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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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Groundbreaking Star of ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Julia’, Diahann Carroll Dies At 84

One of the beautiful and beloved actresses in the world, Diahann Carroll, has passed away in heartbreaking news on Friday.  Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer, according to her daughter,  producer-journalist Suzanne Kay.

Carroll, who was first-known for her amazing singing voice, and then as an actress, received a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination in her legendary career. She also make television history for her turns on Julia and Dynasty.

In her role as Julia, Carroll, became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series . Julia, premiered in September 1968, finished No. 7 in the ratings in the first of its three seasons, and Carroll received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for her work.

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And later in her career, after loving ABC’s primetime soap, Dynasty, Carroll got the attention of producer Aaron Spelling to create a role on the show for her. And thus she became the one and only Dominique Deveraux … the half-sister of Blake Carrington (John Forstyhe).

That part broke ground as well, for Diahann in 1984, became the first featured African American character on a prime time soap.  Carroll later appeared on the Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys,  In films, Carroll earned her Oscar nomination for her work in Claudine (1974),

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Diahann was married four times.  In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her grandchildren, August and Sydney.

For more on the passing of Diahann Carroll check out the Hollywood Reporter.

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of Diahann Carroll via the comment section below.

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Emmy Winner and Noted Soap Opera Head Writer; Hogan Sheffer Passes Away At 61

Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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B&B’s Darin Brooks and Y&R’s Kelly Kruger Welcome Their Daughter Into The World

This past Sunday was one of the happiest days for real-life duo Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B) and Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R) when their daughter Everleigh Jolie Brooks made her entrance into the family.  Everleigh was born in Los Angeles at 4:13am and weighed in at 9 lbs and 1 oz and 21.5 inches long.

Kelly told PEOPLE.com about the birth of her new little bundle of joy:  “We keep looking at her in disbelief that we made her/  We look at her and try to figure out who she looks more like. She has my hair because I also was born with a ton, and she definitely has Darin’s height.” Darin commented: “Long lean and with great hair — she’s already a supermodel!”

Today on Thursday, Kruger tweeted: “She’s here! Everleigh Jolie Brooks 9/22/19 We are so in love!!!”

While hubby, Brooks tweeted: “She’s heeeeerrrreeeee!!!  Welcome Everleigh Jolie Brooks! Born on 09/22/2019 These two little munchkins changed my life @KrugerKelly”

Send your congratulations and well-wishes to Darin, Kelly and their baby girl Everleigh via the comment section below!

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