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Melrose Place Stars Thomas Calabro and Vanessa Williams Join THE BAY!

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More casting news out of Gregori J. Martin’s Daytime Emmy Award winning online series drama The Bay!  Two former Melrose Place stars are coming to Bay City for it’s upcoming fourth season.

First, Thomas Calabro who played the role of the scheming Dr. Michael Mancini during the entire nine season run of the primetime soap opera, and it’s reboot, and who also played “Mr. Puckman” on Glee, is coming to The Bay just in time for it’s  mid-season finale as a “mystery man – a character who threatens to throw a kink in an otherwise open and shut case.”

Also joining from Melrose Place is Vanessa Williams, best known for her role on the soap as Rhonda Blair,  and as Maxine Chadway on the Showtime cable television series Soul Food.

Williams is set to play the role of the Garrett’s crafty attorney Cleo Harris, a character who delivers life altering news to matriarch Sara Garrett’s (Mary Beth Evans) worried son Pete (Kristos Andrews).

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Melrose Place was one of the most iconic primetime soaps on television and was known for its jaw-dropping scandals,” related The Bay’s creator and executive producer Gregori J. Martin.  “Considering the mayhem that’s currently happening in Bay City, Vanessa and Thomas make the perfect additions to our amazing cast.”

What do you think about the casting additions of Thomas Calabro and Vanessa Williams giving us a throwback to Melrose Place on The Bay? Excited to hear this casting news? Comment below!

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Love a good MELORSE PLACE flashback! I am realtively new to online serial dramas. Is it possible to catch up on past seasons of THE BAY? So much good buzz.

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Yeah!!! You can watch past episode on Bliptv or on thebaytheseries.com.

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The Bay already had an amazing cast and it’s only getting better as the days go by! First Patsy Pease and now these two! Season 4 is already looking amazing!

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This keeps getting better and better!

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Woo Hoo! I’m excited! I’ll be watching… but I always do!

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‘This Is Us’ Season 6 to have Midseason Premiere and 18 Episode Order as It Concludes

The beloved Pearson family drama This Is Us will end after its sixth and final season, and news today from NBC executives Susan Rovner and Frances Berwick revealed that when the show returns for its last run, it will have a midseason, not a fall, premiere date.

Add to that, the fact that the show will wrap with an 18-episode order.  The execs shared to TV reporters and outlets including Deadline: “We know that saying goodbye to the Pearsons is going to be hard enough. So what we wanted to do is honor the fans and get them as close to an uninterrupted run as we could, which is only possible in midseason,” said Berwick.

Susan Rovner expressed: That by starting the story midseason, it will help make the send-off “a great event for the fans to enjoy.” She went on to say, “I think in Dan’s (Fogelman) hands, it’s going to be fantastic.”

For the past five season the cast has featured: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown,Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan, and there are still two more episodes of the current season, until the season finale on May 25th in a special time 10 p.m. ET/PT.

So, are you ready to say goodbye to the story of Randall, Kevin, and Kate and the rest of the family? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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