Mike Hammer is getting married! That's right. In the episode of "The New Mike Hammer" scheduled to air April 11 on CBS, he takes the vows with a woman played by Barbara Stock. There's an ulterior motive, of course--she's in danger of being deported and he needs her testimony to clear him of a murder rap.
Anthony Perkins has been cast in ABC's "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story" as Tallyrand, Napoleon's political rival. Stephanie Beacham, who plays Sable Colby on "The Colbys," will play Josephine's best friend, Therese. Armand Assante and Jacqueline Bisset have the title roles. Also in the six-hour miniseries are Steve Railsback, Patrick Cassidy and John Vickery.
And speaking of Perkins, the scene of his dastardly doings in the "Psycho" films is going to be used in a TV movie called, appropriately, "Bates Motel." He won't be in it, though. Bud Cort will. The star of such films as "Harold and Maude" and "Brewster McCloud" plays a former mental patient who inherits the motel from Norman Bates. Jason Bateman and Moses Gunn also will appear.
Crime-solving clergy? That's the premise of "Father Dowling," a TV movie that will be seen on NBC. Tom Bosley, who played the father on "Happy Days," is cast as a priest who suspects that a reported suicide was actually a murder. Assisting him is a nun played by Tracy Nelson, who starred on TV in "Square Pegs" and "Glitter."