[06/23/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Family Premieres New Episode of 'Wildfire'

[via press release from ABC Family]


"Mothers" Airs Monday, July 11 (8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT)

Jason London Guest Stars

Burbank, CA (June 23, 2005) � ABC Family premieres a new episode of the original series WILDFIRE. "Mothers" airs Monday, July 11 (8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT).

In �Mothers� Barb, Kris�s mom, shows up at Raintree Ranch for a surprise visit, but when Jean�s engagement ring is stolen, Kris immediately accuses her mother of the theft.

Jean decides to deal with the financial troubles of the ranch by selling her engagement ring. Barb, Kris's mother, unexpectedly shows up and the Ritter's extend an invitation for her to stay. Todd Ritter develops a crush on Kris and Dani becomes involved with Bobby (a young bookie played by Jason London). Jean discovers her ring is missing, and Kris blames her mother (who has relapsed into substance abuse). Kris pushes her mother to leave, only to later realize that Matt took the ring. Junior helps Kris find Barb at the bus station, and confesses that he understands Kris's pain as his mother left years ago as well. Kris and Barb share a special moment before deciding that Kris should stay with her new family while Barb moves on with her own life.

WILDFIRE is ABC Family's first scripted drama, and had the highest series premiere in the history of the channel. A drama set in the world of horse racing, one-hour episodes air Mondays (8:00 � 9:00 PM ET/PT). The series, produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Piller� and The Segan Company, centers on the struggles of a teenage girl (gifted newcomer Genevieve Cortese) to turn her life around. The film also stars veteran actor Dennis Weaver ("McCloud"), Nana Visitor (�Star Trek: Deep Space Nine�), Greg Serano (�Kingpin�) and Micah Alberti ("All My Children").

  [june 2005]  


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