Bonnie Hunt brings the same accessibility she brought to the films Jerry Maguire, Jumanji and Return to Me to her family series Life with Bonnie, in which she portrays Bonnie Molloy, a woman who juggles the roles of wife, mother and host of the local morning talk show, Morning Chicago.
In the series, Hunt’s improvisational skills shine during unscripted interviews with real-life guests of Morning Chicago. Bonnie’s guest stars have included such high profile celebrities as Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters and David Duchovny, among others, and Mr. Winters and Mr. Duchovny both received Emmy nominations for their roles. The unscripted segments of the talk show, along with the talented cast of regulars, make for a truly unique comedy mix.
The Life with Bonnie cast includes the gifted and funny David Alan Grier as David Bellows, the producer who struggles with the daily challenges of Bonnie. He’s aided by the makeup and cue card artists, played by Holly Wortell and Chris Barnes, veterans of the famed Second City improvisational group. Anthony Russell portrays Tony Russo, Bonnie’s sidekick piano player, who comes straight to her show from his Vegas lounge act.
At home, Gloria (Marianne Muellerleile) is a houseguest more than a housekeeper. Bonnie’s husband, Mark (Mark Derwin), is a hard working family practice doctor who does his best to survive life with Bonnie. Together they are raising two young children, Charlie (Charlie Stewart) and toddler Connor, not to mention the frequent visits from next-door neighbor little Frankie (Frankie Ryan Manriquez), as Bonnie creatively balances family commitment and career obligations with sincerity and humor.
USA / ABC / 44×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 September 2002 – 9 April 2004
Creators and Executive Producers: Bonnie Hunt and Don Lake
Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Molloy
David Alan Grier ass David Bellows
Anthony Russell as Tony Russo
Marianne Muellerleile as Gloria
Mark Derwin as Mark
Charlie Stewart as Charlie
Frankie Ryan Manriquez as Frankie
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.
CYRIL CUSACK as Major Piechut
ROY DOTRICE as Ponosse
KENNETH GRIFFITH as Ernest Tafardel
WENDY HILLER as Justine Putet
HUGH GRIFFITH as Alexandre Bourdillat
BERNARD BRESSLAW as Nicholas the Beadle
MADELINE SMITH as Hortase Girodet
GEORGINA MOON as Rose Biraque
PETER USTINOV as Narrator
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.
ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.
Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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