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The Bold and the Beautiful

In an exclusive interview with TV Guide‘s Michael Logan, Bradley Bell, Executive Producer and Head Writer of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” has revealed that he plans on recasting the role of Ridge Forrester now that Ronn Moss is departing the series after filming his final scenes later today.

Bell, who only found out that Moss opted not to renew his contract on Thursday, August 9, tells Logan that losing Moss is a “huge” deal. Ultimately he’s “very sad but also very grateful for the 25 years we did have with him. Ronn is a wonderful man and a great actor and he’ll be sorely missed.”

For those wondering how Bell plans to write the character off the canvas, albeit temporarily, Bell says, “I went ahead and wrote a wedding for Ridge and Brooke [Katherine Kelly Lang] — a real retrospective sort of wedding that honors the characters’ 25-year relationship — and then I have them take off on a honeymoon. I’ve been in this business long enough to know I have to protect my show. The worst thing happened but at least I was prepared.” Images of what looked to be a supposed wedding popped up on Facebook on Saturday, August 11, just moments before news broke of Moss’s departure from “B&B.”

“Ridge will not be dead or presumed dead. He will just not be in the picture. I don’t want to do a presumed death because I don’t want the story that follows to be all about Ridge. This will be a Brooke story,” says Bell. “Ridge is a pivotal part of the show and he will be back in a matter of time…and probably not all that much time. I will continue writing for the character. I’m looking at this in two phases, really. There will be a period of time without Ridge, which is where some new, interesting avenues for Brooke will come into play. But at some point it will be necessary for Ridge to return to the show. Who will be playing the role at that point remains to be seen.”

According to Bell, Moss’ last airdate is scheduled for Friday, September 14.

For the full Bell interview, head on over to TV Guide‘s website.



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UPDATE, MONDAY, AUGUST 13 9:08 PM ET: Soap Opera Digest is now reporting that the casting call for this role has been canceled following this weekend’s news of Ronn Mossexit from the drama series.

PREVIOUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 5:59 PM ET: According to Soap Opera Digest, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” has issued a casting call for a “new, hot guy.” According to the casting breakdown the show is seeking a “Male. Caucasian. 25-28 years old. Heart throb. Very Masculine. Edgy. Not afraid to get the job done. Bit of a cad.” It is a contract role.

Based on the description many on our SON Community Message Boards have been debating if this could actually be a recast of a current character on the soap opera or if it is truly a new character.

What Do You Think?



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UPDATE, MONDAY, AUGUST 13 7:32 PM ET: Via a posting on his Facebook page, Moss has confirmed he will be attending the book signing this Saturday at Barnes & Noble.

PREVIOUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 8:17 PM ET: On Saturday, August 18, Lee Phillip Bell (pictured right, with William J. Bell) and Michael Maloney (Soaps in Depth), co-authors of “The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell” will be signing copies of their book at Barnes & Noble Ventura from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM PT.

Joining the two will be “The Young and the Restless” stars Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore). “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester) is also scheduled to attend, although it is unclear at this time if he will still take part after it was recently announced he would be leaving the drama series after a reported salary dispute resulted in his contract not being renewed.

Please Note:  This is a wristband event.

Event Information
Barnes & Noble
Address: 4820 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93003
Telephone Number: (805) 339-0990


Photo Credit: Gilles Toucas

Ronn Moss was back on Twitter early this morning tweeting away to his nearly 40,000 followers.

“I want to make sure, without any doubt, that you guys all know how much I love you. Your support during this time and hopefully beyond is…Everything. I can’t say anything yet, but soon will explain. Hang in there with me, we have a wonderful new journey ahead of us. Try and not be sad, angry, disappointed,” Moss said over the course of several tweets. “It’s been a great run and all good things end eventually. As this door closes, others are opening I want u all to come with me through these new doors of opportunities and experience how cool it’s going to be. Have faith, b strong, I’m yours.”

In response to a fan, who tweeted him the below tribute video, Moss said, “Great clip. Thank you. Made me cry… New beginnings are happening all around us.” The video is a nearly 10 minute compilation of Moss’ work alongside Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) and the other “core four” (aka: original cast members) of “B&B,” which includes Moss, Lang, and Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester) and John McCook (Eric Forrester).

As previously reported, Moss is expected to tape his final scenes on Tuesday, August 14 after 25 years of portraying Ridge Forrester on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Although a final airdate has not been announced, viewers can last expect to see the actor on the soap sometime in September.



Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS

After word broke on Saturday, August 11, that Ronn Moss would be departing CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” after 25 short years portraying Ridge Forrester, the actor has broken his silence on Twitter.

