TVLine Items: AMC Vet to Y&R, Days Returns, Harry Smith Exits CBS for NBC, and More

When (or if) All My Children does find new life online, it will be sans one Angie Hubbard. Following weeks of speculation, Emmy winner Debbi Morgan has inked a deal to join CBS sudser The Young and the Restless, starting in September (once AMC has hit the pause button on its production). No details have yet surfaced on exactly what Morgan will be doing in Genoa City, TV Guide Magazine reports.

In other soaps news, Michael Logan also is reporting that Days of Our Lives will welcome back Austin and Carrie — in the form of Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) — in late September.

Read for more of today’s TV news? Well….

* AMC‘s Debbi Morgan isn’t the only one leaving behind a long-held job. After 25 years as a CBS newsman, Harry Smith is exiting the Eye to join NBC’s news division, where he will among other things join the new primetime newsmagazine being launched by Brian Williams, TVNewser reports.

* That between-seasons Dexter time-jump TVLine told you about back in May? Well, it has now been revealed just how much time will have passed since Deb came thisclose to learning her bro’s very dark secret. Series EP Sara Colleton tells that the action will pick up a year later, where we “find that Dexter has gotten his groove back. He’s gotten over Rita and Lumen.”

* Measuring in at 6-foot-3, TV newbie Gwendoline Christie has been cast on HBO’s Game of Thrones as Brienne Tarth of Evenfall Hall, swordswoman of Renly Baratheon. Author George R.R. Martin hails the Season 2 hire on his blog.

* Jason Sudeikis has landed a recurring role in the third and final season of HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Variety reports. The Saturday Night Live funnyman will play Shane, a pal of Danny McBride’s former MLB player.

* Looking for Bravo’s Platinum Hit? Originally launched as a Monday night program, the Jewel and Kara DioGuardi-led series — after drawing fewer than 400,000 viewers — has been shuttled to Fridays-at-8, the American Idol Buzz blog points out.

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  1. Sivat says:

    Don’t forget Days of Our Lives confirmed they are bringing back Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark!

  2. Sivat says:

    I don’t want to watch a Dexter where he’s “gotten over” Rita. They should never have killed her off in the first place.

    • boyd crowder says:

      You must remember, that Dexter does not have the emotions of a normal human being. Did he ever care about Rita? Yes, he did. Maybe he even loved her in a way that only Dexter can. Remember that “The Dark Passenger” is calling out to Dexter and influencing his actions as well as emotions.

  3. Madison says:

    GoT season 2 is supposed to start filming in 17 days. I love who they cast as Margery Tyrell. I’m not sure about who they cast as Brienne but since Martin gave his seal of approval I’m hoping it works. Any idea on when the rest of the cast will be announced? I’m ready to find out who’ll play Stannis, Melisandre, Jojen, Meera, Asha, and Balon Greyjoy.

  4. denise says:

    Thanks for the soap updates!

  5. annieoaklie says:

    Anyone else thinking Dru recast?

  6. Amber says:

    If AMC finds a life online? I thought that was a done deal?

  7. lipsticksocialism says:

    thank you for continuing to cover the soaps <3

  8. april-ann says:

    I don’t think I’d miss Debbi Morgan/Angie. I loved Angie and Jessie back in the day, but their return was too long in coming IMO, and their reintroduction back into the fold wasn’t smooth. It was kind of awkward, and I’m not keen on their storyline.

  9. Don says:

    I like Harry Smith. I’m glad that he is going someplace where he can be appreciated.

    • forrest says:

      agreed. with Brian Williams on board the new newsmagazine that’ll guarantee it won’t be another ‘to catch a predator’ – as much as I hate the current NBC programming choices, Harry Smith is a plus to the news division.

  10. amb says:

    Bet Debbi Morgan will be Drucilla

  11. jj says:

    platinum hit has more than a few problems which keep viewers away. 1. forcing these people to write in teams just to create drama. if they did that for one challenge, fine. it works on project runway and top chef etc… but every week is just stupid, boring, and lessens the quality of the songs. it also is unfair when it comes to deciding who goes home 2. what the he ll were they thinking letting people rap? 3. let us see the judges while they are deliberating!