Webisoap Weekend Round-Up: Watch The Latest From Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia!By Jamey Giddens on August 31, 2012
We've been slacking on our macking when it comes to promoting all of the great webisoaps out there. Heck, we've been too busy following all the behind-the-scenes cray-cray in daytime! This weekend, when you aren't enjoying some of Uncle Joe's barbecue, catch up on webisoaps Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia below! READ MORE
Bay City, California's younger generation is in a world of trouble, courtesy of several, notable daytime soap alums! In the premiere episode of The Bay's summer spinoff, Darkside of The Bay, Peter Garrett (Kristos Andrews), Liana Ramos (Jade Harlow) and Will Campbell (Derell Whitt) find themselves trapped on the wrong side of town.
That's multi-soap vet Brian Gaskill (All My Children, Models, Inc., Port Charles, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful) as Chase Walker, the menacing dude Will runs into on the party boat. Hunky Rib Hillis (Port Charles, Passions, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) appears as gay nurse Matthew Johnson and former All My Children scene stealer Terri Ivens guests as a whacked out streetwalker named Orchid. Watch the premiere episode of Darkside of The Bay after the jump! READ MORE
Things are about to get ugly in Bay City, California. When the younger generation of the Garrett and Ramos clans venture to the Darkside of The Bay, they find their little, young behinds in all kinds of trouble!
I recently caught up with The Bay franchise creator Gregori J. Martin who spilled the tea on Darkside of the Bay, premiering this Thursday, Aug. 9 at 3:15 pm EST. Keep reading for a sneak peek at the turmoil Marly (Days of Our Lives alum Martha Madison), Manny ( ex-General Hospital star Ignacio Serrichio) and the rest of the gang will find themselves in.
Daytime Confidential: What can fans of The Bay expect from your late summer spinoff Darkside of The Bay?
Gregori J. Martin: Well, for one, the show gets a lot edgier, a lot darker than usual. Some of your favorite Bay City regulars end up on the wrong side of tracks and find themselves in some very risky situations, to say the least! On a production standpoint, we're taking a bite out of that classic ER feel by going handheld. I think it gives it a more gritty feel. Fits the scenarios.
DC: The Bay boasts quite a bit of longterm soap vets among its cast. However, Darkside of the Bay focuses on the younger set. Will we see this shift to a focus on Gen Y throughout The Bay franchise?
GJM: Yes and no. We will definitely spend a lot more time focusing on Gen Y in Season 3. A lot more so than we've done in the past, but it'ss not to say we'll be losing the content you've gotten from our soap vets in the past. Some of these soap vets are the heart and soul, the core of what I've created with The Bay and Bay City. They aren't going anywhere. You'll just be getting faster stories and more content. Darkside is the beginning of something new and exciting on The Bay! But your favorite soap stars are still a big part of what's to come in Season 3.
Webisoap News: Empire is Back, Miss Behave Wraps, The Bay Gets New Executive Producer and Anacostia Sizzles!By Jamey Giddens on July 30, 2012
The webisoap world is exploding with news! Since I've been a bit busy of late—what with all of the breaking news in daytime—I decided to do a quick post detailing the latest from the world of independent soap operas.
Miss Behave stages a royal send off
Susan Bernhardt's glitzy, teen sudser Miss Behave recently wrapped its run, with the introduction of Santa Barbara and As The World Turns alum Terri Garber as the villainous Queen aka mother of heroine Tori (Days of Our Lives' grad Jillian Clare). In addition to Garber and Clare, the final three episodes of Miss Behave feature past and present soapers: Eric Martsolf and Patrika Darbo.
The sudser's three-part finale was helmed by veteran General Hospital director Scott McKinsey (son of the late, great Beverlee McKinsey). Don't get too weepy about the end of Miss Behave. Several of the characters are being spun off for Bernhardt's upcoming webisioap Reign! Watch the three-part Miss Behave finale below.
The Young and the Restless’ Judith Chapman and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kim Matula (pictured above) were among the soap stars who descended on the Official Daytime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22. See more photos from the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Gifting Suite after the jump!