Raquel Welch is the latest actress to travel to Australia to make a TV movie. Unlike the films that starred Linda Evans, Linda Lavin and Donna Mills, however, hers will not take place Down Under. Instead, “Trouble in Paradise” is about a widow on a sea voyage who gets stranded on an island with the ship’s second mate (Jack Thompson)--a man, CBS tells us, “whose sexual appetite is exceeded only by his drinking.”
Mike Hammer is coming back, with Stacy Keach reprising his role as the hard-nosed detective in a TV movie for CBS, “Murder Takes All.” The plot has Hammer being framed for murder in Nevada. Also in the cast are Lynda Carter, Ed Winter, Jim Carrey, Lyle Alzado and Stacy Galina.
Chuck Connors, no stranger to Westerns, having starred in “The Rifleman” from 1958 to 1963, will be a guest star on CBS’ “Paradise.” In a two-part episode scheduled for broadcast in April, he’ll appear as the gunfighter who was mentor to Lee Horsley’s character.
Whoopi Goldberg shoots pool in “Kiss Shot,” a TV movie for CBS. She’s cast as an unemployed divorcee whose need to support a daughter forces her to turn to pool to make money. Also in the film are Dorian Harewood, Dennis Franz and Tasha Scott.