ohio.

Eva won a Daytime Emmy back in 2020 for her guest star turn on The Young and the Restless, and is best-known to primetime viewers for her role in CSI: Miami.

Share your thoughts on Eva and Kaya’s heartbreaking real-life experience via the comment section below.

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