When it comes to the new fall television schedules, thoughts tend to go to primetime and the return of shows like Grey's Anatomy, Survivor, and The Voice. But daytime, too, kicks of a new season just as summer comes to an end.
CBS has announced the fall season premiere dates for four of its programs -- two soaps and two game shows.
The Bold and the Beautiful will kick off its 37th season on Thursday, September 21. In the season ahead, CBS teases the arrival of a fashion student with a mysterious past (Read Soap Central's previous coverage of actress Lisa Yamada's addition the cast) as well as Sheila realizing the lengths that Deacon has gone to prove his love for her. That is in addition to storylines currently playing out, like Hope and Thomas' are-they-or-aren't-they relationship, and Steffy's estrangement from hubby Finn.
Plus, there's an upcoming twist in Eric's desire to create one final fashion collection. A network spokesperson tells Soap Central that the fashion challenge between father and son will be "filled with gamesmanship, heartbeat, and high stakes."
If that's not enough, viewers will also soon see "a shocking secret engagement [that] will lead to either scandal or happily ever after for one couple."
Fans of The Young and the Restless will have to wait a bit longer for the show's landmark 51st season. Y&R is CBS' longest-running scripted series. In the season ahead, Nikki Newman will find herself challenged by "an unexpected adversary."
As Soap Central has previously reported, a pair of fans favorites will also be returning. Veronica Redd reprises her role as Mamie Johnson, and Mamie apparently has some unfinished business with Jill Abbott. Michael Damian will also return as Danny Romalotti, and CBS teases that he will find himself "caught between ex-wives Phyllis Summers and Christine Blair."
Another highlight of the fall? Jack and Diane's vow renewal. It should come as no surprise to any soap fan that the ceremony will, according to the show, "be the perfect setting for romance, intrigue, and family drama."
Elsewhere on the network, The Price is Right returns for its 52nd season on Monday, September 25 -- in a brand-new home. The fan favorite show vacated its home at CBS' Television City studio (which is still home to Y&R and B&B) for a new state-of-the-art facility at Haven Studios in Glendale, California.
Let's Make a Deal kicks off its new season on the same day. 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the prize- and Zonk-filled game show. It also marks Wayne Brady's 15th anniversary as host of the show.
The network has yet to officially announce when its talk show The Talk will premiere. Published reports had the talker resuming on September 18, but due to the ongoing strike by Writers Guild of America that plan has been shelved.
CBS has reigned as the #1-rated network in daytime for the last 36 years. The Young and the Restless has been the top-rated daytime drama for 35 consecutive years.
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