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April 8, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE
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.
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September 18, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old saying goes, "All is fair in love and war." But whether CBS' "Love & War" will fare well after its battle-scarred first season is another story. Despite a tumultuous season marred by behind-the-scenes turmoil and a disappointing reception, the romantic comedy returns to CBS Monday at its same coveted time slot--immediately following "Murphy Brown" at 9:30 p.m. Armed with a new leading lady, a new emphasis on the supporting cast and a new direction, series creator and co-executive producer Diane English and CBS hope they can erase the bad memories of the maiden season.
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April 24, 1993 | MICHELE WILLENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1993
Dey is funny and has demonstrated an extraordinary comedic talent in films such as "Echo Park" and in my own movie "That's Adequate," in which she, along with such incontestably funny performers as Richard Lewis, Tony Randall, Robert Townsend and Sinbad, gave a hilarious performance. When she hosted "Saturday Night Live" last year, she had no problem standing toe to toe with that cast of comedians. Ironically, the most obvious proof of her comedic ability was the critical success of her performance as Wally Porter in the pilot of "Love & War," which garnered her ecstatic praise.
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April 1, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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February 24, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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March 14, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 19, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1993
I am distressed about the mean-spirited article regarding Susan Dey because I am not certain what it accomplished and it was unfair to someone I like very much ("CBS' Rap on Susan Dey: Not Funny for Prime Time," April 24). We at CBS consider Dey a gifted and accomplished actress whose longstanding success in series TV should speak, most eloquently, for itself. Working with Dey has been a delight and, because of her many talents, she can return to series TV when she chooses.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old saying goes, "All is fair in love and war." But whether CBS' "Love & War" will fare well after its battle-scarred first season is another story. Despite a tumultuous season marred by behind-the-scenes turmoil and a disappointing reception, the romantic comedy returns to CBS Monday at its same coveted time slot--immediately following "Murphy Brown" at 9:30 p.m. Armed with a new leading lady, a new emphasis on the supporting cast and a new direction, series creator and co-executive producer Diane English and CBS hope they can erase the bad memories of the maiden season.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1993 | MICHELE WILLENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE
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.
NEWS
March 14, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
NEWS
January 19, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
She sat on the end of the riser, facing 500 people under an immense white garden party tent on the lawn of a fabulous canyon estate. She had a glamorous look about her--she wore a short creamy suit with clunky boots, and her short hair was crimped and oiled and combed straight back off a face that was luminous--angelic even. She had that Beverly Hills aura: gorgeous, privileged, pampered. A stranger, you would guess, to suffering of any magnitude greater than a broken nail.
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