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.
Empire is back and in the Hamptons
Miss Behave isn't the only webisoap to add daytime cred behind-the-scenes. Veteran soap director Fritz Brekeller (All My Children) lensed the current, Hamptons-set season of Empire, the campy internet sudser, created by Brian Hewson and Greg Turner. Daytime legend Martha Byrne (As The World Turns) is also on board as a producer, as is Byrne's former costar Ellen Dolan. Dolan also plays the hilarious role of a psychic bag lady during this chapter of Empire.
Watch the first two episodes of Empire's fourth season, where those wacky, wanton Havens—led by Theodora (Guiding Light's Tina Sloan)—head for the Hamptons. Look for plenty of sex, lies and revelations from this soap!
Watch Episode 9 of Season 3 of Steamy Sudser Anacostia, Featuring Martha Byrne
The one webisoap that I am forever kicking myself for getting behind on is the amazing Anthony Anderson's mocha melodramaAnacostia! BET and TV One should be in a bidding war over this talented brother. See the latest Anacostia below.
The Bay brings on Daytime Emmys producer as new executive producer
Gregori J. Martin's ambitious webisoap franchise, The Bay, continues to make power moves. The serial just added Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro as an executive producer. Gornell most recently served as showrunner for the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
"With his success in this years Daytime Emmy's, we're excited to have Gabriel join The Bay as an executive producer," said Martin. "We are certain Gabriel is going to be a wonderful asset to our family!"
The Cavanaughs returns this fall
One of the most good-natured peeps in the webisoap community, Adrian Morales, is preparing for the upcoming fourth season of his sitcom-within-a-soapThe Cavanaughs, Watch the trailer below.
Breaking Point is currently airing Season 2