LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- CBS says it plans to celebrate the 7,000th episode of its weekday soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful by airing a retrospective documentary Jan. 23.
Scheduled in the daytime drama's usual time slot, the program will showcase "the most iconic moments and the history of the show's creation, commentary from the cast, fashion throughout the decades, unforgettable guest stars, original screen-test footage and more," the network said in a news release.
"7,000 episodes of television is an incredible achievement, and one we are tremendously proud of," Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of daytime at CBS Entertainment, said in a statement Wednesday. "This milestone is a testament to the impact of [series creators] Bill and Lee Bell on the genre, the passion and creativity of [executive producer and head writer] Brad Bell, his staff and crew and the unwavering support of our loyal fans."
"The Bold and the Beautiful -- 7,000 continuous episodes of television and going strong! What a milestone. Much gratitude to our incredibly loyal fans around the world and to Angelica McDaniel and CBS for allowing us our freedom of expression for over 27 years," added Bell.