The Bold and the Beautiful

American television soap opera

The Bold and the Beautiful is a popular American soap opera. After The Young and the Restless, it is the highest-rated soap opera there.

The Bold and the Beautiful
GenreSoap opera
Written byBradley Bell
Michael Minnis
Directed byMichael Stich
Deveney Kelly
Cynthia J. Popp
David Shaughnessy
Jennifer Howard
StarringPresent cast
Past cast
Opening theme"High Upon This Love"
by Jack Allocco and David Kurtz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons37
No. of episodes9,250 (as of April 12, 2024)
Executive producerBradley Bell
Camera setupMultiple camera-setup
Running time19 minutes (approx.) (US)
21 minutes (approx.) (International)
Original release
ReleaseMarch 23, 1987 (1987-03-23) –
The Young and the Restless

The series is shown in over 100 countries. About 300 million people watch it every day.[source?] This makes The Bold and the Beautiful the most watched television series in the world. The first episode was shown on March 23, 1987 on the CBS network. The series was created by the soap opera writer William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell. It is the only American soap opera to have its daily episodes translated into Spanish for the Hispanic viewers in the United States.

The series is set in Los Angeles, California. It tells the story of the Forrester family, who owns a fashion empire called Forrester Creations. The major members of the family are Eric Forrester (played by John McCook), the president of Forrester Creations, his wife Stephanie (Susan Flannery), their eldest son Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang), who was married to both the father and the son. She owns most of Forrester Creations. This is because she created BeLieF, a formula which earned much money for the company. There used to be a second fashion company called Spectra Fashions. It was Forrester’s main competitor. The conflicts between the Forrester and the Spectra families was one of the major themes of the story.

List of actors/characters on the show change

Actor Character
Texas Battle Marcus Walton
Brandon Beemer Owen Knight
Drew Tyler Bell Thomas Forrester
Don Diamont Bill Spencer
Lesley-Anne Down Jacqueline Payne Marone
Susan Flannery Stephanie Forrester
Jennifer Gareis Donna Logan Forrester
Harley Graham Alexandria Forrester
Winsor Harmon Thorne Forrester
Mykel Shannon Jenkins Detective Charlie Baker
Ashley Jones Dr. Bridget Forrester Marone
Lesli Kay Felicia Forrester
Katherine Kelly Lang Brooke Logan
Kyle Lowder Rick Forrester
John McCook Eric Forrester
Daniel McVicar Clarke Garrison
Alley Mills Pamela Douglas
Ronn Moss Ridge Forrester
Amanda and Rachel Pace Hope Logan
Ridge Perkett R.J. Forrester
Heather Tom Katie Logan
Hunter Tylo Dr. Taylor Hayes Marone
Jack Wagner Dominick Marone
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Steffy Forrester

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