“As The World Turns”, the longest ever daytime drama, ends its 54 year run this September. At the same time, a new soap will turn to New Hampshire for juicy story lines, lusty affairs, and backstabbing on a new daytime drama called “Proper Manors”, debuting on MyTv New England this September. The scenic Granite State won’t just be the backdrop in this new series, it will be the hot spot for the plot to thicken and the drama to unfold.
MyTV New England is a local TV station that spotlights life in New England. Instead of airing news, MyTV New England creates features and programs that celebrate living in New England. MyTV New England development executive Christopher Murphy tells HEC, “The development of the Alexius OmniMedia production “Proper Manors” has taken a lot of us at MyTV by surprise. Pietro D’Alessio has no doubt created a career defining project. We wish him well”.
“Proper Manors” creator/director and Hollywood actor, Peitro D’Alessio was quoted by UnionLeader dot com, promising to take all kinds of soap operatic twists and turns as it winds its way through a small New England town and the spirited teenagers who live there with their complicated and intertwined families. Us New Englanders can certainly relate to the gossip that surfaces in small town living, where everyone knows everyone and everything or at least we think we do, especially when you’re in high school where drama just seems to find you! Scandalous.
D’Alessio was also quoted saying “I think we’re getting so much buzz because these are well-developed stories. I mean, how often do you get to create a place where a New York Italian Jew meets Southern aristocracy, a story where the Mafia, white trash and beauty pageants are all woven together with plenty of scandal? I’ve never had this much fun on a project in my life.”
While two homegrown New England day players, Van Hansis and Maura West end their journeys when “As the World Turns” roles their credits for the last time . A new journey begins for another New England based actress, Victoria Rowell who is expected to star in the NH soap. You might recognize the Portland ME born actress from “The Young and Restless” or even “The Bill Cosby Show”. Oh and guess what, it’s not too late for you to be the next soap star to hit the airwaves because “Proper Manors” is still casting! Auditions are by appointment only. Audition inquiries should be sent to: [email protected].
“Actually, the huge amount of press that MyTV New England and “Proper Manors” has actually caused our TV channel to change how we work with local TV Producers before they’re signed onto MyTV broadcast,” Murphy shares with us. “We would like to use this opportunity to launch what will be the first of a series of free “MyTV Film and TV Workshops”. The first will be the “Broadcast TV Producers Workshop” and “Broadcast TV Pilot Workshop” – just RSVP to Christopher Murphy, Development Executive at [email protected] We’ll have more free “MyTV Film and TV Workshops” coming up, so stay tuned,” Murphy adds.
Shooting for “Proper Manors” is set to take place in August. The 26-episode soap will debut September 14th. So, like sand from Hampton Beach, so are the new days of OUR lives in “Proper Manors”.