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107 September 9th, 2014 Former GH Star Kelly Sullivan Lands New Role On The Young and the Restless!

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For all of us who have been waiting for acting spitfire Kelly Sullivan to re-appear on our daytime screens, it’s finally happened! And for those of you who have been hoping that it would be Y&R that would be a fit for Kelly’s talents, your wish has come true.

The former General Hospital favorite and Daytime Emmy nominee, where she played  Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri is said to have been cast in a recurring role (for now) on the CBS sudser named “Sage”!

According to Soap Opera Digest the character is: “Intelligent, competent, discreet, and reserved. However, that reserve masks a well of passion and fire beneath the surface. She’ll do anything for those she loves.” Kelly revealed on her great casting news: “I’m incredibly honored and flattered to even be considered to be part of the ‘Young and the Restless’ family.  I’m also thrilled to be working with (Executive Producer) Jill Farren Phelps again like we did on GH.”

Sullivan begins taping on September 24 and look for her to first appear on-screen on the October 28h episode of Y&R!

So, what do you think about the role Kelly will be playing in Genoa City? Glad to know she will be back on the soaps?  Share your thoughts below!

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  1. 4ever DAYS says:

    I should have a score card to keep track of the GH/Y&R casting war!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I was hoping to see her on Days as another Dimera…Stephano and Lee Dumonde’s unknown daughter whom i’ll name Tracy…Tracy and nuChad couldve been Salems new Kristen and E.J.!!!

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    Patrick replied

    Shucks !

    dang !

    double Shucks

    I’m incredibly ecstatic to see her BACK

    just lamed : why didn’t DAYS see fit to hire her…

    talk about charismatic… has it all in spades…

    at this point… I don’t see who she could pair up with

    I could have seen her with almost any one at DAYS

    Timmm replied

    Seems like Days is asleep at the wheel?

    Momma replied

    She is so going to be a recast for Kelly.

    Ugh

    JustSaying replied

    Scorecard you say?

    Billy Miller, Michelle Stafford, Maura West, Emme Marcy Rylan (sp?) – 4 for GH

    Kelly Sullivan – 1 for YR

    I think GH beats YR.
    Now if you’re talking about ABC vs. CBS, that is more difficult.

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    JustSaying replied

    Wait a minute. I completely forget Steve Burton. 2 for YR.

    Also the scorecard is based on the past 2 years or so.

    4ever DAYS replied

    What about Tristan Rogers?

    Bonnoe replied

    you forgot Steve Burton

    harry replied

    Can we please stop with the score card nonsense?

    JustSaying replied

    Yep, I forgot Tristan and Ignacio Serricchio. 4-4 Tie.

    I think Ignacio counts, right?

    Julie replied

    You forgot Steve Burton for Y&R…

    Omar replied

    The thing is that there are only 4 remaining soaps, so the ones with the extra income and higher ratings in the 18-49 demo, are signing vets left and right and trying to lure more ratings..I must give credit to B&B, they are no overcasting and there ratings are fairly solid…It is not a casting war between GH and Y&R, its just 4 soap, and lots of actors in need of work.

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  2. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    This is FANTASTIC news! Kelly Sullivan is a pro at what she does, and her talents were wasted once Ron came on board with General Hospital. The character of Kate could’ve been so much more than a cornered character with DID. Hopefully the writers at The Young and the Restless can write for her, which I know they can!

    I also saw Kelly as a potential replacement for Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis, so this is great! I need her to debut now! I’m ready to be WOW’ed!

