Is Bill’s Sister Bolting?

THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Karen recently made the move from the East Coast to Los Angeles — and came out as a lesbian in the process — but don’t expect to see much more of Caroline’s mom (at least, not this one). Her portrayer, Joanna Johnson, is currently producing the new CW medical drama, EMILY OWENS, M.D., which will premiere in the fall. As a result, Johnson is currently unavailable to tape more episodes, which is all part of the long-running understanding she’s had with B&B’s executive producer and headwriter, Bradley Bell. That means the broader story being planned for Karen and Danielle may have to wait, for now. “Unfortunately, Joanna’s time is being taken up with this new show,” confirms a show spokesperson. “Her storyline is not necessarily going away, but it’s being refocused.” On the bright side, the rep says fans can look forward to continue seeing more of Caroline’s other mom, Dani, played by soap vet Crystal Chappell.

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