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OLTL's Austin Williams to be honored for bullying storyline!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Just as Shane Morasco’s bullying storyline picks up steam and reaches the tipping point on One Life to Live, actor Austin Williams (see on left with Andrew Trischitta) will be honored for his portrayal in the emotional storyline, which highlights the harsh, negative realities of bullying, at the 7th Annual Prestige Awards.

According to Soap Opera Digest, “The awards salute individuals in the arts and entertainment who are making a difference in society or giving back to communities. The awards will take place in Poughkeepsie, NY, on April 3, 2011.”

Congratulations to Austin on a job well done…and yet to come!

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Chris
Chris

I’m so happy for Austin he’s doing amazing job… That’s all I’ll say about the bully storyline.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Hurray to Austin for his wonderful work! 🙂

Michelle
Michelle

I’m troubled with this storyline. I can remember when I was in high school, and I know how Shane feels. I was also bullied, but not near as bad as Shane is being. There were times I felt like killing myself, but I did not go through with it. I think though that this is an interesting storyline, and I do like Andrew Trischitta as Jack. He even has a mean voice, because it is deep. I hope that Shane does not kill himself, and Jack will get what is coming to him. Maybe being shipped off to military school would straighten Jack out, if Blair can not knock some sense into her son. Jack has what is coming to him, and I hope that he learns his lesson. Good job Austin and Andrew though, you both are doing a good job playing Shane and Jack.

Jen
Jen

Boy this storyline is interesting. The sad thing is that it does happen. Jack needs to be shipped off to military school, or maybe Juvinile Hall would be a good place for him. Jack needs to be put into his place, and I know that he will pay for his cruel actions. The storyline is about to get interesting, and I hope that Rex and Gigi can stop Shane from killing himself. Shane will need help us well, but he will get it from his parents, and there is a lot of people who care for him. I can not wait to see what happens to Jack, and he will be in a lot of trouble. I think that Andrew does a good job playing Jack, and his voice sounds mean because it is deep. Good luck to Shane, and Andrew keep on doing a good job playing Jack, but I hope that Jack straightens out. He needs to be put into his place.

Days Of Our Lives

Sean Blakemore and Gilles Marini To Appear in Season Five of THE BAY

Two more stars very familiar to daytime audiences have been added to the continual growing cast of the digital drama series, The Bay. 

Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

Currently, the first half of season 4 of the series is available via Amazon’s Prime Video, with the second half of season to be released later this fall.  No release date has been confirmed at this time.

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So, what do you think of Sean and Gilles coming to The Bay? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Memoir Available Now For Pre-Order

One of the most highly-anticipated autobiography’s, Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, GH) Nothing General About It, is set for release on April 7th of 2020.  But now according to the book publisher, HarperCollins, you can pre-order your copy of the riveting real-life story of Benard now by heading on over to Amazon  to make your purchase.

According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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Look for Nothing General About It to feature a 16-page insert featuring nearly 50 photographs.

So, will you be pre-ordering Maurice’s memoir? Excited to read what he shared? Comment below.

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RATINGS: Days of our Lives Has Strong Week

The ratings are out for the week of September 2nd through the 6th and it was NBC’s Days of our Lives that was the only daytime drama series to gain in total viewers and households.

That week featured the debut of One Life to Live icon, Robin Strasser in her debut on DAYS as Vivian Alamain replacing Louise Sorel.

DAYS topped General Hospital for the week moving into third place adding +82,000 total viewers, while GH hit a new low losing – 143,000 viewers, as well, the CBS Daytime series of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful also lost total viewers … -189,000 and -120,000 for the ratings period.

In addition, DAYS was up +.04 in households week-to-week.   However. the show year-to-year that has continued in recent weeks to lose viewers is The Young and the Restless who from this time last year lost -453,000 viewers.

In the key demos: Y&R remained at #1 in 18-49, 18-34 and 25-54 in total viewers, but in the ratings share it tied with B&B in the 18-34 category.  Over the past few weeks, B&B has also been in the top demo slots trading off with Y&R.

With the fall season upon us and summer coming to a close, perhaps many soap viewers will be checking back in to see what is happening in the towns of Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.

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But of course, story and content is king, so here’s hoping viewers will be into what the shows are serving up in the months to come.  And if you love the genre, it’s important to remember in the words of Robin Strasser to “Support the Four”.

Check out the entire ratings picture via SON here.

(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 3,616,000 (-120,000/-453,000)
2. B&B 3,196,000 (-189,000/-87,000)
3. DAYS 2,123,000 (+82,000/-30,000)
4. GH 2,023,000 (-143,000/-297,000)

So, what soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now? Which soap opera is delivering the worst? What changes would you like to see made that you think would help your favorite soap gain more viewers? Comment below.

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