‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Year In Review: A Tale of Two Halves

The Cast of the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The year 2015 was quite the roller coaster ride for the LA based sudser filled with both soaring highs and puzzling lows. Personally, I went from running home to my DVR to watch The Bold and the Beautiful, to letting the last 18 episodes of the year pile up and forcing myself to binge watch for the sole purpose of doing this review.

Ahead of TVSource Magazine’s Best and Worst of 2015, let’s took a look at what things were great, where it all went wrong, and the things that were over saturated and under used.

Despite the ups and downs, B&B did garner its fair share of accolades in 2015. On March 23rd, The Bold and the Beautiful marked its 28th anniversary. At the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards, it brought home statues for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team and Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team. Actor Fred Willard was one of three winners for in the new categories Outstanding Special Guest Performer In A Drama Series. In June, the daytime drama was the recipient of the International TV Audience Award in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival for the tenth consecutive year. Stars Karla Mosley, Jacqueline McInnes Woods and Jacob Young were there to accept the award.

In casting news, Maya’s family expanded beginning with newcomer Reign Edwards in the role of Maya’s little sister Nicole. Later, veteran actors Anna Maria Horsford and Obba Babatunde turned up in LA as their parents Vivienne and Julius Avant. Transgender actor Scott Turner recurred as Maya’s friend and mentor Nick. Hot find Rome Flynn was cast as fully grown Forester Zende Forrester Dominguez, Nicole’s love interest. Ridge’s charming playboy son Thomas Forrester returned with Pierson Fodé in the role. Felisha Cooper joined as troublemaker Sasha. Ashlyn Pearce exited the series when her character was killed off in July. Felisha Cooper was cast as Sasha and began airing in October. Actress Lindsey Godfrey took time off to recover from a hit in run. Woods returned to the sudser on a permanent basis. Actor Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) took a turn at being a scribe and wrote the January 16th episode of B&B. Kim Matula made a brief appearance when Hope Skyped her father Deacon to beg him not to marry Quinn. Windsor Harmon (Thorne) exited the series after his TV daughter was killed off. Thorne is said to be working in Paris at Forrester International.

Ashley Dionne
Ashley Dionne joined the TV Source Magazine team in December 2014. She served as TV Source's deputy editor from 2016-2019. In 2021, she resumed hosting duties on the TV Source Podcast.

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