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VIDEO: Michael O'Leary stars in first Indie Web Crossover – "Steamboat" meets "Far From The Bay"!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

On-Air On-Soaps previewed this brand new webisode of the prequel to Gregori J. Martin’s, The Bay...Far From The Bay starring Kristos Andrews (Peter) and could not stop smiling! Why? Because in this second installment of Far From The Bay, which features Peter searching for his adoptive mother in the big apple, he has an encounter with Steamboat’s, Michael Donovan played to perfection and hilarity by former Guiding Light star, Michael O’ Leary ( who is also the creator of Steamboat!)

In the set up, Peter has taken to a central park bench to get some shut-eye and Michael Donovan asks the young man to move over and share the park bench with him, and from there it is all O’Leary with this brilliant delivery of a fading soap star in a strong comedic turn.  Andros does an excellent job as a confused and slightly amnesiac foil.

Now watch the second installment with O’Leary and Andrews from Far From The Bay, after the jump!

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Couldn’t agree more! It was perfection!

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I’m really impressed with the quality of the Far From the Bay series thus far. The scenes are so clear and the locations are beautiful. I wasn’t familiar with Steamboat before this installment, but I’m interested in seeing it now.

And Kristos. Wow, he’s really coming into his own as an actor…and he’s not bad to look at, either!!!!

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Guiding Light Alum, Michelle Forbes, Lands Key Role in Upcoming Season of ‘New Amsterdam’

She made her mark as Sonia/Solita on Guiding Light and has turned her career into a major primetime and film success.  Now comes word that the talented Michelle Forbes is set to appear on the new season of NBC’s drama, New Amsterdam.

According to TV Line, Forbes will join the cast for the fourth season in the recurring role of Dr. Veronica Fuentes. The character is said to be ‘a calm, poised and fearless fixer who is brought in to reconstruct the failing hospital.”

However, the outlet reports that Forbes’ Dr. Fuentes’ first order of business on her way to reversing New Amsterdam’s declining numbers will be to “wipe clean the inept board.”

Forbes was most recently seen on ABC’s Big Sky and had notable roles in True Blood and The Killings.

The new season of New Amsterdam premieres on Tuesday, September 21st  at 10 pm. EST.

So, looking forward to seeing Michelle in her new role on primtime? Comment below.

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Soap Alums: Helgenberger, Bonilla, and Ilonzeh Cast in New Drama Pilot ‘Getaway’

Three very familiar faces to daytime fans have their new potentially new nighttime gig!  E.J. Bonilla (Ex-Rafe, Guiding Light) has been added as as series regulars opposite Annie Ilonzeh (Ex-Maya, GH) along with former Ryan’s Hope favorite Marg Helgenberger (Ex-Siohan) to the NBC drama pilot, Getaway.

In Getaway, the loglines for the series read that the proposed seriescenters on a destination wedding at an isolated luxury resort that quickly descends into chaos after a group of dangerous criminals takes the island hostage. The small group of guests, led by a fearless female Army vet (Ilonzeh), will do everything they can to stay alive.

According to Deadline: Helgenberger will play Sen. Charlotte Pierce. As a senior Democratic senator from New York, Charlotte is used to calling the shots. She’s happy to see her son, Jack (played by Matt Long), settle down with his bride, Grace (Jasmine Mathew), but there are darker forces at play she has yet to fully understand. Charlotte will soon have to choose between her family and the political career for which she’s worked so hard.  Bonilla will play Rafi Salinas. Rafi claims to be a fisherman on the run with his friends from a gang of cartel members, but he’s hiding a dark secret that will put everyone at the resort in danger.

So, what do you think of the concept for this new drama pilot for NBC and the cast? Comment below.

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Murray Bartlett Virtual Interview on Tap

Daytime fans remember Murray Barlett as Cyrus Foley on the beloved Guiding Light. 

Since then, the actor has appeared in numerous TV series and specials and film roles including HBO’s groundbreaking series, Looking and Tales of the City. 

However, now Bartlett can now be seen on The White Lotus, a new series from HBO, where he plays, the resort manager, Armond which bow this weekend on July 11th.

Murray will be chatting with Alan Locher live on The Locher Room You Tube channel on Friday July 16th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST. Make sure to have your questions ready for Murray!

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Murray on The White Lotus? What are your remembrances of Cyrus on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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