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Sean Kanan OUT at The Young and the Restless!

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Photo Credit: Russell Bear

After Deacon Sharpe came back into the Genoa City bigger picture last week,  blackmailing a boozing Nikki into marriage with big secrets about the murder of Diane Jenkins, and whisking her off to Vegas for a shotgun wedding, word today from actor, Sean Kanan (Deacon) is that he has been let-go by The Young and the Restless!

Kanan, tweeted the news offering to his fans and followers the inside scoop, stating, “Well, it’s just two weeks before Xmas and the powers-that- be have just let me know that I will be gone from Genoa City in five more shows. Merry Xmas.  Thank you all for your kindness and support. Not sure what the future has in store for me but as long as I have Michele and my family I’m ok. Playing the “villain” is not easy.  Supposedly I will be coming back. Let’s hope soaps still around then. Guess I can finish my next book.”

There is no official word as to when Kanan’s final airdate will be, but this is another head-scratcher!

Just as the story was getting juicy, they send Kanan packing?  Let us know your thoughts!

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So happy Deacon is leaving the show! Although I know this is a soap and should be drama-filled, I don’t like him blackmailing Nicki and holding her and Victor apart. Good riddens, Deacon!

True.. He is really corny with Nikki. They could have given him a better role than that. He was better back in the Amber days.

Hallelujah !

Recast? I cannot imagine, but maybe there is a new direction for the character requiring a new look or older actor? I cannot imagine this new plot line would wrap so quickly as it seems to have set so much else in motion. I have always enjoyed Sean Kanan in daytime drama and wish him the best in his career. I beleive Y&R does need to clean house but I wish it was not at the expense of someone outside the core families, some members of which are growing very tired in my book.

I am so glad Deacon is leaving. I have been watching this show from the beginning. Victor and Nikki belong together. Please hurry up and put this family back together and get rid of Adam. I can’t stand him. You allow him to continue to do things and never get caught. Mr. Bell always wrote very realistic themes for this program.. Good ridden Deacon and I pray Adam is next.

Because Victor is better ? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Adam and Deacon are fun characters, they are needed otherwise this show would be boring, nobody would watch (except you i guess) ratings would be worse than they are and bam cancellation !!
By the way Adam is more grey than a full-blown villian..he is complex, and the actor playing him has chemistry with everybody, rocks all his scenes.
As for Deacon it is such a shame that he is leaving, he was very fun with Nikki the drunk and with all his interactions, just a light, player, funny character..you will be missed by many Sean as well as your character Deacon Sharp !!
Hope to see you soon coming back on some soaps, even again Y&R but i guess they needed someone to take the fall about the Diane murder story..

they should have never brought him back if he wasn’t staying in genoa city……………..sean is a great actor…………………smh

GH is waiting for you my dear!!! Bring back A.J.!!!

I’ll second that.

During the love triangle thing with Keisha back in 1993, Kanan looked so much like Steve Burton that I actually thought they were brothers in real life.

I thought from the start that he killed Diane. Now with him leaving, I wonder if he did. I know the nutbag that loves Jack is back, but I always suspected Deacon. Of course, he’s probably just going back to Bold and Beautiful.

I am heartbroken over this. I love Sean Kanan and I love to hate Deacon! What a waste!

Good…………..

Sean plays the grease ball too well. I also thought he killed Diane. Now by marrying NIkki , she can’t tetify on him nor can he testify agaist her. With him leavibg maybe that case will be over. It’s gone on far too long. So where does that leave Patty? She still has motive and her obsession with Jack. Did she do it? I really am thinking I don’t care anymore.

I liked him as AJ…. too bad GH killed off most of the Quartermaines. I hope web dramas start bringing in some real revenue. That would open up more doors for actors like Sean. The sad truth is there are so many beloved soap actors out there and only so many parts.

I was very surprised that Y&R decided to can Sean. Sean plays smarmy and sleazy characters so well. I remember the first time I saw him acting at all and that was in the Ralph Maccio movie, “The Karate Kid”. Ever since then, seeing him on B&B and then Y&R has been a real treat. I have Sean on my list of those that I follow on twitter and needless to say, I was shocked he was let go and let him know that I will miss him on Y&R but thought he should go back to B&B as his TV daughter on B&B, Hope Logan could use some fatherly advice, whatever that advice may be.

