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NEXT WEEK: Sean Kanan Returns To The Bold and the Beautiful!

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After taking his last breath on General Hospital as AJ Quartermaine several months ago, and then signing back on to reprise his role as bad boy Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful, look for actor Sean Kanan to begin to air in all new episodes of the CBS soap opera next week on Friday, June 13th!

B&B will also be having a live CBS Connect Chat that day with Kanan to usher in his return starting at 1:30PMET/10:30AMPST

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Kanan reveals it is none other than Quinn (Rena Sofer) who he first cross paths with when he returns:  “I’m initially working with Rena Sofer’s character.  He meets her in a bar, which is a shocker for (alcoholic) Deacon, meeting a pretty woman in a bar, but for me, I am very happy to work with Rena again because we have a long history.”

Kanan is referring to the fact that both he and Sofer worked together for a time on GH wher she played Lois Cerullo, and the fact that Sean produced a film that had Rena as one of the three female leads entitled, March.

After the jump, watch the latest promo from The Bold and the Beautiful which promises Deacon’s return will be the surprise of the summer to the characters on the canvas! So are you looking forward to Deacon mixing it up again with the Spencers, Logans, Forrestes et all?  How will his re-emergence affect his daughter Hope (Kim Matula)?  Do you think Quinn and Deacon will be a twisted love match? Weigh-in below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Quinn will get Deacon in a pickle and ill relish it…lol(only gh fans will get it…lol)

Johnny
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Johnny

I like it Jim!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Funny! I just welcome new faces RS & SK together should be fun so tired of the Brooke & Hope show the two most uninteresting characters on the show. I see TK being paired with Heather Tom was short lived and we all know who is responsible for that.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Brooke is the one who shouldve fell out of the plane and went missing but then again Ridge often looks like he could use a bath…imo!…lol

jimh(leave it beaver)
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jimh(leave it beaver)

The wrong character fell and went missing from the plane…imo…lol!!!

Rose
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Rose

GH’s loss, B&B gain.

Harry
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Harry

I may have to tune into B&B just to see Sean Kanan, whom I desperately miss on GH (they should have vindicated AJ and let him be a contender).
He’s an amazing talent with a natural charisma.

Omar
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Omar

I agree..GH drop the ball big time with this wonderfully talented actor..Good luck to him.

Rose
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Rose

I was hoping for AJ to resurrect the Quartermaine legacy. You know, bad boy come home, redemption. Really disappointed when writers killed him off. And all they have left us with is very dark, gangland, and more hospital visits. Not a good balance.

jimh(leave it beaver)
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jimh(leave it beaver)

There was great chemistry between Sean and Maura West…all i can say is here was GHs chance to give us our next Alan and Monica and they blew it big time…imo!!!

JeffreyR
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JeffreyR

Remember, the plan was to vindicate a falsely accused AJ and use it to reset AJ and give him a stronger relationship with Michael and a firmer place among the Quartermaines. When Sean Kanan asked to leave the show, they decided to take it a completely different direction rather than recast, simply killing AJ off. I’m pretty sure we’re now seeing AJ’s entire redemption re-packaged as Ric’s story–falsely accused, losing Liz in the process, wanting to rebuild a relationship with the family he’s disappointed and the child he barely knows. I’m pretty sure were about to see the rough outlines… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Yes, but he quit because he was frustrated with the direction they were taking AJ. He also though the writing for the character was sub par (ie, the idiotic Pickle Lila storyline).
Had he stayed on, AJ would not have ever been vindicated in his son’s eyes and would not ever be allowed to win one over Sonny. Sean knew that which is why he left.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

He didn’t ask to leave…he asked that they not make his character a loser again. He came back with the assumption…perhaps intel…that AJ would be give a new lease. Instead, they had him once again drinking, accused of a crime he didn’t commit, a punching bag for his naysayers, he lost the girl (Liz)…it was Sean who said he didn’t like the way his character was being written…and it was Ron who said if you don’t like it there’s the door. He took the door.

As a fan of Sean Kanan and AJ…I regret the loss of both from GH.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Hope the Deacon storyline is worth the wait. The character is not one of my favourites, though, I hope it welcomes to return of Bridget!

