It’s Official: Bold & Beautiful Has to Recast Zoe Now — and Here’s Why
There’s more to tell where Zoe and Carter are concerned.
We have some great news for fans of The Bold and the Beautiful alum Kiara Barnes (ex-Zoe). If you’ve been staying connected to the actress on the FOX reboot of Fantasy Island then we can tell you there will be more to come since the series has been renewed for Season 2 in 2022. But wait, that’s not all… Our sister site Deadline has learned that the network will also air a two-hour holiday special on Tuesday, December 21, at 8 pm, titled “Welcome to the Snow Globe.”
Of the renewal Barnes stated, “Thank you so much everyone! What an incredible opportunity it was to shoot the first season, can’t wait to do it all again.”
It looks as though Barnes will likely be too busy filming scenes for her primetime character Ruby to think about her former Bold & Beautiful character Zoe. However, the CBS soap should consider a recast and bring her back to Los Angeles — here’s why…
With Zoe having time away to think about her past mistakes, including wanting Zende while with Carter, this could be the perfect opportunity for some added drama, considering Carter and Katie appear to be getting very close — and we all know what that means in daytime… some love in the afternoon could be on the horizon soon. But if Zoe returns, will her presence lure Carter’s thoughts away from Katie back to Zoe and what could have been?
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Then there’s Zoe’s sister Paris, who is currently hot and heavy with Zende. Sisters or not, we know Zoe’s return could bring out the green-eyed monster in Paris — and we say, bring it!
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It will be interesting to see what the new season of Fantasy Island brings for Barnes’ Ruby. And even though winter is approaching, on the island, things will surely be heating up! Speaking of which… if you didn’t get the chance to view our November Sweeps previews and predictions we invite you to have a look at our gallery below to see what secrets will explode.
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>Sami’s been missing for weeks, but nobody even realizes that she was kidnapped. When she manages to reach out to someone back home, will this set in motion her seemingly-inevitable return? And once she is back in Salem, will she find that the men she left behind are ready to do battle over her again… or that they’ve moved on? </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>Steffy has made it very clear to her husband exactly where she stands on the issue of his mother, Sheila. But if there’s one thing we know about husbands it’s that they sometimes think they know better. Will Finn wind up following in dad Jack’s footsteps by keeping secrets? Bell warns that there’s “real conflict” ahead for these two. </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>There are many reasons to keep a guy loike Jason around, including the fact that when a damsel is distressed, his tendency is to ride to her rescue. As headwriters Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten told <em>Digest, </em>“Britt needs help, and Jason means to provide it… but at what cost?” And, not to be shallow or anything, but will this mission require shirtlessness? #AskingForAFriend </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>While it’s still a bit unclear why Noah is back in Genoa City, the timing couldn’t be better where former girlfriend Tessa is concerned. Says the show’s headwriter/co-executive producer, “Noah leans on Mariah and Tessa as he adjusts” to being home and “under the watchful eye of Sharon and the Newman family.” </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> Chloe keeps giving Philip one chance after another despite the fact that his behavior has been… let’s be generous and say “a tad childish.” But when his jealousy over Brady spirals out of control, will the beauty finally come to the conclusion that it’s time to move on? And if so, how might Philip react? </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> You’d think that when Jack heard about all the things Sheila has done in the past, he’d have realized it was unwise to let her hold his future in his hands. Yet he’s kept wife Li in the dark about the fact that he’ both Finn’s adoptive and biological father. Executive producer/headwriter Bradley Bell tells <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/" target="_blank">Soap Opera Digest </a>“that secret may very well be revealed in November.” </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>We get why Peter looks skeptical above, and you’re probably giving us the exact same look. After all, this isn’t the first time we’ve dug a grave for Peter only to find out that yet again, he’s managed to avoid the Grim Reaper. But seriously, this time it’s <em>got </em>to happen… right? If the show doesn’t give us a November Sweeps murder mystery, we’re going to fly to Port Charles and do the deed ourselves. </p>
