Question: I feel compelled to write to you in defense of Shannen Doherty. I understand that her new show, Oxygen's Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty, isn't exactly what you'd consider great TV, so I have no problem with you expressing your disdain for the premise. I can also see your point that if Shannen wants to change people's perception of her, then she should stop playing along with her public image by taking jobs like this. I guess I would have appreciated it if you made an effort to acknowledge that she has done good work in the past. I've been a fan of hers since Our House, and I watched 90210 faithfully until she left the show. The same thing with Charmed — once Shannen left, so did I. Both shows lasted many years after she left, but they were never as much fun. She's also been in some decent TV-movies. I remember one with her and Kevin Dillon as a couple who were accused of killing their daughter. It was a great role for her, and completely unlike anything I'd seen her in ...
After nine years — and four Emmy wins! — as Everybody Loves Raymond's exasperating Marie, Doris Roberts decided to mix things up a bit. She returned to the big screen in the semi-raunchy Grandma's Boy, then switched from tickling funny bones to warming hearts with the Hallmark Channel movie Our House (premiering Saturday at 9 pm/ET). Roberts spoke with TVGuide.com about her real-life-tinged turn as a wealthy widow who opens her manse to the homeless, as well as her upcoming reunion with her TV son, Ray Romano.
TVGuide.com: So after years of making everybody laugh on Eve