Suzanne Pleshette will portray a police captain assigned to a rough precinct in "Command in Hell," a TV movie for CBS. Frank Converse is cast as her husband. Others on hand include Priscilla Lopez, Danny Aiello, Joe Morton and Georg Stanford Brown.
Nick Mancuso, Rip Torn and Sela Ward are starring in "The King of Love," a TV movie for ABC about a magazine publisher who espouses "free love, honesty and emancipation." Billed by the network as "a modern-day fable," it is scheduled to be aired Nov. 19.
The battles of the November ratings "sweeps" are shaping up already. Nov. 1 will bring a showdown between NBC's movie about "The Billionaire Boys Club" (with Judd Nelson as convicted murderer Joe Hunt) and CBS' fictional drama about international terrorism, "Terrorist on Trial: The United States of America vs. Salim Ajami," starring Sam Waterston, Ron Leibman and Robert Davi.
Waterston will be seen later this season in another major TV movie, "Gore Vidal's Lincoln," playing Abraham Lincoln from his inauguration as the 16th President in January, 1861, through his assassination in 1865. Mary Tyler Moore has been cast as Mary Lincoln in the four-hour drama for NBC.