Next (Desperate Housewives)
"Next" is the second season premiere episode of the American comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, the 24th episode overall. It was broadcast in the United States on September 25, 2005, on ABC, it was directed by Larry Shaw. In the episode, Susan recovers from having been held hostage while Gabrielle attempts to salvage her marriage to her incarcerated husband, Carlos. Meanwhile, Bree deals with her mother-in-law following her husband's death and Lynette goes back to work; the episode introduces the mystery storyline revolving around Betty Applewhite and her family. According to Nielsen ratings, "Next" was watched by 28.4 million viewers, making it the most watched season premiere on ABC in nine years. The episode ranks as the second-most watched in series history, behind the first-season finale in May 2005; the episode received general positive reviews, with Cross earning universal praise for her performance. Critics enjoyed Woodard's acting as well as her character's storyline. Desperate Housewives focuses on the residents living in the suburban neighborhood of Wisteria Lane.
In previous episodes, Mike Delfino learns that he is the biological father of Zach Young, whose adopted parents, Mary Alice and Paul, killed Mike's previous girlfriend and Zach's biological mother years earlier. Mike kidnapped Paul and left him stranded in the desert while Zach holds Mike's current girlfriend, Susan Mayer hostage as part of his plan to kill Mike. Tom Scavo quit his job and decided to become a stay-at-home father, forcing his wife, Lynette to reenter the work force. Gabrielle Solis's affair with her teenage gardener, John Rowland, is exposed just as she discovers she is pregnant and her husband, Carlos, is sentenced to time in prison. Bree Van de Kamp learned that her husband, died while awaiting surgery. Betty Applewhite and her son, moved to Wisteria Lane. Mike arrives home to find Zach holding Susan hostage. Before Zach has the opportunity to kill Mike, Susan wrestles the gun away from him and Zach runs away. Susan discovers that Mike does not want to press charges against Zach, still missing.
When she questions him, Mike confesses. Susan tearfully congratulates Mike, but tells him that she cannot keep dating him if he continues to search for Zach, given Zach's history with her daughter Julie. Rex's mother, Phyllis Van de Kamp, comes to town for Rex's funeral, she and Bree clash heads throughout her visit when Phyllis claims that Bree made Rex miserable during his last years, prompting Bree to disinvite her from the funeral. Bree reconsiders. Bree changes Rex's tie in the middle of the funeral. With Carlos in prison, John assumes that he and Gabrielle will continue their relationship, but Gabrielle is livid after John told Carlos about their affair. Meanwhile, Carlos demands a paternity test. Unwilling to take a test, Gabrielle obtains another patient's results and passes them off to Carlos as her own. Carlos tells her that he is not satisfied. Lynette interviews for a job in an advertisement firm, her interviewer, an irritable woman named Nina Fletcher, is skeptical of Lynette's competence after learning that she has four children, but asks her to come back for a final interview with her boss anyway.
After Tom throws out his back, Lynette is forced to bring Penny, her toddler, to the second interview. Despite these unusual circumstances, Lynette manages to impress Nina's boss, Ed Ferrara, who hires her on the spot; as Betty, a former concert pianist, continues to get settled in the neighborhood, she agrees to play at Rex's funeral. She and Matthew bring a tray of food to a chained prisoner in their basement. "Next" was directed by Larry Shaw. While developing storylines for the second season, series creator Marc Cherry stated, "I want to keep finding new ways to talk about issues that relate to everyday women," explaining that the show needs to focus on "small, everyday issues" in order to keep the audience interested. Cherry cited the Lynette storyline as an example of this strategy: "Lynette will have a job next season, so I want to address how difficult it is to go to work all day and come home and be expected to take care of your house." Huffman recognized that her character's storylines needed a change of pace, but hoped that Lynette's domestic life would still play an integral role this season.
