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Kelly Thiebaud Departing General Hospital and Heading Back to ‘Station 19’

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Kelly Thiebaud is now set to reprise her role of Eva Vasquez, on ABC’s primetime drama, Station 19 and thus the Daytime Emmy winner will exit her role as Dr. Britt Westbourne on General Hospital.

According to Deadline, Thiebaud will be part of the cast for the series 6th season, which premieres on October 6th.

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Previously, Kelly appeared on the show’s 3rd season when in story, as the widow of firefighter Rigo Vasquez (Rigo Sanchez), she had an affair with her husband’s colleague Jack Gibson (Grey Damon) that resulted in total chaos.

In a tease for Thiebaud’s return, ABC shared, “Misery loves company and Eva finds solace with someone from her past.”

Kelly has played GH’s Britt on and off since 2012. She won her first Daytime Emmy this past June for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.

Look for Kelly to exit her GH role in November, while a rep for the soap shared that the actress will be leaving by year’s end.

What do you think of Kelly going to Station 19 and departing General Hospital? How do you think GH will deal with her exit? Will tragedy befall Britt with her living with Huntington’s Disease? Will she be written-off the canvas, leaving the door open for her return? 

Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out our conversation with Kelly from a year ago and then backstage at the Daytime Emmys following her victory,

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Well that’s a bummer. Hope they don’t kill her off with a rapid case of Huntington’s Disease or anything else non-reversible like that.

Guess we’ll never get the answer to the question of whether she & Jason could actually make it as a couple….. He’ll probably be back before she leaves, but they won’t have much time together, even if that is the case.

Jason (regardless of portrayer) is not coming back this year. If there’s any character returning, it’ll be Lulu. Still think that’s more likely in February sweeps, but Genie’s back in early fall, it could happen then.

Happy for Kelly. Wishing her the best on her new venture. She will be greatly missed. She is an excellent actor.❤

Even when she was the “Britch”, she had an endearing, fragile, loveable quality that thankfully was capitalized on during her latest run on GH. Good for her!! Loss for GH, but she will be back!!

I hope she does come back she is absolutely one of my favorites and I was so excited when she came back this last time! Good luck, Kelly! But please come back! ♥️

I will miss Kelly. Even as the britches. If I had been given her storylines since Jason I would have looked for greener pastures as well. Good luck Kelly.

She will be missed.

Happy for her but it is sad that soaps are still seen by many as a mere steppingstone until something “better” comes along. And then many seem to develop amnesia about their soap roots.

I think she’ll just be exiting because things aren’t working out for her right now she’s going to decide she just needs to get away and try to reclaim her life. I think they will leave it where she can come back if she wants to maybe even for an occasional visit I hope I really do love watching her on GH but I also watch station 19 so that will be fun to see her on there

This is so upsetting! She is one of the main reasons I watch the show LOVE her scenes and the laughter it brings me

Oh I watch Station 19 every week but guess I wasn’t when she was on previously. I will miss her on GH and would not like to see her replaced.

If she is leaving, why are they having she and Cody getting closer?

I will miss Kelly immensely! I really hope they don’t recast the role as she is the one and only true “Britch”! (: I especially treasure her scenes with Nicholas Bechtel’s Spencer – the two of them had incredible chemistry! I wonder if they will revisit her illness over the next few remaining months?

Sorry to see her go and hope they give her an open end exit so she has an option to return. Best of luck to the talented actress.

That’s sucks I love her.but hopefully she will come back at some point.

I imagine prime time is a goal for daytime actors; no shame in that and I hope Kelly is happy and successful. Who can blame her? They’ve saddled her with a serious disease that apparently can be turned on and off like a light switch and then tied a millstone around her neck named Cody. Why waste such a vivacious, original actress with this zero? She has more chemistry with Spencer than this toadstool character.

Ain’t that the truth? Sometimes he can be cute, but not the man for our Britta. God, I hope they don’t replace her, then we’ll have to see this stuff play out.

She is a beautiful and amazing actress. As much as I will miss her on GH, I want her to be happy as an actress and have a successful career.

Please let her return after station 19’s ends… she will be missed emensly!

Don’t hold your breath. That show has been on for years and is really good. I don’t see it going anywhere soon and she’s not going to stay this age forever. Try watching it if you want to continue seeing her, it’s right before Grey’s Anatomy, another good show by the way

Grey’s Anatomy seems to be fairly obvious about their game plan… they’re going through with 2 more seasons, and then calling it a day with 20 seasons, because it’s a “nice round number”. There’s no Grey’s Anatomy without Grey, and Ellen Pompeo’s involvement keeps shrinking. She’s clearly tired of the whole thing. Last I heard, she was only doing 8 episodes in the coming season. Hopefully she’ll use those episodes to do a little more than talk to dead people on an imaginary beach.

