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  • Debuted on: March 23, 1987
  • Network: CBS
  • Created by: William J Bell & Lee Phillip Bell
  • Takes place in: Los Angeles, CA



  • Current Cast

    • Matthew Atkinson as Thomas Forrester
    • Obba Babatundé as Julius Avant
    • Kiara Barnes as Zoe Buckingham
    • Katrina Bowden as Florence 'Flo' Fulton
    • Adain Bradley as Alexander Avant
    • Wayne Brady as Dr. Reese Buckingham
    • Darin Brooks as Wyatt Fuller
    • Kimberlin Brown as Shelia Carter
    • Dick Christie as Charlie Webber
    • Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer
    • Andrew Collins as Jarrett Maxwell
    • Don Diamont as Bill Spencer, Jr.
    • Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
    • Finnegan George as Will Spencer
    • Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra
    • Anna Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant
    • Vincent Irizarry as Jordan Armstrong
    • Ashley Jones as Bridget Forrester
    • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
    • Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan
    • Karla Mosley as Maya Avant
    • John McCook as Eric Forrester
    • Alley Mills as Pamela Douglas
    • Annika Noelle as Hope Logan
    • Nicola Posener as Amelia
    • Denise Richards as Shauna Fulton
    • Lawrence Saint-Victor as Carter Walton
    • Rena Sofer as Quinn Fuller
    • Aaron D. Spears as Justin Barber
    • Heather Tom as Katie Logan
    • Jeremy Ray Valdez as Alex Sanchez
    • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester
    • Jacob Young as Rick Forrester
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    Special Thanks to Leo Logan (Willimantic, CT) for helping us keep this up to date

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    This Week On The Bold & The Beautiful



    February 24
    Hope intentionally interrupts an intimate moment between Thomas and Zoe; Brooke brokers a deal with Ridge in regards to her relationship with Thomas.
    February 25
    Wyatt and Flo devise a plan to help a terminally ill Sally; Katie makes it her mission to save Sally's job at Forrester Creations.
    February 26
    Sally is stunned to learn that Ridge has salvaged her designs to use for his couture collection; Flo and Wyatt share a tender moment together before making the ultimate sacrifice.
    February 27
    Wyatt makes a stunning admission and proposal to an unsuspecting Sally; Katie shares a special moment with Flo.
    February 28
    Bill pays Flo a surprising compliment in front of Katie; Sally grills Katie about whether or not she spilled her secret to Wyatt.
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    Darin Brooks and Courtney Hope Facebook Live

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    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 2/24/20 - You Win Some, You Lose Some

    (2/25/20) (Listen / download) In this week's edition of The Soaps In Depth Podcast, Richard and Charlie play You Win Some, You Lose Some while discussing DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ shocking cast changes, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s latest hookup, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s “two-timing” and a happy ending on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS that… really wasn’t all that happy.

    Karla Mosley Previews Her New Musical, ‘Found’

    (2/20/20) (soapsindepth.com) (Video) Although fans of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL don’t see much of Karla Mosley as Maya on the soap lately, those who live in the Los Angeles area can catch the talented actress on stage in the new musical comedy, Found! “It’s based off these found notes and letters that people find and send into this magazine,” Mosley explained to Soaps In Depth. “The musical is based off the text of those letters but also follows the journey of the founder of the magazine. There’s a little love story thrown in there as well. I play, in a very soapy way, the third member of the love triangle.”

    Mosley plays the role of Becka McNeil, a Los Angeles agent who tries to get the guys to turn their underground magazine that compiles these random notes and letters into something bigger, and in the process gets romantically involved with the founder, played by Jonah Platt. “The show is very much an ensemble show, so in addition to the ‘core four,’ there’s this amazing ensemble of people from the Groundlings and improv and all kinds of hysterical television shows. So there’s this whole other really funny and heartwarming and often heart-wrenching narrative going and they represent all of the ‘finds.’ They get to do a lot of the dancing. Unfortunately, I am sort of the ‘straight’ person and I’m sad about that because I love to dance. But I do get some really wonderful singing moments, so that’s great.”

    The actress is thrilled to be back on stage again, admitting that it’s been a while since the birth of her daughter, Aurora, back in August of 2018. “The last full stage show I did was when I was pregnant with her,” Mosley recalled. “I haven’t done a musical since I can’t remember when. I did a Dreamgirls concert last spring, but that was a quick and dirty thing. The last time I did a fully staged, rehearsed musical was seven to 10 years ago. So it’s really fun!”

    You can watch Mosley and the rest of the talented cast take the stage and act out the content of the weird, wonderful, funny, and heartbreaking real-life notes while telling their story at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Found officially opens on Feb. 20 with performances running on weekends until Saturday, Mar. 23. Tickets for all shows are $35 and for more information and to purchase tickets, you can call 323-380-8843 or visit www.iamatheatre.com.

    Katrina Bowden Reveals the B&B Scene Where She Couldn’t Stop Laughing

    (2/17/20) (soapsindepth.com) Usually, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Katrina Bowden (Flo) is pretty good at containing the giggles on set, but there was one serious scene last year in which she just couldn’t keep a straight face. The moment took place in the hospital, when Flo was revealed to be Katie’s kidney donor. “When they turned me around in the wheelchair, they kept hitting me against something,” she recalled to Soaps In Depth. “The choreography of turning the wheelchair perfectly actually took a lot of time, and it was such a slow turn.”

    The more takes they did in an effort to get the wheelchair to spin smoothly, the more Bowden found the humor in it. “It was so funny to be turned around and have everyone staring at me and not laugh,” she said. “It was really hard to hold it together, and we were all cracking up by the end.”

    Ashley Jones Returns to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (2/14/20) (soapsindepth.com) Bridget is back! Ashley Jones is returning to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Bridget Forrester, who hasn’t been seen since the Christmas episode in 2018. The actress shared a shot of her script that reveals she should be appearing in the episode scheduled to air on Monday, March 30. She also brought her three-year-old son, Hayden along with her to the studio. “Had the best assistant at work today, but he got slightly confused where we were… so I lowered his fee,” she joked. “It backfired, though, cause he thought it was great money! Swipe to see… and very happy to be here! “

    Jones took over the role of Eric and Brooke’s daughter in 2004 from Emily Harrison, who only lasted a few months in the role after Jennifer Finnigan had vacated it. She left in 2010, returned on a recurring basis from 2011-12, and continued to reappear for brief stints in 2013, 2015, and 2018, usually to visit for family events like holidays or weddings.

    “I have a really deep affinity for B&B,” she previously admitted to Soaps In Depth. “And I always will. So any time they want to write for Bridget, those are my roots, so I would love to do that. And with Bridget, I think there’s plenty of story to tell.”

    Before B&B, Jones appeared on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Megan from 1997-2000, earning two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in the process. Outside of daytime, the actress starred as Daphne on the second season of HBO’s supernatural drama TRUE BLOOD and appeared in numerous Lifetime movies like A Teacher’s Crime, Secrets From Her Past, and A Sister’s Revenge. In 2016, Jones was cast as Parker Forsyth on the ABC sudser GENERAL HOSPITAL, and she made sporadic appearances as that character until 2017.

    There are no details regarding what brings Bridget home for another visit or how long she’ll be sticking around, so stay tuned to find out!

    Daytime Emmys Find a New TV Home, as NATAS Launches Its Own Streaming App

    (2/13/20) (variety.com) The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has found a new, permanent telecast home for the Daytime Emmys: Its own site. NATAS is launching a streaming service that will serve as the place to watch the Daytime Emmys and its other awards shows.

    The new over-the-top platform is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020, several months before the Daytime Emmys take place. The service, which doesn’t yet have a name (but will likely include “Emmy” in its title), will be unveiled in time for the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in April, and the Sports Emmys in May, both of which are administered by NATAS.

