James Read, who played Northerner George Hazard in the miniseries "North and South," will portray Cary Grant in "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story." Grant was Hutton's third husband. She is being played by Farrah Fawcett. Also in the cast of the five-hour movie for NBC are Kevin McCarthy and Bruce Davison.
Lee Horsley and Kirstie Alley play a couple whose marriage goes on the rocks because of "Infidelity," in a new movie for ABC. Laurie O'Brien plays "the other woman," who also happens to be the wife's best friend.
Ed Marinaro has a small role as a high school counselor in "What If I'm Gay?," a "CBS Schoolbreak Special" that is set to air March 31. It's about a teen-ager (played by Richard Joseph Paul) who, as the network describes it, is "struggling to come to terms with his confusion about his sexual orientation." . . . Marinaro also stars in a forthcoming movie for CBS' prime-time schedule, "Sharing Richard," about three women (Eileen Davidson, Hillary Bailey Smith and Nancy Frangione) who find they are all dating the same man.
Film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel are planning "If We Picked the Oscars," a one-hour special of their syndicated movie-review show. It will air at 1 p.m. on March 28 and at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 29 on KABC-TV Channel 7.