Relive TV's soapy glory days at the 'Knots Landing' virtual reunion
Knots Landing alumni Michele Lee (left), Donna Mills and Joan Van Ark are participating in a virtual reunion this week. (Mark Von Holden / Invision / Associated Press)
This week, travel back in time to the picturesque cul-de-sac of Seaview Circle for a virtual reunion with the original cast of "Knots Landing".
Stars of the hit soap opera - including Michele Lee (Karen MacKenzie), Donna Mills (Abby Cunningham), Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing) and Ted Shackleford (Gary Ewing) - will perform a live episode of along with presenters Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley watch the pandemic web series "Stars in the House" Friday at 5 p.m. Pacific on YouTube and StarsintheHouse.com.
A spin-off of the smash series "Dallas," "Knots Landing," followed the intricate relationships and major life challenges faced by residents of the Southern California suburbs.
During the Stars in the House event, Knots Landing alumni will relive behind-the-scenes memories of the popular melodrama that premiered in 1979 and ran for 14 seasons before ending in 1993. The actors will also honor the late costar Kevin Dobson (Patrick MacKenzie), who died last month of heart failure due to an autoimmune deficiency.
Viewers can ask fan questions during the live stream, which also serves as a fundraising campaign for the COVID-19 relief efforts led by the Actors Fund. Others who have reunited for charity on Wesley's and Rudetsky's program this year include the cast of "Night at the Museum," "Scandal," "Melrose Place," "Glee," "30 Rock," "Frasier "and" Crazy "ex-girlfriend."
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
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