Let’s hope this really is a done deal: All My Children‘s Lindsay Hartley has revealed via Twitter that Darnell Williams (aka Jesse Hubbard!) is set to join her when (or if?) the soap relaunches on The Online Network next year.
Prospect Park has yet to officially confirm the news, but should it prove true, Williams’ casting would bring to three the number of Pine Valley faves following the former ABC soap to the web. (Cameron Mathison previously signed on.)
Sadly, Jesse will be without his Angie (at least the original one) in the new P.V., as Debbi Morgan is now stirring up trouble on CBS’ The Young and the Restless.
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• USA Network’s Psych, now facing especially stiff competition on Wednesday nights from the likes of Revenge, CSI and American Horror Story, is seeing some mighty gains with its Live+3 DVR numbers. In total audience, Episode 2 of the long-awaited new season surged 60 percent, to nearly 4 million viewers, while the dramedy’s 18-49 numbers exploded 73 percent to 2.2 mil.
• A&E has announced that Stephen King’s much-anticipated miniseries, Bag of Bones, will premiere Sunday, Dec. 11. The four-hour saga stars erstwhile James Bond Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George (Alias), Jason Priestly (Beverly Hills, 90210), Annabeth Gish (Pretty Little Liars) and Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls).
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• Beginning Nov. 10, Michael Learned (The Waltons) will temporarily fill in for Young and the Restless vet Jeanne Cooper as Katherine Chancellor. The Genoa City matriarch is on leave for non-serious medical issues, EW.com reports.
• HBO and frequent collaborator Tom Hanks (Big Love, Band of Brothers, John Adams) are developing a half-hour comedy that centers on college athletes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
• True Blood creator Alan Ball is developing a medical drama for HBO about an abortion doctor in Kansas, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• Nick at Nite has given the green light to its first original scripted pilot: the multi-cam comedy, Daddy’s Home, starring Scott Baio (Charles In Charge), per Deadline.
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