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James Minchin/A&E Networks

A&E Networks

A&E Networks

After just three seasons on the air, A&E has canceled “Longmire,” its highest rated original drama series of all time, reports Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva.

Based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson, the series followed its central character, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor, “The Matrix”), the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. It co-starred “As The World Turns” alum Bailey Chase (ex-Chris Hughes) as Branch Connally, a deputy with political aspirations.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Best known for his portrayal of Noah Newman on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and Elliot Leichter on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” actor Luke Kleintank has booked a role in the Amazon Studios pilot “The Man in the High Castle,” reports Deadline. The series hails from “The X-Files'” Frank Spotnitz and Scott Free Productions and is based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name.

Like the book, the series will follow the story of an alternate America in 1962, where slavery is legal and the United States lost to Nazi Germany and Japan during World War II – the Germans occupy the East Coast and the Japanese took the West.

Kleintank will play Joe Blake, an all-American guy living in New York who has joined the clandestine American Resistance.


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Howard Wise/JPI Studios

During the Jason Thompson and Dominic Zamprogna “General Hospital” Fan Club Weekend event earlier this month, Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Carlos Rivera) stopped by and started a revolution when he began chanting, “Free Carlos!” Looks like the show heard him loud and clear as he’s set to appear on the Friday, August 29 episode, per a preview clip aired at the end of today’s episode. In it, Carlos is visited in prison by Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), who reveals that she knows who was responsible for the accident that killed her son with Patrick (Thompson).

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest in its newest issue, on sale tomorrow, Parise tells the publication it was a great day when he got the call to return. “I was excited. I felt like a boxer in training who gets the word that there’s a fight coming up!”


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CBS

With the final days of summer upon us, many across the nation are gearing up to head to the beach or have one last BBQ before returning to the office or school to tackle responsibilities of the mind next week, with Labor Day being the official holiday of rest for the working class in America. Unfortunately, for those staying home on Monday, September 1, in order to catch up on their favorite soaps, you’ll either be seeing a repeat of “General Hospital” on ABC or no soaps at all on CBS and NBC.

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Chris Haston/NBC

Since it was first announced that Alison Sweeney would be departing NBC’s “Days of our Lives” after more than 22 years portraying Sami Brady on the daytime soap opera, Sweeney has made it clear that she’d always welcome a return visit to Salem when the timing is right. Well, she’s back!

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CBS

Posting its best Women 18-49 rating since April, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” leads the week amongst all broadcast daytime drama series in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54, while averaging 4.47 million viewers for the week of August 18-22, per Nielsen Media Research ratings data. The soap was up 2% in viewers from the week-ago, posting its largest audience since the week of July 21-25.

“Y&R” scored a 1.2/9 rating in Women 18-49, up 9% from last week and its best rating in the demo since the week of March 31-April 4, 2014. In Women 25-54, “Y&R” posted a 1.9/13 rating. With its best rating since the week of July 14-18 in the demo, the soap gained 6% compared to the prior week.


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Cliff Lipson

Cliff Lipson

Get ready to drop it like it’s hot, because “The Young and the Restless’” Shemar Moore was in the house (Neil’s house, specifically) to talk about his upcoming return as Malcolm Winters — and the heat really is too much to handle! From stepping back into Genoa City, to reuniting with his daytime counterparts, to details regarding the new season of his hit primetime series, “Criminal Minds,” the actor spilled every fiery little detail. So read on… if you dare!

It’s no surprise to viewers that “Y&R” would roll out the red carpet for the exciting return of Shemar Moore, who wowed audiences as the little brother of Neil (Kristoff St. John) from 1994 to 2005. But it was a surprise to Moore himself, who was taken off guard by the exceptionally warm welcome he received upon entering the CBS studio where “Y&R” films. “I was somebody for one day; I even got an ovation when I walked on here!” he shares. “I didn’t get that in 10 years of me being on this show. That was nice.”

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NBC Universal

Retro TV has announced that its finally set a debut date for reruns of the classic soap opera, “The Doctors.” According to an official press release sent out today, the sudser will join the network’s afternoon lineup starting Monday, September 29!

The Emmy-winning series will air twice a day every weekday, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 12PM E/P. Says Emily Bronze, Luken’s Director of Affiliate Relations: “The positive feedback we’ve received since Retro TV’s initial announcement of ‘The Doctors’ has been phenomenal. Classic soap fans are excited about Retro TV and we look forward to expanding our offerings with this genre and audience.”

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Shemar Moore Returns to ‘The Young and the Restless’

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CBS

CBS

CBS

As previously reported, “Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore is returning to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11, to once again portray his iconic role of Malcolm Winters on the daytime drama series. In a newly released promo set to the song “More, More, More” by Clooney, the network is getting fans pumped with shots of Moore on a studio lot in between filming takes (not “Y&R”) and generally being his oh, so sexy self. No storyline details were revealed, however.

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Donna Svennevik/ABC

Two days after it was revealed that Melissa Archer (ex-Natalie Buchanan, “One Life to Live”) would be joining the cast of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” this fall as an as yet to be named character fans have been wetting their teeth looking to hear more and today they get their answers!

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