"My hope is to not get lost in the corporate world. "But how many times can you go,'Kids, clear your plates!'" The episode introduced Joely Fisher as Lynette's new boss, Nina Fletcher. Fisher describes her character as "nasty," elaborating: "Lynette has to come up against this tiger lady who never stops reminding Lynette that she's childless by choice. Though Nina is not a housewife, she is desperate in her own way." Due to the death of his character, Steven Culp did not return to the series for the second season. For the open casket scene in "Next", producers created a life mask of the actor. Savant was promoted to series regular after appearing as a rec
Desperate Housewives is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired for eight seasons on ABC from October 3, 2004 until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, Larry Shaw. Set on Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional town of Fairview in the fictional Eagle State, Desperate Housewives follows the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of their late friend and neighbor who committed suicide in the pilot episode; the storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, 2013–2017. They work through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their—on the surface—beautiful and perfect suburban neighborhood; the series features an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis.
Brenda Strong narrates the series as the late Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences. Desperate Housewives was well received by critics alike, it won multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. From the 2004–05 through the 2008–09 television seasons, its first five seasons were rated amongst the top ten most-watched series. In 2007, it was reported to be the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, with an audience of 120 million and was reported as the third most watched television series in a study of ratings in twenty countries. In 2012, it remained the most-watched comedy series internationally based on data from Eurodata TV Worldwide, which measured ratings across five continents. Moreover, it was the third highest revenue earning series for 2010, with $2.74 million per half an hour. The show was ranked at number fifty-six on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list. In 2011, it was confirmed. By the end of the series, it had surpassed Charmed as the longest running hour-long television series featuring all female leads by two episodes.
The first season premiered on October 3, 2004, introduces the four central characters of the show: Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van de Kamp and Gabrielle Solis, as well as their families and neighbors on Wisteria Lane. The main mystery of the season is the unexpected suicide of Mary Alice Young, the involvement of her husband Paul Young and their son Zach in the events leading up to it. Susan fights Edie Britt for the affection of new neighbor Mike Delfino, Lynette struggles to cope with her demanding children, Bree fights to save her marriage to Rex Van de Kamp, Gabrielle tries to prevent her husband Carlos Solis from discovering that she is having an affair with their gardener, John Rowland; the second season premiered on September 25, 2005, its central mystery is that of new neighbor Betty Applewhite, who moved onto Wisteria Lane in the middle of the night. She keeps some prisoner in her basement. Throughout the season, Bree tries to cope with being a widow, unknowingly begins dating the man who poisoned her husband, fights alcoholism, is unable to prevent the gap between her and her son Andrew Van de Kamp from growing to extremes.
She deals with her daughter Danielle's new romance with Matthew Applewhite. Susan's love life becomes more complicated as her ex-husband Karl Mayer is engaged to Edie and has started to lean towards Susan. Lynette goes back to her career in advertising while her husband Tom Scavo becomes a stay-at-home father, Gabrielle decides to be faithful to Carlos, begins preparations to have a child. Paul is framed and sent to jail not for the murder he committed in the previous season, but for a fake one; the third season premiered on September 24, 2006. In the third season, Bree marries Orson Hodge, whose past and involvement with a discovered dead body becomes the main mystery of the season. Meanwhile, Lynette has to adjust to the arrival of Tom's unknown daughter and her mother to the family; the Scavos experience tension as Tom wants to start a pizzeria. Gabrielle goes through a rough divorce, but finds new love in Fairview's new mayor. After being run over by Orson in the previous season finale, Mike falls into a coma and suffers from amnesia when he wakes up.
Edie sees her chance to make her move on Mike, her family relations are explored throughout the season. Susan loses hope that Mike's memory will return and in the process moves on to a handsome Englishman whose wife is in a coma, while her daughter Julie Mayer starts dating Edie's nephew. Elderly neighbor Karen McCluskey hides something in her freezer. A shooting at the local grocery store leaves two characters dead and changes everyone's lives forever; the fourth season premiered on September 30, 2007, its main mystery revolves around new neighbor Katherine Mayfair and her family, who return to Wisteria Lane after twelve years away. Lynette battles cancer.
