Bob Barker is making an appearance on ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ but instead of bringing on the drama, he is bringing a message about the importance of adopting shelter pets.
The long-time animal rights activist and ‘Price is Right’ former host is going to be a part of a three-day arc for the daytime soap opera that will feature one of its main characters getting acquainted with the animal shelters in Los Angeles.
In the episodes, Liam Spencer (played by Scott Clifton) will interview Barker for a feature on controlling the pet population who will suggest Spencer experiences the efforts shelters make face to face. Spencer then takes his love, Hope Logan (played by Kim Matula), with him to the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter where they meet with volunteers who share the stories of the many animals rescued. While at the shelter, Spencer and Logan also meet two other people highly involved with animal rescue in the area: Brandon McMillan, animal trainer and host of the CBS Saturday Morning’s ‘Lucky Dog’, and Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks.
“In keeping with our commitment to spotlight real-life Los Angeles heroes, we are focusing this story arc on the work of animal care and rescue in our city’s shelters,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. “Having iconic TV personality and animal activist Bob Barker on the show is an honor. Bob is a highly respected advocate for animal rights and is an instrumental player in the storyline. Additionally, Los Angeles City Councilmember and former Police Chief Bernard Parks guest stars in a cameo role. Mr. Parks traveled on location with us to the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, a remarkable facility for the care and rescue of animals that he was instrumental in building in his district. Both of these men are true heroes, and I am pleased that they are representing this important issue on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’.”
The first episode of the arc with air on Wednesday, April 30 but it’s already having a positive impact on the cause it’s promoting. Four of the cast members left The South Los Angeles Animal Shelter with a new friend, Clifton with a cat he named Walter White, the soap’s stage manager Laura Yale with a dog she named Molly and its Supervising Producer Edward Scott and his wife, actress Melody Thomas Scott of ‘The Young and the Restless’ with a dog they named Reilly.
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