Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie)

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Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie) officially confirmed on her Facebook page that she would not be returning to "GH" after the end of the summer. The actress stated:

"Thank you all so much for your support and loyalty. You are my life long family and I cannot express how much I appreciate each of you. You have really made my experience here on 'GH' a wonderful adventure. I wanted to fill you all in on the details and try to answer some of your questions.
I am not returning to 'GH' after August. This is not a contract issue, I have been written off the show.
I do not have any information on potential Daytime opportunities.
Lastly, I have no ill feelings towards any of the staff or crew connected to the show or the network. I will miss everyone dearly.
Love, Kelly"

, Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie) will not be sticking around Port Charles for much longer. It is being reported that she will not be renewing her contract with the soap. The network has refused to offer a comment on the situation. Sullivan joined the cast of "GH" on September 12, 2011, taking over the role from Megan Ward. No final air date has been released.


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Come to DAYS..... not sure as

Come to DAYS..... not sure as who, but she's a great talent IMO. Maggie needs a daughter back on the canvas. Maybe she could be one them.

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She's definitely the right

She's definitely the right age to play Maggie's daughter Sarah; but I wouldn't want Days to become as cast-heavy as Y&R and GH. The show is doing really well with the castmembers it has now. Everybody seems to be getting just the right amount of airtime, except for the actors playing Hope, Caroline and Victor who don't get enough and the two playing Jennifer and Daniel who get too much.

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They need to do something

They need to do something with Hope. Divorce Bo or recast him or something. KA can't be happy with her storyline or severe lack of one.

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I'm not surprised to see

I'm not surprised to see Kelly Sullivan though or Connie be written off because as I have stated so often before I think there are wayyyyy too many irrelevant characters on GH right now. I want the show to be about the Quartermaines/Wards, Spencers, Webbers, Hardys and Cassadines. IMO Olivia, Connie, Spinelli, Ellie, Sabrina, Britt, Silas, Rafe, Felix, Shawn, TJ, Epiphany, Franco, Kiki, Ava and even Sonny and Patrick (unless Robin comes back) could be gone tomorrow and I wouldn't bat an eyelash because none of them are who I watch for.

That being said I must admit that, although I didn't like Kate/Connie or any of her story lines, Kelly Sullivan is one heck of a good actress!! Anytime she would be on in this awful Connie/Kate story I would go to mute the TV or FF and would just get pulled into her scenes because of her performances!! I would find myself not paying attention to the story or character but rather just entertained by her acting.

Today for example Connie went over to Sonny's to tell him that she wanted him back and as always I thought "ugh its this crap again" but as he told her he tried to move on you could see in her eyes that her heart was breaking. She then without saying a word, looked to Olivia with a look of desperation and as soon as she saw the look on Olivia's face she knew their was something up with her and Sonny. With one simple change of Kelly Sullivan's expression you automatically knew that it clicked. She conveyed such emotion without even saying anything. GO KS!! I am officially a fan of the actress (definitely not kate/connie, just the actress)! She acted her pants off in this stinker of a story.

I hope she goes on to something much better than the material and character she had at GH because given the chance, I think she could really make a character take off, sort of like Billy Miller who's role as AMC's Wes wasn't that great but who has been fantastic as Y&R's Billy. Speaking of Y&R I was trying to think of what daytime role she would be good in and Victoria Newman Abbott came to mind. I loved Heather Tom in that role but when she left Amelia Henlie took over and I haven't liked it at all. And AH has been in the role for years now and I just can't stand her in it! I think a lot of other fans feel the same way that I do and I can't pinpoint why it is that I dislike her in the role so much but I do. So I think Kelly Sullivan would be a great choice for Victoria and that her portrayal would help to take the character back to what she was when HT played her; a tough, strong and independent business woman, yet vulnerable at the appropriate times. What do you guys think of that idea?

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The only problem - and i dont

The only problem - and i dont disagree with you that having too many random characters gets unwieldy - is that you dont want to have too few families that you become redonkulousy incestuous. I dont want to see jason and aj both sleeping with keisha and then both sleeping with carly and then both sleeping with courtney and then both sleeping with liz. I dont want to see carly and sam sleeping with moms husband. And nothing compares to bold and the beautiful where brooke and taylor have slept with nearly every man in the forrester family. i watch and honestly i want to spray both women with lysol.

I think the premise under guza was that liz is a spencer and the falconaris are all quasi corinthos' as dante is his son, olivia is his baby mama and kate while she was on pretty much always was his love interest.

Arent franco/ava/kiki and some of the new ones coming on coming in as a new family? and cant we decide if we care about them after they have been airing for a bit. I forget which alum said this but she remembered losing a bunch of airtime when a certain ingenue named laura vining was created. I try and remind myself of that fact every time I get annoyed at sabrinas airtime. The hardys havent been relevant in forever, ditto the webbers (and thats not a liz slam, because shes been written more like shes a spencer.) Patrick is a scorpio drake and the only family anna has on the canvas is patrick and emma. duke has no family either. I think of them as a unit.

Just keep in mind that while you may not watch for some of these characters others do. I think you could lose some of them without any real impact on the ratings, but fire mo and jason and look for ratings to plummet. I watch for them and for a number of other characters that didnt make your list of "reasons to watch"