A television show is any content produced for broadcast via over-the-air, cable, or internet and viewed on a television set, excluding breaking news, advertisements, or trailers that are placed between shows. Television shows are most scheduled well ahead of time and appear on electronic guides or other TV listings. A television show might be called a television program if it lacks a narrative structure. A television series is released in episodes that follow a narrative, are divided into seasons or series – yearly or semiannual sets of new episodes. A show with a limited number of episodes may be called serial, or limited series. A one-time show may be called a "special". A television film is a film, broadcast on television rather than released in theaters or direct-to-video. Television shows can be viewed as they are broadcast in real time, be recorded on home video or a digital video recorder for viewing, or be viewed on demand via a set-top box or streamed over the internet; the first television shows were experimental, sporadic broadcasts viewable only within a short range from the broadcast tower starting in the 1930s.
Televised events such as the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany, the 1937 coronation of King George VI in the UK, David Sarnoff's famous introduction at the 1939 New York World's Fair in the US spurred a growth in the medium, but World War II put a halt to development until after the war. The 1947 World Series inspired many Americans to buy their first television set and in 1948, the popular radio show Texaco Star Theater made the move and became the first weekly televised variety show, earning host Milton Berle the name "Mr Television" and demonstrating that the medium was a stable, modern form of entertainment which could attract advertisers; the first national live television broadcast in the US took place on September 4, 1951 when President Harry Truman's speech at the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco was transmitted over AT&T's transcontinental cable and microwave radio relay system to broadcast stations in local markets. The first national color broadcast in the US occurred on January 1, 1954.
During the following ten years most network broadcasts, nearly all local programming, continued to be in black-and-white. A color transition was announced for the fall of 1965, during which over half of all network prime-time programming would be broadcast in color; the first all-color prime-time season came just one year later. In 1972, the last holdout among daytime network shows converted to color, resulting in the first all-color network season. Television shows are more varied than most other forms of media due wide variety formats and genres that can be presented. A show may non-fictional, it may be historical. They could be instructional or educational, or entertaining as is the case in situation comedy and game shows. A drama program features a set of actors playing characters in a historical or contemporary setting; the program follows their adventures. Except for soap opera-type serials, many shows before the 1980s, remained static without story arcs, the main characters and premise changed little.
If some change happened to the characters' lives during the episode, it was undone by the end. Because of this, the episodes could be broadcast in any order. Since the 1980s, there are many series that feature progressive change to the plot, the characters, or both. For instance, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere were two of the first American prime time drama television series to have this kind of dramatic structure. While the series, Babylon 5 is an extreme example of such production that had a predetermined story running over its intended five-season run. In 2012, it was reported that television was growing into a larger component of major media companies' revenues than film; some noted the increase in quality of some television programs. In 2012, Academy-Award-winning film director Steven Soderbergh, commenting on ambiguity and complexity of character and narrative, stated: "I think those qualities are now being seen on television and that people who want to see stories that have those kinds of qualities are watching television."
When a person or company decides to create a new series, they develop the show's elements, consisting of the concept, the characters, the crew, cast. They "pitch" it to the various networks in an attempt to find one interested enough to order a prototype first episode of the series, known as a pilot. Eric Coleman, an animation executive at Disney, told an interviewer, "One misconception is that it's difficult to get in and pitch your show, when the truth is that development executives at networks want much to hear ideas, they want much to get the word out on what types of shows they're looking for."To create the pilot, the structure and team of the whole series must be put together. If audiences respond well to the pilot, the network will pick up the show to air it the next season. Sometimes they save it for mid-season, or father review. Other times, they pass forcing the show's creator to "shop it around" to other networks. Many shows never make it past the pilot stage; the show hires a stable of writers, who usually
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005 film)
Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with 18 kids. It is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name Directed by Raja Gosnell, it stars Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo and was released on November 23, 2005, it was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Nickelodeon Movies, Robert Simonds Company, was distributed by Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures. Frank Beardsley is a widowed U. S. Coast Guard admiral who moves back to his hometown of New London, Connecticut with his 8 kids from his previous marriage. Helen North, a widowed handbag designer with ten kids takes a more relaxed approach on life. After unexpectedly encountering each other at a restaurant while on separate dates, they do so again at their 30-year high school reunion. Rekindling their old sparks and Helen decide to marry in a private ceremony, to the Beardsley and North kids' shock, they move into a new home on the same property where they shared their first kiss, joined by the North children's numerous pets, Frank's housekeeper, Mrs. Munion.