I don’t see Station 19 sticking around on it’s own, once Grey’s is gone – as the two shows are so closely linked together, so enjoy them both for the next two years, but that’s probably the end of it.

As far as Kelly Thiebaud’s role on Station 19, who knows whether that will last any longer than her last round there? I’ve read elsewhere that her “spokesperson” jumped the gun by announcing that she’s leaving GH, and that she really wants to do both shows. So that sounds to me like the Station 19 thing isn’t a full time gig anyway, at least not yet. Prime time shows will often upgrade a recurring character to full time status if they are popular enough with the fans. Unless or until that happens, I can’t blame her for wanting to keep her job at GH, assuming her “people” got that part wrong.

Right now GH has Ned who is also Justin on Days, and Sonny’s guy “Brick” is also one of the main anchors at ESPN, so it’s not like somebody getting an extra paycheck is a problem for GH to work around.

Kelli is young-
She can have a great future by exiting a dying soap opera–
((all soaps are riding the blue bus))
Kelly made the right move to get out and move upward..
I wish her the best… I will miss her–

Hey there, I’ve missed you. You are right though but please explain “the blue bus” I can imagine what it means but have never heard that term in all my almost 90 years, and yeah I’m flaunting it.Take care Su

Hi Violet– Hope you are doing well 🙂
The blue bus symbolizes Viet Nam and the American soldiers killed there.
Their bodies would be taken away on a bus blue in color.
Thus the symbolism of the dead soldiers asking “Driver where you takin’ us”.
The blue bus is your free ride to a magical place, heaven..
That’s why I said; all soaps will be riding the blue bus..

Su000…Thanks for the blue bus explanation. I never heard it before. The way things are, makes you wonder if there will ever be enough blue buses to go around in the world, not just for Viet Nam.

Su000, thanks for this inspired post. I sense that you lived thru those dark, yet exciting years of the 60s and 70s as many of us here have. The music alone and its continued influence (like THE DOORS) brings it back with crystal clarity. So much change and sadness, yet so vibrant and life-affirming. As far as soaps go, I’m beginning to believe that Y&R is begging to be canceled. Diane, Imani, Allie, all are unnecessary and, in Allie’s case, underdeveloped. Traci, Ashley, Kevin, Jill, Esther, Paul, Christine, Lauren, Gloria are all sidelined or worse and the stories endlessly repetitive. As a viewer since Day One, it really saddens me.

Hi Soaphound )
No— The Nam war was before my time–
I lead a squad in Afghanistan during the shite storm over there..
I recall mom and dad listening to the Doors they would pull out the Doors for many years, it seems.. Your time had very great music,
it lives on–
Soaps– Y&R needs some new high drama and new characters..
The main two families have become the same ‘ol..
I agree with you on the characters,, And–
Every family member has had sex with the other family -everyone..
They seem to breed between the two families lol

Soaphound…I’m not sure Y&R is being set up to be cancelled. But like the 60’s-80’s great music, while enduring, was written for and during a certain era by those who lived in it. I think current writers are now representing their own world, using the soap formula. But I don’t think the storytelling, characters and legacies always match up to previous soap years, all the while trying for a preferred demo. Probably the reasons Downton Abbey was such a big success. But soaps have their moments. Let’s hope they survive. But not Diane.

I hope you’re right, Rose. I truly want soaps to survive and even prosper. I think it’s the lack of imagination in the storytelling that bothers me. Last week, Jack offered Adam a job at Jabot and I thought, here’s a story. Jack has always been a touching substitute father for Adam. And what better way to prove his unfeeling family wrong than to succeed elsewhere. So, where’s this idea now? Forgotten already? I hope not; other than the reappearance of Kevin, it’s the first positive shot of energy in a while. Here’s hoping!

I confess to knowing very little about Viet Nam, I knew more about WW2 and I had to look it up to see when it was, it seemed to be during the years I was raising my kids. I have no other excuse but I really feel bad and this information made me tearful and I’ll remember it as Iam waiting for my Blue Buss. Thanks ,Su for your info and you worded it perfectly.

