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Ex-ATWT Star Meredith Hagner's Search Party Gets Two More Seasons

Since starring on As the World Turns, Meredith Hagner (ex-Liberty) has gone from strength to strength. Besides her starring opposite Anna Kendrick in a new Quibi comedy, the Hagner vehicle Search Party just got two more seasons, reports Deadline.

The dark comedy, which also stars Arrested Development alumna Alia Shawkat, previously aired on TBS. The series sees former classmates tracking down a lost classmate, only to find more than they ever expected in their investigation. Hagner plays self-absorbed Portia, whom W dubbed a "manipulative narcissist."

For its upcoming third season, premiering in spring 2020, Search Party will be watchable on HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new streaming service. Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, and president of TNT, TBS, and truTV, told Deadline:

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"With HBO Max we have the unique opportunity to continue this brilliant, acclaimed series and connect with even more of the younger, digital natives who have worshipped it the most."

Search Party also stars Stranger Things' John Paul Reynolds, comic actor John Early, and God Friended Me's Brandon Micheal Hall. And Hagner isn't the only daytime and/or soap graduate to have appeared on the show. Indeed, past Search Party guest stats have included former The View co-host Rosie Perez; Scrubs star Judy Reyes (ex-Zoila, Devious Maids); and Tymberlee Hill (ex-Intern Claire, Grey's Anatomy).

Since starring in ATWT as Liberty Ciccone Snyder, the long-lost, spunky daughter of Brad Snyder (Austin Peck) and high-school sweetheart Janet (Julie Pinson), Hagner went on to score multiple primetime roles. Between 2012 and 2014, the North Carolina native recurred in Men at Work - whose cast includes Michael Cassidy, also known as Marissa's first love, Luke, in The O.C. - as Amy . 

In 2017, she popped up on Younger as Montana, opposite Debi Mazar, Peter Hermann (ex-Dr. Michael Burke, Guiding Light; Trevor Langan, Law & Order: SVU), Hilary Duff, and Chicago Med regular Molly Bernard.