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'Red Band Society' takes its cues from 'The Breakfast Club,' 'My So-Called Life'
'Red Band Society' takes its cues from 'The Breakfast Club,' 'My So-Called Life'

It's easy to view Fox's "Red Band Society" as a tearjerker given its premise -- it centers on a group of teenagers with serious illnesses who form unlikely bonds while living in a pediatric ward of a Los Angeles hospital. But don't be surprised if the show calls up the feel of '80s coming-of-age classic "The Breakfast Club." The show's executive producers, Margaret Nagle and Justin Falvey, as well as its sprawling cast that includes Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable, were on hand Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills to discuss the series, and the show's resemblance to the John Hughes film was touched on. ...

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