The Bold and the Beautiful
abbreviated to B&B
) is an American
television soap opera
created by William
J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS
currently the only American soap opera with a running time of 30
minutes, and the only one to simulcast in French utilizing SAP technology for French viewers in
the United States.
Angeles, California, the show centers around the Forrester family and their fashion house business Forrester
The program features an ensemble cast
, headed by its longest-serving
actors Susan Flannery
as Stephanie Forrester
, John McCook
, Katherine Kelly
as Brooke Logan
, and Ronn Moss
is also a sister show
to the Bells' other soap opera
The Young and the
, as several characters from each of the two shows
have crossed over
to the other
since the early 1990s.
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 2009, it continues to hold on to the
second placed position in weekly Nielsen Ratings for daytime
has also won ten Daytime Emmy Awards
, including one for
Plot and history
Background of the Forrester family
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
University in Chicago, Illinois.
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
While winning international recognition, fame, and
wealth with their work, the couple
raise four children in a happy and caring environment, including
elder son Ridge
, brother Thorne
and younger sisters Kristen
. It was discovered years later,
when the children were all adults, that Stephanie's elder son,
Ridge, was actually the biological child of Massimo Marone
. Eric also has two grown
--from his marriage to Brooke Logan
Eric and Stephanie's marriage has been on-and-off throughout the
series. They recently divorced for the third time.
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
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.
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 at a typical American home at the
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 season.
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, after first
divorcing from Stephanie. Brooke eventually gave birth to two of
Eric's children, before they divorced and Eric eventually
reconciled with Stephanie. Likewise, Brooke and Ridge resumed their
pattern of an on-again-off-again relationship, in-between Brooke's
relationships with other men and Forrester family members, and
Ridge's multiple reunions with Taylor.
Pre launch logo for The Bold and the Beautiful, used in
For many years Spectra Fashions
was Forrester's main
rival, headed by Sally Spectra
a larger-than-life character with outrageous clothes and a sizable
, helmed both comedic and
dramatic storylines, with the help of ditzy receptionist Darla Einstein
and fashion designer Clarke Garrison
. 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
Sally's daughter Macy Alexander
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
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
, a former lover of Massimo, arrived on scene and
announced that her son, Dominick "Nick"
, a captain at Marone Industries, was also fathered by
Massimo. Unlike Ridge, Nick wasn't a businessman and also changed
his name to Marone.
Theme song and title sequence
The theme song of B&B
, "High Upon This Love," was
written by Jack Allocco and David Kurtz. A saxophone is played by
well known saxophonist Eric
. 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
The title sequence
for the first
seventeen years was designed by Wayne
. It featured still photo
of the show's current cast members interspersed with photos from
fashion shoots. The sequence ends with a spool of pink fabric
unrolling while the title "THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL" in black
1920's style Huxley Vertical font zooms out the white area revealed
by the roll (with the letters being from in a disarranged to a
rearranged order). The theme tune was tweaked slightly through the
years, and the cast photos were replaced occasionally.
On July 2, 2004, the theme was revamped to go along with a
completely revamped title sequence, featuring a "B&B" monogram
logo above the show's title and video
headshots of the current contract
(accompanied by the character name and since 2005, the actor's
actors are rarely
added to the opening. Most of the cast members are dressed in
either black or gray in these opening shots. Four versions are
used, the full open with the cast video
headshots, a shortened open with the cast video
headshots, and two without the cast video
headshots. Three out of the four title sequences open with a mock
magazine cover which morphs into a photo shoot. The fourth open was
added in December 2005 and is the shortest opener currently on
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.
In recent times, the show has increased shooting on location, in
the way fellow CBS soap Guiding
used 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 CBS lot.
The Bold and the Beautiful broadcast history
- March 23, 1987 - present: 1:30-2:00pm (12:30-1:00pm
When it debuted, The Bold and the Beautiful
in the CBS Daytime
lineup and also took its eighth
place in the final year ratings (oddly enough, .4 ratings points
ahead of Capitol,
which it had replaced). However, B&B
aired at 1:30 p.m. ET following The Young and the Restless
while canceled soap Capitol
had aired an hour later at
2:30 pm ET. Initially CBS' lowest-rated soap, its numbers were
still respectable (reflecting the strength and consistency of the
CBS daytime lineup) and began to climb. By 1993, after a successful
crossover involving villain Sheila
, it had climbed to third. By the
mid-to-late 1990s, following yet another crossover (this time
involving Sheila's nemesis Lauren
) it moved up to second and since has consistently
affiliates such as KFMB-TV in San
Diego, WINK-TV in Fort
Myers, Florida, and KOTV in Tulsa,
Oklahoma have moved the show to the morning in order to expand
their local midday newscasts to an hour.
Throughout the 2000s, B&B 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.
