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Friday, November 28, 2014 | 3:33 PM

Television

The CW announced today that the fourth season of "Hart of Dixie" will launch on Friday, January 9 at 9:00 PM, ET, with 10 all-new episodes. The series, starring Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") and Wilson Bethel ("The Young and the Restless"), follows a big city girl who moves to quirky BlueBell, Alabama and finds herself more at home there than anywhere she's been before.

As previously reported, the seventh season of CBS' "The Mentalist" will be its last. The network confirmed the news today when it announced the series will return to the primetime schedule on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT*, before moving to its regular Wednesday 8:00 PM time slot on January 7. "Mentalist" will bridge the gap between new episodes of "The Good Wife" during its Sunday run and take over for "Survivor" on Wednesdays before it concludes with a special two-hour series finale airing on Wednesday, February 18. In addition to "The Mentalist," "Undercover Boss" returns to the lineup with three special Sunday broadcasts on December 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and December 21 and 28 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On January 2, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.

Congratulations are in order for “General Hospital’s” Kimberly McCullough (ex-Robin Scorpio): The actress just landed a directing job!

Get ready to see “General Hospital’s” Parry Shen (Brad Cooper) in a whole new light: The actor is headed to CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles!”

Hot on the heels of the news that FOX ordered an extra six episodes of its much-buzzed about series, “Gotham,” comes news that the drama series has reversed its recent ratings trend: After weeks of declining numbers, “Gotham” is finally on the rise!

Hot on the heels of the news that big names like Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrel and Vince Vaughn will be starring in season 2 of HBO’s hit series, “True Detective,” comes word that two former soap beauties will also be a part of the cast: Former “All My Children” stars Abigail Spencer (ex-Becca Tyree) and Levin Rambin (ex-Lily Montgomery!)

With NBC's "Bad Judge" and "A to Z" pulling less a than a 1.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 sales demographic the network has decided to end both Thursday comedies after airing the original full 13-episode order for each. "Judge," the higher rated of the two, starred "The Practice's" Kate Walsh as a "bad judge" who really isn't. The series pulled a 0.9 in the demo in its most recent airing, while "A to Z," co-starring Cristin Milioti (aka: the mother from CBS' "How I Met Your Mother"), pulled in a 0.7 rating, which is the lowest rating a primetime show reportedly can hit before it gets the axe. Former "Passions" star Ryan McPartlin recently completed an arc on "Judge."

Hallmark Channel’s first-ever original scripted primetime series has proven that it’s got what it takes to survive the brutal competition of the entertainment world: The network has officially decided to renew the show for a third season!

From drama on “Days of our Lives” to comedy on “The Nanny,” Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan) is a jack of all acting trades. And he’ll soon be showing off his skills on the ABC primetime hit, “Revenge!”

After a four year run on “Days of our Lives,” Camila Banus (ex-Gabi Hernandez) has landed quite an exciting project: Starring opposite well-known stars Molly Ringwald and Chevy Chase in a new holiday movie!