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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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  1. Dawn

    March 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    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!

  2. Kristi

    March 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    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

      March 28, 2014 at 8:45 am

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

  3. 4everDAYS

    March 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    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

      March 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Correction: are, not am.

  4. Nancy elizabethkeislingMiller

    March 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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

  5. B&B Fan

    March 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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

    • mary papcun

      March 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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

  6. Edna Barefoot

    March 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    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

      March 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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

  7. Johnny

    March 21, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    The world really loves incest that much???

    • 4everDAYS

      March 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm

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

  8. Bold

    March 22, 2014 at 12:54 am

    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

      March 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      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!

  9. shirleyb

    March 23, 2014 at 7:57 am

    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.

  10. Mo

    March 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations!!!!

  11. MattsPlace

    March 23, 2014 at 10:47 am

    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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OLTL Alum Renee Elise Goldsberry On Performing Her Showstopper “Satisfied” In ‘Hamilton’ Premiering On Disney+ Today

We loved her as Evangeline Williamson on One Life to Live, and the Broadway world loved her in her Tony Award-winning role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical Hamilton, which today bows on the filmed version on Disney+.  Of course, we are talking about the fabulous Renee Elise Goldsberry who has talent abounds.

In Hamilton, Goldsberry performs a showstopper “Satisfied” as Angelica makes the ultimate sacrifice giving up the man she loves Hamilton played by Lin-Manuel Miranda) to her sister for her sister, Eliza’s (Phillipa Soo) happiness.

Now taking the version of this memorable moment in the theatre and bringing it to life on film also makes for an exciting performance and piece of creative work.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times out today, Renee talks about executing this number in the show just right: “There are things that are technically challenging about that number: on top of the words, there’s the movement and the fact that we’re doing the previous number in reverse the whole time. It was a lot of things to juggle, but that was never hard, that was all intellectual. Even the rap was relatively easy. The most challenging part to sing is that final toast.This is an extremely well-written song. Every word is crafted to analytically take this woman on an emotional, life-altering decision for these three lives. That decision was such a monumentally painful and beautiful thing to do that by the time I’d get to that moment in which she makes that decision, I was so devastated that it was hard to sing that toast. She’s conflicted because, clearly, she wants to stay around this guy, she recognizes his brilliance, but she gets that Eliza is the one. So I imagine this woman having to give this toast to this community, in spite of the pain she felt.I was always worried that somehow or another, I wouldn’t be able to live up to the brilliance of the end of that song because emotionally, I was just trying to manage it. It took me maybe until Broadway to feel OK about it.”

When asked how she felt about seeing “Satisfied” in the movie version of Hamilton available everywhere Friday on Disney+, Goldsberry added: :Seeing it from the audience’s point of view for the first time, I realized there was a whole ‘nother level of storytelling that was going on, separate from me. I mean, Howell Binkley’s lighting design!  And Andy Blankenbuehler’s brilliant choreography, which I could always only see in my peripheral vision. It’s a huge number with the entire company onstage just killing it and basically turning back time with their bodies, and I’m standing in the middle, talking out like a deer in the headlights to the audience about a burst of things that I have to grapple with immediately. I’m very grateful that he made my job much easier.”

Watch a clip of Renee’s performance in the film version of Hamilton below.

Now, let us know if you are planning to watch the highly-anticipated Hamilton over the fourth of July weekend via the comment section and if you are excited to see Renee in her award-winning winning in it?

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B&B’s Supervising Producer, Casey Kasprzyk Shares: “Just Finished Viewing Our First Produced Episode Since Starting Production Back Up!”

In a tweet late on Thursday, the supervising producer of The Bold and the Beautiful, Casey Kasprzyk, shared his enthusiasm at completing the first major hurdle for the soap going back into production during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showing a viewing copy on disc of the first new episode produced for B&B in months, Casey said: “Just finished viewing our first produced episode since starting production back up! So proud of Team Bold & Beautiful. Great shows airing soon”

The disc had airshow number #8321 on it, and a question mark as to when it will make it to air.

The fact that The Bold and the Beautiful is the first daytime drama to get one new episode completed is a step forward amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County and the state of California.

Now soap fans will have to wait and see if General Hospital and The Young and the Restless begin their productions in the middle of July; as last projected by both series, or if there will be further delays due to the ongoing crisis for the safety of everyone involved at the shows.

So, excited to learn Casey’s news that there is a new episode of B&B on the horizon for viewers to see? Comment below.

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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

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While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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