Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Fans of the CBS primetime hit Major Dad (1989-1993) clamoring for the show to be released on DVD might want to download episodes from the AOL/PGP broadcast of TEXAS, featuring Dad co-star Shanna Reed's television debut in 1980.

After TEXAS, Reed went on to guest-star on a wide variety of primetime shows, including a 1984 episode of Simon & Simon with future Dad co-star Gerald McRaney.

In 1986, she returned to the soap format, albeit of the nighttime variety, with a regular role on Dynasty's spin-off, The Colbys. There, Reed played Adrianne, the alcoholic, vaguely unstable wife of Senator Cash. (You'd be unstable too if your husband first forced you to adopt his and his mistress's illegitimate child then, seven years later, once you'd gotten good and attached to the tyke, demanded you give him back).

Major Dad was Reed's first regular sitcom role.