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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

    • Obba Babatundé as Julius Avant
    • Kiara Barnes as Zoe
    • Adain Bradley as Alexander Avant
    • Darin Brooks as Wyatt Fuller
    • Kimberlin Brown as Shelia Carter
    • Mick Cain as C.J. Garrison
    • Dick Christie as Charlie Webber
    • Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer
    • Andrew Collins as Jarrett Maxwell
    • Felisha Cooper as Sasha Thompson
    • Patrika Darbo as Shirley Spectra
    • Don Diamont as Bill Spencer, Jr.
    • Reign Edwards as Nicole Avant
    • Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
    • Finnegan George as Will Spencer
    • Courtney Grosbeck as Coco Spectra
    • Courtney Hope as Sally Spectra
    • Anna Maria Horsford as Vivienne Avant
    • Ashley Jones as Bridget Forrester
    • Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
    • Joe Lando as Judge Craig McMullen
    • 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
    • Ingo Rademacher as Thorne Forrester
    • Lawrence Saint-Victor as Carter Walton
    • Nia Sioux as Emma
    • Rena Sofer as Quinn Fuller
    • Aaron D. Spears as Justin Barber
    • Heather Tom as Katie Logan
    • Anthony Turpel as R.J. Forrester
    • Jeremy Ray Valdez as Alex Sanchez
    • Fred Willard as John Forrester
    • Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as Steffy Forrester
    • Jacob Young as Rick Forrester
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    November 19
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    Quinn gets protective of Eric when Donna arrives at the Forrester estate; the Forresters, Logans, Spencers, Avants and Spectras put their past and current grievances aside and gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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    (News section last updated November 18, 2018)

    Daytime Emmys: Network Soaps Lift Boycott Threat But Others Will Shun Awards Over NATAS’ Response To Snafus

    (11/18/18) (deadline.com) The four network daytime dramas will not be boycotting next year’s Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony as they’d threatened to in July. In an unprecedented show of unity, after being dissatisfied with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ response to screw-ups during this year’s awards show, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless banded together this summer to present a list of complaints and demands for changes that prompted NATAS to commission an investigation by an outside counsel. The report from that review was put out November 8.

    “The four daytime dramas are in receipt of NATAS’ internal investigation report and recommendations moving forward,” a spokesperson of the four series said in a statement to Deadline. “As a group, we are not in agreement with all of the conclusions that NATAS reached. However, in the spirit of working with NATAS and the TV Academy on improving the integrity of the Daytime Emmys, we have lifted our boycott. We look forward to meeting with NATAS to discuss their findings and our concerns in greater detail.”

    While the network daytime dramas will participate in the Daytime Emmys despite reservations about the findings in the report, willing to give NATAS another change, others are fed up. Michael Caruso, executive producer of Amazon’s soap opera Ladies of the Lake, says he will not participate in next year’s awards.

    The report concluded its procedures were so “sloppy” and inconsistently applied that they may have given the “appearance of favoritism,” but it found “no evidence of voter fraud or panel tampering,” and no evidence NATAS staff “intentionally rigged the competition results.”

    In response, NATAS has made numerous changes to its rules and procedures to correct past “missteps,” and has vowed to be more transparent going forward. That’s apparently good enough for the network soaps, who’d threatened to boycott if changes weren’t made to ensure “a competition free of bias, perceived collusion, and personal agendas.” But many involved in digital soaps want to see even more changes — and corrections of past mistakes.

    “I have a show that’s eligible this year, but I’m not participating because NATAS has not fixed any of the issues in the digital awards categories,” Caruso told Deadline. “Our simple requests have either been ignored or denied, and I do not feel that this judging process is a trustworthy one.”

    “This is not a snap impulse decision,” he added. “This is the result of years’ worth of their questionable behavior, and because my interactions with NATAS have been overwhelmingly negative.”

    Caruso is not alone is his displeasure. Crystal Chappell, star and co-creator of the streaming series Venice, says she’s through with the Daytime Emmys too. “I won’t be participating in the future because of their lack of transparency,” she said.

    The “clusterf*ck,” as Caruso describes it, began shortly after the 2018 awards show when NATAS rescinded the Emmy it had presented three weeks earlier to Patrika Darbo for her guest appearance on Amazon’s The Bay. Turns out, they say, she wasn’t eligible to compete in the category because she’d appeared in a prior season.

    After meeting on May 22, the Awards Committee determined it would give Darbo’s Emmy to Jennifer Bassey, who finished second in the voting, for her guest-starring role on the web series Anacostia. According to an “independent review” commissioned by NATAS, “One or more NATAS staff members conveyed to Ms. Bassey’s representatives in a phone call that she would be awarded the Emmy Award before any award determination was publicly announced.”

    But then the Awards Committee determined that she hadn’t been eligible either, and refused to give her the Emmy after she’d been told she’d won. In the end, no award was given in the category.

    Darbo, a co-governor of the Performers Peer Group at the Television Academy – which oversees the Primetime Emmys – is also raising questions about the independence of that review, which was co-authored by attorney Kevin M. Goldberg.

    Goldberg, it turns out, serves on the executive committee – and was the immediate past chair – of the National Press Foundation, which recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism through its own annual awards show. Serving alongside him on that foundation’s board of directors is Adam Sharp, president and CEO of NATAS, which commissioned the report Goldberg co-wrote.

    “It’s a conflict of interest,” Darbo told Deadline. “How can it be an independent investigation when friends are checking up on friends, and the hens are being guarded by the foxes?” She also believes, in the interest of transparency, that this connection should have been disclosed.

    Darbo says she isn’t concerned about having had her Emmy rescinded, and acknowledges her producers inadvertently submitted her “in the wrong category, so I should not have won the Emmy.” But as a governor of the TV Academy, she said, “The performers elected me to take care of them, and that’s what I’m doing.”

    Goldberg’s report was presented to the NATAS board of trustees on November 2 “in a spirit of transparency,” Sharp said in a November 8 letter. “It bluntly sums up its assessment of NATAS’ management of the 2018 Daytime Emmys in one word: ‘sloppy.’ It levies criticism where criticism is due. And it rightly identifies many ways in which we must do better.”

    In the wake of the debacle, NATAS has changed its eligibility rules to prevent a recurrence of the problem, much of which stemmed from confusion – in the age of streaming shows – about just what constitutes an “episode” or a “chapter” of a program. Sharp has said the rules have now been updated in several awards categories “to eliminate opportunities for confusion,” with particular attention being paid to “the requirements in the performer categories – which are at the heart of much of the concern we heard – and we will more specifically define terms such as ‘episode’ where relevant.”

    Many involved in the mess, however, believe NATAS hasn’t gone far enough to investigate or remedy the problem that occurred at the last awards show. “The report was an attempt to try and straighten out the problems,” Darbo said, “but I believe that if you’re doing an investigative report to find out the problems, you should do a thorough report.”

    The same eligibility-rules confusion that existed in the digital guest-starring and supporting actor categories, she said, may have been present in the digital best actress, best actor and best supporting actor categories, as well. The investigation never looked at that.

    “There were winners from each of those categories from The Bay,” she said, “and if those categories weren’t investigated, how do we know that they truly won? Did they have extra episodes submitted and call them ‘chapters’ too? Four errors in one category (guest actor) and two errors in the supporting actor category, don’t you think they should have looked at every category?”

    The call for entries for the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards was November 12, and Sharp told Bassey that “We hope you will once again join in the competition.” Given the foul-up, he also offered to provide her with “monetary credit for this year’s competition in the amount of your entry fees for the category in 2018.”

    One of the other areas of dispute was the report’s findings on the eligibility of nominees in the supporting actor digital category, which was won by Eric Nelsen for The Bay. Under the rules, submissions for consideration could not contain material from more than four episodes of a program. According to the report, the show’s submissions for Nelsen and Brandon Beemer – another nominee from The Bay – “were eventually found to contain materials from more than four installments.”

    Even so, Nelsen was allowed to keep his Emmy, which has led Bassey to threaten to sue NATAS on the basis of sex discrimination. In a November 5 letter to Goldberg, Bassey’s attorney, Leon Friedman, said that “Five episodes were submitted on behalf of Eric Nelsen even though the requirements limit the submissions to four episodes. Yet, Mr. Nelsen was allowed to retain his Emmy award. Apparently, the basis for distinguishing between Jennifer Bassey on the one hand and Eric Nelsen on the other was that Mr. Nelsen was a man and Jennifer Bassey was a woman. The submissions for both performers exceeded the requirements of the rules, yet only Ms. Bassey was disqualified.”

    California law, he continued, “is extremely strict in prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender in all fields. Since an award of an Emmy is an important factor in determining future employment in the entertainment field, the failure to make such an award because of a candidate’s gender, falls within a prohibited category. We believe that NATAS must take affirmative steps to correct this situation. Do the right thing and award Ms. Bassey her rightful award.”

    The report, however, “Did not find any evidence to support a claim that NATAS or any of its staff members intentionally discriminated against any nominee or winner on the basis of race, gender, or age.”

    It did, however, find “many instances in which circumstances and NATAS staff decisions gave rise to, at minimum, the appearance of impropriety and favoritism, which have caused observers to believe the awards competition and the resolution of the awarding of Emmy Awards (in the guest-starring and supporting actor digital categories) was not conducted in an impartial manner.”

    Chappell told Sharpe she is also concerned that gender discrimination may have played a role in denying an Emmy to Bassey.

    “I know that these mistakes are not the fault of the actors but the fault of each production team that submits but, nevertheless, once you head down the slippery slope, we’ve lost all integrity in the Emmy itself,” she said. “If nothing is done, it would appear that the Academy has a bias for a particular show and is treating women differently than their male peers. I know that is not you. As a woman who has reinvented herself, marched for women’s rights/LGBTQ rights, I would find doing nothing to be the worst possible decision and devastating to my relationship with the Emmys.”

    The report chalked up the disparate treatment of Bassey and Nelsen to confusion over what constitutes an “episode” of a streaming show. “NATAS staff provided differing rationales for inconsistently applying the Episode Rule” in those two categories, the report said. “First, The Bay is distributed in what its producers have referred to as ‘chapters,’ with multiple ‘chapters’ released simultaneously.”

    In the submissions for his category, Nelsen and Beemer appeared in more than four “chapters,” but NATAS staff explained to investigators that “it could be argued that chapters released simultaneously could be considered one episode. As such, NATAS staff stated they believed there is a good faith reasonable argument that Mr. Nelsen and Mr. Beemer may not have, in fact, violated the Episode Rule.”

    This distinction between episodes and chapters – and allowing different eligibility rules based on someone’s interpretation of what an episode is, was widely mocked by those calling for change. “It’s not an even playing field,” Darbo said. “There are no chapters in television, only episodes.”

    Chappell agreed. “There are no ‘chapters’ in television,” she said. Indeed, even The Bay’s website refers to its installments as “episodes.”

    “Chapters,” scoffed Sonia Blangiardo, creator and executive producer of the web series Tainted Dreams. “That’s a big insult. Even Amazon says ‘episodes’ per season. There’s no such thing as chapters. It’s false and a little disheartening moving forward with these rules.”

    Even the NATAS-commissioned report found “sound countervailing arguments” against such a distinction in interviews and documents reviewed. “Such materials and interviews cited industry practice and union agreements that universally refer to installments of a program as episodes, and The Bay also promoting its program as being released in episodes, not chapters.”

    Even so, the report stuck by NATAS’ decision to rescind Bassey’s guest star Emmy and to let Nelsen keep his supporting actor award. “Ms. Bassey’s program, Anacostia, was released in episodes, and she appeared in two episodes in her submission, in excess of the one episode limit under the Episode Rule. As such, NATAS staff stated Ms. Bassey unquestionably violated the Episode Rule. NATAS staff stated it was therefore logical to not award Ms. Bassey an Emmy Award because her submission irrefutably violated the Episode Rule in (her category); but allow Mr. Nelsen to keep his Emmy Award because of the reasonable argument his submission did not violate the Episode Rule in (his) category.”

    “At times,” the report found, “the producers of The Bay have described the release of installments of The Bay as ‘chapters’ instead of ‘episodes.’ Such a characterization gives rise to the argument there are alternate interpretations of the Episode Rule with regard to its application in determining whether Mr. Nelsen’s and Mr. Beemer’s submissions did or did not violate the Episode Rule’s cap of four episodes of a program that may be included in a submission, an argument NATAS has deemed to be reasonable.”

    If nothing else, the snafu has gotten the attention of NATAS, which this month promised to provide additional resources to the Daytime Emmys; to better articulate and make public its core policies and procedures; and to apply its rules “consistently and transparently.”

    Perhaps most important, Sharp has vowed that NATAS “will seek to work more closely with the Television Academy” after all four network daytime soaps – The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless – came together demanding changes in the voting and accounting practices for the awards and the way the competition is held.

    In addition to all the other changes that have been made, Sharp has said that “Recognizing that participants in the Daytime Emmy competition may be more likely to be members of the Television Academy than of NATAS, we hope to better engage our sister Academy in our processes as representatives of their members. These efforts could include:

    • More consciously prioritizing Television Academy membership as a criterion for judging participation.

    • Requesting that the Television Academy reinstate sending emails to their membership encouraging participation as Daytime Emmy judges.

    • Inviting a representative of the Television Academy and its members to begin participating again in our Daytime Emmy nomination cut-off calls.

    • Inviting a representative of the Television Academy to review questioned submissions, observe backstage operations, and/or be present for the application of statue bands at the Daytime Emmy ceremony.

    “We appreciate that the missteps of this and of past years may have impacted your confidence in the Daytime Emmy Awards,” Sharp told many of those who had complained, “and we are absolutely committed to earning back your trust. We believe that through these and other improvements, we will once again meet the expectations you and other participants rightfully have of us.”

    Betty White, Rita Moreno, Byron Allen Among NATPE Tartikoff Honorees

    (11/16/18) NATPE’s annual half-dozen recipients of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards in 2019 will include actors Betty White, Rita Moreno and Henry Winkler as well as industry notables Byron Allen, Bob Greenblatt and Mara Brock Akil.

    The 16th annual Tartikoffs will be handed out at NATPE’s conference in Miami in January. They are named for the late NBC Entertainment chief who assembled the network’s top-rated programming lineups in the 1980s.

    Conference organizers said the award recipients are recognized “for exhibiting their extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision through their diverse work in being a part of the creation and distribution of content for the world’s traditional and digital marketplaces.”

    Moreno is an “EGOT” winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) as well as a Kennedy Center honoree who stars in Netflix’s One Day at a Time. White, 96, is a seven-time Emmy winner whose career resurgence this decade has included hosting Saturday Night Live and starring on TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland. Winkler, still known for his 1970s role as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli on Happy Days, won his first Emmy last September for his supporting turn on HBO’s Barry.

    Allen is founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. Along with its film division and digital activities, the company is an active producer and distributor, syndicator and ad-sales outfit across 41 TV shows. Akil is a writer-producer of shows such as The Jamie Foxx Show and Moesha who went on to create Girlfriends, its spin-off The Game and BET’s Being Mary Jane. Greenblatt was chairman of NBC Entertainment from 2011 until earlier this year. He also ran Showtime and was a top executive at Fox.

    Karla Mosley Returns to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (11/13/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Back in July, Karla Mosley (Maya) left THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but assured her fans she was just going on maternity leave and would be back. And after giving birth to her beautiful daughter, Aurora Imani, back in August, the actress has announced her return to the soap! “Back to work!” she teased on Instagram with a selfie holding up her first script back. “Having all the feels.”

    Maya Avant Forrester was last seen in August still working at the family company, although she was often seen seated at desks, wearing baggy clothes, or carrying large bags to disguise her baby bump since Mosley’s real-life pregnancy couldn’t be written into Maya’s storyline since the character is unable to have a baby of her own. Unfortunately, there has been no word from B&B as to whether Rick will be returning alongside his wife, as Jacob Young is on recurring status with the soap and off working on other projects.

    Mosley has been keeping very busy raising newborn Aurora — check out some of her cutest baby pics in the special gallery below!

    If Mosley is just now back on set, you can expect to see Maya back on screen in December, so she can be part of the holiday celebrations.

    Robin Givens' Ambitions

    (11/13/18) Robin Givens (Riverdale) has Ambitions, as the female lead of a new sudser for OWN.

    Ambitions is described as a multigenerational family saga centered around one woman — Givens’ Stephanie Carlisle, a lawyer and the wife of Atlanta Mayor Evan Lancaster (Ray Donovan‘s Brian White) — who, having recently relocated and intent on revitalizing her marriage, finds herself going head-to-head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city.

    The cast for the drama, on track for a 2019 premiere, also includes Essence Atkins (Marlon), Kendrick Cross (Saints & Sinners), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane) and Erica Page (Ozark).

    Reign Edwards Recurs on MacGyver 11/30/18

    (11/13/18) “Specimen 234 + PAPR + Outbreak” – When a vial containing a deadly virus is stolen from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, MacGvyer and team race to recover it before the thief unleashes a global pandemic, on MACGYVER, Friday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    RECURRING CAST: Reign Edwards (Leanna Martin), Lance Gross (Billy)

    Former Pittsburgher, 'Bold and the Beautiful' soap star, Rena Sofer discusses impact of synagogue shooting

    (11/11/18) (triblive.com/) Just past 8 a.m. Oct. 27, Emmy-winning actress Rena Sofer was driving home in Southern California after dropping off her daughter when she received a shocking call from a friend.

