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As we get closer to daytime's biggest night, taking place on Sunday, May 1, the industry is abuzz today over which actors were submitted for a pre-nomination for the "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). With at least two actors per show for each category (exception being Supporting Actress) several of daytime television's biggest and brightest stars are looking to vie for the coveted trophy that celebrates their hard work during calendar year 2015.
Remember in 1998 when Carly (then played by Sarah Brown) stepped away from Michael's stroller for the tiniest of moments which led to his kidnapping by the hands of Tony Jones, who previously was led to believe Michael was his before Carly proclaimed the child to have been fathered by Jason? Fast forward to 2015, we find Sonny (Maurice Benard), seemingly in the Tony role, being kept away from his child by an all grown up Michael (Chad Duell), who tells his adopted father, "Step away from the stroller now" in this week's promo for ABC's "General Hospital."

Should ‘General Hospital’ Kill Off Duke Lavery?

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Monday, April 6, 2015 3:52 PM EDT
When news first hit the web in August 2012 of Duke Lavery being very much alive on ABC's "General Hospital," it not only became a trending topic in the United States on Twitter, but also worldwide. Nearly three years later, it looks like the character will be heading back to the grave as portrayer Ian Buchanan is said to have recently learned that the writers have plans to off the character once more. It would be a huge mistake on their part as it would defeat the entire purpose of resurrecting the character in the first place.
ABC has confirmed that it will be recasting the contract role of Kiki Jerome on "General Hospital" with "The Young and the Restless" alum Hayley Erin (ex-Abby Newman). She is set to first air sometime in late February. Kristen Alderson, who originated the role, opted to leave when her contract was up earlier this month. She last airs in early February.

Maurice Benard Re-Ups with ‘General Hospital’

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Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:05 PM EDT
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When it looked like "General Hospital's" Sonny Corinthos would finally be paying for his crimes as he was set to serve some serious jail time for the murder of AJ Quartermaine, it looks like he'll soon be released after time served with word that actor Maurice Benard has signed a new deal with the daytime drama series.
As previously reported, Brandon Barash is reprising the role of Johnny Zacchara on ABC's "General Hospital" and it looks like he's set to mark his return this week when Johnny comes face to face with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), at least that's how it appears in the promo for this week's worth of episodes. "Wait. What? Johnny's back this week?!" tweeted Barash shortly after the promo was released.
If you tuned into the Friday, October 24 episode of ABC's "General Hospital," you may have noticed a familiar face with a new do. Actress Kelly Sullivan returned as the spirit of Connie Falconeri, who was murdered last year by Ava Jerome (Maura West), in scenes with Maurice Benard's Sonny Corinthos. The return of a normally blonde Sullivan to "GH" comes just days before the actress is set to make her debut as a brunette Sage Warner on CBS' "The Young and the Restless."