It soon becomes apparent that Frank has a regimented view of how things should be done, whereas Helen is an artist with a more free-spirited, lackadaisical attitude. Their respective children are shocked by the news of their parents' quick wedding and do not get along well at first turning a planned lighthouse renovation project into an all-out paint fight. Frank's oldest son, calls a meeting among his siblings and explains that they can better rid themselves of their new situation by joining forces to make their parents' respective philosophical differences apparent, which will cause them to fight, but while doing so, they begin to bond, attending their siblings' soccer games and helping William in his class president campaign. A short time Frank and Helen attend a formal Coast Guard dinner where his superior, Commandant Sherman offers him the opportunity to be his successor, he respectfully declines it, citing both his obligation to the Coast Guard Academy and his new family. Meanwhile, as the young children have a food fight upstairs in the bedroom, the older ones throw a wild party downstairs.
When their parents return to find the place in total chaos, Frank is furious and Helen's more laid-back approach only angers him more. This causes their worst fight yet, the children, realizing how happy their parents have been together, begin to realize that they might have pushed things too far; the next day, Frank informs Helen that he has decided to take the position as Commandant after all, they schedule a family meeting to inform the children. As the children return home from school, jubilant over having defended their younger siblings from bullies and with the news of William having won the class election, Frank deflates the mood by telling them of his decision to accept the new position. Feeling guilty for having torn their parents apart, they set about undoing their mistakes enlisting Helen to aid in their efforts. Together, the older ones launch the family's boat in an effort to catch Frank, but he is convinced that Helen no longer wants to be with him, until he sees her turn on the lighthouse spotlight.
Reunited, they tie the knot once again, this time with the children involved. Dennis Quaid as Frank Beardsley Rene Russo as Helen North Sean Faris as William Beardsley Katija Pevec as Christina Beardsley Dean Collins as Harry Beardsley Tyler Patrick Jones as Michael Beardsley Haley Ramm as Kelly Beardsley Bridger and Brecken Palmer as Otter and Ely Beardsley Ty Panitz as Ethan Beardsley Danielle Panabaker as Phoebe North Drake Bell as Dylan North Lil' JJ as Jimi North Miki Ishikawa as Naoko North Miranda Cosgrove as Joni North Slade Pearce as Mick North Andrew Vo as Lau North Jennifer and Jessica Habib as Bina and Marisa North Nicholas Roget-King as Aldo North Rip Torn as Commandant Sherman Linda Hunt as Mrs. Munion Jerry O'Connell as Max Algrant Josh Henderson as Nick De Pietro Jenica Bergere as Claudia David Koechner as Captain Darrell Edwards Dan Mott as Pizza Delivery Guy Quaid and some of the child actors appeared on the November 22, 2005 episode of Dr. Phil to promote the film; the film opened at number three, with an opening weekend of $17,461,108 in the US.
Its final North American box office was $53,412,862, its international box office was $18,615,890, earning a combined total of $72,028,752, well above its $45 million production budget. The film received negative reviews from critics but mixed to positive reviews from audiences. On Rotten Tomatoes it has an approval rating of 6% based on 106 reviews with an average rating of 3.3/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The initial set-up is unbelievable, the plotting is predictable and stale, the comedy depends on repetitive pratfalls that soon get old." On Metacritic, it has a score of 38 out of 100 based on 25 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave it an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale. Hawk Nelson performed a song featuring Drake Bell, entitled "Bring Em' Out", as the film's main theme song; the group itself performs during the party sequence. Paramount Home Entertainment released the film on VHS on February 28, 2006, which would be the last Nickelodeon Movies title to be issued on VHS.
