DAYTIME DRAMA RESUMES PRODUCTION
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Bold and the Beautiful” lives up to the “bold” part of its name. The CBS daytime drama becomes the first network scripted show to go back into production after the long layoff prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shooting will be done under strict health guidelines put in place by Los Angeles County and the state of California. Under those rules, there will be frequent testing of cast and crew and everyone involved in the production must wear masks and practice social distancing. But don’t expect to hear actors mumbling to each other when the production finally makes air. Actors who are on camera won’t have to wear masks — or keep their distance — while doing their scenes.
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ABC'S FALL TV SCHEDULE IS SET, BUT VIRUS HAS SAY ON TIMING
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC’s fall schedule released today optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of “Big Little Lies.” But there’s a key element missing: the debut dates. With new safeguards in place as film and TV production restarts after the coronavirus pandemic halted everything in March, it’s unclear how quickly and efficiently the industry will get back to work. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke says she is hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October. But she says the “traditional September premiere week is probably overly optimistic.” CBS, NBC and Fox all are facing the same potential obstacles. The smaller CW network has already thrown in the towel on the fall and is pushing its new season to January 2021.
TYLER PERRY WRITES ABOUT RACISM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is speaking on a subject that has consumed the nation the past few weeks: racism and police brutality. The director wrote an essay in People magazine in which he says “we must never give up” in the fight against injustice. Perry says he’s “exhausted” from what he’s seen in the U.S. lately — not just what is in the news but also the “vitriol” people aim at each other online. Meanwhile, Perry says he’s trying to figure out when to speak to his 5-year-old son about racism. He says he knows it will be hard but it’s a conversation he “must have and will have soon.”
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SUING BOLTON OVER BOOK
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest battle between President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton is being waged in court. The Trump administration has sued Bolton over the book, which is expected to cast Trump’s foreign policy decision-making in an unfavorable light. The administration claims the book contains classified information. The book is due out next week.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II