In a late Sunday night press release, CBS Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Australia’s Network Ten for an undisclosed amount. The deal includes the core linear broadcast network TEN, digital terrestrial television channel (DTT) ELEVEN, which CBS already owned a 33 percent stake in, the DTT channel ONE and Network Ten’s rapidly growing digital platform, TENPLAY. The broadcaster is home to the Australian airings of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which filmed a number of episodes in the country earlier this year to coincide with its 30th anniversary.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” is once again headed outside of its CBS Television City based studio for a trip overseas as part of an upcoming location shoot. This time the world’s most watched soap is heading back to Australia for what looks to be a 30th anniversary trip down memory lane.
Although the episode isn’t scheduled to air until March, “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester) is opening up about playing herself on the Australian soap “Neighbours.”
As previously reported, the entire cast of the South African based SABC1 soap “Generations,” not to be confused with the American soap with the same name that aired on NBC, were fired following demands of better pay.
Retitled as “Generations: The Legacy,” producers kept their promise of replacing the cast with a new set of actors and stories as the series returned earlier this month with a story that brings the soap two years into the future.
Fans of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” are very vocal online and social media talking about wanting to see more of the veteran characters and actors of their favorite soap after claims that more attention is being given to the new actors and/or characters, but could they handle an entirely new cast of actors and the introduction of new characters all in one fell swoop? That’s what fans of the South African based SABC soap “Generations,” not to be confused with NBC’s “Generations,” will have to get used to. The show has fired its entire cast after they all refused to return to the Johannesburg studio, where the show is filmed, following demands of better pay, reports BBC News.
For the ninth consecutive year CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” received a nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards, which honors programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. “B&B” is nominated in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. To coincide with its nomination, the soap has announced the addition of Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer (ex- Kate Ramsay, “Neighbours”) to its cast in the newly created contract role of Ivy Forrester, who is the niece of patriarch Eric Forrester (John McCook).
Televisions most watched daily serialized drama series, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful,” will be heading back to Italy next month to film eight to ten future episodes over the course of five days in the southern Italian region of Puglia as well as in and around the Masseria San Domenico and Borgo Egnazia resorts. This marks the soaps fourth trip to Italy after Lake Como in 1997, Venice in 1999 and Portofino in 2002.