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‘The Bay’ Season 7 On the Way; 100th Episode Milestone Set for 2023

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The Bay, which already has racked up an impressive 23 Daytime Emmy victories, is returning for its seventh season with all-new episodes beginning on December 19th.

Fans can catch daily episodes Monday through Friday on Popstar TV! at 3PM ET/12pm PT with encore presentations at 8 PM T/5PM PT and 11PM ET/ 8pm PT.   In addition, look for The Bay to drop its 100th episode and celebrate the milestone in 2023.

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As season 7 begins, in a town cursed by the spirit of a murdered Senator (played by Bruce Davison), the residents of Bay City struggle after a shocking cataclysmic event leaves everyone wondering who lives and who dies.

The cast for The Bay’s seventh season includes: Kristos Andrews and Karrueche Tran as Pete and Vivian Garrett, Mary Beth Evans (Days of Our Lives) as Sara Garrett, Tristan Rogers (General Hospital) as Commissioner Lex Martin, A Martinez (Santa Barbara) as Nardo Ramos, Eric Nelsen (All My Children) as Daniel Garrett, and Mike Manning (This is Us, Days of our Lives) as Caleb McKinnon.

Andrews will be pulling double duty as Pete Garrett’s diabolical twin brother Adam Kenway, a role that garnered him a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Drama Series in 2021.

Other returning series regulars include: Jackie Zeman and Alicia Leigh Willis (General Hospital), Brandon Beemer and Matthew Ashford (Days of Our Lives), Celeste Fianna (The Raven), Taylor Stanley (Another World).  Look for new series regular, Kiara Liz Ortega to make an impact.

Guest stars for this season include: Réal Andrews, Cari Shane and Alexia Robinson (General Hospital), Daniel Covin (All My Children), Joe Lando (Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Bold and the Beautiful), Stephen Schnetzer and John Aprea (Another World).

Series creator, director, and showrunner, Gregori J. Martin shared in a statement: “Growing up watching American daytime dramas in a Latino household where telenovelas were also a big part of our upbringing, I’ve always wanted to combine these two worlds and feel our creative team really helped accomplish that in these latest episodes.”

Co-writer and Executive Producer, Wendy Riche (Ex-GH and Port Charles) expressed: “The huge success of The Bay is attributed to Gregori’s inspired vision, his genuine love of the soap opera genre and his inherent understanding of serialized storytelling. The Bay always delivers intimate dramatic stories, romance and mystery while exploring the complexity of the human condition. I’m always excited to dive into writing with Gregori because of his fearless and bold approach to traditional soap storytelling.”

The multi-camera drama is recorded at Associated Television Studios in Burbank and on location throughout Southern California. The series also shot on-location sequences in Puerto Rico for the new season.  The Bay is produced by LANY Entertainment in association with SheMogal Media and is distributed internationally by GRB.

To watch Season 7 daily beginning later this month, download the Popstar! TV app on Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV, or find Popstar! TV on STIRR, PLEX TV, DISTRO TV and all VIZIO Smart TVs.

You can also #BingeTheBay Season 7 beginning in early 2023 on Tubi, the free ad-supported streaming service, with additional VOD releases on additional streaming platforms to follow.

In the meantime, catch previous seasons of The Bay on Tubi, Popstar! TV, Peacock, Amazon Prime Video, the Roku Channel in the US, and Ten Play in Australia.

So, excited about the cast and all-new episodes of ‘The Bay’ coming your way in just a few weeks? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and ‘The Addams Family’ Favorite, Lisa Loring Dead at 64

Lisa Loring, who portrayed the recurring role of Cricket Montgomery Ross on As the World Turns from 1980-1983, and was best-known for her childhood acting role as Wednesday in the classic comedy The Addams Family from 1964-1966, has died at the age of 64.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the actress passed away January 28th from complications from a stroke, as result of high blood pressure.

Loring died aProvidence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.  Lisa’s daughter, Vanessa Foumberg, shared in a statement: “She went peacefully with both her daughters (Vanessa and Marianne) holding her hand.”

In story on As the World Turns, Cricket had a sometimes competitive friendship with Betsy Stewart (then played by Meg Ryan) and had man troubles throughout her time in Oakdale. Cricket’s extended family consisted of Craig, Margo, and Katie, who all remained on the canvas after her exit.

Lisa also appeared throughout her career in series such as: Dr. Kildare, Barnaby Jones and Fantasy Island. 

She is survived by daughters Marianne and Vanessa, in addition to her grandchildren, Emiliana and Charles.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Lisa Loring in the comment section below.

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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All My Children

Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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