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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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Tom Pelphrey Set As Series Regular For Amazon’s Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Celebrates Taping 100 Episodes Since Returning to Production Amidst COVID-19

This week on Wednesday, The Bold and the Beautiful reached another milestone in their over 33-years on the air, but this one nobody could have prepared for or predicted earlier this year.

The CBS daytime drama celebrated their 100th episode back in production after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production months ago.  B&B was the first soap and television show back in production in the U.S. in June and since that time has kept the show moving forward offering its fans plenty of drama.

For the milestone, the cast and crew were given new masks to wear, which showed The Bold and the Beautiful logo and the 100 numerical number.

Taking to their Instagram account over the last few days, showing off their masks, and marking the occasion have been cast members including: Lawrence-Saint Victor, Thorsten Kaye, Denise Richard, Matthew Atkinson, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Scott Clifton, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and more.

Thosten Kaye gave a special message and shout out to fans of the series sharing: ” We couldn’t have done it without you, our fans. Thank you.”

Lawrence Saint-Victor shared: “We’ve shot 100 episodes since we’ve been back in production!!  Our incredible team who brought us back and brought us back safely.   We weathered this crazy time.”

Check out Jacqui and Scott celebration pic below, then share your congrats to B&B for providing entertainment and drama during these tough times when it cannot be easy to film via the comment section below.

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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