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Kelly Sullivan Lands Major Role In Tyler Perry's New TLC Drama, TOO CLOSE TO HOME!

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So just where o’ where has the beautiful and talented Kelly Sullivan been doing since departing her role as Sage Warner on The Young and the Restless?  She has been busy with several projects, but one in particular was revealed today, and its a big one!

Sullivan is part of the core leading cast of the Tyler Perry written, directed and produced new susdy drama for TLC entitled Too Close To Home.  The series began production and principal shooting this week at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.  According to Deadline, the series is slated to premiere later this summer, and the show is the first dramatic scripted series ever on TLC.

Not only is Kelly Sullivan a part of the ensemble cast, but none other than former Melrose Place and Dynasty star Heather Lockler! Apparently, Locklear will be a guest star on the series.  Meanwhile, actress Danielle Savre will star in the central role of Anna.  Matt Battaglia is another series special guest star.

Joining Sullivan in other leading roles on the drama are: Brock O’Hurn, Brad Benedict and Brooke Anne Smith.  Series regulars will include: Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash and Curran Walters. Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa and Justin Gabriel are set in recurring roles.

Photo Credit: TLC Studios

In story, the eight-part drama follows Anna (Savre), a young woman who escaped her working-class upbringing in Alabama to start fresh in Washington, D.C. After making national headlines in a major political scandal involving one of the nation’s most powerful players, she is forced to return to her roots and face a past she thought she’d left behind. Seeking help and forgiveness from the same people she abandoned for a “better” life, Anna finds herself right back where she worked so hard to escape. Locklear plays Katelyn, a smart, savvy and beautiful D.C. wife.

So, excited to hear of Kelly Sullivan’s new role? Will you be checking out Too Close To Home featuring Kelly and Heather Locklear later this summer? Comment below!

Leave a comment | 19 Comments


  1. Kevin

    June 21, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Great news! Kelly Sullivan will make the transition from soap star to prime time (and motion picture) stardom. She deserves it!

    • Lisa

      June 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Yes i’ll be watching it.. I loved Sage on The Y & R and i feel that she should have had a happy ending with Nick and Christian BUT I am very happy to see her keep going elsewhere. She deserves a fair chance as she’s a great actress and it would be a shame to see her talents go to waste. Congrats Kelly.. 🙂 From Canada..

  2. Katiek

    June 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Love Kelly. Hope it’s a hit!!

  3. MB

    June 22, 2016 at 3:16 am

    This is great news! Kelly is one of the best actresses I have ever seen in daytime! I was really bummed when Y&R let her go. Glad to see she landed on her feet quickly! Go Kelly go!!!

  4. Patty

    June 22, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Omg, I adore her and so upset she left y&r and I will decently watch this show snd b all.of tyler’s show.

  5. Irene

    June 22, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Good for her

  6. Mo

    June 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

    I miss Kelly on Y&R.

  7. Timmm

    June 22, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Yeah, you think Y&R would have learned from GH’s mistake when THEY killed her off to! Either way, Kelly wins, congrats!

  8. Nikki

    June 22, 2016 at 5:35 am

    I am so happy for Kelly. She is such an amazing actress. I know she’ll do well. Her fans still miss her at Y& R. Another loss for Y & R.

  9. Nancy Wilson

    June 22, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I love Kelly! I wish I had cable. Hopefully
    someone uploads to daily motion!

  10. Phil

    June 22, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I will check it out

  11. Mary SF

    June 22, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Finally TLC is doing something beside airing the lowest of the low reality shows– good for them, I hope everyone who supports intelligent entertainment and has TLC will watch. If the ratings are high enough perhaps TLC will up it’s game.

    As for Kelly– was there any doubt she would find work. She is a talented performer and when given the right material will knock your socks off. I’m sure this will lead to even bigger and better things–

    • jaybird369

      June 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm


      A-M-E-N!!!!! For a long time, TLC (in terms of so-called programming) was seriously IN THE TOILET!!!!! Examples: Remember that TRULY DUMB ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’?!?!? That one was bad enough…but ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ was EVEN WORSE!!!!! On a much brighter note, Kelly Sullivan is a very talented actress who can very easily handle A-N-Y material thrown her way. TOTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!

      Take care, Mary.

  12. Patrick

    June 22, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I – just – could not, get in to Sage… after the story didn’t bother to explore… that wonderous threesome with so much dynasty … I figured they were a family to contend

    Sage, Gabriel, and Constance

    whatever ! OK… I knew it wasn’t going to be ? once the story turned back to Adam

    that being said… “adam” never had a family unit of his own… so it could have been

    what is it about Nick…. all his lovers /wives (outside) of Sharon… die or leave town.

    anyway: I love Kelly Sullivan… was holding out hope… GH would recast Connie… as… she’d be GREAT energy… for Roger Howarth and/or William DeVry.

    certainly not looking good… at least with GH and Y&R… as THEY KILLED OFF both of her Characters.

    Ms. Sullivan… I hope this show catches fire and strongholds.

    IT”S on TLC (The Learning Channel)

    Thank you Tyler Perry…. for hiring… from the best

    Kelly Sullivan ; Too close to Home
    Greg Vaughan; Queen Sugar @OWN

    ” I LOVE Kelly Sullivan “

    • Patrick

      June 22, 2016 at 10:22 am

      oh well…. LOL

      I forgot that nuPhyllis is still a denizen

      still says something about that darned empty Nick… aimless and not driven

    • Patrick

      June 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Emmy nominated… in both roles… go figure

  13. Soapluv2010

    June 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    This is good news. Tyler Perry keeps all his audience favorites constantly employed and it will take no time for Kelly to earn that status. I think both the daytime tptb that let her go are idiots. She is an amazing talent who deserves to be on the big screen.

  14. k/kay

    June 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I knew she would find work good actress wrong for Y&R good luck to her!

  15. Beth CP

    June 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Congrats to Kelly. Not only is she a multi talented performer but a warm and genuine human being. I am so pleased for her and will look forward to seeing her in Mr. Perry’s series.

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