Donna Mills, who plays Abby on "Knots Landing," is making a movie for CBS in Australia. It's called "Outback Bound" and is described as a "lighthearted adventure romp about a glamorous Beverly Hills woman stranded in a rough Australian mining town." John Schneider and Andrew Clarke co-star as "two locals who compete for her affections."
Gregory Harrison, who played a doctor on "Trapper John, M.D.," will host "Modern Medical Breakthroughs," an hourlong special scheduled to air July 13 on NBC. The program spotlights significant achievements in the medical field, such as the use of microsurgery to replace a man's fingers and the development of a surgical procedure that cured a woman's epilepsy.
CBS is introducing a new version of "Family Feud" this week, with Ray Combs hosting instead of Richard Dawson. But Dawson isn't sitting by idly. He's been tabbed to host a revival of his own--"You Bet Your Life," the game show that once starred Groucho Marx. NBC describes this project as "a strong candidate for the fall schedule."
PBS will call out its top journalists for a series of election-year specials planned for the fall. The prime-time programs will run from Oct. 3 through election eve on Nov. 7, featuring the talents of Bill Moyers, Roger Mudd, Judy Woodruff, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer. The topics will range from the presidential candidates to how the campaign is viewed abroad to an examination of how presidential politics have been influenced by television.