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Troy Ruptash Cast as Dixon, ‘GH’s’ New Big Bad

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:58 PM EDT
Troy Ruptash
"General Hospital's" mysterious Dixon, who Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi) has been heard conversing with for the last several weeks, has finally been identified as actor Troy Ruptash, who debuts in the recurring role beginning Friday, February 19, Soap Opera Network has learned.
Chris McKenna
After terrorizing Genoa City for half the year with everyone wondering who killed some of "The Young and the Restless'" most beautiful people, actor Chris McKenna (ex-Detective Mark Harding) announced that he'll next appear on an upcoming episode of CBS' "NCIS: New Orleans."
Compiling ratings data from production studio sources for the period beginning January 1 and ending October 31, Vulture recently reported some of the most watched shows in 18 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Hungary and Italy, and the publication found the likes of "NCIS," "Criminal Minds," "The Flash," "The Blacklist," "Grey's Anatomy" and the recently concluded "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" still at the top of the list for most watched shows in the world. Joining them are CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and NBC's "Days of our Lives," two soaps aired in the daytime in America but in primetime elsewhere.
"The Young and the Restless" has cast "Home and Away" alum Lachlan Buchanan in the contract role of Kyle Jenkins, the son of Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Diane Jenkins (last played by "General Hospital's" Maura West). The actor will report to work at the CBS Television City studio, where "Y&R" is filmed, beginning Tuesday, January 27. His first airdate is set for Wednesday, February 25.
Attention fans of CBS Daytime's "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Young and the Restless," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Talk," and "The Price is Right": If you live in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or the Sacramento television markets, you currently have no access to CBS programming if you subscribe to Dish Network. You are also missing out on The CW's programming if you live in Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle. This is the result of a carriage dispute between CBS Corp. -- owner of broadcaster CBS and co-owner of The CW -- and Dish Network that was set to expire on Thursday, December 4. The two sides agreed to extend talks on a new carriage contract beyond the 4:00 PM, PT deadline yesterday. The satellite provider eventually dropped the stations from its programming lineup earlier today when the talks fell through. Also affected by the dispute are three independent stations in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York and two MyNetworkTV affiliates in Boston and Miami.
The 2013-2014 television season ending CBS Fan Awards are currently underway and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is nominated in the category of Best Chemistry for Sharon and Nicholas Newman (Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow). The two are competing against Deeks and Kensi of "NCIS: Los Angeles," the cast of "Criminal Minds" (which includes former "Y&R" star Shemar Moore; ex-Malcolm Winters), Sheldon and Amy of "The Big Bang Theory" and Ted and The Mother of "How I Met Your Mother." "Big Bang Theory's" Sheldon and Amy are currently in the lead, so if you want to see Sharon and Nicholas' chemistry rewarded, make sure to vote.
As it gets ready to finish the traditional television season (September-May) as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, CBS has renewed 21 shows and has picked up an additional 8 for next season. Five of the new shows will air in the fall with the remaining three headed for midseason.The new series joining the network in the fall includes "Madam Secretary," starring Téa Leoni as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State; "NCIS: New Orleans," a spinoff of "NCIS," starring Scott Bakula; "Scorpion," a high-octane drama starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats; the psychological thriller "Stalker," starring Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents; and the ensemble comedy The McCarthys," starring Laurie...