    But the real utility of the new streamer will come on June 12, 13 and 14, when the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards are held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif.

    The Daytime Emmys used to be a broadcast mainstay, rotating between ABC, NBC and CBS in its heyday. But NBC dropped out after 2004, and ABC after 2008. The CW aired it in 2009, and then CBS aired it in 2010 and 2011. After that, HLN picked it up for two years, and Pop TV ran it in 2015 — the last time it was on linear TV. Since then, the Daytime Emmys has run on a mix of YouTube, Facebook, Periscope and something called KNEKT.

    Now, with the new over-the-top app, NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said viewers would have a clear idea where to watch the Daytime Emmys and its other awards shows.

    “We were making it available on PCs and mobile in a clunky way,” Sharp said. “But with the Emmys OTT app available on any platform, if you want to watch on your phone you can watch on your phone. You want to watch on your TV, you can watch on your TV. And really be accessible to the audience. Wherever they are consuming the shows, we’re on it.”

    Sharp said NATAS is currently building out the OTT app in order to be available on web, mobile, and major settop platforms including Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire stick and Android TV.

    Besides daytime, sports and tech/engineering, other Emmy awards shows that NATAS administers include News & Documentary, as well as regional awards in most of the country (except Los Angeles). The L.A.-based Television Academy, which handles the Primetime Emmy Awards, is not involved in this new OTT service, but has been briefed on it.

    Sharp said the new service will also include past awards ceremonies, as well as clips from the NATAS archives. “Certainly on our social channels since the beginning of the year you’ve started seeing a couple of hints of that, some of these great moments being pulled from the Emmy archives like Ellen DeGeneres’ first win in daytime,” he said. “Or Rosie O’Donnell and Elmo bantering about wanting to rename it the ‘Daytime Elmos.’ Mr. Rogers doling out life lessons from the stage as he accepts his lifetime achievement award.”

    NATAS is also producing original shorts, including its first entry, “Behind the Emmy.” “For this series of shorts we are combining backstage interviews, onstage acceptance speeches and some of the actual submitted content to really tell the story of the excellent creativity and production work that goes into winning that most coveted honor of excellence in television,” Sharp said.

    The first installment, which posted today on NATAS’ social outlets, looks at PBS’ “Wildland,” a “POV” production that won a News & Doc Emmy last year. “The filmmakers literally learned to become fire jumpers in order to make this film,” he said. “Where they would jump into the burning region with the firefighters, actually help fight the fire, hold the hose, and then put the hose down, pick up the Red camera and start shooting some of it.”

    The NATAS app will be free and, at least initially, not contain commercials. “It is going to be there as a resource,” Sharp said. “Long term, I think we certainly see opportunities for ad support and/or sponsor support. That is not in the plan for launch day. I think our focus right now is really on building the content and building the audience. Then we’ll look at the monetization path down the road. There are certainly opportunities for it, and it’s something where in the engineering we are baking in. Monetization is not the focus, at least for 2020.”

    The 100 Spinoff Pilot Casts 'Rebellious' Musician, Pair of Competitive Siblings

    (2/13/20) Meet the new faces of The 100: Actors Iola Evans (Carnival Row), Adain Bradley (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Leo Howard (Why Women Kill) will appear in the CW drama’s backdoor pilot for its potential spinoff.

    An episode of the show’s upcoming final season (premiere date TBD) will take viewers back 97 years before the series began, offering a taste of what The 100‘s possible prequel series would offer. The backdoor pilot, as clarified by showrunner Jason Rothenberg on Twitter, is titled “Anaconda.”

    Evans’ character, Callie, is described as “whip-smart and passionate with a rebellious streak to boot.” She’s big into fighting for the causes in which she believes, “but when the apocalypse devastates the world she had been working so hard to save, Callie must find a new purpose — and future — for all that remains of humanity.” Callie’s brother Reese, played by Bradley, has always been competitive with her, “but when the opportunity to finally prove his worth comes with an incredible cost, Reese must figure out what lines he is willing to cross to finally come out on top.”

    Lastly, Howard is playing August, a “rebellious and passionate musician.” He’s also a radical environmentalist who believes in protecting the planet “by any means necessary.” For August, the apocalypse is particularly depressing, as he’s left to “figure out how to go on when everything he had been fighting for is gone.”

    Evans and Bradley could become series regulars if The CW decides to order the prequel spinoff to series.

    B&B Stars Pay Tribute To Orson Bean

    (2/11/20) Alley Mills’s (Pam, B&B) co-stars took to social media to remember her husband, Orson Bean, 91, who was killed tragically on Saturday, February 8.

    Scott Clifton (Liam): “If you’re lucky in life, you meet one of those human beings so clearly operating on a different moral and intellectual level than the rest of us. Orson was one of them, and you knew it within seconds of shaking his hand. All my love to Alley Mills on this day of profound loss.”

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy): “We lost a GREAT one last night. Orson Bean was a magnificent man. Authentic, kind, always put a smile on my face. Please keep our dear friend Alley Mills in your prayers tonight. This is heartbreaking.”

    John McCook (Eric): “Orson’s great joy for life inspired me. #orsonbean @orsonbeanofficial”

    Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter): “My heart broke at hearing about this awful tragedy. #RIP #orsonbean

    You were always sweet and kind. There was always so much warmth and love whenever Alley spoke of you. My heartfelt prayers to Alley and the rest of the family.”

    Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke): “It is incredibly sad and shocking to hear what happened to Orson Bean. He was walking across the street last night and was struck by a car. So devastating! My heart goes out to his wife, Alley Mills, and their family. Orson was such an amazing man! He was a brilliant actor! And sooo kind to everyone. Always so positive and energetic and charming. He still had so much life and love to give. We were just at the play Bad Habits 2 weeks ago laughing and enjoying both Alley’s and Orson’s amazing and funny performances. We had many laughs. I hope that you are happy up there dancing in heaven Orson! We will miss you. You are loved! And Alley, we are here for you always???????? #orsonbean“

    Darin Brooks (Wyatt): “This is one of the many pictures I think capture these two perfectly… Alley and Orson always laughing and making other people laugh… he was one of those people who just genuinely seemed happy and full of life and freaking FUNNY man! And just a good, sweet dude all around… Genuinely thankful that you touched my life even for a brief moment in the 91 years you touched everyone else’s… All of our love, thoughts, prayers go out to you Alley and the rest of the family… Make em laugh up there… ??”

    Rena Sofer (Quinn): “My heart is broken for my dear friend Ally Mills and her family. Orson bean was an incredible actor but I always knew him personally as Ally’s dear husband and love of her life. It was an honor to spend time with them and get a front row seat watching the joy they brought to each other. Ally, we love you and are here to love you through this heartache. My condolences to all of Orsons family and friends and all who loved him. On screen and off. #rip #orsonbean @boldandbeautifulcbs @cbstv #boldandbeautiful“

    Kimberlin Brown (ex-Sheila): “I sit saddened and shocked by the loss of such an incredible man. Alley my prayers are with you and your family. Orson loved you all so deeply. A giant of a man. @boldandbeautifulcbs“

    Reign Edwards (ex-Nicole): “Rest In Peace Mr. Orson Bean and thank you for all you gave to this world?? May God’s love encompass you, Alley and your family ?? thoughts, love, and prayers are with you Alley ??“

    Don Diamont (Bill): “Orson Bean was one of a kind! I so enjoyed every opportunity to chat with this man. He was so engaging, brilliant, funny, and warm. My heart breaks for our dear Alley. Every time I saw her I would ask, “How’s my hero?” She couldn’t talk about her husband without smiling. We hold you in our hearts Alley. RIP dear Orson!??????”

