7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Related: Top 10 Biggest Divorce Payouts
"My wife and I are moving forward separately in our lives," Stephen tells Et. "She has been my dearest friend and a loving mother. I know that we'll go through this process in a way that honors our family."
Collins wed Faye Grant on April 21, 1985. The couple has one child, a daughter named Kate.
Along with playing Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, Collins' other credits include Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice and No Ordinary Family. Grant, an actress, also made an appearance on 7th Heaven and subsequently starred in the Fox comedy/drama State of Grace.
The former 7th Heaven star's wife, Melissa Cunningham, filed for a restraining order against her husband last August after an alleged fight.
But, according to London's representative, the order never got to court and the pair is together again.
The rep disputes tabloid claims that Cunningham was granted a restraining order and a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered his client to stay away from Cunningham.
He says, "There was no order because the case never got to court. Jeremy and Melissa are very happy together."
London, 35, was slapped with a restraining order in 2004 after he was arrested for allegedly throwing his girlfriend out of his car at the side of a California freeway.
He and Cunningham were married in September 2006 and Cunningham gave birth to the couple's son Lyrik in 2007.
Leigh, 26, married West, 30, in July 2002 after they worked together on the TV series 7th Heaven.
The pregnancy will not be written into the U.S. drama's storyline, according to her spokesperson, Marcel Pariseau.
He tells People.com, "They are absolutely thrilled and looking forward to the new addition to their young family."
The couple share five-year-old son, Noah Wilde, and two-year-old daughter, Taelyn.
Also joining Girl is Eric Ladin. Additionally, Shailene Woodley has landed the lead in ABC Family's untitled series from 7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton, and Bruno Campos has joined Fox's comedy pilot Night Life.
The Sony-produced Girl centers on two best friends and co-owners of a biker shop whose relationship becomes complicated when one (Tim Peper) begins dating the ex-wife (Garth) of the other (Josh Cooke).
Ladin will play a guy described as "the world's worst salesman," who works at the shop.
Garth, who recently starred on WB Network's What I Like About You, is repped by Endeavor and James/Levy Management.
Ladin, repped by Innovative and Main Title, recently wrapped HBO's Generation Kill.
The Hampton project, described as a teen relationship series similar in sensibility to Juno, centers on a pregnant teen (Woodley).
Woodley, repped by Savage Agency and Elements Entertainment, played the title character in WB's "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure."
The ABC Studios-produced Night Life (formerly Saint of Circumstance), which is being directed by Zach Braff, centers on Wayne David Denman), a man going through a midlife crisis who quits his dead-end office job to be a paramedic on the night shift.
Sources said ABC Family also is ordering to series the pilot Roommates, subject to recasting one of the roles.
Meanwhile, the cable network has opted not to renew the drama series Wildfire beyond the current fourth season.
ABC Family also is said to be high on the pilot Samurai Girl and the sophomore series Lincoln Heights, but no decisions had been made by press time.
All ABC Family orders except the Hampton project are said to be cast pickups, with details about production schedules and launch dates in flux because of the writers strike.
Middleman, from writer-producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, stars Natalie Morales as a twentysomething struggling artist recruited by a secret agency to fight comic book-type villains and Matt Keeslar as the title character, a sci-fi superhero who serves as her guide.
The Hampton project is described as a teen relationship series similar in sensibility to Juno. The show is said to have received a six-episode order.
London (7th Heaven), Stefanie von Pfetten (Dragon Boys) and Lexa Doig (Stargate SG-1) are starring in Ba'al, about a rogue Smithsonian archaeologist, dying of cancer, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the ancient amulets of the storm god Ba'al, which could cure him or make him a god.
The film is being directed by Paul Ziller (Swarmed) and produced by CineTel Films.
Meanwhile, Riddles of the Sphinx stars Meyer (the "Saw" franchise) and Lochlyn Munro (Deck the Halls) in a story about a father and daughter who find themselves in a series of battles of mind and body with the deadly Sphinx as they attempt to decode seven riddles in an effort to save humankind.
The movie is being directed by George Mendeluk (Her Fatal Flaw) and produced by Plinyminor.
Both movies are shooting in and around Vancouver and will air as part of Sci Fi's Saturday night lineup late next year.
Kara/Supergirl (Vandervoort) will have a major presence on Smallville in the coming season. The character will be introduced in the show's seventh-season premiere.
Cassidy's character Ruby also will make first appearance on Supernatural's third season premiere. Ruby is a fellow demon hunter that Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) meet when they begin searching for the masses of demons who escaped from hell in the Season 2 finale.
Vandervoort is repped by Noble Caplan Abrams in Toronto and Anthem Entertainment.
Cassidy, daughter of '70s pop star David Cassidy, has appeared in such features as Click, When a Stranger Calls and Black Christmas. She also has been signed to play Lucy Ewing in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the hit TV series Dallas. On TV, she had a recurring role on 7th Heaven.
