The Bold and the Beautiful
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|The Bold and the Beautiful|
Current B&B intertitle, used since July 2, 2004
|Creator(s)||William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell|
|Senior cast member(s)||Susan Flannery|
Katherine Kelly Lang
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||5,739|
(as of January 26, 2010)
|Executive producer(s)||Bradley Bell|
|Head writer(s)||Bradley Bell|
|Running time||30 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original run||March 23, 1987 – present|
The Bold and the Beautiful (often abbreviated to B&B) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It is currently the only American soap opera with a running time of 30 minutes, and the only one to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP technology for Spanish language viewers in the United States.
Set in Los Angeles, California, the show centers around the Forrester family and their fashion house business Forrester Creations. The program features an ensemble cast, headed by its longest-serving actors Susan Flannery as Stephanie Forrester, John McCook as Eric Forrester, Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan, and Ronn Moss as Ridge Forrester. B&B is also a sister show to the Bells' other soap opera The Young and the Restless, as several characters from each of the two shows have crossed over to the other since the early 1990s.
Since its premiere on March 23, 1987, the show has become the most-watched soap in the world with an audience of an estimated 26.2 million viewers. As of 2009, it continues to hold on to the second placed position in weekly Nielsen Ratings for daytime dramas. B&B has also won thirty-one Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Drama Series in 2009.
Plot and history
Background of the Forrester family
Stephanie Douglas, a strong-willed woman, daughter to a rich family, met her husband-to-be Eric Forrester, who aspired to become a fashion designer, while they both studied at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. The young lovers hurried to get married after Stephanie became pregnant. They moved to Los Angeles, California, where they established Forrester Creations, designing and producing upscale men and women's fashion, based on Eric's designing talent and Stephanie's financial funding. While winning international recognition, fame, and wealth with their work, the couple managed to raise four children in a happy and caring environment, including elder son Ridge, brother Thorne and younger sisters Kristen and Felicia. It was discovered years later, when the children were all adults, that Stephanie's elder son, Ridge, was actually the biological child of Massimo Marone.
Start and development of the series
The pilot episodes of the show focused on the preparations of the wedding of the Forrester's eldest son, Ridge, to Caroline Spencer, the daughter of the media mogul Bill Spencer. At this time Ridge has already become a fashion designer and vice president of Forrester Creations. Many media outlets throughout the world, from the big television networks to the most honorable newspapers, to the last gossip newspapers publicize their wedding, declaring it as "the wedding of the year in the fashion world." Thousands of women see the pictures of Ridge in the newspapers and speculate on the identity of the woman who has won the heart of the man who has, until recently, been a playboy, and who has refused to settle for one woman.
One of these women is a chemistry student named Brooke Logan, who comes from a working class family and who lives with her single mother Beth, her siblings Storm, Donna and Katie at a typical American home at the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles. In an ironic twist of fate, Beth was Eric's college girlfriend before he married Stephanie. Brooke's life soon became a key element in the series. Originally from a middle-class background, her love affair with Ridge set up much of the storyline beginning in the first season. Every so often, Ridge and Brooke reunite only to break up due to circumstances, and Ridge invariably finds comfort (in most cases, this would lead to marriage) with another love of his life Dr. Taylor Hayes. In addition, the rivalry between Ridge's mother Stephanie and Brooke has played a key role in the drama since its inception. Following one of her breakups with Ridge, Brooke married his father Eric, who was already divorced from Stephanie. Brooke gave birth to two of Eric's children. They eventually divorced and Eric reconciled with Stephanie. Likewise, Brooke and Ridge resumed their pattern of an on-again-off-again relationship, in-between Brooke's relationships with other men and Forrester family members, and Ridge's multiple reunions with Taylor.
For many years Spectra Fashions was Forrester's main rival, headed by Sally Spectra. Sally, a larger-than-life character with outrageous clothes and a sizable red coiffure, helmed both comedic and dramatic storylines, with the help of ditzy receptionist Darla Einstein and fashion designer Clarke Garrison. Though at first Sally and Stephanie Forrester were bitter enemies, in later years they developed a friendship; Sally even went to work at Forrester Creations after she finally made the decision to shut down her own company.