    Linsey Godfrey (Sarah, DAYS; ex-Caroline): “I had the pleasure of knowing Orson through Alley’s eyes. The kindest, funniest, most loving man. Together there were no two people more fascinating, funny or in love. My heart breaks for Alley and their family. ?? #riporsonbean I love you Alley Mills”

    TVD Vet to Batwoman

    (2/11/20) Vampire Diaries vet Kayla Ewell is back to being a bloodsucker: The actress, who played human-turned-vamp Vicki Donovan on the aforementioned CW drama, will guest-star on Batwoman as the vampiric DC Comics villain Nocturna, EW.com reports.

    The baddie will prey on Gotham’s residents in the Feb. 23 episode to sustain her need for human blood caused by a rare disease. The character has a history in the DC Comics canon, dating back to the ’80s, when Nocturna was introduced as a thief with light sensitivity. She later became one of Bruce Wayne’s love interests before she was reintroduced during the New 52 reboot as a vampire villain to Batwoman, with whom she would also have a romantic relationship.

    Ewell most recently appeared on Roswell, New Mexico as Michael Guerin’s mother.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 1/10/20 - What's The Rush?

    (2/11/20) (Listen / download) Just like that, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Lola and Kyle called it quits. Like every other aspect of the couple’s relationship, the end felt more than a little rushed... prompting Richard and Charlie to take a look this week at the pacing of several current storylines. From THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s dithering Spencer brothers to DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Gina and Stevano and GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Mob war, they look at what’s working and what’s not… and why!

    Orson Bean Dies: TV, Stage And Film Comedian/Actor/Activist Killed In Accident At Age 91

    (2/8/20) (Video: I Ate the Baloney – comedy bit) Orson Bean, whose subtle wit made him a staple on television in the 1950s and 1960s, was killed in a pedestrian traffic accident Friday in Venice, Calif. He was 91 and his death was confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner.

    Bean was struck by a car and killed while crossing Venice Boulevard in Venice at 7:35 PM. A “car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him,” Los Angeles Police Department Captain Brian Wendling told ABC7.

    A second driver, who “was distracted by people trying to slow him down” then struck Bean, Wendling said.

    Bean was crossing the busy street to get to the Venice Resident Theatre. His wife of 27 years, actress Alley Mills, was reportedly already at the location.

    Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Investigators have initially said they believe the crash was an accident.

    Many remember Bean from his appearances on game and talk shows, making frequent appearances on The Tonight Show and other networks as a storyteller par excellence. He was also a game show staple (he was a frequent guest on To Tell The Truth and others).

    But Bean was more than a glib guest. He also starred on and off Broadway, was part of many drama anthology shows, and once hosted his own CBS variety show, The Blue Angel.

    There was also a politically active side to him. He was briefly blacklisted as a suspected Communist, and was a not-infrequent sight at political and environmental protests. He also founded the progressive 15th Street School in the 1960s, and once gave away his possessions to wander America in hippie-style fashion, exploring the turbulent times in a personal way.

    For a time, he dropped out, moving to Australia and exploring the concepts of Austiran psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, writing a book about the experience. He returned to the US in 1971, but didn’t immediately return to show business. Instead, he followed a nomadic, hippie lifestyle, admitting in a memoir it was filled with psychedelic drugs, communal sex and other indulgences in a quest for self-discovery. He supported the family with commercial work and voice-overs in animated films.

    By 1980, he decided to ramp up his show business activity. He again took to television movies, soap operas, game shows and film work. In his later career, he took recurring roles in such shows Murder, She Wrote, Normal, Ohio and Desperate Housewives. One highlight of his career was appearing in Being John Malkovich, a cult classic in which Bean was the owner of a mysterious company.

    Bean was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928, in Burlington, Vt.. After graduating from high school in 1946, he was drafted and served with Japan occupation forces.

    Upon his discharge, he changed his name to Orson Bean and became a stage magician, working Boston-area nightclubs. Eventually, he evolved into comedy, and he began working bigger rooms in New York in a comedy era that saw such giants as Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl and Woody Allen working.

    From there, he evolved into television, becoming such a ubiquitous presence on The Tonight Show that he was often a vacation host for Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. In between episodic TV stints, he also appeared on Broadway in the 1955 comedy Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? and in the 1967 musical Illya Darling.

    Bean lived in Venice for many years and married three times, the last to actress Alley Mills. Survivors include his wife and his four children. No memorial plans have been announced.

    Orson Bean, of Dr. Quinn and Desperate Housewives, Dead at 91

    (2/8/20) Veteran actor and comedian Orson Bean died on Friday night after being struck by a car while crossing a street in Venice, Calif. He was 91.

    An Army vet who was stationed in postwar Japan in the mid-1940s, Bean (born Dallas Frederick Burrows) began his entertainment career as a magician, before segueing into stand-up comedy. Starting in the 1950s, he was a regular panelist on To Tell the Truth. He also appeared on other game shows as well as Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show (on which he would be a guest more than 200 times).

    Bean’s TV acting credits include (but are by no means limited to) Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off Fernwood 2Nite, The Facts of Life, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Normal Ohio, 7th Heaven and Desperate Housewives. Most recently, he appeared in a November 2018 episode of Superstore and the latest season of Grace and Frankie (which dropped Jan. 15).

    Among his many stage credits, he earned a Tony Award nomination in 1961 for the musical Subways Are for Sleeping and enjoyed a long run in the comedy Never Too Late. His film roles included Being John Malkovich and The Equalizer 2.

    Bean’s survivors include his third wife/Dr. Quinn co-star Alley Mills, whom he wed in 1993.

    Orson Bean Dead at 91 Struck by Car

    (2/7/20) Actor and comedian Orson Bean is dead after being struck by a car while crossing the street ... TMZ has learned.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Bean was allegedly jaywalking in Venice Friday night when he was clipped by one vehicle and then struck by another. We're told Bean died at the scene and both vehicles stayed after the incident. Cops are currently investigating whether the collision was criminal or an accident.

    Bean's career began in the 1950's ... he frequently made guest appearances on "The Tonight Show" with both Jack Paar and Johnny Carson.

    Bean was a frequent guest on the game show "To Tell The Truth" and made appearances on versions of the show from the late 50's through 1991. He also made appearances on "Super Password" and "Match Game."

    He also made regular appearances on TV ... with a role on two episodes of "7th Heaven" in 2003, "How I Met Your Mother" in 2007 and "Modern Family" in 2016. Bean was in the 2018 film "The Equalizer 2" as an elderly Holocaust survivor.

    He has been married to actress Alley Mills (Pam on The Bold & The Beautiful) since 1993.

    Orson was 91.

    R.I.P.

    Vincent Irizarry to grand marshal neighborhood Easter parade

    (2/6/20) (lakewood.advocatemag.com) Soap star Vincent Irizarry will be the grand marshal at this year’s Newellian Easter parade, bringing some celebrity notoriety to the neighborhood tradition.

    The actor got his start in daytime television in the early 1980s with a recurring role in “Guiding Light.” Since then, he’s gone on to star in just about every soap opera you can think of: “One Life to Live,” “The Young and the Restless,” “All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives” and most recently “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

    Irizarry is friends with neighbor Belynda Ortiz. When she told him about the parade, he expressed interest and agreed to serve as the grand marshal.

    “It was that easy,” parade organizer Liz Simmons said.

    Irizarry joins only a handful of celebrity grand marshals who have participated in the parade. In the past, Texas icon Kinky Friedman—a singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, defender of stray animals and former Texas Monthly columnist—led the parade route.

    “It’s a show up and do-your-thing event,” Simmons said. “I never know what we’re going to get. There’s no rules. It’s very creative and totally fun.”

    The parade, in its 15th year, will start at 3 p.m. April 12.

