Several former cast members of “As the World Turns” will be returning to the CBS soap opera this week for the wedding of Nancy Hughes and Dan McCloskey (played by Helen Wagner, who’s been with the show since its beginning in 1956, and Dan Frazer). They include Farley Granger (as Earl Mitchell), Julianne Moore (as half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes), Janet Bell (as Mary Hughes) and Rosemary Prinz (as Penny Hughes). The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Samantha Eggar, who earned an Academy Award nomination in 1965 for “The Collector,” will appear in NBC’s remake of “Davy Crockett” for the new “Magical World of Disney” series. She’ll play a member of President Andrew Jackson’s White House staff who knew Crockett (Johnny Cash) in his youth.
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, father and son in real life, will play the same character at two stages of his life in “Nightbreaker,” a TV movie that’s being produced for cable’s new TNT channel. It’s about an award-winning neurologist who must come to terms with the fact that he was involved in nuclear testing 20 years earlier.
Public-TV station WNET in New York has received a $750,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help it develop and produce an eight-part series about dance. Presently known as “The Dance Project,” the series will look at how dance reflects various cultures around the world.