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Laura Wright, Michelle Stafford, and Justin Deas Join Chappell & Company in All-Star Cast of THE GROVE!

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All we can say is “Wow!”  Crystal Chappell’s latest online web series, The Grove announced it’s official cast list last evening and it is filled with some of the biggest and most popular names to ever grace daytime television screens!

From what we can tell, at the series centerpiece will be Chappell and her longtime scene partner, Jessica Leccia, once again in new roles.  Chappell plays Nico and Leccia plays Ivy.   But then come the dueling families and citizens of The Grove  that will also be key and major components of the new web soap.  Yup, look for the Moynihans vs. the Kincaids!

Daytime Emmy winners General Hospital’s Laura Wright, The Young and the Restless  Michelle Stafford, Christian LeBlanc and Beth Maitland, Guiding Light’s Justin Deas and  Jordan Clarke all have key roles!  Add to that, daytime favorites formerly from Days of our Lives Peter Reckell and Nadia Bjorlin, and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Linsey Godrey, plus Venice’s Harrison White and Patrick Killian-White, and you have one talented cast!

To check the official casting announcement, go to the The Grove The Series official facebook page and there will be the reveal of who everyone will play! And for more information on the back-story of The Grove, the characters, and what is to come, visit the series website here!

So, who are you most excited about seeing in The Grove?  Let us know what you think of the casting of the series?

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Cindy
Cindy

You had me with Justin Deas. It just doesn’t get any better than that!!!

Skyla
Skyla

I am so excited about this soap!!! I knew when Ms. CC started to put this together it wouldn’t disappoint. So happy she has Michelle Stafford, Peter Reckell, CLB, Nadia Bjorlin, & Laura Wright all in her cast along with Jessica Leccia… this is going to be fantastic!!!

Danielle
Danielle

incredible cast! very much looking forward to this series. plus, you can’t go wrong with the trio of CC+JL+NB!

susan M.
susan M.

Does this mean Laura Wright is leaving GH????????/ Since she joined the cast The grove…..

SZima
SZima

No

Lisa
Lisa

Laura Wright! 🙂

PJ
PJ

As always, I’m most excited to see CC & JL together. However, this is a great cast they’ve put together.
Thrilled to see Justin Deas on the list! So looking forward to “The Grove”.

Bambu
Bambu

I love Venice so I know I’ll love this also.

susan M.
susan M.

This is a on-line web series correct , is there going to be a fee to watch this????????? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4

susan M.
susan M.

Don’t want to have to pay to see this….If it were OLTL it would be a entirerely different story…………..These aren’t my favorite characters..Didn’t watch Y&R or Guiding Light…………………Or The Days of Our Lives..Not familiar with those soaps…Never watched them …………………………………So I am not sure I will watch this…..

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

There’s only one soap that I would pay for and that’s One life to live.

susan M.
susan M.

So would I.. I have a laptop comp. I was going to watch OLTL if it had come on-line..Pretty nice size screen too..My husband has his other comp. So it wouldn’t have interferred with anything..My own comp. to watch OLTL..That would have been GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gabster1
gabster1

This is going to be fantastic. Can’t wait. Love almost everyone involved, especially CC & JL.

(btw all you one lifers. It’s over. Get over it. We all had to move on from our various cancelled soaps. You can too. I tried to watch it. Gave it 2 months and could not abide it. There is no need to mention it ad nauseam as the standard for excellence all other shows must ascribe to.)

PalmGirl73
PalmGirl73

So excited the Talented Chappell did again! Cant wait for the grove!

Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie

I’m looking forward to more soapy goodness from Chappell and her merry gang….

Scott
Scott

“The Grove” looks incredible. Chappell has always produced quality web series. “Venice: The Series” is fantastic and I suspect this shall be too! I’d pay to watch it!!

Leslie Watson
Leslie Watson

I can not wait to see all of our favorite soap stars back on our screens !!!

Carolyn Kammen
Carolyn Kammen

Ohh nice casting Ms. chappell, this is a life long soap viewers dream come true , wow!! Beth Maitland!!! will be great to see her, and everyone else. Looking forward to it ,

Donna
Donna

So excited to see MS and CLB , and BM , great cast ! Yeah for Michelle Stafford , you don’t need Y&R , but they sure need you! You are on to better things. This is gonna be a great series , can’t wait!

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DAYS POLL: Which Actor Are You Most Upset About Exiting The Show?

Over the past few weeks, Days of our Lives fans were devastated hearing the news of several upcoming departures.

The NBC soap opera does tape so far in advance that many will still be airing through September of this year; while Casey Moss’ last episode as JJ aired this past week.

With Galen Gering (Rafe) leaving as well as Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Chandler Massey (Wll), we wanted to know; which actors are you most upset about leaving the series?

Vote below in our most recent DAYS poll and then let us know why you cast your vote that way via the comment section

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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

Check out more below on the podcast.

So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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