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THE BAY Returns with All-New Edgier Dramatic Episodes!

To say that the retooled The Bay is different from its previous seasons is an understatement! Taking its cue from the progression of online soaps such as the revival of One Life to Live, where sex and drugs and a club are part of the central focus for much of the action.  As promised by creator, Gregori Martin, The Bay is certainly for more edgier than before.   And while we won’t spoil all the action, fasten your seat belts!

The Bay picks up three years after the last time we saw the Garrett clan!  Billed on their series website as a drama filled with forbidden love, malicious lies and taboo sex, many familiar faces from daytime return to their roles including: Mary Beth Evans, Matthew Ashford, Lilly Melgar, Terri Ivens, Jackie Zeman, Nicholas Coster, Taylor Stanley and Scott Bailey, who join Derrell Whit, Jade Harlow, Kristos Andrews, Thor Knai, Eric Fellows, Emmie Romanovich and more in the pared down cast!

In story as the new episodes pick-up, Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans) has done the unthinkable making Lex Martin (Tristan Rogers) determined to uncover the truth.  Peter Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) love life takes a complicated turn, as does a confused Lianna Ramos (Jade Harlow).  Steve Jensen (Matthew Ashford) has little choice but to deal with pesky reporter Nathan Perkins (Scott Bailey), while Mayor Jack Madison (Nicholas Coster) is left to do some serious explaining. Igor Chambers (Camden Toy) attempts to deal with Sofia Madison’s (Jackie Zeman) wrath and his shady reputation.

After watching the premiere, Scott Bailey really stood out to us for his performance as the investigative reporter trying to dig at the truth, while getting a dig in on all the shady peeps in Bay City!  Now watch Chapter 11 episodes 1 and 2 of The Bay after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought of it!  Who did you enjoy seeing the most?  Did you like the new opening credits? Weigh-in!

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After all the press releases LANY pictures released saying how season 3 was going to be delayed for a bigger budget and higher production values I was so disappointed to not see any proof of that on the screen. The Bay used to be one of my favorite shows, but it’s missing most of the actors I used to love to watch. The stories barely make any sense and the sound quality is almost as bad as it was in season one. I could barely hear some of the actors half of the time, and why is it always so dark? I wish they had taken more time after all the bragging and made something really special. I know I’m going to get chewed out by all of The Bay fans for saying this, but I think we deserve better.

So glad The Bay is back! Definitely has an edgier look and feel. Hard to choose who I enjoyed the most. This is one of the few shows where I’m interested in all the storylines, not just one or two. Looking forward to more.

Sexier it is… I loved it. All the new twists had my jaw dropping…. Can’t wait to see more!

So glad this show is back! I’m still trying to sort out so much, and I imagine that the next two parts will tell us a little more, but what…?? Sara married Steve? Why would she do that? What does he have on her. And this whole crazy club scene — very well done! Love seeing Sara, Lex, Steve and Will. Jade did a great job as a more grown up Lianna. And I’m loving this little vixen, Orchid. Zoey is great, as usual…and I think she and Nathan could have some interesting banter/chemistry.

i also really thought Scott Bailey popped here. i like the interaction between Nathan and Orchid, but I also am intrigues by his intrighe with zoey. my favorite was the club scene. it drew me right in. Igor is great fun, he gets the best lines. as for the darkness, yes, very dark lighting. i think it’s a purposeful artistry he’s trying to achieve. i understand it, and i think it’s effective.

Pure, overrated garbage. This show has fallen from grace. I agree with Jessica. The quality alone is enough to get this show laughed out of the room. I also find it funny that all of “the fans” of The Bay post comments within 15 to 20 minute time increments on We Love Soaps, Daytime Confidential, and this site. A little unusual if they are all really different people. The whole thing is rigged by Gregori and his staff to cover the fact that he continues to underproduce a sloppy series that coasts on the names of soap stars. What happened to all the Daytime and Emmy producing talent that was supposed to be attached to this show? Did none of the 80 producers bother to say “Hey Gregori the sound is terrible, and dark lighting isn’t good lighting, it’s just dark?” Yes, Scott Bailey was very good. In fact he was the only good thing that stood out in two episodes worth of senselessness. What is happening with Peter? When did he get over his amnesia? Is Lianna still a hooker? I thought the mayor was suffering from dementia in the last season? It’s suddenly gone now? Why is that kid sticking up for Camden Toy’s character? The last time we saw him he was wearing a wedding dress, and now he’s best friends with the mayors daughter? That makes NO sense. I’m sorry but showing a bisexual couple just for the sake of shock value makes no sense. If it involved two characters that the audience knew and cared about that would be one thing but this seems like a mindless stunt. I’d rather watch Venice.

I am a little late to the party with this series but I just watch the two episodes and I am wondering is the character of Matthew Johnson related to Zoey Johnson? I watched some of the first season when it aired and then my computer died so I could not watch the rest of the seasons when they first aired.

If I am not mistaken Matthew came in season 2 when Zoey’s adoptive sister was in the hospital after the accident at the end of season 1. He was a small character who was an orderly. He role got bigger in this season.

