Heather Tom has inked a deal that will significantly extend her stay on The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress joined the show last year in a role that was supposed to come to an end after six months. Now, the former One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless star has come to terms with B&B execs on a new multi-year contract.
Emmy winner Heather Tom
) has extended her stay with The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress joined the cast of the CBS soap last year in what was originally designed as a short-term role.
"Heather has signed a 3-year contract with The Bold and the Beautiful," said an announcement on the actress' official web site.
Tom joined The Bold and the Beautiful in August 2007
, assuming the role of the youngest Logan sister, Katherine "Katie" Logan, Brooke and Donna's little sister. It had been three years since Katie was last seen on the show. Actress Nancy Sloan originated the role of Katie in 1987 and remained with the show as a contract player for just two years. Sloan did, however, returned in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 for guest appearances.
Daytime fans know that Tom's stint on The Bold and the Beautiful is not her first role in daytime television. The actress enjoyed a 12-year run on CBS's top-rated soap, The Young and the Restless
as Victoria Newman
. During her tenure with Y&R, Tom earned eight consecutive
Daytime Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Younger Actress category. In 1993 and 1999, Tom took home the Emmy in that category.
Citing "creative differences," Tom exited The Young and the Restless in November 2003
. A month later, Tom joined the cast of ABC's One Life to Live
as Kelly Cramer
. Tom remained with One Life to Live through in December 2006
when she opted to leave to pursue other opportunities.
Tom's original agreement with The Bold and the Beautiful was not disclosed; however a setside source told soap
that Tom had agreed to a six-month contract.
CBS does not comment on contracts.