Whoopi Goldberg will play a foster mother gone bad — a potentially recurring role — in a May episode of NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. "Whoopi never gets to be the bad guy. In the world of [our show], she'll be the baddest," promises executive producer Fred Berner.... Bernadette Peters will play Karen's sister and Josh Lucas will give Jack a shoulder to cry on in the May 11, penultimate episode of Will & Grace.
Question: A friend of mine says there are two remakes of The Poseidon Adventure (1972) in the works, one for theaters and one for TV. How can that be? It's not like Titanic, where the source is a historical event anybody could draw on. If my friend is right, what gives?
Answer: Your friend is right: A four-hour miniseries version of The Poseidon Adventure is scheduled to air on NBC in November 2005, and Warner Bros. has a theatrical remake called Poseidon due out in 2006. Because neither project is finished, I don't have access to contractual credits, but my guess as to how it happened is that the theatrical version is a remake of the first film and the TV version is an adaptation of the original novel by Paul Gallico. The why is another matter; I can't even begin to say. In any event, the $150 million thea