    “He basically said, ‘Are you OK?’ I said, ‘I’m fine, why?’” recalled Sofer, known for her role as the intense and enigmatic Quinn Fuller Forrester, a jewelry designer, on the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

    The friend broke the horrific news.

    Back in Pittsburgh, where Sofer spent many of her formative years as part of the local Jewish community, a gunman stormed into Tree of Life synagogue and murdered 11 people in a hate crime – the worst attack on Jews in American history.

    “When we hear about these shootings and we hear about these mass murders going on, we feel humanity,” Sofer said. “When you all of a sudden hear about it in your home, it becomes deeper and a lot more of an intense feeling.”

    Sofer – daughter of the late Martin Sofer, a Conservative rabbi - was born in California. When her parents divorced, Rena Sofer moved with her father and brother, David, to Teaneck, N.J., in 1970; when she was 5, they moved to Western Pennsylvania. They lived in Ambridge, Beaver County; there, Rabbi Sofer led Beth Samuels Jewish Center, after the Aliquippa Jewish Center merged into the congregation.

    Every day, the rabbi drove his kids into Squirrel Hill, where Rena attended Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and Yeshiva Achei Tmimim Schools. She lived here through the end of seventh grade, when her family moved back to New Jersey. A New York agent discovered Sofer when she was a teenager, and she worked in modeling before turning to acting.

    The daytime TV veteran won a Best Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1995 for her former role as Lois Cerullo on “General Hospital.”

    Memories of her long-ago childhood in Pittsburgh may have grown fuzzy, but Sofer maintains a soft spot and strong fondness for the region. Sofer no longer has family here, but she has friends who still have family living in the region. Pittsburgh often has been called one of the safest cities in America, she said, and that makes the Squirrel Hill shooting even more shocking.

    “The thing about Pittsburgh is, I got to grow up in a place when I could run outside as a child, go to a park, and go run a few blocks down the street,” said Sofer, who has appeared in many primetime shows, including “NCIS” and “Ghost Whisperer.”

    “For that kind of violence to happen in that kind of community is so repelling for the people in Pittsburgh,” said Sofer, who also has acted in movies including “Keeping the Faith” and “Traffic.” “Those people are about safety and about goodness and about community.”

    One of the most poignant things about the shooting, many say, is that some Jewish medical professionals treated gunman Robert Bowers at Allegheny General Hospital. Nurse Ari Mahler wrote a public Facebook post about how he treated Bowers like any other patient, even as he yelled “Death to All Jews!” The post went viral and has more than 265,000 likes.

    The medical team’s actions show what Judaism is all about, Sofer said.

    “Jewish people throughout history have been persecuted … and face constant hatred and attacks,” she said. “Yet, we’ve always strived to be part of society.”

    Jewish law is “very, very clear that you do everything you possibly can to save a human life. … The only time you don’t is when your life is in danger,” Sofer said. “The saving of anyone else’s life becomes more important than religion, than politics, than anything else.”

    Sofer’s Jewish faith remains a big part of her life; her younger daughter, Avalon, just had her bat mitzvah at their synagogue in the Los Angeles area. Her older daughter, Rosabel, is in Vienna on a Fulbright Scholarship; she is studying anti-Semitic art.

    Rabbi Sofer, who died in 2011 at age 86, attended Yeshiva University in New York and earned doctoral degrees in Jewish history and the Hebrew language. He served in the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. Rena Sofer’s father was quiet and private, and not a very political person – but, she said he would have mourned deeply after the shooting if he were alive.

    “He gave himself for his community,” she said. “Beyond that … I would hope that maybe (the shooting) would have impassioned him to be more of an activist in his community as opposed to just a spiritual leader.”

    One of Sofer’s favorite poems – “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” by John Donne – describes her feelings about the Pittsburgh tragedy. The verses – including “No man is an island, entire of himself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” - remind us that we are all connected as human beings, she said.

    The American gun-violence epidemic is out of control, and elected officials must do something to reduce it, said Sofer, who criticized President Trump for nationalist rhetoric that divides people. Nobody wants to take all guns, but we need more restrictive gun laws to, for instance, make it harder for dangerous people to get weapons, she said.

    “I feel like the thing that I’m taking the most from Pittsburgh is … it’s incredibly clear that we in this country are in a place where it’s in our hands,” Sofer said. “We have the power to be able to stand up and say no.”

    Hopefully, the Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy teaches us “that we are all Americans, and we have to be there for each other,” she said. “It’s OK to have different ideals … but it’s not OK to destroy each other and kill each other.”

    B&B’s Young Cast In Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie

    (11/9/18) Jacob Young (Rick, B&B) has been cast in the Hallmark Channel movie CHRISTMAS MADE TO ORDER as Jeff. The movie will debut on the Hallmark Channel on December 23 at 8 PM EST/7 PM C. The actor stars in the film alongside Jonathan Bennett, who, like Young, also played JR on ALL MY CHILDREN.

    Daytime Emmy Completes Internal Review; Procedural Changes Promised

    (11/9/18) After an independent review of its procedures and rules, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is promising big changes to the Daytime Emmys in 2019 and beyond. “Representatives of several shows in the daytime community raised concerns with how the 45th Daytime Emmys were managed and with some of the broader policies and procedures of our academy,” Adam Sharp, interim President of NATAS, tells Digest. “Recognizing that the preeminence of the Emmy as a symbol of excellence is dependent on the faith and confidence of those in the community, we saw a need to make sure that each of those concerns were all thoroughly and properly addressed. We moved quickly to task an independent firm to look into our operations and to do so with no limitations on what they looked into, who they questioned, they had full access to our email system, and to really leave no stone unturned in seeking answers to some of these questions and providing recommendations for how best to move forward.” The firm delivered its findings and recommendations to NATAS in early November. “There were certainly areas of the report that, in noting errors and mistakes that were made, were painful to read, but necessary to read and to be responsive to,” Sharp says. “I think the report was exceedingly fair and the criticism it makes is where criticism was due. We do need to do much better as an organization and I think the steps we’re putting in place to substantially adopt these recommendations put us on the path toward that.” The changes will include updates and clarifications to the Daytime Emmy submission rulebook; the hiring of additional staff to manage submissions and voting; and a redistribution of executive duties. Explains Sharp, “David Michaels, who is our senior vice president of daytime and the executive producer of the shows for the last several years, he will focus his energies most thoroughly on the production of the event itself and then Brent Stanton, the executive director of the Daytime Emmys on our team will take more independent leadership and oversight of the competition.” In the end, Sharp says, “We are hopeful and optimistic that all members of the daytime community will have the confidence and faith in our process to compete next year. It is somewhat unprecedented for an organization like ours to conduct such a deep introspection into how our awards process works. We are being responsive to every single recommendation in that report. Through this process we’ve had productive conversations with some of the dramas. Several of them were interviewed in the course of the investigation and we hope that by involving them in the process and by being responsive to their concerns that they will join us for the 2019 competition and the show.”

    NATAS President Adam Sharp Explains How the Daytime Emmys Are Going to Change

    (11/9/18) (abc.soapsindepth.com) After Patrika Darbo’s Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Digital Daytime Drama series was revoked following the 2018 ceremony, the actress called for an outside audit of the Daytime Emmys. With many actors raising concerns about Emmy policies and procedures and all four soaps threatening to boycott the 2019 ceremony unless changes were made, an independent review was commissioned. The law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth of Washington D.C. was hired to conduct the investigation, and based off their independent findings, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will be instituting some changes in the way the Daytime Emmys proceeds going forward. “The report found a number of things that we should have done better and must do better moving forward,” explained NATAS president Adam Sharp.

    Rules will be clarified to explain exactly what constitutes an episode, something that has come into question with the emergence of digital series. “The report rightfully recognized that we need to go through every word and every comma of our guidelines to make sure that these are absolutely crystal clear and that they are rules that judges can reasonably administer,” Sharp said.

    With digital drama categories now part of the Daytime Emmys, there has been tremendous growth in both entries as well as the audience for the ceremony, so additional staff will be hired for the team. Core policies and procedures will be better articulated and made public. Following the competition, a Transparency Report will provide a summary of how the rules were employed and enforced. NATAS will also be working more closely with the Television Academy during the entire process.

    Sharp hopes that the changes being implemented to the Daytime Emmy procedures will satisfy everyone and the four soaps will not boycott next year’s ceremony. “We’ve had some productive conversations with the soap producers,” he revealed. “Some of the signatories of that letter were interviewed by the investigators. So we are looking forward to having them in the show for May.”

    These changes will also be applied to more than just the Daytime Emmys. “We intend to implement these actions everywhere they are relevant in our organization,” Sharp promised. “That includes the sports Emmys, the news and technology Emmys, the documentary Emmys. It doesn’t matter what Emmy it is, it’s still the same statue. It’s still the same mark of excellence.”

    B&B's Jacqueline McInnes Wood Baby Reveal! It's A ...

    (11/4/18) After teasing that she would be revealing the sex of her baby on social media, Jacqueline McInnes Wood (Steffy) shared the results of her gender reveal: “Ittttttt’s aaaa BOYYYYY!!!!!!! Ahhhhh!!!!!” she posted, posing in a blue dress with hubby Elan Ruspoli, who also sported blue. Kelly Kruger (Mac, Y&R), who attended the gathering, added a shot of her and the mom-to-be, offering, “Such an emotional day! Couldn’t be more thrilled for my boo @jacquelinemwood_1 & @elanruspoli ?? You guys are gonna be the best parents! Can’t wait to spoil your baby boy! Love you!! (How cool is the rainbow around us?!!” Ruspoli and Wood tied the knot over the summer. Congratulations! Check out the video here.

    Dishing with Digest - 11/2/18 - Linsey Godfrey

    (11/3/18) (Listen / download) Linsey Godfrey On Joining DAYS and Leaving B&B

    Linsey Godfrey chats with Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about her new role as DAYS’s Sarah, leaving B&B, her romance with Breckin Meyer and so much more! Plus, we discuss the benefit of bringing back connected characters vs. introducing new families.

    Antonio Sabato Jr. Running Low On Campaign Funds in Bid For Congress

    (10/29/18) Antonio Sabato Jr. ?is limping to the finish line as the midterm elections approach ... because we've learned the former soap star's congressional campaign is dealing with tons of financial issues.

    We dug through Federal Election Commission filings and discovered, since the start of last year, Antonio's campaign in California raised only $312,906.34 ... and Antonio has burned through most of the cash with less than two weeks until Election Day, because he's only got about $40k in his coffers.

    Making matters worse for Antonio, we've discovered his campaign has over $44k in debts and loans ... meaning, the Republican candidate is taking this red thing way too seriously.

    The bad news for Antonio keeps coming ... he and his election committee are being sued by a political consulting firm, which claims Antonio owes them over $34k. We're told Antonio personally signed the contract with the firm.

    Antonio's funding is lagging far behind Democratic opponent Julia Brownley ... during the same period, she's raised more than $2.4 million and spent around $1.3 million.

    We'll spare you the math headaches ... Antonio's opponent raised over $2 million more and outspent him by over $1 million.

    It's tough to win elections when you're that far behind in terms of funding.

    Eva Longoria and Gina Rodriguez to be honored at 2018 ALMA Awards

    (10/29/18) Eva Longoria and Gina Rodriguez will be among those honored at next month’s ALMA Awards.

    Wilmer Valderrama will host the celebration of Latino achievements in American entertainment and media.

    Activists Samantha Fuentes and Jamie Margolin also will be honored. Fuentes survived the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, and Margolin founded the Zero Hour movement to address climate change.

    Rodriguez, star of TV’s “Jane the Virgin,” will share the awards spotlight with the show’s cast.

    The Nov. 4 ALMA ceremony is airing live at 8 p.m. Eastern on sibling TV channels Fuse and FM. Performances by Ally Brooke and Amara La Negra will be featured.

    In a statement Friday, host Valderrama said Latino achievements and contributions need to be spotlighted more than ever at what he called a “critical” time.

    The ALMAs — American Latino Media Arts Awards — are back after a three-year hiatus in time for the 50th anniversary of UnidosUS, previously known as National Council of La Raza.

    UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. In 1995 it created the ALMAs as a way to promote fair, accurate and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry.

    Fuse Media made a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive multiplatform media home of the ALMAs.

    Dishing with Digest - 10/26/18 John McCook

    (10/26/18) (Listen / download) John McCook Discusses His B&B Reign

    B&B patriarch John McCook talks to Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about his 31-plus years as Eric, his Y&R memories and more. Plus, we reveal what’s in store for November Sweeps.

    CBS ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS IN ITS “2018-2019 DIRECTORS INITIATIVE”

    (10/26/18) CBS today announced participants for the 2018-2019 Directors Initiative. Now in its 15th year, the initiative provides a platform for experienced directors to gain access to showrunners, executives, managers and agents and, more importantly, the opportunity to shadow CBS Television Network and CBS Television Studio shows throughout the year. The program helps directors develop strategic objectives aimed at cultivating meaningful relationships with industry professionals that are essential to getting hired.

    “This initiative is all about access to decision makers who can ultimately provide opportunities to advance our participants’ careers,” said Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion and Communications, CBS Entertainment. “Another rewarding aspect about this community we are building is that many of our participants will gain experience by shadowing directing alumni of previous Director Initiative programs, who are eager to share their insights.”

    This year’s participants are listed below.

    Lionel Coleman (Drama Director) cut his teeth at CBS News, learning the language of storytelling, before becoming a DGA commercial director. There, he began to build a point of view around what Eudora Welty called “the still moment,” that fleeting, nearly uncapturable now. Whether he’s documenting the aftermath of an earthquake from an open helicopter, directing celebrity athletes for brands like Nike, Ford and Adidas, or filming the moment a life is brought into the world for Huggies, Lionel is working to capture performances that make us human. His documentary projects include “Castaways,” a web series featuring inmates training unwanted dogs for reintroduction or adoption, and various branded content films for Gatorade, Huggies and Wilson Tennis.

    Cellin Gluck (Drama Director) has had his hand in directing four successful feature films for the Japanese market. His most recent, “Persona Non Grata,” with a five-month nationwide run in Japan, was seen by over one million people. Starting as an assistant director on such films as “Black Rain,” “Internal Affairs,” “Noriega” and “Contact” while concurrently producing and later directing commercials for Japan and China, Cellin co-directed “Oba the Last Samurai” (adapting the screenplay from a novel of the same name) after directing the Japanese remake of “Sideways.” He is an active member of the DGA’s Asian American Committee.

    Anne Hamilton (Drama Director) directed her feature debut, “American Fable,” in 2016, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. It was acquired by IFC Midnight for a theatrical release and went on to win many awards. RogerEbert.com praised Hamilton’s film as “an extremely impressive debut,” and Variety hailed it as “a passport to bigger things for its gifted young director.” Before becoming a filmmaker, Hamilton graduated from Stanford with a degree in philosophy and Yale Law School. Currently, she is a member of the DGA Women’s Steering Committee, Film Fatales and Women in Film.

    Heather Tom (Drama Director) is a five-time Emmy Award-winning actress and has directed on CBS’ THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL for the past three years, recently receiving an Emmy nomination for Best Directing Team. Her award-winning short films “Serenity” and “Bigfoot’s Love Slave” have played numerous festivals across the globe. Heather is presently developing multiple projects for film and television, ranging from traditional episodic and a digital series titled “Blink,” for which she recently shot a pilot, to the feature film script “The Last Knight in Camelot,” named a 2018 PAGE Award Finalist. Heather is an advocate for women’s rights and was a featured speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention kick-off event. She worked on both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s 2008 campaigns, and is involved with Planned Parenthood, Feminist Majority, She Votes, and Rock the Vote.

    Past participants of the CBS Directors Initiative include Zetna Fuentes (MADAM SECRETARY, “Zoo,” JANE THE VIRGIN), Laura Belsey (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BULL, CRIMINAL MINDS), Lily Mariye (CRIMINAL MINDS, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, MACGYVER), Kevin Berlandi (BULL) and Jennifer Derwingson (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS).

    The CBS Directors Initiative also hosts various events throughout the year for all directors looking to gain access to CBS producers and showrunners.

    For more information about CBS Diversity & Inclusion, please visit: https://www.cbscorporation.com/diversity/.

    Wayne Brady has joined The Bold and the Beautiful

    (10/26/18) Let’s Make a Deal host Wayne Brady has joined The Bold and the Beautiful in the series-regular role of Zoe’s father Dr. Buckingham, EW.com reports. Brady — who will keep his game show gig — makes his soap debut on Nov. 30.

    Visit The Set Of Y&R And B&B!

    (10/25/18) Fans of Y&R and B&B have the unique opportunity to visit the sets of their favorite soaps. Both prizes are being auctioned off to benefit GLSEN, as part of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s Respect Awards Auction. GLSEN is the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth. For all the details, click on the following links:
    https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/set-visit-for-2-to-young-restless-in-la-1632305
    https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/visit-set-of-bold-beautiful-1632304

    Who Is Detective Sanchez on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL? — Jeremy Ray Valdez Speaks Out

    (10/24/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) When Bill Spencer was shot back in March of 2018 on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, a new character, Detective Alex Sanchez, played by Jeremy Ray Valdez was introduced to help solve the case. To find out more about this newcomer and his portrayer, we sat down with the actor to get the scoop! “This is my very first daytime job,” Valdez confided to Soaps In Depth at the time. “It’s actually the first time I’ve ever even auditioned for a soap!” Before his daytime debut on B&B, he could be seen in films like La Mission and Line of Duty as well as primetime series like THE ROOKIE: CTU, VERONICA MARS, and THE MENTALIST.

