or


[12/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
Diane Keaton Stars in "Surrender Dorothy," a New Television Movie to Be Broadcast JaN. 1 on the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

DIANE KEATON STARS IN "SURRENDER DOROTHY," A NEW TELEVISION MOVIE TO BE BROADCAST JAN. 1 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tom Everett Scott and Alexa Davalos Also Star

SURRENDER DOROTHY, a new television movie starring Academy Award winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Diane Keaton ("Annie Hall," "Something's Gotta Give," "Marvin's Room," "Reds"), will be broadcast as the "CBS Sunday Movie," Sunday, Jan. 1 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The drama centers around Natalie (Keaton), a mother who, following the accidental death of her only child Sara, (Davalos), decides to move into the summer house Sara shared with friends to try to learn more about their relationships with her daughter and to find her daughter's diary. Tom Everett Scott ("ER") and Alexa Davalos ("The Chronicles of Riddick") also star.

Natalie and Sara are as close as a mother and daughter can be and share every detail of their lives with one another. When Sara dies suddenly in a car accident, Natalie's world is shaken to the core. Confused and not knowing where to turn, Natalie visits the last place that Sara spent time, a summer home she shared with a group of young friends, in an attempt to hold on to Sara and to gain insight into their relationships with her child. She also desperately wants to find her daughter's personal diary.

But what was initially a drop-in visit turns into a longer stay as Natalie gets to know each of Sara's friends, especially Adam (Scott), a gay playwright who thought of Sara as his muse and who was in the car with her the day she died. Long-held secrets are slowly revealed as Natalie spends time with everyone in the household, making them all feel vulnerable and exposed. Then, as both Natalie and Sara's friends see the special place that Sara held in their lives, they begin to understand more about their late friend and the effect she had on all who knew her.

Diane Keaton's television credits include the movies "Crossed Over," on the Network, "On Thin Ice" and "Sister Mary Explains It All." Her extensive feature film credits include "Town & Country," "The First Wives Club," "Father of the Bride," "Father of the Bride, Part II," "The Good Mother," "Baby Boom" "Crimes of the Heart," "Mrs. Soffel," "The Little Drummer Girl," "Manhattan," and "The Godfather," "The Godfather: Part II" and "The Godfather: Part III."

Tom Everett Scott's television credits include the series "Philly" and "The Street" and guest appearances in "Will & Grace," "ER," "Grace Under Fire" and "Law and Order." His feature film credits include "Attraction," "Boiler Room," "The Love Letter," "River Red," "Dead Man on Campus," "An American Werewolf in Paris" and "That Thing You Do!"

Alexa Davalos appeared in several episodes of the series "Angel" as well as in the television movie "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself." Her feature film credits include "The Chronicles of Riddick" and "The Ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald."

SURRENDER DOROTHY was produced by Stu Segall Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Diane Keaton, Bill Robinson ("Elephant") and Academy Award winner Wendy Finerman ("Forrest Gump," "Stepmom") are the executive producers; Diana Kerew ("Hitler: The Rise of Evil") is the producer. Matthew McDuffie ("The Stranger Beside Me") wrote the script based on the book by Meg Wolitzer.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [december 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AND STARRING PANCHO VILLA AS HIMSELF (HBO)
· ANGEL (WB)
· ANN RULE PRESENTS: THE STRANGER BESIDE ME (USA)
· CROSSED OVER (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· ER (NBC)
· HITLER: THE RISE OF EVIL (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· ON THIN ICE (LIFETIME)
· PHILLY (ABC)
· STREET, THE (FOX)
· SURRENDER, DOROTHY (CBS)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)









[11/25/14 - 05:08 PM]
Remaining Episodes of "Selfie" Will Be Available Weekly Starting Today on Hulu with a Plus Subscription
The series previously aired Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:35 PM]
Video: Six New Videos for "Archer" Season Six
The electrifying new season of "Archer" premieres January 8 on FX.

[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 12:18 PM]
Video: "Real World: Skeletons" Trailer
The franchise's 30th installment rolls out on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:54 AM]
MTV to Air Two New Specials "True Life Presents: Crazy Young Love" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 10 PM ET/PT and "Growing Up Greek" on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11 PM ET/PT
The former docudrama special follows three couples as they document the highs and lows of being young and obsessively in love.

[11/25/14 - 11:33 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Cast to Be Announced Live On Air During Logo TV's 2014 "New Now Next Awards"
The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 14 elite drag performers who'll comprise the seventh season cast will be lifted via a series of OMFG interstitials interspersed throughout the "New Now Next" telecast on Sunday, December 7.

[11/25/14 - 11:19 AM]
The CW Gives "Hart of Dixie" Fans an Early Holiday Present
Look for the season premiere to now debut on Monday, December 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 10:37 AM]
Syfy Invites You Inside "The Bazillion Dollar Club"
The high-adrenaline, high-stakes docu-series immerses viewers in the brilliant and cut-throat world of today's forward thinking innovators.

[11/25/14 - 10:23 AM]
Video: WGN America Releases Spellbinding Teaser for Season Two of "Salem," Set to Return in April
In season two, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 09:03 AM]
BBC America's Critically-Acclaimed Original Series "Orphan Black" Adds to Cast
Justin Chatwin and James Frain join the channel's hit original drama for its third season, which is currently in production and set to return in 2015.