The Emmy®-Award Winning B&B Celebrates 27 Years on TV!
LOS ANGELES, CA…Sunday, March 23, 2014 will mark the 27th anniversary of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s (B&B) premiere on the CBS Television Network. This anniversary bringsB&B into the top ten list of the longest running scripted dramas broadcast on network television.
“Twenty-seven years on television is a wonderful accomplishment,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley Bell. “I work with an amazing ensemble of cast, production crew, writers and staff. I am grateful to CBS for their long standing commitment to "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL" and to CBS Daytime executives Angelica McDaniel and Margot Wain for their unwavering support. None of this would be possible if it were not for our fans whose loyalty and dedication to the show have allowed us to reach this incredible milestone.”
The only daytime drama set in a real, and not fictional location, B&B prides itself on setting the bar by frequently taking production out of the studio and on location. Spring 2014 marked the ninth international remote taken by B&B in the show’s 27 year-history, going to the UAE, Dubai and Abu Dhabi with original cast member Katherine Kelly Lang (“Brooke Logan”) as well as Don Diamont (“Bill Spencer”) and Thorsten Kaye (“Ridge Forrester”). Those episodes are set to air in late May and early June 2014. Previous international locations include Monaco, Puglia, Italy, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Sydney, Australia, Portofino, Italy, Venice, Italy, Lake Como, Italy and Barbados. Additionally, B&B has taped in numerous U.S. locations around Southern California, on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas and multiple times in Aspen, Colorado.
In June 2013, B&B received its eighth Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. In 2011,B&B received its third consecutive Emmy® award for “Outstanding Daytime Drama Series”. In 2010, Guinness World Records® named THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV.
The Bold and the Beautiful and Publisher Pan Macmillan Strike Book Deal
In an announcement sure to excite fans of the Forresters, Logans, and Spencers the world over, Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, will release a series of novellas based on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.
According to the most recent statistics and Guinness World Records®, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the world's most popular daytime TV soap opera. Since its first episode in 1987, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has won 52 Daytime Emmy® Awards and has established a daily viewership of 35 million globally.
The novellas, to be published simultaneously in print via Pan Macmillan and digitally via Momentum, will recount new love stories created through collaboration between established romance authors and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell. The first two titles, Forbidden Affair by Amy Andrews and Collision Course by Shannon Curtis, will be released in February 2014. The second two titles will follow in April.
"Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novels," said Bell. "This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL."
"Getting the opportunity to work with such a successful international brand as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and bring new stories to a global audience in print and digital is a hugely exciting experience for us all," said Joel Naoum from Momentum and Claire Craig from Pan Macmillan.
The deal comes as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL approaches its 7000th episode and 27th year on air.
B&B Is Delivering Its Largest Audience to Start a Season Since 2007
Last Week, the Daytime Drama Scored its Largest Weekly Audience in Nearly Five Years
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is delivering its largest audience to begin a season since 2007, according to Nielsen most current ratings.
Season-to-date, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is averaging 3.75 million viewers, its largest audience since the start of the 2007 season and highest women 18-49 (1.1/07) since the beginning of the 2009 season. In women 25-54 (1.5/09), THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is matching last season' start which was the best since the beginning of the 2009 television season.
Last week, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL delivered 3.80 million viewers, it largest weekly audience since the week ending Jan. 30, 2009, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Nov.8.
Season-to-date, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is up +12% in viewers, +10% in women 18-49 and matching last year's women 25-54 rating.
B&B Baby Girl!
The Bold and the Beautiful star and Emmy® award-winning actor Jacob Young and his wife, Christen Young, welcomed their daughter Molly Lynn early this morning in Torrance, California. This is the second child for the couple who has been married since 2007.
Molly weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. Molly, Christen, Jacob, and the couple's four-year-old son Luke, are all happy and healthy.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL FASHION SHOW
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CBS LAUNCHES DAYTIME'S FIRST SYNCED SECOND-SCREEN EXPERIENCE WITH "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL" ON THE CBS CONNECT iPAD APP
Dig Deeper into Storylines, Learn More about Iconic Characters, Go Behind the Scenes and More
Fans of CBS's THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL can now experience the show in an entirely new dimension with an interactive second-screen experience that syncs in real-time to the show's broadcast and serves up interesting quizzes, polls, trivia and more.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL experience – which launches today on the CBS Connect App – marks the first synced second-screen experience for any daytime television program on network TV. The app lets THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL fans dig deeper into the show's main storylines, learn more about the Forrester, Logan and Spencer families, and discover more about the actors who portray the iconic characters.
While fans watch the show live on their local CBS station, on-demand or via their DVR, the CBS Connect app's sync function pinpoints which episode is being watched and tailors the experience accordingly. For instance, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL experience will offer fans:
- Unique slideshows offering contextual historical moments, such as Brooke's past lovers
- Interactive polls, such as: "Is Liam too immature to be in a relationship with Hope?"
- Tidbits like the name of the real-life designer whose gowns serve as props for Forrester Creations' dresses (spoiler alert: Monique Lhuiller)
- Behind-the-scenes access to the show's famous sets
- Makeup tips from the show's stars (spoiler alert: Katherine Kelly Lang's favorite go-to lip gloss is Mac's Viva Glam 5)
- The ability to interact with other fans, the show's stars and creative talent via Twitter
"The release of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL synched second screen app is exciting news for CBS Daytime and our audience," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. "The app marks a first for any daytime television program on network TV and most importantly enhances our fans' TV-viewing experience, offering them a deeper connection with the characters and content of each episode."
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL's synced second-screen experience joins the CBS Connect app's existing roster of second-screen features for CBS Television shows including CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and NCIS: LOS ANGELES. The CBS Connect App is free and available for download from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cbs-connect/id580706786?mt=8