TV dad's own scandal gets him cut from 'Scandal'
NEW YORK- A real-life scandal has cost actor Stephen Collins his role on the ABC TV show "Scandal."
Collins, who was the dad in the former show "7th Heaven," was set to appear on an upcoming episode as a TV news anchorman. But, scenes with him were eliminated and the TV show was going to be rewritten, ABC told the Associated Press Thursday.
The episode was scheduled to run later this season. "Scandal" airs on Thursday nights on WBRZ in the Baton Rouge TV market.
New York police said they are investigating charges that the former TV dad molested a 14-year-old girl back in 1972. The actor's estranged wife wrote in a court declaration last year that Collins told her he had molested at least three young girls.
Numerous TV networks and stations pulled reruns of "7th Heaven."
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