This show is just amazing and my girl Lilly is sexy, driven, and amazing as Janice! Long live Janice, the Bay, and Lilly Melgar!!

Whew, I didn’t think this show was coming back, but I’m so glad it did! I’m a little confused, but it’s the kind of confusion that’ll keep me coming back. I mean Sara married her rapist? What is that about. Love Lex, and I suspect Sara might too. I hope those two get together. I’m interested in that weird swingers club. Oh and I really love Nathan. He’s fun! He’s sort of like the sleuth for the audience. I’m looking forward to the next two weeks!

I loved it, truly loved it. Glad to see all the old favs again. I am very interested in Sara’s secret and I am really digging Sara and Lex. They are my favorite couple and they aren’t even a couple. I can’t wait for more.

I have been waiting on the Bay and it was worth the wait because I wasn’t disappointed..Loved it.. I am so shipping Lex and Sara and very shocked by Sara’s action, can’t wait for more on that..The mayor? All these questions and I can’t hardly wait for the answers.

Gregori, cast and crew did not disappoint us. A lot of shock, twists, and turns but time will reveal answers to all the questions. So happy to have The Bay back with us. SMH Steve and Sara married hmm she must really be desperate to allow Steve to Blackmail her. My mouth dropped open with Lilly’s scene!! Looks like Mr. Mayor still has some fire in his furnace LOL Love Tristan and the interaction with Sara. All in all Great job!! Want more!

I thought it was brilliant and edgy,
Everything you want in a soap.
Great acting by all and I can’t wait
For more!! Great Job Gregori Martin
and cast!!!

I thought the sound quality was great,
Loved the story lines!!! Lilly Melgar and
Jade Harlow do an amazing job in their
roles!!! As all our other favorite daytime
actors on The Bay.

great start to a new season of THE BAY….lots of question, shocks and twists to keep the soap lover intrigues and interested. I love seeing my favs have meaty roles and storylines…

when you love a show, you are to busy enjoying that there’s not time to nitpick and snark…so happy I got to be in the zone and just sit back and enjoy, something I dearly miss with my favorite daytime soap.

Disappointed. Scott Bailey was good but i agree that the storyline is too convoluted – mind you I’ve had trouble following since day one – too many characters. Also Matthew Ashford doesn’t seem so into it this season and he looks old. I used to like him but not so much now. I also find Camden toy too OTT for me.

omg…really? I thought both actors just shined in the premiere!! I just loved Nicolas Coster, Tristan Rogers, Matthew Ashford, back in the day and am so happy to continue supporting and enjoying them today. And Camden Toy being super creepy is just pure gold, you really need to watch his stuff, he’s one of a kind!! It is so wonderful that THE BAY is giving an opportunity to our older male soap idols to show off their acting chops and prove that sexy isn’t just a number!! Pretty boy toys fade away quickly but talent always survives. It does make you wonder what this current crop of bodies with mediocre talent will be doing in the years to come…

I think I am most shocked at the secret Sara has that is keeping her married to Steve and keeping Brian in jail. Also, those scenes between Lianna and Steve, Mayor and Orchid, and most of all Peter, Sara’s son, and Sara’s enemy Janice were HOT LIKE FIRE!!! I hope Sara has some choice words for Janice should she find out.

I think current daytime soaps should take a page out of “The Bay’s” book and update the look of their shows… This is how u make daytime feel current and cutting edge!!! The stand out performances were so in contrast to some of the OTT performances that some people looked Really good and made others look Really bad, but Overall “The Bay” has consistently picked up steam and this latest chapter is no exception.

As always, curious to get more more more of the dynamics with Sara and Steve Jensen. Nick Coster, Jackie Zeman and Terri Ivens all ROCKED…and the Mayor’s been a bad boy…LOVE IT! I always knew that Igor was really just misunderstood…so what if he held up a bar with bombs and crashed a wedding as a bride? I’ve really really missed Matt Ashford as a villain; and he’s really nasty in this one, yay. Terri Ivens beautiful and hot as the femme fatale!

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Billy Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Created at His Alma Mater to Help Others ‘Realize Their Dreams’

Two months since three-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Billy Miller passed away, the beloved All My Children (ex-Richie), General Hospital (ex-Jason/Drew) and The Young and the Restless (ex-Billy) star, will now have a permanent scholarship endowment in his honor at the University of Texas at Austin which was Miller’s alma mater.

Through the scholarship, it will be able to help radio/television and film undergraduate students with financial need. Billy’s family and friends have established this permanent scholarship in his memory, naming it the William Jon Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship. They hope the endowment will be a legacy to his life and love of acting.

Before becoming soap-famous, Billy graduated from the the university’s department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) at the Moody College of Communication. On its official website, they shared the news of this special memorial scholarship and how Miller died at the age of 43 after surrendering his life to bipolar depression, which he struggled with his whole life.

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Megan Hubbell, Billy’s sister, expressed, “We want something positive to be held in his name in perpetuity through the University he loved. He would be honored to know that even in death, he can help someone else realize their dreams.”

