Finola Hughes, Ron Carlivati
Fifty years after it hit the air, ABC's General Hospital is still cooking with gas — but when a show's this hot it leaves us with burning questions! TV Guide Magazine called up head writer Ron Carlivati to get some answers.
Mario Batali, Jane Elliot, Michael Symon
Oh, hell no! The General Hospital relish wars will escalate next month when Tracy Quartermaine — the witch-on-wheels played by Jane Elliot — learns that her nephew and arch-rival, A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan), has been booked on The Chew to show off his Pickle-Lila recipe.
Nearly 20 years after joining General Hospital as black-sheep boozer A.J. Quartermaine, actor Sean Kanan is heading back to the ABC soap and will hit the air Oct. 29... but what role is he playing?
One of the soap world's best (and by that we mean worst!) badasses is back on the scene for another round of hell-raising. TV Guide Magazine has learned that Sean Kanan will return to CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful May 24 in the role of Deacon Sharpe, a part he played there from 2000 to 2005.
ABC may not be doing right by its soap operas, but it sure has us thinking about them lately. On top of General Hospital's 49th birthday (may you live to see 50!), we got the news that All My Children exile Susan Lucci would join their Marc Cherry-produced pilot Devious Maids, as well as back-to-back soaper sightings on the network last night. Sean Kanan, who's played bad boy Deacon ...
The Young and the Restless
The most desperate housewife in soaps — The Young and the Restless' Nikki Newman — has secretly gone off the wagon after years of sobriety. But on October 21 she'll get busted! This vodka-sluggin' mama, played by the blazingly brilliant Melody Thomas Scott, didn't mean to relapse. Blame it on her nogoodnik secretary Meggie (Sean Young) who got Nikki hooked again by quietly spiking her fruit smoothies. Now Meggie, who wants to get her mitts on Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and his moolah, has joined forces with town pariah Deacon (Sean Kanan) to ruin the upcoming Nikki-Victor nuptials. Will they succeed? Will Nikki end up in Deacon's bed? TV Guide Magazine got the scoop from Thomas Scott.
TV Guide Magazine: Best. Storyline. Ever. There's nothing like our Nikki back on the sauce! It's been too long!
Thomas Scott: I was never happy with the way her initial addiction to drinking and pills ended so unrealistically years ago. She just woke up one morning and was fine. I mentioned that to [current Y&R head writer] Maria Bell at lunch ...
Michael C. Hall in Dexter by Peter Iovino/Showtime
Showtime is partnering with Meebo to present on-demand video of Dexter producers and talent discussing the season finale immediately following its Sunday airing.... The L Word this season will air Sundays at 9 pm/ET, starting Jan. 6.... Sean Kanan (Karate Kid III, the best A.J. Q.) has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI charges stemming from his Aug. 18 arrest, and has been sentenced to 96 hours in county jail and five years' probation. In addition, says TMZ, he must participate in an alcohol education program.... As The Sarah Connor Chronicles' debut nears, Fox invites you to visit GetTerminated.com, where fans can upload transform a pic of themselves into a T-888 Terminator.
Sean Kanan by John Sciulli/WireImage.com
Not 24 hours after news of General Hospital starlet Kirsten Storms' own DUI arrest broke, TMZ is reporting that daytime-TV journeyman and onetime Karate Kid nemesis Sean Kanan was busted on August 18 by the LAPD, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Kanan, whose soap resume includes turns as The Bold and the Beautiful's Deacon Sharpe and GH's alcoholic A.J. Quartermaine, posted $30,000 bail after being charged with two counts, including driving with a blood alcohol level of .08-plus. Due back in court on Monday, he faces a max of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, per count. This being Kanan's second DUI offense (the first came in '98), it carries a minimum jail stint of 96 hours. A spokesperson for Kanan had no comment to TMZ.
General Hospital's Corbin Bernsen is psyched about being cast in the USA Network pilot Psych. The premise: A tricky private eye uses his photographic memory to pass himself off as a psychic detective. Bernsen plays the P.I.'s disapproving dad. "I'm in Vancouver making the pilot now," he tells TVGuide.com. "Dule Hill from The West Wing is on the show, too. If USA picks it up for a series, we'll probably come back here in March to start production."
If that happens, will Bernsen have to leave his ABC suds role behind? After all, he has remained on recurring status by choice, since a contract could preclude his taking other gigs. "Scheduling might be a little bit hard, but there will be time to go back and forth between shows," Bernsen reassures us. "My plans are to stay at GH unless I absolutely can't do it. I enjoy playing D.A. Durant and I want to keep him in Port Charles. I can always do other shows, but I don't wa