How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Multiple Emmy-nominee Thorsten Kaye won the hearts of soap opera audiences with his strong portrayal of “All My Children’s” Zach Slater, “One Life to Live’s” Patrick Thornhart and “Port Charles’” Ian Thornhart, but can the actor strike gold again as Ronn Moss’ replacement in the role of “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ridge Forrester? It won’t be the first time an actor has walked into the shoes of a major character whose previous portrayer is very much loved in the role, but then again, these aren’t just any old shoes to fill! Soap Opera Network caught up with Ridge’s onscreen dad, John McCook (Eric Forrester), who’s not only been working with Kaye as Ridge since day one, but who’s also quite familiar with the father/son dynamic the two characters have established over the years. Read on to get his take on the bold recasting choice, how he views Kaye’s approach to the role and what’s in store for Eric and Ridge in the weeks ahead!

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Pan Macmillan/Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Like “As The World Turns,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “Guiding Light” before it, producers of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” have announced a new partnership with Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum,  in which the publishing company will release a series of novellas surrounding several characters from “B&B.”

The titles, beginning with Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews and Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, will be released simultaneously in print via Pan Macmillan and digitally via Momentum and will recount new love stories created through collaboration between authors of each novella and “B&B” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell.

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TVGN

CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” will be joining sister soap “The Young and the Restless” on cable for the first time ever when it begins airing encore episodes on TVGN (TV Guide Network) beginning Monday, December 2 at 6:30 PM ET/PT, it was announced today by Brad Schwartz, President, Entertainment and Media, TVGN and Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer, “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

TVGN will encore the prior day’s episodes of “B&B” immediately preceding encore airings of “Y&R.” Additionally, TVGN will begin airing the five most recent episodes of the soap back-to-back every Sunday beginning December 8 from 11:00 AM ET/PT to 1:30 PM ET/PT.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

As we previously reported, “The Bold and the Beautiful” producer Colleen Bell — wife of the show’s executive producer, Bradley P. Bell — has been on track to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, and the White House announced just yesterday that President Barack Obama has made her nomination in the role official!

“I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles,” the President said in a statement Wednesday announcing Bell’s appointment as well as the appointment of many others. “I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

Bell’s nomination will now head to the Senate for confirmation and approval, and if all goes well, she’ll step into the role that Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis  held from January 2010 to July 2013.



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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Hollywood and politics have gone together like peanut butter and jelly since the original rise of onscreen entertainment, and it looks like soap operas will be the next to join in on the fun. Colleen Bell, producer of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and wife of the show’s executive producer, Bradley P. Bell, is reportedly on track to become the next U.S. ambassador to Hungary!

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

“What happens when two attractive young people – an unemployed business analyst and a budding comic-book artist – unknowingly rent the same apartment, the only one that each can afford? They reluctantly decide to move in together, and that’s when the sparks fly as opposite worlds collide, in ‘Room 8,’ the new online series debuting Thursday, August 8 on Room8TheSeries.com,” is the opening statement from a press release promoting the evolution of a show within a show turning into an actual show.

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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

In an exclusive interview with TV Guide‘s Michael Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton) revealed that the CBS Daytime drama series will be turning its show within a show into a show. “Room 8,” the fictional web series that finds Carter and Maya Avant (Karla Mosley) appearing as Lance and Scarlett, will be turning into a real web series courtesy of CBS.com.

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Gilles Toucas

Gilles Toucas

A recent casting breakdown for the “The Bold and the Beautiful” has rumors flying that the show plans to recast Ridge Forrester, a role which original portrayer Ronn Moss decided to depart from late last year. The breakdown describes a mid-to-late-40s character named Harper as “Handsome! Very upscale. Great business man. A commanding presence. Refined — comes from money. At least 5’11”. Contract role — Strong credits only!” But will it really be Ridge?

While the description certainly comes close to Stephanie’s son, a rep for the show informs Soap Opera Network that ‘B&B’ has no plans to recast Ridge at this time.

However, that’s not to say that there won’t be a Ridge 2.0 in the future! As we previously reported, executive producer and headwriter Bradley P. Bell has revealed that he does plan to eventually recast the role if need be. As of now, it’s just a matter of when…



Howard Wise/JPI Studios

Howard Wise/JPI Studios

CBS Daytime announced today that Mexican telenovela, film, stage actor and musician Andy Zuno has been cast in the recurring role of “Rafael” on the networks “The Bold and the Beautiful.” While fans have already caught their first glimpse of the latin superstar on the soap opera as he first appeared on the Thursday, June 20 episode, many probably didn’t know much about the actor or the character.

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Steven Bergman Photography

On Sunday, June 16, during “The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.

Led by Head Writer Bradley P. Bell, and Co-Head Writers Kay Alden and Michael Minnis, the Emmy winning writing team consisted of writers Patrick Mulcahey, Tracey Ann Kelly, Rex M. Best, John F. Smith, Adam Dusevoir, Shannon Bradley, and Michele Val Jean.









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