April 24, 1993 |
The verdict is in on Susan Dey: not funny. At least that's what the folks at CBS concluded, in conjunction with the executive producers of "Love & War," creator Diane English and her husband, Joel Shukovsky. Publicly, the network and producers are taking the high road, having allowed Dey to exit gracefully ("letting her stage-manage the event," as one CBS insider put it) with her own statement about "resigning" for creative reasons. But the harsh fact remains that she was forced out.
April 8, 1993 |
Susan Dey will be leaving the CBS series "Love & War" after this season, but decisions regarding the future of the romantic comedy have been put on hold, a spokeswoman for the show said Wednesday. Independent producers Diane English and Joel Shukovsky, with whom Dey cited "creative differences that could not be resolved," are on vacation and then will be heading to France for a television convention.
March 14, 1993 |
Susan Dey doesn't miss "L.A. Law." The reason? "There is nothing to miss," explains the actress who played no-nonsense attorney Grace Van Owen on the Emmy-winning NBC series for six seasons. "I think so well of everybody there. I love them all. But I had no place left there. I did everything. There was nothing more for me to do but really repeat (myself)." Dey hasn't had the time to look back since departing "L.A. Law" last year.
April 1, 1992 |
New Dey Dawns: In another departure, Susan Dey will not grace NBC's "L.A. Law" next season. The actress is leaving the show to star in an upcoming CBS sitcom from "Murphy Brown" producers Diane English and Joel Shukovsky. In "Love Is Hell," Dey plays a divorced bar owner who falls in love with a newspaper columnist, played by Jay Thomas.
January 19, 1992 |
Susan Dey still hasn't made up her mind. Or maybe she is just keeping mum. Midway through her sixth season on "L.A. Law," Dey still has no inkling if she will leave the Emmy-laden NBC series after this season. "I have to be honest with you," she said. "I have no concept." In 1990, Dey announced the fifth season would be the last one for her to play attorney Grace Van Owen. But just before the season finale last May, Dey changed her mind and decided to sign on for season No. 6.
February 24, 1988 |
Susan Dey--"L.A. Law's" tough-minded but soft-hearted ex-district attorney--married Warner Bros. executive Bernie Sofronski during a private weekend ceremony at the Bel-Air Hotel, it was announced. The cast of the NBC show attended, including Harry Hamlin, Corbin Bernsen, Michele Greene, Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, Richard Dysart and the show's creators Terry Louise Fisher and Stephen Bochco. It was the second marriage for Dey, 35. Sofronski, 47, was formerly with CBS.