The series reached a record low of 3,048,000 viewers on Friday,
August 3, 2007. Since its record low, the series has gained more
viewers. As of March 2009, data shows that B&B viewership has
increased to 3,503,000. (Nielsen
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, 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
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 storylines, in particular with changes in
romantic pairings. It is important to note that although the show
is sometimes criticized for rapid changes, 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 the 2003 romantic story involving Bridget and
Ridge). It is, however, disconcerting that storylines are sometimes
dropped without any kind of resolution.
Recasting is an ongoing fixture on the show. In the show's 20 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
Emmy-winner Jennifer Finnigan
relative newcomer Emily Harrison
Viewers did not adjust well to the new Bridget and Harrison was
soon downgraded to recurring
. The mistake was rectified later that year when former
The Young and the
star Ashley Jones
stepped into the role. Jones has consistently remained with the
show since. B&B
has also had many other successful
recasts, such as Winsor Harmon
, Lesli Kay
and Patrick Duffy
. 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 three-time Emmy winner Heather
; Tom is famous for portraying Victoria Newman
1991 - 2003. Tom is now on B&B
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
Finally, the relatively small cast has led to many romantic
pairings and love triangles involving family members and in-laws.
Some of the most controversial ones have been:
- The romantic attraction shared between Ridge and his former
half-sister/stepdaughter Bridget (Eric and Brooke's daughter)
- The romantic attraction shared by Rick and his former
half-nieces (and nearly step-daughters) Phoebe and later
Though the characters were not biologically related, this had not
been established on the show until the 2001 reveal of Massimo being
Ridge's biological father. Additionally, many of the show's
storylines have featured siblings or a parent/child in love with
and/or competing for the affections of the same character.
The character of Brooke has famously had romantic entanglements
with several members of the same family:
- A long-running romance with Ridge Forrester, which has led to
several marriages and son RJ (Ridge Jr.)
- A previous marriage to Nick. Nick was first married to her
daughter Bridget, who divorced him, after miscarrying their child,
so that he could marry Brooke.
- A previous marriage to Ridge's half-brother Thorne.
- A previous marriage to Ridge's other half-brother Nick.
- A previous marriage to Thorne's father Eric, that produced two
children (Rick and Bridget).
- An affair with her daughter Bridget's first husband Deacon,
which resulted in daughter Hope.
Brooke is the biological mother of a son, Jack, with Bridget's
second husband Nick. Nick married Bridget only to have the marriage
end when he confessed to having sex with Katie, Bridget's aunt.
Nick and Bridget were divorced freeing Nick and Katie to live
together, and then suffer a miscarriage.
Current cast members
|Drew Tyler Bell
||2004-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009-
|Sarah Joy Brown
||Bridget Forrester Marone
|Katherine Kelly Lang
||Brooke Logan Forrester
||2006, 2007, 2008, 2008-
|Aaron D. Spears
||Katie Logan Spencer
||1990-1994, 1994-2002, 2004, 2005-
Recurring cast members
Deceased cast members
Notable former cast members
Notable celebrities who have appeared
There have been several crossovers between The Bold and the
and its sister show, The Young and the
- 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 Young
and the Restless from 1990-1992 (returning as a guest in 1993,
1994 and 1995), and again in 2005-2006.
She was on ‘‘The Bold and the Beautiful’’ from
1992-1998, with shorter-lived stints in 2002 and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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 – May 20, 2004)
- 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,
- 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,
- Lauren's mother, Joanna Manning (Susan Seaforth Hayes), appeared on both
‘‘The Bold and the Beautiful’’ and Young and the Restless
(the latter in December to attend her daughter's wedding to
- The Bold and the Beautiful: ' Lauren Fenmore appeared in
January. (January 19 – January 22,
- 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,
Originals. (March 9,
- 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,
- 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 – June 21, 2007)
- 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,
- Young and the Restless: ' Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) returned to visit her
Abbott and Victor Newman for the
new year. (December 28, 2007 – January 3,
- 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 – February 28, 2008)
- 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 – March 26, 2008)
- Young and the Restless: ' Felicia Forrester (Lesli Kay) crossed over in April on recurring
status. (Beginning April 8,
- 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 –
June 23, 2008)
- Possible Connection
- The actor Robert Clary played
Pierre Roulland on Y&R from 1973-1974 before playing
Pierre Jourdan on B&B from 1990-1992. Whether or not
the two characters are related is unknown.
There have also been crossovers with The Price Is
- 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
- Immediately after the contestant won, she was whisked away to
Studio 31 for hair, makeup, and wardrobe before taping her
- The Price Is Right: ' Dominick Marone (Jack Wagner) interrupts taping of
Price (which is taped in the Bob Barker Studio;
B&B 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
- 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.
