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In light of Stephen Collins allegedly confessing to molesting young girls, all 7th Heaven reruns have been pulled from UP TV's schedule.
The network made the announcement on Tuesday after it was reported that Collins, best known for his role as Reverend Eric Camden on the WB's religious family drama, is being investigated by police for child molestation.
"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," UP TV President Charley Humbard said in a statement. "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.
"Replacing 7th Heaven tonight will be Supernanny, a series dedicated to bringing families together," Humbard continued. "We will continue to monitor the situation and listen carefully to our viewers."
Earlier today, the New York Police Department confirmed to E! News that a complaint has been filed against Collins and that the Manhattan Special Victims Unit is currently investigating the case. It will not release any information about the victims.
In an audiotape obtained by TMZ, Collins, 67, is heard recalling past incidents with a therapist and his ex, actress Faye Grant, with whom he's in the midst of divorcing. She told E! News in an exclusive statement: "I woke up today to learn that an extremely private recording I handed over to the authorities in 2012 per their request in connection with a criminal investigation was recently disseminated to the press. I had no involvement whatsoever with the release of the tape to the media."
After news broke of the investigation, Collins resigned from SAG-AFTRA's board and was dropped from Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2.