‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Celebrates 35th Anniversary With 2-Year Renewal
What better way to celebrate a milestone than to know the show isn’t going anywhere anytime soon?
Ahead of The Bold and the Beautiful‘s 35th anniversary (Wednesday, March 23), the drama has been renewed for two more year through its 37th season. It premiered in 1987 and has since won 100 Daytime Emmys (with 306 nominations) and is the most-watched U.S. produced daytime drama in the world.
“For 35 years, The Bold and the Beautiful has been a cornerstone of our #1 daytime lineup,” Margot Wain, senior vice president, daytime programs, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. “Congratulations to our talented cast and crew, as well as Bradley Bell, who have made this show a creative and ratings success, and thank you to B&B’s dedicated fans, whose passion for these characters and stories is unrivaled.”
The series was created by the late William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, and their son Bradley has served as writer and executive producer since 1992. It features two original cast members: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and John McCook (Eric Forrester).
“35 years ago, I would have never imagined what was in store,” Bradley P. Bell added. “Since our premiere in 1987, it’s been a fantastic journey and incredible experience for all of us. We would not be here if not for the invaluable support of CBS and our millions of fans around the globe for their loyalty and support.”
On Thursday, March 24, a special standalone episode dedicated to Brooke Logan and five of her true loves will air. Fan favorites and former cast members Jack Wagner (Nick Marone from 2003 to 2012) and Winsor Harmon (Thorne Forrester from 1996 to 2016) return. McCook, Don Diamont (Bill Spencer), and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester) are also featured.
Over its 35 years, there have been 8,734 episodes, 393,750 pages of dialogue memorized by the cast, 100 weddings (including ones canceled and interrupted), and 23 babies born on screen.
The Bold and the Beautiful, Weekdays, 1:30/12:30c, CBS