TVLine Items: General Hospital Star to Exit, The Office Scores NBA Legend and More!
General Hospital will be short one Webber in the new year.
Suds vet Scott Reeves took to Twitter late Wednesday to announce his impending departure from the ABC soap.
“Hey guys, u know how much u mean 2 me and I wanted u 2 hear it from me,” he wrote. “I was let go from GH today and my last day should [be] in Feb sometime.”
Reeves — who also appeared on The Young and the Restless for the better part of a decade — has portrayed Port Charles-area doctor Steve Webber since 2009.
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• The Office has tapped NBA legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving to make a cameo in its farewell season. Per EW.com, the Hall of Famer will invest in Jim’s new sports-marketing firm.
• Gail O’Grady (American Dreams, NYPD Blue) will guest-star on Castle‘s upcoming Real Housewives-esque installment, TVGuide.com reports.
• ABC is staying in business with John Leguizamo after passing on his Kings of Van Nuys pilot for a second time. The Alphabet Net is developing a half-hour star vehicle for the actor based on his life.
• Bunheads has cast leading lady Sutton Foster’s real-life brother, Hunter Foster, as her character Michelle’s sibling, ET Online reports. He’ll appear in multiple episodes, beginning with the Jan. 28 installment.
• TV Land has officially renewed The Soul Man and The Exes for a second and third season, respectively, Deadline reports.
• VH1 has unveiled the premiere dates of its winter lineup. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Making Mr. Right, in which women pose as matchmakers and pull one over on unsuspecting men, debuts Jan. 6, following the Season 3 launch of Mob Wives; and a new cycle of Love & Hip Hop bows Jan. 7, paired with the freshman reality show Black Ink Crew. Meanwhile, Best Week Ever launches Jan. 18, leading into The Jenny McCarthy Show premiere.
• OWN has ordered two scripted series from Tyler Perry: a drama titled The Haves And The Have Nots, which follows an affluent family and its housekeeper, and Love Thy Neighbor, a diner-set comedy.
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