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Exclusive: Bold and the Beautiful Chief Bradley Bell on the Return of Deacon Sharpe

Sean Kanan

Sean Kanan is out as A.J. Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital and the popular suds star is now pounding the pavement — the one that leads directly to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. Starting June 13, Kanan will resume the role of Deacon Sharpe, the sleazy con man who raised hell on B&B and its sister soap The Young and the Restless off and on from 2000 to 2012. So what can we Deacon fans expect? B&B boss Bradley Bell gave TV Guide Magazine an exclusive preview.

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Exclusive: Sean Kanan Out at General Hospital, In at The Bold and the Beautiful

Sean Kanan

Another Q bites the dust! Suds vet Sean Kanan is wrapping up his role as A.J. Quartermaine on ABC's General Hospital — the character is currently in critical condition after being shot in the chest — and will head back to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful to once again play badass Deacon Sharpe. The actor will continue working at GH through March 28, and be seen on the show for few weeks after that. He reports to B&B mid-April, with his return episode scheduled to air June 13. Kanan tells TV Guide Magazine his exit from GH was by mutual decision.

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General Hospital Shockers: Writer Ron Carlivati on Sonny, Ava and Robin

Maura West, Maurice Benard

It's been a crazy couple of weeks on ABC's General Hospital! Femme fatale Ava Jerome (Maura West) was revealed to be the murderer of Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan). Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) tried to kill A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) by shooting him point-blank in the chest. And Dr. Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) abandoned her husband, Patrick (Jason Thompson), and her little girl, Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer), to leave Port Charles and save the life of her old friend Jason, a controversial decision that has infuriated many GH fans. What's behind these big, bold, ballsy moves? TV Guide Magazine got some insight from the show's head writer Ron Carlivati. 

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Exclusive: What's Up in Port Charles? General Hospital Scoop From Head Writer Ron Carlivati

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. 

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Exclusive: General Hospital's Tracy Quartermaine Crashes The Chew

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. read more

Exclusive: Sean Kanan Returns to General Hospital

Sean Kanan

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?

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Exclusive: Sean Kanan Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful

Sean Kanan

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. read more

Watercooler: Which Soap Stars Deserve a Prime Time Shot?

Eric Winter

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 ...
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Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott on Nikki's Drinking, Working with Sean Young and Writing Her Memoir

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 ...
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Dexter Debrief, L Word Change and Other News Briefs

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. read more

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