7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins has been dropped from the cast of Ted 2 in the wake of yesterday’s leaked audio tape that features Collins admitting that he molested and exposed himself to a number of children (allegations that the police are now investigating). According to EW, Collins had a small role in the film, from which he was immediately terminated after Universal pictures and Seth MacFarlane learned of the allegations. When asked recently about the character he was playing, Collins tweeted on Saturday: “I’d tell you but @SethMacFarlane would have to kill me."
Meanwhile, at least two networks that air 7th Heaven reruns have decided to drop them from their schedule, with both TV Guide and UP TV pulling scheduled reruns. “As a top family-friendly network, we are deeply concerned for the families that are potentially affected by these disturbing allegations surrounding actor Stephen Collins,” said Charley Humbard, president and CEO of UP TV. “7th Heaven has been a beloved family show and a fan-favorite on our network. We have made the decision to remove the series from our schedule effective at 5 p.m. ET today. We will continue to monitor the situation and listen carefully to our viewers. Replacing 7th Heaven tonight will be Supernanny, a series dedicated to bringing families together.” Thank God for Supernanny.