The Bold and the Beautiful vs. All My Children

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Difference between The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful is a popular soap opera that is televised by CBS in the United States. It is the only U.S. soap opera that is 30 minutes in length. It has won many awards and has been consistently popular since its inception. Referred to as B&B, The Bold and the Beautiful has seen several characters cross over to its sister soap, The Young and the Restless.

All My Children is an American soap opera that has been televised by ABC since January 1970. The show is often referred to as AMC, and was originally broadcast for only 30 minutes, but expanded to an entire hour in the spring of 1977.

The Bold and the Beautiful
All My Children

History and Plot of The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful premiered in March of 1987, created by William J. Bell and originally called Rags. The show is based upon the fictitious Forrester family and their business, Forrester Creations, which is a fashion house. The Foresters' live in Los Angeles, California and their primary rival is Sally Spectra of Spectra Fashions.

All My Children was created by Agnes Nixon and was taped in New York City until the end of 2009 when they relocated to Los Angeles. The show is based around the life of Erica Kane in the fictitious city of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a made-up suburb of Philadelphia. When Agnes Nixon originally wrote the show she was working for another network, but since that network wouldn't buy it, she sold it to ABC.

Cast and Characters of The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children

The longest running members of the cast include John McCook as Eric Forrester, Susan Flannery as Stephanie Forrester, Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan, Jack Wagner as Dominick Marone, and Ronn Moss as Ridge Forrester. Mario Lopez and Betty White had recurring parts in the show for a bit as well.

All My Children's cast has been varied over the years, but the longest surviving members include Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, Darnell Williams as Jesse Hubbard, Michael E. Knight as Tad Martin, Debbi Morgan as Dr. Angie Hubbard, Walt Wiley as Jackson Montgomery, and Jill Larson as Opal Courtland.

Awards of The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children

The Bold and the Beautiful has won several Daytime Emmy Awards over the years, including "Outstanding Drama Series" twice, once in 2009 and again in 2010. The writing team also won "Outstanding Drama Series Writing" in 2010. Susan Flannery has personally won "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" on three separate occasions.

All My Children has won Daytime Emmy Awards for several years and for many categories. Overall, the show has received over 250 nominations and won "Outstanding Drama Series" three times. Individual honors have gone to David Canary as identical twin Chandler brothers Adam and Stuart, for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" more time than any other cast member has won any Emmy. All My Children actress Susan Lucci is renowned for never winning an award for her acting although she is the veteran actress on the show.


The Bold and the Beautiful

  • The Bold and the Beautiful is an American soap opera that has been on the air since 1987.
  • Broadcast in many countries outside the United States in English, Danish, German, Arabic, Spanish, and more.
  • B&B is the most watched televised soap opera on the face of the earth.

All My Children

  • All My Children is a very popular televised soap opera filmed in the United States and broadcast in High Definition around the word.
  • All My Children has maintained high Nielsen rating for most of its broadcast history, and during the mid 1970s boasted a male audience of 30%.
  • Agnes Nixon, the show's creator was also the head writer for many years until she had sufficiently groomed her replacement, Wisner Washam.


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