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The Cavanaughs Season 4 – Behind the Scenes, Some behind the scenes footage on the last day of filming. Two & 1/2 hours that evening to get it all done, so humor was much needed.

Cast/Crew
Amanda Broadwell
Katie Caprio
Ryan Kibby
Kevin Makely
Nicole Olmsted
Adrian Rennie
Lars Slind
Nathaniel Vincent

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Grant Landry has been one of The Cavanaughs most popular actors, with his good looks and acting chops. In the series finale, fans were divided when the character of Mark opted to pursue his acting career than mend his troubled relationship with Scott (Daniel Rhyder). Since wrapping the series, Grant has been been keeping busy. Next up on his plate is the indie flick THE BETTER HALF. Grant shares his thoughts on the end of THE CAVANAUGHS and his new life with THE BETTER HALF.

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The Cavanaughs has completed its webseries run. What were some of your favorite moments?

The Cavanaugh’s had such an amazing cast but it was also a large one. Over the course of four seasons certain characters fell into their own little subplots and circles so it was always great when we had those scenes that involved EVERYONE. You can only imagine what Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh) is like at 6am in front of an audience.

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How do you feel about the character Mark leaving the gang, Scott and choosing to pursue his acting career ?

I know a lot of people were upset by it but I think it was true to who Mark was. It’s a choice a lot of people have to make in life – career or love. Mark made his although in his defense for those who think he should have chosen love Scott did hurt him in the end, even if Scott had the best intentions. It’s hard because after four seasons with these guys they do feel very much like part of my own family. I want Mark to be happy.

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Regarding the Better Half. It’s the story about a gay couple and their journey as they adopt a baby. How did you get involved with the project?

We originally tried to get this off the ground over a year ago. I had auditioned for the project which was originally just shooting a few scenes of Tony and Let and trying to raise money to make a feature. I just formed a connection with the piece and with the amazing writer and director, Michelle Clay, who really made me believe in this story and this project and I’ve been working with it ever since.

What’s it like to work with a baby?

Ok, I have never worked with a baby before and let me tell you I was a little nervous. But once you see Avie you will get why nervous gave way to one giant AWWWWWWWWWWW. I’m assuming we are getting seriously spoiled on this set because all this baby does is smile and laugh and look absolutely adorable. I’ve been told that this is not the norm (my own parents have informed me I was not as delightful).

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Tell us about the character Tony. How can you relate to his experiences.

The great thing about playing Tony is how different he is from Mark. Where Mark chose career Tony will always choose family, although I think Tony thinks of his cases as part of his family sometimes (he’s a social worker), so there is some gray area/overlap. A lot of Tony’s life though is from a different path than mine; Tony is settled down and wants and obviously gets a child during the course of the movie. It’s a different world than mine.

And a last lil sidenote, its been noted you will be reuniting with a few co-stars, will you be sharing scenes with your former Cavanaughs co-stars Emily Sandack (Rebecca) and Daniel Rhyder (Scott)?

I’m super excited to get to act with these two amazing talents again. Emily will be playing my sister whereas Daniel plays one of my friends that I force Leo to have dinner with once a month. So in a way we will get that Mark/Scott reunion on screen!

On completeing the four seasons of The Cavanaughs…

I would love to just thank each and every one of you. If you caught just one episode or were there from the beginning, thank you for being a part of our family. It was a wonderful ride and to all of you I say, one last time, CHEERS!

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Thank you Grant. It’s been truly a pleasure to work with you on THE CAVANAUGHS. There is no doubt on the future success that is to come. I’m very proud to have crossed paths with you. Cheers my friend!

You can help donate to THE BETTER HALF by clicking and exploring its IndieGoGo page

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Now that this story has been completed, it’s the appropriate time to look back and reflect. As I go through every individual, I will share some stories and give a little insight to my cast, of whom I have so blessed to have spent the time working and getting to know them. The Cavanaughs will hold a special place in my heart, I feel honored to work amongst individuals who have all had a special place in their heart to be a part of an ensemble. So hope you enjoy these as I have had looking back with a loving smile. First up, our fearless leader Ginger Snappz aka Michael Womack.

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How did I met Ginger Snappz?

Hmm, I’m sure it was at a place called Mickey’s in West Hollywood. We had friends in common. I think off the bat there was a mutual admiration. He made me laugh. And I knew that he was the real deal.

How did Ginger Snappz land the role of Noreen Cavanaugh?

