‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ among first to resume shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Bold and the Beautiful plans to resume production, becoming the first network scripted show to start shooting again after the long layoff brought on by
the coronavirus.

The popular CBS daytime drama will begin production again at CBS Television City in Los Angeles with strict COVID-19 protocols in place as mandated by the state and county, the show’s publicist Eva Basler said on Tuesday.

California and Los Angeles County officials gave a conditional go-ahead for productions to resume starting on June 12.

The show’s safeguard’s include an independent COVID-19 coordinator on the set, regular testing of everyone involved in production, a staggered and minimissed crew, and the requirement of masks and social distance for all except actors when the cameras are rolling.

The show has not yet announced when the first new episode will air.

It’s the first network scripted show, and among the first scripted shows of any kind, to resume shooting after the months-long halt in production across the industry.

File photo shows Katherine Kelly Lang arrives at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, California. ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ plans to resume production, becoming the first network scripted show to start shooting again after the long coronavirus layoff. Lang, a longtime star of the show, said on Instagram that she’s “so excited” to finally return to work. PHOTO: AP