- The Bold and the Beautiful
The Bold and the Beautiful Genre Soap opera Created by William J. Bell
Lee Philip Bell
Written by Bradley Bell
Starring Ronn Moss
Katherine Kelly Lang
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
Aaron D. Spears
Theme music composer Jack Allocco
Opening theme "High Upon This Love"
by Jack Allocco and David Kurtz
Country of origin United States Language(s) English
No. of seasons 25 No. of episodes 6200 (as of November 18 2011) Production Executive producer(s) Bradley Bell Location(s) CBS Television City
Running time 30 minutes (1987-present) Distributor Bell Phillip Television Productions Inc. Broadcast Original channel CBS Picture format 480i (SDTV) (1987–2011)
1080i (HDTV) (2011-present)
Audio format Stereo Original run March 23, 1987– present External links Website
Set in Los Angeles, California, the show centers upon 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, Ronn Moss as Ridge Forrester also known as the core four. The Bold and the Beautiful 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, and its title derived from Y&R.
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 2010, it continues to hold on to the second-placed position in weekly Nielsen Ratings for daytime dramas. The Bold and the Beautiful has also won 31 Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Drama Series in 2009 and again in 2010, as well as in 2011.
It is the youngest soap opera to be airing in America.
- 1 Premise
- 2 Production
- 3 Cast and crew
- 4 Impact
- 5 Distribution
- 6 Crossovers
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Set in Los Angeles, California, The Bold and the Beautiful centers around the Forrester family and their fashion house business Forrester Creations. 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 (Stephanie Forrester) 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 in a typical American home in 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 year. 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 divorced Stephanie to do so. 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 relationship s with other men and Forrester family members, and Ridge's multiple reunions with Taylor. Eric eventually married Donna Logan and legally adopted her son Marcus but they later divorced due to their family's bitter history. Felicia and Kristen have chosen to venture their own paths leaving the family company to be ran by Ridge, Thorne, Rick, Marcus,and their families.
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, who fathered CJ Garrison, Sally's son. 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 took the surname Marone.
In 1986, CBS was on the hunt to replace Capitol, and contacted several writers and producers for proposals. Paul Rauch created Grosse Pointe as a replacement. During her absence from Ryan's Hope, Michael Brockman, former President of CBS Daytime, asked Claire Labine to develop a new serial in 1986. Her proposal was entitled 'Celebration' but never made it to the air. Had it been greenlit, Jane Greenstein would have been Assistant to the Head Writer like she was on General Hospital. William J. Bell created The Bold and the Beautiful, which was originally titled Rags.
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. Like other soap operas, B&B is usually taped 3-4 weeks in advance. 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 lot or inside of CBS Television City. B&B has been shot at Stage 31 At Television City for its entire run so far. 
Theme song and title sequence
"High Upon This Love," the theme song of The Bold and the Beautiful, was written by Jack Allocco and David Kurtz and features a prominent saxophone sample played by 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 and featured still photos of the show's current cast members interspersed with photos from fashion shoots, and scenes of Los Angeles; the theme tune was updated in 2001, and the cast photos were replaced occasionally. On July 2, 2004, the theme was revamped to go along with a completely revamped title sequence, a photo shoot feature a photographer and model along with video headshots of the current contract players. Upon the new opening the headshots displayed the character names only at first, but would list their real names later on. On February 21, 2011, the opening and theme music was revamped again; a collaboration between Bell-Philip Productions and CBS Digital, the opening is a CGI fashion show featuring models and the contracted cast members (also listing the players real and character names) who appear grouped by certain cores in the sequences and positioned throughout the room. The sequence was subtly updated on September 7, 2011 to accommodate the show's transition to high definition (the sequence was already shot in HD; the show still remained in standard definition).
Cast and crew
Controversy and criticisms
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, Logan's sister, Amber, Bridget, Bill Jr, Jackie and 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 The Bold and the Beautiful 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 story lines, in particular with changes in romantic pairings. 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 Bridget and Ridge's romance in 2003).
Recasting is an ongoing fixture on the show. In the show's 23 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. The Bold and the Beautiful 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 two-time Emmy winner Heather Tom; Tom is famous for portraying Victoria Newman on Y&R from 1991–2003. Tom is now on The Bold and the Beautiful 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
The relatively small cast has led to many romantic pairings and love triangles involving family members and in-laws. Additionally, many of the show's story lines have featured siblings or a parent/child in love with and/or competing for the affections of the same character.
Though the characters were not biologically related, this was not known until 2001 when it was discovered that Ridge Forrester was fathered by Massimo Marone. Prior to 2001, Ridge was thought to have been fathered by Eric Forrester.
