Since the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, and then leaves a while for a seminar which puts Mark in charge, who is relieved Jack kind of enjoys being the stage manager. Main star Buddy Blake, a faded TV comedy legend, comes with his son Michael Blake, who gave up medical studies (with Mark) to be his assistant and put up with the ingrate's abuse, even in public. While Mark is presenting the show, Buddy stumbles on scene with a fatal knife his back; to the Sloans' horror Michael is arrested as prime suspect, bloody hands and the last person seen in dad's dressing room. While Steve nearly dies as MC with stage-fright during the sleepless 24 hour show, Mark and Jack are determined to find the real killer, plausibly Buddy's wife Marcy, who would have divorced him earlier but couldn't part with his money, so Jack tails her to a hotel, without neglecting three colleagues on the ... Written by
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Dick Van Patten and Joyce Van Patten play a divorced couple who still work together. There are in real life brother and sister, and this isn't the first time they've played a couple. In the move Makin' It, they play a couple who are engaged to be married. See more
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