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THE BAY Puts Season Three On Hold Citing Bigger Budget, Higher Production Value with Cast Intact On The Horizon!

For those expecting a season three of The Bay to pop up over the upcoming holiday season, you will have to put that on pause.   In an official press release from LANY films and The Bay’s executive producer, Gregori J. Martin today, behind-the-scenes changes are the reason production is being delayed in order to bring a more enhanced quality product and viewing experience for fans of the Daytime Emmy nominated web series.  Here is the official press release below!

“It’s no secret that I’ve always had a passion for quality scripted daytime drama,” states Gregori J. Martin, Executive Producer and creator of the Emmy-nominated serial drama The Bay. “The importance of scripted daytime drama can’t be overly emphasized. This is the genre that ushered in the new era of television in the 1950‘s, and is the same genre that is now ushering in a new era on a new platform – the internet. I am excited to say that as THE BAY advances to a new level in Season 3, we plan to bring scripted daytime drama back to the forefront.”

As LANY Entertainment, in association with LocoDistro and Associated Television International (ATI), makes plans for a bigger and better Season 3 online and/or on television, it’s the action taking place behind the camera that will determine when viewers are once again treated to the high-stakes drama Bay City is known for. It’s a classic example of good things coming to those who wait.

“Season 3 of The Bay promises to be the best one yet,” Martin continues. “We’re currently in the position where we must wait to take our next step. Though we can’t give a premiere date yet, we’re thrilled to announce that all of your favorite daytime veterans will be returning. We’ll have a bigger budget to work with, our production values will be higher, with better location shoots, and more. Not only will our fans have all their favorites return, but the show as a whole will look and feel even better.”

Concerning the behind the camera action, LocoDistro’s Chief Creative Officer and an Executive Producer of THE BAY Gabriel Gornell adds, “It’s an essential time for daytime dramas—and it’s important that new dramas born on the web, like The Bay, continue to push both creative and production values year after year. Basically, if daytime dramas are to thrive across new media platforms, it’s essential they provide an equal or better viewing experience to what fans have grown accustomed to in broadcast.”

Jim Romanovich, ATI’s president of worldwide media and entertainment, concurs, “Given the past success and scope of The Bay I agree we must take our time so that the quality of the production itself is everything we expect it to be and more. Season 3 of The Bay will be bigger and better, but in order for us to bring that quality of work to the table, production should only begin when all of these elements are in place.”

Gregori J. Martin concludes, “I’m both thrilled and grateful for Gabriel and Jim’s dedication and enthusiasm for the success of our show. It’s a very exciting time for The Bay!  Originally anticipated to premiere in early November, The Bay  Season 3 debut will be delayed until further notice, the date TBA. Until then, fans can enjoy past episodes and other perks at www.thebaytheseries.com

So soapers, what do you think of the news of The Bay’s delayed season?  Are you excited that the key participants are aiming at delivering a higher quality product? Weigh-in!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

VERY EXCITED!!!! The second season was quite amazing, so knowing that this is happening for the third season excites me. This is one series I’d love to see on television!

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

I think the statement says that they dont have the finances in line for season three but are optimistic about getting them somewhere down the line. Same thing as PP, big plans, no money

Erica
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Erica

I’m a little sad about the delay but very excited about the possibilities for the future. I saw Gregori’s tweet about the CW and I hope that means great things for The Bay. With such great actors and story, the Bay deserves a home on television.

I’m glad that the Bay has garnered the support of great people like Jim Romanovich and Gabriel Gornell. Great people + great talent + great stories = a great show with a bright future.

Erica
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Erica

The Bay is not like PP. We’ve already had two seasons and Gregori and the crew have come through every year. I know they will this year too. I saw Gregori’s tweet about the CW and I sure hope that means something good for the Bay. It deserves a home on television.

I’m very glad the Jim Romanovich and Gabriel Gornell are on board with the Bay. Great people equal a great show and nothing but a bright future ahead.

miahappy
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miahappy

I saw a tweet that talks are on with the CW!!!! How awesome is that! This show is great and deservers to be on TV! Can’t wait!

