With its lineup consisting of soaps “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” game shows “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” and talker “The Talk,” CBS Daytime posted double-digit growth during the fourth quarter in viewers compared to the year-ago period, while each series was up or even in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. In fact, “Y&R” was first in both key women demos.
Fans love it when their show goes on location, but whatever happened to exterior shots – images of outdoor locations inserted before a scene takes place between characters – which were heavily utilized on “Passions,” the now defunct NBC and DirecTV daytime soap opera?
While SOAPnet’s “General Hospital: Night Shift” may have brought a modern exterior of the famed General Hospital in Port Charles to life via its opening credits, a variation of which was subsequently used by its parent series, “General Hospital,” CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” has remained the only current soap opera consistently utilizing the exterior concept in between scenes, at least until now. The network recently began bringing life to the homes of Genoa City’s most prominent citizens in episodes of “The Young and the Restless.”
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.
We’re guessing you’re sad that Christmas is over. So are we! But don’t fret, because there’s one more gift to come: New Year’s resolutions from some of your favorite “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” stars! Several of the sister sudser’s actors let Soap Opera Network in on the ways they hope to achieve perfection (or at least near perfection) in the year to come. And guess what? They also spilled the deets on how their characters should tackle 2014, as well! Read on for the fun, and happy New Year from Soap Opera Network!
When thinking of daytime dramas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” extreme drama, intrigue, love and romance probably come to mind. But how about comedy? Is laughter an important component within daytime dramas?
“Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna certainly thinks so. “When I was doing mostly theater, I watched a lot of daytime, because theater actors are like athletes: They sleep late, because they work nights, so they watch daytime television. And actually, I used to find a lot of humor in them,” he tells Soap Opera Network. “I like… when soap operas have characters who bring a lot of comedy to the show. Some of them are very, very good.”
But do the stars of CBS’ sudsers agree? We asked several if comedic scenes have a place within their intense dramas, and if so, how important is it to infuse comedy into the emotional roller coasters. Funny enough (no pun intended), they were all too happy to share that when it comes to comedy, there is no joking around!
It’s been quite some time since Soap Opera Network last brought its readers a weekly breakdown of what’s going to happen during the upcoming week of soaps. With our new sense of direction and focus as we get ready to enter a new year, and a new phase for the site, we thought it would be a great opportunity to get back into the previews game.
First things first, Soap Opera Network preview posts include the word “PreVUE” in their titles, which is our unique term for spoilers, previews, teasers, etc. This means that when you look for upcoming story for your favorite shows, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless,” and even some primetime shows, you should always expect the word “PreVUE” in the title. This helps clearly identity what the post is about and informs those not wishing to be spoiled to turn around and stop reading from that point forward. So, without further adieu, here’s a look at what’s going to happen this week (week of December 30, 2013 – January 2, 2014) in Los Angeles, Salem, Port Charles and Genoa City.
In an episode aptly titled “Dinner Party,” “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Darin Brooks (Wyatt Fuller) is returning to ABC’s “Super Fun Night” on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, which finds his character, Jason, and wife Jazmine (Ashley Tisdale), show up drunk to Jazmine’s sister’s dinner party.
Starring Rebel Wilson as Kimmie, Jazmine’s sister, Brooks first appeared on the show in the October 23 episode titled “Engagement Party,” when his character got engaged to Tisdale’s. This will mark the first time that the series refers to the couple as being married.
“Super Fun Night” airs Wednesdays at 9:30 PM ET/PT on ABC.
With a new year kicking things off next week, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” promises to bring a new beginning, new enemies and new surprises to the table for the rich and the fabulous Forresters, Spencers, Logans and Fullers. In a newly released promo, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Katie (Heather Tom) share a tender moment as the clock strikes 12, while Hope (Kim Matula) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) look to move on…together, and Donna (Jennifer Gareis) and Quinn (Rena Sofer) stand their ground as they prepare for battle.
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!
‘Twas the week of Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for all us! Soap Opera Network contacted soap actors with care, in hopes that responses soon would be there. Whether traveling, visiting family or just snuggling in bed, these “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” actors’ plans will dance in your head!