“The Bold and the Beautiful” is the first American scripted television series to resume production after getting the go-ahead last month by public health officials and the Hollywood unions, and now it’ll be first to air brand new episodes in a COVID-19 world when originals begin airing again on Monday, July 20.
Joining the show’s cast will be daytime newcomers Tanner Novlan and Delon de Metz. The former will play John “Finn” Finnegan, Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) doctor, while the latter will play a recast Zende Forrester Dominguez, Eric Forrester’s (John McCook) grandson. The role was most recently played by Rome Flynn (“How to Get Away with Murder”). Novlan debuts on Thursday, July 23. A first airdate for de Metz will be announced at a later date.
The first episode back catches viewers up on what’s been going on in the lives of the Forresters, Spencers and all of the other denizens of the fictionalized iteration of Los Angeles. Look for Katie (Heather Tom) to fill in Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) on how Quinn (Rena Sofer) sabotaged Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) reunion party. Then, Zoe (Kiara Barnes) and Carter discuss her whirlwind romance with Thomas (Matthew Atkinson), and how he was exposed for his manipulations and lies at their wedding, and how Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton) were able to overcome everything and reunite. Finally, Zoe and Carter learn about Sally’s (Courtney Hope) illness and what Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and Flo (Katrina Bowden) did when they found out.
Later in the week, the drama unfolds when Steffy seeks out some quality “me” time only to find herself in an accident, requiring immediate medical attention. Enter Dr. Finnegan.
“B&B’s” return to originals means that the final repeat episode of the daytime drama series will air on Friday, July 17. The last original episode taped before production shutdown in March due to COVID-19 aired on Thursday, April 23, forcing the soap to air three straight months of reruns.