    Teri Polo, William Baldwin, Mena Suvari, Robert Pine Star In ‘Fourth Grade B’

    (2/5/20) Teri Polo (The Fosters, Meet The Parents), William Baldwin (Northern Rescue, Sliver), Mena Suvari (American Horror Story, The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson), and Robert Pine (The Last Full Measure, Wish Man) have been tapped to star in Fourth Grade B, a comedy-drama written by Marcelo Galvão. The indie is an American remake of Galvão’s 2005 Brazilian feature Quarta B. It’s described as a satirical portrayal of a private school’s emergency meeting filled with accusations and intrigue, as each parent tries to protect their own child and the uproarious chaos that follows the decision to light up a joint. Pamela Dunlap, Roland Kickinger, Ben Begley, Challen Cates, Taja V. Simpson, Boti Bliss, Rob Norton, Kelli Daniels, Jamison Jones, and Jiu-Jitsu celebrity trainer Rigan Machado co-star. Galvão produced the Wolf in a Pack production pic with Gabriela Kulaif and executive producers Giordano Biagi and Caio Vecchio. Galvão’s credits include the 2012 film Buddies as well as 2017 Netflix western The Killer.

    First Look! Kyle Lowder In Feature Film

    (2/4/20) Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex/Brady, DAYS; ex-Rick, B&B) will appear in the upcoming film, The Ravine, with GREY’s ANATOMY alum Eric Dane, Peter Facinelli and Teri Polo.”Truly grateful to be a part of this film and to work with people who are making such an extraordinarily positive impact in this world,” Lowder posted. “We look forward to sharing this powerful story and message with you all.” Check out a first look of it here.

    Dishing with Digest- 1/31/20 - Brandon Beemer

    (1/31/20) (Listen / download) Brandon Beemer (Shawn) discusses his DAYS comeback, his time on B&B, his reality show past and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also preview February’s hottest stories and discuss how the impeachment hearings are affecting soaps.

    Dishing with Digest - 1/24/20 - Matthew Atkinson

    (1/24/20) (Listen / download) Matthew Atkinson talks about playing B&B’s divisive Thomas, his past as Y&R’s Austin, working with Tim McGraw and Sandra Bullock on The Blind Side and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also debate the soap stories that never should have been told.

    Katherine Kelly Lang Stars in ‘The Christmas Dance’

    (1/24/20) (soapsindepth.com) (Photos, Video) Brooke may be busy battling Shauna and Quinn on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but portrayer Katherine Kelly Lang has found the time to do a little moonlighting as she’s starring in The Christmas Dance! “I am excited!” she shared on Instagram with a little animated video of herself with co-star Richard Karn and the film’s writer/director, Michael Arcell. “I get to work on a movie with these two! Thanks, Michael, for bringing me on this project!”

    In addition to Karn, who viewers will recognize from his starring role on the long-running ABC sitcom HOME IMPROVEMENT, the movie stars Kristen Vaganos as Sarah. According to the plot description on the IMDb, “Traumatized by her past Christmas is not at the top of Sarah’s list this time of year. However, waltzing through life’s unexpected emergencies, she is taught the Christmas Dance.”

    Lang also shared some additional photos from The Christmas Dance, which is currently filming, and you can see that one of the characters is in the hospital, so perhaps that’s one of “life’s unexpected emergencies?” At any rate, the B&B star seems to be enjoying her time working on the holiday film. “What a wonderful family we make in The Christmas Dance!” she exclaimed. “I love it when you are hired to play a part and have to instantly become a family. There is nothing better than working with people that are so genuine and lovely and talented and feel like a family right away! Thanks, family!”

    Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait until Christmas of 2020 to be able to watch the movie. But don’t worry, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on where and when you can watch Lang in The Christmas Dance just as soon as more information is released!

    Soaps in Depth - 1/20/20 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    (1/20/20) (Listen / download) In a matter of weeks, a good soap can stumble into a bad patch, and a soap that’s been struggling can suddenly become must-see TV. This week, Charlie and Richard look at all four daytime soaps and discuss where they are on the cycle. Which soap has made a miraculous turn-around? Which is treading water? And which do the hosts actually disagree on? Find out on this week's episode of the Soaps In Depth podcast!

    Patrick Duffy on NCIS 1/28/20

    (1/17/20) “On Fire” – After Torres and Bishop are victims of a hit-and-run, Torres fights for his life in the ICU, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Patrick Duffy (Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Jack Briggs), Lyndon Smith (Navy Lieutenant Rebecca Weeks)

    Podcast: What's Your Name Again? - Katherine Kelly Lang - Part 2

    (1/14/20) (Listen/download) The legendary Katherine Kelly Lang returns one last time to discuss with host Kurt Caceres, how she passed Susan Lucci and broke the record for most episodes of television by any actor in the history of Hollywood. Playing the sister to Patrick Swayze in one of his first films, Skate Town. How Robert DeNiro became a fan of hers. What it's like at a typical Hollywood party. How she kept her role of Brooke Forrester from becoming monotonous after 33 years. And finally, her numerous fashion lines, including Kaftans and Benheart.

    Podcast: What's Your Name Again? - Katherine Kelly Lang - Part 1

    (1/14/20) (Listen/download) Legendary actress, Katherine Kelly Lang, joins host Kurt Caceres to talk about breaking Susan Lucci's record, with the most episodes of television in history. After 33 years, she is one of the last remaining original cast members on Bold and the Beautiful. Growing up in Hollywood to an Olympian Long Jump skiing father, Actress mother, and Academy Award winning grandfather, who worked with icons such as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. She talks about working on Happy Days, Magnum P.I., The Fall Guy and Lonesome Dove. Learning 90 pages in one day and how her first job was in a diaper.

    “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” POSTS BEST WEEK IN TWO MONTHS

    (1/14/20) For the week ending Friday, Jan. 10 (week #16), THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL attracted 3.26 million viewers – the shows’ most-watched week in two months (since Nov. 15, 2019).

    Source: Nielsen, live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 10.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 1/13/20 - Questions, We've Got Questions

    (1/13/20) (Listen / download) This week, Richard and Charlie find themselves with a few questions about recent events on the four daytime dramas. For example… why is THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Victoria, one of the wealthiest women in Genoa City, doing her own laundry? And how does THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Forrester Creations plan to keep Zoe from filing a company-breaking lawsuit if they ever decide to fire her? Why did DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Kristen so quickly give up her latest game? And how, exactly, did GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Nikolas marry Ava, given that legally, he’s both dead and wed… to Hayden! All this and more as we look at things that make us go… Hmmmm.

    Denise Richards Lands New Gig

    (1/12/20) Denise Richards (Shauna, B&B) will star alongside Jane Seymour (DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN) and Bruce Davison (ex-Wilhelm, GH) in the upcoming series GLOW AND DARKNESS, based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The story also focuses on other historical figures including Richard the Lionheart, Leonor of Aquitaine (Seymour) and Pope Urban II (Davison). Filming in already underway, and spans locales in Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt and Spain. A release yet has yet to be announced.

    Patrick Duffy on NCIS 1/14/20

    (1/7/20) “Flight Plan” – The NCIS team investigates an F-18 crash and the subsequent disappearance of the pilot who operated the aircraft. Also, McGee reluctantly discusses a very personal decision with his teammates, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Guest Cast includes: Patrick Duffy (Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Jack Briggs), Lyndon Smith (Navy Lieutenant Rebecca Weeks).

    B&B's Scott Clifton Reveals Secrets of Liam and Thomas' Brutal Fight

    (1/5/20) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) When THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Scott Clifton (Liam) and Matthew Atkinson (Thomas) got to engage in some knock-down, drag-out fight sequences at the culmination of the Baby Beth storyline, things got ugly, though that was exactly as Clifton intended! “I really didn’t want it to be glamorous,” he insisted to Soaps In Depth. “I wanted it to be gritty and ugly and raw, and I wanted to show Liam and Thomas really hurting.” With Atkinson’s approval, Clifton lobbied the executive producer, Ed Scott, and the stunt coordinator to allow their characters to spend more time wrestling on the ground and getting physical with one another.