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    tskyent replied

    I’M SO HAPPY! She is Fabulous! I thought the same on Michelle Staffords Phyllis Also. She is a Beauty

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  3. su0000 says:

    I like Kelly Sullivan ..
    she was great as Kate/Connie on GH ..
    However– I do not feel she can save Y&R from its’ bad everything, but it will help!..
    Looking forward to seeing her, again

    KS;
    ”I’m also thrilled to be working with (Executive Producer) Jill Farren”
    ( LOL azz kissing done well :)

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    Nicole replied

    Not necessarily since she hired her for GH in the first place. :)

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    su0000 replied

    Hi..
    I don’t know who hired her, but-
    Kelly/connie was Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
    And Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps

    I like Connie too bad she died..
    soap actors always say;
    they never when it will be their turn to get killed off, that’s soap business! lol

    joanna replied

    it was definitely ass kissing all the way around. JFP has been trying to get her on board at Y&R for awhile. She’s a good actress but I’ve heard she’s a trainwreck as a person. I prefer to see people who who are likable on screen and off screen. She seems to just be using this as a way of pedaling her business venture anyway, which is a bit off putting.

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  4. nathalie says:

    who will she play? lol

    ins ans out every single time. so tired of it! its getting old. hate it.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Did you not read the article? She’s playing “Sage”; that’s all we know name-wise.

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    Momma replied

    Sage = Kelly. Kelly will play Kelly.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    No Momma, she won’t be.

  5. richard says:

    Hmmmm who will they pair her with?? Maybe she’s been taking care of Adam(Justin Hartley)?? Nick, Stitch, Jack and Billy’s dancecards are full. Maybe they will pair her with Dylan and get a Dylan/Avery/Joe/Sage quad going. I’m excited to see Avery’s ex husband reappear. I just hope the writing is good and they don’t waste her talent!! She was insanely phenomenal as Connie/Kate on GH!!!!! I could see her being a good rival for Phyllis too!!! Just keep her away from Nick and keep him with Sharon!!!!

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    CeeCee replied

    I thought she would have been cast as Stitch’s ex. That seemed logical to me. Oh, well. I am glad she’s back on my screen. Not only is she beautiful, but also talented.
    I’m not quite sure who Sage is?

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    richard replied

    Whatever happened to Stitch’s ex, Jenna?? Its like she disappeared…haha…..,no point in having her on now….theyre going full steam ahead with Abby/Stitch/Ashley…..:)

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Richard, Jenna’s appearance was short-term only; she was never expected to stay beyond 2-3 episodes.

  6. Thomas Procaccini says:

    GH: Billy Miler, Michele Stafford, Emme Rylan
    .Y&R: Steve Burton, Tristan Rogers, Kelly Sullivan
    Even yet?

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Maura West went to GH one-year after her firing from Y&R; but fans shouldn’t be playing into a *potential* war. And Y&R had Tristan years prior

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    su0000 replied

    Tristan likes to bounce back and forth from Y&R to GH and back again..
    I feel we will see Tristan back on GH when his contract is up..
    GH got the better of the exchanges with; Billy and Michele ..

    (I think someday GH will have MM, also :)

    Jimmy replied

    When you put it like that, no, not really. Not that SB, TR and KS aren’t great actors – they are. But BM, MS and ER were fantastic on Y&R and they are sorely missed. Whereas, if SB left Y&R, I wouldn’t care too much because he hasn’t made the powerhouse impression BM and MS did.

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    JustSaying replied

    Damn I forgot Tristan. So it’s 4-3 in GH favor.

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    harry replied

    Tristan is worth about a thousand of Michelle’s, and if you’re going to apply this stupid scorecard business to the two soaps you need to factor in the writing.
    In that case, Y&R wins.

    aria replied

    Y&R can have emme rylan back, i prefer the original actress, julie marie Berman, not that emme is bad, if she was playing another character i would like here, i just don’t think she makes a good Lulu. YR can keep Steve Burton, i do think Billy Miller will make a great Jason. wish we could have Tristan back and Kelly Sullivan on of GH biggest mistake in firing, how insulting to fire an actress for doing a great job, leave a bad taste with me for RC and FV. I’ve never seen Michele Stafford on YR before, and some don’t seem to like her on GH but i’m enjoying the crap out of her, i’m not a fan of the storyline, 20year in a coma is beyond stretching it, but love her with Rosalynn, they are a hoot, and her over the top acting is ok by me considering what they have her playing. to me she’s a keeper. lastly i’m not sure i’m really enjoying all the swapping these two shows have going on, looks fun all the tit and tat but its going overboard, pretty soon the shows will have to swap names if they keep this up.

