Bay State (TV series)

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Bay State
BayState-TVserieslogo.png
Genre Soap opera
Created by Delaina Dixon
Tom Rotolo
Written by Various
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 133
Production
Executive producer(s) Various (Ryan Schreiner (Dec. 2012 - Present) Conrad Golovac (Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2012), Keya Vakil (May 2012 - Dec. 2012), Melissa Raffalow (Jan 2012 - May 2012), Erin Conley (2010 - 2011))
Running time 60 minutes/30 minutes (recent)
Distributor Boston University College of Communication
Broadcast
Original channel Various (1991-2006)
butv10 (2006-)
Original airing 1991
External links
Website

Bay State is an ongoing television series broadcast on butv10 on the Boston University campus. Originated in 1991 by creators Delaina Dixon and Tom Rotolo, Bay State is the longest-running continuously produced student soap opera in the United States.[1][2][3] The series is set at the fictional Beacon Hill College and focuses on the sordid lives of the students there.[1]

Notable cast[edit]

Over the years, Bay State has featured guest appearances by such notables as Days of Our Lives actors Kristian Alfonso, Alison Sweeney and Austin Peck, as well as The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. [1] More recently, the series featured Sarah Hartshorne (as "Samantha Carver") before her appearance (and eventual loss) on The CW's America's Next Top Model in 2007. [4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Notes
2008 Aegis Award Student Programming Won [5]
2009 Telly Award TV Programming/Student Won [6][7]
2013 Telly Award TV Programming/Student Won Episode 133[8]
2014 Telly Award TV Programming/Student Won Episode 137 [9]
2014 Telly Award TV Programming/Student Won Episode 138 [9]
2014 NATAS College/University Student Honoree Long Form - Fiction Nominated Episode 138: "A Cinderella Story"; Lee Ann Carluccio (Producer), Evan Tuohey (Producer)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Waltz, Vicky (Spring 2006). "Sex, Lies, and Videotape: The Young and the Restless Populate BU Soap". Bostonia. BU.edu (Internet Archive). Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ Waltz, Vicky (February 21, 2007). "It's Showtime: The Premiere of BUTV10". ComTalk. BU.edu (Internet Archive). Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Levy, Max (September 10, 2008). "It’s not your father’s Bay State". DailyFreePress.com (Internet Archive). The Daily Free Press. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bay State cast: 2007". Internet Archive (BUtv10.com). Archived from the original on August 20, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2007. 
  5. ^ "2008 Aegis Awards Winners & Finalists". AegisAwards.com. 2008. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ Cavalieri, Christophor (April 9, 2012). "butv10 wins 5th consecutive Telly Award". Boston University College of Communication. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Webster, Anne (May 22, 2009). "Celebrating Good Stuff on the Telly: BUTV’s Bay State grabs national kudos". Boston University College of Communication. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Student". AwardsandWinners.com. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "35th Annual Telly Awards: 2014 Film/Video Bronze Winners". Telly Awards. 2014. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 College/University Student Honorees". NewEnglandEmmy.org. NATAS. 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 

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