Thursday, April 19, 2007

John Schneider, "You've Got a Friend"!

If you've seen his IMDb page lately, you know that our own Bo Duke, John Schneider, has been a very busy boy. In June, for instance, he's starring in a brand-new Hallmark Channel movie.

"You've Got a Friend," according to Hallmark's press info, is the story of a recently orphaned boy who moves to a new town to live with his aunt and uncle, then finds an unlikely mentor in the town loner (hmmm ...), who helps him build the soapbox racer he dreamed of making with his dad. Schneider joins little-guy Dylan McLaughlin, Jason Brooks, Kate Connor and Bitty Schram in the cast.

The Hallmark movie, which has the alternate title "Derby," premieres on Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m. It repeats on Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. It's directed by James A. Contner, who has worked on "Jane Doe," "Charmed," "The Dresden Files" and lots of other great TV stuff. We're working on getting you some art of the movie from the Hallmark offices.

Meanwhile, Hallmark is the place to catch some great classic stars, anyway. On May 28, they're featuring a marathon of "Walker, Texas Ranger," which stars the lovely Sheree J. Wilson, April Stevens Ewing of "Dallas." You can catch a repeat of "Sacrifices of the Heart" (also referred to as "Spring Thaw"), starring Ken Howard of "Dynasty," at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

BRBTV News Blog Blip: Eric Radomski, one of the creative geniuses behind "Batman: The Animated Series," is launching a new show of his own creation. "Iconicles," aimed at little tykes, features a troupe of iconic animal characters that spring to life in their own digital world, appearing in comedic animated stories, games and musical interludes. Read a bit more here.

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