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  7. missellie says:

    Congrats to Kelly — Y&R is lucky to snag her!

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  8. Aria says:

    Killing off Connie was one if the most pointless plots ever under RC / FV. Regime , the storyline was pointless and letting go of such talent was just plain stupid , actress as talented as Kelly Sullivan don’t grow on trees so I find it hard to believe they let her go.

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    Patrick replied

    well said

    her letting go : fired

    was the biggest blunder under RC/FV regime

    this just smarts… I so wanted her on DAYS

    I wish I had the time to watch Y&R…. I’ll be recording only fridays eps
    so I can catch my 2 favorite gals…. and that’s Eileen Davidson and Kelly Sullivan

    this is powerhouse….. beware : on guard : tumultuous : savor : ideal

    along with Maura West on GH

    just so much to admire

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    jimdavis289@yahoo.com replied

    I agree…she was one of my favorites!!!

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    CeeCee replied

    Absolutely right. What was the point of Connie’s demise? Oh, I know…because all roads lead to Rome……that is, revolting Sonny and wart-full Carly reruns .
    Y&R scored big when it cast Kelly S. The soap is getting back on track, I see.

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    Omar replied

    Agree…this character had alot of mileage left, and the PTB screw up big time..GH lost is Y&R gain, I hope she wins the fans over and becomes a contract player..i will begin to tune in to Y&R after a 2month boycott.

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  9. Lew S. says:

    Could she be a Kelly recast?

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    Timmm replied

    Kelly and Peter would be great together!

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    Jimmy replied

    No way, Cady McClain is doing well in the role and she’s a good actress, it wouldn’t make sense to recast the role again.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    You mean the Dixie Coonie actress…good grief! Credit to su0000.

    Timmm replied

    I agree, Cady is fine. Just thinking out loud.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Did you read the report? She’s playing Sage, not Kelly. Cady isn’t leaving Y&R anytime soon.

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    CeeCee replied

    There are a few options open for Sage. She could be a lawyer hired by Michael and Avery as they venture forth with their new partnership in a law firm. She could be Kelly’s and Stitch’s long, lost sibling….or she could be Austin’s mother? Phyllis’ nurse? So many possibilities.

  10. harry says:

    Great news. GH was so foolish to let her go. I loved Megan Ward’s Kate but was won over by Kelly Sullivan’s charisma and acting prowess. She’s really very good.
    Give her a decent storyline, please! And maybe pair her up with Steve Burton because while she’s a sweetheart, Avery is as dull as dishwater. I’d like to see Burton paired up with someone who can jolt him out of his somnolent state.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    With more than usual dull, lifeless characters on Y&R, a pod people storyline could bring “life” to the show…I always liked “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” We can keep score cards for who we think came from pods! What do you think?

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  11. carol says:

    Love KS, however, aren’t there enough blondes on the show. We really need some new men for all these girls instead of the same old switching back and forth. Give us another Dylan or Ben.

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  12. Lou Piikes says:

    Congrats Kelly!!! I may try to drop by Genoa City more often because of you.

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  13. robert says:

    Love this. Kelly is a great actress
    I wonder if Y&R hired her to get back at GH for hiring Billy Miller

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    Timmm replied

    Seems like that could be the case. Both networks win. They are equals as far as talent goes.

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  14. jeremy says:

    “GH” Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :):):)):):)))))):))):)))):::::):)))

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  15. damien says:

    The only way y n r needs another character is if she s a foil for the boring cane / lily marriage! Maybe she s an old flame of cane s and has some dirt on him. Cane is much more intresting when he s keeping secrets from lily! lily can than run to tyler which needs to be resurrected! lily and tyler had so much chemistry! i miss tyler on our screens!

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    CeeCee replied

    Huh? So, how does that make Kelly a foil to a marriage, no less? One cannot be a foil to an abstract. One is a foils to a character…to boost the main protagonist’s qualities….AND, usually of the same gender, not the opposite sex….
    Tyler needs to stay exactly where he is, albeit I agree that both Cane and Lily are a snore.

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  16. john says:

    Congrats to KS but this back and forth with GH and Y&R is getting ridiculous.

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  17. Mo says:

    Again, write for the characters you have. Tired of soaps creating new ones when there are perfectly good characters already on the canvas.

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  18. Mary SF says:

    Mixed feelings– love the actress, just not sure if Y&R really needs another new character at this point in time. But willing to see who Sage is and how she fits into the canvas and whose orbit she will be connected to. Last week on a different post I did state it was Y&R turn to snag a former GH cast member– and they did. Now it is GH’s turn — my guess the actress who played Chloe will turn up on GH sometime soon— anyone else agree?

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    jimdavis289@yahoo.com replied

    It most likely will happen sooner or later…im suprised Brandon Barash didnt show up at Y as the nuAdam…but there are only 4 soaps left so if an ex soap star doesnt make it to primetime or movies, and need an acting job, where else are they going to go but another soap…these things are getting to be more interesting than the shows we watch…lol

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  19. su0000 says:

    GH;
    Power/ Billy Miller (Y&R
    Power/ Michelle Stafford (Y&R)
    Power/ Maura West (Y&R)
    (and Donna Mills (her story yet to come)

    Y&R;
    Kelly Sullivan (GH) <—good
    Steve Burton (GH) <—-dull character
    Gina Tognoni (GH) <—-good
    Dixie Coonie (AMC) <—- good grief!

    Tristen / he's been with both. goes back and forth ..

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Lol, you’re funny!

    The set up and delivery has my tummy hurting….”good grief!” is priceless…Thank you!!!

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    aria replied

    umm Gina was never on GH!

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    rebecca1 replied

    Gina Tognoni One Life To Live

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  20. Timmm says:

    There you go, there you go! Y&R got one of GH’s finest actress’s. She is so freakin good! For those of you who are not familiar with her she will blow your socks off! She will bypass recurring! She would have been a great Kelly. Her and Peter would have been gold! She may be part of the new Jabot perfume story? I would like her to be a former flame of Dylan since Joe Clark is coming to town.

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  21. PatF says:

    She’s not needed, especially knowing she’s a FOJ. I hate that Phelps keeps bringing people on.

    She may be a fine actress. I know nothing about her, so that’s a plus for me. Willing to give her a shot, but never at the expense of YR characters that currently aren’t being written for.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    She is needed for all the GH lovers that dabble in Y&R. As you can see, it’s all about GH.

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    PatF replied

    The only GH actors who’ve been lucky enough to sign with the #1 soap on the air are those who’ve worked there with Phelps. None others are there.

    And GH fans who also watch YR do so to escape the crazy that GH can be sometimes.

    Out of work Days actors are salivating about trying to get their foot in the door at YR!

    k/kay replied

    I would have used her as a recast for McKenzie and have her team up with Jill & Cane to take back Chancellor from Victor Newman. That would definitely be a storyline worth telling. I happen to like the character of Cane and he has been on the back burner long enough and you will never convince me that Katherine would leave her business to Victor or all her money to sniveling Devon who she knew two years . She adored Brock and Mac the writers dropped the ball on this one.

  22. Nicole says:

    She is a great actress. I am happy that she is on Y&R. I would love to see a scene between her and GT.

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  23. Ricky says:

    This is AMAZING news all around! I actually let out a loud “YES” when I read the headline.

    It’s quite clear to me that she will be involved with Adam, for their first tape dates line up perfectly. I would be surprised if she’s not mixed with up with Adam when he returns…only thing we can do is wait and see.

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    Timmm replied

    Makes sense. She is a powerhouse. Her and Michael Muhney would have been great together. We’ll see if her and Justin can connect.

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  24. Fanny says:

    Wish Kelly Sullivan the best, great addition to any show.

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    B.J. replied

    I agree Fanny. :) I thought Kelly was superb on GH, and I will definitely have to tune back in to Y&R, to see if they give her a role worth watching every day.

    Wishful thinking I know, but I hope the writing will improve to help all of the actors still there too.

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  25. Jimmy says:

    Why did GH even kill Connie off? It was extremely needless and because of that decision, GH lost one of its best actresses. Kelly Sullivan really took the character of Kate/Connie and flew with it, it was great watching her every day. Her death hasn’t changed anything except it gives Olivia something to preach about and Sonny now has leverage on Ava. In fact, it contributed to the death of another great character, A.J. And, moreover, Ava still hasn’t payed for what she did and it’s been a year now! So why did it have to happen?

    Regardless, I’m sure Kelly will do great on Y&R, but they better have good material for her, and they should offer her a contract sooner rather than later, otherwise they might lose her like they lost Emme Rylan when she came back.

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    Timmm replied

    THAT is when I had seconds thoughts about the Cartini regimen. Kate/Connie should have won an Emmy for her fantastic work and then GH kills her off?

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    Elite Advisors replied

    Maybe that would be a good thing losing her back to GH…. GH has Robin bring her back from death….with AJ of course played by Michael Muhney… Connie / Kate was so great with Sonny…they had a special something that he has not has since the old days of Brenda. They had a special magic. Really cant stand Olivia at all. She needs to go off into the sunset with someone somewhere! I fast forward through her every scene… hope Ned is not stuck with her.

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    aria replied

    just thinking about it makes me mad, GH had their own powerhouse actress, they discover her, she wasn’t some big name from another soap, and what do they do? they get rid of her for being great! hmmm maybe someone should get rid of RC for being “great” how bout that ?

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  26. Patricio says:

    She is a rare talent, and certainly be part of daytime. See you soon Kelly!

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  27. Manuel says:

    This is really great news!!!

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  28. jaybird369 says:

    An idea: I think that Y&R should pair “Sage” with Joe (Avery’s ex-husband).

    I’m just saying……….

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  29. tskyent says:

    This is the Best news EVER!!!

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  30. kathleen johnson says:

    Love her she is such great actress general hospital not the same without her

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  31. Alan says:

    She can get in line behind all the other characters on this show in search of a story (Noah, Courtney, Dr. Barton Shelby, Kevin, Leslie, Summer, Tyler, Abby 3.0, Jill).

    Just ridiculous.

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    Reagan replied

    Yeah I had high hopes for Dr. Shelby and Tyler bringing more African American/Ethnic story to the show… but they (especially Barton) are just fillers.

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    Timmm replied

    Barton is a good actor but he gets thrown in with the Winters family and thats punishment!

  32. Rodd says:

    Don’t watch Y&R, but I’m very excited for her. She is a wonderful, power-house actress! Viewers should be thrilled.

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  33. Reagan says:

    With only 4 daytime soaps left, seeing actors show up on different shows doesn’t surprise me at all. To me it’s not so much a “casting war” as limited opportunities and shows capitalizing on established daytime actors. Soaps have always been a roating door. Just my perspective. As for Kelly, I enjoyed her on GH. I was hoping she would show up on Days as a recast of a character we haven’t seen in a long time– or a character deeply connected. YR already has a lot of talent on the canvas but I’d rather see Kelly on the show than no where, or better yet I’d rather see her on the show than less deserving actors.

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    su0000 replied

    With only the 4 soaps left there are many out of work soap actors..
    It is good they can still get soap work and we can still see them..
    I see more exchanging of characters coming..
    The out of work soap work actors have good managers who try to keep them active in the soaps and bringing home a paycheck ..

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    Reagan replied

    I agree. I just get a little tired of every time a soap actor from one shows up on another soap, fans get all “casting war” or “how dare they leave the show that made them famous”, etc.

