Though the news of Hunter Tylo
's (Taylor Forrester) departure from The Bold and the Beautifu
l might have devastated fans, there is some good news in the contract talks department.
(Thorne Forrester) has re-signed with the show. The term of the contract is reportedly four years. Harmon joined B&B in 1996, fresh from a nearly year-long run on ABC's All My Children
. Harmon is the third actor to play Thorne, following Clayton Norcross and Jeff Trachta. If Harmon finishes out the term on his new contract, he'll become the longest-running Thorne, surpassing Trachta's seven years.
Long-time recurring star Maeve Quinlan
(Megan Conley) has finally been offered a contract. The actress, who joined B&B back in 1995, has been offered a three-year deal. Quinlan has been a non-contract player since she joined the show.
Meanwhile, Tylo's B&B exit is scheduled for the November Sweeps period.