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‘Melrose Place’ Adds Soap Hunk Colin Egglesfield to Cast

Egglesfield Lands New Primetime Gig

Colin Egglesfield (ex-Josh, AMC) scores the lead in the new Melrose Place series.

Former All My Children hottie Colin Egglesfield will be taking on a new role in primetime. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Egglesfield will joining the cast of the new Melrose Place reboot, set to air this fall on The CW. Colin will portray one of the series’ leading males, Auggie, an an avid surfer and works at a very popular restaurant as a sous chef. He has aspirations of one day working for himself, but for now, he pays the bills by slaving over a hot stove.

Egglesfield is no stranger to primetime as he has appeared on such primetime series as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Gilmore Girls, Nip/Tuck, and CHARMED. Eggglesfield spent most of his time on daytime as Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) son, Joshua Madden on ABC’s All My Children. He debuted as Josh in 2005, taking over the role from Scott Kinworthy. It was soon after that then head writer Megan McTavish re-wrote groundbreaking history regarding Erica’s abortion (the first in daytime), thus creating the “Unabortion” Josh Madden. Colin left AMC in 2008, later returning in 2009 as part of Kendall’s (Alicia Minshew) comatose storyline. Thanks to Kendall’s husband Zach (Thorsten Kaye), Kendall is alive and whoring around today because of her brother’s heart.

Egglesfield will join Michael Rady, Katie Cassidy, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Lucas and the newly cast Stephanie Jacobsen on the series. Oscar winner David Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”) will direct the pilot, written by “Smallville” alums Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin. Guggenheim, Swimmer and Slavkin will also serve as the executive producers.

Additional reporting by Omar White-Nobles