Timmm
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Timmm

He will be treated much better at B&B than he was at GH!

mk
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mk

Please don’t pair with him Brooke! Please don’t pair him with Brooke! Please don’t pair him with Brooke!
If there are Soap Gods out there, please, I beg you; LET ONE MAN ON B&B NOT BE PAIRED WITH BROOKE!!!!! Please let Rena Sofer have a chance to shine with another great actor! Enough with the KKL worship on that damn show.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

mk…YES…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!! At this point, Brooke works my nerves too damn much!!!!! BLECH!!!!!

Harry
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Harry

Rena Sofer is still so utterly gorgeous and she’s a pretty decent actress. I don’t watch B&B but have seen snippets of it. I don’t understand the constant focus on that thin lipped blonde, who, despite being on this soap for a very long time, is still a vacuous and shallow actress. How can someone be in the acting profession for soooooo long manage not to improve even a little bit? She’s just a terrible actress. The same can be said of the actress who play Lily on Y&R. Anyway, back to your point, MK, yes, I hope Sean will… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@ Harry he will not be paired up with KKL probably will not have a scene with her. She is on to the nu/Ridge!

Debster
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Debster

Thank you. BB has also become the Hope Logan show. So sick of Hope & Liam everyday. Bring Steffy and Bridget back and put Hope on the backburner where she belongs.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Fans have been wanting more Hope on DAYS and less Hope on B&B. DAYS is now featuring more Hope, but B&B continues to be all about Hope, which is hopeless. Brad Bell has named Hope his central character. You will not get your wish. Kristian Alfonso is a very focused actress with a realistic portrayal of her tortured character. The dingbat at B&B shows unprofessional confusion in her scenes. Does she always look at the camera? I laughed at all the times she looked into the camera in her emmy nominated scenes! What a joke!!!

Barbie
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Barbie

I agree , WHERE IS STEFFY???
She is on the opening credits. Also if they are going to film in Paris, then why aren’t STEFFY (and Thomas) going to be there filming
The show is so boring with Hope and her storyline! Anyone else agree? Or have an answer to , where is STEFFY

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Debster…I, also, am so sick of Liam and Hope. To me, Hope is EVEN MORE ANNOYING than Liam…if that’s even possible…LOL!!!!! And…instead of putting Hope on the backburner, I wish that the show’s writers would write out that BORING AS HELL Hope altogether. To me, that would be W-A-Y BETTER!!!!!

Problem solved.

Gloria E
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Gloria E

Amen, if I c Brooke with that stupid tear going down her cheek one more time I am gonna hurl….I love the Quinn character..at least she has some depth..I only started watching B&B when my soaps were canceled but the endless triangles are soooo boring..Hope went back w/Liam…gag me..I don’t think I can watch that again..

madluv4u
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madluv4u

Ditto!

su0000
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su0000

Sean Kanan’s heart/home was with B&B..
He called Bell and asked to go back to B&B..
So.. he is very happy to once again be Deacon..
I’m happy he is back where he wants to be and wish him the best ..

He was always Deacon not AJ ..

at least he got to walk of GH in a bag not a whimper!
actors all love to go out the way Deacon/AJ did ..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

S.K. might have stayed at GH…he was disastified with his poorly written storyline…he was a great A.J.!!!

Omar
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Omar

How do you know that? Do you work for both ABC and CBS !??

SKanan came to GH, with the hope of more story driven stories and possibly having been transformed and GH, plain and simple, squander it! His return was good and the end was horrible at best!

Clearly you see nothing wrong with your GH.

Harry
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Harry

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I am sorry for yelling but you consistently playing the part of the GH apologist is irksome as hell.

su0000
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su0000

AJ was not originally written to be killed he was written to be found innocent, RC said so in an interview.. And he had some very good stories ahead.. It was SK who wanted to leave GH, he called Bell to go back to B&B and his leaving gave RC and FV and staff a need for a quick write out for him… Not by their choice. By killing AJ it left GH with a great ongoing story.. I am a fan of GH, I like GH, I have fun watching GH, I do not complain about GH because I… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

What’s the chances that su0000 and the English teacher are one in the same? LOL!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

You sure you really aren’t Ron C.,…lol

Brenda
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Brenda

SK said in an interview that he was contacted by BB first and decided to go back. The way GH treated SK sucked. I’m glad he is going to BB. GH’s loss.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

You’ve ruffled their feathers! They would like to tar and feather you! You may want to ease up on the smiley faces because they’re not smiling!!! LOL!!!