    While his bosses were initially skeptical, Clifton says they were generous enough to meet him halfway. “So that whole fight sequence was a negotiation, and bless their hearts, they were really cool to let us shoot it that way,” he said. “I’m proud of what we got to do there, and it was really fun.”

    Talk Show Appearance

    (1/3/20) THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, syndicated

    Mo 1/6: Mario Lopez

    Dishing with Digest - 1/3/20 - Scott Clifton

    (1/3/20) (Listen / download) B&B’s Scott Clifton (Liam) recalls his early soap days as GH’s Dillon, his stint as ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Schuyler, weighs in on Liam’s notorious waffling and more with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also examine the state of triangle tales in daytime.

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Katrina Bowden Celebrates Her Anniversary

    (1/2/20) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) This time last year, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Katrina Bowden (Flo) had just signed on to the soap with plenty of unanswered questions about her character, the nature of the job and whether or not she was really prepared to commit to a long-term contract. “When I first auditioned, it was only supposed to be two months of work, maybe even a month,” she explained to Soaps In Depth, “but when I finally got the part, they told me it would be [a year’s contract to start].” Even though she’d been on other shows (most notably the NBC sitcom 30 ROCK), those weren’t year-’round gigs, so the extent of the commitment gave her pause. “I felt like, ‘Am I really ready to do something for a whole year?’”

    If there’s one thing you should know about the actress, however, it’s that she’s enticed by challenges outside her comfort zone. Now, not only is she happily settled in at B&B, she’s looking forward to the next chapter of Flo’s story. “I’m glad I took the chance, because it’s been amazing,” she said. “A year has gone by so fast!”

    Though Bowden felt fairly confident once she accepted the part of Reese’s unwitting accomplice in the baby Beth saga, her first weeks on the job proved daunting. “It was overwhelming for me, because it’s different from any other medium I’ve worked in before,” she said. “It kind of felt like I was trying to keep my head above water for a little while. But after last year’s holiday break, I felt I was understanding it all better, and I felt like I was really getting into it. I started to think, ‘Yes, this feels right. This feels like something I could do long-term and really, really enjoy.’”

    "She's iconic," Bowden said of her on-screen mom, Denise Richards (Shauna). "She's just so down-to-earth and normal and cool."

    Being integrally involved in the show’s most prominent storyline of the year, Bowden was immediately thrown into scenes that were intense and emotionally fraught. “As an actor, you rarely get so much juicy stuff to work with,” said the actress. “That’s been the most fun part of all of this.”

    That, and getting to explain to her friends outside of the soap industry the intricacies of her wild storyline. “There have been so many moments when friends ask me about it, and I say, ‘Well, okay… I helped steal a baby, but then it turns out the woman who had the baby is my cousin.’ When you’re in it every day, it just seems so normal, but when you take a step back and actually explain it to someone, it’s kind of funny!”

    Once the Beth Secret finally broke wide open this summer, resulting in Flo’s confession and subsequent arrest, Bowden breathed a big sigh of relief. It had become more and more tricky for her to justify Flo’s actions the longer she stayed silent and let Hope grieve for her daughter. “I wanted to find some sympathy for Flo, to make her decisions and choices make sense to me,” she said, “so I had to keep finding new reasons to defend her. By the time [the truth] came out, I’d been thinking, ‘Okay, there’s really nowhere else for this to go.’ It felt like she had to fess up.”

    "We had practiced a stage slap a few times, but in the heat of the moment, Annika [Noelle, Hope] kind of [really] slapped me, which apparently everybody does on this show!" Bowden said. "It was a great scene."

    Flo avoided jail time as part of Ridge’s strategy to keep the spotlight off his own son, Thomas, and she earned some brownie points by coming forward to donate a kidney to her ailing Aunt Katie. Yet that doesn’t mean fans have fully forgiven the blonde for her deception earlier this year, and that’s a fact Bowden completely understands. “I mean, she did some pretty awful things, so I don’t blame people for not liking her,” she said, “but I hope that, in time, people can move past it. No one’s perfect, and not every character is perfect. But maybe she’ll do something endearing to change people’s minds. That’s kind of the fun of it.”

    Season 5 Of THE BAY Available Now

    (12/31/19) All new episodes of THE BAY are available now at www.thebaytheseries.com, free for a limited time, with Amazon Prime to follow. To end the year with a bang, an additional two new bonus episodes will stream tomorrow, New Year’s Eve, on the official THE BAY website! The actions picks up where season 4 left off: Pete Garrett (Kristos Andrews) and Commissioner Lex Martin (Tristan Rogers) were inching closer to finding a missing Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans), who was being held hostage by her blackmailing husband, Steve Jensen (Matthew Ashford). Meanwhile, Lianna Ramos (Jade Harlow) was accused of intentionally shooting her fiancée and sought guidance from her abuelo Nardo (special guest star A Martinez) and psychiatrist Dr. Angela Foster (special guest star Vivica A. Fox}. After help from his father John “Blackwell” (Ronn Moss), Evan Blackwell (Brandon Beemer) and Tamara Garrett (Celeste Fianna) returned home from Europe amid the ongoing chaos, Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen) continued his search for love.

    Soaps In Depth - 12/30/19 - Best & Worst Of 2019

    (12/30/19) (Listen / download) As the one-year anniversary of the podcast rapidly approaches, Richard and Charlie look back on the past 12 months to discuss the soapy highs and lows. Which show made the biggest move? Which storyline payoff was a homerun? Which much-maligned character should have been given a bigger break? And which storyline did just about eveyone love? Find out on this week’s episode!

    B&B's Richards Reveals Surgery Drama

    (12/22/19) Denise Richards (Shauna, B&B) revealed on Instagram that she had emergency surgery a couple of months ago to repair four hernias. The actress had two femoral hernias and two inguinal hernias that had to be fixed at once. In the post, Richards wrote, “My hubby posted this & I need to actually thank him for taking such great care of me. This was a couple months ago & turned out to be a good lesson for me to always listen to my body. Being a mom, wife, & having a career sometimes it’s easier to just be strong and power through, I thought the pain & my other symptoms would just go away. They did not and got a lot worse. I’m so grateful to @herniadoc & her fabulous team. I thought I had one femoral hernia, I actually had 2 femoral & 2 inguinal. And I waited way too long & didn’t even tell my husband how bad I was feeling (I know it was stupid) … gotta always listen to our bodies & take care of ourselves.”

    New Soap Digital Series Set To Debut

    (12/19/19) STUDIO CITY, a new digital series created by daytime vet Sean Kanan (ex-Deacon, B&B et al), makes its debut on December 20 on Amazon Prime. The series features other daytime notables including Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH), Sarah Brown (ex-Carly, GH et al), Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy, DAYS et al), Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH) and Scott Turner Schofield (ex-Nick, B&B). “STUDIO CITY a love letter to soaps,” says Kanan in a statement. The actor stars as Sam Stevens, a soap opera actor trying to navigate his own tumultuous personal life. “Each episode gives fans a double dose of storyline by weaving in clips from the fictional soap-within-the-show … Soap operas have been an integral part of my life and I wanted to create a project that reflected my deep affection for the enormous talent behind their continued success and longevity,” Kanan states.

    Katherine Kelly Lang Celebrates the Opening of Her New Beverly Hills Boutique

    (12/19/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) The stars came out to celebrate the grand opening of the first Benheart boutique in America, brought to you by THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and her partner Dominique Zoida. "Dom and I are so excited to bring Benhart Italy to the USA and open our first store in Beverly Hills!" she enthused on Instagram.

    The shop sells artisanal leather accessories made with heart from Tuscany, now available in the United States through the new Beverly Hills boutique and online at www.benheartusa.com. While Lang regretted that the special opening was invitation-only, she invited fans to stop by the store and check it out afterward. "I will be spending time in the store after the 17th so please come by and say hi and take a look around to see all of our goodies!" she urged. "Especially if you are still searching for amazing Christmas and holiday gifts! The online store will be up and running then too for those who can’t visit in person."

