The Bold and the Beautiful is coming up on a huge milestone. On January 4, B&B will celebrate the airing of its 8000th episode. In a released statement, B&B's executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell remarked,
The 8000th episode is classic Bold and Beautiful drama. The story arc centers around an event so profound, it sends shockwaves throughout the lives of the Forresters, Spencers, Avants, Spectras and Logans for years to come.
Created by William J. and Lee Phillip Bell, B&B debuted on March 23, 1987. It is still helmed by their son, Bradley P. Bell, who has been with the sudser since its inception. B&B was named the "Most Popular TV Daytime Soap - Current" by Guinness World Records, which they still hold to this day.