ANOTHER WORLD was 35 years in Bay City, starting on May 4, 1964, going till May 4, 1999, and then on, till June 25, 1999.
The BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL first aired on Mar. 23, 1987, and so, on this year's Mar 23, 2022, B&B achieved 35 yrs on the air & since then, as it is now July 2nd, B&B has gone on & now has surpassed AW's total broadcast tenure.
Let's do the time dance again!
I don't mind minor up-aging like the one they're doing for Holly at the moment where they've obviously done it to make the kid slightly more mobile. Shawn-D is also a decent example of someone being slightly SORAS'd without disturbing too much of any time line - I think five or so years is a good ball park figure of what I think soaps should aim for since characters tend to stay in an age bracket (especially 20s/30s) for longer than they actually are that age.