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  • ‘B&B’ and ‘Y&R’s’ Lee Phillip Bell To Be Honored at Accessories for Success Fashion Show

    Gilles Toucas
    Gilles Toucas
    The Guild of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) will soon be presenting its annual Accessories for Success Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, and Lee Phillip Bell — co-creator of “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” — is one of this year’s honorees! READ MORE
  • CBS’ ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Celebrates 27 Years On Air

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    Sean Smith/JPI Studios
    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. READ MORE
  • ON THE SET: Melody Thomas Scott Celebrates 35 Years at ‘Y&R’

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    Jeremy Fraser/LA Exposures
    Cast, crew, executives, and reporters gathered on the set of “The Young and the Restless” last week to celebrate Melody Thomas Scott’s 35th anniversary playing the legendary Nikki Reed. Her closest co-stars gave heartfelt words of congratulations to the actress, followed by an incredibly emotional speech from Scott herself. But don’t fret about not being able to take part in the special event: Soap Opera Network was there to capture every moment! READ MORE
  • Longtime ‘Y&R’ Castmember Doug Davidson Discusses Soap’s Spectacular 25 Year Streak as TV’s Number One Rated Daytime Drama!

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    Jill Johnson/JPI Studios; Cliff Lipson/CBS (insert)
    The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” have a major milestone to smile about: The CBS sudser has officially marked its 25 year anniversary of being the number one rated soap opera on national television! In honor of the very special occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with longtime castmember Doug Davidson (Paul Williams), who’s been with the show since 1978, to discuss the elements that have gone into keeping “Y&R” in the coveted top-notch position for so long. READ MORE
  • MONDAY: TVGN Presents ‘Who Shot The Daytime Soap?’ Featuring a Host of Daytime Legends and Talents (PROMO)

    TVGN
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    TVGN
    TVGN is proving why it's now the "the new way to watch soaps." With the network already picking up encore airing rights to "The Young and the Restless" this past summer, and "The Bold and the Beautiful" earlier this month, the network plans to provide soap fans with even more "soap" for their viewing pleasure courtesy of the new documentary, "Who Shot the Daytime Soap?" Airing Monday, December 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, preceded by airings of “B&B” at 6:30 PM ET/PT and “Y&R” at 7:00 PM ET/PT, the documentary tackles the history of daytime soap operas as told... READ MORE
  • Emmy Win Special: William J. Bell Biography Offered at Deep Discount

    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    In honor of the combined Emmy wins for “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” the e-book version of the popular biography “Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell: Creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful” is on sale! READ MORE
  • ‘Y&R’ and ‘Edge of Night’ Actress Maxine Stuart Dies

    Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Disney/ABC Television Group (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Longtime actress Maxine Stuart (Mary Anderson, “The Young and the Restless,” Grace O’Keefe, “Edge of Night,” Mrs. Dawson, “General Hospital”) died of natural causes in her Beverly Hills home on Thursday, June 6, reports her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell. READ MORE
  • William J. Bell Biography Now Available In Paperback

    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
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    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    You’ve no doubt devoured the hard cover version of The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell, the biography detailing William J. Bell, the late daytime legend, former talk show host and “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” creator, and now there’s a lighter version you can easily carry to the beach this summer! READ MORE
  • Bradley Bell on the Passing of Jeanne Cooper: ‘A True Artist and Legend’

    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    Bell-Phillip Television Productions (Top); Sony Pictures Television (Bottom)
    In a statement released after word spread on the passing of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor, "The Young and the Restless,"), Bradley P. Bell (executive producer, "The Bold and the Beautiful"), the son of the late William J. Bell, who co-created both "Y&R" and "B&B") with wife Lee Phillip Bell, said, "Jeanne Cooper - A genuine person, gifted performer, good friend to all. Never before and never again. A true artist and legend. She will be missed. My thoughts and my love are with her family." READ MORE
  • CENTER STAGE: ‘Y&R’s’ Daniel Goddard Goes Wedding Crazy!

    CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Sony Pictures Television
    CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Sony Pictures Television
    If you think you know everything there is to know about “The Young and the Restless’” sexy star, Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), you’d better think again! Soap Opera Network caught up with the actor during the sudser’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, and he let us in on a few secrets — including the fact that he’s a sucker for all things wedding! READ MORE