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Kelly Sullivan Exiting ‘GH’

Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:12 PM EDT
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 — 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 rom 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.

Networks Release Daytime Emmy Award Winner Promos

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Monday, June 24, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
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.
“General Hospital” Head Writer, Ron Carlivati, 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.

BACK ON CONTRACT: ‘GH’s’ Tyler Christopher

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:51 PM EDT
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.
EXCLUSIVE: On Sunday, June 16, during the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, Soap Opera Network caught up with "General Hospital's" Jimmy Deshler, who discusses his first Emmy Awards appearance, Kristen Alderson's win for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Starr Manning on the soap (Alderson currently portrays Kiki Jerome), and what lies ahead for his character Rafe Kovich, Jr. and Molly Lansing (Haley Pullos).