Reports surfaced yesterday that actress Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) would be departing ABC’s “General Hospital.” While representatives for the show and the actress weren’t commenting on the situation when Soap Opera Network reached out to them, the actress herself took to Facebook to set the record straight.
Ratings Report for the Week of June 17-21, 2013
NOTE: Please do not copy and paste the entire ratings. Thank you.
Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings
(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)
1. Y&R 4,422,000 (-308,000/+151,000)
2. B&B 3,386,000 (-203,000/+246,000)
3. DAYS 2,454,000 (-190,000/+78,000)
4. GH 2,430,000 (-102,000/+8,000)
1. Y&R 3.2/10 (-.2/same)
2. B&B 2.4/8 (-.2/+.1)
3. DAYS 1.9/6 (-.1/+.1)
4. GH 1.8/6 (-.1/same)
Bad news, Kate/Connie fans: Word on the street is that “General Hospital’s” Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) is exiting the canvas! Soap Opera Digest broke the news that the actress, who began the role of Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) fashionable childhood sweetheart in 2011, will soon be leaving the canvas.
Longtime actor Jerry Ayres — also known as Gerald Holt Ayres, Jr — died of natural causes at his home in Valley Village, California, on May 14. Soap fans may remember Ayres as “Dynasty’s” Tom, as “General Hospital’s” David Hamilton, which he played from 1978 to 1979, or as “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Conway Weston, which he played from 1987 to 1988.
As previously reported, TVGN has picked up the same-day airing rights of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” beginning with the Monday, July 1 episode. This means that this week is the final week in which fans of the SOAPnet airings will be able to catch the drama series on the never ending defunct cable network.
On Sunday, June 16, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” were the big winners at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which celebrated the best in soaps, talk, game shows and more. In celebration of their multiple Emmy wins, CBS has released promos for both “B&B” and “Y&R,” which includes highlights for the entire CBS Daytime lineup. In addition to the CBS soaps, NBC has released a promo highlighting “Days of our Lives’” win for Outstanding Drama Series and Chandler Massey‘s (Will Horton) second win for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Winning seven Emmy Awards was “The Ellen Show.”
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2014 recipients of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which includes “Days of our Lives” actress Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and “General Hospital’s” Rick Springfield (Noah Drake), among others.
EXCLUSIVE: “General Hospital” Head Writer, Ron Carlivati (pictured above, far right), chats with Soap Opera Network on his double nominations for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team (both “GH” and “One Life to Live” were nominated), teases what’s to come with Michael (Chad Duell), Kiki (Kristen Alderson) and Morgan (Bryan Craig), and much more.
According to Soap Opera Digest, “General Hospital’s” Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine) is back on contract with the ABC Daytime drama series. The actor is quoted by the mag as saying, “It took us a few months to work out the details, but I signed last week.” He added, “I’m really happy about it. I love the show and I’m having a great time.”
EXCLUSIVE: “General Hospital” Executive Producer, Frank Valentini, chats with Soap Opera Network on nominations, the ins and outs of popular stars and transitioning from the east coast to the west coast as he took over the ABC Daytime soap opera last year.