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The Bold and the Beautiful Celebrates 27th Anniversary This Sunday!

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 will mark the 27th anniversary of The Bold and the Beautiful’s premiere on the CBS Television Network.  This anniversary brings B&B into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.

“Twenty-seven years on television is a wonderful accomplishment,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell. “I work with an amazing ensemble of cast, production crew, writers and staff.  I am grateful to CBS for their long standing commitment to The Bold and the Beautiful and to CBS Daytime executives Angelica McDaniel and Margot Wain for their unwavering support.  None of this would be possible if it were not for our fans whose loyalty and dedication to the show have allowed us to reach this incredible milestone.”

The only daytime drama set in a real, and not fictional location, B&B prides itself on setting the bar by frequently taking production out of the studio and on location. Spring 2014 marked the ninth international remote taken by B&B in the show’s 27 year-history, going to the UAE, Dubai and Abu Dhabi with original cast member Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) as well as Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester). Those episodes are set to air in late May and early June 2014. Previous international locations include Monaco, Puglia, Italy, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Sydney, Australia, Portofino, Italy, Venice, Italy, Lake Como, Italy and Barbados. Additionally, B&B has taped in numerous U.S. locations around Southern California, on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas and multiple times in Aspen, Colorado.

In June 2013, B&B received its eighth Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.  In 2011, B&B received its third consecutive Emmy award for “Outstanding Daytime Drama Series”.  In 2010, Guinness World Records named The Bold and the Beautiful the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV.

The Bold and the Beautiful is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET, 12:30-1:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network. Since May 2001, it is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology. Bradley P. Bell is the Executive Producer and Head Writer.

So, what do you think about B&B turning 27, and the accomplishments the soap has had worldwide and domestically?  Let us know!

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Dawn
Dawn

Hard to believe it has been only 27 years- can’t remember what it was like before B&B! That is more than half my life- yikes! When B&B first appeared I remember not being to thrilled with the 30minute ‘filler’ as it was placed between 2 long standing daytime dramas…(that are no longer on the air). However, the characters of Brooke and Stefanie and oh my Sally Spectra- were so engaging that you simply got pulled in for that 30minutes- and 27 years later- it is all Bill, Wyatt, Quinn and Katie……….Congrats on 27 years!!! Amazing!!! Well Done!

Kristi
Kristi

Congratulations to the cast and crew, however the writing on this show is dreadful. It’s a shame that once well-written dramas like All My Children, As the World Turns, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live are gone while a show featuring endless incestuous triangles playing out at breakneck speed is going strong.

sami
sami

So true. It’s really lazy writing and all about given a certain audience what they are use to.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

If B&B and I am still alive in 27 more years, I will become a faithful viewer. If Michael Fairman Soaps is still going strong at that point, my username will be B&Bisnotacartoon.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Correction: are, not am.

Nancy elizabethkeislingMiller
Nancy elizabethkeislingMiller

i hope this soap never ever gets cancelled , i love this one , it’s the best

B&B Fan
B&B Fan

Congrats B&B. But I doubt they make 28 years with this Kridge crap (Ridge & Katie).

mary papcun
mary papcun

They will make it, Ridge is great on the show. You shouldn’t talk bad

Edna Barefoot
Edna Barefoot

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING B&B SINCE OLTL WENT OFF THE AIR. I HAVE FINALLY FIGURED WHO EVERYONE IS OR WAS & I LOVE IT. LOVE SEEING SOME OF ACTORS FROM SOAPS GONE BY.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Did you know that Kassie DePaiva (Blair/OLTL) is joining Days of our Lives?

Johnny
Johnny

The world really loves incest that much???

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

I guess you can say the Logan slogan is incest is the best!

Bold
Bold

Its golden years are far behind but the arrival of Thorsten Kaye has brought so much to the show, specially a great amount of class, natural elegance and charm that has been lacking for so long. He has amazing chemistry with Katie. It’s nice to see Stephanie not to be forgotten – she was the Queen of the Forrester family and Flannery the heart of the show – irreplaceable but I hope BB keeps showing flashbacks of Stephanie. And please let Brooke finally mature and become the new matriarch 🙂
P. S. Bring Thomas back as a gay. It’s high time to have a proper gay character in this “fashion” show. Is CBS so ultra-conservative or what? (Since Y&R has no gay storylines either). It’s 2014… Not 1914… Props to GH and Days which are so much more modern shows.

Kristi
Kristi

I love Thorsten Kaye and agree that he brings class and charm wherever he goes, but his arrival, unfortunately, hasn’t helped the writing any. I’ve also seen what it’s like when he has chemistry with his leading lady, so I’m not feeling it so much here, but to each his own. What I’d really like to see is for Brad Bell to put an end to the constant swapping of partners and the whole, “keep it within the family” mentality and write some stories that slow down and take time to develop without relying solely on triangles and insta-love for drama. Now that would be refreshing!

shirleyb
shirleyb

I can definitely see why it has made it for 27 years. the superb writing and the excellent cast could not fail. love all the locations bb has taken it’s viewers to. i’m looking forward to many more years of bb. thank you bell.