Sally's daughter Macy Alexander, a singer, underwent many traumas, most notably alcoholism. Having an on-again-off-again marriage to Thorne Forrester, whom she eventually lost to Brooke, Macy went abroad into hiding with her father Adam. After being discovered in Italy, Macy relocated back to Los Angeles where she reunited with Thorne Forrester before developing an interest in fellow recovering alcoholic, Deacon Sharpe, whom she married. Weeks later, Macy was gravely injured at a nightclub where she was headlining as a singer. She went into a coma and it was implied that her family pulled the plug off-camera.
In recent years, the Spectra family and friends have been supplanted by the introduction of Massimo Marone and his entourage. Marone, a billionaire shipping magnate who was a childhood friend of Stephanie dated her in college. They slept together once just before Stephanie first slept with Eric Forrester, and after forty-something years, a medical crisis revealed Massimo was Ridge's biological father. Shortly thereafter, Jacqueline Payne, a former lover of Massimo, arrived on scene and announced that her son, Dominick "Nick" Payne, a captain at Marone Industries, was also fathered by Massimo. Unlike Ridge, Nick wasn't a businessman and also changed his name to Marone.
Theme song and title sequence
The theme song of B&B, "High Upon This Love," was written by Jack Allocco and David Kurtz. A saxophone is played by well known saxophonist Eric Marienthal. From November 1998 to July 1999 in the United States, a vocal version of the theme song performed by Dionne Warwick was played during the end credits.
The title sequence for the first seventeen years was designed by Wayne Fitzgerald. It featured still photos of the show's current cast members interspersed with photos from fashion shoots. The sequence ends with a spool of pink fabric unrolling while the title "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL" in black 1920's style Huxley Vertical font zooms out the white area revealed by the roll (with the letters being from in a disarranged to a rearranged order). The theme tune was tweaked slightly through the years, and the cast photos were replaced occasionally.
On July 2, 2004, the theme was revamped to go along with a completely revamped title sequence, featuring a "B&B" monogram logo above the show's title and video headshots of the current contract players (accompanied by the character name and since 2005, the actor's name). Recurring actors are rarely added to the opening. Most of the cast members are dressed in either black or gray in these opening shots. Four versions are used, the full open with the cast video headshots, a shortened open with the cast video headshots, and two without the cast video headshots. Three out of the four title sequences open with a mock magazine cover which morphs into a photo shoot. The fourth open was added in December 2005 and is the shortest opener currently on B&B.
The show typically uses the traditional soap opera look, featuring constructed sets such as the Forrester Mansion, the Shady Marlin, and the Forrester Creations offices.
In recent times, the show has increased shooting on location, in the way fellow CBS soap Guiding Light did in its final two years. Many of the characters have taken trips to the fictional "Bikini Beach" which is actually a nearby California beach, and there have been scenes around the Forrester Creations building which appear to be shot somewhere on the CBS lot.
The Bold and the Beautiful broadcast history
- March 23, 1987–present: 1:30-2:00pm (12:30-1:00pm Central)
When it debuted, The Bold and the Beautiful replaced Capitol in the CBS Daytime lineup and also took its eighth place in the final year ratings (oddly enough, .4 ratings points ahead of Capitol, which it had replaced). However, B&B aired at 1:30 p.m. ET following The Young and the Restless, while canceled soap Capitol had aired an hour later at 2:30 pm ET. Initially CBS' lowest-rated soap, its numbers were still respectable (reflecting the strength and consistency of the CBS daytime lineup) and began to climb. By 1993, after a successful crossover involving villain Sheila Carter from Y&R, it had climbed to third. By the mid-to-late 1990s, following yet another crossover (this time involving Sheila's nemesis Lauren Fenmore) it moved up to second and since has consistently remained there.
Some CBS affiliates such as KFMB-TV in San Diego, WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, and KOTV in Tulsa, Oklahoma have moved the show to the morning in order to expand their local midday newscasts to an hour.
Throughout the 2000s, B&B and all the other remaining network daytime dramas have witnessed a steady erosion of viewers, mainly due to vastly altered viewing habits induced by cable networks and alternative genres such as reality, court shows, and talk shows on minor network affiliates.
The show has enjoyed success by focusing on telling stories involving the core Forrester family, in particular sticking to a core group of characters: Stephanie, Eric, Brooke, Ridge, Taylor, Thorne, Macy and in recent years, Nick. However, the show has been criticized at times for not having a well-developed "B" storyline and for, at times, overexposing the core characters. Unlike other US soaps currently on the air, it is not uncommon for B&B to devote entire shows or even a week's worth of shows to a single storyline.
