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Crystal Chappell & Michael Sabatino's New Web Series, The Grove Launches Its Website!

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Photo Credit: Lesley Bohm

The next exciting web series from producer,writer and daytime favorite, Crystal Chappell, and her Open Book Production company is getting closer to its first season of production!  The Grove, created by Crystal and her husband, Michael Sabatino has launched its website this past week, which details next steps for the series and gives fans and colleagues an inside look at the cast of characters, the backdrop of the story, and an incoming merchandise store!

In a special message from Crystal and Michael on the site, it reads:  “We are so excited to be up and running in pre-production for The Grove The Series!  We have an amazing writer, Paul Barber (21 Jump Street, Cagney and Lacey), working on the 45 minute pilot episode that we plan to shoot in mid-June with some of your favorite daytime actors!We will be revealing who these beautiful people are very soon.  The G Spot, our store, will be up and functioning soon with fun merchandize and, as always, the revenue go towards the production. We would love your ideas on what you would like to see in the store. Edible chaps? LOL.

Also, as we roll out OUR cast picks, we would love to know who YOU would like to see visit The Grove. There are always folks rolling through. Shooting on the Central Coast of California, we will bring some of the natural beauty we get to live with every day.  Groovin’ in the Grove,  Michael and Crystal”

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Check out the characters here, and let us know who you would like to see on the series, and if you are excited about its premise!

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Peggy
Peggy

YES! YES! Oh, YES!

Perla
Perla

Fantastic news can’t wait to see it.

JustSaying
JustSaying

How many web series is she in? I’m just asking because if she can find all this work in web series, then it must be more profitable than being on a soap opera.

What sponsorship/ financing are her shows getting? Really now.

barbara t
barbara t

Good question.I would like to know ,why couldnt pp get the financing to go on line with one life to live and all my children,There seems to be a lot of soaps on the web.

Blake
Blake

Awesome! Good for CC and Michael!

gabster1
gabster1

I’m looking more forward to The Grove than V4 if that’s possible. Sounds fantastic, especially since our girls are starting off solid together. All their problems are from outside the relationship, not within it.

junebuggnc
junebuggnc

Can’t wait! It will be great to see CC bring another character to life, not to mention to see some of our favorite daytime stars that we have been missing!!!

brothasoap
brothasoap

Sarah Brown as Lauren, please. 🙂

barbara t
barbara t

UH OH ,there’s going to be a tug of war ,who will get Sarah brown?we want her on general hospital to,this is going to get very interesting.

pam
pam

any thing crystal does will be great

Bell
Bell

I would like to see molly burnett come in

Tamale Encjilada
Tamale Encjilada

Margaret Colin needs to visit the Grove!

Marlene Tinker
Marlene Tinker

I agree with Bell, I would love to see Molly Burnett as part of this series as well. I have grown to love what she has done with the character of Melanie on Days and think that she would be a lively addition to the Grove. Can’t wait to for the return of Venice season 4. Congrats Crystal and Michael, best wishes to you both.

Wendy Stupp
Wendy Stupp

Add Ron Moss to your cast! He will be missed on day time TV! Especially by me….

Kathy
Kathy

FInally… I’ve missed you all!!!!

Dayna miller
Dayna miller

I would like to see Farah Fath (?) on the show!!! So excited!!!! Also maybe Chrishell I don’t know her last name from AMC? Love her 2!!

Virginia bemba
Virginia bemba

I love you Crystal, just i waiting for the grove.

Rosa Committee
Rosa Committee

I can’t wait to see The Grove!

Brian yonezaki
Brian yonezaki

aloha christall chappall
I am a fan of yours.
can you send me a picture. of you

Aloha christal
brian Yonezaki

Guiding Light R.I.P.

TODAY: ‘Guiding Light’ Reunion With Some Of Springfield’s Most Notable

Following the overwhelming popularity of last week’s As the World Turns online reunion, comes another one today on Wednesday, April 8th featuring beloved stars from the former CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light.

Former show publicist, Alan Locher, will once again be hosting the You Tube livestream event, and it all kicks-off at 3PMEST/12PMPST.

Taking part in this very special hour will be: Kim Zimmer (Ex-Reva), Robert Newman (Ex-Josh), Jerry verDorn (Ex-Ross), Liz Keifer (Ex-Blake). and Maureen Garrett (Ex=H9lly), plus you never know who else might pop during these livestream sessions since everyone is participating remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To watch the Guiding Light on-screen reunion live click here

Get ready to walk down memory lane and catch-up with some of these amazing stars from this one-of-a-kind soap, that is missed by so many.

So, will you be checking out the GL reunion today? Comment below.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Livestream Reunion On Tap

Look who is reconnecting and reuniting for a special online reunion this coming Sunday? Several of the women from Wisteria Lane from the popular ABC primetime soap, Desperate Housewives that ran from 2004-2012.

Taking part in this latest reunion during the Coronavirus pandemic will be: Eva Longoria (Ex-Gabriella), Marcia Cross (Ex-Bree), Brenda Strong (Ex-Mary Alice), Vanessa Williams (Ex-Renee) and Dana Delaney (Ex-Katherine) on Sunday April 12th beginning at 8PMET.

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The actresses are coming together as part of the livestream episodes at Stars in the House, the series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to raise donations for The Actors Fund COVID-19 efforts.

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You can watch the Desperate Housewives livestream either at the Stars in the House website or via YouTube. 

So, will you be checking out the latest reunion one of your all-time favorite soaps be it primetime or daytime? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir ‘Nothing General About It’ Goes Nationwide Today

Today is the day! After months of fans eagerly awaiting the nationwide release of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) moving and insightful memoir, it’s finally available in book stores and online everywhere.

According to the publisher HarperCollins: The memoir Nothing General About It, looks back to Maurice’s youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.  A shocking, riveting, and utterly candid memoir of love, adversity, and ultimately hope, Nothing General About It offers insights and advice for everyone trying to cope with mental illness, and is a motivational story that offers lessons in perseverance—of the importance of believing in and fighting for yourself through the darkest times.  Nothing General About It includes a 16-page insert featuring approximately 50 photographs.”

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Benard posted on his Instagram on Tuesday the following message to all: “I’m so proud to have done something I would’ve never imagined I could do. The kid who barely graduated from high school, less likely to succeed. I want to thank everybody in the book, My mom and dad my brother General Hospital,Sue black all my friends and of course my wife Paula. To the great team Harper Collins for believing in me and working incredibly hard. There still working incredibly hard during these times. What a ride!!!”

So will you be checking out Nothing General About It and showing your love and support for Maurice? Comment below.

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