Writing, producing and directing team
- Executive producer(s)
- Head writers
- March 23, 1987–1994: William J. Bell
- 1994–2002: Bradley Bell
- 2002–2004: Bradley Bell (head), John F. Smith (co-head)
- 2004–January 21, 2008: Bradley Bell
- January 22, 2008–February 4, 2008: Rhonda Friedman (due to WGA
- February 5, 2008–April 15, 2008: Kay
- April 16, 2008–present: Bradley Bell (head),
(co-head), Kay Alden (co-head)
- Current writing team
- Current producing/directing team
- B. Bell
- Ron Weaver
- Rhonda Friedman
- Cynthia J. Popp
- Adam Dusevoir
- Casey Kasprzyk
Broadcasts outside the United States
- In Australia, B&B begain
airing in 1988 on Network Ten. In 1996
it was removed from its original 1pm timeslot and began airing at
4.30pm. This was a controversial move as the late afternoon
timeslot called for some episodes to be edited in order to retain a
Despite this, B&B remained in the 4.30pm slot for the
next 12 years. In December 2008, Australia became the first country
outside of the Middle East to screen
B&B in a primetime slot as Ten moved the show to 6pm.
However on the 19th of January the show moved back to its 4:30
Austria, B&B does not air any longer, neither
on ORF nor on ATV.
Belgium, B&B airs in on weekdays at 6.00pm on
VijfTV. It is also available through
Video On Demand, a world premiere, because of the popularity of the
show in Flanders.
Belgium, B&B airs in on weekdays at 7.00pm on
Digital One. At Saturday, Digital have 'De week van B&B'
or 'The week of B&B' at 20.00 on Digital Hollywood. Its also
available on Digital Just Missed
Botswana, B&B airs an episode from 10.20pm to
10.50pm weekdays on BTV.
Bulgaria, B&B airs in double episodes from
10.15 am to 11.00 am weekdays on BNT 1.The
episodes are 3 years behind the USA.
B&B airs from 1:30pm to 2:00pm ET weekdays on CTV, simultaneously with CBS.
It also airs in double episodes from 3.58pm to 4.52pm ET on
weekdays in French on TVA, with the
title Top modèles. The French episodes
are 3–4 years behind the US.
Egypt, B&B airs on Dream 1 at 21:00, and on
National Television 2 at 23.00
Estonia, B&B airs from 17.00 pm to 17.55 pm
weekdays on TV3.[Two series in a
Islands B&B airs from Mondays to Fridays from
14:00 to 14:30 and Sundays from 12:00 to 14:30 on Falkland Islands
Finland, B&B airs an episode from 5.00pm to
5.30pm weekdays on MTV3.
France, B&B airs an episode from 9.30am to
10.00am weekdays on France 2.
Episodes are 2 years and 1 month behind the US.
Germany, B&B aired in double episodes from
11.15am to 12.00am weekdays on ZDF. The
show got canceled in December 2008 due lack of episodes to air. A
return is scheduled for March 2010.
B&B airs an episode from 3.30pm to 4.00pm weekdays on
ERT3. Episodes are 9 months behind the
Iceland, B&B airs everyday at 09:00 and
17:28hrs and on Saturdays 12:30 to 13:50hrs on Stöð 2
India, B&B airs an episode from 3.00 pm to
3.30 pm weekdays on Star
B&B airs at 6.10pm Sunday to on Yes Stars 3.
Due to a change in the broadcasting network, episodes are currently
5 months behind the US.
Italy, B&B airs from 1.40pm to 2.10pm
weekdays on Canale 5. Episodes are 8
months behind the US. The title for the Italian edition is simply
Kenya, B&B airs an episode from 10.20pm to
10.50pm weekdays on KBC.
Jamaica,"B&B" was aired on Television Jamaica from
Monday to Friday from 11:00pm to 11:30pm and rebroadcast Monday to
Friday from 5:30am to 6:00am, it was 11 years was aired on TVJ
behind the United States.
B&B airs from 5.15pm to 6.00pm weekdays on LTV1. (2 episodes per day)
Luxembourg, B&B airs from 6.05pm to 6.30pm
weekdays on RTL9.
Malaysia, B&B airs an episode from 3.30 pm to
4.00 pm weekdays on RTM2. Repeats
everyday from 1.30am to 2.00am. It has previously aired on Star World
B&B airs an episode from 4.45pm to 5.05pm on monday,
tuesday and wednesday on SBS6.
B&B airs in double episodes weekdays from 4.00pm to
4.50pm on TVP1. Episodes are about 3
years behind the US.
Romania, B&B airs from 2:30pm to 3:00pm ET
weekdays on Prima TV as "Dragoste si
Putere" ("Love & Power"). Episodes are 2 years and
8 months behind the US>
B&B aired briefly in 2006 on Fox; it used to air weekdays in double
episodes from 6pm to 7pm. It was later moved to an early
morning timeslot, and was canceled soon afterwards.
