Tony Danza of ABC's "Who's the Boss?" is starring in a TV movie for NBC called "Doing Life." He plays Jerry Rosenberg, a man who earned a law degree in prison and went on to defend other inmates and battle for prisoners' rights while still behind bars.
Time travel is the subject of "Timestalkers," a TV movie that CBS plans to air next season with William Devane, Lauren Hutton and Klaus Kinski. Hutton plays a woman from the 26th Century who travels to 1986 to enlist the help of a professor (Devane) in stopping a mad scientist (Kinski), who wants to change an historical event in the Old West to alter the future.
David Gerber, who produced the "George Washington" miniseries for CBS and is now at work on a sequel, is planning another drama about early United States history for ABC. This one is called "Miracle at Philadelphia" and will focus, over four hours, on the conflict and turmoil that went into the writing of the Constitution.
And speaking of miniseries, CBS has scheduled "Ellis Island" for a three-night repeat next week. The drama, about a group of European immigrants who arrive in the United States in 1907, will air June 29-30 and July 1. It stars Peter Riegert, Greg Martyn, Faye Dunaway, the late Richard Burton, Milo O'Shea, Claire Bloom and Ben Vereen.