'The Bold and the Beautiful' Welcomes Hillary B. Smith and 'Let's Make a Deal'
Getting in on the game and introducing a new player
"The Bold and the Beautiful" casting news that has everyone talking is Friday's "One Life to Live" grab. After the cancelled soap aired its finale last week, "The Bold and the Beautiful" announced it had already snapped up star Hillary B. Smith, who played Nora Hanen Buchanan on "One Life to Live" from 1992 to 2012 and also stars in the web series "Venice."
Smith is expected to hit the canvas this March as Dr. Stacy, a psychiatrist who specializes in sex therapy.
“Hillary is a formidable actress with a powerful screen presence,” said executive producer and head writer Bradley P. Bell. “I look forward to collaborating on this new and dynamic character with her on 'The Bold and the Beautiful.'”
It's not clear who will be needing sexy therapy, but Smith won't have any trouble fitting into her new stomping grounds, which is already home to "One Life to Live" alums Scott Clifton (Liam), Heather Tom (Katie Logan) and Andrea Evans (Tawny).
Before Smith moves in, however, it's time for three-days of gaming fun, this week. The crossover starts on Tuesday, Jan. 17, when "Let’s Make a Deal" model Tiffany Coyne shows up on "The Bold and the Beautiful." After Coyne meets the Forresters and Pam (Alley Mills), she invites Pam to come onto her game show. (see preview clip above)
On Wednesday, the game comes to "The Bold and the Beautiful", along with host Wayne Brady, after Pam convinces Nick (Jack Wagner) to be the lobster to her fisherman. Nick will do anything to keep Pam in his pocket these days, and also figures they won't be recognized in their costumes.... But then Brady chooses them to partake in a zany game that could turn their rouse-of-a-relationship into something more meaningful.
At week's end, on Friday, Jan. 20, Wagner concludes the crossover with a visit to "Let’s Make a Deal." He shows up to give away a walk-on role on his show and stays to work the quickie deals at the end of the show with Brady, Announcer Jonathan Mangum and Coyne.
"The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Let's Make a Deal" both air weekdays on CBS