Some of the most controversial examples:
- The romantic attraction between Ridge Forrester and Bridget Forrester, who, at the time of her birth, was thought to be his daughter but was later proven to be Eric's daughter (after a blood test switch by Sheila Carter). Bridget was also thought to be Ridge's half-sister and was his step-daughter when Ridge was married to her mother Brooke Logan.
- The romantic attraction between Rick Forrester and each of Ridge's daughters Phoebe Forrester and Steffy Forrester as well as a relationship with their mother, and Ridge's ex-wife, Taylor Hamilton. All three relationships were part of Rick's plan of revenge against Ridge.
- Stephanie Forrester had a fling with her daughter's fiancee, and later husband, Clark Garrison.
- Taylor Hayes' relationships with Storm Logan, Stephen Logan and Rick Forrester who were each related to Brooke Logan.
- Many members of the Forrester family and the Marone family greatly opposed the relationship between Ridge and Bridget Forrester calling it "wrong" or "inappropriate." The same people, however, saw nothing wrong with Rick Forrester becoming romantically involved with Ridge's daughters Phoebe Forrester and Steffy Forrester.
The character Brooke Logan has famously had romantic entanglements with three men of the Forrester family:
- A long-running romance with Ridge Forrester, which has led to several marriages and their son Ridge Forrester, Jr.
- A previous marriage to Ridge's half brother Nick Marone. After breaking off his engagement with Brooke, Nick 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 for Nick to get Brooke "out of his system." Of course, it backfired, since Nick has always been in love with Brooke. Nick also had a brief relationship with Bridget's aunt, and Brooke's sister, Katie Logan.
- A previous marriage to Grant Chambers, whom her son Rick Forrester would shoot in 1997, causing Grant to divorce Brooke and immediately get involved with Macy Alexander before he died of cancer in 1998.
- A previous marriage to Ridge's half-brother Thorne Forrester.
- A previous marriage to Eric Forrester, that produced two children Rick Forrester and Bridget Forrester.
In addition, Brooke had an affair with her daughter, Bridget's first husband, Deacon Sharpe, which produced Brooke's daughter Hope Logan. The affair between Deacon and Brooke lasted nearly a year. The affair between Eric and her began with Eric sleeping with an already barely conscious, tipsy Brooke, who called out Ridge's name in her sleep. Eric misinterpreted and slept with her while she was in this state. Ridge also slept with Brooke when she was drugged and unconscious while she was dating Nick. Brooke also accidentally slept with Hope's first boyfriend Oliver Jones while they were wearing masks at a masquerade party. Brooke was also engaged to James Warwick in 1994. Most of Brooke's relationships have been Forrester/Marone (both Marones and Forresters are intermingled since Ridge is really a Marone) men. The misunderstanding comes from the fact that Brooke has married the same men in the one family more than one time. Ridge she's married approximately 4–5 times, Eric 3 times, Grant one time, Nick one time, and Thorne one time. So in other words Brooke has married her same ex's who she's had a prior relationship with over and over again. These are the several marriages and sexual relationships the viewers are primarily referring to.
Nominated for over two hundred prizes and accolades since its debut, the series has won several awards over the years, including the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series thrice, once in 2009 and again in the years of 2010 and 2011. The writing team also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing in 2010. Susan Flannery has personally won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series on three separate occasions.
Upon its debuted as the replacement of former soap opera Capitol in the CBS Daytime lineup, The Bold and the Beautiful ended eighth in the final year ratings. Initially CBS' lowest-rated soap, its numbers were still respectable and began to climb. By 1993, after a successful crossover involving villain Sheila Carter from The Young and the Restless, it had climbed to third. By the mid-to-late 1990s, following yet another crossover, it moved up to second and since has consistently remained there. Throughout the 2000s, The Bold and the Beautiful 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.
It is currently the only American soap opera since the cancellation of Port Charles with a running time of 30 minutes and the only remaining American soap broadcasting in the 4:3 standard definition picture format.