The role of Noreen Cavanaugh was played by another actor in the stage versions and on the original TV pilot. However the actor also ran a restaurant and when we started to prep the webseries, he opted to drop out to focus on his other flourishing career. For a good day, I was stressed on finding another actor. Cwennen Corral (Maddie) immediately said, call Michael Womack, saying he was a good man with a huge personality and that he would fit in just nicely. So we got in contact and it all worked out just nicely. I still remember his first day, where his character was introduced playing strip poker! You just knew there was something special happening.

Favorite Moments :

Michael impressed me right off the bat. He was a team player and so easy to work with. He never complained, if he did, I never heard it. Whenever someone new was on set, you could count on him to welcome the newbies. You could be sure to hear and love his infectious laugh. Well here are some thought of my favorite moments from each season!

*Season 1:
There was fun moment I liked with Ginger when his character was recounting Aaron Spelling stories mixing fact with fiction. Having drinks with friends and telling stories is just one of those moments where the audience gets invested with a character.

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*Season 2:
In the finale, as this ragtag group of friends celebrated on the eve of the production of their sitcom. Noreen toasted and lead the group in toasts, where she lead the group to realize that what they have created was a family. Actor Ginger Snappz made the scene so sincere with his honest delivery.

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*Season 3:
The one scene that stands out for me is when Noreen summoned Charlotte after Charley had disappeared. I remembered when I first saw the completed footage and just smiled at Ginger’s acting. To see the character Noreen comes to Charley’s defense was delightful. I am pretty sure at the time Ginger was unaware that I was planning to reveal Charley as his daughter, though I did drop several hints in season 1. His last lines threatening Charlotte were golden!

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*Season 4
Ginger had a knock out last season. Being kidnapped, reconciling w her daughter, learning who was responsible. What I loved was when Noreen invited her kidnapper Marlena (Georgan George) to Maddie’s wedding in an act of forgiveness. Ginger gave a simple sincere and believable performance that just made me smile.

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Parting words :

I believe what is meant to be is meant to be. I feel that Ginger Snappz aka Michael Womack was meant to play Noreen Cavanaugh. A fun fact is that Noreen is named after an aunt who passed away from Lupus. She was a force to be reckoned with, who would always tell it as it is, sometimes bluntly and sometimes with a sincere voice. Michael brought his awesome personality and is much loved by the cast and crew. His character was a leader, and so is Michael/Ginger. And he does it with class, with humor and with much love. Thank you for bringing this character to life and its no wonder you became a fan favorite. You are just an exceptional human being. Cheers!

The Cavanaughs Ep 412: This Time Next Year

In the Season 4 Finale, the gang reunite once more to give Mark a proper send off. Justin and Maddie get ready for their honeymoon. Sarah tries to encourage Scott to reconcile with Mark.

Written by : Adrian Morales

Directed by : Adrian Morales

Cast
Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh)
Amanda Broadwell (Sarah)
Cwennen Corral (Maddie)
Joseph Janesin (Kent)
Grant Landry (Mark)
Kevin Makely (Justin)
Carla Marie (Charlotte)
Adrian Morales (Bryan)
Deborah Estelle Philips (Charley)
Daniel Rhyder (Scott)
Percy Rustomji (Dumas)
Emily Sandack (Rebecca)
Nathaniel Vincent (Bingo)

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The Cavanaughs Ep 411: Once Upon Another Time

A few weeks have passed and friends gather for Justin & Maddie. Noreen forgives Marlena. Mark takes a job offer for New York and invites Dumas. Dumas guest starts on “Entertainment News LA”

Written by : Adrian Morales

Directed by : Adrian Morales & Cwennen Corral

Cast
Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh)
Amanda Broadwell (Sarah)
Cwennen Corral (Maddie)
Ryan Kibby (Shea/Detective Drew)
Grant Landry (Mark)
Kevin Makely (Justin)
Carla Marie (Charlotte)
Adrian Morales (Bryan)
Deborah Estelle Philips (Charley)
Daniel Rhyder (Scott)
Percy Rustomji (Dumas)
Emily Sandack (Rebecca)

with
Katie Caprio (Kirsten)
Georgan George (Marlena)
Jason Medwin (Victor)
Terrence Moss (D’Montrell)
Jacqueline Schofield (Terri)
Matthew Trbovich (Zack)
Nathaniel Vincent (Bingo)

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*tidbits – final episode for Katie Caprio, Georgan George, Terrence Moss, Matthew Trbovich and Ryan Kibby

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November 29th marked the last air date for Camille Bennett, who has played the devious Hope since September 2011. We at The Cavanaughs have enjoyed having Camille as part of our cast. Camille is embarking on a new chapter in her life – motherhood! Cheers Camille! We love you and wish you the best!

