AUDREY LANDERS REJOINS "DALLAS" AS AFTON COOPER: After shocking viewers with the revelation that Christopher Ewing's troubled wife is in fact Cliff Barnes' daughter, Pammie Rebecca, the new "Dallas" returns for its second season on Jan. 28 with the arrival of Audrey Landers as Rebecca's mother, Afton Cooper. Afton, who appeared on the original series from 1981 to 89, was romantically involved with both JR and his adversary Cliff, but ultimately threw in her lot with Barnes.
"Switched at Birth" wraps up its first full season on Monday, Oct. 22, with just about every major character caught in a cliffhanger. The suspense won't last too long, however, as the 20-episode second season begins in January.
Back for its second Halloween special is "Pretty Little Liars." Airing on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the show features a guest appearance by "American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert, who will be in scenes with Lucy Hale (Aria) and perform the songs "Cuckoo" and "Trespassing" from his current album, also called "Trespassing." "PLL" is expected to resume its third season in early 2013.
Expect to see Jess Walton (Jill) back on "Young and Restless" between the end of October and early November. The actress is expected to reprise her former long-term role for at least a month, but it could be longer.
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