A dramatization of the life of the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous will feature the reteaming of James Garner and James Woods, who won acclaim for their portrayal of brothers in the TV movie "Promise." Like that film, this one will be presented under the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" banner. To be broadcast on ABC, "My Name is Bill W." features Woods as Bill Wilson and Garner as Dr. Bob Smith. JoBeth Williams plays Woods' wife.
Lindsay Wagner, the former star of "The Bionic Woman," plays a woman who could use some bionic powers in "From the Dead of Night," a four-hour movie that NBC plans to broadcast Feb. 27-28. It's about a fashion designer who is being pursued by six "beings" from "the other side." Also in the cast are Bruce Boxleitner, Diahann Carroll, Robin Thomas and Robert Prosky.
ABC has set Feb. 19 and 21 as the telecast dates for "Passion and Paradise," a new TV drama about murder in the Bahamas. Rod Steiger plays the victim, a millionaire. Mariette Hartley portrays his wife, Catherine Mary Stewart plays their daughter and Armand Assante plays the daughter's romantic interest. Wayne Rogers co-stars as the detective who investigates the case.
Andrea Martin and Martin Short, who used to work together on the "SCTV" series, will team anew in a special that Martin is making for Showtime. Called "Andrea Martin: Together Again," the show will be taped in Toronto and telecast sometime this spring.