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55 March 22nd, 2012 EXCLUSIVE: Crystal Chappell Signs On to Play Lead in New Web Series, “The Team”!

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Fantastic and exclusive news today, Crystal Chappell fans!  The Daytime Emmy winner and creator and star of the hit web soap, Venice is tackling a brand new role on the web! Chappell has just signed on to play the lead in The Team!  The Team is a brand new dramatic web series written by Emily Hummel of Cedar Box Productions, and being filmed entirely on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Crystal will play the lead in the series, Payton Kelly!  Payton is a former police detective who is now working with an unlikely team of high operative agents who lend their various skills to solve crimes and provide protection for the friends and families of those who protect the U.S.

Casting is continuing for the other major roles in the series, and several daytime favorites are being seriously considered.   We hear The Team plans to launch in the fall with seven to ten webisodes for season one.  We will have more on The Team in the weeks and months ahead.

So what do you think of Crystal’s new role?  Let us know!

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  1. anothercc says:

    Sooo Happy for CC !!! She will be awesome in this lead role as Payton Kelly … Can’t wait to watch !!!

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    NISSMA replied

    congratulation sweet haert I’am so happy for crystal chappell she is the most talent’s actrice in the world

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  2. Karen says:

    I luv the idea of Crystal being a cop. Can totally understand her taking on the role it take’s away the pressure of being all things that she has to be for Venice & the soon to be The Grove. Look forward to seeing it.

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  3. Pat says:

    that is great news!!!! Ms.Chappeell, is such a gifted actresss. I will be watching!!!

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  4. sunshinesharon says:

    I am very happy. I just tweeted CC the other day asking her if she is missing not acting as much. This multi-talented lady & outstanding human being deserves all the goodness in the world. She makes other actors bring their “A” game in scenes with her, a master class. I am sure CC will find time to create & shoot more of her own webseries. Love her. Hugs

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  5. petra garcia says:

    Woohoo I cant wait to see Crystal Chappell on the new web series. Congratulations.

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  6. petra garcia says:

    If there is a love interest for Payton Kelly/ Crystal Chappell Peter Reckell would be my choice.

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  7. Sue says:

    It sounds great! Break a leg Crystal!

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  8. Annihilator says:

    Sorry but I have ZERO interest in a web series of this kind. I can still watch (and enjoy) Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, CSI, Bones, etc on prime time television. I have no interest or desire to see a web series in the same genre or format. This web series sounds very dull! The only way I watch any web series is if they have unique stories, and premises that I can’t watch already on daytime/primetime television. Count me out for this nonsense that will join the gazillion other boring web series out there.

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  9. 24 says:

    Woohooo!!! Way to go CC! ..so happy for you and can’t wait to watch it!..xo

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  10. Lisa says:

    Looking forward to a new web series with Crystal Chappell — miss seeing her on TV but this is the next best thing!

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  11. Lynn says:

    Congrats to CC! Sounds like a very different role for her and I can’t wait to see the brilliance she brings to it. Looking forward to seeing the show.

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  12. sushe12 says:

    Great news CC congrats. I’ll be watching can’t wait. Bring it Payton Kelly !

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  13. tricia says:

    Congrats Crystal! I hope it will be an awesome experience!

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  14. Anne-Marie says:

    Awesome news….

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  15. karlayvette says:

    I think it is a great opportunity and Crystal Chappell is a perfect fit and talent to branch out in leader role… can’t wait to see her bite some craw fish heads off in Louisiana!!

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  16. VICKIPEI says:

    Congratulations Crystal,… Payton Kelly… Wow great!! can’t wait to Watch !!

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  17. Junebuggnc says:

    Woohoo! More opportunities for us to enjoy Crystal’s awesome talents!!!!!!

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  18. Tess says:

    This is fantastic news! As someone who has followed Crystal’s career for over 20 years, beginning with her first run on Days in the 90′s, I can say that she is one of the most talented and versatile actresses around. Yay for the creators of The Team bein smart enough to snatch her up for the lead role :) Looking very forward to having another vehicle to see CC’s abilities in the forefront. Huge congrats :) Tess

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  19. lenafreed says:

    I will be watching and hoping for the success of this new Web Series.

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  20. mayaayana says:

    This is awesome news, I’m really excited to see more of Crystal, with all the talent that woman has, she deserves as much screentime as humanly possible :)

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  21. wanda moore says:

    Exciting news, Crystal’s a born lead actress and we fans can never get enough of watching this talented woman.Can’t wait …. Payton !!

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  22. Kenda Thomas says:

    Crystal Chappell is one of the most talented actors in the business. Have watched her now for 3-4 years on daytime and her talent for acting is in another league. I think you all have made a wise move! I will be watching.

