Jump to content

Ed Scott Heading to B&B!


Recommended Posts

  • Members

Hidden in the news about a new recast, I found this gem....

And there's more huge B&B news. The soap has hired highly regarded show runner Ed Scott, formerly of The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives, to serve as producer. No firings were required here, though. Scott will replace supervising producer Rhonda Friedman who, after 11 years in the B&B production booth, will be working more closely with Brad Bell in a managerial position. The much-missed Scott learned his stuff at the foot of the master, Y&R's late and legendary creator Bill Bell, and went on to do wonders at Days. Smooth move B&B!

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Exclusive-Cast-Shake-1021972.aspx

This should be interesting! I wonder what type of changes we can expect.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 53
  • Created
  • Last Reply
  • Members

I hope this means the show learns how to tell a story (shock value and Stephanie berating people isn't a story), and cleans house of dead weight. Nick, Taylor, Steffi, Donna, among others.

I guess they see the show is in an upswing and want to further revamp things. You wouldn't bring in Ed Scott for nothing. Clearly she got demoted lol.

Either that or the ratings losses are worrying them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Hmmm...is this Bradley Bell in panic mode?? Is he worried B&B might be cancelled sooner than later?:unsure: It's a great move but Ed Scott was a wrong fit for Days.

Either that or the ratings losses are worrying them.

One can only hope. B&B can't be very far away from cancellation with those dreadful demos.

Bingo!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Good news for B&B's production values. Though, I am kind of surprised that they hired him.

I was hoping that Y&R would wise up and hire him or Shaughnessy again. The stories would still suck on that show, but at least it would look good aesthetically again.

What does Rhonda's "managerial position" mean? I'm kind of surprised that they've reshuffled the production team.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

One can only hope. B&B can't be very far away from cancellation with those dreadful demos.

If "The Talk" :rolleyes: is marginally successful than I think B&B is done no matter what.

It will be interesting to see if any real changes are made. The show has been coasting for years and the stories are trashy and character-rotting and never seriously followed up on. The show's young set is not great and some of them look like wax figures before age 25. The only who has potential is Hope. You have great actors in thankless roles (Aggie), you have a ton of characters who lost any purpose years ago. They can't rely forever on Stephanie slapping people.

B&B doesn't seem to be the backstage hell that Y&R and DAYS are so perhaps Scott has more of a chance here.

Good news for B&B's production values. Though, I am kind of surprised that they hired him.

I was hoping that Y&R would wise up and hire him or Shaughnessy again. The stories would still suck on that show, but at least it would look good aesthetically again.

I get the impression that those running Y&R think the show looks great and everything on the show is great. I don't think they will ever make a regime change again...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

If "The Talk" :rolleyes: is marginally successful than I think B&B is done no matter what.

It will be interesting to see if any real changes are made. The show has been coasting for years and the stories are trashy and character-rotting and never seriously followed up on. The show's young set is not great and some of them look like wax figures before age 25. The only who has potential is Hope. You have great actors in thankless roles (Aggie), you have a ton of characters who lost any purpose years ago. They can't rely forever on Stephanie slapping people.

I doubt much will change story-wise. Scott will not get to tower over and re-write stuff at B&B like he did with Dena at DAYS or with Kay Alden at Y&R. And plus, Brad Bell is still HW and EP...

Scott will probably pretty much be relegated to production matters, and will likely get to control the production crew. After what happened to him at DAYS, he probably knows his place better now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy