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[01/25/06 - 12:00 AM]
Award Winning Actors Patty Duke and Shelley Long Are the Best of Enemies in 'Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door,' a Two-Hour Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering February 4

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

AWARD WINNING ACTORS PATTY DUKE AND SHELLEY LONG ARE THE BEST OF ENEMIES IN �FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL NEXT DOOR,� A TWO-HOUR HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING FEBRUARY 4

Patrick Duffy and Bruce Boxleitner Star as the Future Fathers-in-Law

Emmy� Award winner Shelley Long (�Cheers�) and Academy Award�, Emmy� and Golden Globe winner Patty Duke (�The Miracle Worker,� �My Sweet Charlie�) star as Bridget Connolly (Duke) and Betsy Lucas (Long), two social climbing society mavens from Catalina Island who have engaged in a not-so-friendly rivalry for decades. But when Bridget�s daughter (Crystal Allen, �Maid in Manhattan�) returns home after a failed romance and falls in love with the boy next door, (Ken Marino, �What I Like About You�) her childhood friend and Betsy�s son, the two women try to put their differences aside for the sake of the children in �Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door,� a two-hour Hallmark Channel Original movie premiering Saturday, February 4 (9/8 c).

Patrick Duffy (�Step by Step�) and Bruce Boxleitner (�Babylon 5�) also star as best friends and golfing buddies who want no part of their wives� feud.

�Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door� is a Hallmark Entertainment presentation. Robert Halmi, Jr. and Larry Levinson are executive producers. Nick Lombardo, Steve Squillante and Amy Goldberg are co-executive producers. Kyle Clark and James Wilberger are producers. Armand Mastroianni directed and Sally Nemeth wrote the script. The Hallmark Channel Original movie is an Alpine Medien Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions.

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of more than 71 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through more than 5,200 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its award-winning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.

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· FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (HALLMARK)
· WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU (WB)











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