TVLine Items: The Voice Squashes Aguilera Exit Rumor, Y&R Vet Finally Returns and More

Christina Aguilera will not be silenced.

Despite reports to the contrary, The Voice exec producer Mark Burnett says that the singer-turned-judge/mentor will not be vacating her big red swivel chair in Season 2 of the singing competition. “Christina is absolutely staying. She is not going anywhere, 100 percent,” Burnett tells E! Online.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Praise the soap gods! Melody Thomas Scott (who plays the presently unseen, but oft mentioned, Nikki Newman) has finally renewed her contract with CBS’ The Young and the Restless, TVGuide.com reports. She will return to Genoa City around Thanksgiving.

Dallas vet Ken Kercheval will reprise his role as Ewing family rival Cliff Barnes for multiple episodes of the TNT reboot, per TV Guide Magazine. Dallas is set to bow in summer 2012.

• Tania Raymonde is the latest Lost actor headed to Hawaii Five-0, EW.com reports. The actress — who played Ben Linus’ adoptive daughter Alex back on the island — will guest star as a married woman involved in a nasty love triangle.

V alum Morris Chesnut has booked a major arc on FX’s upcoming drama American Horror Story, per Variety. Little is known about the character other than that his name is Luke. The spooky show premieres Oct. 5.

• Looks like One Life to Live‘s Josh Kelly may not be moving to the web with the ABC soap. The actor has been cast as a lead in MTV’s pilot Dumb Girls, per Deadline. The comedy, from Awkward showrunner Lauren Iungerich, has also tapped Christine Evangelista (The Joneses) and Nico Evers Swindell (William & Kate) to co-star.

• Style Network has renewed freshman hit Tia & Tamera for a second season, Deadline reports.

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8 Comments
  1. scorpo says:

    So excited to hear about Ken Kercheval’s return to Dallas. Now summer 2012 needs to hurry up and get here!

  2. Jessica says:

    Having Nikki Newman back is great news! I just hope good stories come with her.

    • WANDA NEESE says:

      I CANNOT WAIT FOR NIKKI TO GET BACK! VICTORIA,NICK, AND VICTOR ALL ARE BETTER WHEN SHE’S THERE! I DON’T LIKE THE NEW ACTRESS, GENEVEVE, (SHE’S A SMART ALEC, AND NASTY) THIS ACTRESS WAS HIRED WITH THE MONEY (BIG MONEY) THAT COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO PAY THE ONES WE ALREADY LIKE AND ARE LOYAL TO! I DON’T LIKE HER SMIRK,VOICE, OR HER ROLE HERE!! SHE’S TOO OVER THE TOP FOR A SOAP!!
      AGAIN, I AM SOOOO HAPPY NIKKI IS COMING BACK! KATHERINE MISSES YOU AND YOU’RE SOOO GOOD FOR VICTOR!! WE ALL THINK AND HOPE THAT VICTORIA IS PREGNANT WITH BILLY’S BABY! THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ALL HOPING FOR ANYWAY!!!

  3. Sam says:

    It seems like every day someone gets a “major arc” on American Horror Story. Which, to me, is a signal to start worrying about Ryan Murphy having too many characters on one of his shows again. Dear Ryan: Stop.

  4. Tiffany says:

    I’d really rather hear that rumors of Christina’s exit are confirmed rather than false, but oh well…

  5. ErixN says:

    Glad Christina is staying. She’s one of my favorites!

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