Ann Jillian and Gloria Loring will play sisters in "Convicted: A Mother's Story," a movie being made for NBC. Jillian portrays a woman who is sentenced to prison for stealing from her employer; Loring is called on to care for her sibling's children. Also starring as Jillian's boyfriend is Kiel Martin of "Hill Street Blues."
Richard Masur and Mimi Kennedy are making a sequel to their film "Mr. Boogedy" for "The Disney Sunday Movie" on ABC. They played a married couple who moved into a haunted house in the program that first ran last April. Further adventures are in store in "Bride of Boogedy," which also will star Eugene Levy.
"Love Is Never Silent," which won an Emmy Award as last season's outstanding dramatic special, will be repeated on NBC Dec. 1. It's about a young woman trying to achieve independence from her deaf parents, who rely on her to help them stay in touch with the hearing world. The cast includes Mare Winningham, Sid Caesar, Cloris Leachman, Phyllis Frelich and Ed Waterstreet.
NBC's news magazine "1986" has joined the ranks of prime-time programs that are captioned for the hearing impaired. The captioning process allows viewers who have purchased special decoding machines to see the program with subtitles. NBC is sharing the cost of having "1986" captioned with the Pew Memorial Trust.