State of Affairs Picks Up The Young and the Restless Regular

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A daytime drama regular is headed to primetime.

Courtesy of Chris McKenna himself -  who plays Det. Mark Harding on The Young and the Restless, the actor will joining NBC's State of Affairs, the upcoming drama featuring Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard.

Wrote McKenna on Twitter Wednesday night as confirmation:

I'm so excited to have joined the cast of StateOfAffairs opposite @KatieHeigl with @AlfreWoodard among others. Airing Nov. 17 on NBC

Chris McKenna

McKenna joined The Young and the Restless after the departure of Michael Muhney, sparking conversations that he would be the replacement Adam.

However, that role later went to Justin Hartley, who will begin this fall.

Instead, McKenna will be jumping networks to play Nick Vera, a covert role on the new NBC series. No other details are available at this time, but we'll keep an eye on it for you.

On his Twitter feed, McKenna assured fans that he'll remain with the CBS soap and that the two networks were working well together with regard to his schedule. 

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