Ashley Mills signs contract to play Pamela Douglas image

Stephanie's little sister is sticking around! (Soaps.com)

It's time to bridge a 30-year gap. (CBS)

Looks like Stephanie's sister Pamela will be on the Bold and the Beautiful canvas to stay! Brad Bell, Exec. Producer and Head Writer recently announced that the actress most known for her role as the mother from "The Wonder Years" has signed a new contract. Her first air date as a full member of the cast will be Thursday, January 11, when Stephanie asks her to come to LA and keep an eye on Eric. Why can't Stephanie look after her own husband, you ask? She's taking off on a fence-mending trip with her mother (played by Betty White).

Although Ashley Mills played the good-natured mother (Donna Arnold) to young Fred Savage (Kevin) on "The Wonder Years", she has many other television credits to her name. The list includes "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Yes, Dear", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Touched by an Angel", "Roseanne", "Moonlighting", and "Hill Street Blues" to name just a few. She was born on May 9 in Chicago, but lives in LA now with her husband Orson Bean.

Good luck to Ashley and welcome aboard. As Stephanie's sister, you're going to need it!