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    David Tom OUT! Burgess Jenkins IN! The Shocking Recasting of Billy Abbott on ‘Y&R’

    Just as the long memorial day holiday weekend was getting ready to begin word broke that “The Young and the Restless” was recasting the role of Billy Abbott. According to Daytime Confidential, “Y&R” has decided to go in a different direction with the character and has let David Tom go. He is being replaced by actor Burgess Jenkins. More

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    Spend ‘A Madea Christmas’ With ‘OLTL’s’ Tika Sumpter

    Now playing in a theater near you, “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” follows Perry’s titular character, Mabel “Madea” Simmons, as she accompanies her niece, Eileen (Anna Maria Horsford), to pay a surprise visit to Eileen’s daughter, Lacey, who has mysteriously informed her she’s not coming home for the holidays. In reality, Lacey followed Connor (Eric Lively), the man she loves and secretly married, from the big city to a small Alabama town as he fights to save his family farm from bankruptcy. More

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    Leven Rambin Lands Two New Gigs

    Leven Rambin has done a slew of television shows since departing from the role of Lily Montgomery on “All My Children,” including stints on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scoundrels,” “CSI: Miami” and “One Tree Hill.” But the actress is quickly transitioning her career into film, first with a small but pivotal role in last summer’s “The Hunger Games,” and now, according to Deadline Hollywood, in two new films: “Seven Minutes” and “Walter.” More

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    SOAPnet’s New Year’s Day Marathon Schedule

    For the 60 million television households still lucky enough to receive SOAPnet via their cable or satellite provider you’ll be happy to know (or not) that the network is presenting a nine-hour marathon of party-themed episodes from “Veronica Mars,” “One Tree Hill” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” in honor of New Year’s Day 2013 (January 1, 2013). More

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    CBS Cancels ‘Partners’

    According to a report by Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva, CBS has canceled freshman comedy “Partners” after the program hit a new series low in the coveted Adults 18-49 demo (1.8 rating) this past Monday. The series starred Brandon Routh (“One Life to Live”), Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs”) and Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”). The series was based on the lives of creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick as two life-long friends and business partners whose “bromance” is put to the test when one of them becomes engaged. More

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    Jonathan Jackson Ends His Second ‘General Hospital’ Stint

    On Monday afternoon, TV Guide Magazine revealed news that “General Hospital” actor Jonathan Jackson has decided to exit the role of Lucky Spencer on the ABC daytime drama. Sources indicate to the magazine that Jackson was denied a lighter schedule following two years of non-stop drama for his beleaguered character and that ultimately played into his decision to get out of Port Charles. Jackson was also apparently disappointed that his character never got the opportunity to properly reunite with his former love interest Elizabeth Webber played by Rebecca Herbst. The four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner will last tape on November 17. More

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    SOAPnet Reveals Post ‘All My Children’ Schedule, Slots ‘Days of our Lives’ into Primetime for the First Time

    After a number of years being relegated to the 11:00 PM time slot (outside of the primetime hours of 8:00 to 11:00 PM), SOAPnet’s same day re-airings of NBC’s “Days of our Lives” are about to replace ABC’s canceled “All My Children” in the 8:00 PM ET/PT slot after the latter soap goes off the air on Friday, September 23. More