GENOA CITY SAYS A FOND FAREWELL TO KATHERINE CHANCELLOR: Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 and 4, "Young and Restless" is scheduled to hold an on-air memorial service for one of the show's most beloved characters, as the residents of Genoa City say goodbye to Katherine Chancellor. News of the character's death was recently revealed as her loved ones received farewell messages, in one case leading to the discovery of a wall safe at the Chancellor estate. The tribute follows "Y&R's" episode in May honoring actress Jeanne Cooper, who passed away that month.
In what could be disguised recasting, "Young and Restless" has been seeking an actress in her early 20s for the role of Ally, a sweet young woman looking for her life's path.
Oliver Hudson, who spent seven years on "Rules of Engagement," has been signed to a recurring role on "Nashville" as a possible new love interest for Connie Britton's character of Rayna Jaymes. Hudson's character is the new chief of Rayna's record label. Aubrey Peeples also joins "Nashville" in the recurring role of Layla, a runner-up in a reality TV singing competition. The second season of "Nashville" begins on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
"Devious Maids," the latest creation of "Desperate Housewives" originator Marc Cherry, has been picked up for a second season of 13 new episodes on Lifetime, to air in 2014.
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