    Alex threw himself into the mystery of who shot Bill, and weeded his way through plenty of suspects before coming up empty. In the end, the police didn't get their man — or in this case, woman — as Taylor revealed herself as the guilty party. However, Bill agreed to keep the truth under wraps so Steffy wouldn't lose her mother (and would be indebted to him). Now, Det. Sanchez is working a new case as Bill clings to life after falling off a balcony, attempting to determine if it was an accident, or if Ridge deliberately pushed his bitter rival!

    The storyline of Bill's shooting and Det. Sanchez’s involvement in it was what really intrigued Valdez and inspired him to read for the part. “As an actor, you’re always looking for interesting work,” he explained. “That’s what I was attracted to, as well as the chance to show up every day and tackle something new and difficult. Even on feature films, you may be on set for a couple of months, but it’s still not as intense as this. I can honestly say that I show up to work every day and have fun. We get the job done, but it is very fun.”

    As Alex got to know all the Spencers, Forresters, and Spectras to try and figure out who tried to kill Bill, Valdez also had to learn their complicated histories. “I spent a lot of time asking other castmembers a lot of questions because there is a lot of backstory,” the actor confessed. “So I did have to do a lot of research about that and get caught up. There’s a lot that’s happened in B&B history!”

    Molly Shannon, Glynn Turman, Debbi Morgan Join Marlon Wayans’ Netflix Comedy ‘Sextuplets’

    (10/23/18) Molly Shannon (Private Life, SNL), Glynn Turman (Queen Sugar, How To Get Away With Murder), Michael Ian Black (Insatiable, Wet Hot American Summer) and Debbi Morgan (Power, The Defenders) are set for supporting roles as production on the Netflix original film Sextuplets is currently underway. Starring Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb, the comedy will get a global release on the streaming platform next year.

    Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House) is at the helm, directing from a script by Mike Glock, Rick Alvarez, and Wayans. The plot centers on Alan (Wayans), a man embarking on a personal journey to meet his birth mother before the arrival of his first child. When Alan meets his brother, Russell, he discovers that he was born a sextuplet and decides to seek out his four other siblings (all played by Wayans).

    Wayans and Alvarez are producing the pic, which is shooting in Atlanta, with Nathan Reimann.

    Shannon is repped by Framework Entertainment and UTA; Turman by Marni Rosenzweig at The Rosenzweig Group and SMS Talent; Black by UTA and Schachter Entertainment; Morgan by PH Entertainment Group.

    Rena Sofer Opens up About How Her Dogs Brought Her Love After Her Divorce

    (10/21/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Although Rena Sofer (Quinn) isn’t an overly sentimental person, if THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star’s 15-year-old Brussels Griffon, Iggy, and younger brother/sister tag-team Alfie and Mega, are the topic of conversation, she’s practically hopeless. “My children tease me that I possibly love my dogs more than them,” she admitted to Soaps In Depth with a laugh. “They’ve never seen me love animals the way I connected to these dogs. I’m usually not that mushy-gushy person, but I became that person who takes pictures of my dogs constantly and buys them all sorts of stuff. They are like my children.”

    Sofer said the bond really formed after her divorce from Sanford Bookstaver a few years ago (with whom she remains friends). “I think I just needed that feeling of unconditional love, and they gave that to me,” she reflected. “Somehow it changed everything.”

    Of course, any of Sofer’s future suitors won’t make the cut if the pups don’t approve, especially because Alfie and Mega sleep in her bed, one on each shoulder. “Which takes anyone who’s allergic to dogs completely off the table, dating-wise,” said the actress.

    When Sofer first discovered Alfie, he had an injured leg that required several surgeries, and the actress knew because of that cost he might not have been adopted by anyone if she didn’t step in. “I think he’s appreciative,” she admitted, “and I ended up getting his sister, too, because they are inseparable. He’s just super sweet, and she rules the roost. But they’re best friends.”

    B&B Stars Reunite On Stage

    (10/19/18) B&B alums Jeff Trachta (ex-Thorne) and Bobbie Eakes (ex-Macy) will reunite for a concert in Rotterdam at the Niewe Luxor Theater on September 28, 2019. The duo previously performed in the Netherlands city in 1994 and 1995 when they starred on B&B as star-crossed lovers Thorne and Macy, and their concerts were taped and incorporated into the soap. For more information on the show, click here.

    'The Bold and the Beautiful' Star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Is Pregnant

    (10/18/18) (etonline.com) Congrats to Jacqueline MacInnes Wood!

    The Bold and the Beautiful star is expecting her first child -- and only ET was there as she broke the news to her castmates.

    MacInnes Wood announced her engagement to Elan Ruspoli in November 2017, and they decided to elope in July. Now, she's five and a half months pregnant, but her co-stars had no idea until she decided to share the news during a recent day on set.

    A scene called for the actress to walk down the catwalk in skimpy lingerie, which MacInnes Wood thought would be the most bold -- and beautiful -- way to announce her pregnancy. "I just wanna let you all know: your girl is pregnant!" she yelled. "I am pregnant!"

    The announcement came as a big shock to Courtney Hope. "I'm so surprised. I had no idea. And it's super weird because I work with her all the time," she confessed. However, Bold and the Beautiful executive producer and head writer Brad Bell was given a head's up.

    "She told me about a month ago, and she told me in person [and] came up to my office," he told ET. "I'm thrilled. I'm a father of four kids myself, and she's just fallen in love with her husband and now she's falling in love again with a child. It's just a wonderful, wonderful thing."

    MacInnes Wood couldn't be more excited to be a mom. "I am still shaking, my hands are shaking, my body is shaking, but it's such a surreal, beautiful moment and I am happy to do it with people that I love," she shared.

    The actress doesn't yet know if she's having a boy or a girl, but either way, she's excited to get some parenting advice from others on set. "I'll probably go to Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook... there is a lot of people here that I know are going to give me really good advice," she said. "There are people that I can lean on."

    The pregnancy won't be written into the show, as MacInnes Wood's character, Steffy, recently had a baby. "[You're going to see] Steffy holding things, Steffy behind desks," she joked of how the soap opera will handle the obstacle. "Whatever work wants to throw at me, I am game."

    "[I'm excited about] how much love I am going to give," she gushed. "I feel like I am a happy, positive person, and its the most beautiful, yet scary new chapter because of the amount of love that I am going to give this child."

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Is Pregnant

    (10/18/18) Congratulations to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), who has just announced that she is pregnant with her first child! The actress and husband Elan Ruspoli are naturally over the moon about the news, but she had to make sure that her big news was announced with the appropriate fanfare.

    Wood shared the news with her B&B castmates while filming a lingerie fashion show for an upcoming episode. As she strutted down the catwalk in one of Steffy's lingerie ensembles from her Intimates line, Wood announced to the cast and crew: "I just wanted to let you all know... that your girl is pregnant!" So when you watch that episode, just remember that Wood was already a few months gone when she shot it!

    The mom-to-be confided to Entertainment Tonight that they're going to find out the sex of the baby very soon. "We're gonna do a gender reveal in like, two weeks from now," she said. "I'm feeling boy, but my husband's feeling girl. So... we'll see!"

    Seeing as how Steffy gave birth to her and Liam’s daughter, Kelly, earlier this year, Wood is getting plenty of experience with newborns. Although real-life childbirth will definitely be a very different experience than what the actress went through on-camera for the soap!

    Best wishes to the expectant parents, and we can’t wait to see the baby when it’s born — with parents like this, he or she is going to be absolutely beautiful!

    Aaron D. Spears Promises His New Primetime Gig Doesn't Mean He's Leaving THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (10/18/18) It’s understandable that Aaron D. Spears would be excited about his new role in an upcoming episode of THE ROOKIE, but the actor is also quick to reassure his fans that he is not leaving THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, where he has played Justin Barber since 2009! As fans congratulated the actor on his new gig on the ABC primetime cop drama, one asked if this meant he was leaving the soap. “Stop starting rumors,” Spears cautioned. “Still on B&B!”

    THE ROOKIE stars soap alum Nathan Fillion (Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and had its series premiere on Oct. 16. However, Spears will not be appearing until a little ways into the season. “My character, Ronald Campbell, comes to life in episode five,” the actor teased on Instagram. At this time, ABC has not officially announced an air date for the fifth episode of the series, but we’ll be sure to let you know when they do.

    Spears first joined B&B as Justin back in September of 2009 and has bounced between being a contract and recurring player on the soap. And he has also moonlighted in film and primetime during his time on B&B, with an ongoing role on BEING MARY JANE as well as guest appearances on shows like CASTLE, THIS IS US, and NCIS: LOS ANGELES. Obviously, Spears was able to squeeze a quick appearance on THE ROOKIE into his busy schedule!

    Although with Bill constantly in need of someone to pull his fat out of the fire, niece Emma experiencing all kinds of drama working at Forrester, and ex Donna back in town, Justin should have plenty to do in upcoming episodes of B&B so fans shouldn't worry about Spears going anywhere anytime soon!

    ‘Miss Bala’ Trailer: Jane’s Got A Gun

    (10/17/18) (Video) Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez stars in Miss Bala, the Catherine Hardwicke-directed English-language redo of Gerardo Naranjo’s hard-charging 2011 Spanish-language thriller. Columbia Pictures has set a February 1 release date for the film and took the wraps off the first trailer today.

    Rodriguez, in the role Stephanie Sigman portrayed in the original, stars as an American recently arrived in Tijuana who is kidnapped by a cartel and drawn into the dangerous world of cross-border crime. She must use all of her cunning, inventiveness and strength she never knew she had to survive the ordeal. It’s a different kind of strength, to be sure, from what she exhibits on the CW’s flagship dramedy, but judging from this first look she is up to the task as she tightrope-walks between the gang and the feds, all with the singular goal of protecting her family.

    Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer adapted the screenplay for the PG-13 pic, which also stars Ismael Cruz Córdov and Anthony Mackie. Kevin Misher and Pablo Cruz produced, and Mauricio Katz, Naranjo, Hardwicke, Dunnet-Alcocer, Samson Mucke, Arturo Sampson, Andy Berman and Jamie Marshall are executive producers.

    Check out the trailer above.

    Big Brother's Tyler & Brett as soap hunks on The Bold and the Beautiful!

    (10/12/18) From reality TV sensations to soap opera hunks!

    Yep, as previously reported, Big Brother 20 fan favourites Tyler Crispen and Brett Robinson have been tapped to appear on Emmy-winning soap and the world’s most watched daily series, The Bold and the Beautiful, to play their most challenging roles to date: themselves!

    A stretch, we know!

    Usually, former BB players hop over to B&B for a cameo but as glorified extras — think: waiter or human props — but Crispen and Robinson proved to be such a hit on the TV social experiment that B&B rolled out the red carpet for their entertaining and charming real-life personas.

    The sexy and witty duo — who steamrolled through the BB game in large part due to their alliance Level Six — will appear on the sudser Wednesday, October 24.

    Here’s an exclusive first look at the new soap stars sandwiching Daytime Emmy winner Rena Sofer, who plays reformed vixen Quinn Forrester. (No blindsides occurred during the taping — that we know of!)

    The brodudes will also appear opposite B&B newcomer and reality TV alum Keith Carlos, who won America’s Next Top Model.

    The Toronto Sun recently spoke with Crispen, who won America’s Favourite Player and came in runnerup on the reality TV finale, and Robinson, who was an AFP finalist, about their bromances, regrets/triumphs and life post-Big Brother for an upcoming print and online edition — so stay tuned for that.

    As for more acting, both Crispen and Robinson say they are game for whatever the world has to offer.

    Sorry, Kaitlyn — it looks like these boys may earn a Daytime Emmy Award before you!

    “THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS” POSTS OVER FOUR MILLION VIEWERS - LARGEST AUDIENCE IN OVER A MONTH

    (10/11/18) For the week ending Oct. 5, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (which is about to celebrate 30 consecutive years as daytime’s #1 drama) delivered 4.03 million viewers, its largest weekly audience since the week ending Sept. 7.

    THE BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL scored 3.34 million viewers, its largest audience since the week ending August 24.

    Source: Nielsen, Live plus Same Day Ratings for the week ending Oct. 5, 2018.

    Rena Sofer Proves It's Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

    (10/7/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo1, Photo2) Viewers haven’t seen a lot of Quinn lately on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, but her portrayer has been busy learning something she’s always wanted to do! Rena Sofer showed off some of her new homemade creations and hoped to inspire other people to follow their dreams no matter what they may fear stands in their way. “So I started this new journey in my life,” the actress revealed on Instagram. “I have always loved woodworking and have been an amateur wood geek for many years. I never fully learned how to do really make things ‘correctly’ but as a ‘wing it’ woodworker I have done okay.

    “As my 50th birthday fast approaches I have been thinking about my life,” Sofer continued. “What am I doing? What am I here for? What inspires me? What do I still want to learn and achieve? One thing that really hit me hard was I love to work with wood. I have always had a passion for interesting wood furniture and art pieces. I never thought I could really do it. I was simply scared. Of what? I don’t really know.”

    Interestingly, Sofer found inspiration very close to home — in her own children, Avalon, Meghann, and Rosabel. “I looked to my daughters and saw how incredibly artistic they are and in so many different ways,” she explained. “I felt inspired by them and thought I can’t stop myself anymore. Maybe that’s what turning 50 is all about! Maybe that’s what it’s about for me.

    “I have another — hopefully — half a life ahead of me so I want to accomplish something now that feeds my soul. I raised — and am still raising — amazing girls, women, and now it’s time for me. Lots of learning ahead of me and I’m so excited.”

    Sofer used her Instagram to post photos of her first projects she created and her pride shone through. “Here are my first cutting boards and woodturning bowls,” she shared. “And I had the time of my life making them! I will share more in the future and I hope I can inspire those out there who think, ‘I can’t do this’ or ‘I’m too old to start’ to get out there, like me, and discover what you love. What scares you. And face it head on.”

    That’s some beautiful work, and we look forward to seeing more creations in the future.

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Looks Back on 10 Years as Steffy on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (10/5/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood will never forget where she was when she got the call back in 2008 that she’d landed the role of Steffy Forrester on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL. “I was in the changing room at Victoria’s Secret at The Grove [an L.A. shopping mall],” she revealed to Soaps In Depth. “I was a screaming, squealing girl in a dressing room!”

    The news meant Wood would need to hustle back to her native Canada in order to get her work-visa paperwork lined up to start the job in less than a week. A whirlwind, to be sure, but by the time she was back in Los Angeles for her first day on set, she was feeling calm, confident and totally in control. “I was nervous but not as much as you’d think,” she admitted. “What made me most nervous was the fact that my first scenes were with [Hunter Tylo’s] Taylor and [Ronn Moss’] Ridge. I grew up watching B&B, so I knew these faces.”

    It wasn’t until the following week that Wood finally started to feel that dreaded sense of doubt kick in. Learning her first day’s scenes had been easy because she’d had more than a week to memorize them, after all. “They were the same scenes I’d auditioned for, so I felt good,” she explained. “But then they gave me about eight or 12 scripts for the following week, and it was just like, ‘Holy... !’ I had to keep my head above water.” Thrown into a storyline that involved both a romance with Marcus (played by Texas Battle) and ongoing hostility with Brooke, Wood felt as if she’d been chucked into the deep end of a pool and didn’t know how to swim! “I think I blacked out for, like, three months after that,” she laughingly recalled. “There was a lot going on and a lot that I was learning about myself as an actress. That’s when I got nervous.”

    It’s been 10 years since then, and while in many ways, it seems like just yesterday, Wood acknowledged that if she were to look back at those early scenes, she’d probably have some critiques. “Absoutely,” she says, “but I also know not to be too hard on myself.” While she learned how to master lots of material in a short amount of time, the actress says the show still keeps finding ways to outpace her. “We’re working at an even faster speed now, if that’s even possible,” she says, noting that it’s the biggest change she’s noticed with regard to the gig since she started. “I would kill to have the days like we used to!”

    When she debuted on the show, the actress was a 21-year-old with a blank-canvas future and no strings attached. Today, she’s a more grounded businesswoman who recently got married to Elan Ruspoli. “I’m such a different person than I was then,” she says. “It feels so long ago, and yet it’s gone by so quickly.”

    Though Wood took a hiatus from the show from 2013-’14 to travel the globe as host of the E! travel series PARTY ON, she’s continued to get her wanderlust sated on B&B, calling the travel opportunities one of the biggest perks of the gig. At the same time, she’s equally content in her adopted city of Los Angeles with the sort of consistent schedule most actors can only dream of. “This is where I want to be,” says the newlywed. “I feel very fortunate, humbled and honored to live in this beautiful city and still get to film all over the world. We have one of the best shows on the planet!”

    Ten years in, Wood still loves coming to the set and laughing it up with her co-stars, and she’s grateful to viewers for going the distance with her as well. “The fans have been so loyal and dedicated, even during the two and a half years I was gone. It’s such a wonderful feeling to have people go through my ups and downs, both as an actress and as Steffy. They’ve been there, and it’s really humbling.”

