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Ex-Y&R Star Wilson Bethel Cast In ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club! Is This The End Of The Line For CW's Hart of Dixie?

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Former The Young and the Restless hottie Wilson Bethel (Ex-Ryder) who has been a hot ticket on CW’s Hart of Dixie for the last four seasons, has  landed a new role in the upcoming midseason replacement The Astronaut Wives Club on ABC!  On the new series, Bethel will play Scott Carpenter,  the most laid-back of the astronauts and husband to Rene Carpenter (Yvonne Strahovski).

According to TV Guide: “Bethel is only slated to appear in eight of Wives‘ 10 episodes, and because Dixie has already completed filming on Season 4, the two shooting schedules don’t overlap.”

And that has also put into question, just what is the status of Hart of Dixie!  From the looks of it, it appears the show is coming to an end.  First, Wilson tweeted out on October 6th, “Thank you, Wade Kinsella for these four wonderful years. It’s been a mighty pleasure knowing you.”   Wade is the name of the character he has played on the CW drama!

And now Bethel is expanding his relationship with the series’ executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage as well as the network and studio behind Hart of Dixie, the CW and Warner Bros. TV, with two new gigs! One is the aforementioned “Astronaut Wives  Club” which is being produced by Schwartz and Savage, and the other is a turn as a writer!

Deadline.com reports the actor is writing a series for the CW: “Bethel has closed a blind script deal with Warner Bros. TV to pen a drama project for the CW. He has writing experience — Bethel wrote, produced and starred in the CW digital series Stupid Hype and L.A. Rangers. Additionally, he penned the viral Funny or Die video Call Me Doctor starring Hart Of Dixie leading lady Rachel Bilson.”

So, excited to see Wilson in his new series?  Sad to think Hart of Dixie is a goner?  What do you think of his TV success from his time in Genoa City? Comment below!

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Oh, my gosh. I had completely forgotten about Ryder, and how he exited from the soap.
Whatever happened to his sister Daisy Carter and her baby Lucy? Is the baby with Daniel? I can’t remember.
Lucy will probably show up as a teen…Wow! Phyllis with a grown granddaughter is hard to grasp….I am just ruminating and fantasizing…LOL.

I will miss heart of dixie cute show

His atrocious “southern accent” in “Hart of Dixie” is reason enough to cancel that turkey.

NOOOO DONT CANCEL HART OF DIXIE

I’m with you. I love that show.

Oh yes! Now I remember who he played. I was drawing a blank there for a moment (which happens more times than I care to admit).
Yes, he and his creepy sister Daisy were Children of the Corn.
Congratulations to this young and talented actor.

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Steve Burton’s Ex-Wife Sheree Gustin Gives Birth to Her Fifth Child, Weeks After Their Divorce Was Finalized

Sheree Gustin, the ex-wife of General Hospital star, Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) welcomed her newborn daughter into the world on February 16th. The little one who’s name is Addy Jay weighed in at 5 lbs., 5 oz at the time of her birth. This is Gustin’s fifth child.

Gustin’s partner, who was in an Instagram story with her and their baby, remains unidentified. This is the second child of Gustin’s within a year or so of each other, that is not the biological child of Burton’s. She previously had daughter Isabella back in February of 2023.

The news of the arrival of Addy Jay comes on the heels of Burton finalizing his divorce from his former wife of 23 years back in December of 2023.  In the divorce settlement, Steve and Sheree have joint legal and physical custody of their minor children. Brooklyn, 8, and Jack, 17. The two also share a daughter McKenna who is 20.

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Burton originally filed for divorce in July 0f 2022. In court documents, the two separated in March of that year as Burton cited “irreconcilable differences.” When Sheree announced the impending birth of her fourth child, Burton took to his Instagram and clarified, “She recently announced that she’s expecting her 4th child. The child is not mine. We are still co-parenting our three beautiful kids. We would appreciate privacy at this time. Much luv, Steve.”

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Gustin, who is a fitness guru, now goes by Sherrie Lynn on her official Instagram account. Since her divorce from Burton, and the births of her most recent children, Sherrie has not addressed the situation publicly.

Meanwhile, General Hospital fans are anxiously awaiting Burton’s return as Jason Morgan on the ABC soap opera with his first episode back slated for March 4th. Just how Jason will be revealed to be alive after a cave collapsed on him, and he was believed to have died, is one of great mystery for soap fans.

So, share your thoughts on the news of the birth of Sheree’s fifth child Addy Jay via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Vinessa Antoine Returns For Season 2 of CBS Dramedy ‘So Help Me Todd’

Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan Ashford, General Hospital) has added quite an impressive lists of acting credits since announcing she was exiting the ABC soap opera back in July 0f 2018.

Since then Antoine has appeared in TV series north of the border in Canada and here in the U.S including her leading role in CBC’s Diggstown. Now comes word, that Vinessa is back for a second season in her role on the CBS comedy-drama, So Help Me Todd.

In the series, Vinessa plays the role of Alex Parker. Taking to her Instagram, the actress shared, “Alex Parker’s shenanigans from season 1 continue this season in episode 3 onward. Do check it out. Enjoy!!”

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So Help Me Todd stars Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret and Skylar Astin as Todd. Margaret is a successful defense attorney, while Todd is a private investigator but known as the black sheep of the family. In the premise of the series, Todd has criminal charges dropped against him, in exchange for working at mom’s law firm as they crack cases and defend clients.

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Antoine plays Alex, a forensic accountant who gets in the good graces of the character of Lyle (Tristen M. Winger), who is an investigator at the law firm. However, in a twist, it’s revealed that Alex is actually investigating him. The story picks up in season 2 from here.

Vinessa’s first episode of season 2 will air on Thursday February 29th  9 p.m. ET on CBS and it streams the next day on Paramount+

So, looking forward to catching Vinessa on So Help Me Todd? Comment below.

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Michael E. Knight Exits General Hospital For Now

Daytime favorite Michael E. Knight has left his role of Martin Grey on ABC’s General Hospital. However, it appears this move is a temporary one.

Knight, who has played the recurring role of Laura Collins’ (Genie Francis) brother and a love interest for Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), began in the role on the ABC daytime drama series since 2019.

GH wrote off the legal eagle when on the February 12th episode, Martin left Port Charles to visit his mother who has been in failing health. On that episode, Lucy tries to let Martin know how she truly feels for him, but Martin isn’t willing to listen to any of it, since he can’t deal with her ongoing relationship with her ex Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) and he breaks things off with her.

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According to Soap Opera Digest, Knight will be off the canvas temporarily. No dates were cited as to when he would return. With the series undergoing  a writing regime shift with Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte taking over the head scribe duties from Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, it will be interesting to see if they bring the character back sooner than later.

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Viewers know Knight best for his Daytime Emmy-winning role as Tad Martin on All My Children; a role he played on and off from 1982-2011. Knight returned to the Prospect Park version of the series when AMC finally was rebooted online in 2013. Later In 2015, he joined The Young and the Restless as Dr. Simon Neville in a role that he played until 2016.

So, how do you feel about Michael E. Knight exiting General Hospital? Will the series bring him back? Were you rooting for Martin and Lucy to find happiness with one another? Comment below.

 

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