April 02, 2005

CBS planning Terri Schiavo movie for May sweeps

The tragic story of the death of Terri Schiavo will be the subject of a hastily put-together made-for-tv movie on CBS during next month's May sweeps.

Keri Russell will star as Terri, while Dean Cain will play her husband Michael.

No word on the title, or exactly what date CBS will carry the movie yet.

I was expecting Lifetime to yank one together first. Go figure.

UPDATE 4/4, 9:30A - It looks like I (and by extension WorldNet Daily) have been had. Apparently the Defamer ran an April Fools' story that WND picked up on 4/2. I grabbed it, figuring that since it ran on the 2nd, that it wasn't an April Fool story, plus I considered WND to be a news source that would have researched their stuff.

Shame on me.

Thanks to Wizbang for the heads up.

Posted by mhking at April 2, 2005 09:51 PM

You had me check to make sure this wasn't posted on the 1st. It's a great April Fool's joke. Except that apparently it's not...

Posted by: Jay at April 2, 2005 11:12 PM

I'm not surprised, I was expecting this.

Posted by: Cynthia at April 3, 2005 02:48 PM

I heard Mort Kondracke wrote a screenplay about Terri Schiavo. Is this his script, or...?

Posted by: Me at April 3, 2005 04:26 PM

CBS? If James Brolin is starring Bob Schindler this'll end up on Showtime. Heh.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 3, 2005 07:17 PM

I have read elsewhere that it was indeed an April Fool's joke! WND picked it up unquestioningly and reported it as news. IIRC it was Wizbang that had the info.

Posted by: Jay at April 3, 2005 09:14 PM

Heh. Part of the funny is that Dean Cain played Scott Peterson in the movie about that case.

Coming from CBS? No way.

Posted by: McGehee at April 4, 2005 09:53 AM

I wonder if they will re enact Michael slappin his ho around.

Posted by: Sgt Fluffy at April 4, 2005 02:11 PM

Good thing you didn't post this at the Dead Pool, unlike someone who is very very close to me...

Posted by: Victor at April 4, 2005 02:12 PM

Hoaxes are why I think blogs won't be as big as people are saying.

Posted by: DarkStar at April 4, 2005 06:55 PM
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