    Obba Babatundé on S.W.A.T. 10/11/18

    (10/5/18) “Fire and Smoke” – The SWAT team is enlisted by Hondo’s new romantic interest, Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells (Nikiva Dionne), to protect the jurors of a high-profile bribery trial, after some of them are targeted by organized crime in a series of fire-bombings, on S.W.A.T., Thursday, Oct. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    GUEST CAST includes : Nikiva Dionne (Nia Wells), Joseph Lee Anderson (Tony), Obba Babatundé (Daniel Harrelson, Sr.)

    Maile Brady Appears as Tiffany on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL

    (10/4/18) That's Maile Brady, the 15-year-old daughter of actor and comedian Wayne Brady, making her acting debut as Tiffany on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL. Originally scheduled to appear in the Oct. 3 episode, national preemptions bumped her show to Thursday, Oct. 4. “I’m so proud of my girl!” Papa Brady gushed on Instagram. “It’s so weird to see your offspring being all grown up and working.”

    Maile will be playing Tiffany, a friend of Emma’s, and she’ll likely get an earful from Em about her boyfriend, Xander, getting a little too close for comfort with his ex, Zoe. And this means that Maile will be sharing scenes with fellow soap newbie Nia Sioux, who joined the cast of B&B back in April of 2018 as Forrester intern Emma.

    While B&B marks Maile’s official television acting debut, she did appear as herself in a 2006 SESAME STREET video alongside her famous dad as well as in a 2012 comedy short called It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse. She also joined her father on stage at the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards when he took home the trophy for Outstanding Game Show Host for LET’S MAKE A DEAL. And according to her Instagram page, the aspiring singer has an EP scheduled for release in February of 2019!

    Maile is currently scheduled for just this one episode so far, but who knows what the future might hold? Emma is having a lot of boy problems lately, and could certainly use a friend in whom she can confide on the regular! So stay tuned to see if Tiffany returns for more episodes.

    B&B Alum Back To Broadway

    (10/4/18) Alex Wyse (ex-Saul, B&B) returns to the Broadway stage in Waitress, taking on the role of Ogie, beginning October 9. “SO EXCITED!” the actor posted on Instagram. “Hope to see you this fall at the diner.” Wyse made his Broadway debut in Lysistrata Jones in 2011 and later appeared as Georg in the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening in 2015. His additional theater credits include the national tour of Wicked, Off-Broadway’s Triassic Parq, Bare and Ride the Cyclone. He most recently appeared in season two of the web series INDOOR BOYS, which he co-created and produced, and can currently be seen in the web series, ONLY CHILDREN.

    Video: Thorsten Kaye and Ingo Rademacher

    (10/3/18) Thorsten Kaye and Ingo Rademacher Facebook Live: Video.

    BIG BROTHER's Tyler and Brett Cast on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL!

    (9/29/18) Once again, CBS soap THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is crossing over with CBS reality series BIG BROTHER — season 20 contestants Tyler Crispen and Brett Robinson will be making an appearance on the daytime drama in the very near future! “Check out who was on our set today,” B&B shared on Instagram, showing the two reality stars with soap star Darin Brooks (Wyatt). And Robinson shared a selfie in a B&B T-shirt on his own Instagram, declaring: “Your boy is bold, your boy is beautiful, and your boy is going buck wild!”

    On the recently-concluded season of BIG BROTHER, Crispen actually came in second place to winner Kaycee Clark, and orchestrated a last-minute blindside that evicted his friend and alliance-mate, Robinson, out of the house. There has been no further information revealed about when Crispen and Robinson will be on B&B, or what roles they might be playing, but they’re likely to just be cameos, as it has been for the previous guest stars from BIG BROTHER.

    Longtime CBS Daytime fans known that at the end of every summer, when BIG BROTHER concludes, a handful of familiar faces from the reality competition will make appearances on the network soaps, usually B&B. Last year, Jessica Graf and Josh Martinez both made separate appearances on the show, and the year before that saw Paul Abrahamian, Victor Arroyo, and Da’Vonne Rogers playing catering staff at Bill and Brooke’s ill-fated wedding.

    When we have more information regarding Crispen and Robinson’s appearances, we’ll be sure to let you know.

    B&B Alum Marries

    (9/29/18) Marissa Tait (ex-Becky, B&B) has tied the knot with Aaron Eaton. The bride’s former TV cousin, Adrienne Frantz (ex-Amber) attended the wedding and posted on Instagram , “I am so happy that these soulmates have found each other!”

    Universal Sets Film Comedy Vehicle For ‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez

    (9/29/18) In a competitive situation, Universal Pictures acquired an untitled original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham, which is will be a starring vehicle for Gina Rodriguez. Studio is keeping the plot specifics close to the vest.

    Rodriguez broke out starring as the title character in the series Jane The Virgin, and her first major studio starring role will be for Columbia Pictures in the Catherine Hardwicke-directed remake of Miss Bala, the 2011 thriller about a beauty pageant contestant who witnesses drug related murders and is conscripted to do the bidding of a drug cartel. Rodriguez has also been generating projects as producer, wrapping Someone Great, another star vehicle. She will also lend her voice and produce the animated series Carmen Sandiego, which will be released by Netflix in January. Rodriguez and Emily Gipson will produce for their I Can & I Will Productions.

    St. Clair and Parham are the co-creators and stars of the USA comedy series Playing House. Along with scripting, they will be executive producers.

    Universal exec veep Erik Baiers is overseeing. St. Clair and Parham are repped by UTA, Rise Management and Morris Yorn Barnes; Rodriguez is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

    Lifetime Decks Its Halls With 23 Holiday-Themed Movies & More Cheer

    (9/25/18) We’re just one day past the autumnal equinox, but Lifetime already is in the holiday spirit. The cable channel has unwrapped its slate of Christmas movies, and there are 14 new originals under the tree this year along with nine acquired pics and a couple of specials.

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the A+E Networks-owned net unveils its telepic slate billed as It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. After kicking off November 21 with a week featuring five nights of premieres, each ensuing week of the holiday season will feature new movies every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Check out the full lineup with descriptions and premiere dates below.

    “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime is back in a major way with more hours of holiday programming than we have ever had before,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP Movies, Limited Series and Original Movie Acquisitions at Lifetime and LMN. “By stacking our originals with beloved stars from some of the most iconic television shows we grew up with, we are tapping into the nostalgic feelings of familiarity and comfort that everyone wants for the holidays.”

    Some of this seasons movies feature reunions of cast members from such popular bygone TV series as The Cosby Show, A Different World, 7th Heaven and Sister, Sister. Also on tap is the previously announced hourlong special ‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion, in which cast members Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner and Stephen Colletti from the 2003-12 WB/CW series regather for an evening that also will include a few surprise special guests.

    Among the stars set for Lifetime’s 2018 holiday movies are Toni Braxton, Melissa Joan Hart, Megan Hilty, Tia Mowry-Hardict, Sarah Drew, Marissa Winokur, Loretta Devine, Cheryl Ladd, June Squibb, Sharon Lawrence, John Schneider, Jason London, Tiya Sicar, Diane Ladd, Towanda Braxton, Conchata Ferrell, Gloria Reuben, Rachel Boston, Patricia Richardson, Caroline Rhea, Michael Gross and Melissa Gilbert.

    Here is the full slate of original holiday fare from Lifetime, including premiere dates, followed by its acquired films:

    It’s A Wonderful Lifetime Preview Special
    November 17th at 10 p.m.
    Hosted by Melissa Joan Hart

    What if Lifetime never made Christmas movies? In this special, hosted by Melissa Joan Hart, we will be taken on a journey that explores how terrible life would be without Lifetime Christmas movies to bring us holiday cheer. Melissa will be visited by the “host” of Lifetime Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and along the way, she will preview the 14 exciting movies that are coming to Lifetime this holiday season. Once this special is over, you won’t be able to imagine a world without the magic of Lifetime Christmas. It’s A Wonderful Lifetime Preview Special is produced by A+E OriginalsTM. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Allie Breslin serve as executive producers. Brie Miranda Bryant executive produces for Lifetime.
    My Christmas Inn
    November 21st at 8 p.m.
    Starring Tia Mowry-Hardict, Rob Mayes, Jackée Harry, Tim Reid & Erin Gray

    With the holiday season in full swing, Jen Taylor (Tia Mowry-Hardict) is about to score a big promotion at the San Francisco ad agency where she works. But her life is unexpectedly turned upside down when she inherits a cozy inn in Alaska from her aunt. When she goes to inspect the property and meets handsome town attorney Steve Anderson (Rob Mayes), she’s surprised to find that nothing is what she expected. The small town community is full of fun and festive Christmas traditions and soon, Jen starts wondering if the inn might just be the place she belongs, and if Steve could be the Mr. Right she has been waiting for. My Christmas Inn is produced by HYBRID, LLC.

    The Christmas Contract
    November 22nd at 8 p.m.
    Starring One Tree Hill Alums Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner
    And Jordan Ladd, Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London, Hunter Burke, Teri Wyble & Ritchie Montgomery With Special Musical Appearance from Tyler Hilton

    It’s Jolie’s (Hilarie Burton) first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating break up with Foster (Hunter Burke). Seeing him is inevitable as their parents run the town’s annual Christmas Market together, but when she discovers Foster is bringing home a new girlfriend, Jolie cannot bear the thought of going home alone and seeing them together. Her best friend Naomi (Danneel Ackles) suggests that Jolie bring her flaky brother, Jack (Robert Buckley), home for Christmas as he has no plans this year. Jolie, a professional web designer, is hesitant; so, Naomi, a lawyer, creates a Christmas contract to give them both something they want—a buffer for those awkward moments around Jolie’s ex and a website to help sell Jack’s upcoming novel. Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for. The Christmas Contract is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Monika Mitchell serves as director with a script by Cassie Doyle.

    ‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion
    November 22nd at 10 p.m.
    Featuring Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner & Stephen Colletti

    The Tree Hill Ravens are back together to celebrate the Christmas season on Lifetime. In this special one-hour reunion, Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner of The Christmas Contract and Stephen Colletti of Hometown Christmas, reunite for a special evening that will include a few surprise special guests. ‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion is produced by A+E OriginalsTM. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Allie Breslin serve as executive producers. Brie Miranda Bryant executive produces for Lifetime.

    Poinsettias for Christmas
    November 23rd at 8 p.m.
    Starring Bethany Joy Lenz, Marcus Rosner, Lauren London,
    Sharon Lawrence & John Schneider

    It’s just weeks before Christmas when Ellie (Bethany Joy Lenz) gets a call to return home to help her father (John Schneider) on the family’s poinsettia farm. The family business is on the line to deliver tens of thousands of plants for the town’s annual parade. The problem is – the poinsettias have yet to turn red! As Ellie searches for the solution, she is reminded of where her heart truly lies as she falls in love with both her roots and a local botanist (Marcus Rosner). Poinsettias for Christmas is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment, Inc. Christie Will Wolf directed from a script written by Barbara Kymlicka.

    Every Day is Christmas
    November 24th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Toni Braxton, Gloria Reuben, Towanda Braxton & Michael Jai White

    Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who “humbugs” love, Alexis ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide, forcing her to risk the one thing money can’t buy: her heart. Every Day is Christmas is produced by Brightlight Pictures. Kevin Leslie is producer. Toni Braxton, Craig Baumgarten, Kenneth Crear, Shawn Williamson, Jamie Goehring, and Jonathan Shore executive produce. David Weaver directs from a script by Karen Schaler.

    Jingle Belle
    November 25th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Tatyana Ali, Cornelius Smith Jr., Loretta Devine, Valarie Pettiford, Obba Babatunde, Keshia Knight Pulliam & Tempestt Bledsoe

    Every year, Isabelle (Tatyana Ali) and her high school sweetheart Mike (Cornelius Smith Jr.), rocked their small town’s annual Christmas Eve Pageant with a sweet Christmas duet. But after graduation, Isabelle left to study at Juillard in New York – leaving Mike behind. Years later, when Isabelle returns to her hometown to write music for the annual Christmas Eve Pageant, she is shocked to learn that Mike is the one directing the show. Can Isabelle and Mike put the past behind them and reunite on stage for another show-stopping duet? Jingle Belle is produced by Hybrid, LLC.

    A Very Nutty Christmas
    November 30th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Barry Watson, Marissa Winokur, Conchata Ferrell & Rizwan Manji

    Hard-working bakery owner Kate Holiday (Melissa Joan Hart), has more cookie orders than she has time to fill this holiday season, and when her boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her, any shred of Christmas joy she was hanging onto, immediately disappears. After Kate hangs the last ornament on the tree and goes to bed, she awakens the next morning to a little bit of Christmas magic. She gets the surprise of her life when Chip (Barry Watson), a handsome soldier who may or may not be the Nutcracker Prince from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, appears in her living room. A Very Nutty Christmas is produced by Hartbreak Films. Paula Hart and Melissa Joan Hart executive produce. Colin Theys serves as director with a script written by Juliet and Keith Giglio.

    A Twist of Christmas
    December 1st at 8 p.m.
    Starring Vanessa Lachey & Brendon Zub

    In the frenzy before Christmas, two single parents— busy working mom Abby (Vanessa Lachey) and her son, and overwhelmed lawyer Ryan (Brendon Zub) and his daughter, accidentally mix up their toys at a crowded department store. As a result, both of their Christmases appear to be ruined. Although the two can’t stand each other, the only way to get things back on track is to help each other salvage their holiday plans – not realizing they’re falling for each other in the process. A Twist of Christmas is produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Jamie Goehring, Shawn Williamson and Nancy Bennett executive produce. David Winning serves as director with a script written by Brian Sawyer and Gregg Rossen.

    The Christmas Pact
    December 2nd at 8 p.m.
    Starring Kyla Pratt, Jarod Joseph, Kadeem Hardison & Jasmine Guy

    Can best friends fall in love? That’s the question next door neighbors Sadie (Kyla Pratt) and Ben (Jarod Joseph) will answer as they keep the spirit of Christmas and the magic of their childhood pact alive! When they were eight years old, they planted a scrawny 3-foot tall Christmas tree behind their church and the Christmas Pact began. But as life gets in the way the pact is threatened to be broken. Ben and Sadie need some Christmas Magic to recommit to each other and promise to keep their special holiday traditions. With each Christmas that passes by, Ben and Sadie’s Christmas tree grows taller and stronger; and so does their love. The pact bearing fruit to the magic of Christmas and the undeniable answer. Yes, friends can fall in love! The Christmas Pact is produced by Annuit Coeptis Entertainment. Executive Producer Timothy O.Johnson, Marita Grabniak directs from a script written by Damon Hill and Blaine Chiappetta.

    Christmas Lost and Found
    December 7th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Tiya Sircar, Ed Ruttle & Diane Ladd

    After years of missing family gatherings, New York City event planner Whitney Kennison (Tiya Sircar) is off to Chicago to spend Christmas with Grandma Frances (Diane Ladd). Excited that her granddaughter is finally home for the holidays, Frances decides to bestow Whitney with the precious Kennison family Christmas ornaments. But when Whitney mistakenly throws out the box of ornaments, Grandma Frances must stealthily devise a fun Christmas scavenger hunt to remind Whitney what the holiday is all about. It’s a race against time as Whitney reclaims the family ornaments, finds romance and learns the lesson Grandma Frances imparts. Christmas Lost and Found is produced by Stephanie Germain Productions and Front Street Productions, with Stephanie Germain and Harvey Kahn as executive producers. Michael Scott directs from a script by Jennifer Notas Shapiro.

    Santa’s Boots
    December 8th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Megan Hilty, Noah Mills & June Squibb

    When Holly (Megan Hilty) returns home for Christmas expecting the same as any other year, she’s blindsided to learn her family’s department store is on the brink of foreclosure. To keep the business going, Holly fills in as Santa’s Helper and meets the surprisingly young and handsome Nick (Noah Mills), who has been hired to play Santa at the store this year. Their undeniable chemistry and charisma draw in big crowds, until suddenly, Nick disappears. As Christmas day inches closer, Holly scrambles to find Nick with only one clue – his misplaced black boot. Santa’s Boots is produced by Front Street Pictures, with Barbara Lieberman and Charles Cooper as executive producers. Shawn Tolleson directs with a script written by Shannon Phipps and Shawn Tolleson.

    A Christmas in Tennessee
    December 9th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Rachel Boston, Andrew Walker, Patricia Richardson, Caroline Rhea

    Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston), along with her daughter Olivia and mother Martha (Patricia Richardson), run a bakery in the small mountain town of White Pines, Tennessee. When Matthew (Andrew Walker), a charming real estate developer, tries to buy the town for a corporate ski resort, Allison and the townspeople must work together to prevent that from happening. And just when the Bennet ladies seem out of luck, an unexpected visitor—with a well-known sweet tooth for cookies and milk—comes to the bakery and may in fact be the key to solving everything. A Christmas in Tennessee is produced by Smokey Mountain Films Inc. and Juliette Hagopian. Howard Braunstein serves as executive producer. Gary Yates directs with a script written by Cassie Doyle.