Bring him back to LA and I don’t think he killed Dianne it is probably Patty but this is another story that MAB has no direction. One favor please Deacon slap Nikki sober a drunk Nikki has run its course. I know shame on me for violence but I am tired of this is this why we MTS back?

Correction is this why we brought MTS back to the canvas?

I LOVE when Nikki plays drunk. She’s such a versatile actress. We get to see so many more facets to her than just Victors’ been-there-done-that current/ex/current wife drinking tea with Katherine. Loving Y&R right now, and am now suprised Deacon’s character is going. Story lines always gravitate back to the core…. he’s just the latest in a very long line. Wishing Sean luck with his future plans; he’s a great actor and I loved his book!

Apparently, SK just announced (via Twitter) that MAB had a change of heart and will be bringing him back to Y&R in the spring.

Was that sort of like: “Fans hate Deacon because of the things he has done and continues to do. We need to respect our fans and boost our ratings.” And then: “Ooops. Nevermind the fans and those pesky ratings.” ??

Whatever..eyeroll his character drive stories..of course he draw ratings not the other way around, drama are the core of soaps for pete’s sake. Goodie goodie, one-dimensional, happy go lucky characters and couples doesn’t draw ratings at all, people can complain on internet boards (vast minority by the way of REAL audience) but when the nice people/couples have noting to do than having sex, or tell each other how ‘amazing’ how ‘happy’ they are audience doesn’t watch because it is BORING !

I thought about this last night when I was watching Y&R. We shouldn’t know this. The story is kind of ruined now, the ending given away. Katherine’s trying to run him out of town, now we know she’ll be successful, and we know he’ll be back….. In the old days, we knew absolutely nothing until it happened. Too much tweeting….

Nah. It’s a (temporary, if he will be back in the spring) light at the end of very dark and tired tunnel. I have accepted the fact that Adam is a legacy character and probably is here to stay but Deacon still being on the once classy standard that was Y&R is beyond disgusting and so out of place. Much like the whole Angelo scenario. With so many great suspense novels out there, I just don’t understand why the writers continue to come up with stale stories. There is absolutely no need for characters like Deacon or Angelo on Y&R. But what do I know? I was just a from day one loyal viewer until several months ago when all the character assassinations at the hands of Adam and Deacon began. Pfffft.

You really should hang in there….. only a fan like yourself would realize that things always gravitate back to the core…. Deacon and Angelo WILL be gone sooner than later…. of that we can be sure. There will be others after them (Mary Jo Mason, or Cameron Kirstin, anyone?) but I always tune in to see awesome scenes between legacy characters such as Nikki’s drunken rampage toward Sharon on Wednesday’s episode……. so freaking funny and amazing!!!

Without them there is NO story and yep Adam Newman is a legacy character, a complex lead character, real successor of Victor..what do you want ? Nicholas ? Ha ha the guy is bland and only is good about ONE thing : having sex with every girls in his way..wow how exiting..NOT

kalamaty there is no reply button on your comment. Thank you. Deacon has been on Y&R too long. SK may be a super nice guy but Deacon is not. I will never understand how they can make characters so deplorable and expect us to accept their continued presence just because the actors who portray them are nice guys… The writers don’t have the respect for the fans that they used to and I think that has been showing in the ratings for quite a while. And still they do not take their target audience’s comments to heart. And it does not help when the actors make comments about the viewers’ disdain for their characters. At all. SK and MM have both done that.

I totally respect your comment, but I should point out that Y&R’s writing team won a very big award at the Emmy’s earlier this year and they’re also up for WGA awards coming up. Ratings ebb and flow with every show, but Y&R always stays ahead of the pack by a HUGE margin. Am I always pleased with the direction the writing goes in? Not hardlly (Sophia and Neil…. YAWN!) but most of the cast are really wonderful performers and can take not so great material and put a real shine on it. I love my favorite show!! 🙂

ditto. If people didn’t feel the way they do about deacon it would illustrate that he wasn’t a good actor, but he and Adam are the best actors in the whole series. Just look at the reation they bring forth.

JJ

totally agree JJ, actors and their characters are effective to provoke reactions, bad or good, or both..that is ‘GOOD’ work, when people don’t speak, debate about them that is when they fail..so obvious.