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  23. EILEEN says:

    wow thats great news ! Good luck CC your the greatest ! looking forward to watching this new show. I can definatly see CC playing a cop

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  24. LadyTLove says:

    I’m very excited for Crystal Chappell & us fans! She’s an amazingly talented actress! She is missed on TV, so I’m glad we get to see her More via the web. Love… the ideal of her playing a cop! Can’t wait for The Team to debut! Woohoo! Weee…

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  25. Wednesday Turner says:

    I would watch anything with Crystal Chappell in it. Awesome actress and beautiful . You go girl!

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  26. PJ says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to see Crystal in this new role. Congrats, CC!

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  27. CK_One says:

    Two words: HELL YEAH! I can’t wait to see CC kick butt in this show. I hope her character has an accent too.

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  28. Carol says:

    Congratulations Crystal ! I can’t wait to watch !!

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  29. Perla says:

    Awesome, the other i was thinking how would it be seeing CC play as a cop. So happy for her new role she’s a great actress.

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  30. Nicki says:

    Yay! Crystal will be awesome as a cop. She is badass! She is such a great actress that I hope they give her good talent to work with. Can’t wait!

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  31. Dani Austin says:

    Wow, can’t wait to see it. Congrats to Crystal and the executive producers.

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  32. TammyQ says:

    Love all things CC. Will definitely be watching!

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  33. Sheryl says:

    Congratulations Crystal can’t wait to see you,lot’s of luck .

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  34. soapbaby says:

    Glad to hear about people working but CC is a VASTLY overrated actress.

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  35. Stacey says:

    WOW! Exciting news to say the least! Congrats CC! Wonder if Payton will run into any of those True Blood vamps in Shreveport? Or Sookie? Hmm! Hehe!

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  36. happykt says:

    I’m so EXCITED that Crystal is going to be in a new webseries and is playing a police officer. Whatever Crystal plays in, I’ll run to it and support it!

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  37. Cafe2222 says:

    So excited about this – I can’t wait to watch! Sounds like and amazing role for CC!

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  38. Jeannette Doswell says:

    Well, it’s about D–N time a series took an interest in the talented Crystal Chappell!! She’s a wonderful actress and will be an incredible asset to the show. I’m certain she will continue to entertain and inspire the viewing audience with her realistic portrayals of the human experience.

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  39. Katie says:

    Sounds interesting. I’ll watch and hopefully it’ll be well written enough to keep my interest. I do love CC so I’m happy she’s working on other projects and not just Venice (which I do watch and love) I hope that this doesn’t delay another season of that show.

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  40. Mina says:

    Wow, I would definitely watch Olivia Spencer in action once again. I really miss Guiding Light and loved her in the role. Hope all goes well for her and this new venture.

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  41. ceasarette says:

    So happy for Crystal! She deserves this and she will totally rock this! I can not wait to see on this new series. Congratulations, Crystal!

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  42. Mette says:

    Wonderful news…….. Congratulation to you Crystal, you will rock this new series

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  43. susan says:

    i love anything crystal chappell does. looking forward to seeing her do this.

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  44. keith garrett says:

    Love me some CC. After GL went off the air, Venice was a total blessing for me. I look forward to it every year and am sad when it is over for the year. CC U Rock!!!

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  45. Andrei says:

    Woo Hoo!!!! I’m so excited for “The Team”!!! Congratulations to those cast (and those to be cast), it’s going to be a raving success! Emily, the producer is amazing as well.

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    Lori Breslow replied

    The Team needs some financial help, or it won’t happen. Tristan Rogers and David A. Gregory are also a part of this production. Please check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theteamwebtv

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  46. Jennifer Beaty says:

    I had a love hate relayionship with CC with her role on gl. I really hated to c gl leave but I am glad tp c her come back!!!

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  47. Manelli1234 says:

    Woot! So excited! I miss Crystal Chappell on dayitme. finally someone is using this extraordinary talent!

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  48. Otalia69 says:

    WOW, here we go again…you can handle a gun, and just when you thought you may get a minute or two to breathe without thinking, guess again…
    show ‘em what it’s really all about babe, keep your ‘Emmy winning bad self’ out front where we can see you. speaking of, have a blast at the Daytime Emmys…W*I*N*, W*I*N, W*I*N…lovin’ you! ☮♡☺xo▽♀♀✩ツ♫

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  49. lindee says:

    Great news for Crystal and all her fans.

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  50. Blecher says:

    It’s absolutely a brilliant role for Crystal Chappell. I’m super excited for this!! Way to go and congrats, Crystal!

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  51. vickipei says:

    I think Crystal will do it fantastic. She is a great actress, and the role that should always interpret it with great professionalism and passion … CRYSTAL CHAPPELL is Great … deserves this and much more! … From here Chile, I’m a big fans of her and always will be .. I LOVE YOU CRYSTALLLLLL!!!

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  52. Tameria Stanart says:

    Crystal Chappell “packing heat”! Brillant Em! I can not WAIT to watch this! I LOVE CC and like any other role she takes on she’s going to IGNITE this one as well! Good Luck and Much Success!
    XoXo

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  53. barb says:

    How can we keep track of every thing you do CC!!!!! You are awesome!

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