    Christmas Around the Corner
    December 14th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Spilchuk & Jane Alexander

    Claire (Alexandra Breckenridge), a savvy venture capitalist from New York City, escapes to a quaint town in Vermont for the holidays and becomes a guest of the Fortenbury Bookstore. Upon arrival, Claire finds Christmas celebrations have been canceled by the town after a flood and the bookstore is in a dire state of disrepair. She immediately takes on the challenge to revitalize the store, but clashes with the owner, Andrew (Jamie Spilchuk), who initially rejects all her proposed improvements. Eventually, sparks fly as the two begin a budding romance, and Claire’s infectious optimism inspires Andrew to join her in reviving the yuletide spirit. But everything comes to a screeching halt when Claire discovers that Andrew is planning to sell the bookstore in the New Year. Will the spirit of Christmas be enough to change Andrew’s mind and encourage him to follow his heart? Christmas Around the Corner is produced by Neshama Entertainment in association with MarVista Entertainment. Danielle Von Zerneck serves as executive producer. Megan Follows directs with a script by Michael Murray.

    Christmas Pen Pals
    December 15th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Sarah Drew, Niall Matter & Michael Gross

    Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Sarah Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Niall Matter) who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Michael Gross) to sign up for the town’s Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It’s not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected. Christmas Pen Pals is produced by Pen Pals Films, Inc. and Christian Bruyere. Linda Kent, Jack Grossbart and Howard Braunstein serve as executive producers. Siobhan Devine serves as director with a script written by Carley Smale.

    Hometown Christmas
    December 16th at 8 p.m.
    Starring Beverley Mitchell, Stephen Colletti, Melissa Gilbert & Danny Boaz

    Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Beverley Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town’s live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Stephen Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close, uncovering a hometown love for each other and the joy of Christmas that both never really faded away. Hometown Christmas is produced by Active Entertainment. Ken Badish and Daniel Lewis serve as executive producers. Emily Moss Wilson and Marcy Holland serve as writers and Emily Moss Wilson directs.

    A Christmas Arrangement
    November 21st at 10 p.m.
    (Acquired Original – Worldwide Premiere)

    Flower shop owner Poppy (Nicky Whelan), enters the annual holiday floral show for a chance to win the grand prize but standing in her way of victory is Garrett (Miles Fisher), the underappreciated protégé of florist extraordinaire, Blair (Daphne Zuniga). While Poppy and Garrett’s rivalry heats up on the flower show floor, an undeniable romance begins amidst a whimsical holiday backdrop. A Christmas Arrangement is produced by The Ninth House.

    Every Other Holiday
    November 23rd at 10 p.m.
    (Acquired Original – Worldwide Premiere)

    Recently separated parents Tracie (Schuyler Fisk) and Rick (David Clayton Rogers), spend every other holiday with their young daughters Harper and Ava. But this Christmas, the girls have only one thing on their wish lists—to spend Christmas with both Mom and Dad at Tracie’s family farmhouse. The temporary reunion will be no walk in the park for Tracie and Rick, but perhaps this Christmas gathering can help rekindle the lost romance between the two and make their daughters’ greatest wish come true. Every Other Holiday also stars Dee Wallace, Glenn Morshower, Abby James Witherspoon and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.

    Christmas Harmony
    November 24th at 10 p.m.
    (Acquired Original – Worldwide Premiere)

    Soft-spoken Harmony (Kelley Jakle), is used to living in the shadow of her pop star boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her right before the holiday season, she returns to her quaint hometown to discover the heart and music that her big city life has been missing. A Christmas Harmony also stars Chandra Wilson, Adam Mayfield, Sally Struthers and is produced by June Street Studios.

    Christmas Perfection
    November 25th at 10 p.m.
    (Acquired Original – Worldwide Premiere)

    As a kid, Darcy (Caitlin Thompson) had no control over her family’s holidays and thus, has grown up to be a Christmas control freak – so much so that she loses sight of what the holidays actually mean. Suddenly, she finds herself magically transported into her idea of the perfect Christmas Village and learns that “perfection” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Christmas Perfection also stars James Henri-Thomas, Robbie Silverman and is produced by MarVista Entertainment.

    Love for Christmas
    December 1st at 10 p.m.

    When Heather, a local theater director, and Bobby run into each other upon his return home after leaving for the Navy years prior, they quickly realize that their mutual childhood crush might lead to an unexpected romance. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, Love for Christmas stars Shantel Vansanten, Rob Mayes, Nikki Deloach, Mark Famiglietti, Alex Peters, Peter Holden, Matt Corboy, Maxim Knight and Orson Bean.

    A Star for Christmas
    December 2nd at 10 p.m.

    Cupcakery owner Cassie can’t help falling for her hunky new customer, but when he turns out to be action superstar Alex Gray, will their relationship survive Hollywood and the holidays? Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Star for Christmas stars Corey Sevier, Briana Evigan, Karissa Vacker, Travis Van Winkle, Jeremy Howard, Sean Stone and Brooke Burns.

    A Christmas Kiss
    December 21st at 8 p.m.

    High-end interior designer Priscilla and her assistant Wendy, vie for the attention of Priscilla’s socialite boyfriend while decorating his home for the holidays. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Christmas Kiss stars Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge and Brendan Fehr.

    A Golden Christmas
    December 22nd at 8 p.m.

    Several years ago, a very special dog brought together a little girl and boy. Now, through an incredible coincidence, these two long-lost friends will reconnect during Christmas. Produced by MarVista Entertainment, A Golden Christmas stars Andrea Roth, Nicholas Brendon, Bruce Davison, Elisa Donovan, Jason London and Alley Mills.

    3 Holiday Tails
    December 23rd at 8 p.m.

    David and Lisa are meant to be together, but they haven’t quite figured that out yet. With help from family, friends, and four lovable dogs, this couple will truly have a Christmas to remember. Produced by MarVista Entertainment,3 Holiday Tails stars Julie Gonzalo, Kelly Stables, KC Clyde, Alley Mills and Bruce Davison.

    B&B Brings Back Jennifer Gareis

    (9/21/18) Jennifer Gareis (Donna, B&B) has been upped to contract status, reports the actress via social media. “I am excited to announce my return to contract status at #BoldandBeautiful,” she posted. “#Donna is BACK!” Gareis will be seen next on B&B on September 25, along with her TV niece Ashley Jones (Bridget), as the Logan ladies return for a special family occasion.

    Your Complete Guide to Every New Hallmark Christmas Movie This Year

    (9/20/18) Summer isn't even officially over but it's already time to start talking about Christmas, more specifically Hallmark Christmas! That's right, folks, the Hallmark Christmas movie schedule was officially released via Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday, and now you can map out your Christmas cheer accordingly.

    Whether you're into sad veterans, overworked marketing assistants too busy trying to land a promotion to celebrate the holidays or a bah-humbug widower in need of some Christmas spirit, Hallmark has you covered with over 35 festive holiday films that go down smoother than your grandma's hot cocoa with marshmallows. Here is when all the new films premiere!

    Saturday, Oct. 27
    Film: Christmas at Pemberley Manor
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady
    Synopsis: As Christmas approaches, Elizabeth Bennett (Lowndes), a New York event planner, is sent to a quaint, small town to organize their holiday festival. When she arrives, she finds William Darcy (Rady), a high-profile billionaire lacking in holiday spirit, in the process of selling the charming estate she hoped to use as a venue. Determined to make her event a success, Elizabeth persuades the reluctant Darcy to let her hold the festival on the historical estate once known for its holiday cheer. When they wind up working together to arrange the festivities, the unlikely pair begins falling for each other. But when complications arise and the festival is unexpectedly shut down, the couple parts ways and Darcy moves forward with his plans to sell the estate. On the night before Christmas, a wistful Elizabeth hopes for a Christmas miracle to revive the festival, save the estate, and rekindle her holiday romance.

    Wednesday, Nov. 3
    Film: Christmas Joy
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Danielle Panabaker, Matt Long
    Synopsis: Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company's top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account's CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby's best friend back home in Crystal Falls. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn't be worse, Joy immediately comes to her aunt's bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrew (Long), son of Ruby's best friend Shirley. Joy also must reconcile Ruby's stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town's legendary baking competition known as the Cookie Crawl. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take Ruby's place much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben's attempts to "co-captain," she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home. Based on the best-selling novel by Nancy Naigle.

    Thursday, Nov. 4
    Film: Road to Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Jessy Schram, Chad Michael Murray, Teryl Rothery
    Synopsis: Los Angeles television producer Maggie Baker (Schram) unwittingly falls for Danny Wise (Murray), the son and former producer of his mother's (Rothery) popular annual Christmas special Julia Wise Lifestyle. When Maggie's secret plan to reunite Danny and his two brothers with Julia during the live broadcast in Vermont goes awry, Maggie is reminded that above all, it is the love for family and friends that makes the merriest of Christmas.

    Film: Marrying Father Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Erin Krakow, Niall Matter, Wendie Malick
    Synopsis: When Miranda Chester (Krakow) set off to find information on her biological father two Christmases ago, she never imagined her investigation would lead her to both the love of her life, Ian McAndrick (Matter), and the family she had always longed for, including Margaret Whitcomb (Malick) and step-brother Peter Whitcomb (Jim Thorburn). After her romantic engagement last Christmas, Miranda prepares for a Christmas wedding surrounded by this new family. While Miranda finalizes the details of her big day, Margaret forges a surprising romance with a friend from the past. Miranda's wedding plans are quickly complicated when a mysterious visitor who claims to have ties to her late parents reaches out to her just days before her wedding. As Miranda's wedding approaches, she must decide if she wants to spend one of the most momentous days of her life with this new family connection, and must carefully navigate the first steps into the next chapter of her life with Ian.

    Wednesday, Nov. 10
    Film: It's Christmas, Eve
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: LeAnn Rimes, Tyler Hines
    Synopsis: As interim school superintendent, Eve (Rimes) trims budgets and now she's in her hometown where it's personal. Her handsome neighbor Liam (Hines) is a music teacher and Eve feels his program must be cut. But luckily her friend is married to an IT guy, who's created a website for donations directly to save the arts program. Launched during the tree-lighting ceremony where Liam's students will perform, the website could provide the Christmas miracle the town needs. Already the universe is cooperating. Eve is back home and she, Liam, and his daughter look like they might be celebrating many a future Christmas.

    Thursday, Nov. 11
    Film: Christmas in Love
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Brooke D'Orsay, Daniel Lissing, Mary-Margaret Humes
    Synopsis: Ellie Hartman (D'Orsay) is an aspiring crafter working in her small town's bakery making famous Christmas Kringles. When the new, big-city CEO Nick Carlingson (Lissing) visits the bakery, he arrives filled with modernization ideas destined to lay off many employees. During his visit, Ellie is to teach Nick how to make a Kringle, and determined to show him it's the people who make the business a success, not machines. Nick meets more of the employees and townspeople, visits the food bank and begins to see all the kindness that is shared, and he begins to soften — though not convinced automation isn't better. Struggling with chasing her own entrepreneurial dreams, Ellie begins to fall for Nick but not before feeling betrayed when she inadvertently sees Nick's laptop filled with automation plans. When Nick finally tells the employees his future ideas for the company, Ellie must decide if she should trust him, but more importantly, whether to take a leap of faith in making her own dreams come true.

    Film: A Soldier's Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Eloise Mumford, Sean Faris
    Synopsis: Captain Grace Garland (Mumford), a decorated U.S. veteran, returns home after two tours of Search and Rescue in Afghanistan. After being separated from her beloved K9 partner, Grace must rediscover the magic of Christmas. When she finds herself stranded in the town of River's Crossing a couple weeks before Christmas, the local judge, Joe Peterson (Faris), offers her a place to stay on his property and takes it upon himself to show Grace everything she has been missing; Christmas, family, community, and love.

    Wednesday, Nov. 17
    Film: Christmas at Graceland
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Kellie Pickler, Wes Brown
    Synopsis: Laurel (Pickler), a Chicago-based business executive travels to Memphis to secure one of the city's oldest family-owned banks. While in Memphis, Laurel reunites with old flame Clay (Brown), a local music promoter with loftier aspirations. Though Laurel tries to keep her eye on the prize of the business acquisition, Clay is very persuasive reminding her of the days when they were a performing duo on the brink of stardom. Now Laurel's focus turns to the home of the Blues and dreams of making music again.

    Film: A Godwink Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Kimberley Sustad, Paul Campbell, Kathie Lee Gifford
    Synopsis: As Christmas approaches, Paula (Sustad), a St. Louis antique appraiser, reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Daniel (Giles Panton, Chesapeake Shores), a career-focused attorney. When her Aunt Jane (Gifford) senses she has mixed emotions over the engagement, she invites Paula to her Nantucket home. Upon her arrival, Paula plans a trip to the nearby island of Martha's Vineyard where she meets Gery (Campbell), a charming inn owner. When bad weather prevents her from departing, Paula winds up staying at Gery's inn and enjoying local holiday festivities alongside him. They begin to have feelings for each other, but when the weather clears up, they part ways and Paula returns to Nantucket. Sensing she's fallen for Gery, Aunt Jane shares with Paula her belief that their meeting was God's way of "winking" at her to help determine which direction her life should take. When Daniel surprises her by spontaneously arriving in Nantucket, Paula decides to move forward with their marriage plans. But back in St. Louis, Daniel soon returns to his all-business ways and a fed-up Paula finally realizes they're not compatible. When Jane invites her back to Nantucket for Christmas, Paula accepts, unaware that Jane has devised a plan to bring her and Gery together. From author Squire Rushnell of the God Winks book series.

    Thursday, Nov. 18
    Film: Mingle All the Way
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty, Lindsay Wagner
    Synopsis: Mingle All the Way is a new networking app designed to pair busy professionals together for upcoming events, without long-term romance. Molly (Lilley), founder of the app, is determined to prove to her family that it is a success. Therefore, she joins the app and meets another busy professional, Jeff (Daugherty). When Molly and Jeff are matched, they are both horrified to realize they've already had not one, but two disastrous previous encounters. Nevertheless, they agree to stay matched for all their respective upcoming holiday engagements. As the pair gets closer, perhaps their business arrangement might turn into something more this holiday season.

    Film: Return to Christmas Creek
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Tori Anderson, Stephen Huszar, Steven Weber, Kari Matchett
    Synopsis: As Christmas approaches, Amelia Hughes (Anderson), a career-focused Chicago app developer lacking in holiday spirit, returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There, she reunites with her childhood best friend Mike (Huszar) and her estranged uncle Harry (Weber), whose mysterious rift with Amelia's father divided her family during the holiday season when she was a child. As she engages in local holiday festivities — and begins falling for Mike — Amelia finds herself feeling the Christmas spirit and looking forward to Harry's Christmas Eve tradition of delivering toys to needy children in his small, private airplane. Meanwhile, Harry begins repairing his damaged relationship with his ex-girlfriend Pamela (Kari Matchett). But as she helps prep Harry's airplane for the toy delivery, a shocked Amelia learns her parents have unexpectedly shown up in town for the holiday and is crushed when her father and Harry resume their longstanding feud. On Christmas Eve, disappointed by her family's continued fighting, Amelia prepares to return to Chicago and leave behind Christmas Creek and her budding romance with Mike along with it. But just as she's about to leave, she feels a burst of inspiration that just might turn things around and help her finally restore family peace and embrace romance as love prepares to take flight for Christmas.

    Friday, Nov. 19
    Film: Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Alicia Witt, Colin Ferguson
    Synopsis: Emma (Witt) returns home to celebrate Christmas for the last time with her siblings in the house they grew up in. After their parents' recent passing, the siblings reluctantly agree to sell the family home on Honeysuckle Lane, leaving Emma in charge of its belongings. While Emma's mother's collection is being appraised, they find a hidden surprise that takes them on a journey to discover the power of love and family during the holidays. Based on the book by Mary Elizabeth McDonough.

    Saturday, Nov. 20
    Film: Hope at Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Ryan Paevey, Scottie Thompson
    Synopsis: Sydney Ragsdale (Thompson), recently divorced, decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. As Sydney begins to spend more time at the local bookstore, she meets a teacher, Mac (Paevey), who also fills in for the town Santa. Mac tries to make Christmas wishes come true, and this year Sydney is at the top of his "nice" list. As a new opportunity with the bookstore unfolds, Mac helps Sydney open herself up to life, love, and believing in the spirit of Christmas again.

    Sunday, Nov. 21
    Film: Christmas at the Palace
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Merritt Patterson, Brittany Bristow
    Synopsis: Katie, a former professional ice skater (Patterson), is hired by the king of San Senova, Alexander, to help his daughter in a Christmas ice skating performance. As Katie spends time in the castle and with the king, she and Alex begin to develop feelings for each other and ultimately fall in love. But will the tradition-loving people of San Senova allow their king to make a foreigner their queen?

    Monday, Nov. 22
    Film: Christmas at Grand Valley
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Danica McKellar, Brennan Elliott
    Synopsis: Burned out from the hubbub of the Chicago gallery world, artist Kelly (McKellar) returns home to the picturesque Grand Valley just in time for Christmas. Maybe her favorite town's shining season will reinvigorate her love of art and guide her down her next path. Leo (Elliott), businessman and all-star dad to his children, struggles to balance his time this holiday season. When he is assigned to review a hotel in Grand Valley for its value, he sees this as the perfect opportunity for a Christmas family vacation. It isn't long until Kelly and Leo's worlds collide. As Kelly re-experiences her favorite Grand Valley traditions with Leo and his children, she begins to find her way back to her passion for art.

    Tuesday, Nov. 23
    Film: Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Lacey Chabert, Brendan Penny
    Synopsis: Darcy (Chabert) has always worked hard to prove herself and be successful on her own terms, even choosing to start her own company, rather than work with her father. Returning to her hometown for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Penny), and they are forced to plan a charity event together. As Darcy spends time with her family and Luke, she starts to realize what matters most in life and sets out to mend her relationship with her father, and possibly fall in love. Based on the book of the same title by Melissa de la Cruz.

