It’s the news Bold And The Beautiful (B&B) and Young And The Restless (Y&R) fans have been dreading. Both CBS soaps will run out of original episodes on Thursday, April 23.
All four North American soaps halted production in mid-March, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. ABC’s General Hospital will still air original episodes next week and NBC’s Days Of Our Lives (DOOL) has at least six months worth of new episodes in the can.
But B&B and Y&R fans can take heart – CBS has something special planned. Beginning April 27, both soaps will be airing classic episodes based on different themes.
Bold And The Beautiful News – Monte Carlo Themed Week Is Coming Up
The B&B announced a Monte Carlo themed week and will be showing episodes from 2013 – 2017 that were shot in that exotic locale. CBS will air “never-before-seen documentary footage shot throughout Monaco” next week.
The CBS website is calling the week Escape To Monte Carlo. Viewers will see episodes starring Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood), Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope), Don Diamont (Bill Spencer), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester), John McCook (Eric Forrester) and Rena Sofer (Quinn Forrester).
B&B fans have already expressed their disappointment at the choice of theme on social media. “Why are you refusing to show actual classics? We want Stephanie vs. Brooke, original Sally Spectra, 90’s Tridge!” one fan commented on Twitter. “I’d rather see classics with Susan Flannery as Stephanie Douglas Forrester – especially those with Betty White,” another fan said. “Or go way back when Thorne shot Ridge!”
Young And The Restless News – Fans Treated To Katherine The Great Episodes
On the flip side, a lot of Y&R fans are pumped. The show’s first theme week is entitled Katherine The Great and will feature episodes based on the late Jeanne Cooper’s epic character. They will feature some episodes that go back as far as 1990.
These classics will also feature Y&R legends Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), Jess Walton (Jill Abbott), Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) and Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott).