The Bold and the Beautiful will get back to business on Wednesday, a week after the show's initial attempt to resume production hit a temporary snag.
Bell-Phillip Television, the production company behind The Bold and the Beautiful, has now revealed the reason that the show has to pause production: the testing lab overseeing its mandated COVID-19 tests "produced several false positive" results during its on-site testing.
"The Health Department had some additional questions about the lab TV City provided The Bold and the Beautiful with last week, which produced several false positives," a B&B spokesperson explained. "Bell-Phillip Television changed labs and resolved all problems."
To be clear, the B&B rep reiterates, "We have not had, nor do we have, any positive COVID-19 cases and are not 'shut down.'"
After nearly three months of a forced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Bold and the Beautiful became the first U.S. television series to resume production last week. After what the show called a "successful first day back at work," B&B paused production the next day and issued a statement that the show needed to "modify [its] testing protocol."
Today's statement clarified why the show had to unexpectedly hit the brakes and shot down Internet rumors that attempted to "explain" why things has suddenly stopped.
B&B plans to resume production -- which was originally expected to be today -- tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24.
UPDATE (July 2, 2020): The Bold and the Beautiful has put the finishing touches on its first new episode in more than three months. B&B Supervising Producer Casey Kasprzyk shared the news on Twitter. With one episode down, you might be wondering when new episodes will start making their way to your TV screen. That, as indicated by large question mark in Kasprzyk's photo, remains unknown at this time.
Just finished viewing our first produced episode since starting production back up! So proud of Team Bold & Beautiful. Great shows airing soon ?? ?? #BoldandBeautiful @BandB_CBS pic.twitter.com/ZNRDJJyjtQ— Casey Kasprzyk (@CaseyKasprzyk) July 3, 2020
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