    Wednesday, Nov. 24
    Film: Christmas Everlasting
    Channel: Hallmark Channel — Hallmark Hall of Fame
    Stars: Tatyana Ali, Dondre T. Whitfield, Patti LaBelle, Dennis Haysbert
    Synopsis: Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when Alice, her older sister with special needs, unexpectedly passes away, Lucy returns back to Nilson's Bay, Wisconsin, to attend the funeral and handle her estate. While Lucy dreads returning to her childhood home, she also feels real sorrow that she was too busy to take her sister's last call. Once back in Nilson's Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice's former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice's eccentric will that states in order for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days through the holidays.

    Thursday, Nov. 25
    Film: Welcome to Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Jennifer Finnigan, Eric Mabius
    Synopsis: Resort developer Madison Lane (Finnigan) is tasked with finding a location for a new ski resort. While she's prepared to recommend the resort be placed in Mountain Park, her boss tells her to take a trip to Christmas, Colorado, to consider the location and the incentive package they're offering. On her way into town to meet with the mayor, Madison has a minor fender-bender with the town's welcome sign. Town Sheriff Gage McBride (Mabius) gives Madison a ride into town so she can attend the meeting while the car is towed and repaired. Little does Madison know that the town is on a mission to convince Madison that Christmas is the best place for the new ski resort. While stranded, Madison grows to love the community and the spirit of Christmas that runs throughout. Is a resort really the right move for Christmas? Or would the town be better off keeping its charm and traditions intact?

    Film: A Shoe Addict's Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane
    Synopsis: As Christmas approaches, Noelle (Bure) is at a crossroads in her life when it seems that love, a connection with her father, and her dream career are out of reach. When she stays late at her job in a department store on a snowy Christmas Eve, she accidentally gets locked in after closing. She isn't too concerned about the prospect of spending the night in the store... until a quirky woman appears out of nowhere in the shoe department and tells Noelle that she's her guardian angel. Soon, Noelle finds herself revisiting Christmases past, present, and future as she must work with her new neighbor, a handsome, Christmas-loving firefighter, to plan the annual Christmas Charity Gala. Will visiting the holidays of yesterday and tomorrow help Noelle take new chances and discover the true spirit of Christmas? And in realizing that the only thing standing in her way of leading a fulfilling life is herself, will the love she has longed for all her life be the best surprise gift of all?

    Wednesday, Dec. 1
    Film: Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin, Holly Robinson-Peete, Barbara Niven, Andrew Francis, Ashley Williams
    Synopsis: When Lisa (Wagner) takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. As Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin (Deklin) into working with her, the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store's beloved "Mailbox to Santa" for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole. As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.

    Thursday, Dec. 2
    Film: A Majestic Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Jerrika Hinton, Christian Vincent
    Synopsis: Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet this year when architect Nell (Hinton) goes back to her hometown having been given the job of turning the historic Majestic Playhouse into a modern multiplex, much to the town's objections. The Playhouse has been home to their annual Christmas tableaux, which will now have to end after a long and historic tradition to the town. This job is Nell's first promotion, and one she wishes she hadn't been chosen for, especially when she meets the new owner of the theater, Connor (Vincent), whose vision and ideas clash with Nell's. Since Connor hasn't had much experience celebrating Christmas, Nell hopes that if she can give him a crash course in Christmas during the town's Twelve Day Festival, that he might just change his mind about modernizing the Majestic.

    Film: Northern Lights of Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Ashley Williams, Corey Sevier
    Synopsis: Zoey Hathaway (Williams) has been working toward her lifelong goal of being a pilot for years, but everything is thrown off-course when she unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm, along with the dangerously handsome ranch hand Alec Wynn (Sevier). Now buried in taking care of reindeer and all the Christmas responsibilities, Zoey thinks life has delivered her a strange and cumbersome blow, and she isn't sure about Alec, who has his own ideas how best to run things. Alec, who has never had many people have faith in him, opens up when Zoey invests trust in him, and the two find themselves falling for each other. Could they both find happiness in the most unlikely of circumstances right before Christmas?

    Wednesday, Dec. 8
    Film: Homegrown Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Lori Loughlin, Victor Webster
    Synopsis: After stepping down as CEO of her dream job, Maddie (Loughlin) heads home for the holidays to gain perspective. She finds herself running into her old high school sweetheart Carter (Webster), and tensions quickly arise. When forced to put together a Christmas dance for the local high school, Carter and Maddie find themselves putting their differences aside and rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago.

    Film: Memories of Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Christina Milian, Mark Taylor
    Synopsis: Noelle (Milian) was raised by the queen of Christmas. When she inherits her late mother's house, she finds out that her mother had been hiring someone to decorate it — Dave (Taylor). The deal is off, but Dave convinces Noelle to let him carry on the tradition. As the display goes up, Noelle's defenses start to come down. She embraces the town's Christmas gala that was her mother's legacy, finds unexpected love, and develops a joy for the holidays that she never thought possible.

    Thursday, Dec. 9
    Film: Once Upon a Christmas Miracle
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: TBA
    Synopsis: Told she would have less than a few months to live without a liver transplant, Heather Krueger's time was running out when a kind stranger, Chris Dempsey, heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a friendship developed into romance. The movie follows Heather and Chris' journey over three Christmases as his selfless gesture leads to a Christmas miracle for everyone involved. Based on a true story.

    Film: Christmas Wonderland
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Emily Osment
    Synopsis: Heidi (Osment), who initially left her small town of Pleasant Valley with the dream of one day becoming a successful painter, has put her own art on hold to excel as an art gallery curator. Now, a week before the gallery's big Christmas party, she must return home to watch her niece and nephew. She comes face to face with her high school love, Chris, now a teacher, who is in over his head after he must find a new last-minute location for the Christmas dance. Heidi offers to help him and together they discover a beautiful place for the dance, perfectly capturing the Christmas spirit, called Wonderland Farms. The more time Heidi spends in Pleasant Valley decorating for the Christmas SnowBall, the more she finds herself inspired to start painting again. With Christmas fast approaching, Heidi soon becomes torn between the life she built in the city and the life she is surprisingly charmed by back in Pleasant Valley, embracing her true passion.

    Wednesday, Dec. 8
    Film: A Gingerbread Romance
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Duane Henry
    Synopsis: With Christmas just weeks away, the architecture firm Taylor works for enters her in a contest in which the teams will design and build life-sized gingerbread houses. After the contest, Taylor will likely be getting a promotion to a position in another city. The firm teams her up with Isabelle, a renowned French pastry chef with whom Taylor instantly locks horns. When Isabelle backs out, Taylor stumbles into a local bakery and meets Adam, a baker and single dad. In an act of desperation, Taylor convinces Adam to partner with her for the contest, arguing that winning would give the bakery and his designs much-needed exposure. For years Taylor has been resistant to call anywhere 'home' for fear it will only be temporary. But the time she spends with Adam and his daughter in their cozy home, decorating for the holidays and exploring the town at Christmas, fills her with a longing for a place to call home.

    Wednesday, Dec. 15
    Film: Time for Me to Come Home
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: TBA
    Synopsis: It's the last Friday before Christmas in New York City and a massive storm is brewing. Small-town business woman Cara Hill is meeting with her banker while country music star Heath Sawyer is playing Madison Square Garden. When the flight to Tulsa they're both booked on is canceled, this unlikely pair of strangers winds up traveling together. Each has a secret — Heath hasn't written a song since his father died, and Cara's mother recently passed and her family's jam business is failing. Will Christmas provide a miracle — and a chance at love? Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas is a touching story about finding a way home after a loss — to your family and to your own true self. Based on the song by Blake Shelton and the book by Dorothy Shakleford and Travis Thrasher.

    Thursday, Dec. 16
    Film: Entertaining Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Jodie Sweetin
    Synopsis: Claire is a cookbook author, crafting expert, and television personality whose name is synonymous with perfection. As she contemplates retirement, her daughter Kara (Sweetin) is poised to become the new face of the Livingston brand. The only trouble is, Kara can't cook. Or sew. Or do any of the signature things her mother is known for. When a young girl posts a video online requesting Claire help welcome her deployed father home for Christmas, Kara is sent in her place in an effort to prove herself a worthy successor to the board of directors and win the job. As Kara does her best to make a good impression, she gets more than she bargained for when the young girl's uncle Joe turns out to be a reporter for the local paper, looking for his next story.

    Film: Reunited for Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: Nikki Deloach, Mike Faiola
    Synopsis: Frazzled and struggling with writer's block, novelist Samantha (Deloach), along with her boyfriend, heads home to her late grandmother's home to spend Christmas. While at home with family, her grandmother's wise words reveal the true meaning of Christmas with Samantha at a time when she most needs encouragement

    Wednesday, Dec. 22
    Film: Christmas Copy
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: TBA
    Synopsis: TBA

    Film: Small Town Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: TBA
    Synopsis: Author Nell Phillips' first book has become a surprise bestseller of the Christmas season. Nell's last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to the town of Springdale, the hometown of Emmett Turner, a young man she met over five years ago while both were junior copy editors at a New York publishing company. Nell was hurt when Emmett stood her up for a dinner date and then disappeared from New York without any explanation. As Nell is quick to admit, Emmett's colorful, nostalgic anecdotes about Springdale inspired her to write this book that is shaping her life and especially this holiday season.

    Thursday, Dec. 23
    Film: Christmas Made to Order
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Alexa PenaVega
    Synopsis: When architect and Christmas amateur Steven finds himself hosting his family for Christmas, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen (PenaVega) to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen's expert Christmas spirit brings Steven's family together, but neither expected it to bring them closer to each other. After a great opportunity presents itself to Gretchen, she and Steven must decide what's really important in life.

    Film: Christmas Bells Are Ringing
    Channel: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Stars: TBA
    Synopsis: Samantha, a freelance photographer, is returning to Cape Cod for the first time since the death of her mother years earlier. She's going to celebrate her father's Christmas Eve wedding to the lovely Helen but is anxious to revisit past memories. However, having never been to the Cape during winter, she finds that it is a whole new experience. On deadline for a big Christmas spread that could ignite her career, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, Mike, to show her around. In the time she spends in Cape Cod with her dad, Helen, and Mike, she finds meaning in her creative pursuits, falls in love, and realizes that Christmas is wherever your family is.

    Saturday, Dec. 25
    Film: When Calls the Heart Christmas
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith, Paul Greene
    Synopsis: When a group of orphans become stranded in Hope Valley for Christmas, their caretakers — sisters who have a mysterious backstory — lead Bill (Wagner) to investigate the circumstances of their arrival. He discovers the sisters and their orphanage are in jeopardy, so Abigail (Loughlin) and the other residents rally to make it a Christmas to remember for the orphans. Elizabeth (Krakow), who is preparing for the birth of her child, organizes her students to engage in selfless gift-giving. That, along with a Christmas miracle, help bring wonder, hope, joy, and love to all this Christmas season.

    Wednesday, Dec. 29
    Film: Focus on Love
    Channel: Hallmark
    Stars: Carlos PenaVega
    Synopsis: With only one week to prepare, Lisa Patterson and her family of party planners are given the biggest job in their company's history: a New Year's Eve party for tech entrepreneur Megan Clark. But when her brother breaks his leg and her parents head off on a planned vacation, Lisa must reluctantly enlist the help of her brother's visiting college buddy, David Campos (PenaVega), to help her pull off the event which just so happens to fall on her favorite day of the year. But what Lisa didn't plan on was falling in love in the process.

    Hunter Tylo Reveals the Reason Behind Her Blonde Hair

    (9/19/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Over the years, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL fans got used to seeing Hunter Tylo (Taylor) as a brunette, so they were naturally a little startled when the actress returned to the soap in April of 2018 as a blonde. (In addition to B&B keeping her return a closely-guarded secret and the reveal she was the one who shot Bill!) However, this wasn’t just Tylo wondering if blondes really do have more fun. In fact, she tells Soaps In Depth she was actually just helping out her 20-year-old daughter, Katya!

    “She’d been going to Paul Mitchell [hairstyling and cosmetology school] to learn how to do her hair, and so I became her subject,” Tylo revealed. “I got to get gel nails, and she started giving me all these nice treatments — including bleaching my hair.”

    Although Tylo has experimented with some lighter highlights in the past, she has never before gone quite this blonde with her beautiful mane of hair. Still, she was willing to give her daughter free reign in doing whatever she wanted if it helped her hone her stylist skills. “It was a little scary,” the star confessed, “because we went full-on Gwen Stefani blonde. But she did a great job, and I didn’t have as much breakage as I thought.”

    Sounds like Katya knows her stuff! And while Tylo is already slowly bringing her hair back to her more natural brown, she appreciated the opportunity to try on a different look for a while. “I needed a change, too,” she smiled, “and I just wanted to see what it would be like.”

    Reign Edwards & Wole Parks on MacGyver 10/5/18

    (9/14/18) “Bravo Lead + Loyalty + Friendship” – When Jack receives an emergency distress signal from one of his old Delta buddies who is falsely accused of terrorism in a foreign country, MacGyver and Jack quickly recruit the rest of Jack’s old Delta team and stage an unsanctioned rescue op, on MACGYVER, Friday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    RECURRING CAST: Reign Edwards (Leanna Martin)

    GUEST CAST includes: Jesse C. Boyd (Ryan Thorpe), Wolé Parks (Caleb Worthy), Josh Stamberg (Paul “Deacon” Hern).

    Dishing with Digest - 9/14/18 - Kyle Lowder

    (9/14/18) (Listen / Download) Kyle Lowder chats with Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about his return to DAYS after a 13-year absence and how he'll be playing a different character. He also discusses his close relationship with ex-wife, Arianne Zucker (Nicole). Plus, we discuss the importance of keeping veteran stars front and center.

    THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL's Adain Bradley Reveals How He Got From England to Hollywood

    (9/13/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) There had been several auditions and callbacks with THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL before Aidain Bradley revealed one very significant facet about himself: namely, that he’s British! “Xander was supposed to be a fully American role,” the actor confided to Soaps In Depth, “but at the end of my penultimate audition, I dropped my [American] accent.” Needless to say, casting director Christy Dooley was floored by the surprise — and executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell was inspired! “I suppose he saw that I could do both [accents], and he thought, ‘Oh, this would be a great storyline,’” says the newcomer. “So that became part of my character.”

    As every actor will admit, the pace of working in daytime is vastly different than any other acting gig. “Getting used to memorizing 30 pages a day instead of three pages [in a typical lm or TV project] has been a bit of a transition, and that’s the thing that surprises me the most,” Bradley confessed, though he is loving the challenge. “These guys are doing 12 items [aka scenes] in a row, and if I can do that, then I’m sure I can do anything.”

    That’s not to say the daytime rookie doesn’t have some experience under his belt. Prior to landing B&B, he played Trev Brown on RIVERDALE, The CW’s dark take on the Archie comics world. “That show opened doors for me that I didn’t even know existed,” he explained. “All of a sudden, I was [auditioning for] series-regular roles or major recurring roles, movies and stuff like that. So it was a really big deal for me.”

    Though Bradley was born in Kansas (his mother is American), his family moved to his father’s native England when he was very young, and he considers “home” to be the historic city of York, about three hours north of London. “I’m English,” he declared, as if settling any debate. “I’ve lived there my whole life, but my claim to fame is that I have an American passport!”

    Bradley was “discovered” at the age of 10 when, after landing the lead in several school plays, he beat out 400 other contenders for a role in the musical, Bugsy Malone, which was playing at York’s Grand Opera House. By the time he was 15, he’d convinced his parents to bring him to Los Angeles for his first pilot season, where he landed not just any commercial but a Pepsi Super Bowl ad! “I was extremely fortunate my first go-’round,” he humbly acknowledged. “That was almost four years ago.”

    Though his first experience in L.A. was a whirlwind, his folks soon thought it best if he returned to Britain to finish up high school. But as soon as he had diploma in hand, that little voice inside his head was calling him back to Tinseltown. “Sometimes I miss my older brother and sister [who still live in England],” Bradley confessed, “but my parents are still out here with me, and they really like L.A. — they especially love the weather. I’ve come to realize how much I fit in here.”

    Still, if he happens to miss his favorite British candy bars, he can always call on one of his siblings to pack a few the next time they visit. Or maybe not, if he’s going to be baring his abs on the soap! Bradley laughed and admitted: “I probably shouldn’t be eating anything like that, anyway!”

    'She loves pizza and vodka': Jennifer Love Hewitt recalls drunken night with Betty White

    (9/12/18) Jennifer Love Hewitt once enjoyed a drunken night out with Hollywood legend Betty White.

    The actresses worked together on television film The Lost Valentine in 2011, and then again the following year when Betty was tapped to make a one-off appearance in The Client List series, which Jennifer starred in until it was cancelled in 2013. Reflecting on the close friendship she developed with The Golden Girls icon, Jennifer recalled an evening rendez-vous that got a little out of control.

    “She loves pizza and vodka. Right? She’s all of us,” she said of the 96-year-old actress when she appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday. “One night we were filming, and we went out and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going on a date with Betty White.’ It’s the most nervous date I’ve ever been on in my life.”

    However, as Jennifer started to feel the effects of the alcohol, panic set in when she realized Betty was in a similar state.