The top show in the demo was a repeat of Fox's Family Guy (4.5 million, 2.3/7) at 9 p.m., according to preliminary estimates released Monday by Nielsen Media Research. Family Guy was the only show to break a 2 rating in adults 18-49 all night, while the bottom was tied by the CW at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. with 7th Heaven (1.1 million, 0.4/1) and Supernatural (1.1 million, 0.4/1).
One of the only originals in broadcast TV on Sunday night didn't do much better. ABC's Fast Cars and Superstars (2.1 million, 0.6/2) outrated everything at 7 p.m. including repeats of the CW's Reba (1.8 million, 0.7/3). CBS won the 7 p.m. hour with 60 Minutes (8.3 million, 1.3/5).
Fox won 8 p.m. in the demo thanks to The Simpsons (3.5 million, 1.7/6) and despite The Loop (2.6 million, 1.3/4), while CBS won in viewership with a repeat Without a Trace (6.7 million, 1.2/4).
"Last season it was about establishing the network," said Dawn Ostroff, entertainment president at the CW. "This season it's about creating new hits that will better define the CW."
The network's hopefuls include four new scripted series -- dramas Gossip Girl, Reaper and Life Is Wild and the comedy Aliens In America. They join a fall schedule featuring more unscripted fare than CW and its predecessors UPN and the WB have ever lined up.
Girl group Pussycat Dolls, subject of one of CW's three returning reality series, opened the network's upfront presentation at Madison Square Garden.
The other two CW returning reality series, hits America's Next Top Model and Beauty and the Geek, will be used as launching pads for two of the network's new dramas : Reaper and Josh Schwartz's Upper West Side-set Gossip Girl, respectively.
At a news conference after the presentation, Ostroff confirmed that Veronica Mars has solved her last case in her current incarnation but that no final decision has been made on a proposed new version of the series by creator Rob Thomas in which the title character, played by Kristen Bell, is at the FBI Academy.
The untitled Victor Fresco project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on a 10-year-old boy who tries to navigate life in his high-achieving, overstressed family with the help of his eccentric grandfather (Tom Conti).
Hupp will play the boy's mother. She replaces Andrea Parker, who originally was tapped for the role. Parker, who was the first actor cast in the pilot, has been suffering from laryngitis.
Hupp, who co-starred on NBC's Ed, is repped by APA.
The untitled Scott Silveri project, from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around a group of people who hang out at an all-night diner from midnight-6 a.m. Wright will play a waitress at the diner who works night shifts to be able to spend the days with her young son. Wright's (Ellen Meyer Management) recent series credits include CW's 7th Heaven and Fox's The Loop.
Heaven, which debuted in 1996 on WB Network and now airs on the CW, will have its series finale May 13 in its regular 8 p.m. slot.
Meanwhile, production will be shut down on Bells after completion of the seventh episode.
After receiving decent sampling in its premiere behind Idol, Bells quickly faded when it moved into its regular Friday time slot, most recently drawing 4.5 million viewers and a 1.5 rating/5 share among adults 18-49.
"While we've been pleased with the show creatively, and David's writing was first-rate, ('Bells') just didn't secure the ratings we'd hoped for," Fox said.
Four episodes of Bells have aired. For now, the network said it intends to air the remaining three segments.
Bells, from David E. Kelley Prods. and 20th TV, starred Teri Polo, KaDee Strickland and Sarah Jones as three sister running a wedding-planning business.
The hourlong final episode of Heaven, titled And Away We Go, will mark the second time the show was scheduled to have a series finale.
Written by Josh Friedman, the project takes place after the events depicted in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and follows Sarah Connor (Lena Headey), a modern warrior and loving single mom to 15-year-old son John Dekker).
Dekker recurs on NBC's hit new drama Heroes as Zach, Claire's (Hayden Panettiere) friend and confidant.
He also had a recurring role on 7th Heaven and recently guest starred on Fox's House and CBS' Shark.
Dekker is repped by TalentWorks and Untitled Entertainment.
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution said Thursday that it has cleared the show on Fox owned-and-operated stations in several major markets -- including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago -- for a fall 2007 launch. The terms of the two-year deals call for a straight 50-50 barter split, with one run per day.
7th Heaven had been the most recent off-net drama to be sold to broadcast stations as a strip. Moreover, it has been 14 years -- since 21 Jump Street -- since an off-net crime drama has been available on a weekday basis, according to the distributor. The more recent model has been to sell off-network dramas as strips in basic cable and to stations for weekend runs.
"In a marketplace where we're selling (one-hour) shows like 'House' and 'Monk' as a weekend traditional concept, we were meeting with broadcast partners who were talking about our great shows and saying they wish they were available on a Monday-Friday basis -- that got us thinking," said Sean O'Boyle, senior vp and general sales manager at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. "There's always a need from the local broadcasters for quality content, and we're able to provide it for them."
Frank Cicha, senior vp programming at Fox Television Stations, said the show can work in several time periods, depending on the market -- including late-night, early fringe and even daytime -- and noted that the nonserialized nature of the series allows it to repeat well.
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.