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Who Would You Cast To Play Karen Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful?

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New out of Soap Opera Digest is  that The Bold and the Beautiful is seeking a possible recast for the role of Karen Spencer played by Joanna Johnson.

In story, the character of Karen had come out to her brother, Bill  (Don Diamont) and revealed that she has a wife Dani played by Crystal Chappell.  The two moms raised together their daughter, Caroline (Linsey Godfrey), who over the last many months has certainly developed more of an edge from her once good-girl image.

Looks like the unavailability of Johnson to continue in the role has served for the impetus to put out a casting notice for the role of Karen now listed as “recurring/possible contract”.  Joanna Johnson currently serves as executive producer on the ABC Family hit series, The Fosters.

So the question is, who would you cast in the role of Karen Spencer, who might be familiar to daytime audiences?  Or, would you not recast and just wait till Joanna is available again? Comment below!

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Chaz
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Chaz

Julie Pinson.

egolf
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egolf

I’m hoping this means getting to see more of Crystal Chappell as Dani.

Michael
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Michael

Jessica Leccia, who played Natalia to Crystal Chappell’s Olivia on Guiding Light!

IamCarrie
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IamCarrie

Wait for Joanna….unless we can get Jessica Leccia….:)

Iakovos
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Iakovos

So many good candidates… Kelly Sullivan? Teri Conn? Sarah Brown (no one remembers her Agnes character anyway and she could hold her own with Chappell)?

But the bigger question… Will B&B keep and use the characters to their fullest? This serial seems to waste its talent and not integrate characters or plots well. Best way for screen time is to bed Brooke or to get involved with Liam and Hope. Otherwise, you are with Thorne in the Forrester Creations depths. And just where is Taylor?

Michael
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Michael

Taylor is long gone, thank God. I never liked Hunter Tylo and I was giddy when she left the show.

jimh(leave to beaver)
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jimh(leave to beaver)

Yeah…Kelly S.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Terri Conn is too young to play Caroline’s mom, don’t you think?

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Good and fair point. Teri Conn does skew young but I liked her so much on ATWT and miss her. But on B&B I recall Lesley-Anne Down and Jack Wagner’s age difference when they were on the show, as well as the woman who played Beth Logan when the character died compared to Katherine Kelly Lange as Brooke. Couldn’t have been more than 7-10 years between them.

I read other ideas here and see Martha Byrne and Kelly Menighan Hensley’s names. Doable. I do not see Noelle Beck in this role although I like her very well.

Patty
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Patty

If they are willing to go with a different look, Jessica Leccia would be the way to go. She looks like she could be Bill’s sister, and hopefully we’d see more of Crystal.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Noelle beck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dani A.
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Dani A.

Ooh I like Noelle Beck as a suggestion.

lance
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lance

Forget about noelle beck. cast kelly sullivan ex connie gh. She is a wonderful actress.

Loving
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Loving

Noelle beck would be the best.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Here are just a few suggestions that I would love to see
Catherne Hickland, Kelly Sullivan ,Kassie DePivia, or Florencia Lorenzo.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Catherine Hickland. Good one!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Cynthia Watross

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Kelly Menighan Hensley. And give Jon more air time while they’re at it.

Vince islas
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Vince islas

Martha Byrne!!

ricardo
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ricardo

kelly sullivan would be really good in the role. she is a very good actress and sexy too.

denisefan
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denisefan

Karen Spencer should be recast with Lori Laughlin playing the role of the original character, who was straight. The lesbian revisionism is a turn-off.

Johnny
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Johnny

Very much so. She could have been a viable love interest for Thorne. She still could. If she lived most of he life straight, it would make more sense.

Joel
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Joel

Kimberlin Brown! If GH can cast actors in multiple roles so can B&B. Sheila hasn’t appeared on B&B since 2003 and they’ve apparently forgotten about her anyway.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Tough call. I want her to remain Sheila.

Johnny
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Johnny

I wouldn’t cast anyone in the part. The character is completely unnecessary on the canvas of this show.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

How can you say that without knowing what her story will be?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Either bring Joanna back, or recast with Martha Byrne. She wrote for the show before, and would have great chemistry with the whole cast!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Gina Togoni from OTLT/GL. Unless GL is resurrected. But I think she’ll do great as Karen and can hold her own against Dollar Bill.

