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WATCH: Melissa Archer and Jessica Morris In 3-Part Episode Debut Of New Comedy VIRAL!

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On Monday, the three-part episode debut of a concept for a new comedy series,Viral bowed on the shows official website.

Viral stars One Life to Live and Days of our Lives, Melissa Archer (Ex-Natalie and Serena) and her good friend and former One Life cast mate, Jessica Morris (Ex-Jen)!

The premise: What happens when one outrageous moment in your life is caught on camera, and literally becomes an overnight social media sensation without your knowledge?  That is the plight that Kat (Melissa Archer) and Jackie (Jessica Morris) find themselves in when the two young women are kicked out of a bar, and then realize they desperately need to go back in to use the bathroom.  After being refused re-entry these two drunk gals need to take matters into their own hands.  But, what they didn’t expect is that two drunk guys catch them, decide to film it, and spend all night auto-tuning the moment, and turning it into a video!  When the girls wake-up, they are in for the shock of their lives to see that their indiscretion has gone viral.

The series is executive produced by the Steel Penny Productions team of: Melissa Archer, Sonia Blangiardo, Teresa Cicala, Brandon Goins, and Jessica Morris. “Viral” is co-written by Blangiardo and Goins, with Blangiardo as director (Tainted Dreams, All My Children, As the World Turns, Days of our Lives, and General Hospital).  Teresa Cicala serves as editor, with Rod Portier as Director of Photography, and Michael Fairman as Creative Consultant.

“Steel Penny Productions is very excited about releasing its first collaborative project.  “Viral” is fresh, topical, funny, and most of all, has heart,” says series co-executive producer, co-writer, and Emmy-Award winning director Sonia Blangiardo.  “With everyone looking for their five minutes of fame nowadays, ‘Viral’ gives a comedic look inside both the possible risk and reward of actually getting what you wish for.”

The cast of the show also includes:  Brandon Goins as Teddy, Sean Carrigan (The Young and the Restless) as Dave, and Barry Brisco as Pierre, and features: Rob Scott Wilson (All My Children and Days of our Lives), Eric Nelsen (All My Children and The Bay), and David Harris.

You can also view the series music video “Sophisticated Ladies” which is a key moment in the show and the trailer at Viraltheseries.com.  Make sure to follow @ViraltheSeries on Twitter as well!  And for On-Air On-Soaps exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Viral click here!

Watch the 3-part episode of Viral below! Then, let us know what you thought of it? Would you like to see more episodes? What did you thin of the performances of Melissa Archer and Jessica Morris?

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Jenn
Jenn

Love this and both these ladies are great and refreshing!! Their comedic timing is wonderful

Stacey
Stacey

Would love to see Melissa on our screens. Clever and funny series…well done ladies.

Tom
Tom

Great fun, now let’s work toward reuniting Easton and Archer onscreen!

elle
elle

YES!!!

Tonya C.
Tonya C.

Yes, Yes.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

These videos are hysterical. Melissa Archer’s comic timing is wonderful. Everyone is just terrific. I can’t wait to see where the story goes next.

Linda
Linda

This is hilarious! Can’t wait to see more!!!!!

Tina
Tina

Surprisingly entertaining. Melissa is very funny.

Melanie
Melanie

This is so funny! I love how it shows how funny Melissa Archer is and it is so much better than her Days character. She was born to do comedy. I love the two together also. I agree with the comment about their timing together. They are funny and great together! Hope there is more to come!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Funny, contemporary story. Archer & Morris were great! Wish them great success with this project and hopefully more to come.

I echo those who are wanting an Archer/Easton pairing on their screens. One of my top favorite soap couples.

Savannah
Savannah

Yes this is very funny! Melissa’s lines are great. Yes an onscreen pairing of Archer and Easton would be fabulous!

Anacarrie
Anacarrie

I was pleasantly surprised. I admit the thought of two chicks getting caught peeing in the alley was not my idea of good entertainment. But I had to check it out and I was laughing over and over again. I watched it several times and sent it to friends. Melissa is a natural and she and Jessica have wonderful chemistry; they play off each other welll; just like they did on OLTL. And the quality of the series was so good; I was so impressed. She has a natural comedic dynamic. I saw some of that in her as Natalie but it’s nice to see her with out all the drama. I can’t wait to see more!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

It wasn’t fun or funny. I find it very distasteful. I hope they come up with a different project than this. I wish Melissa Archer well in her career, but this project is not my “cup of tea”.

Not a fab if this at all.

dawnleeh
dawnleeh

Looking forward to more!!!

Kathryndenise63@gmail.com
Kathryndenise63@gmail.com

I THINK SHE IS GOING TO BE CLAUDETTE ON GH!!!!!! I’BE HEARD QUITE A FEW THINGS THAT MAKE IT SEEM VERRRRY PLAUSIBLE FOR IT TOO HAPPEN!!!

