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

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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”

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
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Peggy

YES! YES! Oh, YES!

Perla
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Perla

Fantastic news can’t wait to see it.

JustSaying
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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
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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
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Blake

Awesome! Good for CC and Michael!

gabster1
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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
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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
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brothasoap

Sarah Brown as Lauren, please. 🙂

barbara t
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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
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pam

any thing crystal does will be great

Bell
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Bell

I would like to see molly burnett come in

Tamale Encjilada
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Tamale Encjilada

Margaret Colin needs to visit the Grove!

Marlene Tinker
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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
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Wendy Stupp

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

Kathy
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Kathy

FInally… I’ve missed you all!!!!

Dayna miller
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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
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Virginia bemba

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

Rosa Committee
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Rosa Committee

I can’t wait to see The Grove!

Brian yonezaki
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Brian yonezaki

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

Aloha christal
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Christian LeBlanc Marks 30 Years as Y&R’s Michael Baldwin; Soap Plans Special Episode to Air in January

Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Christian LeBlanc, is celebrating today his 30th anniversary in the role of Michael Baldwin.

He began his portrayal of the legal eagle troubled bad boy back on November 26th, 1991. Since that time the character of Michael has evolved into one of the fan favorites in Genoa City.

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The Young and the Restless has revealed that coming in early January 2022, Christian and “Michael Baldwin” will have a special episode dedicated to them to honor the milestone.

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LeBlanc has won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy in 2005, 2007, and 2009 for his riveting performances.

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To make the occasion on Friday, Christian and Y&R celebrated his 30 years with a special look-back video of some of his most memorable moments where LeBlanc provided commentary.  You can check it out below.

Share your congrats to Christian for 30 years on a job well-done on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

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TONIGHT: ‘The Magic’ Holiday Movie Featuring Kristos Andrews, Katherine Kelly Lang, Charles Shaughnessy, and More

You can catch some of your favorite soap stars and notables from The Bay in the holiday motion picture drama,The Magic, premiering Thanksgiving night on Popstar!TV at 8pm EST/PST.

The Magic stars Kristos Andrews (Pete/Adam, The Bay) along with, Charles Shaughnessy (Victor, GH), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Brandon B. Brown, along with Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland and Golden Globe and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (Ex-Vance, Y&R).

The Bay’s Gregori J. Martin also directed, wrote, and produced this holiday film.

In story, hotshot attorney David Kane (Andrews) has lost the Christmas spirit and closed his heart to love following a tragic loss fifteen years earlier. Now, with the help of his guardian angels, twin sisters Mary Lou and Misty (The Bay’s Bianca and Chiara D’Ambrosio), David soon finds himself falling for paralegal Carolina Castillo (Alejandra Espinoza) and learns to believe in the magic of Christmas all over again.”

If you don’t catch it tonight, The Magic will also be available on digital and on demand starting December 10th on Popstar!TV and other streaming platforms to follow.

You can check out the trailer for the film below.

So, will you be checking out The Magic? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

THE MAGIC – Official Trailer (HD) from LANY Entertainment on Vimeo.

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DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati talks with Michael Fairman on the creation and the making of the limited-series “Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem” currently streaming on Peacock. Leave A Comment

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