Anthony Andrews will play King Edward VIII and Jane Seymour will portray the woman who lures him from the throne in a new movie about the famous love affair between the English monarch and Wallis Simpson. "The Woman He Loved" will be shown on CBS. It's being filmed in England and France.
Ann Jillian's autobiographical film has been given a Jan. 4 telecast date by NBC. "The Ann Jillian Story" stars its subject and features Tony Lo Bianco as her husband and Viveca Lindfors as her mother. The story follows her marriage and subsequent battle against breast cancer.
Dick Van Dyke and son Barry Van Dyke will star in a series for CBS as--what else?--father and son. Tentatively called "Encore," the show already has received a 13-week commitment from the network, for broadcast next season. It's being produced by Grant Tinker's production company, GTG Entertainment.
Rick Rossovich, Steve Eckholdt and Daphne Ashbrook have the lead roles in "Fassst Forward," a "Disney Sunday Movie" about a 14-year-old boy who uses a friend's special growth-acceleration machine to turn into an adult. The film, due for broadcast on ABC in March, will feature guest appearances by Alan Thicke, Harry Morgan, Dick Van Patten and Loretta Swit.