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John J. York Returns as General Hospital’s Mac Scorpio and Shares, “Expect The You-Know-What to Hit the Fan”

General Hospital fans were overjoyed when John J. York (Mac Scorpio) revealed he was back on set and taping all-new episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

The beloved GH star was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and multiple smoldering myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders, back in 2022.  Later, he underwent treatment for the cancer in September of 2023, which took him off the show while he went through a blood stem cell transplant and the recovery.

Now, those who have waited for Mac to finally get to the truth – that Cody Bell (Josh Kelly) is his biological son – may finally get their wish!  Speaking with TV Insider on his imminent return (he is back on-screen this coming Wednesday, June 19th), York shared on what’s about to go down, “Expect the you-know-what to hit the fan and let the dust come down and settle where it will, so get ready.”

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York also prepped viewers that he will look a little different when he first seen back in Port Charles, due to his cancer treatments, “My hair grew back nice. I was not sure how my hair would look because I was bald. Now it’s short, like a military cut.”

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Speaking on his own health and life, John shared, “With the MDS, if everything goes well with the bone marrow transplant, that should be handled. With the multiple smoldering myeloma, smoldering being the key word, it just kind of stays there in my system. There is a small chance that it could turn into full-blown leukemia at some point, but the goal is for me to die of old age before I die of any kind of blood cancer. I feel fantastic and all the blood tests that I take once a month have all pointed in the direction that things are all going in the right direction, which is really good.”

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Are you looking forward to the moment that Mac realizes Cody is his son? What do you think his reaction will be as he has been duped all this time? Happy, as we are, that John is back on-screen on GH? Comment below.

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One Life to Live Alum Jonathan Groff Wins First Tony Award For ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

Finally, in his third Tony Award nomination, the multi-talented Jonathan Groff, was named the Tony winner in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his work in the Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along at the 77th annual Tony Awards broadcast on CBS.

In one of the hotly contested categories of the night, Groff bested Brody Grant for The Outsiders, Dorian Harewood for The Notebook, Brian d’Arcy James for Days of Wine and Roses, and Oscar and Olivier Award winner Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club.

Many thought Groff should have won a Tony back in 2007 for his performance in the original Broadway cast of Spring Awakening, but ‘Merrily’ was the ticket to victory.

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One Life to Live fans may remember Groff played the teenager Henry Mackler back in 2007, in what was to be a long arc of a storyline involving a school shooting, but his role as cut short after 11 episodes, due to the real-life Virginia Tech school shooting in April of 2007.

Delivering the most emotional and heartfelt acceptance speech Tony night, Jonathan began. “I grew up in a house surrounded by cornfields in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I was raised by my parents, Jim and Julie Groff, and my brother David, and the three of them were sitting right there. Thank you for letting me dress up like Mary Poppins when I was three. Thank you for letting me act out scenes from I Love Lucy on my 10th birthday. Thank you for always allowing my freak flag to fly without ever making me feel weird about it.”

He added, “Even if they didn’t always understand me “my family knew the lifesaving power of fanning the flame of a young person’s passions without judgment. I walked through life with an open heart because you let me know that I could. Thank you to all of my teachers back in Pennsylvania, especially Sue Fisher, who told me I could do this for a living.”

Speaking to how Broadway has impacted his life, Groff further teared-up and expressed, “I moved to New York exactly 20 years ago this year and I got a job waiting tables and became a volunteer for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. All I wanted was to be a part of this community. A thank you to everyone involved in Spring Awakening who not only made that dream come true, but also inspired me to come out of the closet when I was 23. I’m now 39 and musical theater is still saving my soul.”

“Maria Friedman, thank you for letting me be your Franklin Shepherd in this production of Merrily and allowing me the chance to accept respect and express both the lightest and darkest parts of myself,” Groff continued. “Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, you are more than old friends, you are soul mates, and I’m looking forward to watching each other change for the rest of our lives. Thank you to every member of the extraordinary cast for lifting this Merrily into the spiritual stratosphere.”

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Groff concluded with, “And finally, I just want to say that when I was a kid in Pennsylvania, I used to record the Tony Awards on a VHS tape and watch the performances over and over again. And to actually be able to be a part of making theater in this city and just as much to be able to watch the work of this incredible, incredible community, has been the greatest gift and pleasure of my life. I thank you and thank you so much for this honor.”

So were you happy to see Jonathan Groff win the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical? What did you think of his acceptance speech?  Watch it below, then Let us know in the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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