12/23/2013 02:42 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Ashley Madekwe Goes from 'Revenge' to 'Salem'

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When Ashley Madekwe learned that her character, Ashley, was being written out of ABC's "Revenge" in this season's premiere, she asked the writers to get rid of her in "a big, splashy death." Instead, Ashley was run out of town. Zzzzzz. But now Madekwe will see some real action as one of the stars of WGN America's period drama "Salem," which is based on the real-life Massachusetts witch hunts and will debut this spring.

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