ONE LIE LEADS TO ANOTHER WHEN JOHN MAKES UP A STORY TO CONVINCE ART TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO WORK FOR HIM,
ON "CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE," WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5
"The Work of Art" -- The lies start to snowball when John lies to Art to get him to work for him at his mother's request, on CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, Wednesday, Jan. 5 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Andy Ackerman directed the episode from a script by Eric Zicklin.
When Marge confidentially tells John that Art seems depressed since he retired, John makes up a story to get Art to come to work with him. However, Art's domineering presence at work forces John lie to Tommy about why Art's there and Marge's desire to spend every moment of her new spare time with Kate makes Kate lie to get out of a date with her. Finally, John confronts his mother who may have told the biggest lie of all.
John Barnett: John Goodman
Kate Barnett: Jean Smart
Tommy Barnett: Diedrich Bader
Lily Barnett Manning: Melinda McGraw
Miles Barnett: Spencer Breslin
Art Barnett: Ed Asner
Marge Barnett: Olympia Dukakis
Victor: David Hornsby
RATING: To Be Announced