The show has also been criticized for the sometimes breakneck speed in which it changes storylines, in particular with changes in romantic pairings. It is important to note that although the show is sometimes criticized for rapid changes, several leading soap critics, including Carolyn Hinsey, have lauded the show for knowing when a story isn't working, and changing or ending the story as a result (such as the 2003 romantic story involving Bridget and Ridge). It is, however, disconcerting that storylines are sometimes dropped without any kind of resolution.
Recasting is an ongoing fixture on the show. In the show's 20 year history, many characters have been played by two or more actors, often leading to a viewer backlash. One such instance was the 2004 recast of Bridget Forrester from Emmy-winner Jennifer Finnigan to relative newcomer Emily Harrison. Viewers did not adjust well to the new Bridget and Harrison was soon downgraded to recurring status. The mistake was rectified later that year when former The Young and the Restless star Ashley Jones stepped into the role. Jones has consistently remained with the show since. B&B has also had many other successful recasts, such as Winsor Harmon's Thorne Forrester, Lesli Kay's Felicia Forrester and Patrick Duffy's Stephen Logan. The recast of Rick Forrester from Emmy-winning Justin Torkildsen to ex-Days of our Lives star Kyle Lowder in 2007 met a mixed reaction from fans. It was announced in July 2007 that Nancy Sloan was being replaced by three-time Emmy winner Heather Tom; Tom is famous for portraying Victoria Newman on Y&R from 1991 - 2003. Tom is now on B&B as Katie Logan, the younger sister of Brooke and Donna Logan. Tom first aired on August 30, 2007. In December 2007, Tom, who had only signed a three-month deal initially, renewed her contract through 2011.
Near incestuous relationships
Finally, the relatively small cast has led to many romantic pairings and love triangles involving family members and in-laws. Some of the most controversial ones have been:
- The romantic attraction shared between Ridge and his former half-sister/stepdaughter Bridget (Eric and Brooke's daughter)
- The romantic attraction shared by Rick and his former half-nieces Phoebe and later Steffy and their mother Taylor.
Though the characters were not biologically related, this had not been established on the show until the 2001 reveal of Massimo being Ridge's biological father. Additionally, many of the show's storylines have featured siblings or a parent/child in love with and/or competing for the affections of the same character.
The character of Brooke has famously had romantic entanglements with several members of the same family:
- A long-running romance with Ridge Forrester, which has led to several marriages and son RJ (Ridge Jr.)
- A previous marriage to Nick. Nick was Brooke's fiance. After breaking up with Brooke he married her daughter Bridget. After miscarrying their child, Bridget let Nick go so that he could marry Brooke. Then it was revealed that it was a part of Bridget's plan to get Nick to get Brooke "out of his system". Of course it backfired. Since Nick has always loved Brooke.
- A previous marriage to Ridge's half-brother Thorne.
- A previous marriage to Thorne's father Eric, that produced two children (Rick and Bridget).
Taylor Hayes also had relationships with men belongs to same family, Ridge, Thorne and Eric Forrester. Her fling with Eric was brief though since Stephanie Douglas was already in Eric's bed when Taylor came to profess her love to Eric and spend the night together. She married Nick, Ridge's half brother. But it didn't last cause Nick was still in love with Brooke. She also had a relationship with Brooke's son Rick, her daughter's ex lover and first love. She dumped Rick to chase Ridge. Taylor had a one night stand with Brooke's father and she was involved with Brooke's brother, Storm Logan in the past.
Brooke is the mother of Jack, with Bridget's second husband Nick.
