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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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However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

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Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

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According to Variety, “Underwood will emcee the show from Los Angeles, where a stage has been set up for the show, but the pre-taped broadcast will also include presenters and honorees from their own show studios and homes to accept their awards. Although many of the key daytime drama, game and talk show awards will be presented on the telecast, additional winners will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, via the @DaytimeEmmys handle.”

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