Because they’re on every day, soap operas don’t really have seasons like primetime television series, with breaks in between, but that didn’t stop CBS Daytime from announcing the season premieres of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! “CBS Daytime continues to deliver award-winning, fan favorite programming that has led the industry for more than 31 years. The lineup offers an unmatched blend of heart and humor in our talk and game shows and stunning storytelling in our daytime dramas, connecting our audience with compelling programming throughout the year,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs and Syndicated Program Development, CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution, in a statement.
B&B, which originally premiered on March 23, 1987, will have its 32nd season premiere on Monday, Sept. 17. The soap, which is the most-watched dramatic serial in the world, will be commemorating its 8,000th episode during this season.
As for Y&R, which hit the airwaves back on March 26, 1973, the top-rated daytime drama for the past 29 consecutive years will premiere on Monday, Sept. 3. This will be its 46th season on television, which means it has been the number one soap for more than half of its life!
Since they are watched every weekday, it’s odd to think about a daytime soap having a season premiere. Just so long as they don’t have finales, because we don’t know what we would do without our daily dose of daytime drama!
For more B&B and Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps in Depth magazine!