‘The Young and the Restless’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Run Out of Episodes Due to the Pandemic — Here’s How They’ll Handle It

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Young and the Restless

In the leisure business, essentially the most impacted tv packages through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are arguably daytime cleaning soap operas. Two of them, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are about to expire of episodes. But don’t have any concern, the exhibits have a plan!

The Young and the Restless
Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott), John McCook (Eric Forrester), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), and Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) on ‘The Young and the Restless’ in 2016 | Monty Brinton/CBS through Getty Images

Soaps have been impacted another way than common tv

The cause why daytime cleaning soap operas are impacted greater than common tv is that they air new episodes each weekday.

We reported again in March, it was very possible that the exhibits might run out of episodes and must give you a back-up plan and make the most of reruns not directly.

Right now, Days of Our Lives is unaffected for now, solely as a result of the final remaining cleaning soap on NBC tapes episodes a number of months prematurely. However, if the pandemic continues to go on because it appears to be like, in the end, it can additionally run out of episodes.

Prior to this week The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives had new episodes all week whereas General Hospital was beginning to air flashbacks episodes each Friday. But now, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are set to expire of episodes and should make the most of a plan to occupy their time.

What will they do whereas they don’t have any new episodes?

For now, the final new episodes of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful will air this Thursday, April 23. To substitute the brand new episodes, not solely are the soaps enjoying older episodes, they are going to have themed weeks. According to TVLine, who first broke this information, new episodes will return so far as 1990.

For Y&R‘s first themed week, the classic episodes might be centered on the legendary character of Katherine Chancellor, portrayed by the late Jeanne Cooper. The actress portrayed the character from 1973 up till her loss of life in 2013.

For B&B‘s first themed week, their classic episodes will all be filmed at totally different instances when the present was on location in Monte Carlo. Per TV Line, these episodes might be wherever from 2013-2017. Two of those episodes will are “documentary-style episodes featuring behind the scenes footage.” The episodes had been beforehand branded as Becoming Bold and Beautiful and aired on PopTV.

As for this Friday’s episodes, Y&R will take it again to 1996 with an episode that includes the honeymoon of Paul Williams and Christine “Cricket” Blair. B&B‘s will really start its Monte Carlo week early, beginning on Friday.

In an announcement, Amy Reisenbach, the EVP of Current Programs at CBS, stated “It’s incredibly fun to offer fans an opportunity to look back at such memorable moments from Y&R and B&B. Both of these shows have extraordinary legacies, and these specially curated episodes are only a small portion of what we hope to be able to present in the coming weeks.”

It’s a good time to be a nostalgic cleaning soap fan. While we’re social distancing and self-quarantining, be sure you tune in to your favourite exhibits!

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