Tracy Pollan, who portrayed Ellen on "Family Ties" last season, and Akosua Busia, who played Nettie in "The Color Purple," are cast as friends in "A Special Friendship," a TV movie for CBS. It's about the relationship between a white woman and her former slave during the Civil War. LeVar Burton also appears in the film.
Guest stars: Stevie Wonder will appear as himself on the ABC soap opera "All My Children" Monday and Friday. He'll sing "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and "Don't Drive Drunk". . . . Jason Bateman of "Valerie" will be seen as a terminally ill boy in the Oct. 29 episode of "St. Elsewhere" on NBC. . . . Barbara Bosson, who played Fay Furillo on "Hill Street Blues," turns up on "L.A. Law" Oct. 31, playing a TV newscaster. . . . Jose Ferrer, William Conrad and Joe Penny will be seen in the Nov. 4 edition of "Matlock" on NBC.
NBC has set Nov. 2-3 as the telecast dates for "Rage of Angels: The Story Continues," the four-hour drama that takes up six years after "Rage of Angels" left off in 1983. Jaclyn Smith stars as a successful New York attorney. Also in the cast are Ken Howard, Angela Lansbury, Susan Sullivan, Michael Nouri and Mason Adams.