<p>Prediction: After Victoria and her dad make a friendly wager which sees them competing to take over an international firm, respective spouses Ashland and Nikki wind up spending a great deal more time together. And the next thing you know, they wind up doing what soap opera characters do when they’re left at loose ends! </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> It ain’t easy being Nicole. After sleeping with handsome Rafe, the guilt-ridden beauty decides to ease her conscience by pursuing a romance with handsome (and rich!) EJ. Too bad both of her potential beaus have other women in their lives, even if EJ currently wants nothing to do with an out-of-the-picture Sami. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Usually, couples on this soap go from engaged to married to hitting the skids in record time. But the adorable Pam and Charlie have been dating one another for years! They almost tied the knot a few years back, but that went south with an assist from Quinn. We think it might finally be time for these two to have their big day. Could a Christmas wedding be in the works? </p>
<p><strong>Preview: </strong>Spencer’s gal pal isn’t particulary interested in making friends, which is probably a good thing given how awful she’s proven to be at it. The show’s writers indicate that she and Josslyn are heading for a showdown. “Josslyn freely vents her suspicions about Esme, thus incurring [her] wrath!” We’re not sure what form that wrath will take, but we’re betting it won’t be a cute bunny or a sweater she can exchange for store credit. </p>
<p><strong>Wishful Thinking: </strong>We can’t call this a preview or prediction, because we don’t honestly think it’ll happen. But it is something we — and a whole lot of fans — would love to see If the story happened to involve Christine, Lauren and Michael, all of whom have been wildly underused in recent years, so much the better. </p>
<p><strong>Preview:</strong> For weeks, MarDevil has been keeping Doug away from those he loves. Why? Well, because he knows the truth about what’s going on and the devil isn’t ready for that to become public knowledge. But MarDevil may have met her match in Julie, who is fed up with the situation and ready to take matters into her own hands!</p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>You don’t need a fortune teller’s ball to see where things are going between Thomas, Zende and Paris. Somewhere, Liam is breathing a sigh of relief that Thomas has moved on. Zende, on the other hand, will soon come to realize that his clan believes that when it comes to love, it’s best to keep it in the family. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction:</strong> Sam and Dante have gotten closer over the past few months, but it seems inevitable that he’s eventually going to get hurt. After all, she’s got one ex she’s not actually over and another who’s returning from the dead. Actually, that’s not terribly helpful given that both Jason and Drew have done the resurrection dance. No matter how you slice it, Dante seems destined to be the odd man out. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Gloria pens a tell-all about the first families of Genoa City which sets off a bidding war. Of course, half of the town is hoping to prevent their secrets from coming to light. Realizing just how much damage the tome could do to the Abbott name, Jack lands the publishing rights… by agreeing to marry his dad’s widow! </p>
<p><strong>Prediction:</strong> Tripp’s a heck of a great guy, but does Allie really share the same spark with him as she does gal pal Chanel? We suspect things are going to get extremely messy when the young women mix business and pleasure despite their feelings for Tripp and Johnny. </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Brooke’s decision to try and accept Deacon’s role in Hope’s life causes big friction in her marriage. Quicker than you can say “get me another blonde, stat!” he’s spending time again with Shauna. This time, there are no manipulations by Quinn or anyone else, it’s just good old animal attraction… which is a whole lot harder to fight! </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Although we’re being led to believe that Elizabeth’s father will soon arrive in Port Charles, we’re betting it’s really half sister Hayden who’ll show up on her doorstep. Frankly, we really <em>hope </em>Hayden’s about to pop up, ’cause otherwise we’re going to be annoyed at how much time has been spent trying to figure out who was behind her shooting! </p>
<p><strong>Prediction: </strong>Carmine may no longer be a problem thanks to MarDevil resurrecting Charlie, but Ava’s going to have to do some quick tap-dancing in order to keep herself out of trouble. Philip is probably in way over his head and will soon find out that Marlena isn’t the only she-devil in town one should be wary of making a deal with!</p>
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