    Lang was supported at the opening by her B&B friends and castmates like Courtney Hope (Sally), Don Diamont (Bill), Annika Noelle (Hope), Obba Babatundé (Julius), Jennifer Gareis (Donna), Katrina Bowden (Flo), and Kim Matula (ex-Hope).

    There were also some THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS stars in attendance like Tamara Clatterbuck (ex-Alice) and Jessica Collins (ex-Avery), which led to the unusual site of Sharon Case (Sharon) being joined by two different Adams, Mark Grossman and Michael Muhney! "Good times tonight!" tweeted Grossman of the pics.

    Join us in wishing Lang and her partners all the best of luck with their new business endeavor.

    Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, Denise Richards Join WWE Star Adam Copeland In ‘Money Plane’

    (12/19/19) Five-time Emmy-winner Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane, and Denise Richards have signed on to co-star opposite Adam Copeland (a.k.a WWE’s Edge) in the heist thriller, Money Plane, directed by Andrew Lawrence.

    Co-written by Lawrence and Tim Schaaf, the indie follows a professional thief (Copeland) who must rob an underworld criminal casino on an airplane to settle a debt with his ruthless employer (Grammer). While the heist unfolds in midair, the second man on the ground (Jane) uncovers a sinister double cross that threatens everything.

    Richard Switzer and Tyler W. Konney are producing the pic with and executive producers Jason Cherubini and Alexander Ferguson. Taylor & Dodge is handling worldwide sales.

    Copeland currently co-stars as Kjetill Flatnose in the History Channel series, Vikings. Grammer can next be seen on the big screen in Grand Isle opposite Nicolas Cage. Jane currently stars in Amazon’s The Expanse series. Richards’ recent credits include BH90210 and 1st Born.

    Copeland is repped by OAZ and Abrams Artists; Grammer by UTA and Vault Entertainment; Jane by Paradigm; Richards by Abrams Artists.

    Peloton Wife Movin' On Up ... Lands 'Bold & the Beautiful' Role

    (12/18/19) Getting a Peloton for Christmas in that controversial ad is the best thing that ever happened to the spot's long-suffering wife, who's turning the negative buzz into soap opera gold!

    Sources familiar with the deal tell TMZ ... actress Monica Ruiz was recently offered a guest spot on a forthcoming installment of "The Bold & the Beautiful," which we're told she immediately accepted.

    Our sources say Monica's getting paid a flat fee of $2,000 to star in the future episode, which we're told will air sometime in late January. Sounds like it's not gonna be too demanding because sources tell us everything for her shoot is being done in one day ... including rehearsals.

    Monica's shooting on Tuesday, and although it's written as a one-off ... we're told if things go well and audiences love her, she could be brought back. There's always a way in soaps!

    Snatching up viral stars is just kinda what 'B&B' does -- the Fiji Water girl also landed a guest role after her noteworthy appearance at the 2019 Golden Globes.

    Anyway, it seems like the fallout from Peloton has been more positive for Monica than anything. You'll recall, she starred in another ad right afterward for Ryan Reynolds' gin company -- now she's got a shot at a full-blown series.

    Monica should frame that saying about all publicity being good publicity. Her Peleton hubby probably disagrees, though.

    Okay, he definitely disagrees.

    Diary of a Future President

    (12/17/19) Disney+’s Diary of a Future President (fka Diary of a Female President) — executive-produced, directed by and guest-starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) — will premiere Friday, Jan. 17.

    Heather Tom Directs DYNASTY

    (12/11/19) Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Heather Tom (Katie), who continues to spread her wings behind the camera, now directing an episode of the CW primetime soap DYNASTY! "I had an amazing time directing DYNASTY for the CW," she shared on Instagram with a photo of her nameplate and script cover. "Thank you to all the cast and crew — you rock! And thank you to the CBS diversity program — this never would have happened without you! More pics to come after the episode airs!"

    Tom may be best known to soap fans for her starring roles on multiple soaps — B&B's Katie, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Victoria, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Kelly — but she has begun making a name for herself as a director, helming her own short film, Serenity, as well as multiple episodes of B&B and an episode of Y&R.

    DYNASTY is currently in the middle of its third season, with episode 9, "The Sensational Blake Carrington Trial" airing on Dec. 6. The series is scheduled to return on Friday, Jan. 17, with the ninth episode of this season, so if they don't skip any weeks, Tom's episode, "You See Most Things In Terms of Black & White," should air on Friday, Feb. 7.

    Patrick Duffy, Alicia Coppola, Peter Macnicol Guests on All Rise

    (12/10/19) “What The Constitution Greens to Me” – Following her battle with the Commission of Judicial Performance, Lola questions her own brand of creative justice. And when Benner assigns Lola a politically charged eco-terrorism trial that involves a senator’s son, once again, Lola realizes she must trust her instincts in order to succeed, on ALL RISE, Monday, Jan. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes: Peter Macnicol (Judge Albert Campbell), Patrick Duffy (Ed Parker), Alicia Coppola (Wanda Taylor)

    Soaps in Depth Podcast - 12/9/19 - Sweeps Hits & Misses

    (12/9/19) (Listen / download) Now that November Sweeps has come to an end, Charlie and Richard look at what worked and what didn’t on the four soaps. From The Bold & The Beautiful’s Thomas tumbling into a vat of acid to Days Of Our Lives doing a time-jump, they’ll hit all the highs and lows. Did General Hospital get our hearts beating or flatline? And what seemed to be the big trend on The Young & The Restless? All this plus a special shout-out to someone whom our hosts has long held in high regard.

    Don Diamont Dishes His THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Leading Ladies

    (12/9/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) What does Don Diamont (Bill) appreciate most in a co-star? Someone who’s down to earth with a sense of humor. And he’s thankful that description applies to all the women he’s been fortunate enough to work opposite on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL. “Jacqui [MacInnes Wood, Steffy] is a brilliant example of that,” he said to Soaps In Depth. “She’s beautiful and talented, so she could very easily fall into that trap, and yet she doesn’t ever take herself too seriously.”

    He added that the same holds true for Heather Tom (Katie) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke). “Each one of them has a really great sense of humor and takes the work very seriously without taking themselves too seriously. There are more similarities between all three of them in that way than differences, I think.”

    Dishing with Digest - 12/6/19 - Denise Richards

    (12/6/19) (Listen / download) Denise Richards (Shauna) looks back on her TV and film career, dishes about her role on THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS, why she loves being on B&B and more with Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. Plus, we discuss the latest casting move and breaking up supercouples.

    Brat TV Winter Slate Includes New Series ‘Sunnyside Up’ Starring ‘Dance Moms’ Alum Nia Sioux

    (12/6/19) Brat TV has unveiled its winter slate, with the Gen Z-focused digital network debuting two new series including Sunnsyide Up, a comedy starring Nia Sioux (Dance Moms, The Bold and the Beautiful). The new series, along with the Season 2 return of Crown Lake, hit the service this week.

    Sunnyside Up stars Sioux about four households and their teens on the same cul-de-sac. Kaycee Rice (World of Dance, America’s Got Talent) and Nina Lu (Bunk’d) co-star. It is joined in the lineup by Crazy Fast, which charts the rise of a new high school track and field team. Kamri Noel and Andrew Swilley star.

    Crown Lake, which debuted this summer and is produced by Pretty Little Liars alum Sara Shepard, stars Francesca Capaldi (Dog With a Blog) and Kyla-Drew (Nick’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn).

    Brat TV, which recently inked a deal with MGM TV to create YA content, averages more than 11 million visitors per quarter thanks to content like Chicken Girls and Total Eclipse that feature young digital stars.

