CBS renews B&B through 2017
CBS announced today that it has renewed its entire Daytime schedule for the 2016-2017 season, including “The Bold and the Beautiful.” CBS has been the #1 rated network in daytime for 29 years and has seen its daytime viewers increase +2% over a year ago.
“Each year, CBS Daytime produces more than 1,000 episodes of programming – the most for any broadcast network – which is only possible due to the incredible passion of the industry’s best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution. “Our loyal audience has made CBS Daytime the #1 daily destination for millions of viewers and we thank them for contributing to this phenomenal success. Next year will be even bigger and bolder!”
“The Bold and the Beautiful” was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell as a sister show to “The Young and the Restless.” “B&B” premiered on March 23, 1987 and recently celebrated 29 years on air. The show averages 3.94 million viewers and is the most-watched dramatic serial in the world. The show is set in Los Angeles, California and focuses on the Forrester family and their fashion house business Forrester Creations. Over the years several characters from “Y&R” and “B&B” have crossed between the shows. Read about the history of the show in our episode guides.
Bold and the Beautiful episode guide from 1980 – 1989
Bold and the Beautiful episode guide from 1990 – 1999
Bold and the Beautiful episode guide from 2000 – 2010
Bold and the Beautiful episode guide from 2011 – 2015
“Let’s Make a Deal,” “The Price is Right,” “The Talk” and The Young and the Restless were also renewed.
Take a look at Soaps.com’s past visit to the set of CBS where we spoke with Bradley Bell who dished on the 19 nominations they received during last year’s Daytime Emmys. Incidentally, B&B received 23 Daytime Emmy nominations this year!
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– Dustin Cushman