She added how she hoped her immensely talented brother will be remembered: “I hope BJ (as Billy was known by to his friends and family) is remembered for the kind-hearted, silly, funny, goofy, generous, beautiful soul that he was His megawatt smile, deep belly laugh and gorgeous mug were gifts on screen, but his true self was a bright light that will be carried with us forever.”

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According to Miller’s family, Billy had his picks of schools and UT was his first choice. When he first came to the university, Billy started in the zoology program before switching to radio-television-film, where he felt he belonged. Miller was one of just 20 students at the time accepted into the department’s prestigious production-sequence program.

“BJ was extremely proud to be a Texas Longhorn and always remembered his time there fondly,” Hubbell said. “The time he spent at UT allowed him the space to explore who he wanted to be and what he wanted to accomplish.”

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In honoring her brother’s work and strength to persevere in the often heartbreaking world of entertainment, Megan related: “I always admired the guts it took to go after a dream in Hollywood that so many people tried to discourage. He heard, ‘You’ll never make it’ more times than I care to count, but he used those comments as fuel and said, ‘Watch me.’”

Miller’s roles went far beyond those on daytime soap operas, as throughout his career he played major parts in primetime’s Suits, Ray Donovan and Castle to name but a few.

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In his death, Billy’s family is encouraging people to take stock of their own mental health. “BJ would want anyone struggling with intrusive thoughts to seek professional help,” Hubbell said. “Do not suffer in silence or try to muscle through on your own. Mental health is vitally important and shouldn’t be spoken about in silos behind closed doors but rather in open forums with open arms. Shame has no place in the discussion to seek help.”

To donate to the William John Miller II “Billy Miller” Memorial Scholarship click here.

Share your thoughts on Billy’s family and friends, along with his alma mater, setting up this memorial scholarship endowment to help other talented young people in financial need get a shot at realizing their dreams via the comment section below.

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‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Scores Touchdown in Ratings with Taylor Swift-Inspired ‘Halloween: The Eras Show’ Delivering Largest Audience In Over A Year

More great numbers for Live with Kelly and Mark. The talk shows Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show scored an impressive 2.9M total viewers on October 31, making it the most-watched Halloween episode in four years, according to the Nielsen ratings.

The episode also delivered some of the highest ratings in seven months for the morning show, particularly among women 18-49 and 25-54. Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show also pulled in a 1.92 household rating, as well as a 0.47 among women in the key 18 to 49 demo and a 0.69 among women 25 to 54. Those are up over the last two years of Halloween episodes and since Consuelos first started in the co-host chair back in April.

According to Deadline, Live’s Halloween: The Eras Show, also pulled in the largest audience numbers for a single episode in more than a year and half.

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As is tradition with “Live’s Halloween” episodes, they are always filled with costume and pop culture moments and special guest surprises. Ripa and Consuelos were right in step with the biggest social media love story at the moment; that of Swift and her burgeoning romance with Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce.

During Halloween week which started on Monday, October 30, Live was up up 11% versus the week prior in total viewers, and averaged 2.6 million viewers throughout the week.  Year-over-year, the talk show was up that week by 15% in terms of total viewers.  It looks like the former All My Children’s alum on-screen chemistry is just as palpable as it off-screen; as the two marrieds are making quite a successful run together on morning television.

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So, what do you think of the impressive numbers for the Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on ‘Live’? Did you enjoy their recent Halloween episode? Share your comments below.

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‘All My Children’ Star Peter White Dead at 86

Peter White, best known to soap fans as All My Children’s Linc Tyler, passed away this week at the age of 86. The cause of death was revealed to be melanoma.

The late actor’s former AMC co-star Kathleen Noone (ex-Ellen Shepherd Dalton) confirmed the news to multiple outlets sharing that White died in his home in Los Angeles of melanoma on Wednesday, November 1st. His death was first reported by Soap Hub.

White’s first soap opera role was actually on The Secret Storm in 1965-66. Then in 1971, he joined CBS’ Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, where he took on the role of Dr. Sanford Hiller. However, he became soap-famous for his role as Linc on All My Children which he began in 1976 and it would be a role he would play on and off till 2005.

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In story, Linc was in love with Kitty Cole and later her sister Kelly (both played by Francesca James), despite his mother Phoebe’s constant interference and disapproval.

Peter later appeared in numerous primetime shows including: The Colbys, Knots Landing, Dallas, Sisters, Hill Street BluesThe JeffersonsThe Paper ChaseThe West WingStar Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sisters, and more.  His film roles included: Dave, Flubber, Armageddon, Thirteen Days and First Daughter.  

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However, White jumpstarted his entire acting career in 1968 with the starring role as Alan McCarthy in Matt Crowley’s original Off-Broadway production of The Boys in the Band.  Later, the drama was made into a landmark 1970 film, White and his original co-stars were all featured in it.

Share your condolences and remembrances of All My Children’s Peter White via the comment section below. But first, check out this clip when Linc was trying to help Kelly after the murder of Eddie Dorrance.

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