A "Special Collector's Edition" was released on DVD the same date and included such special features as deleted scenes, audio commentary, theatrical trailers, behind-the-scenes documentaries. The film was re-released on DVD on Oct
Desperate Housewives (season 2)
The second season of the American dramedy-mystery television series Desperate Housewives commenced airing in the United States on September 25, 2005 and concluded on May 21, 2006. The season continues the story of the Wisteria Lane residents, while their perfect lives in the suburban neighborhood are shaken by the arrival of the mysterious Betty Applewhite. Broadcast in the Sunday night time slot at 9.00 ET, the season aired twenty-four regular episodes, including a two-part season finale. In addition, three clip shows were produced for the season, in order to put the previous events of the show in perspective. "All the Juicy Details" aired before the eleventh episode, detailing the most memorable events of the season's first half, whereas "The More You Know, The Juicier It Gets", which aired before the twentieth episode, prepared the viewers for the anticipated season finale. "Time to Come Clean" aired three weeks before the inception of the third season, reviewed the previous mysteries of the series before introducing the new story lines.
The second season had fourteen roles receiving star billing, out of whom eleven were part of the first season's main cast. The main story lines of the season were Susan Mayer's relationship with her former husband, Gabrielle Solis' upcoming motherhood, Lynette Scavo's return to work and the death of Bree Van de Kamp's husband; the season received negative reviews from television critics, noting Marc Cherry's lack of involvement in the production as one of the main reasons for the series' decreasing quality. Cherry has since said that he regrets most of the second season and that ABC's decision to order an additional episode for the season forced the series to work on an abbreviated schedule. However, the main cast members, as well as the guest stars, received critical acclaim, resulting in numerous awards and nominations; the highest rated episode of the season was the season premiere, watched by 28.36 million viewers, with a 10.1 rating, being the series' second highest rated episode to date.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment released the season on DVD in the United States and Canada on August 29, 2006. Marc Cherry, Tom Spezialy, Michael Edelstein returned as executive producers for the second season of the series. Screenwriter Kevin Murphy returned to the series, this season as a co-executive producer alongside George W. Perkins, Chris Black, Joey Murphy and John Pardee. All but Edelstein and Pardee served as writers. Season one writers Alexandra Cunningham, Jenna Bans, Kevin Etten, Josh Senter were joined by new series writers Bruce Zimmerman, Dahvi Waller, Alan Cross, Ellie Herman, Jim Lincoln, Scott Sanford Tobis. Bans and Senter became story editors. Nine directors serviced Desperate Housewives, including season one directors Larry Shaw, David Grossman and Arlene Sanford. Wendey Stanzler, Robert Duncan McNeill, Pam Thomas, Randy Zisk, Stephen Cragg, Tom Cherones directed episodes of the series for the first time during this season. Cherry left a majority of the season's writing to other staff members, which many critics faulted as the reason for the decreasing quality of the series.
Edelstein left the series after the first thirteen episodes of the season, Spezialy followed in May 2006. Cherry has since said that he regrets most of the second season and that ABC's decision to order an additional episode for the season forced the series to work on an abbreviated schedule. Cast member Teri Hatcher has mentioned production problems during filming for the series' second season, including incomplete or delayed scripts, whereas fellow cast members Marcia Cross, James Denton, Felicity Huffman have all expressed concerns of the series' declining quality both with the writing staff and the press. Colonial Street, the location of Wisteria Lane set for the series, went through additional changes prior to production on the second season; the cul-de-sac, known as "Circle Drive" by crew members, was remodeled. Unseen in first season, "Circle Drive" contained a church facade, replaced by Edie Britt's second home, the Colonial Mansion building, destroyed and replaced with a park for the series.