Violet– 🙂
I came to know about the blue bus when I was in Afghanistan..
When coming across USA bodies laying in wait for their magical ride in the blue bus to play in streets of heaven..
There was a saying; You fought through hell now you’ll proudly walk the streets of heaven..
Sayings varied here and there but remained mainly the same..
I recall seeing a blue bus poster–
It was an older bus, blue. and (the dead) soldiers were being escorted walking into it with angels flying above..It was heartbreaking but still comforting..:)

I remember you telling me once before that you had fought in Afganistan, God bless you and the others for risking your lives on a daily basis to save the rest of us. I did Google the Blue Bus before getting these latest informational posts of yours.It was just too confusing for this old mind to comprehend, between the drugs, music, wars and a lot more.Su, I just have to say that what you said made it a lot easier and I’am sorry if it brought back terrible memories of that time.i feel so sorry thinking of what you and many others had to go through, while we just sit here bitching about a stupid Soap Opera.

Even though the memories from that time are not happy ones, I felt that today was a poignant moment when Britt pulled up the photo of baby Rocco,whom she called Ben at that time.I remember how happy she was when they were with Nick and Spencer.
I never thought of it when Willow was questioning Britt about wanting children.

Hope this is true. Just read that Kelly isn’t leaving GH, she’ll be doing both shows. How great is that?

Not sure where you saw that. She might be taping both in September, but all accounts point to her departure from GH in November.

Don’t kill her off !!!

I think that she will get offered a job at a different, and bigger hospital, and they will offer her more money, and a better position than she has at G.H.

She will be missed. It won’t be the same

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Daytime’s The Price is Right holiday week (Dec 18-Dec 22) will feature animal trainer, author and host of CBS’ Lucky Dog Reunions, Brandon McMillan, and Robert Valandra, nephew of legendary host Bob Barker, who both bring along some furry friends up for adoption. The week concludes with ‘Price is Right’ model Amber Lancaster, an advocate of animal adoption, and some adorable dogs who need a home for the holidays.

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY (Monday, December 4, 8:00 PM, ET/PT) brings coworkers and colleagues together to cheer each other on as they play for prizes that can be shared and enjoyed by all of their office mates.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: BLIND HOLIDATE (Thursday, December 7, 8:00 PM, ET/PT) brings in a matchmaker to pair up an audience full of single, eligible adults, and lucky contestants will meet for the first time when they are called to “Come on down!” and compete together as a team. They play for fabulous cash and prizes, pairs of cars, and maybe they’ll even win a love match!

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: HOLIDAYS WITH THE FAMILY (Monday, December 18, 8:00 PM, ET/PT). Parents and their young children compete for some of the most desired gifts Santa has in his sleigh. Decorated in their holiday best, families work as a team to win prizes to make their holidays oh so bright!

THE PRICE IS RIGHT AT NIGHT: HOLIDAY HEROES (Tuesday, December 19, 8:00 PM, ET/PT) salutes the military to thank America’s brave heroes for keeping us safe all year round. Active-duty military members in uniform compete for luxury items, including trips to remarkable destinations, $50,000 in cash, and cars!

Of note: Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.

Lots of The Price is Right holiday cheer and pet adoptions coming your way. Will you be watching? Comment below. But first, check out a clip from one of the primetime episodes.

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That is an hour shift when the broadcast usually begins at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.  The official pre-show will also begin earlier, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney will also one again, co-write and executive produce, the telecast.  In a statement on presiding over movies biggest night of the year, Kimmel joked, “I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times.”

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ABC also plans on airing a special episode of their hit comedy Abbott Elementary, immediately following what should be a three-and-a-half hour telecast of the Oscars.

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A family representative told Variety that Krofft died of kidney failure Saturday November 25th in Los Angeles, California.

Krofft was often known as the “King of Saturday Mornings”, and along with his brother, Sid also produced primetime variety shows including Donny and Marie and Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.

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At the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awarda, Marty and Sid were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. The Kroffts also produced Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos and Lidsville.

The brothers always shared that they came from a line of puppeteers, and Sid, traveled the world as young man performing an elaborate puppet show. The brother’s partnership worked due to Sid was the more on the creative side, while Marty was more on the business side.

Marty said in the book “Pufnstuf & Other Stuff: The Weird and Wonderful World of Sid & Marty Krofft” (1998), written by TV critic, David Martindale, “Sid was always ‘the artist’. He never did have a business sense. So I came in and filled that vacuum.”

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Krofft’s wife, the former Playboy playmate Christa Speck passed away in 2013. He lived in Los Angeles and is survived by his brothers Sid and Harry; his daughters Deanna Krofft-Pope, Kristina Krofft and Kendra Krofft; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Share your condolences for Marty Krofft via the comment section. But,  first check out our interview with him along with is brother Sid, before they received their Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th annual ceremonies below.

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