Mo
Mo

Congratulations!!!!

MattsPlace
MattsPlace

B&B is fun to watch, beautifully filmed. Only a few little tweaks and it’d be even better. No fashion-based soap should be sans gay characters involved in the rag business. That said, Days right now is the US soap that is the most ground-breaking: No other soap has done a gay SL better than Days. Days is tops there, and no other soap has come close. Y&R easily has the worst gay SLs ever on daytime. I hope Days will be best soap at this year’s Emmys. B&B is good, but there’s room for improvement. Brad Bell is capable, but I’m beginning to wonder if he’s willing! Still, congrats B&B on 27 years!!!

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Denise Richards Joins The Cast Of The Bold and the Beautiful

Looks Like Denise Richards will be pulling double duty! After recently joining the new season of Bravo’s hit reality show franchise, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the actress has also joined CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful.

In casting news out of PEOPLE.com, Richards is set to play Flo’s mom (Katrina Bowden), Shauna Fulton.

Richards is joining B&B in a contract role.  What we do know from the series EP and head writer, Brad Bell as told to PEOPLE: “Shauna is a fun-loving, hard-working single mother from Las Vegas who aspires to live life to its absolute fullest. She heads for Los Angeles when she learns that her daughter, Florence ‘Flo’, the pride and joy of her life, is entangled in a complicated situation. However, Shauna’s involvement won’t stop there. She’s got a past and big secrets to spill.”

Look for Denise to start her B&B adventure taping all-new episodes this Friday with her debut on April 3.

In the meantime you can catch Richards on RHOBH as their season kicked-off last week on February 12th.

So, what do you think of the addition of Denise Richards to The Bold and the Beautiful? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jussie Smollett Scenes Cut From ‘Empire’ In Light Of Attack Investigation

As of Tuesday, the production of Fox’s hit series, Empire has slashed Jussie Smollett’s upcoming scenes following reports that the suspicion is now on him for allegedly staging the “hate” attack he reported to the Chicago PD back on January 29th.

According to production sources viaTMZ: Jussie was supposed to have nine scenes and a big musical performance in the second-to-last episode of Season 5,  Now, five scenes and the musical number have been axed.  Smollett’s character is also no longer the focus of his remaining four scenes, which will now feature an ensemble of characters.

The actor/singer who portrays Jamal Lyon will be working Friday and possibly Thursday but won’t be rehearsing.

The Empire writers are said to have been scrambling over the last 24 hours to revise this season’s scripts.

All of this despite despite strongly expressed renewed support by Empire showrunner Brett Mahoney on February 17th.  The goal now is said to be to reduce Smollett’s role both in dramatic stints and musical performances.

Empire returns for the remainder of its fifth season on March 13.

Smollett claims he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack near his Chicago apartment, but things took a turn when he may have paid two friends to help stage the assault.

This case is said to be going before a Grand Jury as early as today.

What are your thoughts on the latest developments in the Smollett case and Empire reducing his appearances for the remainder of the season? Comment below.

 

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TODAY: Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott Visits ‘The Talk’ As Her 40th Anniversary Week As Nikki Newman Kicks-Off

On today’s broadcast of the CBS afternoon series, The Talk, the ladies welcome Y&R icon, Melody Thomas Scott, who this week celebrates her incredible 40th anniversary with the show as Nikki Newman.

During her segment, Melody chats on Wednesday’s upcoming standalone episode where Nikki is in jail reflecting on her life.  Wednesday is also the exact date of Thomas Scott’s 40th anniversary with the CBS Daytime drama series.

During the segment Melody fills the ladies in on the “All About Nikki” episode, as she relates:  “I was so thrilled that they did this. It’s truly, really the life of Nikki in the entirety of the episode. It’s all about Nikki. And she’s in jail. She’s writing a letter to her grandchildren so that she can explain who she really is, how she got to where she is.  I have to narrate it, I’ve got a voice-over, a long voice-over. And then, as I’m thinking about all these different times in my life, I can’t believe I’m referring to me as her, her life, then we see the flashbacks. And for the longtime viewers, even current viewers, it is such a trip down memory lane. I mean, you are on that train and you’re not getting off…all of the clips have not been seen since they were first aired.”

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In addition, Melody addresses the passing of her longtime co-star and friend, Kristoff St. John relating:  “I adored him. We all adored him. There was something very unique and magical about him. He would just draw you into his wonderful world. And all of his bear hugs, I can’t believe I’ll never get a bear hug. Going to any kind of event, any party, the first thing I said when I got there was ‘Where’s Kristoff?’ I want to find Kristoff, I want to be with him, I want to be in his air space. Because that’s the kind of guy he was, and I think that came through on camera. I think everybody sensed that, I mean everybody adored him.”

So, will you be checking out Melody on today’s episode of The Talk (2PMEST and 1PM PST) today? Comment below.

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