While developing storylines for the second season, series creator Marc Cherry stated, "I want to keep finding new ways to talk about issues that relate to everyday women," explaining that the show needs to focus on "small, everyday issues" in order to keep the audience interested. Cherry cited the Lynette storyline as an example of this strategy: "Lynette will be returning to her advertising roots next season, so I want to address how difficult it is to go to work all day and come home and be expected to take care of your house." Huffman recognized that her character's storylines needed a change of pace, but hoped that Lynette's domestic life would still play an integral role this season. "My hope is to not get lost in the corporate world. "But how many times can you go,'Kids, clear your plates!'" The season premiere introduced Lynette's new boss, Nina Fletcher, portrayed by Joely Fisher who describes her character as "nasty", elaborating: "Lynette has to come up against this tiger lady who never stops reminding Lynette that she's childless by choice.
Though Nina is not a housewife, she is desperate in her own way." Due to the death of his character, Steven Culp did not return to the series for the second season, but provided his face for the open casket scene in the season premiere, which saw the producers create a life mask of the actor. Doug Savant was promoted to series regular after appearing as a recurring guest star throughout the first season; the season saw the promotion of Alfre Woodard and Mehcad Brooks to series regulars, a
Shawn Caminiti Pyfrom is an American actor who has appeared in several television series and films, is best known for his portrayal of Andrew Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, as Lionel Griff in Playhouse Disney's Stanley. Pyfrom was born in Florida, he is of Welsh, Dutch, German, Hungarian and Irish descent. "Caminiti", his middle name, is the maiden name of Gail. Pyfrom has an older brother named a younger sister named Amber, he is known for his recurring role as Andrew Van de Kamp, the son of Bree Van de Kamp and the late Rex Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives. He played the role, as a recurring guest appearance, throughout the show's first season. After appearing in the entire second season as a supporting cast member, appearing in the third season and fourth season, he returned in the fifth season as a full-fledged series regular. Shawn appeared in the Walt Disney Pictures film The Shaggy Dog opposite Tim Allen and Kristin Davis, the film The Darkroom opposite Erin Foster.
In 2009, Pyfrom left Desperate Housewives as a series regular, but continued to make frequent guest appearances, including the series finale. In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in 2014 by overdose, Pyfrom admitted five-month recovery as of February 2014 from drug addiction and alcoholism. 1998: Pumpkine Man 1998: From the Earth to the Moon 1998: A Wing and a Prayer 1999: Belle's Tales of Friendship 1999: H-E Double Hockey Sticks 1999: Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story 1999: Michael Landon, the Father I Knew 2000: A Day in a Life 2000: Pay It Forward 2001: Not Another Teen Movie 2001: Stanley 2002: Cabin Fever 2003: My Life with Men 2004-2012: Desperate Housewives 2006: The Shaggy Dog 2006: The Darkroom 2009: The Alyson Stoner Project 2009: Tanner Hall 2013: Killing Lincoln 2017: Hard Surfaces 1995: Sing Me a Story with Belle 1996: The Reppies 1998: Chicago Hope 1998: Ellen 1998: L. A. Doctors 1998: The Drew Carey Show 1999: Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2000: The Kids from Room 402 2000: 7th Heaven 2000: Touched by an Angel 2000: The Trouble with Normal 2000: Family Guy 2001: State of Grace 2001: 7th Heaven 2001: The Division 2001: Family Guy 2001: Reba 2002: State of Grace 2002: Malcolm in the Middle 2003: Oliver Beene 2003: The Division 2003: The Brothers Garcia 2004: Century City 2004: Still Standing 2004: Nip/Tuck 2004: 8 Simple Rules 2005: Still Standing 2009: CSI: Miami Shawn Pyfrom on IMDb TVNZ biography of Shawn
Linda Dano is an American actress and businesswoman. She is well-known for her roles in daytime drama, in particular Gretel Rae Cummings on One Life to Live and Felicia Gallant on Another World. Dano co-hosted the talk show Attitudes on Lifetime and has had a long-running clothing and home furnishings line with QVC, first partnering with the home shopping channel in 1993. Dano was born Linda Rae Wildermuth in Long Beach, California, to Ted Wildermuth. Dano was married to advertising executive Frank Attardi for over 20 years until his death in 2004, she has three step grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. In the mid to late 1970s Dano appeared in such television police and detective dramas as Ironside, Police Woman, Harry O, The Rockford Files, Starsky & Hutch, Charlie’s Angels and CHiPS, as well as in Emergency!, Barney Miller and The Six Million Dollar Man. Dano was cast in the short-lived 1975 NBC comedy series The Montefuscos, cancelled after three episodes were broadcast and ran for seven.