When @MarciaHarris7 tweeted Moss and said, “u will regret your decision to leave the show..u can’t just throw away 25 years like that. .and what about us? We don’t matter?” the actor responded to the tweet with much appreciation, but also added a cryptic message. Moss’ tweet read, “You matter so much. More than you know. Will explain soon. Please be with us. We need you more than ever. All of you. Love.” The actor gave almost the exact same response to twitter follower @katka1979, who tweeted Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) and asked her to “please ask @Ronn_Moss or @devindevasquez [Moss' wife] if Ronn really leaves B&B. I dont want him to leave. I cry, am sad.” Moss replied to the tweet and said, “Try not to be sad. Will explain in a couple days. Hang in there with us. We love you guys.”

What Moss (@Ronn_Moss) may be alluding to by saying he’ll explain in a couple of days is that on Tuesday, August 14, he will tape his final episodes as a contracted cast member of the drama series. He may not be able to speak openly about his reasons for leaving until his contract cycle has expired. Additionally, when CBS renewed “The Bold and the Beautiful” in November 2010, it was only a two-year deal that carried the series on the network through the upcoming 2012-2013 television season. With budget cuts expected in order to ensure the show continues beyond this coming season, it’s only logical that some drastic measures have to be made – including the loss of a major star like Moss, who reportedly refused a cut in his salary, which is the primary reason for his departure according to Entertainment Weekly.

Photo Credit: Bell-Phillip Television

In a bit of irony, “The Bold and the Beautiful” is the only soap to increase its audience season to date (September 19, 2011 through August 5, 2012) in both households (2.4 vs 2.2) and Women 18-49 rating (1.1 vs 0.9) compared to the 2010-2011 television season (September 20, 2010 through September 18, 2011). Additionally, “B&B” went from a tie for fifth place (out of six soaps) in the key sales demo from the 2010-2011 season to a tie for second (out of four soaps) in the demo this season.



Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS

Hours after word broke that Ronn Moss would be departing “The Bold and the Beautiful,” fans of the CBS daytime drama series took to Twitter in order to share in their disappointment and they weren’t the only one’s. Moss’ on-screen partners Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) and Hunter Tylo (Taylor Forrester) also shared with fans their feelings over the sad news of Ridge Forrester’s (Moss) upcoming departure.

In a conversation with @itsjustdouglas, who hoped she was doing okay after learning Moss would be leaving, Tylo (@TaylorMade4U) stated she was “cool with whatever Ronn feels he wants to do. He definitely has his own mind and knows where he wants his life to take him!” Meanwhile, in response to @TriciaJones10, who informed her fellow Brooke and Ridge (aka: Bridge) fans of what happened and revealed “we are all crying together!” Kelly Lang (@KatherineKellyL) agreed and said, “I am crying too! I hate this!”



Photo Credit: Gilles Toucas

According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Tanner Stransky, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” is about to lose 25 year veteran Ronn Moss (Ridge Forrester) after a contract dispute between the actor and the soap opera over salary hit a snag. A rep for Bell-Phillip Television, which produces “B&B,” confirmed Moss’ exit to Weekly.

“Ronn has spent an amazing 25 years with ‘B&B,’” the rep for “B&B” said in a statement. “We will always consider him family, and we wish him only the best in all of his future endeavors.”

Moss will film his final episode on Tuesday, August 14, with his final airdate expected sometime in September.

Moss was expected to appear at Barnes & Nobles Ventura (4820 Telephone Road  Ventura, CA 93003) along with “Y&R” stars Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) and Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) on Saturday, August 18 for a book signing of “The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell” co-written by Soaps in Depth‘s Michael Maloney and Lee Phillip Bell. It is unclear at this time whether Moss will still be attending the event.

Since “The Bold and the Beautiful” debuted March 23, 1987 on CBS, only Moss, Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) and John McCook (Eric Forrester) have remained part of its core cast.



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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of July 30 – August 3, 2012

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

NOTE: DAYS did not air due to the Olympics

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,192,000 (-137,000/-557,000)
2. B&B 3,090,000 (+41,000/-17,000)
3. GH 2,264,000 (-168,000/-240,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.1/9 (-.1/-.3)
2. B&B 2.2/6 (same/same)
3. GH 1.7/5 (-.1/-.2)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 798,000 (-76,000/-193,000)
2. B&B 625,000 (-21,000/-33,000)
3. GH 553,000 (+2,000/-182,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.2/8 (-.2/-.3) <—– ties low
2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/same)
3. GH 0.9/5 (same/-.2)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.6 (-.1/-.1)
2. GH 0.5 (+.1/-.1)
3. B&B 0.4 (same/same)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 855,000 (-52,000/-194,000)
2. B&B 618,000 (-11,000/-28,000)
3. GH 460,000 (-45,000/-15,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,383,000
Tuesday: 2.2/2,984,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,305,000
Thursday: 2.1/3,107,000
Friday: 2.0/2,670,000

