'Brothers & Sisters': 'Melrose Place's' Colin Egglesfield recast as young William [Updated]

Ryan-Egglesfield-Melrose-place-CW-320.jpgIt hasn't even been two weeks since Zap2it reported that ABC cast Daniel Cosgrove in the role of young William Walker in its " Brothers & Sisters" two-hour flashback episode.

Now, reports say that Cosgrove has been replaced and former " Melrose Place" hunk, Colin Egglesfield, has stepped into young William Walker's shoes.

We last saw Egglesfield as Auggie in The CW's "Melrose Place" reboot. The bartender, who struggled with his demons as a recovering alcoholic, shared a past with Sydney Andrews. After she was found dead, Egglesfield's character was accused of her murder and he made himself scarce.

As Zap2it's Korbi TV reported, Egglesfield's untimely departure from "Melrose Place" created a stir among its fans and we started a watch for where the handsome star would land next.

Now, it seems he has jumped networks to ABC and "Brothers & Sisters." If the news is true, we're sad to see Cosgrove go. Regardless, Colin Egglesfield is a nice consolation prize.

The two hour flashback episode airs on Sun., April 11 at 9pm.

ABC has not returned Zap2it's request for confirmation.

[Update Feb. 17 11:55am ABC has confirmed to Zap2it that Egglesfield has replaced Cosgrove as young William Walker. ] 

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