She had small roles in the movies The Last Survivors, The Nurse Killer, The Night That Panicked America, The Shadow of Chikara. After years of being on contract to 20th Century Fox alongside such actors as Tom Selleck, Dano joined the ABC soap opera One Life to Live in the role of Gretel Cummings from 1978 to 1980. From 1981 to 1982 she played Cynthia Haines on. Dano next portrayed romance novelist Felicia Gallant on Another World from 1982 until the show's cancellation on June 25, 1999, her performance winning her the Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actress in 1993, she was nominated for Leading Actress Emmys in 1994 and 1996, for Supporting Actress in 1992. On June 28, 1999, Dano returned to One Life now calling herself "Rae" Cummings; the character appeared on the three other ABC soap operas at the time — All My Children, General Hospital, Port Charles — in a crossover storyline, the first time a daytime character had appeared on four series. In 2003 Dano was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Supporting Actress for the role, left One Life to Live on March 13, 2004.
In 2005, Dano appeared as Lena Kendall on CBS's Guiding Light. Dano was impersonated on NBC's Saturday Night Live in the late 1980s by Nora Dunn. Lifetime Television dedicated an episode of its Intimate Portrait celebrity biography series to Dano in 2000. From 1987 until 1992, she co-hosted the Lifetime talk show Attitudes and has both been a guest and guest-host on The View. Dano hosted an Another World reunion special on SOAPnet in 2003 for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Special. Dano has written a style and fashion column for Soap Opera Digest on and off for years, has had her own merchandise lines on QVC. In 1999 she won the Accessories Council of Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to consumer awareness. During and since her run in daytime, Dano has guest-starred on television series like Homicide: Life on the Street, Desperate Housewives, What I Like About You, as well as the 2007 film Reservation Road. In 2005 Dano appeared as the title character in Mame at the Bucks Playhouse.
During her run on Another World, Dano co-wrote at least one romance novel published under the name of her character Felicia Gallant. Gallant, with Rebecca Flanders. Dreamweaver. Harlequin. ISBN 0-373-97012-9. OCLC 11693590. Donna Ball was a co-author. Dano, with Anne Kyle. Looking Great: Fashion Authority and Television Star Linda Dano Shares Her Style and Beauty Secrets to Help You Look Your Best. G. P. Putnam's Sons. ISBN 0-399-52387-1. OCLC 35688092. Dano, with Anne Kyle. Living Great: Style Expert and Television Star Linda Dano Shows You How to Bring Style Home With Her Easy, Affordable Decorating Ideas and Techniques. Putnam. ISBN 0-399-14392-0. OCLC 37782918. For several years Dano has worked with organizations to tackle medical conditions such as depression and Alzheimer's disease, her father's life was taken by the effects of Alzheimer's and she would battle depression after the double loss of her husband as well as her mother, Evelyn, a week-and-a-half afterward, with mother showing signs of dementia before her death.
Dano is active in such groups as HeartShare, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the National Alzheimer's Association and Support Partners, among others. Dano is a patron of the Catholic Guardian Society of New York. HeartShare Human Services of New York bestows an annual "Linda Dano Award". Official website Linda Dano on IMDb Exclusive Interview with Linda Dano Linda Dano at Library of Congress Authorities, with 2 catalog records Note; the U. S. library covers Taylor Brady as a real name, citing Contemporary Authors, rather than a pseudonym of Donna Ball, or Ball and Shannon Harper. It treats all books published under the name Rebecca Flanders as collaborations of Brady and Dano