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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CBS Daytime has released a steamy new promo highlighting “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Adam Gregory, Jacob Young, Scott Clifton, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Zack Conroy and Texas Battle. Noticeably absent was Darin Brooks, but we can attribute that to the promo having been shot in March.

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Gilles Toucas

Gilles Toucas

Quite a few familiar faces will resurface on “The Bold and the Beautiful” next week:

Aaron D. Spears returns as Justin on Friday, April 19. He was last seen on January 7.

Zack Conroy and Todd McKee are back as Oliver and Jake on Wednesday, April 17. They were both last seen on March 15. Look for Conroy and his character to also crossover to Genoa City this May.

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Gilles Toucas

Gilles Toucas

A CBS spokesperson has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Zack Conroy (Oliver Jones) will crossover to “The Young and the Restless” for two episodes beginning with the Tuesday, May 21 episode. Conroy will begin filming his May sweeps ending stint in the coming weeks. The news was first reported by Daytime Confidential.

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Gilles Toucas

Gilles Toucas

You can expect to see three familiar male faces pop in on “The Bold and the Beautiful” this week:

  • Winsor Harmon returns as “Thorne” on Wednesday, March 13. He was last seen January 15.
  • Todd McKee reprises his role as “Jake” on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15. He was last seen on July 12, 2012.
  • After two weeks off, Zack Conroy is back as “Oliver” on the Friday, March 15 episode.


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Back in March of 2011, Carlos Pelz, a former hairstylist of CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” filed a lawsuit against CBS Television, Bell-Phillip Television Productions and “B&B” senior supervisors Ron Weaver and Jody Lawrence-Miller, claiming defamation after learning of a March 2010 internal memo that cited him as “lazy, ambivalent, produced poor-quality work, was incompetent and was unfit to continue as ‘key’ hairstylist for the show,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Last week, Pelz lost his case after the overseeing judge dismissed his claims on summary judgment.

Pelz, who won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series in 2009 and 2010 for his work on the show, claimed “libel, emotional distress, anxiety, embarrassment, shame and humiliation” as grounds for the lawsuit. He added that his consecutive Emmy wins proved he produced quality work. Unfortunately, the judge did not agree and sided with CBS, which stated in its defense that the internal memo was privileged communication under a portion of California Civil Code (§47 c).

“Although Plaintiff presents evidence that multiple other employees thought highly of Plaintiff, this evidence does not undercut the testimony showing that Lawrence-Weaver was reasonable in relying on other sources of evidence showing that Plaintiff’s job performance was subpar,” the judge said in his ruling.

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“This is a victory for California employers, who should not be deterred by the threat of defamation lawsuits from criticizing employees’ performance if they have a reasonable basis for doing so,” said Jeremiah Reynolds, one of the lawyers representing the defendants, in a statement.

Pelz worked at “The Bold and the Beautiful” for 22-years as a hairstylist (1988-2010), according to his IMDb page.

Earlier this year, CBS won another case brought against “The Bold and the Beautiful” when New York’s infamous “The Naked Cowboy” claimed the show infringed on his trademarked brand after featuring the character Oliver Jones (Zack Conroy) in a pair of briefs and a cowboy hat, while playing the guitar, in scenes that aired in 2010.









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