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on Thursday, January 8, 2015 @ 7:34 PM
There won't be a second season for MTV's "Happyland," which followed a group of teenagers working at a popular Disneyesque theme park as they prepare to segue into adulthood. The network has quietly canceled the half-hour series after a poorly rated first season, which began in September.
Now that "Days of our Lives" is no longer part of her daily grind, Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami Brady) is taking the lead in a new Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie franchise. Sweeney has been cast as Hannah Swensen in "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder," which is based on the New York Times best selling series of books by Joanne Fluke, reports Deadline.
Tuesday, January 6 marked the third season premiere of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "The Haves and the Have Nots," created by Tyler Perry and starring "One Life to Live" alum Tika Sumpter (ex-Layla Williams) as seductress Candace Young, who has immersed herself into the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer and Harrington families. A record 3.22 million viewers tuned in to all the antics going down.
On Wednesday, January 7, CBS aired the 2015 "People's Choice Awards," which saw The CW's "Jane the Virgin" and "The Flash," along with talent from the network's "The Vampire Diaries," "Supernatural," and "Beauty and the Beast," sweep much of the television categories.
The preliminary list of honorees for the 32nd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles event were announced on Wednesday. ABC's "Scandal," CBS' "The Good Wife" and The CW's superhero pairing of "Arrow" and "The Flash" are among the first batch of shows scheduled to be honored and have panels.
With "General Hospital's" Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) set to appear on ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" next month as an exaggerated version of herself, ABC announced today that in a cross-promotional move cast members from the hit comedy are set to appear on the daytime drama series for the show's Valentine's Day episode.
Fans of online series "Youthful Daze" will soon get a dose of "The Young and the Restless'" Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman), when she debuts in upcoming episodes as Nicole Wallace, the mother of resident bad boy Randy Milhouse (Reese Mishler). Scott's character is described as being "calculated and waspy."

on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 @ 6:24 PM
On Saturday, January 17 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM, "The Young and the Restless'" Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) will be appearing at the Charleston Town Center in Charleston, West Virginia for a meet and greet.

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on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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In a new promo for "General Hospital," the daytime drama series is compared to the likes of ABC's primetime hits "Scandal," "Revenge" and even "How to Get Away with Murder" when the announcer says, "When you think 'Scandal' and 'Revenge,' think 'GH.' We know all about getting away with murder."
With word that Robb Derringer would be vacating the role of Special Agent Kyle Sloane on ABC's "General Hospital," it was anyone's guess as to what the soap planned to do with the character. Enter "As The World Turns" alum Grayson McCouch (ex-Dusty Donovan).

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on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 3:53 PM
Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Brock Reynolds on CBS' "The Young and the Restless" in 1974, has died. The actor passed on December 30 in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 63 years old.
The second half of the fourth season of ABC's "Once Upon a Time" will include "General Hospital" alum Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry Jacks), who has been cast as King Stefan, Aurora's (Sarah Bolger) father who has a complicated past with Maleficent (Kristin Bauer Van Straten), reports Entertainment Weekly.

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