Joanna Johnson Returns!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL will welcome home a fan favorite later this month: *Joanna Johnson *returns as Karen Spencer for four episodes beginning Friday, July 22!

In an interview with TV Guide, Johnson revealed that Karen is headed to Los Angeles for a Spencer Publications board meeting when sister-in-law Katie asks her to arrive a day early. Unbeknownst to Bill and the rest of the family, Katie is planning a vow renewal ceremony!

Johnson was an original B&B cast member, playing Ridge's fianceƩ Caroline Spencer (pictured above with Ronn Moss). After her alter ego died in 1990, Johnson returned to the soap the following year as Caroline's twin sister, Karen. The actress/writer/producer left the show for good in 1994, but made an appearance in 2009 for Bill and Katie's first wedding. Since her B&B exit, Johnson has found enormous success on the other side of the camera, helming primetime hits such as HOPE & FAITH and MAKE IT OR BREAK IT.