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THIS WEEK: Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi Exit DAYS As Chabby Says Their “I Do’s” In Heart-tugging Moments

By now, Days of our Lives fans have learned that this week marks the end of the run, for now, of Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.  But before they exit look for wedding bells to ring as Chabby remarries.

When Marci Miller decided to depart the role of Abigail, Kate Mansi returned to the role she played before Miller to finish the arc, which would have potentially left Abby to leave town and Chad to be without her, since Mansi signed on to just complete the storyline,

DAYS head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest  (in latest issue on newsstands now) the thought process of having the duo leave together: “While it was kind of agonizing to make the decision that Chad will exit the canvas with Abigail, I decided that was the best thing for the couple, it was the best thing for the fans and it was the best thing for the show. The way that they exit is very, very open-ended. It’s not like someone is going to die. They leave happy and the door is completely open for them to come back. As much as I’m sure some people will be sad to see them go, I think they’ll be happy to see them go together. It just seemed so unfair to not give them a happy ending. And I just didn’t see how that happy ending would work if Chad stayed in Salem and Abigail left.”   He added: “Obviously, if the time is right, the story is right, and the people are available, they’ll be back.”

Looks like we all need to get out the hankies after checking out the latest NBC promo for Chad and Abby’s wedding and farewell.  You can watch it below.  Then let us know if you are sad to see Billy and Kate exit DAYS, and if you hope they will be back sooner than later via the comment section below.

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Drake Hogestyn Chats On John Black’s Latest Predicament With Diana and Leo On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

The complex life of John Black (Drake Hogestyn) just got even more complicated on NBC’s Days of our Lives; thanks to the arrival of his ex-flame Diana Colville (Judith Chapman) and the bombshell that bad boy Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart), who has been causing so much trouble for Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith), is actually his biological son!  Boy, John certainly has had some kids he never knew about pop up (remember, Paul Narita is John’s son, too).  But, is this all a tale spun by Diana, or the truth regarding Leo?

Longtime DAYS vet, Drake Hogestyn sits down with host, Michael Fairman on an all-new installment of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast.  During the conversation, Drake talks about his surprise learning from the script that Diana Cooper was indeed his ex, Diana Colville.

The beloved actor reveals that at one point he thought Genie Francis (Laura, GH) might be coming back to reprise the role, but now that it’s Judith Chapman he is having a great time acting opposite her.  In addition, being a true historian of DAYS, Drake takes the listeners on some fun facts that they may not have remembered. Later, Hogestyn reveals why he and Deidre Hall (Marlena) have found such success as DAYS’ enduring John and Marlena.

Michael commends Drake on his Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his emotional turn following Marlena being shot at the Jarlena nuptials, and the family saying their goodbyes believing she was going to die, especially she the good doc had a DNR request on her legal forms filed with the hospital.

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In the backstage segment of the podcast, Eric Martsolf (Brady) takes Fairman on what a typical production day is like for him and others in Salem: visiting the wardrobe department, stopping to talk to the stage manager, and chatting it up with co-stars along the way including: Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah).

The new episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is currently streaming on NBC.com here, and will be available for download via iTunes on Monday.

So, do you think John will do next now that Diana is working her way back into his life, and Leo is his son?  Will he tell Marlena what is going on?  What did you think of the sentiments shared by Drake in the interview? Comment below.

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‘Days of our Lives’ Producer Files Lawsuit Against Sony Pictures Television

In a breach of contract and fraud complaint filed this morning, Corday Productions, the Producers of Days of our Lives, is seeking 20 million dollars in damages from its producing partner, Sony Pictures Television, as well as its Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems divisions, and to significantly take back control of the show.

In the 33-page court filed document this morning, Deadline.com noted some of the key points contained within.  Corday Productions is alleging that Sony has treated the show unfairly skewed in favor of its Sony-owned daytime drama series, The Young and the Restless.  The complaint indicates that, “While the domestic ratings for Days of Our Lives have remained largely constant, Sony’s distribution receipts have decreased by over 50%. This dramatic decline is directly attributable to a decision at the highest levels of Sony management to eliminate any competition to its own wholly-owned series The Young and The Restless also distributed by Sony.”

Sony Pictures Television distributes Days of our Lives in overseas territories, and in ancillary markets such as digital streaming.  The DAYS suit alleges that Sony has failed to sell the show in key territories including: Great Britain, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Zambia, and South Africa.”

In the lawsuit, the producers also claim that Sony has stiffed them by forcing the production company, Corday Productions, to absorb budgetary deficits . The filing also claims that Sony is “imposing solely on Corday the burden of absorbing the multi-million dollar annual operating deficits due to an inadequate NBC license fee and mandating an inefficient, costly production schedule.”

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, also alleges that Sony has provided Corday with inaccurate accounting and has failed to pay millions of dollars in profits.

Make sure to read more on the lawsuit click here.

So, what do you think about some of the key points that the Days of our Lives producers bring up in their lawsuit against Sony? Comment below.

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