Karen
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Karen

Beth Ehlers or Gina Tognoni.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Michelle Stafford! The Bells seem to really like her.

bc
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bc

They don’t need karen spencer. Have the lesbian couple break up off screen and then have dani be paired w/ a lesbian who’s a racial minority actress. days will & what’s his name. atwt’s luke and noah and the doctor that got crushed by a truck. b&b’s dani and karen. gl’s lesbian couple. y&r’s adam. oltl’s kish. amc’s bianca and lena and maggie and reese. All day soap opera lgbt chars have been white. Racially diverse l.a. should have a racial minority lesbian char on b&b. Generally speaking there needs to be more racial minority actors regardless of their orientation.… Read more »

DIMITRIS PERAKIS
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DIMITRIS PERAKIS

Signy Coleman or Krista Tesreau

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Signy is a great choice.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Nahhh. I want Signy back as Hope’s long lost cousin.

Shannon
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Shannon

As much as I like Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell together, I think Jessica’s too young for this particular role Joanna Johnson is a few years older than Crystal, and although I don’t know the age difference between Karen and Danielle, I kind of like the idea that Karen is a bit older..

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Miles Gaston Villanueva Joins More Soap Alums in Amazon’s ‘The Boys’

Three men, who all at one time or the other were on daytime or primetime soaps, have been added to the cast of the Amazon’s hit series, The Boys.

Former Y&R star, Miles Gaston Vilanueva (Ex-Luca) will team up with another Y&R alum Sean Patrick Flanery (Ex-Sam) and former Revenge star Nick Wechsler (Ex-Jack) when all three will play superheroes in the upcoming third season now in production in Toronto.

According to Deadline, in story, The Boys subverts the superhero genre, imagining a present day where awesome avengers, controlled by the unscrupulous Vought corporation, purport to stand for “truth and justice” while secretly committing heinous acts.

Villanueva will play Supersonic, while Wechsler will take on the role of Blue Hawk and Flanery will play gunpowder.  All three roles will be recurring through The Boys third season.

In addition, former DAYS and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles is also part of the cast.

So, will you be checking out Miles, Sean, Nick and Jensen on The Boys? Comment below.

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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Presenters, Special Appearances and On-Air Categories

Presenters, special appearances and on-air categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be broadcast Friday night on June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS, and available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.

The broadcast will feature talent appearing from the Emmy stage in Los Angeles, individual show studios and homes to accept their awards.

Kathy Lee Gifford, Ken Jeong, Martha Stewart and Robin Roberts will make special appearances and pay tribute to legends Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and Larry King.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Diamond White (Paris) is scoring and performing the song for the touching “In Memoriam” segment.

Presenters scheduled to appear include:
• Al Roker (“Today Show”)
• Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes & Dr. Jennifer Ashton (“GMA3: What You Need to Know)
• Bryton James and Brytni Sarpi (The Young and the Restless)
• Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives)
• Donnell Turner and Cynthia Watros (General Hospital)
• Drew Barrymore (The Drew Barrymore Show)
• Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home 2.0)
• Gloria Estefan (Red Table Talk: The Estefans)
• Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
• Jackée Harry and Robert Scott Wilson (Days of our Lives)
• Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Tanner Novlan (The Bold and the Beautiful )
• Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (Live with Kelly & Ryan)
• Kelly Thiebaud (General Hospital)
• Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight)
• Mario Lopez (Access Hollywood)
• Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless )
• Nate Burleson (CBS Sports and Extra)
• Rachel Lindsay (Extra)
• Sean Kanan (Studio City)
• Tamron Hall (Tamron Hall)

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Categories scheduled to be presented during the CBS broadcast include:
• Outstanding Drama Series
• Outstanding Limited Drama Series
• Outstanding Game Show
• Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
• Outstanding Morning Show
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment News Program
• Outstanding Daytime Special Event
• Outstanding Daytime Non-Fiction
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Younger Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Guest Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Culinary Host
• Outstanding Game Show Host
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
• Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

So what do you think about the presenters for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Sean Carrigan Returns to The Young and the Restless

A ‘stitch’ in time saves nine … isn’t that how the saying goes? Coming up on The Young and the Restless, Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn is returning to Genoa City when actor Sean Carrigan reprises his role … and will he be there to immediately help sort out the issues in ex-wife, Abby’s life (Melissa Ordway)?

According to TV Insider, Carrigan will be back on-screen on the CBS daytime drama series beginning with the Friday, June 25th episode.

“Stitch” left town back in 2017 to move to Iowa to practice medicine and help care for his son Max who was put in a long-term care facility following brain surgery.

Meanwhile in story now, Abby is awaiting the birth of her first child thanks to her surrogate, Mariah and sperm donor, Devon.

But what will happen when Stitch returns to town and learns Abby is married (although Chance is on a mission and away from Genoa City) and expecting her first child via surrogacy?  Might their romance ignite once again? Stay tuned.

So, glad to hear Sean Carrigan is returning to Y&R? How will this story with Abby play out? Comment below.

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