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The Bold and the Beautiful Turns 33 Today; Thanks Fans For Tuning In Each and Every Day

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It was first back on this date in 1987 that we became familiar with the Forrester and the Logans, and from there all the other enduring familial connections that have remained, or come and gone.   Throughout it all, one thing is for sure. The Bold and the Beautiful remains the #2 soap in America and the most-watched soap opera in the world, with its huge worldwide reach and popularity.

B&B still has two original series stars attached to the show who are still as vibrant and as important as ever.  Of course, we are talking about Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and John McCook (Eric).

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Today the show tweeted a special thank you to its enduring fans for 33 years of being able to remain on the air, stating: “Today marks 33 years of #BoldandBeautiful, and it’s all because of you! We wanted to thank all of the loyal B&B fans for tuning in each and every weekday. And a special shoutout to @JohnMcCook44 and @KatherineKellyL  who have been on our cast since DAY ONE!”

John McCook shared: “It’s sobering time in the USA today, but in spite of that, we take great pride and happiness to celebrate (even without a gleeful get-together) our B&B 33rd birthday today!! Our success as a show is your success as our fabulous fan base…So grateful to you all!!”

Share your congratulations and well-wishes for the cast, crew and creatives of The Bold and the Beautiful for 33 years of drama and romance via the comment section below.  And in honor of the anniversary, take our poll and let us know who is your favorite all-time female character and let us know why in the comment section also!

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  1. k/Kay

    March 23, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    After Susan left the show did a nose dive it’s never come back ! Brad has no respect for his actors and he shows that with how he treats them he has had hundreds of good actors and he just dumps them like a small child who gets tired of a toy no explanation what so ever they just poof disappear from the screen !

    • anne

      March 23, 2020 at 8:59 pm

      Since I started watching Bold and Beautiful long after Susan left I will take your for it.

  2. Cid Weinberg

    March 23, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday The Bold and the Beautiful! I was a sophomore in high school when you premiered. Thank you for the loves, laugh, fashion, and inspiration. I wrote a character and plot for Sally. After Bradley Bell sent me a script for encouragement (which I still have) I ended up doing internships at both Soap Opera Weekly in 2001 and Soap Opera Digest 2002. I’m a writer, today. Moved away from soaps and more into slice-of-life recently. Now, home quarantined…I’m watching the Fantastic Four soaps again for comfort and familiarity. Yes, I’m hyper critical, however, only want to be challenged. More than ever we need our soaps and characters on screen that we immediately relate and have an affinity and bond. With production halted. Perfect opportunity to reset, reboot, fine tune future scripts, storylines and direction. Above all, keep the opening credits, theme, and vibe. San Franciscan living in Palm Springs….LA is a hop skip and a jump!
    I’m available to write.
    LinkedIn.com/in/cidweinberg

  3. Momo

    March 24, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!

  4. Violet Lemm2

    March 26, 2020 at 2:15 am

    I really miss B&B. I had watched from the beginning, but with the “new Thomas” SL, I just had to stop. It was too disturbing and sickening to watch. If he ever leaves the show,I will certainly start watching again.

    • denisefan

      March 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      yes…..ditto

    • Cheri Kugler

      May 16, 2020 at 3:02 am

      I liked the episodes with the new Thomas except his obsession with Dope!!! The way Ridge stuck up for him instead of listening to Broke like he always does & letting her lead him around by the nose!! Ridge needs to dump Broke for good!!!

  5. Cheri Kugler

    May 16, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Happy Birthday B&B!! Congrats on 33 years!! My favorite characters of all time are Steffy, Stephanie & Taylor!! I am one B&B fan who won’t be watching this week’s repeat epusodes!!! Brooke all week? I’d rather have root canal!!! A week of all Steffy Inc some Stephanie, Phoebe & Taylor, now that I would watch!!

    • Violet Lemm 2.

      May 17, 2020 at 1:24 am

      Isn’t that funny? I couldn’t stand Stephanie, and more recently Taylor, who turned out to be as nutty as her patients.

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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.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

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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