    “So, we go to leave and it’s great and then all of the sudden I see that Betty’s sort of going this way (tilting),” the 39-year-old laughed, before emphasizing the grave amount of responsibility she had on her shoulders.

    “I was like, ‘Oh my god, I am like the bodyguard of a national treasure. You have got to snap it together and don’t kill Betty White on your date!’” she gasped. “So we get her from the bushes. She didn’t really go in the bushes, but she was on her way.”

    After escorting the five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner to the safety of her hotel, Jennifer was invited up to her room for an unusual “nightcap.”

    “Her nightcap is gummy bears. I mean, shut the front door and lock it. She’s perfect,” Hewitt giggled. “We got drunk and we had gummy bears, and it was amazing.”

    B&B Alum Directs Music Video

    (9/12/18) BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’s Ashlyn Pearce (ex-Aly) went behind the camera to direct her first music video. “ ‘Life in Rear View’ by Kara Connolly was just released, and I am really excited about it,” Pearce beams. “The song is very much about letting go, about a woman finding herself, finding her voice and being confident in herself — and it’s definitely relatable to both women and men.” Pearce and her crew shot the video in the Yermo desert of California. “I don’t think I fully anticipated how hard it would be to shoot in the desert,” she chuckles. “It was a lot of dust!” The actress/director adds that the music video also features a unique, real-life twist: “In it, this girl is finally ready to let go of from her past relationship and so she treks through the desert and ends up burning these items in a very spiritual way. It’s like she’s releasing them to the universe, and what’s cool about the items is that we actually asked fans of hers and mine to send us items that they wanted to let go of, and we’d include them in the video. It’s very ethereal and very empowering.” The video can be found on the actress’s new YouTube Channel by clicking here.

    And, to read more about what Pearce has been up to since her B&B exit, check out an upcoming issue of Soap Opera Digest.

    Dishing with Digest - 9/7/18 - Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

    (9/7/18) (Listen/download) B&B's Jacqueline MacInnes Wood chats about her recent elopement, Steffy's messy love life, newfound independence and more with Soap Opera Digest's Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky. We also discuss soap characters marrying members of the same family and how actors tackle playing returns from the dead.

    More Taylor on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL? — Hunter Tylo Speaks Out

    (9/6/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com/) Ever since Hunter Tylo made her return to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL when Taylor Hayes showed up as the shocking twist in the “Who Shot Bill?” mystery, the actress had made the occasional appearance on the soap. And while she told Soaps In Depth that being part of that twist was an offer she couldn’t refuse, just how much more will fans get to see of Taylor on B&B?

    “I never know,” Tylo confessed. “I’m at a point in my life where I am spending more time with my girls [daughters Isabella, 21, and Katya, 20] which is probably why I can connect to this storyline [of Taylor defending Steffy] so well.”

    Tylo first joined the cast of B&B as Taylor back in 1990, and has played the character on and off over the years that followed, most recently causing quite a stir at Liam and Hope's wedding reception! Although not officially on contract with the show, the actress appears willing to continue to make recurring appearances whenever Taylor is needed. Because even though Steffy insists that she’s in control of her own life now, that can change on a dime, so it’ll be good to have her mom around for support when the time comes. And remember that Taylor isn't at her most stable right now herself, so there's definitely story to tell there, too!

    As to what the future holds for Taylor and if it means Tylo appearing on a more regular basis, even the actress doesn’t know for sure. “We’ll see!” she declares. “We’ll see!”

    B&B Star Welcomes Son

    (9/3/18) BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) and wife Shay welcomed their first child, a son, into the world. Posting on social media on September 1, Saint-Victor stated, “Today I celebrate 11 years of marriage with the love of my life, and this year on 8/21/18 I received the most precious gift I could ever ask for. My son Christian Lavelle Saint-Victor. #blessed” Congratulations to the happy family. To see Saint-Victor’s Instagram post, click here.

    The Bold and the Beautiful recruits former Dr. Quinn hottie to play a judge

    (8/24/18) (ew.com) The Bold and the Beautiful has found the actor who will mediate the acrimonious custody battle between Dollar Bill Spencer and Katie Logan.

    Veteran actor Joe Lando (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) will recur as judge Craig McMullen, who presides over the court battle between the characters played by Don Diamont and Heather Tom. Complicating matters how Katie (Tom) has begun a new relationship with Thorne Forrester (Ingo Rademacher) who convinced her to sue Bill for custody. Since Thorne’s own wife and daughter died on the show, he’s looking for a new family.

    Lando is best known for playing mountain man Byron Sully, Jane Seymour’s husband, on Dr. Quinn from 1993-1998. He’s also a soap vet, having played Jake on One Life to Live and Macauley West on Guiding Light.

    His first episode will air Sept. 20.

    The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS.

    Reign Edwards on MacGyver 9/28/18

    (8/24/18) “Improvise” – Three months after quitting the Phoenix Foundation and moving to Nigeria, Mac puts aside his differences with his father and returns when he hears Jack is the target of a murderous dictator he double-crossed, on the third season premiere of MACGYVER, Friday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    RECURRING CAST: Tate Donovan (Oversight), Reign Edwards (Leanna Martin), David Dastmalchian (Murdoc), Kate Bond (Jill)

    B&B Alum Expecting Baby No. 3

    (8/22/18) Ashley Tesoro (nee Cafagna, ex-Kimberly, B&B) announced via social media that she and her husband, Anthony, are expanding their family. “We’re expecting a baby girl due in February!!!” Tesoro posted. “We are so thankful & feeling blessed!!! 15 weeks along!” The couple has been wed since September 30, 2001, and they are the proud parents of daughter Gabriella Lyn, 4, and son John III, 2. Congratulations to the happy family!

    B&B’s Mosley Welcomes Daughter

    (8/21/18) BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’s Karla Mosley (Maya) and beau John Rogers joyfully welcomed the birth of their daughter, Aurora Imani Mosley Rogers, who entered the world on August 17 at 12:29 a.m. She weighed in at 8.1 pounds and was 22 inches long. Congrats to the new parents and their families!

    GH’s Kin Shriner Guest Hosts New Game App

    (8/21/18) GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Kin Shriner (Scott) @kinshriner Opens a New Window. reunites with former PORT CHARLES co-star Michael Dietz (ex –Joe et al) to guest-host the latter’s popular new phone game, FAST FACTS, this Wednesday, 8/22, at 3:15 EST/1:15 PST, just after the east coast airing of Wednesday’s GH episode. Dietz, who is currently the CCO of Ripkord.tv, says, “There are so many ways to utilize this new platform, and I am so happy that we can do this with my dear friend, Kin. I think it will be great fun for our regular gamers, and especially for soap fans who want to check it out!” To get in on the action, download the free app at http://www.ripkord.tv for a chance at $300! And to read more about Dietz’s new venture, check out next week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest.

    Vida Adds Recurring Cast

    (8/16/18) Raúl Castillo (Looking) and Adrian Gonzalez (Your Family or Mine, The Bold and the Beautiful) will recur during Season 2 of the Starz drama Vida as the bar’s new handyman and a city councilman, respectively.

    Teen Choice Award Winners

    (8/13/18) Choice Movie Villain (#ChoiceMovieVillain)
    Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther”

    Choice Comedy TV Actress (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)
    Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”

    Choice TV Villain (#ChoiceTVVillain)
    Mark Consuelos – “Riverdale”

    Dishing with Digest - Episode 20

    (8/10/18) (Listen / download) BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL’s Don Diamont chats with Soap Opera Digest’s Stephanie Sloane and Mara Levinsky about the appeal of his alter ego Bill Spencer, the “Still” dynamic, his relationship with Darin Brooks (Wyatt) and Scott Clifton (Liam) and much more. We also look back on 25 years of GH’s Sonny, and his portrayer, Maurice Benard.

    CBS ANNOUNCES SEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR ENTIRE EMMY AWARD-WINNING DAYTIME LINEUP

    (8/10/18) CBS, the #1-rated network in daytime for 31 years, today announced season premiere dates for its entire Daytime Emmy Award-winning schedule for the 2018-2019 season. The full lineup was just recently honored with an industry-leading 20 Daytime Emmy Awards.

    “CBS Daytime continues to deliver award-winning, fan favorite programming that has led the industry for more than 31 years. The lineup offers an unmatched blend of heart and humor in our talk and game shows and stunning storytelling in our daytime dramas, connecting our audience with compelling programming throughout the year,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution.

    THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, the #1 daytime drama for 29 consecutive years, premieres Monday, Sept. 3. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS is averaging 4.75 million viewers. The series, which is entering its 46th season, is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET/11:30 AM-12:30 PM, PT) and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Mal Young is the executive producer.

    The ninth season of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK debuts Monday, Sept. 10, hosted by Julie Chen, Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood. Currently, THE TALK is averaging 2.53 million viewers. The series airs weekdays (2:00 PM, ET/1:00 PM, PT/CT). It is produced by CBS Television Studios. John Redmann and Sara Gilbert are executive producers.

    THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, the most-watched dramatic serial in the world, premieres Monday, Sept. 17 and will celebrate its 8,000th episode during its 32nd season. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is averaging 3.80 million viewers. The series is broadcast weekdays (1:30 PM-2:00 PM, ET/12:30-1:00 PM, PT). It is a Bell-Phillip Television production. Brad Bell is the executive producer.

    Also kicking off on Sept. 17 are the Daytime Emmy Award-winning game shows THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television’s #1-rated daytime program hosted by Drew Carey, and the longest-running game show in television history, and LET’S MAKE A DEAL, which returns for its milestone 10th season.

    Network television’s most-watched daytime program, entering in its 47th season, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 is averaging 4.73 million viewers, while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 is averaging 5.35 million viewers. The series is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 AM, PT). The series is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.

    LET’S MAKE A DEAL, with Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Wayne Brady, is averaging 3.04 million viewers, while LET’S MAKE A DEAL 2 is averaging 3.44 million viewers. The show is broadcast weekdays (check local listings). It is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Mike Richards, Dan Funk and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.

    Katherine Kelly Lang Opens up About Why Being a Grandma is "So Great"

    (8/8/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) Mother’s Day was extra special for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) this year, as only days before, her youngest daughter, Zoe, gave birth to a daughter of her own. “Life is such a miracle, and when you see your daughter have her own baby, that’s priceless,” the actress told Soaps In Depth. “I’m so happy for her, and I’m so happy to have this new little baby in the family.”

    The baby was named Zuma, which means “peace” in Arabic. (Coincidentally, it’s also the name of the Malibu locale where B&B’s Brooke occasionally wed Ridge.) “I never thought of that!” Lang says with a laugh. “I definitely used to take my kids to Zuma Beach when they were little, but I didn’t really make that connection.”

    These days, Lang can’t resist shopping for her grandchild — “It’s probably overkill, but that’s the fun part” — and needless to say, she can’t wait to babysit. “I think maybe you can enjoy it a little bit more when you don’t have all the responsibility, which is what makes being a grandma so great,” she notes. “I can’t wait to spoil her and take her places.”

    As for giving her daughter advice about childrearing, Lang says she’s the one who should be getting pointers from the new mom. “I’m a nervous wreck, and she’s the one saying, ‘Mom — calm down, I’ve got this under control,’” she jokes. “She’s so grounded. It’s like this is what she was meant to do and be. I was the kind of mom who’d always put my finger under the baby’s nose to make sure they were breathing! I was always too nervous. She’s much more relaxed.”

    And while Lang frequently travels around the globe for work and play, home for the actress will always be Los Angeles, where she can be close to her now-grown children, including Zoe, her sons, Julian and Jeremy, as well as Danyelle D’Andrea, who is her stepdaughter from a previous marriage. “They will always be my little babies. I miss those years when they would follow me around like little ducklings,” says Lang, “but I love to see how each of them are living their adult lives and seeing the choices they make. We’re all still really tight.”

    Gina Rodriguez confirms engagement to Joe LoCicero

    (8/7/18) Gina Rodriguez is ready to show off that ring.

    “I have a very, very special man in my life,” the actress told Us Weekly of her husband-to-be Joe LoCicero. “I am engaged.”

    The couple’s engagement was speculated about in July when the actress was seen sporting a diamond ring on that finger in pictures celebrating her 34th birthday in Mexico.

    Rodriguez and LoCicero, 31, met on the set of “Jane the Virgin” in 2016 when he guest-starred on the CW show — and since he proposed, the two haven’t held back with PDA.

    Wedding planning may take some time, as the actress told Us Weekly that she’s keeping busy working with Always and Feeding America to help provide feminine hygiene products to underprivileged women. She said it is the “reason why I’m working days after my engagement,” but not without the support of her husband-to-be.

    “I have been very, very blessed including being blessed with a very incredible man that understands that during my time of the month, I should be protected and cared for and loved and celebrated and he does that every single time, every single month. It’s really great to be apart the campaign that makes sure all women feel that way because I have a man in my house that makes me feel that way,” she said.

    “I am marrying a feminist. I am marrying a man that is incredible and loving and understanding and kind and patient. I’m marrying a really incredible human being.”

    Meet Finnegan George, the New Will Spencer on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL!

    (8/3/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com)(Photo) You may notice that little Will is looking a little more grown up on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL… and completely different! That’s because child actor Finnegan George has taken over the role of Bill and Katie’s son. This will be George’s first daytime role, but TV viewers might recognize the young man from his appearances on primetime series like SON OF ZORN, MODERN FAMILY, and THE AFFAIR.

    Since 2013, the role of Katie’s little boy was played by Zane Achor, Heather Tom’s real-life son with husband James Achor. However, now that her son is growing up, the actress made the decision to focus on his schooling instead of show-business. “He’ll be in kindergarten and missing days,” Tom explained on twitter. “Want him to be a normal kid. I was lucky. But it’s a weird childhood.”

    Having made her own daytime debut at the age of 15 on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Tom knows exactly how complicated it can be to have a normal childhood while growing up on a TV set. And who knows, maybe when he gets a little older, Zane will remember how much fun he had on the B&B set and want to follow in his mom’s footsteps!

    Since recasting the role means Will should be making more appearances on the soap, how will he factor into storylines? Will he have to adjust to another father figure as mom Katie explores her feelings for Thorne? Or will Bill, bitter over being left broken-hearted by Steffy, use his son to heal himself? Stay tuned to find out.

    B&B's Bridget Returns

    (8/2/18) The doctor is in at The Bold and the Beautiful: Ashley Jones will reprise her role as Dr. Bridget Forrester, who returns for a very special family occasion, Soap Opera Digest reports.

    “Bridget is surprised to see some faces she hasn’t seen in awhile,” the actress told the site.

    Jones, who joined the CBS soap in 2004, last appeared in a February 2016 episode.

    Daytime Emmys: NATAS To Launch Inquiry Following Daytime Dramas’ Call For Changes & Boycott Threat

    (7/31/18) The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has responded to the threat by all four daytime dramas to boycott the Daytime Emmy Awards unless changes are made in a joint letter they sent to the organization’s leadership yesterday.

    “Today I received correspondence raising concerns about some elements of the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards and concerns over its administration,” Terry O’Reilly Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, said in a statement. “We have great confidence in the integrity of our Emmy awards system, and believe it effectively honors the best work being done in Daytime Television today. That having been said, we always take concerns about our systems seriously…and out of an abundance of caution I have instructed that outside counsel be retained to evaluate these concerns and conduct an independent look at them.”

    O’Reilly’s statement was in response to Deadline’s report Monday that all four daytime dramas, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days Of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, vowed not to participate in the Daytime Emmy Awards unless changes are made to the voting and accounting practices and the way the competition is held.

    In a show of unity, the four dramas made their concerns known in the letter, addressed to O’Reilly and NATAS’ interim president and CEO Adam Sharp. It was in response to the recent gaffe in which Patrika Darbo’s 2018 Daytime Emmy for her guest-starring role on Amazon’s soap opera The Bay was rescinded after NATAS found submission errors in her category and others. Last month, Darbos called out the group for its actions and called for an outside audit “to restore integrity and confidence in the awards.”

    Here are a few of the concerns reps for the four shows listed in the letter:

    • Voting should be limited to members of NATAS or the Television Academy.

    • All members should be eligible to vote for outstanding show. The current process in which NATAS selects who votes is unacceptable.

    • NATAS must stop instructing the accounting firm to disqualify certain ballots because of NATAS perception of block voting or other issues that NATAS arbitrarily deems a reason to disqualify.

    • NATAS must have an arm’s length relationship with the accountants.

    • Despite (NATAS senior management’s) assurance, it was clear during the April 2018 ceremony that the winners were known by many in advance. This is unacceptable.

    • NATAS must hire a team, separate from the competition executive(s), to produce and executive produce the actual awards show.

    Daytime Emmys Revolt: All 4 Daytime Dramas Threaten To Boycott Awards Unless Major Changes Are Made

    (7/30/18) The Daytime Emmy Awards are in danger of losing one of their biggest attractions, the daytime dramas, whose acting nominees bring star power to the ceremony. In an unprecedented show of unity, I have learned that all four daytime soaps, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, have come together to demand changes in the voting and accounting practices for the awards.

    The joint letter, sent today to National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences interim president and CEO Adam Sharp, is in response to the recent gaffe, in which Patrika Darbo’s Daytime Emmy for her guest-starring role on Amazon’s soap opera The Bay was rescinded after NATAS found submission errors in her and other categories. At the time, Darbos called out the group for its actions and called for an outside audit “to restore integrity and confidence in” the awards.

