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Former GH EP Wendy Riche Joins The Bay As Series Executive Consultant!

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Great news for The Bay and daytime fans who have missed the work of former General Hospital executive producer, Wendy Riche.  The talented lady responsible for many of GH’s most powerful and emotional storylines has joined forces with The Bay’s creator Gregori J. Martin as the digital series executive consultant!

In her role, Riche will work closely with Martin fleshing out stories for new episodes, and enhancing the production in all areas.  Riche had already started working on The Bay.   Look for Riche’s contributions to first show up in new content shooting in May that will air on Amazon Prime in the fall.

Martin said of the Riche addition:  “I was first introduced to Wendy’s work when she joined General Hospital in the early 9o’s and have been a big fan of hers ever since.  Wendy is a master at pulling on the heart strings and fleshing out characters so she’s going to help bring a lot of those elements to The Bay.  We’re all very excited to have her on board.”

So, what do you think of Wendy Riche joining The Bay? Comment below!

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Suzee Markowitz
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Suzee Markowitz

So excited for Wendy Riche’s storylines as I always loved her work at GH!!!
Great choice in hiring Wendy to help!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Oh! No! Run, people, run!

dmr
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dmr

I wish that Wendy Riche would come back to General Hospital. I loved the Claire Labine and Wendy Riche era-Sonny and Brenda, Ned and Lois, the Q’s, Luke’s night club, the hospital stories. Such great storytelling!

Matilda
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Matilda

Wouldn’t it be great if Wendy came back and GH had an EP who actually cared about GH and wanted to produce a show for GH fans? First order of business, take out the trash; Franco, Nina, Julian, Ava…

Daphne
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Daphne

I agree with you completely Matilda.

Justin
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Justin

It would be a dream come true!

Daphne
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Daphne

This is amazing. Wendy Riche is brilliant. I would give anything to have her back at GH but am glad she will be working on The Bay now. This show is about to take off in a really big way and I couldn’t be more excited. Amazon Prime will be happening this summer, no doubt.

Tommy
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Tommy

Wendy Riche is a terrific lady, one day she might be back with GH.

Gary
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Gary

Yes Tommy, Wendy needs to come back to General Hospital. Wendy is a talented woman.

LCC
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LCC

Great news! Things are really happening for The Bay. Looking forward to seeing what’s in store.

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Vinessa Antoine’s ‘Diggstown’ Acquired by Fox in the U.S.

Great news for fans of former GH star Vinessa Antoine (Ex-Jordan).  The Canadian legal drama, Diggstown, in which she stars has found an American broadcasting home via news today that Fox has acquired the series.

Fox has picked up twelve episodes for seasons one and two of the drama.

In Diggstown, Antoine stars as Marcie Diggs, a star corporate lawyer who reconsiders her priorities and moves to work in a legal-aid office after her beloved aunt takes her own life following the pressures of a malicious prosecution.

 

The series explores issues of social injustice among other topical matters and universal themes. The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics, and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice. They work directly in the community to find justice for their varied clients. Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.

Deadline broke the news of the acquisition, which will help the network during the Covid-19 pandemic and production shutdowns, to have programming ready to go while other shows continue to get up and running.

No word yet on when Fox might air Diggstown in its primetime line-up.

So, excited to see Vinessa in the legal drama when the show airs on Fox? Comment below.

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When Martin Met Jackie (AKA All My Children’s Tad and Jenny) on General Hospital

If you caught Monday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama snuck in a ‘wink-wink nudge-nudge’ to viewers of the once dominant ABC daytime soap opera line-up.

Since Kim Delaney was announced as coming to GH to take on the role of ace investigative journalist, Jackie Templeton, longtime All My Children viewers noted that she at some point could be reunited with her former All My Children TV brother, Michael E. Knight, because they are both now in Port Charles.

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The one time Tad and Jenny Gardner of Pine Valley got re-acquainted on yesterday’s episode when Martin interrupted a conversation between Jackie and her son, Chase (Josh Swickard).  When he did, Jackie looks at Martin and says, “Do I know you?”   She looks as though she is trying to place exactly where she knows that face from, and from there the two eventually share their first one-on-one scenes as their new soap alter-egos.

In the moment, Martin wants Jackie to investigate what happened to his mother, Florence, and reveals to Jackie that his bio-brother is Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober), which perks up Jackie to probably do some digging.

For many, it was great to see Michael and Kim together again, and here’s hoping GH can capitalize on it in future scenes.

So did you enjoy the nod to All My Children history on yesterday’s GH between Jackie and Martin aka Jenny and Tad? Comment below.

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General Hospital to Incorporate In-Story ‘GMA3: What You Need to Know’ Jackie Templeton & Sasha Gilmore Interview

In a crossover of sorts, on the upcoming, Wednesday, January 27 episode of General Hospital, the daytime drama series will bring the characters of Jackie Templeton (Kim Delaney) and Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson) to its true lead-in, GMA3: What You Need to Know, but in a fictitious way for a revealing and explosive interview.

The scene is set in the Metro Court in Port Charles, and Jackie, the ace reporter and journalist has some tough questions for Sasha during their sit-down interview.  The in-story tie-in helps promote both shows in the ABC afternoon line-up.

Soap Opera Digest, who first brought the news of the mash-up in their latest issue, revealed that the moment is “being played as a remote segment for the ABC news and lifestyle program.”

However, there will be no one from GMA3 appearing on the Wednesday episode.

So what do you think will happen during the Jackie/Sasha sit-down? Comment below.

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