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GH Alum Vinessa Antoine’s CBC Series ‘Diggstown’ Renewed For Season Three

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Great news for former General Hospital star, Vinessa Antoine (Ex-Jordan Ashford).  The Canadian series in which she stars, Diggstown has received its third season renewal by the CBC.  Shooting for the upcoming season is to begin in Halifax, Nova Scotia in early 2021.

In Diggstown, Antoine stars as Marcie Diggs, a legal aid lawyer, who who continues her exploration of a system fraying at the edges as she and her band of tireless colleagues fight to protect society’s most vulnerable from a capricious justice system.

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In a statement,  Sally Catto, General Manager of Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC said of Diggstown and its other announced renewal of Burden of Truth that both shows look at the legal world in a “distinct lens by highlighting systemic corruption, injustice and discrimination in the legal system, including anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism.  These two series offer a unique take on the traditional crime procedural, and continue to engage audiences across the country each season with strong performances and original storylines.”

Deadline broke the news of the Diggstown pick-up.

So, happy for Vinessa that there is more Diggstown on the way? Comment below.

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I’m actually surprised this show hasn’t been picked up by a US network yet. The seasons are only 6 episodes long, but that’s a good number for a summer replacement series…. which is when it usually ends up airing here in Hell. Maybe the US networks are afraid that a Canadian legal drama wouldn’t resonate with a US audience, though there’s not a lot of difference in how the courtroom drama plays out, apart from the Prosecutor claiming to speak for “the Crown”, rather than “the State”. And another CBC legal drama, “Burden of Truth” is already running on the… Read more »

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It is is on BET streaming service

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Good to know. We don’t get BET down here, but I’m glad somebody is carrying it in the US.

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I have no “clue” what diggstown is about… per @Satan… it’s 6 hour eppi is considered a season… so be it

ex-Jordan , General Hospital…. is a leading actress 3rd season is no small feat

Congratulations ! Ms. Vinessa Antoine

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I find it is really only American shows that have 20 or more episodes per season. The U.K. shows usually have 8 or 10 and call it a season as well.

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I live in Canada and have watched both season. Both seasons were very good and I am now looking forward to the third.

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The first time I saw her on TV was on the CBC hit series Heartland, then came to General Hospital and I was so happy that this actress was doing well in the TV biz. It would be nice if an American start airing Diggstown so I can watch it. Congrats to her on her success.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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Exec Prod Frank Valentini On GH’s Return with New Episodes: “There is a Bang and a Surprise and a Twist”

Monday, General Hospital will finally be airing a new episode – the first in months due to COVID-19 – which had previously shut down production of the show.  Now with safety protocols in place, GH will become the first ABC network show back on TV with original installments.

GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini spoke to ABC 7 Los Angeles’ entertainment guru George Pennacchio on the legacy soap opera’s return and picking up the story where things left off.

Valentini offered up for Monday’s episode: “The very first few seconds of the show, I think, will blow a lot of the audience’s mind because there’s a big surprise that we inserted in.”

Meanwhile, viewers know that their is a major custody case going on for Wiley/Jonah, and that Mike’s (Max Gail) battle with Alzheimer’s could wrap in the coming months if the story continues as it had before the shut down.

However, Valentini shared that fans have some very exciting things to look forward to on GH: “There is a bang and a surprise and a twist and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

In addition, Pennacchio reports that the GH Nurses’ Ball will return sometime in August, which usually airs in May, but didn’t, because of COVID-19 this past spring.

As to how GH will handle the love scenes, the kisses, and the intimate moments between characters which are a staple of the genre during the health crisis, Frank expressed:”Physical intimacy is limited.  We’re going to leave a lot more to the imagination.”

So, what surprises do you think are in store as previewed by Valentini when GH returns with new episodes? Comment below.

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Lindsay Hartley On Temporarily Replacing GH’s Kelly Monaco: “Some Big Shoes To Fill … Precious Too.”

When General Hospital returned to shooting new episodes amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sam McCall looked a bit different temporarily and that’s because the role was played for a bit by soap veteran Lindsay Korman-Hartley (Ex-Passions, All My Children, and Days of our Lives).

Hartley has been subbing for series star, Kelly Monaco (Sam) and according to Daytime Confidential is filling in only for a few weeks in the role,

Lindsay tweeted when the news broke: “Some big shoes to fill…precious too. I hope you enjoy watching Sam as much as I have enjoyed playing her, temporarily.”

In addition on Friday, Monaco’s mom, took to Twitter and informed a fan of Kelly’s the status of her daughter’s health which was good news that she will be back (as it looks as of now) on Monday to tape new episodes of GH,

Carmina Monaco shared:”Kelly is great and should be back on set Monday. 14 day quarantine after a breathing problem with mask 1st day back. 3 negative Covid test, I’d say she is better than great. Thank you for all of the love,”

GH fans are eagerly awaiting new episodes of the long-running ABC daytime drama series to begin airing, and they won’t have to wait much longer as this coming Monday, August 3rd, the story picks back up.

We look forward to Kelly’s return to the series in the role she made soap-famous, while Lindsay takes over to keep the character present in the storylines.

So, what do you think of Lindsay being the temp recast for Kelly? Glad to know Kelly is doing OK? Share your thoughts below.

 

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