Today marks the 27th anniversary of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which was created by the late William J. Bell and his wife Lee Phillip Bell as a sister soap to the widely popular and successful, “The Young and the Restless.” “B&B” now joins an exclusive club of scripted broadcast dramas, which includes “Y&R,” “General Hospital,” “Days of our Lives,” “All My Children,” “Another World,” “One Life to Live,” “As The World Turns” and “Guiding Light,” into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.
Debuting on Monday, March 23, 1987 as one of the last half hour daily serials created for American audiences, “B&B” was the recipient of its eighth Golden Nymph Award during the 2013 International TV Audience Awards in the Telenovela/Soap Opera category, during the Monte Carlo Television Festival, which honors the most viewed programs through out the world. The awards are determined by the sum of ratings across five continents and 65 countries as measured by Médiamétrie and Eurodata TV Worldwide.
UPDATE: A brand new video of Lang exploring the United Arab Emirates has been added below!
As we previously reported, “The Bold and the Beautiful” is filming on location in the United Arab Emirates this week, but let’s not all forget why the iconic sudser is in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the first place: avid runner Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) was invited to take part in this year’s Abu Dhabi International Triathalon, and executive producer/headwriter Bradley P. Bell decided to follow her — with a film crew and plans for an exciting, international story arc! But before the “B&B” work took place, Lang competed in the triathalon, which happened on Saturday March 15. So how the actress do in the race? Read on to get the details on that as well as some fun photos and a video of her prepping for the tough physical challenge she faced!
“The Bold and the Beautiful” kicked off its eight-episode filming excursion in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this week, officially becoming the very first daytime drama to shoot in the United Arab Emirates region! But just what can you expect from the exciting location shoot? Read on to find out!
“B&B’s” Executive Producer and Headwriter, Bradley P. Bell, admits that he’s been interested in the UAE for much longer than viewers might realize. “I’ve been fascinated with Dubai and Abu Dhabi for quite some time because of their spectacular skylines rising up out of the desert on the Persian Gulf and the fantastic convergence of diverse international cultures,” he says, adding that he’s looking forward to sharing the upcoming international adventure with fans. “In our story, business mogul Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) whisks his fiancée, Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), off to the Emirates to marry her at this new crossroads of the world. Possessive ex-husband Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) follows them to impose his will on this romantic, stunt-filled action-packed adventure.”
“The Bold and the Beautiful” is amping up the intrigue this March with some major “oh no they didn’t!” plot points: Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Katie (Heather Tom) have a sensual sex session, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill (Don Diamont) go on booze benders, dead Darla (Schae Harrison) makes a ghostly return and Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) brings whole new meaning to the term “super strange!” Read on for more details, straight from TV Guide and “B&B’s” executive producer, Bradley P. Bell!
“The Bold and the Beautiful” has shot on location in a variety of places around the globe, but for the first time ever, the sudser has chosen the Middle East as its next destination!
A select few members of the crew and cast — which includes Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Don Diamont (Bill) and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) — will be heading to Abu Dhabi and Dubai from Monday, March 17 through Wednesday, March 19 for a storyline arc that TV Guide reports is expected to hit the air in late May or early June.
Cupid may be fluttering around shooting love arrows left and right, but it seems he hasn’t been able to successfully connect “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katie (Heather Tom) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) — at least, not yet! But does Katie even truly care for Ridge? Or is her attraction based out of revenge toward her sister, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), who swooped in and dated her former hubby, Bill (Don Diamont)? And what about the Logan sister’s relationship: Will they ever be as close as they once were, or have these recent matters of the heart permanently decimated their sibling bond? Read on to find out!
Love in the afternoon is about to take a provocative turn with “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” latest storyline twist for Bill (Don Diamont): He’ll be taking part in some risqué mattress mambos — complete with whips and delight — with none other than the town’s psychotic villainess, Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer)!
“We’re not cable, but we certainly take it as far as we can — and I don’t think there’s ever been anything like it in daytime,” teases Diamont to TV Guide, who first reported the news of the sexy, S&M story that kicks off Friday, February 21.
In its newsletter, “The Bold and the Beautiful” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell, shared the following teasers of what fans can expect for their favorite characters in the next couple of months on the CBS Daytime drama series.
Having endured the ups and downs of true love for more than two decades, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) find themselves reunited with a new and very big obstacle, Bill Spencer (Don Diamont). These two star crossed lovers have forgiven and forgotten many things in their lives, but will they be able to overcome Brooke’s betrayal of her own sister? As Ridge attempts to come to grips with the news of Brooke’s latest romance, he turns to the one person who might be able to give him the understanding and comfort that he needs, Katie (Heather Tom). Meanwhile, still longing for Brooke, Bill tells her that he will not be reuniting with Katie, but will do whatever it takes to make her is own. True love, betrayal and the bonds of family test the love of Ridge, Brooke, Bill and Katie like never before. A fresh new year will be brighter for some, and not so bright for others.
Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my! And no, we’re not talking about the millions of children who’ll be cavorting around as such on All Hallow’s Eve next week. We’re talking about the stars of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Young and the Restless,” “The Price Is Right,” “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” as all five shows are featuring Halloween themed episodes on Thursday, October 31, complete with fun and creepy costumes!
“Y&R’s” spooktacular episode sees Faith visiting her grandfather, Victor (Eric Braeden), while she tricks or treats her dad, Nick (Joshua Morrow). But the fun really starts when Avery (Jessica Collins) confronts Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) about a life-changing secret may have planned on taking to the grave! Meanwhile, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) and Adam (Michael Muhney) reunite as they await information regarding their son’s health, and Billy (Billy Miller) mourns for Delia during his first Halloween without his newly deceased daughter.
Over at “B&B,” lovers Bill (Don Diamont) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) take a step back from their mountain climbing excursion in Aspen for some sinful All Hallow’s Eve lovin’ — complete with a “bare” costume sure to set Bill growling!
He’s certainly been making a name for himself on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” now that it’s been revealed that his character, Wyatt Fuller, is the secret son of Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) and the half brother of rival Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), but in the online series “Bloomers,” which tells the story of seven 20-something friends growing up in the city of Los Angeles who aren’t ready to bloom into their 30s, Darin Brooks finds himself dealing with a different kind of family drama.