Harry
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Harry

Those smiley faces do hit a nerve with me. It reminds me of when my English teacher gave me an F on my composition and wrote,”Possibly the worst writing I have ever had the misfortune of coming across.” Then she writes a smiley face.
Yeah, that made me feel A LOT better!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@Harry. Hahahahaha…I’m sorry. Did your teacher REALLY write that!!!???

You should have sent her a little thank you note:

Thank you for the most DEstructive criticism I’ve ever had the misfortune of receiving. And then added a smiley face, of course….

Shay
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Shay

Rather reminds me of The Mentalist’s “Red John,” and we all know what a complete nutter he was!!!!!!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Hey, I totally agree with you. I wish GH could have done something with A.J., because the show needs all the Quartermaines they can get. But, it was a mutually decision and I hope he finds success with B&B. But, I have my doubts because they continue to focus on Brooke, Hope, Wyatt, Liam and Guido (oh sorry, Bill).

Shay
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Shay

Fact is, we’ll never really know what transpired behind the scenes at GH in regards to Kanan’s departure, but we are sadly aware that his absence has left a huge hole in the Port Charles landscape! Even now I’m still missing AJ and keep thinking how his presence would have so naturally fit into the existing and emerging storylines. Additionally, I will never forgive or forget how callously and permanently the character was dispensed from the canvas….that much we were painfully and publicly privy to, and it remains a very immature, vindictive and contemptible chapter in the history of the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree Shay. AJ could have been convalescing somewhere…Carly and Franco could have still found his phone with the evidence against Ava and the storyline could have played out as it is…the difference being at the end of it AJ would have been vindicated and able to start anew when he was up ‘n’ running again.

What a waste…

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1…..Exactly! What a waste, indeed!!!! I’m beginning to think that the tacky send-off for AJ….in addition to simply being purely punitive and incredibly insulting to Sean (and all of his devoted fans)…..was designed solely so the twisted “crypt sex” scenario could play out….there was a real rage and deep depravity behind that scene, and it extended far beyond what the characters of Sonny and Ava were supposed to be experiencing. Heavy psychological stuff there….

Mo
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Mo

YAY!

Johnny
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Johnny

I hope Sean gets treated very well. But B and B is legendary and notorious for wasting top notch talent. It baffles my mind that Sean consistently gets the short end of the stick by soap execs who cast him as a character that are maligned and considered losers. He is a great actor, a commanding presence, and I would love to see him be a powerful leading man who takes names and rules the roost as he should have as the triumphantly returned AJ. Carlivati’s decision to kill AJ was a hate filled short sighted last minute decision because… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

See, Johnny? Sean really is AJ.

Travis T Thomas
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Travis T Thomas

Thats my biggest fear. I just have a bad premonition that Brad Bell will screw this up, like he has everytime he got a fan favorite to return or grabbed a big name. They all come on with HUGE FANFARE, only to be written out 6 months later. I mean in the past 5 years he has had some of the best in daytime, only to squander their talents. I mean he had Rick Hearst & Sarah Brown in the same family and did nothing with them. He brought Amber back, and she was gone within 6 months. He had… Read more »

Debster
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Debster

Thank you. Yes, Felicia, we need a real Forester woman….Stephanie “part deux”, instead we get Hope & Liam all day; useless Donna; men fighting over Brooke. Enough already.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You might like DAYS, especially when Eileen Davidson returns in July!

Kassie DePaiva’s premiere as Eve is June 18th!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

su0000…kanan said: “I was utterly thrilled to be brought back to GH………. and really enjoyed working with [executive producer] Frank Valentini, but I was not over the moon about the writing. “Doing stories about panic attacks and relish was not what I thought I’d signed up for. I feel I brought everything I could to the character yet it was obvious they weren’t going to give me a great love story, which I found very disappointing.” Romantic relationships, he said, are “the bread and butter of daytime, and you can only survive on a show for so long without one.… Read more »

jimh(leave it beaver)
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jimh(leave it beaver)

I agree Johnny…plus i would love to have seen Sean K. on Days as Scott Banning or some other Horton!!!

