New Sitcom to Bring Back Stars of the Wholesome TV Era

Actors Dean Jones and Donna ("Elly May") Douglas are among first to appear in guest starring roles on a new sitcom that may be featured on PAX.
The actors starring in 'Pastor Greg' show how Christians have fun.

"Pastor Greg," the breakthrough family sitcom that dares to be Christian, is boldly plowing old ground. After hearing countless television viewers wax nostalgic about the golden age of clean, wholesome TV, the new show's creator, Greg Robbins, has begun contacting the stars of that era.

Robbins is already in communication with actors Dean Jones ("The Love Bug"), and Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on "The Beverly Hillbillies."

Ken Armstrong, one of Robbins' partners at Uplifting Entertainment, said the team is also hoping to contact Jerry Mathers ("Leave It To Beaver") and Andy Griffith, among others. Armstrong also said he anticipates contacting more contemporary actors like Kirk Cameron and Gavin McLeod, both of whom have recently been involved with Christian film projects.

Cameron, who played Mike Seaver in the ABC sitcom "Growing Pains", is a bold Christian. McLeod, best known as Captain Merrill Stubing on "The Love Boat," and as newswriter Murray Slaughter on "The Mary Tyler Moor Show," recently worked with brothers Rich and Dave Christiano of Five & Two Pictures, co-starring in the motion picture "Time Changer."

"And I'd like to talk to Martin Sheen about a part, someday," Armstrong said of the "West Wing" star whose Christian faith has recently made headlines.

Other celebrities whose names are in Robbins' planner include Mickey Rooney, entertainer Pat Boone, musician John Tesh, and Tesh's wife, actress Connie Sellecca.

The Pastor Greg pilot has been featured nationwide during Dec. and Jan., on FaithTV and KSBN-SaveTV. The show has also aired in Southern Oregon (where it is being produced) on KTVL-10, and in Oklahoma City on KSBI.

For more information, go to www.PastorGreg.tv.

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