GH
Monday: 1.8/2,419,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,183,000
Wednesday: 1.6/2,273,000
Thursday: 1.7/2,348,000
Friday: 1.6/2,096,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.3/4,485,000
Tuesday: 3.2/4,310,000
Wednesday: 3.1/4,283,000
Thursday: 2.9/4,027,000
Friday: 2.8/3,854,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through August 5, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.4
3. DAYS 2.0
4. GH 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. B&B 1.1
2. GH 1.1
4. DAYS 1.0

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Ratings Report for the Week of July 23-27, 2012

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,329,000 (-60,000/-449,000)
2. B&B 3,049,000 (-91,000/+61,000)
3. DAYS 2,481,000 (+103,000/+31,000)
4. GH 2,432,000 (-13,000/-77,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (same/-.2)
2. B&B 2.2/7 (-.1/same)
3. DAYS 1.8/5 (+.1/+.1)
3. GH 1.8/5 (same/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 874,000 (+22,000/-87,000)
2. B&B 646,000 (+16,000/+58,000)
3. GH 551,000 (+4,000/-146,000)
4. DAYS 540,000 (+87,000/-133,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.4/9 (+.1/-.1)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/+.1)
3. GH 0.9/5 (same/-.2)
4. DAYS 0.8/5 (+.1/-.2)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7 (same/same)
2. DAYS 0.5 (+.1/-.1)
3. B&B 0.4 (same/same)
3. GH 0.4 (-.1/-.2)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 907,000 (+41,000/-125,000)
2. B&B 629,000 (-34,000/+36,000)
3. DAYS 529,000 (+11,000/-7,000)
4. GH 505,000 (+9,000/+59,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.5/3,571,000
Tuesday: 2.2/2,939,000
Wednesday: 2.2/2,986,000
Thursday: 2.1/2,832,000
Friday: 2.2/2,915,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,424,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,400,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,555,00
Thursday: 1.9/2,691,000
Friday: 1.7/2,334,000

GH
Monday: 1.8/2,302,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,325,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,380,000
Thursday: 1.9/2,646,000
Friday: 1.9/2,508,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.4/4,678,000
Tuesday: 3.2/4,275,000
Wednesday: 3.2/4,194,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,435,000
Friday: 3.0/4,065,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through July 29, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.4
3. DAYS 2.0
4. GH 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. B&B 1.1
2. GH 1.1
4. DAYS 1.0

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Ratings Report for the Week of July 16-20, 2012

NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings.  Thank you.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,389,000 (-13,000/-420,000)
2. B&B 3,140,000 (+75,000/+114,000)
3. GH 2,445,000 (+127,000/-177,000)
4. DAYS 2,378,000 (+148,000/+37,000)

Households
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (same/-.2)
2. B&B 2.3/7 (same/+.2)
3. GH 1.8/5 (+.1/-.1)
4. DAYS 1.7/5 (same/same)

Women 18-49 Viewers
1. Y&R 852,000 (+5,000/-149,000)
2. B&B 630,000 (+4,000/-36,000)
3. GH 547,000 (-10,000/-186,000)
4. DAYS 453,000 (+30,000/-173,000)

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.3/9 (same/-.2)
2. B&B 1.0/6 (same/same)
3. GH 0.9/5 (same/-.2)
4. DAYS 0.7/5 (same/-.2) <—— ties low (5th straight week)

Women 18-34 Rating
1. Y&R 0.7 (+.1/same)
2. GH 0.5 (+.1/-.1)
3. DAYS 0.4 (same/-.2)
3. B&B 0.4 (same/-.1)

Men 18+ Viewers
1. Y&R 948,000 (+17,000/-108,000)
2. B&B 663,000 (+51,000/+58,000)
3. DAYS 518,000 (+36,000/+46,000)
4. GH 496,000 (+71,000/+29,000)

Day-To-Day Ratings – HH/Total Viewers

B&B
Monday: 2.4/3,311,000
Tuesday: 2.1/2,744,000
Wednesday: 2.3/3,275,000
Thursday: 2.3/3,207,000
Friday: 2.3/3,227,000

DAYS
Monday: 1.8/2,519,000
Tuesday: 1.7/2,296,000
Wednesday: 1.8/2,404,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,361,000
Friday: 1.6/2,256,000

GH
Monday: 1.9/2,496,000
Tuesday: 1.8/2,399,000
Wednesday: 1.7/2,309,000
Thursday: 1.8/2,538,000
Friday: 1.8/2,483,000

Y&R
Monday: 3.3/4,643,000
Tuesday: 3.0/4,132,000
Wednesday: 3.3/4,604,000
Thursday: 3.3/4,468,000
Friday: 3.0/4,099,000

For the SEASON September 19, 2011 through July 15, 2012

Households
1. Y&R 3.5
2. B&B 2.4
3. DAYS 2.0
4. GH 1.9

Women 18-49 Rating
1. Y&R 1.5
2. B&B 1.1
2. GH 1.1
4. DAYS 1.0

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