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    BREAKING: Paul Lee OUT! Channing Dungey Replacing Him as ABC Entertainment President

    First reported by The New York Times, Paul Lee has stepped down as president, ABC Entertainment Group, effective immediately. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, has named Channing Dungey as Lee’s successor as president, ABC Entertainment. Dungey, who is credited with the successful launch of such shows as “Scandal,” “Criminal Minds,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Quantico,” “Army Wives” and “Once Upon A Time,” will report directly to Sherwood. Patrick Moran, executive vice president, ABC Studios, will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, and will also report directly to Mr. Sherwood. More

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    DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company Reach New Multi-Year Deal

    DIRECTV and The Walt Disney Company gave subscribers of the top satellite provider an early Christmas present with word that the two companies have reached a new multi-year deal that’ll provide high quality entertainment to millions of viewers via DIRECTV Everywhere and Authenticated WATCH Services. The deal with DIRECTV concludes Disney’s negotiations with the top ten pay-TV providers. More

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    ABC Extends Episode Orders for Several Series; Cancels ‘Manhattan Love Story’

    If you’re a fan of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Castle,” “Modern Family,” “The Middle,” “The Goldbergs” or “Black-ish” you’re in luck: ABC has extended the episode orders for each of the 7 series beyond the typical 22 episodes. Unfortunately, if you got yourself entwined in “Manhattan Love Story” you’re in for a big disappointment: ABC has canceled the series after just three airings. More

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    PROMO: Adam Newman Returns; ‘You Can’t Keep a Bad Man Down’

    It seems like forever ago since the news of Justin Hartley joining the cast of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” as Adam Newman first came to light, but in less than two weeks fans will finally find out what the character has been up to when he’s not shown snooping around Genoa City while trying to keep tabs on the love of his life – Chelsea Newman (Melissa Claire Egan) – and their child. On Wednesday, November 5, Hartley begins his journey on the daytime drama series when Adam works his way back into the world of the living, and in this newly released promo highlighting his debut viewers will come to realize “you can’t keep a bad man down.” More

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    DETAILS: ‘Y&R’s’ Melissa Claire Egan On Working With Justin Hartley and What To Expect When Adam Returns From the Dead!

    With a slew of soap weddings under her belt, a run at playing “crazy” and nearly a decade of daytime experience between “The Young and the Restless” and “All My Children,” a back-from-the-dead storyline is no big thang for “Y&R’s” Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson). Except for when the back-from-the-dead character happens to be her alter ego’s kid-killing husband, and that same guy’s real-life recast happens to be one of the most talked about soap events of the year! So just how is Egan taking in all of the madness surrounding Adam’s big return from the “dead,” including the fact that the character is now being played by Justin Hartley? Soap Opera Network caught up with the actress to find out! More

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    ‘Y&R’s’ Justin Hartley on Adam’s Return: ‘There’s Damage Control To Be Done”

    Now that “The Young and the Restless’” newest castmember, Justin Hartley, has been given the all-clear to start commenting on taking over the role of Adam Newman, he’s letting ‘er rip! First, he spoke about filling the shoes of previous portrayer Michael Muhney, and now he’s spilling details about Adam’s return to Genoa City, stating: “There’s damage control to be done!” More

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    Justin Hartley Finally Speaks Up About Taking Over the Role of ‘Y&R’s’ Adam!

    When Soap Opera Network broke the news that Justin Hartley’s first airdate as Adam Newman would be Wednesday, November 5, it felt like the actor’s Genoa City premiere date couldn’t come fast enough. And now that the actor has finally spoken up about joining the sudser in a new interview, the anticipation is even greater! Some fans have expressed their fear that taking over the role — which was previously played by Michael Muhney — will be an uphill battle for the actor, and guess what? He’s not only aware of the challenges, but is tackling them head on! More

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    PROMO: ‘Revenge’s’ Victoria Grayson is Coming For You, Emily Thorne!

    Things are about to get downright juicy on “Revenge” when the new season premieres Sunday, September 28 on ABC. In a newly released promo, Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe) narrates a dramatic version of Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp) revenge plot against her and her family, but in season four it looks like it’s Victoria’s turn for some revenge. Watch out, Emily! More

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    Justin Hartley Was Almost Not ‘Y&R’s’ New Adam Newman?

    As they celebrated their first anniversary as hosts of “Soap Box with Lilly & Martha” on Thursday, August 21, former daytime soap stars Lilly Melgar (“General Hospital”) and Martha Madison (“Days of our Lives”) had soap journalist Michael Maloney, talent manager Michael Bruno and online soap reporter Michael Fairman on as guests as they discussed the week’s biggest soap opera news. No story was bigger this past week than the news of Justin Hartley (“Passions,” “Revenge,” “Mistresses”) returning to daytime television to portray a recast Adam Newman on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless.” According to Bruno, however, there was a chance that the role could have gone to Hartley’s former “Smallville” co-star Tom Welling, “Sex and the City’s” Jason Lewis or “Queer as Folk’s'” Gale Harold. More

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    BREAKING NEWS: Justin Hartley is ‘Y&R’s’ New Adam Newman

    He’s been prancing around Genoa City only showing his hands to viewers, while the rest of the town thinks he’s dead, but Adam Newman is most certainly returning to CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” in the coming months with a new face after supposedly dying in a fiery explosion in late January as played by actor Michael Muhney. TV Guide’s Michael Logan is reporting that “Smallville” and “Revenge” star Justin Hartley is returning to daytime television to assume the role of the devilish Adam just in time for the all important November sweeps ratings period. Hartley, who will report to the CBS Television Center studio where “Y&R” is filmed in late September, previously portrayed the role of Fox Crane on NBC’s “Passions” from 2002 to 2006. More

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    ABC Picks Up 8 Dramas and 6 Comedies for 2014-15 Television Season

    Out of the 26 series that ABC had in development for the 2014-2015 television season, the network has given orders to 14 of them. Eight dramas and six comedies. The new series joining ABC’s recently renewed veterans include dramas “American Crime,” “Forever,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “”Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Secrets & Lies,” “The Astronaut Wives Club,” “The Club” and “The Whispers,” and comedies “Black-ish,” “Cristela,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Galavant,” “Manhattan Love Story” and “Selfie.” More

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