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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."

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.

In yet another holiday film from Lifetime starring former soap stars, actors Claire Coffee (ex-Nadine Crowell, "General Hospital") and Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank Bennett, "Passions") are headlining "Holly's Holiday." In the film, Coffee portrays Holly Maddux, a New York advertising executive who can't help notice the window display she passes by on her way to work every day, the one with the perfect, hunky mannequin. When Holly slips one day on the ice in front of the store and hits her head, she wakes up to find a perfect gentleman by her side, helping her up. That gentleman is portrayed by McPartlin in the role of Bo. As Holly and Bo hit it off almost perfectly, Holly soon realizes that the pressure to be perfect all the time is not all that it's cracked up to be as she has to make a choice between the perfect life she's always dreamed of... and the real love that's been waiting for her all along. The fim also stars Jeff Ward ("Body of Proof") in the role of Milo Ames.