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The Bold and the Beautiful 8000th Episode Airdate Announced

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There are big plans for The Bold and the Beautiful’s 8000th episode milestone.   The installment of the most-watched television show in the world will air on CBS on Friday, January 4th.

According to the series, executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell: “The 8000th episode is classic Bold and Beautiful drama. The story arc centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come.”

Bell, a 13-time Emmy winner added, “It’s astonishing to look at the script we’re working on today and see episode 8000. We’re grateful that you’ve allowed us into your homes for over 30 years,”

In honor of the milestone, Bell looks back on eight of his signature storylines from the last 8000 episodes:

1991: Fashion Designer Eric Forrester sweeps Brooke Logan off her feet with a lavish wedding in the Mojave desert; horseback rides through the rugged landscape and a breathtaking hot air balloon ride lead them to a luxurious tent, pitched in the wilderness, where they consummate their marriage.

1998: In a bed on the runway at Forrester Creations, Brooke premieres her lingerie line, Brooke’s Bedroom, seizing center stage as a powerful businesswoman, despite Stephanie Forrester’s searing disapproval.

2008: After a bullet pierces her heart, Katie Logan hovers between life and death. Katie’s tortured brother Storm, a heart transplant match for his sister, makes the ultimate sacrifice so that she might live.

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2010: After a cancer diagnosis, Stephanie Forrester embarks on completing her bucket list. She loses a scarf while completing one of the items on her list, and her search for it leads her to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. There, she finds a community of people living on the streets who could use her help. Stephanie makes big changes to her life so she can make a difference in theirs.

2011-2017: Steffy Forrester becomes infamous for her unconventional wedding entrances each time she marries Liam Spencer. At Hope and Liam’s mountaintop wedding in Aspen, she swaps places with Hope by trapping her in a gondola. Steffy, wearing a mini-skirt & boots, appears at the alter instead of Hope. At their next wedding, Steffy arrives in a black lace gown, riding a motorcycle. In Australia, she zip-lines to the ceremony from the top of the Sydney Opera House.

2015-2016: Maya Avant’s younger sister Nicole confronts her about a secret Maya has chosen to keep–her gender at birth. When her boyfriend Rick Forrester proposes marriage, Maya discloses to him that she is transgender. Feeling betrayed, Rick initially ends their relationship, but soon realizes he truly loves Maya, and they are married. Eventually, they become parents thanks to Nicole’s willingness to be their surrogate.

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2016: Desperate to give her son Wyatt Spencer a chance at romance with Steffy Forrester, Quinn Fuller kidnaps an amnesia-tic Liam Spencer (Wyatt’s brother and Steffy’s boyfriend), sequestering him in her remote cabin. To keep him from leaving, Quinn convinces Liam that they are husband and wife, named “Adam” and “Eve”. Eventually Liam regains his memory and escapes, but it is too late. Wyatt and Steffy are already married.

2018: A mysterious intruder shoots ruthless billionaire Bill Spencer in the back, in the dark of night, leaving him barely alive. The LAPD launches an investigation to discover which of the many people who have it in for him is the culprit.

Circle you calendars for January 4th and the profound event that impacts the canvas.

Share your congrats to BOLD for their 8000 milestone via the comment section below, and let us know what your favorite episode has been and what you think will happen on 1/4/2019!

 

 

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Hollywood Studios, Producers & Guilds Send Plan To Gov. Newsom and Gov. Cuomo For COVID-19 Production Restart Guidelines

On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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British Soap ‘Coronation Street’ Set To Resume Production Next Week Following COVID-19 Shutdown

Will American soaps soon follow the Brits, and be able to start up your favorite soap towns again? While production entities await for guidelines from the state of California and the city of Los Angeles, across the bond, ITV’s Coronation Street has set next Tuesday, June 9th to begin filming new episodes of the popular drama.

Coronation Street had been on  10-week mandatory shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping our globe.  The return to start up the show keeps the soap on-air throughout July and then ongoing.  There will be three episodes filmed each week at their studios in Manchester.

Along with ITV’s Emmerdale, and  other programs, Coronation Street is returning to production under the UK’s guidelines and  safety protocols for COVID-19.

According to Deadline that will include: crew members designated to a specific studio or exterior lot  …  social distancing will be observed … cast and crew will have daily temperature checks, while older and more vulnerable members of the team won’t be part of the new episodes during the initial period of filming.

In a statement, John Whiston, ITV’s managing director of continuing drama, said: “Getting to this point has taken a huge amount of work and goodwill from a huge number of people, not least our cast and crew. With the peak past, all indications are that the time is right for a return to filming.  And with the extensive protocols we have put in place, we have made our workplace as safe as possible. I’m sure our audience will appreciate having the show they love continue on air. For many who have written in it is a vital escape from all the fears and stresses this virus brings in its wake.”

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So, do you the news on “Corrie” spells a brighter outlook for the American daytime dramas to begin production shortly in some capacity? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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ATWT and ‘Vampire Diaries’ Alum, Zach Roerig Arrested For DUI

Another actor has been arrested for a DUI, and this one happened over Memorial Day Weekend.

News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Zach’s arraignment is set as of now for June 4th.

ATWT fans will remember Zach as part of the younger set in Oakdale comprised of: multi-Daytime Emmy winner Jennifer Landon (Ex-Gwen), Jesse Sofer (Ex-Will) and Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie), all who went on to primetime fame during their careers.

So, what do you think about the latest past or present soap star receiving a DUI? Remember Zach on ATWT? Comment below.

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