Fall TV Debuts Packed With Stars

Geena Davis, the statuesque actress who won an Academy Award for her supporting role in The Accidental Tourist but is perhaps best known for her star turn in Thelma & Louise, headlines ABC’s The Geena Davis Show. She stars as a career woman who finds love and an instant family with a widower.

Michael Richards, the first of the four Seinfeld stars to return to series television, landed an NBC sitcom titled The Michael Richards Show, playing private eye Vic Nardozza.

And Roseanne hubby John Goodman, with a number of quirky film roles to his credit, is making a TV comeback on the new Fox comedy Normal, Ohio, playing a gay man who moves back to his hometown to live with his sister and her family.

Designing Women veteran Delta Burke plays the first lady and In Living Color alumnus David Alan Grier co-stars as the Secret Service agent who protects her in DAG on NBC.

The cast of the steamy new Aaron Spelling drama on NBC, Titans, includes one-time Dallas star Victoria Principal and former Baywatch beauty Yasmine Bleeth.

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, whose film roles range from a priest in Stigmata to Satan in End of Days, stars in the ABC comedy Madigan Men. And Ellen Burstyn, celebrating the re-release of her 1973 film The Exorcist, plays a very different mother role on the new CBS drama That’s Life.

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