|What is your reaction to the addition of Patrick Duffy to the B&B cast?
Poll Posted: March 7, 2006
B&B head writer/executive producer Bradley Bell has revealed that it was his intention all along to bring Duffy aboard for a ten-week story arc. The news of Stephen's impending exit will come as no surprise to Duffy as the actor and Bell mutually agreed upon the short-term gig.
The good news for B&B execs is that Duffy might not be available much longer anyway. Duffy recently wrapped work on a pilot for CBS. The network has not yet revealed if that show will be picked up for the fall season.
For fans that have enjoyed seeing Duffy on The Bold and the Beautiful, a spokesperson for the show states that Duffy will continue on in a recurring capacity. Exactly how often the actor will be seen has yet to be determined. However, a setside sources tells Soap Central that the show had been developing a major storyline for Duffy's character.
Duffy's final regularly scheduled on-air appearance is tentatively scheduled for late June. The network has not issued a "final" airdate since there is hope that Duffy will continue on after his short-term deal expires.