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Details And First Look Pics Of THE BAY New Arrivals: Eric Martsolf, Lindsay Hartley & A Martinez!

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The hit web series, The Bay has been busy adding some power-hitters to their already jam-packed soap star line-up for their eight new episodes!

The series creator, Gregory J. Martin informed On-Air On-Soaps of a little bit more background on the new casting arrivals to Bay City which include; Daytime Emmy winners, Eric Martsolf (Brady, DAYS) and A Martinez (Ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara), as well former All My Children favorite, and current cast member of the upcoming new docu-soap on POP Queens of Drama, Lindsay Hartley(Ex-Cara)!

Here is what we know about the roles that this talented trio will play in The Bay: Eric Martsolf is playing a young Lee Nelson formerly played by both Paul Satterfield (Ex-GH & OLTL) and Joe Lando (Ex-OLTL)!

Plans are in the works to tell the story of a young Sara Garrett (the adult version – Mary Beth Evans) and Lee, and how they met! Martsolf’s scenes will be through the use of flashbacks.  Fans of the series will begin to see that unfold in December!  Martin informed On-Air On-Soaps that working with Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf was, “amazing, and I am looking forward to working with him in future episodes!”

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Lindsay Hartley is appearing in three of the eight new episodes.  She plays bitch-on-wheels Sammie Sullivan.  Sammie is the new fiancee’ of Tony Foster (Gavin Houston).  And, she is supposedly one of Marly’s (Martha Madison) old high school friends.  Sammie, and Tony come to Bay City with some important information that is sure to shake up the Garretts!

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As far as previously announced fan favorite and Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez, word is that he guest stars in an upcoming episode, and in fact, he will shares scenes with former Santa Barbara alum, Lane Davies (Detective Mackenzie Johnson).  Martinez character will be connected to a key Bay City resident!

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Watch for the new installments of The Bay starting December 4th on ROKU via Blip TV.  In addition, the The Bay is in talks with other distribution platforms at this time.  On-Air On-Soaps will keep you updated as the series continues to move forward.

What do you think of the casting additions of Eric Martsolf, Lindsay Hartley, and A Martinez to The Bay? Let us know!

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B&B Fan
B&B Fan

I watch a few shows and I feel it isn’t done as well as the soaps are done for TV. Lighting & Coloring, etc. are off. Bad acting from a few too.

Robert
Robert

I agree with your assessment but I also see the potential it has because of all the experience of the people behind it, so to me it is a about the budgets because there are web series with less money and star power then they have and yet they look like high end tv productions.

Nik
Nik

Have you watched the recent episodes, or did you only watch the first episodes. For me the production (i.e. lighting, coloring) started out odd. You could tell they were working on tight budget. However, the production has gotten so much better in the later seasons. I honestly think it’s worth sticking with.

Tammy Kreiss
Tammy Kreiss

I love the fact he got my hubby Eric on the show!!! I’m only his other wife, but guess he couldn’t announce the news yet! So happy!

Robert
Robert

I been fascinated by the character Sarah’s past on this show because there is so much we have yet to understand and see, so I would love to see that played out on air. I hope they give us more info Sarah’srelationship with her mother and her mother’s family, since you can say all of this begin with her mother’s choices. I would love to see Mary Beth play her own character’s mother in the flashbacks, with the style and look of that era.

Mar
Mar

I have been a fan since before the series first aired. Gregory, cast and crew you have come a long way baby. I am so proud of all of you. Great cast and now with the new actors on board it will be even better. Each chapter we see is better than the last. For the nay sayers, I would like to see you do what Gregori has done on his limited budget!!
Onward and Upward The Bay, The Series.

LCC
LCC

I’ve been a big fan of The Bay since the first episode and feel like it just keeps getting better and better all the way around. Really looking forward to the next episodes and am excited to hear that Sara and Lee’s story is in the works. Eric Martsolf will be the perfect fit.

JENNY
JENNY

i miss eric martfolf working w/lindsay hartley let them work together again maybe days can bring her back

MissM
MissM

Nice! Really excited about these new additions. I love The Bay — it’s gotten steadily better in production values and when you couple that with the outstanding cast, it’s better than anything daytime has going. Now, if only we could get more and get it more often.

Looking forward to learning more Sara and what is up wth her past, as well as her current marriage to Steve. Definitely want more of her with Lex!

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma … or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support… as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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