JeffreyR
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JeffreyR

That’s kind of unfair. The decision to kill AJ wasn’t made after Kanan expressed concerns about the direction his character was going, the decision to kill AJ was after Kanan quit the show and they were deciding how to write him off. Lots of reasons not to like RC or any headwriter, but headwriters don’t get to override the network or the executive producer just because they don’t like certain actors. Kanan quit and RC pitched a way to write AJ off, the EP and network signed off on it. Before Kanan quit, AJ was going to be vindicated–RC even… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Jeffrey…I replied to your post above…and I’m replying similarly here. Unless you have some info the rest of us don’t have…the only reason Sean Kanan quit was because of the way his character AJ was written and the way it was going moving forward. When he complained about it and suggested that AJ finally catch a break…he and Ron got into it. THAT’s when he left; he had no intention on leaving until he saw the writing (pun intended) on the wall…

su0000
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su0000

Sean Kanan wanted a romantic roll, probably like he had at B&B.. SK quit before he was found innocent, RC had him written as innocent, upcoming, but most likely not a love story for him at that time.. Although RC had a long term story written for SK.. So, Sean Kanan called Bell and wanted back in at B&B.. SK left RC, FV and staff empty handed with having to re-write him out.. I never once read any interview or article that said; ”he and ron got into it” … ALL soap actors will you– they do not know what… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

su0000: would you either please stop with your nonsensical theories about what did or did not happen at GH, or just be honest that are some hack working at GH? Sean Kanan specifically said what led up to his leaving GH and he did not say he quit. It was not Ron he went to, but Frank. SK has explicitly stated that he expressed concern about where they were taking AJ, because the direction was OPPOSITE to what they told him to get him to come back in the first place. Frank made it clear that they decided NOT to… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

So right you are, Johnny! Sean is a classic, leading man type that used to rule the soaps in their heyday….he has that naturally masculine, All-American appeal and now his kind seems to be on the endangered species list, as the only desirable starring roles (particularly on GH…) appear to be that of pc-approved characters that can advance agendas as opposed to great stories. All we see anymore are gangsters, dope dealers and various forms of neutered, cowtowed males…..gentlemen are all but gone, unless you count the clearly courtly but unmodern Duke and maybe, just maybe, Nathan….he is becoming the… Read more »

Beth
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Beth

I love Sean Kanan and I’m very happy he’ll be on the show again. Quinn keeps singing the same song, every day, “I sent the selfie accidentally!” and it’s boring. Time for her to move on to another man in another story. At the same time, we’ll have Deacon on the show while Ridge is off somewhere, so while B&B loses a leading man for some unknown period of time, B&B is welcoming one back. Can’t wait to see SK again as Deacon.

Sandra Bridges
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Sandra Bridges

I am happy to see Deacon come back. He always makes things interesting whether he is playing a good guy or bad guy and we know hes good at both! I can see him and Quinn conspiring together to keep Bill and Brooke apart as he still Loves Brooke and Keep Hope with Wyatt, now that she has hurt any chance Wyatt had left with Hope. She made her choice, but Quinn isnt going to accept that. And bring Steffy back too and let her compete with Quinn for Bill! Her and Bill were a hot item at one time.

janet
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janet

I have never been a fan of B&B but I just may tune in. SK seems to be someone who can bring it. TIIC of GH blew it big time. I always liked AJ so who knows I may just like Deacon. I also liked the other two actors on GH ,so Lois and Dillon who are now on B&B three is a good number. Don’t know the other actors names .

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Its time B&B recast Hope . JUST SAYING

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

She has a bad habit of looking at the camera.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Just praying he is involved in an exciting and compelling storyline. B&B’s failing of late have been focus on too many repetitive, near-incest storylines. And no one does anything but talk. Give me romances, redemptions, adventures. Do not give me Brooke Logan and Hope Logan as heroines stuck on repeat. This is why the show seems so tired to me.

dmr
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dmr

I’m only sorry that the writers at General Hospital did not take advantage of Sean’s talent, and that his character was from a core, legacy family. Good luck Sean, at the Bold & the Beautiful.

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