Fans want to know when Bold and the Beautiful will be back with new episodes. We’re a couple of weeks into “classic” episodes – reruns, in other words. While these are an excellent refresher, it poses the question of how long fans will wait for their soap to come back before they find something else to watch – maybe for good. Here’s the latest on LA soap production and hopes for B&B’s future.
When Will Bold and the Beautiful Resume Filming?
The latest news out of Hollywood is that it’ll be at least one more month before there’s even a plan to get back to filming B&B and other scripted programs. Meanwhile, states across the Southeast opened up this week, but the governor in California’s standing tough on the lockdown. So, no soaps are shooting.
Last week, a city councilman in Los Angeles pushed for a “Bringing Back Hollywood” initiative to get actors and also crew back to work. That includes those at Bold and the Beautiful. That sounds exciting, but remember, the government moves slower than a CBS soap plot.
The committee tasked with developing a stratefy to get Hollywood back to work should make a report in a month. Not a plan – not a return to work — just a report on how they can possibly get back to work. So, if you’re hoping for new Bold and the Beautiful this Summer, it’s a concern.
B&B Actors Remain on Hiatus – Australian Soap’s Back to Shooting
One bit of good news for Bold and the Beautiful fans is that another soap is already back to filming. Australian sudser Neighbours resumed shooting already and is back to five full episodes a week beginning May 11. They got back to work a couple of weeks ago with restrictions.
They’re limiting love scenes which should be no deal for Bold and the Beautiful since no one’s hit the sheets lately on the CBS soap. They’re also shooting on a few different stages, with actors and the crew split among the stages. That way, if anyone gets sick, they’ll shut down just part of the show.
So far, things look great for the Aussie sudser. However, since the CA governor’s still playing hardball, even a plan like that may not convince him. For now, Bold and the Beautiful‘s running a week of weddings to keep viewers (hopefully) entertained and tuning in at CBS daytime.
Fans Propose Zoom Soaps – Bold and the Beautiful Actors Agree
Although the above video is a parody (that’s hilarious), some fans hope that soaps might come back using Zoom to film. If you watch the above Days of our Lives-ish soap from Jimmy Fallon, wait towards the end to see real-life soap stars doing cameos.
There’s Maurice Benard from GH, Mary Beth Evans from Days, and legendary Susan Lucci from All My Children. Some soap actors from Bold and the Beautiful and other shows said it might be interesting to film the soaps digitally to get new content on the air and acknowledge the crisis.
Can you imagine how that would be for Bold and the Beautiful? Flo Fulton (Katrina Bowden) alone in a hospital bed suffering head trauma. Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) and Dr. Penny Escobar (Monica Ruiz) each in solitary jail cells. And, Shauna Fulton (Denise Richards) crying in Vegas.
For now, Hollywood doesn’t seem to have a plan to get back to work but maybe seeing what Neighbours and other productions will point them in the right direction. For now, stay tuned to those classic old episodes to enjoy favorite scenes from the past.
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