    ‘The Bay’s Kristos Andrews, Vivica A. Fox & Michael Copon Set For ‘yA’ Spinoff In The Works By Lany Entertainment

    (12/6/19) yA (working title), a spinoff of Amazon’s multiple Emmy-winning digital daytime drama series The Bay, which is in development from original series creator Gregori J. Martin, former General Hospital showrunner Wendy Riche and producer LANY Entertainment, is rounding out its cast.

    Co-written by Martin and Riche, the coming of age young adult series will follow teens Frankie Sanders and Regan Sanders (played by twins, Bianca D’Ambrosio and Chiara D’Ambrosio) as they relocate to sunny California and a sometimes cruel new social environment of Bay City High. Crossing over from The Bay season 1 are series star Kristos Andrews as Pete Garrett, Vivica A. Fox (Empire, Independence Day) as Dr. Angela Foster, and Michael Copon (One Tree Hill, Power Rangers) as Officer Colton Kurosaki.

    The series regular cast of the spinoff also will include Dante Aleksander, who plays Xander Castro, with newcomers Damoni Burkhardt, Logan Garretson, Brady Gentry, Tyler C. Lofton, and Bella Martinez. Several social media influencers will recur throughout the season, including Tessa Brooks as resident mean girl Evelyn, and Indiana Massara as troubled teen Lindsay.

    Cast also includes Melrose Place alum Jamie Luner, Ian Buchanan (Twin Peaks), Galadriel Stineman (Until Dawn), Mark Famiglietti (Terminator 3), Eltony Williams (Tyler Perry’s If Loving You is Wrong), Jacob Young (Bold & the Beautiful), Fiona Hutchison (One Life to Live) and Alla Korot (Grimm), and as previously reported, Wanda De Jesus (Sons of Anarchy) and Devious Maids’ Gilles Marini.

    Other season 1 recurring/guest stars include Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) as the school security guard Pooch, Emmy winner Brad Maule (General Hospital) as Mr. Ford, Eileen Fogerty (Better Call Saul) as Principal Wu, as previously reported Mike C. Manning (Teen Wolf) as Mr. McKinnon, and Lane Davies (Santa Barbara) as Police Captain Johnson. Twins Chloe Frizzi and Sophia Frizzi (Young Judith, The Walking Dead) will appear in a flashback sequence as young Frankie and Regan. Additional cast members for this season to be announced.

    Andrews also directs yA with creator and showrunner Martin. The Bay’s Wendy Riche, who co-wrote the 10-episode first season of yA with creator Martin, serves as executive producer along with Martin and Andrews. Riche also executive produced General Hospital and MTV’s Laguna Beach.

    The series, which is currently being shopped, is in production with a release date scheduled for winter 2020.

    Will Ridge Turn on Thomas? — B&B's Thorsten Kaye Speaks Out!

    (12/6/19) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Ridge may not fully comprehend the extent to which Thomas has torpedoed his marriage on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but if he did, would it matter? It’s become quite clear to Ridge over the past few months that “flawed” doesn’t even begin to describe his son. Thomas is a liar, a cheat, an emotionally abusive father, and possibly even a murderer. Yet Ridge still doesn’t believe he’s a hopeless case.

    “In a way, Ridge probably thinks he deserves a kid who’s not perfect,” said his portrayer, Thorsten Kaye, who isn’t sure there could ever be a last straw where Thomas is concerned. “That’s an interesting question, and I don’t know the answer. You can’t escape your kid at the end of the day, and Ridge doesn’t want to. That love has to be unconditional. It’s what you sign up for as a parent.”

    The compassion Ridge feels for his son has been at the crux of his conflict with wife Brooke, and Kaye believes his alter ego feels he still has a debt that he owes to his children. “That makes him kind of blind to some of the stuff that’s going on right in front of him,” the actor acknowledged.

    In any case, Ridge’s problem is a good one for Kaye in that it’s given him lots of interesting new material to play, both with Ridge’s family members and his new admirer, Shauna! Having spent much of the previous year on the periphery of other people’s tales, Kaye is glad to be in the thick of things again. “Sometimes it feels like you don’t do as much anymore, but it turns out that our boss, Mr. Brad Bell, always finds a place for everybody,” he said of the show’s headwriter and executive producer. “So I’m glad it’s my turn.”

    Ring in the Holiday With Your Favorite Stars And The Salvation Army

    (12/5/19) If you’re in Los Angeles on Friday, December 6, get into the holiday spirit with a festive and fun family evening when The Original Farmers Market welcomes The Salvation Army to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the evening will feature cheerful entertainment with some of daytime’s finest, including Obba Babatundé (Julius, B&B), Kyle Lowder (ex-Rex, DAYS et al) and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa, DAYS). The complete series schedule is available at https://www.farmersmarketla.com/.

    Soaps In Depth Podcast - 12/2/19 - Thanks For That

    (12/2/19) (Listen / download) The best thing about Thanksgiving, other than leftovers, is taking a moment to be grateful. So now that Turkey Day has come and gone, Richard and Charlie are moving into the appreciative phase. What are they grateful for, where the soaps are concerned, this year? For Charlie, it’s that two of his all-time favorite actresses are working together on the same show. For Richard, it’s a couple of relative newbies. And for both of them, it’s… well, let’s just say things get super cheesy toward the end. Get ready, because the post-Thanksgiving show is a cornucopia of treats!

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    Facts

    1. January 1, 2004: On New Year's Day, Darla gave birth to her and Thorne's daughter, Alexandria.

    2. January 6, 2003: On this unforgettable day, Brooke sailed into Italy’s Portofino harbor wearing the showstopper bridal gown during Forrester Creations’ fashion show.

    3. January 17, 2001: Thorne and Brooke were married in the bride’s courtyard garden.

    4. January 19, 1990: Ridge wed Spencer debutante Caroline with the bride dressed in the style of Grace Kelly.

    5. February 8, 2006: Bridget miscarried Nicole, the baby she was expecting with Nick.

    6. February 10: On this day in 1992, Columbia Pictures TV hosted a tribute to Bill Bell (creator of Y&R and B&B) in honor of his 35th anniversary in daytime television.

    7. February 13, 1998: Macy agreed to marry Grant.

    8. February 14, 1990: Macy and Sally staged a feisty fashion show to catapult Macy right to the top.

    9. February 15, 2007: Squeezed out of the distribution market by Nick, the family's new company, Forrester Originals, decided to open their own boutiques.

    10. February 26, 2001: Taylor found her presumed-dead daughter, Steffy, at Morgan's house.

    11. February 1993: Eric asked Sheila to marry him.

    12. March 1, 2010: Agnes Jones learned that a fall down the stairs had caused her to miscarry Bridget and Nick's baby.

    13. March 9, 2007: Eileen Davidson debuted when she crossed her longtime Y&R character (who was supposed to have moved to Hong Kong) over to B&B to pay a visit to Rick Forrester.

    14. March 11, 2004: Sally and Amber quit Sharpe Designs

    15. March 12, 2007: The Forresters decided to debut a new fragrance named after Phoebe.

    16. March 23, 1987: The serial debuted, replacing the soap opera CAPITOL.

    17. March 25, 2004: Caitlin and Thomas shared their first kiss.

    18. April: In 1998, Grant wed Macy at Insomnia, with the bride wearing a wedding dress designed by the groom.

    19. April 1998: Rick was in a car accident and had to have a kidney transplant. Amber was Rick’s kidney donor.

    20. April 1, 1993: Eric announced his engagement to Sheila at the Forrester fashion show.

    21. April 3, 2000: Amber learned cousin Becky was dying of pancreatic cancer.

    22. April 16, 1987: Upset by seeing photos of Ridge with another woman, bride Caroline fainted at the altar.

    23. April 22, 2002: Ridge betrayed Eric by joining Marone Industries.

    24. April 29, 2003: Cancer surgery left Macy unable to bear children

    25. May 3, 2005: After finding a dummy in Taylor's grave, Ridge looked up and saw her standing there, alive!

    26. May 9, 2001: While attacking Stephanie, Morgan hit her own head and fell into the swimming pool — where Stephanie left her to die!

