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Best known to soap fans for his role as Hank Bennett on NBC's "Passions," actor Ryan McPartlin has signed on for an arc on NBC's "Bad Judge," reports Deadline Hollywood. Per the publication, McPartlin will appear opposite series star Kate Walsh in the single-camera comedy series as Billy the Fireman, a love interest for Walsh's character, Rebecca. While the series is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT, there is no set airdate for McPartlin's appearance on the series.

Best known for his stints on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives," actor Brandon Beemer is set to star in the Hallmark Movie Channel original movie, "Wedding Planner Mystery," which premieres tonight at 9:00 PM ET/8:00 PM CT. The film tells the story of Carnegie Kincaid, a young wedding planner who is framed for a crime and struggles to clear her name as she learns that love does not always arrive in a pretty package. The role of the wedding planner is played by Erica Durance, who is best known for her seven-year stint as Lois Lane on The WB/CW drama series, "Smallville." Beemer plays Holt Walker, a mystery man that may have something to do with the crime Carnegie's being framed for. This, however, does not deter her from falling for Holt.

While Investigation Discovery has signed on several daytime soap stars for hosting duties as part of its daytime soap block beginning Monday, August 25, the network is featuring '80s and '90s primetime stars in its new Wednesday night original series, "Heartbreakers," which follows hunky Hollywood actors from both eras reunite on screen to portray real-life dreamboats who turned into total nightmares as shown in sensational, Aaron Spelling-esque style reminiscent of classic primetime soaps. The series takes true stories ripped from the headlines to show what really happens when the perfect catch turns out to be the perfect criminal.

Just one day after revealing he would be returning to ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for its 19th season as a pro dancer on "Good Morning America," the network announced that Derek Hough will also be joining the cast of "Nashville" for a multi-episode story arc. Hough will portray Noah West, a beguiling and disarming movie star who crosses paths with the Nashville elite following his being cast as the lead in a biopic of a famous country music star.

What do Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, Lea Michele and “All My Children/General Hospital” alum Mathew St. Patrick (ex-Adrian Sword, “AMC;” ex-Marcus Taggert, “GH”) have in common? They’re all confirmed to join “Sons of Anarchy’s” seventh and final season!

Fans of “Days of our Lives’” James Scott (EJ DiMera) may be disappointed that he’s not playing sexy Christian Grey in the upcoming film “50 Shades of Grey,” but we have some consoling information: Many of you might not know that he can be seen in the ultra erotic music video for “Unforgotten,” a tune from Roxanna's album, Exotica, which was released earlier this month!

Former “All My Children” star Jesse McCartney (ex-J.R. Chandler) has a lot to celebrate these days: Not only did he just release his new album, In Technicolor, he also landed a guest role on ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry!”

Antonio Sabato Jr. may be known for his roles as Jagger Cates on “General Hospital,” Dante Damiano on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and Jack Parezi on “Melrose Place,” but he’s more than just a gorgeous soap star — which he’s proving as the host of the new design show “Fix It and Finish It!”

It’s a far cry from Port Charles, but “General Hospital’s” Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) will soon be seen in Puerto Rico — via Hallmark Channel’s new film, “Stranded in Paradise!”

Co-creator of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” Ryan Murphy, shared some very exciting news today: “All My Children” alum Finn Wittrock (Damon Miller) is the newest cast member to join the show!
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