Originally, there were plans to lighten Kelly's load at work, but the impending departure of beloved GH star Steve Burton, who plays Sam's husband (although they're divorcing on the show), Jason Morgan, has meant more material.
"They're wrapping up a nine-year relationship," Kelly said.
Steve, who plays lethal killer Jason on the show, is moving with his family to Tennessee after more than two decades on "GH," and Kelly doesn't even want to think about her co-star leaving.
"Man, I haven't even been able to cross that bridge yet. I don't like goodbyes," she said. "I'd like to think that he's just gonna take a little vacation and come back. I know it might be wishful thinking."
Kelly has an inkling of how Jason will exit Port Charles, and she said it's likely to be "pretty dramatic."
KATIE lost 43% of GENERAL HOSPITAL New York audience on Wednesday
On WABC New York last Wednesday, for example, KATIE scored a 1.8/14 at 3 p.m., while "Harvey," on WNBC at 3 p.m., turned in a 1.2/10. While head-to-head, KATIE won that timeslot battle, the Couric show lost 43% of its GENERAL HOSPITAL lead-in (3.2/24).
Soap Writer Craig Heller Writes New York Times Article: How to Solve a Career Cliffhanger
The numbers didn’t add up: Ten years of writing soap operas on network television. Four Emmy Awards. One Writers Guild Award for script of the year. Then four months out of work. And zero job offers.
After years of honing my skills to become a television writer in a very specific niche, I had to find a new way to employ my writing talents.
Today, College Essay Solutions is a growing business, with students all over the country. I blog and tweet about the essay process and have the requisite Facebook page. Everything I’ve learned in a 20-year career as a writer — from pitching ideas to working with difficult producers to revising, editing, even inspiring — is now being applied in a different way.
EASTENDERS films huge fireball stunt
The soap's cast and crew filmed the biggest scenes of the year so far on Friday night for a storyline which sees Lauren and Joey's reckless actions end in disaster. Earlier this week, it was revealed that a future storyline will see the Walford cousins crash into the front window of a shop after stealing Derek's car.
RUMOR: Billy Miller and Michael Graziadei LEAVING Young and Restless — on Their Own Terms!
According to Daytime Confidential, both actors decided not to renew their contracts before the most recent backstage changes.
Is Jennifer Landon the next to go?
The massive changes at Y&R continue.
David Cromer's new production of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock, begins Sept. 14 at the Goodman Theatre
Academy Award nominee Lane (Unfaithful) plays Alexandra del Lago, "an aging Hollywood screen siren on a journey with an unlikely soul mate" named Chance Wayne (ALL MY CHILDREN alum Wittrock), "an ineffectual drifter whose youth and promise have begun to fade."