WHEN SYDNEY CONCOCTS A LIE ABOUT FAITH'S TRAGIC DEATH TO GET OUT OF A SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT, THE ENSUING MEDIA FRENZY RESTORES FAITH'S CELEBRITY STATUS -- BUT HER ATTEMPTED COMEBACK GOES AWRY WHEN HOPE IS THE ONE BASKING IN THE LIMELIGHT -- ON ABC'S "HOPE & FAITH"
"Faith Fairfield: 1980-2005" - When Faith advises Sydney to use a death-in-the-family excuse to get an extension on her term paper, Sydney concocts an extraordinary story that Faith met a tragic end. The media circus that follows restores Faith's celebrity status on television and in the press; however, Faith's attempt to seize the opportunity to make a comeback goes awry when Hope becomes a media darling as her grieving sister, on "Hope & Faith," FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Hope & Faith" stars Kelly Ripa as Faith, Faith Ford as Hope, Ted McGinley as Charley, Megan Fox as Sydney, Macey Cruthird as Hayley and Paulie Litt as Justin.
Guest starring are Alisha Davis as TV news anchor, Michael Malone as Faith Fan, Greg Vaccarello as fan no. 2, Christina Filiaggi as news reporter, Hyde Choate aka "Cadillac Jack" as Ted Phillips, Henny Russel as Tiffany and Dan Domingues as Spanish reporter.
Christina Filiaggi is one of the hosts of Chicago's top-rated afternoon drive talk show, "The Roe Conn Show," on WLS Radio. Hyde Choate, better known as "Cadillac Jack," is the host of Atlanta's number one country radio show on KICKS 101.5 and EAGLE 106.7.
"Faith Fairfield: 1980-2005" is written by Sean W. Cunningham and Marc Dworkin, and directed by Don Scardino.
"Hope & Faith" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via CC3.
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