Current cast members
|Justin Baldoni||Graham Darros||2010–|
|Texas Battle||Marcus Forrester||2008–|
|Brandon Beemer||Owen Knight||2008–|
|Drew Tyler Bell||Thomas Forrester||2004–2006, 2007, 2008, 2009–|
|Sarah Joy Brown||Sandy Sommers||2009–|
|Zack Conroy||Oliver Jones||2010–|
|Don Diamont||Bill Spencer||2009–|
|Lesley-Anne Down||Jacqueline M. Knight||2003–|
|Susan Flannery||Stephanie Forrester||1987–|
|Jennifer Gareis||Donna Logan Forrester (#2)||2006–|
|Winsor Harmon||Thorne Forrester (#3)||1996–|
|Rick Hearst||Whipple Jones||2002, 2009–|
|Ashley Jones||Bridget Forrester Marone (#4)||2004–|
|Katherine Kelly Lang||Brooke Logan Forrester||1987–|
|Kyle Lowder||Rick Forrester (#4)||2007–|
|Kimberly Matula||Hope Logan||2010–|
|John McCook||Eric Forrester||1987–|
|Alley Mills||Pamela Douglas||2006, 2007, 2008, 2008–|
|Ronn Moss||Ridge Forrester||1987–|
|Aaron D. Spears||Justin Barber||2009–|
|Heather Tom||Katie Logan Spencer (#2)||2007–|
|Hunter Tylo||Dr. Taylor Hayes||1990–1994, 1994–2002, 2004, 2005–|
|Jack Wagner||Dominick Marone||2003–|
|Jacqueline MacInnes Wood||Steffy Forrester (#2)||2008–|
Recurring cast members
|Ian Buchanan||Dr. James Warwick|
|Jim J. Bullock||Serge|
|Andrew Collins||Jarrett Maxwell|
|Patrick Duffy||Stephen Logan|
|Bryan Genesse||Rocco Carner|
|Jacqueline Hahn||Dr. Caspary|
|Mykel Shannon Jenkins||Det. Charlie Baker|
|Lesli Kay||Felicia Forrester|
|Dan Martin||Lt. Brad Baker|
|Todd McKee||Jake Maclaine|
|Daniel McVicar||Clarke Garrison|
|Edward and James Nigbor||Jack Marone|
|Robin Riker||Beth Logan|
|Sean Whalen||Carl Ferret|
Deceased cast members
|Actor||Character||Date of Death|
|Michael Fox||Saul Feinberg||June 1, 1996|
|Lesley Woods||Helen Logan||August 2, 2003|
|Tim Choate||Tommy Bayland||September 24, 2004|
|James Doohan||Damon Warwick||July 20, 2005|
|Michelle Davison||Ruthanne Owens||April 2, 2006|
|Darlene Conley||Sally Spectra||January 14, 2007|
Notable former cast members
|Agnes Bruckner||Bridget Forrester (#1)||1997–1999|
|Sabrina Bryan||Alisa Cordova||2002|
|Kayla Ewell||Caitlin Ramirez||2004–2005|
|Jennifer Finnigan||Bridget Forrester (#2)||2000–2004|
|Joanna Johnson||Caroline Spencer|
|Lauren Koslow||Margo Maclaine Lynley||1987–1992, 2002|
|Lorenzo Lamas||Hector Ramirez||2004–2006|
|Mario Lopez||Dr. Christian Ramirez||2006|
|Lindsay Price||Michael Lai||1995–1997|
|Lark Voorhies||Jasmine Malone||1995–1996|
|Maitland Ward||Jessica Forrester||1994–1996|
|Chris Warren Jr.||Jimmy Ramirez||2004–2005|
|Ashley Tesoro||Kimberly Fairchild||1998–2001|
|Betty White||Ann Douglas||2006–2009|
|Jacob Young||Rick Forrester (#1)||1997-1999|
Notable celebrities who have appeared
- Bob Barker as himself - met with Amber Moore to discuss her new fashion line (2002)
- Stephanie Beacham as herself - appeared at the opening of Jackie M boutique (2004)
- Christopher Cazenove as himself - appeared at the opening of Jackie M boutique (2004)
- Kabir Bedi as Prince Omar Rashid (1994–1995) and briefly in 2005
- Phyllis Diller as Gladys Pope - made around 30 recurring appearances from 1995 to 2004
- Patrick Duffy as Stephen Logan #2 (2006–2008)
- Michael Clark Duncan - appeared in five episodes as Thorne's cellmate (1995)
- Fabio as himself - appeared in Sally's bachelorette party (1993) and in a dream sequence involving Sally (2002)
- Linda Gray as Priscilla Kelly (2004–2005)
- Tippi Hedren as Helen Maclaine (1990–1991)
- Charlton Heston as himself (1993)
- Mario Lopez as Dr. Christian Ramirez (2006)
- Joseph Marcell as Hudson (2003–2004)
- Constantine Maroulis as Constantine Parros (2007)
- Robin McGraw as herself (2009)
- Jon McLaughlin as himself - appeared in Constantine and Rick's BoldFace Challenge contest singing his song Beautiful Disaster (2007)
- Alley Mills as Pamela Douglas - signed for a contract role as Stephanie's sister (December 2006 – March 2007, November 2007 – December 2007 and March 2008 – present)
- Usher as Raymond - a friend of Amber Moore (1998)
- Dionne Warwick as herself - sang a ballad for Eric Forrester at the Cafe Russe by request of Lauren Fenmore (1998)
- Betty White as Ann Douglas - signed for ten episodes as Stephanie's long-lost mother in December 2006 and returned again in February, March, October and December 2007, August 2008, in October 2008 and then again in November 2009.
- Bryan White as himself - appeared and sang "So Much For Pretending" (1997)
There have been several crossovers between The Bold and the Beautiful and its sister show, The Young and the Restless:
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) was the first major character to cross over to ‘‘The Bold and the Beautiful’’. Sheila appeared on Young and the Restless from 1990-1992 (returning as a guest in 1993, 1994 and 1995), and again in 2005-2006. She was on ‘‘The Bold and the Beautiful’’ from 1992–1998, with shorter-lived stints in 2002 and 2003.
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Molly Carter (Marilyn Alex) appeared several times after her daughter, Sheila, was revealed to be living in Los Angeles.
- The Young and the Restless: Eric Forrester (John McCook) called Lauren from his office to invite her to Los Angeles.
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Brad Carlton (Don Diamont) crossed over to confront Sheila Carter about the photos of his tryst with Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman), fearing that he would lose custody of his daughter, Colleen, if they became public. Although Brad's threats were enough to make Sheila give up the photos, Lauren later discovered that there was still more evidence proving their affair.
- The Young and the Restless: Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) appeared on Y&R to inform Lauren of Sheila's marriage to Eric.
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Dr. Scott Grainger (Peter Barton) and Lauren Fenmore were vacationing on Catalina Island in November, where they were shocked to find Eric Forrester and Sheila Carter also on a romantic retreat. The character Scott Grainger died during this crossover, but not before he forgave Sheila for her past and begged Lauren not to reveal their history to Eric.
- The Young and the Restless: Eric Forrester (John McCook) appears at his office in Los Angeles to inform Sheila that Lauren will be coming to town.
- The Young and the Restless: James Warwick (Ian Buchanan) made a brief crossover when he called Lauren from Sheila's dungeon. Brad Carlton also makes an appearance.
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) crossed over to The Bold And The Beautiful, where she stayed until 1999, and briefly returned in 2002, 2004 and 2007. She had already appeared on the show several times prior to her becoming an actual cast member, mostly due to Sheila's crossover in 1992.
- The Young and the Restless: Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) crossed over to meet with Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) at his Newman Enterprises office in Genoa City, Wisconsin. In her effort to spice up the deal she's trying to work out, Brooke drops her jacket and reveals that she is wearing very little. Much to Victor's chagrin (and possible enjoyment), Brad Carlton (Don Diamont) and Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) walk in on the scene. (May 11, 1999)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) crossed over to meet with Eric Forrester (John McCook), Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss), and Thorne Forrester (Winsor Harmon). The Forresters were looking for a new scent to go along with Brooke's Bedroom Line, and though that Jabot Cosmetics could help.
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) appeared to meet with Brooke Logan Katherine Kelly Lang...and to make Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss) jealous. With prodding from Brooke, Victor agreed to kiss her, thus enraging Ridge and ruining his night out with Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester (Hunter Tylo). (January 25 – 28, 1999)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Lauren Fenmore (Tracey E. Bregman) received an angered phone call from the husband of her employee Jacqueline Payne Marone, who demanded to know if the two had really gone out drinking the night before like he was being told. Although she was caught off-guard, Lauren said they had, assuming Jacquie had a good reason for lying to her husband. In truth, Jacquie had told her husband this to help cover up her one night stand with Deacon Sharpe Sean Kanan. (May 17–20, 2004)
- Young and the Restless: Eric Forrester (John McCook) crossed over to warn Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) about Sheila Carter. (August 11, 2005)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: While eating lunch at the Café Russe in Los Angeles, Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) was approached by Massimo Marone (Joseph Mascolo). Massimo introduced her to friend Stephanie Douglas Forrester (Susan Flannery), the daughter of an old business acquaintance (John Douglas) belonging to Katherine. It was learned that Katherine was the actual owner of Forrester Creations, via the Stephanie Douglas Trust, which her associate’s daughter sought to reclaim from her estranged husband (Eric Forrester). With Katherine's blessing, Stephanie achieved her goal, leaving the grand dame of Genoa City free to focus on her numerous other assets. (October 31 – November 1, 2005)
- Young and the Restless: Eric Forrester (John McCook) crossed over to Genoa City, Wisconsin, a second time to attend the wedding of Michael Baldwin and Lauren Fenmore. (December 9, 2005)
- Lauren's mother, Joanna Manning (Susan Seaforth Hayes), appeared on both ‘‘The Bold and the Beautiful’’ and Young and the Restless (the latter in December to attend her daughter's wedding to Michael Baldwin).