Cees
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Cees

This isn’t about whether or not there will be a season 3, but where we will watching season 3 when it premires. In talks with the CW according to some recent tweets, and rumor has it some other big online distributors are interested as well. Great news for The Bay!

Carol C. Hedgepeth
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Carol C. Hedgepeth

Great news for The Bay! A very bright future ahead! Looking forward to Season 3 now more than ever!

Shannon
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Shannon

I don’t think this is a good sign, no matter how they try to spin it. I’ll hope for the best.

Brian
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Brian

Why?

Jules
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Jules

I love this show, looking forward to season 3 and finding out what Steve has done with Sara !!! Fingers crossed it makes it to TV.

Sandy
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Sandy

What a mess. One of the most transparent press releases in history. Not a single thing they announced makes any sense in the logical business world. People don’t announce serious, legitimate business deals to the public like that, let alone on Twitter (a.k.a. CW deal), and if the budget is bigger why didn’t they meet their indiegogo goal? Ego driven spin job from the looks of it. I would be less worried about the returning stars and more concerned with the abysmal sound quality, and pointless spinoffs. Carol is well intended but she is Gregori’s assistant after all. Instead of… Read more »

Suzi
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Suzi

Why so cynical? If the show was simply delayed, I would wonder, too, but when it’s announced Gabriel Gornell and Jim Romanovich are involved after the show receives an Emmy nod….that tells me there’s something bigger going on. I take this announcement as something very positive. I’m amazed what Gregori has done with this show so far (the sound issues, etc. have not been an issue since the very first episodes) and with a greater budget and more latitude, I can only imagine how much better the show can be. The Bay can give us what today’s soaps are sorely… Read more »

Carol C. Hedgepeth
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Carol C. Hedgepeth

Keeping quiet when things are looking so good is not good business sense. Fans want to know what is going on with the show. Releasing an update that reflects what is going on behind the scenes, but not something that can be laid out fully on the table, is good business sense. Fans are important; the very reason for The Bay’s success. Season 3 of The Bay will not debut during the timeframe originally scheduled, and as the press release states, the delay is for very good reasons. The spin-offs tell an intricate part of the whole story, which has… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

I don’t think it’s bad news at all. Yes it means there’s a delay and that finances are likely still being lined up, but I think it’s very logical. As this show has grown in both quality and popularity, sponsors have come forward and it appears that there’s legitimate interest from some in TV. I understand how those things might impact the production. A show that was totally the brainchild of Gregori produced solely for fans on an extra slim shoestring is now a product that he has to take great care with in order to preserve and strengthen in… Read more »

Diane A. Scoville=Kingsley
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Diane A. Scoville=Kingsley

The creators of The Bay should not get carry away with greed, illusions of television riches and bigger audiences. I think they should stick with the pace they are going with breaking ground on the internet. Remember the tale of the Race between the Tortoise and the Rabbit!

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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REPORT: Clayton Echard Cast as the Next ‘Bachelor’ for its Upcoming 26th Season

After all the turmoil of the previous ‘Bachelor’ seasons, it looks like the ABC reality-dating competition may have found their man.

Multiple sources are reporting that Clayton Echard, who no one has seen yet, and who appears as a suitor in Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette, has actually been given the nod to be the lead in the new upcoming 26th season of the series.

On Wednesday, leaked photos appeared online of Echard with a camera crew by E! News  questioning if he would be the new “Bachelor.”

Variety is saying that their sources are saying Echard is ABC’s choice for the lead, but that no official announcement will be forthcoming especially since Young’s season of The Bachelorette which bows October 19th had not even begun.

What we can glean on Echard from his Instagram page is that he is 28-years-old and from Missouri and played college football at U of Missouri and was signed as pro to play with tight end with the Seattle Seahawks, but he is now an orthopaedic saleman.

So, will you be watching the new season of The Bachelor when it comes around most likely in January 2022? Comment below.

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