The Bold and the Beautiful is ringing in the new year with more than champagne and sparklers. The 31-year-old soap opera is also celebrating its 8,000th episode on Friday, January 4, with a classic soap storyline that promises to send ripples all the way into 2020.
"It's astonishing to look at the script we're working on today and see episode 8,000. We're grateful that you've allowed us into your homes for over 30 years," says B&B's executive producer and head writer, Bradley Bell, of the milestone moment.
He also teases that the 8,000th episode is "classic 'Bold and Beautiful' drama. The story arc centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come."
The Bold and the Beautiful, which is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc., aired its first episode on March 23, 1987. Not only is it part of CBS Daytime's history-making lineup, which has held the spot as the nation's number one daytime lineup for over three decades, but it is also the most-watched daytime drama in the world.
Wrote B&B's official Twitter handle of its 8,000th episode: "We have 8000 reasons to love our wonderful B&B fans! @CBS will air the 8000th episode of #BoldandBeautiful on Friday, January 4th. Join our cast in celebrating this momentous occasion and tune in!"
We have 8000 reasons to love our wonderful B&B fans! @CBS will air the 8000th episode of #BoldandBeautiful on Friday, January 4th. Join our cast in celebrating this momentous occasion and tune in! pic.twitter.com/JWU8fJ8kQT— Bold & The Beautiful (@BandB_CBS) December 13, 2018
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