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Lauren Fenmore appeared in January. (January 19–22, 2007)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) crossed over in early March when Eric Forrester put plans in motion to launch a fragrance line for his new fashion house, Forrester Originals. (March 9, 2007)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Traci (Beth Maitland), Ashley Abbott's sister, also appeared in March, while talking to her sister on the telephone. (March 20, 2007)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Abby Carlton (Darcy Rose Byrnes) joined Ashley in Los Angeles. (May 11, 2007)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Christine Blair (Lauralee Bell) arrived in Los Angeles in June to defend Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss) after he was arrested for the murder of Shane McGrath (Dax Griffin). Christine got the charges dropped after Rick Forrester's (Kyle Lowder) testimony. The Forresters thanked Christine and she returned to Genoa City. (June 12–21, 2007)
- Young and the Restless: Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), while at her office in Los Angeles, received a phone call from Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) regarding his wife, Amber Moore. Brooke filled Cane in on her history with Amber, leaving Cane with even more questions about his marriage. (July 5, 2007)
- Young and the Restless: Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) returned to visit her brother Jack Abbott and Victor Newman for the new year. (December 28, 2007 – January 3, 2008)
- Young and the Restless: Eric Forrester (John McCook) met with Jack Abbott in February about the magazine Restless Style at Forrester Creations. During that same trip to Los Angeles, Jack and his wife, Sharon Abbott (Sharon Case), paid a visit to Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Abby Carlton (Darcy Rose Byrnes). (February 26–28, 2008)
- Young and the Restless: In March, Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) and Felicia Forrester (Lesli Kay) flew to Genoa City for the launch of the magazine Restless Style. (March 25–26, 2008)
- Young and the Restless: Felicia Forrester (Lesli Kay) crossed over in April on recurring status. (Beginning April 8, 2008)
- Young and the Restless: Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) crossed over at the end of June to attend the wedding of Victor Newman and Sabrina Costelana. Her daughter with Victor, Abigail "Abby" Carlton, was also in attendance as a flower-girl. While back in Genoa City, Ashley was shocked to learn that Nikki Newman had beaten Victor to the punch; her brother, Jack Abbott, had allowed their former stepmother, Gloria Bardwell, to move into the pool-house; and that Jack and his wife, Sharon Abbott, were about to redecorate her childhood home. (June 19–23, 2008)
- Possible Connection
- The actor Robert Clary played Pierre Roulland on Y&R from 1973-1974 before playing Pierre Jourdan on B&B from 1990-1992. Whether or not the two characters are related is unknown.
There have also been crossovers with The Price Is Right.
- The Price Is Right: Bridget Forrester (Ashley Jones) makes an appearance during the Showcase to offer a contestant a spot as an extra for a segment. The contestant won the Showcase.
- Immediately after the contestant won, she was whisked away to Studio 31 for hair, makeup, and wardrobe before taping her segment.
- The Price Is Right: Bridget Forrester (Ashley Jones) makes an appearance during the Showcase to offer a contestant a spot as an extra for a segment. The contestant won the Showcase.
- The Price Is Right: Dominick Marone (Jack Wagner) interrupts taping of Price (which is taped in the Bob Barker Studio; B&B is taped next door in Studio 31) on March 6. Wagner talks to Carey about soap appearances and "crashes" the taping. At the end of the show, a Marone-themed Showcase is presented.
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Donna Logan (Jennifer Gareis) and Pam Douglas (Alley Mills) take a trip to The Price is Right in June, and to their surprise Donna becomes a contestant, ultimately winning both showcases.
- The Price Is Right: Dominick Marone (Jack Wagner) and Bridget Forrester (Ashley Jones) appear together on June 19 to model wedding attire during a special "Ultimate Wedding Shower" edition of The Price is Right.
