TVLine Items: Brian Williams No Longer Suspended, GH Re-Recast and More

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Brian Williams, you’re officially out of the doghouse.

The former Nightly News anchor’s six-month suspension — which began in February, following an investigation into his coverage of the Iraq War — is officially over, according to CNNMoney.

After an extensive review confirmed that many of Williams’ field reporting anecdotes were inaccurate, the newsman took a position as MSNBC’s anchor of breaking news and special reports. Lester Holt assumed Williams’ former spot in the Nightly News anchor chair.

“What has happened in the past has been identified and torn apart by me and has been fixed, has been dealt with,” Williams told Matt Lauer in June. “And going forward, there are going to be different rules of the road.”

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* General Hospital actor Robb Derringer — who was briefly replaced by Grayson McCouch in the role of Kyle Sloane — will once again play the character beginning in September, our good friends at Soaps In Depth report.

* Rick and Morty has been renewed for a third season, Adult Swim announced Wednesday.

* Travis Van Winkle (The Last Ship, Hart of Dixie) will guest-star on Scorpion‘s upcoming second season. Per EW.com, he will appear in Episode 4 as the smart and loyal Ensign Nathan Hall, who must help Walter, Happy and Cabe escape a downed submarine before they run out of air.

* Reruns of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show will air on Antenna TV, beginning Jan. 1, at 11 pm every weeknight.