The Bold and the Beautiful (often referred to as B&B) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It premiered on March 23, 1987, as a sister show to the Bells’ other soap opera The Young and the Restless; several characters from each of the two shows have crossed over to the other since the early 1990s. Set in Los Angeles, California, the show centers upon the Forrester family and their fashion house business Forrester Creations.
Following the original premise of sister show The Young and the Restless (Y&R) with the wealthy Brooks and the working-class Foster families, B&B also introduced the middle-class Logan family as a source of conflict with the Forresters. Like the Fosters of Y&R, the Logans were also initially headed by a single mother. The rivalry between Forrester matriarch Stephanie and the Logan’s eldest daughter Brooke plays a key role in the drama of B&B, like the Katherine Chancellor-Jill Foster Abbott rivalry in Y&R. Another enduring B&B storyline is the star-crossed lovers of Brooke and the Forresters’ eldest son Ridge.
Queer Plotline Timeline
In 2015, Maya Avant came out as transgender. She continues to be featured on the show, often in stories connected with her husband Rick and their daughter. Though the series is not currently focusing on Maya, she remains a series regular character.