or


[11/30/04 - 12:00 AM]
Saving Milly,' a New Television Movie Starring Madeline Stowe and Bruce Greenwood, Has Started Production in Vancouver for Broadcast on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

"SAVING MILLY," A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE STARRING MADELINE STOWE AND BRUCE GREENWOOD, HAS STARTED PRODUCTION IN VANCOUVER FOR BROADCAST ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Based on Morton Kondracke's Best-Selling Book Saving Milly

SAVING MILLY, a new television movie starring Madeline Stowe ("The Last of the Mohicans") and Bruce Greenwood ("Being Julia"), has begun production in Vancouver for broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The drama, based on the best-selling book and real-life journey of political journalist Morton Kondracke, recounts his inspiring love story with his activist wife, Milly, and the dramatic change in their lives in the years after she is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

As a young journalist in Chicago in the '60s, Mort Kondracke envisioned marrying a Vassar graduate whose status would facilitate his goal of becoming a top Washington journalist. His calculated plans go awry when he meets and marries Milly Martinez, a brash part-Mexican, part-Catholic, part-Jewish liberal activist who captures his heart. In Washington, D.C., the loving, strong-willed partners build a passionate and volatile marriage while debating everything from politics to how to raise their two daughters as well as her insatiable, all-consuming desire to save the world by championing a never-ending list of causes -- all overshadowed by Mort's struggle with alcoholism.

In 1987, their lives take a dramatic turn when Milly notices a change in her handwriting and numbness in her fingers. After a series of tests, her worst fears are confirmed and, at the age of 47, Milly is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Holding to his promise of "in sickness and in health," Mort changes his focus from being a die-hard careerist to becoming a devoted caregiver and Parkinson's advocate and the love between the couple grows stronger. Then, as her illness progresses, his life becomes committed to saving Milly.

SAVING MILLY is being produced by Dan Curtis/Dan Blatt Productions. Dan Curtis ("The Love Letter"), Dan Blatt ("When Angels Come to Town") and David Kennedy ("Our Fathers") are the Executive Producers, along with Frances Croke Page and Elaine Frontain Bryant from Magna Global Entertainment. Dan Curtis will direct the movie. Jeff Arch ("Sleepless in Seattle") wrote the screenplay which is based on the book, Saving Milly by Morton Kondracke.

SAVING MILLY marks the first CBS Television movie that is co-produced by Magna Global Entertainment, an industry leader in advertiser-supplied programming. Johnson & Johnson, The Kellogg Company, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and Unilever, members of the Family Friendly Programming Forum, are participating sponsors of the movie. The Family Friendly Programming Forum encourages the Networks to broadcast more primetime shows between the hours of 8:00-10:00 PM that families can enjoy watching together.





  [november 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· OUR FATHERS (SHOWTIME)
· SAVING MILLY (CBS)
· WHEN ANGELS COME TO TOWN (CBS)





[03/23/17 - 02:46 PM]
CBS Announces Mario Lopez as Host of "Candy Crush" Premiering Sunday, July 9 on CBS
In the new CBS series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology.

[03/23/17 - 02:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Ensemble Cast for Global Scripted Event Series "The Long Road Home," Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller
Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, E.J. Bonilla, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Sisto star in the eight-part series.

[03/23/17 - 01:49 PM]
Bobby Moynihan Cast as Titular Voice of "Happy" for Syfy!
Moynihan joins the previously announced cast led by Chris Meloni, along with Lili Mirojnick, Patrick Fischler, Ritchie Coster and Zabryna Guevara.

[03/23/17 - 01:31 PM]
Amazon Studios to Launch Season Two of "Fortitude" on Prime Video in the US on Friday, April 14
Season two resumes as an Amazon Original Series with noted actor Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point) joining the ensemble cast.

[03/23/17 - 11:15 AM]
Eliza Dushku Joins the #1 New Series "Bull"
Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) when a member of his Trial Analysis Corporation team faces prison time.

[03/23/17 - 10:35 AM]
Spike TV Renews "Ink Master" for Season Ten and Greenlights "Ink Master Angels" Special
Season 9 of "Ink Master" debuts this June along with new episodes of spin-off series "Ink Master: Redemption."

[03/23/17 - 10:14 AM]
Final Four Episodes of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" Beginning April 25 at 10PM on Science Channel
Freeman will challenge audiences once again to think about daring questions while taking a deeper look at the science behind topics such as hidden forces in the universe, aging, the future of Earth, and gun violence.

[03/23/17 - 10:07 AM]
Peabody Award-Winning Drama Series "The Leftovers" Returns for Its Third and Final Season April 16 on HBO
The Peabody Award-winning drama series follows the lives that were forever changed by the event that shook the world on October 14.

[03/23/17 - 09:25 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49.

[03/23/17 - 09:06 AM]
Video: "The Handmaid's Tale" Full-Length Trailer Now Available
The series premieres with three episodes on April 26 with subsequent episodes streaming weekly on Wednesdays.

[03/23/17 - 09:03 AM]
E!'s "Second Wives Club" Premieres Thursday May 4th at 9PM ET/PT
The eight-episode, hour-long docu-series - previously known as "Famously Married" - follows six women who are married or engaged to wealthy, powerful men.

[03/23/17 - 09:01 AM]
Starz to Premiere Comedy Legend Documentary, "Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg," on Network Television on March 31st
Klein, Billy Crystal, Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Don Rickles and Ray Romano are among those featured.

[03/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
History's New Series "Road Hauks" Premieres Saturday, April 8 Following the Return of "Counting Cars"
Kenny Hauk and his crew of expert mechanics and fabricators at Hauk Designs are history buffs who pride themselves on the ability to make builds that are both historic and have high-horsepower.

[03/23/17 - 08:02 AM]
Unbreakable! First Look and Guest Stars Announced for "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" Season 3
This season brings some incredible new guest stars to Kimmy's world, including Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph.

[03/23/17 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Renews 18 Series for the 2017-2018 Season
Among the pickups are newcomers "Bull," "Kevin Can Wait," "MacGyver," "Man with a Plan" and "Superior Donuts."