NPR Visits Set of Web Soap Anacostia


It's always nice to see an independent soap get mainstream coverage and here's a fine example. PBS' All Things Considered visited the set of the Washington D.C. based Anacostia and featured the visit in a segment.

Anacostia famously featured As the World Turns icon Martha Byrne in the role of a bad ass madam. Listen to the All Things Considered's segment after the jump and rewatch the full season of Anacostia on You Tube

DeVanity Ties For Most Indie Soap Nominations!


Now these are a group of nominations we can get behind! The web's best sudser by far in 2012 (and in 2011, but who's counting?), DeVanity tied Out With Dad for nine Indie Soap Award nominations.

Another of our webisoap faves, Anacostia netted seven nominations, including a Best Guest Appearance nod for As The World Turns' alum Martha Byrne, who played a hilarious, lady pimp in the sudser. For the complete list of nominees for the Fourth Annual Indie Soap Awards, keep reading after the jump!
 

 

Webisoap Weekend Round-Up: Watch The Latest From Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia!



We've been slacking on our macking when it comes to promoting all of the great webisoaps out there. Heck, we've been too busy following all the behind-the-scenes cray-cray in daytime! This weekend, when you aren't enjoying some of Uncle Joe's barbecue, catch up on webisoaps Empire, Darkside of The Bay, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, The Cavanaughs and Anacostia below! 

Webisoap News: Empire is Back, Miss Behave Wraps, The Bay Gets New Executive Producer and Anacostia Sizzles!


The webisoap world is exploding with news! Since I've been a bit busy of late—what with all of the breaking news in daytime—I decided to do a quick post detailing the latest from the world of independent soap operas.

Miss Behave stages a royal send off

Susan Bernhardt's
glitzy, teen sudser Miss Behave recently wrapped its run, with the introduction of Santa Barbara and As The World Turns alum Terri Garber as the villainous Queen aka mother of heroine Tori (Days of Our Lives' grad Jillian Clare). In addition to Garber and Clare, the final three episodes of Miss Behave feature past and present soapers: Eric Martsolf and Patrika Darbo.

The sudser's three-part finale was helmed by veteran General Hospital director Scott McKinsey (son of the late, great Beverlee McKinsey). Don't get too weepy about the end of Miss Behave. Several of the characters are being spun off for Bernhardt's upcoming webisioap Reign! Watch the three-part Miss Behave finale below.
 

 

Daytime and Webisoap Stars Sex Up Red Carpet at 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards!



The bejeweled and bedeviled glamour of DeVanity sparked on the red carpet at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards. Cast members (Michael Caruso, Katie Caprio and Alexis Zibolis pictured with Barbie Caruso above left) of the delicious, web soap walked the red carpet in sizzling style!

The event, held at New World Stages in New York City, featured the casts of such web series as Then We Got Help, Empire, The Bay, Pretty, Ragged Isle, Anacostia and others in attendance. Former One Life to Live, Guiding Light and As the World Turns stars also turned out the Indie Soaps, presented by We Love Soaps and SFNTV.com. Check out the complete list of Indie Soap Award winners here.  See more red carpet photos after the jump!





Ragged Isle, Pretty and Anacostia Suds Up Wins at 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards


 

Ragged Isle and Pretty came out as top webisoaps, with both snagging three wins respectively at the 3rd Annual Indie Soap Awards, hosted by We Love Soaps last night. The awards featured performances by As The World Turns' Colleen Zenk and featured clips of some of  your favorite web series and more.

Ragged Isle won the Best Indie Soap Award (Drama), while Pretty claimed the Best Indie Soap Award (Comedy). Bitch-tastic series, Anacostia scooped up two awards for Best Writing (Drama) and Best Guest Appearance (Drama) for ATWT alum Martha Byrne's ball-busting turn as a madam on the serial. Check out the full list of winners after the jump! 

Webisoap Community Pumped For Tonight’s Indie Soap Awards!

 


What is quickly becoming the Emmys for the webisoap community, the Annual Indie Soap Awards are being held tonight in Gotham, and to say the nominees are pumped, would be an understatement on par with saying the DeVanity siblings are just a wee bit dysfunctional!

Anacostia creator/leading man Anthony Anderson (who I am forever trying to rename Anthony Edwards for some odd reason!) is predicting the cast of his sizzling, mocha take on classic primetime soaps like Peyton Place and Knots Landing, will stun on the red carpet tonight. Anderson tweeted:
Starting to get ready for tonight's Indie Soap Awards #anacostia we gonna rock that red carpet @WeLoveSoapsTV

Will Martha Byrne’s Alexis Jordan Retain The Title of H.B.I.C. on Anacostia?

 


Alexis Jordan (Martha Byrne) has grown weary of dealing with inept, lower level madams on this week's installment of Anthony Anderson's Anacostia. The question is, will Lexie be able to get rid of Dominique (Pasha Diallo), before Dom and her henchmen can dig up enough dirt to oust the Beltway Madam?

Elsewhere in town, Sean (Anderson) is worried about having kissed an old flame, as he prepares to wed his back-from-the-dead lover. Tortured, ex-supermodel Nicole (Kena Hodges) is on the brink of falling off the wagon, while another Anacostian familiar with substance abuse drama, Salina (Chante Bowser), is dealing with a hellacious community service stint. Then there's the black Karen Fairgate of the D.C. area, aka Mia (Tamieka Chavis), who snaps on a nasty neighbor as she awaits the results of her biopsy. Check out the latest, sudsy episode of Anacostia after the jump!