Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Watch the 'Youthful Daze' Musical Episode!

Jen Lilley sings "Look What I've Found" on the Youthful Daze musical episode.
Following in the footsteps of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Grey’s Anatomy, Youthful Daze is going Broadway with a special musical episode. The cast, including Days of our Lives star and recent Indie Series Award nominee Jen Lilley, sing nine original songs by Golden Ticket Management, with genres spanning from musical theatre to rock to pop.

The story picks up after Drew Castle (James) has lost everything due to drug addiction. Now sober, he will stop at nothing to win back the love of his life, Tommy (Ethan Daniel Corbett), promising his devotion through song. Unbeknownst to Drew, Colin Morris (Mike C. Manning, Cloud 9) has plans to win Drew back. Natalie (Lilley) sings a show stopping number about finding strength within herself as her familial drama wages on.

"Musicals have always been something that I have had a lot of respect for," said series creator and star Bryan James. "I like to try new things and this felt like a huge challenge that I couldn't say no to."

The episode also features appearances from Brittany Underwood (One Life to Live), David Loren, Jessica Osgood, and Ash McNair.

Watch below:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Life's a Drag' For Melvin Everman! Watch the Premiere of Ian Verdun's New Web Series

Ian Verdun
In Ian Verdun's new web series, Life's a Drag, a down on his luck actor named Melvin Everman turns to drag in a last ditch effort to earn money on one of the worst days of his life.

Verdun stars as Mel, who faces a less than enthusiastic casting director (Ginifer King) in Part One of the newly released pilot, then gets a surprise at work from his boss, Carl (Indie Series Award winner Sebastian La Cause).

Watch below:

Monday, May 18, 2015

'EastEnders' Summer Trailer Includes Gay Kiss

Ben and Paul share a kiss on EastEnders this summer.
British soap opera EastEnders has released a summer trailer packed full of drama, including a surprise gay kiss.

Jonny Labey joins the cast as Paul Coker, Les and Pam's grandson, and shakes thing up immediately. Paul sets his sights on Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid). Ben is in denial about his sexuality and can be seen pushed up against a wall in the trailer, being kissed by Paul.

Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek at what's ahead this summer:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Web Series of the Week Poll (May 9-15, 2015)

In the last Indie Series Network and Serial Scoop "Web Series of the Week" (#WSOTW) poll, Family Problems was voted favorite indie series for the week. It's now time to catch up on latest episodes and vote for your favorite series in this week's poll.

You can also cast a vote for your favorite actor, actress and web series couple/duo. Voting ends Wednesday, May 20 at 4 p.m. ET (one vote per person per day).

Web series that aired one or more new episodes from May 9-15, 2015 are eligible. If an indie series aired this week and is not on the list, cast your vote as "Other" and write in your choice.

Watch this week's indie series below:
- From Mansfield With Love No.46 "Lover's Vows" & No.47 "The Wisdom of Rory Rushworth"
- How I Seize It Episode 164 "Viral Challenges"
- Hunting Season Season 2 Episode 2
- The Misselthwaite Archives Episodes 23 "I Got a Fevah (and the Only Prescription is Less Callie)" & 24 "Explosion"
- Or So the Story Goes: Happy Thoughts Episode 3 "Tick Tock"
- Ordained Episode 6 "The Wedding"
- Quirk Me Over "The Fifth Show"
- Real Hollywood Episode 7 "Perfectly Average Size"
- Real Mommy Confessions "I Hide Things"
- Redheads Anonymous Episode 5 "Ginger Ninjas"
- Rivals Episode 4 "Bio and Vitals"
- The Single Life Episode 10 "Bombs Dropping Everywhere" (season finale)
- Standard Action Season 3 Episode 11 "Reset"
- Straight Guy / High Guy Season 3 Episode 4 (series finale)
- Town Car Willie Episode 4 "The Herd"
- Troy's Big Break Episode 8 "For a Change, Part 2"
- Whole Day Down Season 2 Episode 3 "Star Trek Into Artness"
- Young Love Episodes 7 "The Thespians" & 8 "The Traumatised"
- Youthful Daze Season 3 Episode 34 "Uprising"
- Ze Said,She Said Episode 1 "We're Engaged!" (series premiere)

Missi Pyle Joins 'Whole Day Down' For Season 2

Whole Day Down stars Missi Pyle, Patrick Breen and Steve Bloem.
Whole Day Down is back for its sophomore season and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl, The Artist, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has joined the cast as Nadine, the philandering wife of lead series character, Patrick (Patrick Breen, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife).

"She is hilarious and hard working," says co-creator Tai Fauci. "Her comedic timing on and off camera is absolute perfection. She was very willing to play, which is important for the show. We put her in a giant dog costume and had her make out with a busty ventriloquist dummy. She committed."

Nadine kept her affair with Patrick's best friend, Willie (Willie Garson, best know for playing Stanford on Sex and the City and Mozzie on White Collar), a secret, including the fact that he may be the real father of her son, leaving Patrick completely in the dark. But Patrick may have some secrets of his own. Will the truth come out before the apocalypse kills them all? Nothing is ever quite as it seems in the world of Whole Day Down, an irreverent, surrealist comedy which LA Weekly describes as “Mulholland Drive meets Arrested Development meets The Exorcist. A fascinating tapestry of story and symbolism that can be watched again and again.”

Steve Silverman's Upcoming Digital Series 'Club 5150' Adds Emmy Winner Eden Riegel

Eden Riegel
Daytime Emmy winner Eden Riegel has joined the cast of Steve Silverman's upcoming digital series Club 5150 in the role of Seven, a mysterious member of the club.

“We are beyond thrilled to have Eden join the fun,” says Silverman, the Indie Series Award-winning mastermind behind Pretty and The Inn. “She’s someone I’ve been wanting to work with for years. And I think the audience is really going to enjoy seeing her in a role that’s kind of a change-up in pace for what they’re used to.”

Riegel, whose impressive resume includes iconic series Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles and The Young & The Restless, is no stranger to the web world, having starred in the Emmy-nominated smash Imaginary Bitches. She joins a Club 5150 cast that includes, so far, Jennifer Elise Cox (Web Therapy, Brady Bunch,) Michael Caruso (DeVanity, Winterthorne, Pretty), Crystal Carson (General Hospital, JAG, Dallas), Ray Proscia (Mad Men, Revenge, The Inn), Mary Gallager (Friends With Betty Lives, The West Wing) and Wayne Wilderson (A to Z, The Steve Harvey Show).