GH Preview: Chloe Lanier (Nelle) Leaving, Maxie and Lulu Eat KFC


chloe lanier leaving general hospital

Chloe Lanier (Nelle) is set to exit General Hospital, opting to not renew her contract. The actress first appeared on GH during the show’s special anniversary episode in 2015 as Patricia Spencer in flashbacks. In 2016, the debuted in the new role of Janelle “Nelle” Hayes, who turned out to be Carly’s secret stepsister. Lanier won the Outstanding Younger Actress Emmy this past year. The actress wrapped up filming on set this past week, so look for Nelle to make her Port Charles exit later this summer.

Now we know why KFC is live tweeting GH! Daytime Confidential confirmed that Disney-ABC have secured a branded content deal with the fast food chain where in addition to the brand live tweeting the soap, George Hamilton will appear as Col. Sanders in a new arc alongside Kirsten Storms’ Maxie and Emme Rylan’s Lulu… Because when you can’t write a decent story for women in their 30s whose male co-stars have recently quit, you have no choice but to write them into a branded content deal!

This week on General Hospital: Michael (Chad Duel) surprises Nelle (Chloe Lanier) on Monday (July 2). Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets positive news. Chase (Josh Swickard) comes clean. Peter (Wes Ramsey) cautions Liesl (Kathleen Gati). Maxie (Kirsten Storms) is conflicted. On Tuesday (July 3), Nelle turns on the charm. Sonny reassures Carly (Laura Wright). Franco’s (Roger Howarth) fears are eased. Julian (William deVry) opens up to Kim (Tamara Braun). Josslyn (Eden McCoy) looks to make amends.

Sonny gets word from an old friend on Thursday (July 5). Julian looks to expand. Franco has a heart to heart with Scotty (Kin Shriner). Sam (Kelly Monaco) makes a clean break. Kim has a talk with Oscar (Garren Stitt). Jason (Steve Burton) assures Sonny on Friday (July 6). Nelle’s appointment is delayed. Michael offers a solution. Kiki (Hayley Erin) is relieved. Maxie gets a surprise visit. Peter gets a glimmer of hope.

GH will air a repeat on Wednesday, July 4: Ava (Maura West) undergoes a risky medical procedure, hoping it will be a fresh start for her. (Original airdate: January 17, 2018).

Coming up in Port Charles during the week of July 9:

  • Finn (Michael Easton) extends an olive branch.
  • Carly confides in Kevin (Jon Lindstrom).
  • Ned (Wally Kurth) reaches out to Drew (Billy Miller).
  • Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) looks to Stella (Vernee Watson) for guidance.

Casting: Look for Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) eldest son Cameron to be aged this summer when Cade McWatt assumes the role. Rather than cast her parents, GH has cast Cassandra James as Terry, an old friend of Elizabeth’s. Patrick J. Gibbons, who played little Sam on One Life to Live has been cast on GH. Leslie Charleson (Monica), who has been out due to injury, reports back to the GH set on July 23!

General Hospital airs weekdays on City and ABC. Canadian viewers can catch up on demand, on the City TV app and on


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