Former daytime favorite Kelly Sullivan (ex-Sage Warner, The Young and the Restless; ex-Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri, General Hospital) recently debuted in Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home.
Sullivan stars as Bonnie, a single mother of four who works as a waitress in a Happy, Alabama diner. The show portrays lifestyles not often shown on TV.
Sullivan told TV Insider, “Bonnie and her family represent the forgotten ones, people who have been dealt a really rough hand in life, people who don’t have a voice. And that is a big part of America.”
Happy, Alabama is a long way from Genoa City, but Sullivan’s daytime past prepared her well for this fast-paced new drama. While her switch from soaps to primetime means that you’ll see a whole new side of the actress, that doesn’t mean the show is ho-hum. Nope. Perry’s new TLC drama keeps the tension high with plenty of jaw-dropping cliffhangers.
Sullivan teased, “This is a story about what happens when the s–t hits the fan — and who bounces back and who can’t handle it. It’s real and it’s raw. Everybody in Happy has their skeletons — and when they are revealed, it is spine-tingling.”
Sounds like must-see TV. No doubt Sullivan’s soapy past got her ready for TLC’s first-ever scripted show. If you missed the two-hour debut earlier this week, you can catch up on TLC Go before the show’s next episode. Or, you can catch it on TLC when it re-airs on August 27, 28, and 29 at 9 pm, 10 am, and 6:59 pm, respectively.
Check out the Too Close to Home preview below, and be sure to tune in to watch your brand-new guilty pleasure on TLC on Monday nights at 9/8C to watch as the drama unfolds each week.
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