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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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Jeremy
Jeremy

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!!!

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

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

Paul
Paul

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.

Mark Y
Mark Y

Is The Bay as violent as the trailer indicates?

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

No, in fact I’d rate the show a pg-13

LCC
LCC

Gret news! I’ll be watching!

Sanxra
Sanxra

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

Jolanda Da Thesta
Jolanda Da Thesta

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

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

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.

Donna M
Donna M

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.

Susan
Susan

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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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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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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‘Chad & Abby In Paris’ Chapter 2 Set To Debut On The DOOL App As The Story Continues

The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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