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THE BAY Moves to Amazon Prime This Summer: Announces New Casting Additions!

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The Emmy-award winning digital series, The Bay is on the move this summer, and its landed and none other than Amazon Prime!

With a new beginning, viewers will be able to binge watch the “Director’s Cut” to be re-released in two 14-episode seasons on Amazon Prime.   “We’re excited to bring to the viewers these remastered episodes with never before seen footage,” states Gregori J. Martin, The Bay’s creator, writer and Executive Producer.  “The show will have a new starting point, and we hope the viewers will binge watch the series to learn the whole story.”

In addition, The Bay is going back into production with 6 new episodes in May.  In the vein of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol,” Mayor Jack Madison (Nicolas Coster) will be taken on a journey where he’ll reluctantly face his past transgressions.

Joining the cast in the role of the mayor’s ex-wife and son John Blackwell’s (Ronn Moss) late mother is Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, True Blood, Revenge),  Brandon Beemer (Days of our Lives) will fill the role of a younger John Blackwell as Jensen Buchanan (The Young & the Restless, Another World) undertakes the role of Melody Garrett circa 1986. Marissa Tait (The Bold and the Beautiful) joins the cast as Young Katherine Blackwell while Eric Martsolf and Abby Wathen return in their roles as Young Lee and Young Sara.  Additional casting news will be released prior to production.  Updates and additional information regarding The Bay can be found at www.thebaytheseries.com

What do you think of The Bay heading to Amazon Prime? And what do you think of the casting annoucements featuring soap notables: Hennesy, Beemer, Buchanan, and Tait?  Comment below!

 

 

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  1. Jeremy

    April 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    This is great news, I’ve enjoyed watching The Bay, but I stopped, and now with it hopefully being available on Amazon Prime, all seasons, will make viewing easier and more accessible! I’ll return as a viewer!!!

  2. Lou Piikes

    April 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Its seems that the Bay is going places and that’s a good thing. I’m happy the series found a permanent home.

  3. Paul

    April 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Congrats to The Bay! I think this is a good move for the show. I’d like to see Prime get the AMC and OLTL reboots as well.

  4. Mark Y

    April 16, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Is The Bay as violent as the trailer indicates?

    • Lou Piikes

      April 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      No, in fact I’d rate the show a pg-13

  5. LCC

    April 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Gret news! I’ll be watching!

  6. Sanxra

    April 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I’m happy for them although I don’t believe Canadians can get Amazon prime so…once again we are forgotten!

  7. Jolanda Da Thesta

    April 16, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Maybe I’m blond but what Sanxra is saying. .. does that mean
    The Netherlands can’t see the #TheBaytheSeries anymore or
    is it still on there website https://thebaytheseries.com
    I hope so
    Greetings from Amsterdam

  8. Chrystie_Delancey

    April 18, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    This is GREAT for soaps. It is much easier to watch streaming on television then on a PC. I would actually watch it on this platform. I hope more can follow suit.

  9. Donna M

    April 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    looking for a new soap, but won’t pay for Amazon to watch it without big incentive.
    For me, that means only Jack wagner on. lol..sorry to be picky.

  10. Susan

    April 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so excited to watch The Bay on Amazon Prime this summer! Lilly Melghar is an amazing actress! She dives so deeply into the characters she plays, you truly feel the emotion from her extraordinary talent. She really pulls from deep within. I just love her!!!

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Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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