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.
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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Vies for Eighth Consecutive Worldwide Ratings Prize at 2013 Monte Carlo TV Festival
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL has received its eighth consecutive nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/ Soap Opera” category. Winning this award for the last seven years, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL remains the most watched series in the world, in its genre.
The 8th Annual TV Audience Awards category honors the programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2012 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 65 countries. The winners will be revealed at the 53nd Monte Carlo Television Festival Awards on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
Cast members Katherine Kelly Lang (“Brooke Logan”) and Don Diamont (“Bill Spencer, Jr.”) will attend the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, from June 9-13, 2013. The two actors are set to attend the Opening Gala and Closing Award Ceremonies, as well as television appearances, a contest winner luncheon and press days.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is hosting contest winners from Belgium and France, who will travel to the festival as part of their grand prize package, including a winner’s luncheon on Monday, June 10th, with the actors.
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:
“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