- In South Africa, B&B
airs an episode from 6pm to 6.30pm weekdays on SABC1. Episodes are about 1 year behind that of the
B&B airs from 5.40 pm to 6.05 pm weekdays on TV4 Plus. Episodes are about 4 months behind
that of the USA.
Switzerland, B&B airs an episode from 6.10pm to
6.35pm weekdays and is shown again on 8.50am to 9.10am the
following day on TSR1. Episodes are
about 1 year behind that of the USA.
Kingdom, B&B airs on Diva
TV and Hallmark Channel.
Diva airs two episodes weekdays at 6.00am,
repeated at 11.00am and 10pm. Hallmark
Channel episodes, weekdays 8am-9am are one day behind those
shown on Diva TV. Both channels have 1 hour time shift channels
available - so there are currently 16 chances a day to catch the
show in the UK at present!
B&B in other languages
- Bulgarian Дързост и
красота Episodes are air in 2006(Audacity and Beauty)
- Czech Báječní a bohatí
(Fabulous and Rich)
- Dutch Mooi en
Meedogenloos (Beautiful and Bold)
- English The Bold and the Beautiful (In the USA,
Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand)
- French Amour, Gloire et
Beauté (France) / Top Models (Belgium, Luxembourg
& Switzerland) / Top Modèles (Quebec)
- German Reich und Schön
(Rich and Beautiful) / Fashion Affairs in the 1.
- Greek Τόλμη και Γοητεία
(Boldness and Charm)
- Hebrew היפים והאמיצים (The
Beautiful and the Bold)
- Latvian Hameleonu
rotaļas (Chameleons' games)
- Polish Moda na sukces
(Fashion for Success)
- Russian Дерзкие и
красивые / The Audacious and Beautiful
- Spanish Belleza y
poder/ "Los Forrester"
- Swedish Glamour
(Sweden), De vackra och de djärva (Finland)
A "Fan Favorites" set has been released in Netherlands (region 2),
France (region 2) and Australia (region 4).
While the Australian version is a 5-disc set, European versions are
3-disc set but with both English and local dubs.
A second "Fan Favorites" set has been released 2009 with most of
the weddings.The French version is a 3-disc set with only French
- The first episode
- Ridge and Brooke meet
- Sally and Clarke's near wedding
- Stephanie's loss of memory
- Brooke's hostile takeover of Forrester Creations/Macy's
- Brooke and Ridge's first wedding (2 episodes)
- Jessica's kidnapping
- Costume Ball after Ridge shot Grant
- Forresters on their way to Italy/Sally and Lauren's plane ride
- Taylor admits to being pregnant with Ridge's baby
- Brooke's Bedroom line revealed
- The Forresters in Venice
- Macy's first "death"
- Deacon sleeps with Bridget
- Brooke and Taylor's shooting
- Macy's return in Portofino
- Sally gives Stephanie a hair cut
- Ridge is presumed dead in a furnance
- R.J.'s birth (2 episodes)
- "Ten Questions" with Ronn Moss
- "Ten Questions" with Katherine Kelly Lang
- John McCook Fan mail
- Jack Wagner Shady Marlin Tour
- Lesley-Anne Down Monte Carlo (photo shoot)
- Drew Tyler Bell Monte Carlo
- "Ten Questions" with Jennifer Gareis
- "Ten Questions" with Jack Wagner
- "Ten Questions" with Ashley Jones
- 2006 Cast Photo (Ashley Jones interviews the cast)
- 2007 Cast Photo
- Behind the scenes: 5000th episode
- 20th Anniversary Party
- "Ten Questions" with William deVry
- "Ten Questions" with Kyle Lowder
- "Ten Questions" with Heather Tom
- Ridge and Caroline's aborted wedding (2 episodes)
- Ridge and Caroline's real wedding
- Ridge and Taylor's first wedding
- Sheila and Eric's wedding (4 episodes)
- Omar and Taylor's wedding (2 episodes)
- Ridge and Taylor's second wedding (2 episodes)
- Stephanie and Eric's wedding
- Amber and Rick's second wedding
- Thorne and Macy's surprise wedding
- Bridget and Deacon's second wedding
- Brooke and Whip's wedding
- Macy and Lorenzo's wedding
- Macy and Deacon's wedding
- Brooke and Ridge's second wedding
- Brooke and Ridge's third wedding
- Ridge and Taylor come back together (2 episodes)
- Nick and Bridget's aborted wedding (2 episodes)
- Felicia and Dante's aborted wedding
- Taylor and Nick's wedding
- "Ten Questions" with Winsor Harmon
- "Ten Questions" with Brandon Beemer
- "Ten Questions" with Lesli Kay
- Hunter Tylo's fake dressing room
- Interview of Jack Wagner
- Interview of Ashley Jones
- Interview of Jennifer Gareis
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