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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.

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“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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The story of Chad & Abby in Paris will soldier on after its very successful first chapter launch.  News today is that Days of our Lives will be releasing the second chapter on the young DiMera couple abroad from Salem on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn (Chad) and Kate Mansi (Abby).

The next set of 8 episodes brings it with some new and not-so-new faces.   Look for revenge, power, romance and family to play heavily in chapter two .  As after the fallout from the first chapter, this second take of the couple’s journey in Europe kicks off with a surprise visitor from Salem that shakes things up for them.  Will they stay strong together  …. or have more strain put on their marriage?

Be on the lookout for the debuts of Shawna Della-Ricca in the new role of Sylvie and Remington Hoffman as Li Shin, the son of DiMera Enterprises’ Mr. Shin.

Episodes of Chapter 2 of Chad & Abby in Paris will post every Thursday morning for the next 8 weeks on the DOOL app.  Make sure to visit thedoolapp.com for more info on how you can download the free app to your mobile device.

So, excited to see more Chad & Abby in Paris? Who might make a surprise visit to them? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Fans of daytime drama were very excited to learn that Robin Strasser (Ex-Dorian, One Life to Live) was coming to Salem and taking on the role of Vivian Alamain, previously played by Louise Sorel.

On the latest episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast Strasser chats it up with host Michael Fairman about mixing it up with the cast of DAYS, playing some scenes with her former OLTL co-star Kassie DePaiva (Eve), her key story points opposite Lauren Koslow’s Kate … and the opportunity to play a character that is being presently written by Ron Carlivati, who also wrote for Strasser while both were in Llanview

Later, Greg Vaughan (Eric) invites you inside his dressing room as he discusses his digs, and then is joined by one of his favorite acting scene partners, Linsey Godfrey (Sarah) and the two dish about rehearsing for their scenes as Eric and Sarah and more.

To download and listen to the podcast head on over to iTunes here, or check it out at NBC.com/InsideSalem

Now, let us know what was your favorite part of the interview with Robin Strasser and if you are enjoying her portrayal of Vivian Alamain via the comment section below.

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DAYS’ Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes On Doug and Julie’s Emotional Scenes: “We Didn’t Have To Act Them. The Love Between Us Played Them For Us.”

If you have been witnessing this week’s episodes of NBC’s Days of our Lives, you know that Julie suffered a massive heart attack that has rocked Doug to his core, and has made the once invincible Julie devastated that she may not survive this medical crisis to continue her enduring love with her husband.

The heart attack which came about after Julie minced words with Gabi (Camila Banus), has given veteran stars and Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, some emotional and heartfelt material to play.  As everyone knows, the popular duo has been married in real-life for decades.

On their official Twitter handle DaysHayes, the couple shared this tweet to their followers: “Those scenes between Doug and Hope, and the ones between Doug and Julie were so beautifully written, we didn’t have to act them. The love between us played them for us. Thank you, Ron!”

Of course, Bill and Susan were referencing Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati for this storyline and giving them these impactful scenes to play which mean so much to them and the longtime DAYS viewing audience.

So, what have you thought about the recent Doug and Julie scenes, since Julie suffered a heart attack?  What do you think of giving vets like Bill and Susan the ball in this storyline? Comment below.

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