  34. Patrick says:

    the majority have spoken

    #1 she’s a powerhouse of an actress

    #2 biggest mistake of GH current regime…. firing her

    #3 Y&R biggest gain yet…. after Eileen Davidson, of course

    #4 SHE”S Back…. giddy time

    i would like to agree with a poster who said… she’d be great… with the nuAdam… what a powerhouse coupling this could

    I also loved how one stated… she could be of the charts with Cain… to enliven up the dull Neil Winters clan

    I first thought… hummm… what about a Neil pairing… then I read about Cain… then… gobsmacked about an Adam pairing

    all off the charts neilsen…. Kelly Sullivan… welcome home

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  35. Bonnoe says:

    Maybe they will put her with Cain, Lilly is sort of selfish

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    Reagan replied

    I always liked Lilly best with Daniel. Otherwise, the writing for her has not worked for me. Shaking things up by pairing her with Cain could be exciting. I think they would look good together.

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  36. Beth CP says:

    Very happy to see that KSul will be gracing my television screen again! She gives me a reason to pop over to Y&R which has been off my radar, much of it due to Delia’s unnecessary death. Welcome back, Kelly! :)

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  37. Ellen Turner says:

    I think this is awesome. I am happy to see that former Costars are being cast. Great talent. Would love to see a new Soap created with casts from AMC and OLTL

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  38. dmr says:

    An incredible “find” for Y&R. GH’s lost. Kelly is amazing and beautiful. Very talented. Best of luck to her. Why can’t someone, anyone, scoop up Kristen Alderson (Kiki), of course who would do that to their show or their regime? I have to fast forward every scene she is in. Looking forward to Billy Miller as Jason Morgan. I hope he comes back a Quartermaine!

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  39. tank says:

    Replacing Sharon, fingers crossed.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Did you not read it? She’s playing Sage, new character.

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    k/kay replied

    Sharon Case has played the part of Sharon for 20 years Bill Bell picked her and happened to adore her as I do. Leave my girl SC alone.!!

  40. Nanci says:

    I have said it before, and now again – can’t believe the continuing addition of new
    characters, while current and established ones are not being written for enough.
    Hate it.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    The new regime has written for the veterans more steadily and better than Maria’s regime ever did before.

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    Nanci replied

    Well, I said current ones, as well as established ones, i.e. the veterans.
    For example, Barton. He has been onscreen for all of 15 minutes it feels
    like, since his first appearance. New characters come aboard only to
    be soon backburnered…then another new character comes…and so
    on and so on…
    I would like to see more s/l involving Noah and Courtney, for just one
    example. Courtney was brought on, then nothing much happened with
    her afterward.
    Too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the meal.

  41. CeeCee says:

    I agree k/Kay. It always puzzled me why the Duchess would leave the company to Victor and her billions to Devon. Unless, of course, it was done to ease her guilt in giving up her son. You certainly came up with the perfect descriptive word for him…sniveling. This guy has no charisma, no drive, no personality. I do not see him as a businessman…a man, period.
    I wish they would bring Mac back. I loved that character. And, Brock!!! Loved him too. Such a positive aura about the character. Who knows, maybe there will be some clause in the will that was overlooked or something, where the money is really Mac’s . Things like that happen on soaps , anyway. That would be a good reason for Mac to reappear. Indeed, it may, possibly, also help boost the soap’s rating.

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    jaybird369 replied

    CeeCee…both you and k/kay’s observations and all about that idiotic Devon are PERFECTLY SPOT-ON!!!!! Thank You!!!!! Now…if ya’ll don’t mind, I wanna contribute…observation-wise. Look-a-here…I think that Devon is…
    1. annoying
    2. clueless
    3. gutless
    4. immature
    5. irresponsible
    6. spineless
    7. wimpy
    CeeCee…if I left anything out (or whatever), feel free to add on and all. Yep.

    Take care. Peace.

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  42. CeeCee says:

    Is it possible for Sage to be Nikki’s niece? That is, Casey’s daughter…if she ever had one.!!!!

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  43. Kathy says:

    Let’s rename the combined soaps. Generally Restless! Lol

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    CeeCee replied

    @Kathy…not only is that hilarious, but also witty…lol…still laughing.

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