    27. May 17, 2007: Taylor and Nick discovered that their in vitro fertilization procedure was successful: They were pregnant!

    28. May 22, 2001: Amber and Rick married with Deacon turning up as a surprise guest.

    29. May 24, 1999: Rick tested negative for HIV.

    30. May 24, 2001: Deacon and Bridget were wed in Las Vegas.

    31. May 28, 1999, Thorne's restaurant proposal to Macy went awry when the engagement ring ended up hidden in another patron's meal!

    32. May 29, 2007: AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL judge/shutterbug Nigel Barker played himself during a two-day stint as the host of the soap's fictional reality series, EXTREME CATWALK.

    33. May 1993: Eric wed crazy Sheila, but not for long, since she was put into a sanitarium and granted him a divorce shortly thereafter.

    34. May 1998: Brooke and Ridge told Bridget and Rick that their marriage was over.

    35. June 4, 2003: Macy learned that the baby she and husband Thorne were going to adopt from Darla had actually been fathered by Thorne!

    36. June 9, 2003: Macy and Deacon forged a connection when they met at an AA meeting.

    37. June 10, 1999: Amber threw a party to celebrate Rick’s graduation.

    38. June 24. 1998: Ridge married Taylor, creating a family with her and their son, Thomas.

    39. June 29, 2006: Bridget signed papers finalizing her divorce from Nick

    40. June 1997: Rick shot his new stepdad, Grant.

    41. July 1, 2009: Thinking that Ridge would never accept her son, Rick, remaining in her life, Brooke agreed to end their relationship.

    42. July 6, 2006: Brooke married Nick in Marina Del Rey.

    43. July 18, 1997: Adrienne Frantz debuted as Amber, a precocious teen who befriended Sheila.

    44. July 18, 1999: Craig Kilborn made a guest appearance as a male nurse.

    45. July 18, 2006: Schae Harrison exited when her longtime character, Darla, was involved in a tragic accident.

    46. July: Sally's bachelorette party featured Fabio in 1993.

    47. August 1, 2008: Marcus celebrated his promotion from the Forrester Creations shipping department and made his relationship with Steffy official.

    48. August 6, 1998, Grant broke the news to wife Macy that he had cancer

    49. August 8, 2000: Phyllis Diller reprised her role of Gladys, the wacky makeup artist.

    50. August 8, 2003: Macy and Deacon were wed, despite Amber's interruption to fight for custody of her son.

    51. August 22, 2011: Hope accepted Liam's marriage proposal on the Forrester rooftop.

    52. August 28, 2002: Brooke and Whip signed annulment papers to end their marriage.

    53. August 30, 2006: Although he was still grieving for Darla, Thorne kissed Taylor for the first time.

    54. September 3, 2008: Eric finally woke up from his drug-induced-heart-attack-turned-coma just as his wife, Donna, gave in to passion with her hunky assistant, Owen.

    55. September 9, 2003: Ridge offered Samantha a job designing home fashions for Forrester Creations

    56. September 14, 2006: Just weeks after losing his wife, Darla, Thorne began romancing Taylor, whom he didn't know was the driver responsible for Darla's death.

    57. September 19, 1997: Eric and Stephanie’s supposed wedding took a dive when Sally played an incriminating tape starring Lauren and the groom.

    58. September 19, 2003: Having stolen away to Puerto Vista, Brooke became Ridge's missus — again!

    59. September 25, 2001: Amber told Deacon that she was pregnant with Rick’s child.

    60. September 30, 1999: Stephanie suffered a stroke after seeing Brooke and Thorne together.

    61. October 2 and 3, 2003: Macy suffered fatal injuries while performing at Oscar's club.

    62. October 5, 2006: expectant mom Bridget learned that the baby belonged to Dante, not Nick

    63. October 13, 2006: Taylor confessed to Thorne and the police that she was the driver responsible for Darla's death. She pled guilty on October 18.

    64. October 21, 2002: Sean Kanan (Deacon) begins taping new episodes. (He will begin airing on November 20.)

    65. October 22, 2008: While fighting with Ridge at Forrester Creations, Rick fell off the roof and became temporarily paralyzed.

    66. October 23, 1990: Thorne and Macy wed on the bride's birthday.

    67. October 26, 2006: While arguing over which of their respective sons should be with Brooke, Stephanie sent Jackie plunging over a banister!

    68. October 31, 2007: Brooke signed away her parental rights to baby Jack.

    69. November 4, 2002: Phoebe and Steffy sang at Taylor's funeral.

    70. November 4, 2003: Massimo and Jackie were married.

    71. November 12, 2001: Stephanie realized that Massimo is Ridge's biological father.

    72. November 15, 2001: Deacon asked Bridget for a divorce, claiming that his heart belonged to Amber.

    73. December 1, 2006: Betty White debuted as Stephanie Forrester's mother, Anne, and Alley Mills debuted as Stephanie's sister, Pamela Douglas.

    74. December 4, 2001: Kristen married Tony, who was HIV positive

    75. December 5, 2001: Deacon and Bridget renewed their marriage vows, Brooke realized she was pregnant with her son-in-law's baby!

    76. December 9, 2005: Sally announced her plans to close down Spectra Fashions.

    77. December 19, 2007: Storm Logan revealed that he was the person who shot Stephanie and framed his own father, Stephen Logan, for the crime.

    78. December 30, 2005: Brooke caught a scantily-clad Taylor kissing Hector while Ridge was out of town.

    79. December 1992: Brooke gave birth to her second child, Bridget, in a cabin with Ridge’s help.

    80. Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy, B&B) was in the 1980's all girls band Big Trouble.

    81. The beautiful song from the Oct. 13, 2010 episode of BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is called "Angels in the Light." Composed by David Kurtz, Jack Allocco and Gary Verna, it's available for purchase on iTunes.

    82. The Bold and the Beautiful has the winning number on March 22 as the show celebrated its 15th anniversary with the cast of The Price Is Right. Price host Bob Barker and Barker beauties Nikki Ziering and Claudia Jordan help introduce Amber's new fashion line, Ambrosia.

      B&B also kicks off its 15th season with two new characters. Daytime newcomer Courtnee Draper joins the cast as Erica Lovejoy, a Forrester admirer. Draper has appeared in several films, including The Duke, Hannah and the about-to-be-released The Biggest Fan. On the Disney Channel's The Jersey, Draper played series regular Morgan Hudson. All My Children alumnus Matt Borlenghi (ex-Brian) is also making his way onto the B&B canvas. He'll play Ziggy, Erica's apartment manager. Borlenghi's previous credits include A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Kate's Addiction.

    83. The exterior shots of the Forrester mansion is Creator William J. Bell’s real-life estate (formerly owned by Howard Hughes). Executive Producer/Head Writer Bradley Bell’s Beverly Hills home provides the exterior shots for Brooke’s house .

    84. Bill Bell named the character Ridge after one of son Bradley’s friends, who lived near the Bells’ summer home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

    85. Although Bold And the Beautiful has won numerous technical Daytime Emmys, Ian Buchanan (ex-James) has been the only cast member awarded for performance. In 1998, he won for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

    86. In March, 1994, Hunter Tylo (Taylor) quit B&B to film a miniseries in india. A few weeks later, Hunter's husband, Micheal Tylo (ex-Blade/Rick, Y&R;ex-Quint, GL) announced they were divorcing. Hunter returned to B&B in August and the couple eventually reconciled. In a 1996 interview, Hunter hinted that their marital problems came to a boiling point during her India remote. "I wasn't possessed, but I was demonically attacked," she explained.



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