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Ted McGinley Joins "Hope & Faith"

Old 06-25-03, 06:00 AM
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Ted McGinley Joins "Hope & Faith"

Not a good omen for this show. I really like Ripa, and Ford is okay, but I can't stand McGinley...

ABC Has 'Faith' in McGinley
Tue, Jun 24, 2003 01:33 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - ABC's new comedy "Hope & Faith" has added sitcom veteran Ted McGinley to its cast.

McGinley, currently on CBS' "Charlie Lawrence," will play the husband of Hope (Faith Ford, "Murphy Brown") a stay-at-home mother whose soap opera-actress sister Faith (Kelly Ripa) moves in with the family when her soap character is killed off.

He's replacing Josh Stamberg, who played the part in the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

McGinley has a number of series to his credit, beginning with "Happy Days" in 1980 and ranging through "The Love Boat," "Dynasty," "Married ... with Children" and Aaron Sorkin's "Sports Night." He's also guest-starred on "The West Wing," another Sorkin creation.

He also has a reputation as a "show-killer," having been part of several ill-fated shows and joining others that were in decline. He's the "patron saint" of JumptheShark.com, a site that tracks when TV shows began their decline. (The site's name refers to an episode of "Happy Days" in which Fonzie jumps over a shark in a water-skiing stunt. The episode aired in 1977, three years before McGinley joined the show.)
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Old 06-25-03, 08:01 AM
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So, I guess this show has jumped the shark before thr first episode aired?

I love Kelly Ripa.
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Old 06-25-03, 08:06 AM
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"Reeg ... Ted McGinley??? I don't even know who that is!!!! Who is that?!?"

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Old 06-25-03, 11:38 AM
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Ted was on Married With Childred for a long time. It lasted many seasons with him in it. He didn't cause it to loose ratings (from joining)
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