    “We are disheartened by the recent events involving NATAS and the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards competition and the decisions made by NATAS regarding the Digital categories of Supporting Actor and Guest Star.reps for all four soaps,” reps for the four series wrote in in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Deadline. “We feel the time is appropriate to bring to your attention our serious concerns about the Daytime Emmy Awards competition.” The four shows went on to say they “are united in their decision not to participate in the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward until these important issues are resolved.”

    Such a boycott would be a huge hit to the Daytime Emmy Awards, which has lost a lot of its luster of one-time premiere TV event.

    The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless said that they “want a competition free of bias, perceived collusion, and personal agendas.” They went on to list their concerns:

    1. Voting:
    • Voting should be limited to members of NATAS or the Television Academy.
    • All members should be eligible to vote for outstanding show. The current process in which NATAS selects who votes is unacceptable.
    • All qualified members in a given category should be eligible to vote in that category.
    • We are concerned about conflict of interest in the voter pools. We require complete transparency of the voting process.

    2. Accountancy Firm:
    • NATAS must stop instructing the accounting firm to disqualify certain ballots because of NATAS perception of block voting or other issues that NATAS arbitrarily deems a reason to disqualify.
    • A written procedure must be put in place for questioning and if necessary disqualify a ballot.
    • An independent body needs to deal with all process issues and or discrepancies.
    • NATAS must have an arm’s length relationship with the accountants.
    • An outside, neutral third party must be hired to audit the voting process across all categories for the 2017/2018 awards and those results must be made available to us and to the TV Academy.

    3. Winners Known in Advance:
    • We were promised by NATAS senior management that the winners would only be known to the accountants prior to being announced on stage. This has not been the practice.
    • Despite their assurance, it was clear during the April 2018 ceremony that the winners were known by many in advance. This is unacceptable.

    4. Competition vs. Awards Show:
    • We feel that it is a conflict of interest for the executive(s) administering the competition in any way, shape or form to also produce the awards show. The executive in charge of the competition is responsible for the integrity of the competition and the awards. We feel that this conflict contributed to recent transgressions regarding the Digital Guest and Supporting performer categories.
    • NATAS must hire a team, separate from the competition executive(s), to produce and executive produce the actual awards show.
    • The rules need to be more detailed and include the procedure and process for all aspects of the competition. The concerns listed above are very serious to us. Our goal is to bring integrity back to the Daytime Emmy competition and awards show. We have no confidence in the ability of the persons currently running the competition to accomplish this goal.

    The letter was signed by Greg Meng, Co-Executive Producer, Days of Our Lives; John Fisher, Supervising Producer, The Young and the Restless; Steven Kent, SEVP Programming, Sony Pictures Television; which produces Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless; Frank Valentini, Executive Producer, General Hospital; Eva Basler, VP Communications, Bell-Phillip TV Prods., The Bold and the Beautiful. Kent and Basler also are Governors of the TV Academy.

    NATAS had said after the Daytime Emmys were handed out in April that it discovered “some entrants’ submissions in two categories may have been in violation of the published guidelines for the competition,” which state that prior-season appearances are disqualifying.

    But in her open letter last month, Darbo said that NATAS knew about the submission errors “two days prior to the ceremony and made a conscious decision not to deal with it until after the ceremony was over.” She said the organization’s “arbitrary and after-the-fact ruling feels inequitable and wrong.”

    Darbo, The Days of Our Lives and Bold and the Beautiful veteran, a co-governor of the Performers Peer Group at the TV Academy, which oversees the Primetime Emmys, called for an outside audit of this year’s Daytime Emmys’ submission and voting process.

    “The inequity in this year’s Daytime Emmys based on ageism, gender inequality, and perceived favoritism is, in my opinion, a big blow to the Emmy brand,” she wrote. “The TV Academy, who administers the Primetime Emmy Awards, is very clear that Emmys are awarded to those who achieve excellence in television. I’m beginning to wonder what NATAS feels the Emmys stand for.”

    Deadline has reached out to NATAS for comment.

    Gina Rodriguez is engaged to Joe LoCicero

    (7/30/18) Jane the fiancée!

    Gina Rodriguez and Joe LoCicero are engaged, Us Weekly reported. Fans suspected LoCicero proposed when Rodriguez showed off a brand-new diamond ring on that finger in pictures celebrating her 34th birthday.

    “‘They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t,'” she wrote on Instagram, quoting artist Frida Kahlo. “‘I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.'”

    The couple met in 2016 when LoCicero guest starred on Rodriguez’s hit CW series “Jane the Virgin.” Since becoming official they’ve often publicly gushed about each other, with the Golden Globe winner calling the actor her “king” in photos.

    Neither has commented publicly on the news.

    Reps for Rodriguez and LoCicero didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

    Soap Alum Michael Dietz Got Games

    (7/29/18) Michael Dietz (ex-Mark, B&B; ex-Joe, PORT CHARLES et al) is now the host and CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of a series of games shows on the new app from www.ripkord.tv Opens a New Window. , which can be played several times a day via cell phone. “It’s appointment viewing on your phone,” explains Dietz. “Ripkord is a mobile live-gaming television network. We have several games going on now, with more to come — and not only do I get to come up with creative content and produce the shows, I get to host, too! And, the best part? There’s a cash prize for each and every game. It’s free money! The app is free, and the soap fans, especially, have been very supportive. We’ve got a great gaming community out there, and it just keeps growing and growing! Download the app and see for yourself!”

    Betty White reveals she has no plans to retire at age 96

    (7/29/18) At age 96, Betty White has zero plans to retire.

    The Hollywood icon is the subject of a new PBS documentary, titled “Betty White: First Lady of Television,” which details her rise to stardom as a beloved actress and comedienne.

    Steven J. Boettcher, who co-directed the film, revealed that after nearly 80 years in showbiz, White still loves working.

    “She told me, ‘I’m going to be in the saddle forever,’” Boettcher recently told Closer Weekly. “She loves working; she loves the challenge. She’s someone that we’re all better off for that she’s lived this long.”

    While the film is set to premiere on August 21, White and her closest friends had the chance to see it back in January during her birthday celebration.

    “It was at her party with 400 of her closest friends,” said Boettcher. “When it was over, she asked, ‘Does it have too much Betty White?’ It was so cute!”

    White, who has been acting since her early 20s, was eager to let viewers know that she takes nothing for granted.

    “I got an award for everything: inhaling, exhaling,” she joked. “I’ve been so spoiled rotten. I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet. Truly! I’ve always been working at something.”

    Boettcher said it took 10 years to complete the upcoming movie, giving him a personal and extensive look at White’s life and career.

    “We spent a great deal of time with her [on this project’ and she never said a bad word about anyone,” he explained. “Through her career, every cast and crew member loved working with her. She’d remember every one of those names, their kids and most importantly, the names of their pets!”

    Back in January while celebrating her birthday, White told Parade Magazine she always had dreams of becoming a star and she visited numerous Hollywood studios during her 20s in hopes of making her mark. However, she was frequently turned down for being “unphotogenic.”

    That didn’t stop White.

    “You just keep plugging away,” she said at the time. “You don’t give up.”

    Her persistence has paid off. She got her big break in the TV series “Life with Elizabeth,” which aired from 1952 until 1955. She was also a regular guest on the hit game show “Password” from 1961 until 1975, where she met the love of her life, host Allen Ludden. They were married from 1963 until his death in 1981 at age 63 from cancer.

    “Not long enough,” she said about her relationship with Ludden.

    White never remarried and instead, remained a proud stepmother to Ludden’s three children from his first marriage.

    And she has stayed busy. In addition to acting, White has served for more than four decades as a trustee and on the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.

    According to the six-time Emmy winner and last living star from the hit ‘80s sitcom “The Golden Girls,” the secret to success is enjoying life.

    “Accentuate the positive, not the negative,” she explained. “It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”

    White said she also loves vodka and hot dogs “probably in that order.”

    She also insisted there is nothing about her career she would want to repeat.

    “I don’t have time to miss much,” said White. “Because I’m still working. I just love to work, so I’ll keep working until they stop asking.”

    And White already has a future project in mind. She has yet to co-star alongside her big-screen idol, Robert Redford.

    “Oh, there’s an idea!” she exclaimed. “That could be a very good idea!”

    Linsey Godfrey Joins DAYS!

    (7/26/18) Birthday girl Linsey Godfrey (ex-Caroline, B&B) has a lot to celebrate today (July 25): The actress has been cast as Sarah Horton on DAYS. Godfrey first reported to set in May, so look for her to make her Salem debut in the fall. Sarah, who is Maggie’s daughter, was last seen in 1991. “She’s sweet, adorable and perfect,” co-star Greg Vaughan (Eric) tells Digest exclusively. For more, see the new issue of Digest, on sale Friday.

    Heather Tom Shares the Terrifying Experience of When Her Son Was Missing

    (7/25/18) During a family trip to the beach, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Heather Tom (Katie) experienced every mother’s nightmare when her five-year-old son, Zane, went missing. The actress was wary about sharing her terrifying experience, but finally decided to share her story on Twitter as her fans have always been so supportive.

    Tom related how her husband, James Achor, had taken Zane to the showers and after he turned around for two seconds, the boy was gone. “Like gone gone,” she confided. “I was on the beach and James came running up to me asking if he had run past me to the water. I said no and we started a frantic search for him. He was nowhere. I told the lifeguards my son is missing and every horrible thought flashed through my head in a single second.

    “James went one way and I went the other screaming his name,” she continued. “A man and his wife said they’d seen a little boy who looked lost wandering down the beach. She was a school teacher and recognized his confusion. I ran that way and I found him. He had actually gone to a lifeguard station but was too shy to talk to the guard. He was looking for our rainbow umbrella. I had never felt such cold, feral fear. I held my boy until he insisted I let go and didn’t take my eyes off of him for the rest of the day.”

    And after she regained her composure, Tom found herself reflecting on current events and empathizing with families who are currently without their children. “All I could think about were the women and men who had their kids taken away — sometimes without warning — at the border,” she mused. “I’ve thought it was horrific, but Zane was gone probably less than 10 minutes and I had police and kind people helping to look for him. I didn’t know where my child was, if he was safe, if he was being abused, if he was taken or worse for 10 minutes maybe. These mothers have gone weeks. I don’t know if any of you have experienced anything similar, and I hope you won’t judge me, but believe me, I didn’t feel like he was in summer camp. Thank God we found him.”

    We’re just grateful that Zane was found so quickly because fearing for the safety of their child who has gone missing is a nightmare no parent should ever have to go through... for any length of time.

    Video: Behind The Scenes Of Cast Photo Shoot

    (7/25/18) Video: Behind The Scenes Of Cast Photo Shoot.

    Nicola Posener Joins the Cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Amelia

    (7/19/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Photo) Another Brit is coming to Los Angeles as Nicola Posener joins the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Amelia! “Today’s the day I can finally share what I’ve been working on,” the actress posted to Instagram. “Absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of B&B recurring as Amelia! Tune in starting this Monday to see my debut as Amelia the Spencer nanny!”

    Posener will be making her first appearance in the episode airing on Monday, July 23, although she joked: “My intro is very gradual so don’t blink!” Just the day before, she took a selfie in her dressing room to tease her exciting new role, but was unable to say exactly where she was working was at the time.

    Born in London, Poesner got her big break back in 2008 playing Pyper for two seasons on the Disney Channel UK series LIFE BITES. She also played the beautiful priestess Teela in the Mythica series of films as Yvonne in the British sci-fi/horror TV series AGE OF THE LIVING DEAD.

    With the actress slated to play the Spencer nanny, does that mean she’ll be working for Liam and Steffy taking care of baby Kelly or minding Will for Katie and Bill? With all four parents busy people, it could be either option, but working for Liam would probably be a lot nicer than working for Bill!

    Todd McKee Returns to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Jake Mclaine

    (7/16/18) Actor Todd McKee is set to return to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Jake Maclaine on Thursday, July 19. But for newer viewers who aren’t familiar with the character, we’ve got a little background information on the guy. Plus, we’ll explain why he might look a little familiar to longtime soap fans!

    McKee joined the cast of B&B back in 1990 as Jake, but before that, he was best known for playing Ted Capwell on the NBC sudser SANTA BARBARA, a role he portrayed from the soap’s premiere in 1984 until 1989. You might also have caught him in primetime featured in episodes of MELROSE PLACE, CSI, and 7TH HEAVEN.

    Jake was the younger brother of Margo Maclaine, who was played by Lauren Koslow (now Kate, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). Although she wanted nothing to do with the sibling who had abandoned their family, Margo softened towards him when he confessed that their father had sexually abused him when he was younger. She attempted to heal the wounds between Jake and their father, Ben, but the patriarch flatly denied any abuse. Eventually, Margo recalled their uncle, Charlie, had been living in the house at the time and when she went to confront him, saved Jake’s life in the process.

    Jake was a former tennis pro who was romantically tied to Felicia, Donna, and Macy. After he confessed to stealing the BeLieF formula to protect Macy, he and Margo returned to their home in Wisconsin. However, in 2007, Jake reappeared working as a “jack of all trades” at Forrester Creations, doing technical work and production for their various fashion shows and press events. The last time Jake was seen for a couple episodes in 2016, first coordinating a Forrester fashion show, and then helping Ridge by digging a massive heart in the sand to woo Brooke.

    What brings Jake back this time around? Well, with Hope for the Future gearing up for its big show, it’s likely he’ll be helping to bring that off without a hitch… even though on this show that hardly ever happens!

    Forget DANCE MOMS — Watch Nia Sioux In the Hilarious SOAP OPERA MOMS!

    (7/11/18) (Video) Before joining the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Nia Sioux (Emma) was part of the cast of the Lifetime reality series DANCE MOMS. And now the dancer/actress has released a hilarious new video combining the two to see which has more drama: Dance Moms or Soap Opera Moms!

    Mom Holly Frazier kicks things off by explaining that her daughter had to go to “Soap Opera Orientation” with none other than daytime legend Ian Buchanan (ex-James, B&B; ex-Duke, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Ian, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Greg, ALL MY CHILDREN)! However, she’s not entirely sure about the Emmy-winning actor's... unique teaching techniques.

    Lessons include dramatically staring down a mannequin, demonstrating “attitude and sassiness,” and even a wardrobe makeover called “The Stephanie.” Thankfully Nia has her mom there to step in and take control! Check out the short — but very funny — video right here!

    Sioux joined the cast of B&B in the episode that aired on April 23, although before her first appearance had even occurred, she revealed that this was no guest appearance — she’s a series regular! And Emma immediately made a splash as the new Forrester intern, getting into trouble for photographing dresses and when it was revealed her uncle is Bill Spencer's right-hand-man, Justin Barber. While Sioux has had plenty of drama to play on the soap, hopefully she’ll be given plenty of comedy as well, since she’s clearly very good at it!

    Jacob Young Is "Pretty Sure" He Broke His Ankle!

    (7/11/18) Please join us in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL star Jacob Young (Rick), who injured himself shortly after returning home from filming a movie! “Dang!” he shared on Instagram. “Just arrived at home and started doing some work outside, rolled my ankle and pretty sure it’s broken.” But he also assured fans that he’s being well taken care of by his better half. “Christen Young has got it under control!” he promised. He also joked: “I’m sure I’ll milk it for all it’s worth.”

    It looks pretty painfully swollen, and fans flooded his comments with messages urging him to be careful and make sure to go to the doctor. Young responded that X-rays are definitely on the agenda for the following day. Hopefully he had returned home because he was all finished filming his upcoming movie, They Call Him Angel, where he’s playing the mysterious Mr. Jones.

    Young has been a part of the daytime community since 1997 when he first joined the cast of B&B. He has also played Lucky on GENERAL HOSPITAL and JR on ALL MY CHILDREN. He dropped to recurring status with B&B back in April in order to pursue outside projects like this film and his new music. With all of his other opportunities, hopefully this injury won’t keep him out of commission for too long! “All I wanted to do was be at home and sit back and put my feet up,” Young admitted. “Not like this!”

    Hopefully, the doctor will have some good news and it won’t be too bad. Get well soon!

    Karla Mosley Announces She's Taking a Break From THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL... to Have Her Baby!

    (7/5/18) (cbs.soapsindepth.com) (Video) The cast and crew of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL have left on their summer vacation, but while most of them will be returning to work in a month, Karla Mosley (Maya) will be taking a little bit more time off from work because she’s getting ready for her maternity leave! Back in April, the pregnant actress revealed that she and boyfriend John Rogers are expecting a baby this summer. “Last day before baby break!” she posted on Instagram.

    In the video, Mosley brings fans up to date before giving them an inside peek at some of the cast photos on the walls of the studio. “Well, it’s super-quiet here at the B&B offices,” she smiled before laughing and adding, “And I am about the last person here! I think it’s probably because I’m so sad to leave. But I’ll be back! Everyone’s going on hiatus and then I’ll have a SUPER-long hiatus.” She then pans the camera around the room to show the images the soap uses in its opening credits. At the end, she turns the camera back on herself and says: “Thanks for an amazing year, and I’ll see you soon, B&B” before blowing a kiss.

    Despite the fact that she and Rick are happily married, Maya has been seen more in recent episodes without her husband. That’s due to the fact that Rick Forrester’s portrayer, Jacob Young, has dropped to recurring status with the soap to pursue other opportunities on the side. But with Mosley about to take her maternity leave to welcome her new baby, what will happen to Maya while she’s gone?


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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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