ABC's 'Raisin' Finally Sees the Sun
The scheduling ends a long development process for the adaptation of
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"We are honored to have brought a new movie version of 'A Raisin in the Sun' ... to a new generation of viewers," executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say in a statement. "We are humbled by our formidable cast and are very grateful to [ABC chief] Steve McPherson for giving us the coveted slot on the night after the Oscars."
"For One More Day" is an adaptation of Mitch Albom's novel; Albom also wrote the screenplay. It centers on a has-been baseball player (
Aside from CBS' "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentations and the occasional Winfrey-backed project at ABC, broadcast networks have largely abandoned highbrow (or even middle-brow) original movies in recent years. CBS has found some success with its Jesse Stone series, but for the most part made-for-TV films are now the province of cable.