The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and broadcast on CBS. It debuted on March 23, 1987, as a sister show to the Bells’ other soap opera, The Young and the Restless; since the early 1990s, some characters from one show have crossed over to the other. The Forrester family and their high fashion business in Los Angeles, California, are the main focus of the sitcom.
Is B&B Release Date Back?
The Bold and the Beautiful, which has been back in production for more than two weeks, has set a date for the premiere of brand-new episodes taped during the epidemic. On July 20, the CBS soap will return to its original content.
Tanner Novlan will play Steffy’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) doctor and romantic interest, John “Finn” Finnegan, while Delon de Metz will portray Eric Forrester’s (John McCook) grandson, Zende Forrester Dominguez, in the new episodes.
This marks the return of the character Zende to The Bold and the Beautiful. Daniel E. Smith originated the role in 2001, while Rome Flynn most recently portrayed it from 2015 to 2017. On July 23, Novlan will make his debut. De Metz’s debut episode air date is TBD.
All About The Bold and the Beautiful
This soap opera is set in the glitzy Los Angeles fashion sector and focuses on the wealthy and powerful Forrester family. Its firm, Forrester Creations, is the fashion industry’s leader. With the addition of competitive enterprises and families, you have a typical scenario.
- Premiere: March 23, 1987
- Produced by: Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc.
- Executive Producer/Head Writer: Bradley P. Bell
- Supervising Producer: Edward J. Scott
- Supervising Producer: Casey Kasprzyk
- Producer: Cynthia J. Popp
- Producer: Mark Pinciotti
- Line Producer: Ann Willmott
- Directors: Michael Stich and Cynthia J. Popp
- Created by: William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell
- Co-Head Writer: Michael Minnis
- Story Consultant: Patrick Mulcahey
- Writers: Rex M. Best, Shannon Bradley, Adam Dusevoir, Tracey Ann Kelly, Patrick Mulcahey, Mark Pinciotti, John F. Smith, Michele Val Jean
- Director of Special Projects/Long-Term Story Consultant: Lee Phillip Bell
Following stringent COVID-19 safety measures, The Bold and the Beautiful became the first U.S. broadcast series to return to production on stage on June 16. The show-stopped filming after one day so that the testing process could be changed because, as the producers said, there were “many false positives.”
The Bold and the Beautiful resumed shooting on June 24 after moving to a new lab and has been filming ever since. Among the measures is the use of performers’ real-life partners in romantic scenes as stand-ins.
Along with sister CBS daytime soap The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful had around 4-6 weeks of episodes completed prior to the March 17 production shutdown.
The last original episode aired in April, and on April 27, both shows began broadcasting themed weeks of repeat episodes. The Young and the Restless will start production; ABC’s General Hospital will resume taping the week of July 20, and NBC’s Days Of Our Lives will return to the stage on September 1.