Country / Region Network(s) Aired as Albania TV Klan Beautiful Australia Network Ten — Austria ATV, ORF Reich und Schön Belgium Digital One, RTL-TVI, VT4 Top Models, Mooi & Meedogenloos Botswana BTV — Bulgaria BNT 1 Дързост и красота Canada CTV, TVA The Bold and the Beautiful, Top Modèles Czech Republic TV Prima Báječní a bohatí Denmark Kanal 4 Glamour Egypt Dream 1, NT2 — Estonia TV3 Vaprad ja ilusad Finland MTV3 Kauniit ja rohkeat France France 2 Amour, Gloire et Beauté Germany RTL, ZDF Reich und Schön Greece ERT3 Τόλμη και Γοητεία Iceland Stöð 2 Glæstar vonir India Star World — Israel Yes Stars Base, HOT family היפים והאמיצים Italy Canale 5 Beautiful Jamaica TVJ — Kenya KBC — Luxembourg RTL9 — Country / Region Network(s) Aired as Malaysia 8TV, Star World, TV2 — Morocco 2M TV Top Models Netherlands SBS6, RTL 8 — New Zealand Prime, Sky1, TV One, TV2 — Norway TV Norge Glamour Pakistan Filmax — Philippines STAR World — Poland TVP1 Moda na sukces Portugal RTP1 Malha de Intrigas Romania Prima TV Dragoste si Putere Serbia Fox Одважни и лепи Sri Lanka STAR World — South Africa SABC1 The Bold and the Beautiful Sweden Sjuan Glamour Switzerland TSR1 Top Models Thailand Star World — Trinidad and Tobago CCN TV6 The Bold and the Beautiful Tuvalu Television Tuvalu — United Arab Emirates Dubai One — Vietnam Vietnam 24H, VTV1 — Latvia LTV1 Hameleonu Rotaļas
DVD name Episodes Box set release dates Region 2 Region 4 Fan Favorites Collection 21 September 3, 2008 November 19, 2008 Best of Weddings 25 March 11, 2009 April 1, 2009 Most Shocking Moments 25 N/A October 2010 Catfights and Brawls 25 N/A December 2010 The Best of Brooke, Ridge & Taylor 25 N/A March 2011
In addition to that the series is released from the very beginning in Germany and Sweden. All DVD sets contain 25 episodes. The first Box was released on April 29, 2011 in Germany. Sweden will follow with it's release on November 23, 2011. In the meantime, a release for the second Box in Germany was set for October 14, 2011. The company Fernsehjuwelen further announced a release for the third Box for February 17, 2012 and named for the forth Box April 27, 2012 as the release date.
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 The Young and the Restless from 1990–1992 (returning as a guest in 1993, 1994, and 1995), and again from 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.
- 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 thought 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)
- The 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)
- The 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 The 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)
- The 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)
- The 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)
- The 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)
- The 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)
- The Young and the Restless: Felicia Forrester (Lesli Kay) crossed over in April on recurring status. (April 8, 2008-August 2008)
- The 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)
- The Bold and the Beautiful: Ryder Callahan (Wilson Bethel), who is Shelia Carter's son with Tom Fisher could possibly cross over for an extended run in the Fall of 2011.
- Possible Connection
- The actor Robert Clary played Pierre Roulland on Y&R from 1973–1974 before playing Pierre Jourdan on The Bold and the Beautiful 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; The Bold and the Beautiful 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.
- The Price Is Right: A contestant on the March 2011 Ultimate Spring Break episode wins a walk-on role as an extra; that episode airs April 19.
- The Price Is Right: Thomas Forrester (Adam Gregory) models wedding attire for the Ultimate Wedding Shower episode along with show model Rachel Reynolds. The wedding attire is a prize on this episode.
- List of The Bold and the Beautiful cast members
- List of The Bold and the Beautiful characters
- List of current The Bold and the Beautiful characters
- List of weddings on The Bold and the Beautiful
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The Bold and the Beautiful Current charactersJustin Barber · Pamela Douglas · Brooke Logan Forrester · Donna Logan Barber · Eric Forrester · Marcus Forrester · Rick Forrester · Ridge Forrester · Steffy Forrester · Stephanie Forrester · Thomas Forrester · Dr. Taylor Hayes Jones · Oliver Jones · Whipple Jones · Hope Logan · Jacqueline M. Knight · Owen Knight · Dominick Marone · Amber Moore · Bill Spencer · Katie Logan Spencer · Liam Spencer Recurring characters Notable previous
charactersAshley Abbott · Adam Alexander · Macy Alexander · Lauren Fenmore Baldwin · Sheila Carter · Dante Damiano · Morgan DeWitt · Antonio Dominguez · Kristen Dominguez · Caroline Spencer Forrester · Darla Forrester · Felicia Forrester · Phoebe Forrester · C.J. Garrison · Agnes Jones · Samantha Kelly · Beth Logan · Storm Logan · Margo Lynley · Massimo Marone · Hector Ramirez · Deacon Sharpe · Sally Spectra · Bill Spencer, Sr. · Karen Spencer · Dr. James Warwick
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- Same Name (since 2011)
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