Will you miss the character of Hope?
Of course! Playing the villain has been a dream for me. It’s so much more exciting to play someone with such complexity. She really could be so evil and it was so fun to see her story line play out.

What are some of your fondest memories filming ?
The cat fight with Maddie at the end of last season! The actress who plays Maddie (Cwennen Corral) is just lovely… so screaming and lunging at her was beyond comical. Also, Grand Landry, who plays Mark continually had me in a sleeper hold between takes.

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Do you have a favorite scene?
The scene where Hope gets drunk at the cast party or where she takes a bullet. Both were very fun to film.

How do you feel about Hope’s change after the coma?
I would like to believe its legitimate, but even I don’t trust her :)

Do you feel she’s being genuine with Justin and Mark?
I feel that Hope will ALWAYS have something up her sleeve.

How do you feel about Hope’s exit?
I think there is more to the story. She is still keeping secrets and who knows how she could bombshell her way back into the lives of the Cavanaughs.

What’s next for Camille?
Like my evil counterpart Hope, I, along with my very sweet husband, are welcoming our first child. I was pregnant the entire last season of the Cavanaughs. So while Hope would fake a baby, that bump is the real deal!

This episode features an interview with The Cavanaughs creator, Adrian Morales, and co-star, Cwennen Corral, as well as a special announcement about The Entertainment Experiment. Get all the dish on your favorite web series right here at The Spoiler Alert – I’m watching the web for you!

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The Cavanaughs Ep 410 : An Angel in Heaven

Maddie is at deaths door. Mark learns Scott has been hiding vital information.
Jason DeVanity (Guest Star Michael Caruso) returns with plans for “The Cavanaughs”.
Charley recounts her experience with the ghostly Shea.

Written by : Adrian Morales

Directed by : Adrian Morales & Cwennen Corral

Cast
Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh)
Amanda Broadwell (Sarah)
Cwennen Corral (Maddie)
Ryan Kibby (Shea/Detective Drew)
Grant Landry (Mark)
Kevin Makely (Justin)
Carla Marie (Charlotte)
Adrian Morales (Bryan)
Deborah Estelle Philips (Charley)
Daniel Rhyder (Scott)
Percy Rustomji (Dumas)
Emily Sandack (Rebecca)

Guest Starring
Michael Caruso (Jason DeVanity)

with
Camille Bennett (Hope)
Katie Caprio (Kirsten)
Georgan George (Marlena)
Lars Slind (Cary)

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*tidbits* This is the last episode for Camille Bennett (Hope) and Lars Slind (Cary).

The Cavanaughs Ep 409 : Dead Zone

The hostage situation reaches a climax and lives hang in peril.
Scott keeps his talk with Hope a secret from Mark. Diamond Tycoon Jason DeVanity (Guest Star Michael Caruso) reunites with old friend Rebecca. Charley reconciles with her parents.

* First episode with indie soaps Cavanaughs / DeVanity crossover*

Written by : Adrian Morales

Directed by : Adrian Morales & Cwennen Corral

Cast
Ginger Snappz (Noreen Cavanaugh)
Amanda Broadwell (Sarah)
Cwennen Corral (Maddie)
Ryan Kibby (Shea/Detective Drew)
Grant Landry (Mark)
Kevin Makely (Justin)
Carla Marie (Charlotte)
Adrian Morales (Bryan)
Deborah Estelle Philips (Charley)
Daniel Rhyder (Scott)
Percy Rustomji (Dumas)
Emily Sandack (Rebecca)

Guest Starring
Michael Caruso (Jason DeVanity)

with
Katie Caprio (Kirsten)
Terrence Moss (D’Montrell)
Chico Nadal (Stagehand)
Lars Slind (Cary)
Matthew Trbovich (Zack)
Nathaniel Vincent (Bingo)

*fun fact : Rebecca makes tongue-in-cheek reference to Jason DeVanity about meeting Detective Kirsten and comments on her likeness to Jason’s sister Bianca. The actress Katie Caprio has seperate roles on both DeVanity and The Cavanaughs.

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