Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »

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 Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims / ... (88 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Rene Jackson (88 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Young Rene Jackson (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Young Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien (66 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Colliar Sims (83 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Sara Jackson / ... (64 episodes, 1998-2002)
Olivia Friedman ...
 Kelly Sims / ... (70 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Young Colliar Sims (61 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Catherine O'Brien (56 episodes, 1998-2002)
Calvin DeVault ...
 Davis Sims (41 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Ajoni Williams (39 episodes, 1998-2002)
Elise Shirley ...
 Young Teresa O'Brien (51 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 James Jackson (36 episodes, 1998-2002)
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Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (ME) gets pregnant and Rene doesn't support her decision to keep the child and marry her boyfriend. Thirty years later, ME is still living in Alabama with her husband as they struggle to make ends meet. Rene, meanwhile is a successful attorney working in Washington. After the death of her father, Rene decides to move back to her old hometown, where she meets ME again. As the pair resume their old friendship, they reminisce on old times and the events that occurred after splitting up. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Donzaleigh Abernathy, who plays Sara Jackson (the wife of a civil rights activist), is the daughter of Rev. Ralph Abernathy, one of the key figures of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The SCLC was the keynote organization behind the actual Civil Rights movement. See more »

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Sarah Jackson: After what that man did to us 35 years ago, this is nothing.
Bill Moody: What did O'Brien 35 years ago?
Rene Jackson: Let's just say I breathed a sigh of relief every night when my father came home.
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Any Day Now
Written by Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
Sung by Lori Perry
Arranged by Susan Marder
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Down to earth, reminiscent and touching.
12 October 1998 | by (Harbor City, California) – See all my reviews

I had never seen the show "Any Day Now" until I did "extra" work on the show last month. I had seen advertisements of the show and was interested in seeing it. While doing the "extra" work I found the cast to be pleasant. Annie Potts is an outstanding actress who shows the quality of a veteran actor. After spending the day on the sets and then viewing the current show I was impressed with the concept of the show which made me want to watch it every Tuesday night. I hope this show stays around and grows into a familiar show to many.


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