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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Danny Masterson charged with rape
ALSO: A unique Bold & The Beautiful approach
One of the big challenges facing TV shows is how to film love/sex scenes while maintaining safe physical distances between actors. Producers on The Bold and The Beautiful have two approaches they plan to take:
They’ll shoot some scenes with the real-life spouses of cast members who will serve as body doubles
For some scenes they will use blow-up dolls. Yes, you read that right.
“We have some life-like blow up dolls that have been sitting around here for the past 15 years, that we’ve used for various other stories — like when people were presumed dead,” the show’s head writer and executive producer Bradley Bell told Forbes. “We’re dusting off the dolls and putting new wigs and make-up on them and they’ll be featured in love scenes.”
Michael Keaton is coming (back) to television. He'll star in the 8-episode Hulu series Dopesick which is about the US opioid crisis. The pilot will be directed by Barry Levin son, who is still directing at the age of 78. Incredible.
This isn't Keaton first TV series, having starred in 2007 mini-series The Company in 2007.