Writing, producing and directing team
- March 23, 1987–1994: William J. Bell
- 1994–2002: Bradley Bell
- 2002–2004: Bradley Bell (head), John F. Smith (co-head)
- 2004–January 21, 2008: Bradley Bell
- January 22, 2008–February 4, 2008: Rhonda Friedman (due to WGA strike)
- February 5, 2008–April 15, 2008: Kay Alden
- April 16, 2008–present: Bradley Bell (head), Michael Minnis (co-head), Kay Alden (co-head)
Broadcasts outside the United States
- In Australia, B&B begain airing in 1988 on Network Ten. In 1996 it was removed from its original 1pm timeslot and began airing at 4.30pm. This was a controversial move as the late afternoon timeslot called for some episodes to be edited in order to retain a G classification. Despite this, B&B remained in the 4.30pm slot for the next 12 years. In December 2008, Australia became the first country outside of the Middle East to screen B&B in a primetime slot as Ten moved the show to 6pm. However on the 19th of January the show moved back to its 4:30 timeslot.
- In Austria, B&B does not air any longer, neither on ORF nor on ATV.
- In Belgium, B&B airs in on weekdays at 6.00pm on VijfTV. It is also available through Video On Demand, a world premiere, because of the popularity of the show in Flanders.
- In Belgium, B&B airs in on weekdays at 7.00pm on Digital One. At Saturday, Digital have 'De week van B&B' or 'The week of B&B' at 20.00 on Digital Hollywood. Its also available on Digital Just Missed
- In Botswana, B&B airs an episode from 10.20pm to 10.50pm weekdays on BTV.
- In Bulgaria, B&B airs in double episodes from 10.15 am to 11.00 am weekdays on BNT 1.The episodes are 3 years behind the USA.
- In Canada, B&B airs from 1:30pm to 2:00pm ET weekdays on CTV, simultaneously with CBS. It also airs in double episodes from 3.58pm to 4.52pm ET on weekdays in French on TVA, with the title Top modèles. The French episodes are 3–4 years behind the US.
- Czech Republic In the Czech republic, B&B airs in double episodes from 10.00 am to 11.00 weekdays on TV Prima.
- In Egypt, B&B airs on Dream 1 at 21:00, and on National Television 2 at 23.00
- In Falkland Islands B&B airs from Mondays to Fridays from 2:00pm to 2:30pm and omnibus Sundays afternoons at 12:00pm on Falkland Islands Television Service.
- In France, B&B airs an episode from 9.30am to 10.00am weekdays on France 2. Episodes are 2 years and 1 month behind the US.
- In Germany, B&B aired in double episodes from 11.15am to 12.00am weekdays on ZDF. The show got canceled in December 2008 due lack of episodes to air. A return is scheduled for March 2010.
- In Greece, B&B airs an episode from 3.30pm to 4.00pm weekdays on ERT3. Episodes are 9 months behind the US.
- In Israel, B&B airs from Sunday to Thursday at 6.10pm on yes stars Base/HOT family. The episodes are currently 5 months behind the US.
- In Italy, B&B airs from 1.40pm to 2.10pm weekdays on Canale 5. Episodes are 8 months behind the US. The title for the Italian edition is simply "Beautiful".
- In Jamaica,"B&B" was aired on Television Jamaica from Monday to Friday from 11:00pm to 11:30pm and rebroadcast Monday to Friday from 5:30am to 6:00am, it was 11 years was aired on TVJ behind the United States.
- In Luxembourg, B&B airs from 6.05pm to 6.30pm weekdays on RTL9.
- In Malaysia, B&B airs an episode from 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm weekdays on RTM2. Repeats everyday from 1.30am to 2.00am. It has previously aired on Star World
- In The Netherlands, B&B airs an episode from 4.45pm to 5.05pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on SBS6.
- In New Zealand, B&B no longer airs an episode from 2.30pm to 3pm weekdays on Prime Television as of 30 November 2009 when the last episode aired. It has previously aired on TV ONE, TV2 and Sky1.
- In Poland, B&B airs in double episodes weekdays from 4.00pm to 4.50pm on TVP1. Episodes are about 3 years behind the US.
- In Romania, B&B airs from 2:30pm to 3:00pm ET weekdays on Prima TV as "Dragoste si Putere" ("Love & Power"). Episodes are 2 years and 8 months behind the US.
- In Serbia, B&B aired briefly in 2006 on Fox; it used to air weekdays in double episodes from 6pm to 7pm. It was later moved to an early morning timeslot, and was canceled soon afterwards.
- In South Africa, B&B airs an episode from 6pm to 6.30pm weekdays on SABC1. Episodes are about 1 year behind that of the USA.
