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In today’s TV news roundup, Showtime has released “Shameless” early, ahead of its Season 7 premiere, plus more…

DIGITAL

Showtime is giving viewers the opportunity to sample the Season 7 premiere of “Shameless” across multiple platforms, ahead of its linear premiere on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. The premiere episode is available on YouTube, SHO.com, across television and streaming provides devices, websites and apps, free On-Demand channels and on iTunes as a free video podcast.

CASTING

Six-year-old Christian Convery (“Supernatural”) will portray a lead role in Hallmark Network’s “My Christmas Dream” premiering Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 p.m. The film stars Danica McKellar, as the manager of a flagship department store who is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. Other stars include Deidre Hall (“Days of our Lives”) and David Haydn-Jones (“White House Down”).

Jennifer Esposito will be returning to “The Affair” Season 3 in a recurring role, reprising her part as Nina, Noah’s (Dominic West) sister. The third season picks up with Noah moving in with Nina (Esposito) and her family. She will appear in at least four episodes with her first appearance of the season in the Nov. 20 season premiere. In Season 2, she was in three episodes.

Aside from “The Affair,” Esposito’s TV schedule is plenty busy, as the actress is a new series regular on “NCIS” Season 14. Both “NCIS” and “Affair” are in the CBS family.

Esposito is repped by CAA, GSA Entertainment and attorneys Adam Cooper and Marcy Morris.

EXECUTIVES

Dolores Gavin has been appointed senior executive of development and production of History, Paul Cabana, the network’s EVP and head of programming, announced on Thursday. Based in New York City, she will be responsible for leading the team focused on developing new nonfiction franchises and formats. The position marks a return to History for Gavin, who was previously at the cabler from 2000 to 2009.

“Dolores has an unparalleled track record of success in nonfiction programming, both within our organization and externally,” said Cabana, “She has an incredible ability to discover new talent and foster and create new hits.  We are thrilled to welcome her back to the History team.”