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CBS Announces Movie, Miniseries Slate for 2005-06

Jun 16, 2005  •  Post A Comment

CBS announced Thursday it is planning made-for-TV movies and miniseries that will profile the lives of Pope John Paul II and Martha Stewart as well as films for the Christmas and Halloween holidays.

CBS will also film a sequel to last season’s “Category 6: Day of Destruction,” called “Category 7: The end of the World,” that tells the story of a super storm that ravages Washington. CBS will shoot a prequel to last year’s “Stone Cold” called “Jesse Stone, Night Passage” starring Tom Selleck.

Other TV movie projects include the plane crash thriller “Mayday” and the terrorist-themed “Time Bomb.” Diane Keaton and Tom Everett Scott are scheduled to star in the TV movie “Surrender Dorothy,” a family drama about a woman who moves into her daughter’s house after her accidental death. For Halloween CBS will run “Vampire Bats” and for Christmas air the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation “Silver Bells,” starring Anne Heche and Tate Donovan.

Cybill Shepard will play the title role in the miniseries “Martha Stewart: Behind Bars.” “Pope John Paul II” will shoot in Rome and profile the late pontiff’s life.

Other Hallmark films include “The Water Is Wide,” starring Alfre Woodard and Frank Langella, and “In From the Night,” starring Marcia Gay Harden and Kate Nelligan.

Theatricals airing in 2005-06 include “About Schmidt,” “Die Another Day,” “Panic Room,” “Something’s Gotta Give” and “The Sum of All Fears.”