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Kate Mulgrew, Meredith Salenger and Glenn Ford
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Pilot (Comedy-Drama), 60 min
Broadcast 5/25/86 on ABC
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET
Although not picked up as a series this aired as the second feature of
"The Disney Sunday Movie"
First feature - "Casebusters"
MILLS. Pilot (Comedy), 30 min., Unaired, Produced for ABC for the
1986-87 season. Production Company: MTM Enterprises. Director: Rod Daniel.
Executive Producer: John Steven Owen. Producer: Rod Daniel. Writer: John
Steven Owen. Kate Mulgrew is a traditional, old-fashioned mother, married
to an overworked college professor (Jack Bannon), who has chosen to be
a housewife and raise their four children because she wants to.
Cast: Kate Mulgrew (as Carly Mills), Jack Bannon (Evan Mills), Matt Adler (Pete Mills), Amanda Peterson (Trisha Mills), Hannah Cutrona (Brigid Mills), R. J. William (Jeffy Mills), Betsy Randall (Maggie Wallace), Rebecca Rush (Cynthia James).
IN DESIRE. Pilot (Comedy), 30 min., Unaired, Produced for Fox in 1990.
Shortly after she is released from a psychiatric institution, a wealthy
New York women (Diana) decides to get away from the hustle and bustle of
the city and find a simpler life. She moves to Desire, Louisiana, population
5,000, and the unsold series was to relate her misadventures as she attempts
to begin a new life in a town where the folks are sweet and the living
Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Diana Summerfield), William Daniels (Beauford Braxton), Lane Davies (Buzz Braxton), Nancy Lenehan (Miss Penelope Levec), Kelly Connell (Reverend Claude Hooper), Sarah Abrell (Taffy Hooper). Producers-Writers: Brad Buckner, Eugenie Ross-Leming. Director: Lee Shallat.
Source of Pilot Information: Unsold Television Pilots 1955 through 1989 by Lee Goldberg - Experimental Television, Test Films, Pilots and Trial Series, 1925 through 1995 by Vincent Terrace