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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.

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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!

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Kevin

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

Lisa
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Lisa

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..

Katiek
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Katiek

Love Kelly. Hope it’s a hit!!

MB
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MB

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!!!

Patty
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Patty

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.

Irene
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Irene

Good for her

Mo
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Mo

I miss Kelly on Y&R.

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Nikki
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Nikki

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.

Nancy Wilson
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Nancy Wilson

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

Phil
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Phil

I will check it out

Mary SF
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Mary SF

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
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jaybird369

Mary,

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.

Patrick
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Patrick

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

oh well…. LOL

I forgot that nuPhyllis is still a denizen

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

Patrick
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Patrick

Emmy nominated… in both roles… go figure

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

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.

k/kay
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k/kay

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

Beth CP
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Beth CP

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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All My Children Alum Cornelius Smith Jr. Joins the Cast of Apple TV+ Limited Series, ‘Five Days At Memorial’

Daytime fans remember him fondly as the son of Jesse (Darnell Williams) and Angie Hubbard (Debbi Morgan), Frankie, on All My Children.  And now, actor Cornelius Smith Jr., is set to join a major limited series based on the acclaimed nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink, about the the first five days following Hurricane Katrina made landfall entitled Five Days at Memorial.

Written by John Ridley and Carlton Cruse, Smith will play a doctor, (something he is very familiar with playing since Frankie Hubbard was a doctor in Pine Valley!) named Dr. Bryant King, an internist and one of the few doctors of color at the hospital, who finds himself very much in the middle of the crisis.  He will headline the show alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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The series will stream on Apple TV+, and no word yet as to when it will have its debut following its filming.

 

Since his time on All My Children, Smith has appeared on ABC’s Scandal, and had recurring roles on God Friended MeSelf Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker and Manhunt.

Deadline broke the casting news.

So, looking forward to seeing Cornelius back on our screens? Do you remember his work as Dr. Frankie Hubbard on All My Children? Comment below.

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OLTL Alum Renée Elise Goldsberry Joins Disney+ Marvel Series, ‘She-Hulk’

Former One Life to Live star and Tony Award-winner, Renée Elise Goldsberry is in yet another top-tier project!

The popular actress who got her soap start on the ABC daytime drama series as Evangeline Williamson, and later took home the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for Hamilton, has joined the cast of the Disney + and Marvel series, She-Hulk.

In She-Hulk, Goldsberry will co-star opposite Tatiana Maslany.

 

According to Deadline, She-Hulk is a legal comedy that centers on the eponymous heroine (Maslany), aka Jennifer Walters, an attorney who has similar powers to her cousin, Bruce Banner/The Hulk. Goldsberry will play a character referred to as Amelia.  Avengers star and Emmy winner, Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role as The Hulk and Tim Roth is also reprising his Hulk character, The Abomination, on the She-Hulk series.

In addition, Renée can also be seen as one of the leads in the new NBCU Peacock series, Girls5eva from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Meredith Scardino debuting on May 6th.  Check out the trailer below.

So, what do you think about the latest projects that will feature the multi-talented Goldsberry? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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‘Soap Con Live’ Event to Feature Panels from The Doctors, ATWT, OLTL, GH, Plus Virtual Meet & Greets

On Saturday, May 1st, the inaugural Soap Con Live fan event sponsored by Soap Opera Digest, Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV will feature free, virtual panels with Q&As that will stream live on The Locher Room YouTube Channel.

The event will also allow fans to purchase ‘Meet & Greets’ (over a three-week period), video greetings and autographs from their favorite soap stars at SoapConLive.com.

The day-long event will begin with a panel from Retro TV’s and former NBC soap opera, The Doctors (participants/special guest to be announced) beginning at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PST.

Followed by “Live from Oakdale!” with the stars of As the World Turns that will begin at 4pm ET/1pm PST featuring Mark Collier (Mike Kasnoff), Terri Conn (Katie Peretti), Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman), Austin Peck (Brad Snyder) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan).

Then, “The Cramer Women” of One Life to Live will follow at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PST featuring Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Laura Bonarrigo (Cassie Callison), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) and Gina Tognoni (Kelly Cramer).

And finally, a General Hospital panel to close the event called “Love & Tragedy” at 7pm ET/4pm PST featuring Shell Danielson (Dominique Stanton), Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones), Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

For more information, visit SoapConLive.com to sign up for the free live panels and keep up with special guest announcements & info on paid fan opportunities. Stay tuned for more chances to visit with your favorite Soap Stars, both virtually and in-person when it’s safe.

Soap Con Live, is a women-owned company, co-created by Lacretia Lyon (Bleav in Soap Operas/ Forever and a Day) and Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) who wanted to bring their love of soaps and Comic Cons together and introduce a new & exciting experience to fans of Daytime.

So, what do you think of the planned Soap Con Live event? Will you be participating? Comment below.

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