Amid all the madness going on around the coronavirus pandemic, one of the first shows to be resuming production in US is The Bold and the Beautiful. While some shows, including reality programs like the Real Housewives and 90 Day Fiancé franchises, have produced content with participants self-taping themselves, The Bold and the Beautiful is set to become the first scripted series to return to stages. Filming is expected to begin on Wednesday, June 17, according to Deadline. Viewers may start to see new episodes as soon as July.
The CBS soap has been a staple of daytime television since 1987 and was recently renewed through 2022.
According to E!, the show will follow the coronavirus safety protocols released by the city and work in agreement to the various Hollywood guilds. Regular testing for COVID-19 is part of the new protocols, and according to Deadline everyone involved with the show will work shorter days with varied call times. A coronavirus coordinator will also be on set to make sure guidelines are being follows, and masks will be required. Actors can remove them when filming.
Productions ranging from soaps and talks shows to scripted dramas and reality shows were shut down as the coronavirus pandemic swept the United States. Many primetime shows saw their seasons cut short due to the pandemic.