Sunday, December 28, 2008

Michael Durrell joins a jam-packed cast in "Barry Munday"

On "Santa Barbara," Michael Durrell was Alex Nikolas, an accomplished scientist who was just a bit of a thorn in the side of the Capwell family. Before that, in 1986, he was Sgt. Landers on "Dynasty." Since "SB," Durrell has been popping up here and there, in stuff like "Matlock," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and more recently, "Without a Trace." Now Durrell has a new project on tap for next year.

"Barry Munday" is classified as in postproduction and features Durrell in the role of Father Walsh. It's a comedy with the title role played by Patrick Wilson, who will be portraying Nite Owl in the "Watchmen" movie coming in March. Written and directed by Chris D'Arienzo, "Barry Munday" also includes Colin Hanks, that son of Tom whom we loved in "Roswell," as well as Malcolm McDowell, Chloƫ Sevigny, Cybill Shepherd and Emily Procter, whose line delivery we so enjoy on "CSI: Miami."

Billy Dee Williams of our beloved "Dynasty" has the role of Lonnie Green, as we reported last year. It's certainly not the only thing Williams has going on right now: see "This Bitter Earth" and "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll."

BRBTV News Blog Blip: John Schneider, our own Bo Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard," issued some kind Christmas greetings to fans via email last week, and he also gave a tipoff to what's next on his agenda: directing an episode of ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," in which he also portrays Marshall Bowman. "It's a great episode that will answer lots of the questions you may have had about the show over this last year," he says, then adds teasingly, "Nope ... Can't tell you!"

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