Ian Buchanan Returns to 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
Ian Buchanan Returns to 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
Much like the exodus of returning cast members on ABC's All My Children, CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful will also welcome another familiar face towards the end of the month.  After Patrick Duffy's reprisal of his role as Stephen, patriarch of the Logan clan, now comes Ian Buchanan, all set to once again assume the part of Dr. James Warwick.

Buchanan originated the role of Taylor's (Hunter Tylo) psychiatrist mentor and friend back in 1993.  He last played the character on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2002.

On January 28, model-turned-actor Ian Buchanan steps back into the shoes of his Bold and the Beautiful alter ego to help bring an old and dear friend back on the path of sobriety.  Jack Wagner's Nick Marone enlists the help of Buchanan's James Warwick, to save his wife Taylor from a recurrence of her alcoholism, as well as bouts of hallucinations.

“I'm thrilled to return to my old stomping ground,” Buchanan said.  “It's fun to be working with the cast and crew whom I considered family for so long.”

By the time James finally gets to see Taylor, the doctor observes that his patient is already “hitting the sauce pretty bad and having hallucinations.”

Buchanan also joked that “Taylor's in worse shape than I thought.  This could take me a year.”

In point of fact, the actor hopes to see an unrushed recovery for his ill colleague, especially with the ongoing writers' strike almost certain to leave him without primetime options for an indefinite spell.  One of his most recent primetime appearances was a stint in a story arc on FX's Nip/Tuck.

Having made the rounds of other daytime dramas like General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and All My Children, Buchanan's stay with The Bold and the Beautiful has been his longest in any soap.  For his work on the CBS program, he received a pair of Daytime Emmy nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actor, eventually winning in 1997.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Central
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