- In Sweden, B&B airs from 5.40 pm to 6.05 pm weekdays on TV4 Plus. Episodes are about 4 months behind that of the USA.
- In Switzerland, B&B airs an episode from 6.10pm to 6.35pm weekdays and is shown again on 8.50am to 9.10am the following day on TSR1. Episodes are about 1 year behind that of the USA.
- In Tuvalu,B&B airs on Mondays to Friday from 6:30pm to 7:00pm on Television Tuvalu.
- In the United Kingdom, B&B airs on Diva TV which currently airs two episodes weekdays at 7.00am, repeated twice - 11.00am and 5.00pm.
B&B in other languages
- Portuguese Malha de Intrigas
- Arabic الجريء و الجميلات
- Bulgarian Дързост и красота Episodes are air in 2007(Audacity and Beauty)
- Catalan Bellesa i poder
- Danish Glamour
- Czech Báječní a bohatí (Fabulous and Rich)
- Dutch Mooi en Meedogenloos (Beautiful and Ruthless)
- English The Bold and the Beautiful (In the USA, Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand)
- Estonian Vaprad ja ilusad
- Finnish Kauniit ja rohkeat
- French Amour, Gloire et Beauté (France) / Top Models (Belgium, Luxembourg & Switzerland) / Top Modèles (Quebec)
- German Reich und Schön (Rich and Beautiful) / Fashion Affairs in the 1. Season
- Greek Τόλμη και Γοητεία (Boldness and Charm)
- Hungarian Gazdagok és szépek
- Persian جسور و زیبا
- Hebrew היפים והאמיצים (The Beautiful and the Bold)
- Icelandic Glæstar vonir
- Italian Beautiful
- Japanese ボールド・アンド・ザ・ビューティフル
- Latvian Hameleonu rotaļas (Chameleons' games)
- Norwegian Glamour
- Polish Moda na sukces (Fashion for Success)
- Russian Дерзкие и красивые / The Audacious and Beautiful
- Serbian Одважни и лепи
- Spanish "Belleza y Poder" / "Los Forrester"
- Swedish Glamour (Sweden), De vackra och de djärva (Finland)
- Turkish Cesur ve Güzel
A "Fan Favorites" set has been released in Netherlands (region 2), France (region 2) and Australia (region 4).
While the Australian version is a 5-disc set, European versions are 3-disc set but with both English and local dubs.
A second "Fan Favorites" set has been released 2009 with most of the weddings.The French version is a 3-disc set with only French dub.
|Ep #||Content||Additional features||Release dates|
- 2009 "Outstanding Drama Series"
- 2004 "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget Forrester)
- 2003 "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester)
- 2003 "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget Forrester)
- 2002 "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester)
- 2002 "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" Jennifer Finnigan (Bridget Forrester Sharpe)
- 2001 "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" Justin Torkildsen (Rick Forrester)
- 2001 "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" Adrienne Frantz (Ambrosia Moore Forrester)
- 2000 "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester)
- 1997 "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" Ian Buchanan (Dr. James Warwick)
TV Soap Golden Boomerang Awards
- 2006 "Best Show" The Bold and the Beautiful
- 2006 "Best Actress" Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester Marone)
- 2006 "Best Actor" Jack Wagner (Dominick Marone)
- 2006 "Best Younger Actress" Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester Marone)
- 2006 "Best Supporting Actor" Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester)
- 2006 "Best Supporting Actress" Lesley-Anne Down (Jacqueline Payne Marone)
- List of cast members of The Bold and the Beautiful
- List of The Bold and the Beautiful characters
- Current characters of The Bold and the Beautiful
- List of weddings on the Bold and the Beauiful
- CBS Daytime
- ^ ""The World's Number One Show: CSI"". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/17/the-worlds-number-one-sho_n_107517.html. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
- ^ http://video.fnac.com/a2441414/Amour-gloire-et-beaute-Coffret-3-DVD-Best-of-William-J-Bell-DVD-Zone-2
- ^ http://www.memorabletv.com/new/bold-and-the-beautiful-fan-favourites-collection.html
- ^ http://www.mediadis.com/video/detail.asp?id=175095
- ^ http://video.fnac.com/a2534133/Amour-gloire-et-beaute-Coffret-3-DVD-Best-of-Volume-2-Katherine-Kelly-Lang-DVD-Zone-2
- The Bold and The Beautiful: The Official Website
- The Bold and The Beautiful at CBS.com
- The Bold and The Beautiful at CTV.ca