The virtual cast reunions of some of the most popular TV shows ever created have been helping fans all across the world cope with “Stay at Home” orders as COVID-19 continues wreaking havoc on our everyday lives. A pioneer in that arena has been the Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley co-hosted “Stars In The House,” the YouTube channel created in support of The Actors Fund. Next up on the show will be a reunion of cast members from the original “Melrose Place.”
On Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT, Josie Bissett (ex-Jane Mancini), Thomas Calabro (ex-Michael Mancini), Marcia Cross (ex-Kimberly Shaw), Laura Leighton (ex-Sydney Andrews), Heather Locklear (ex-Amanda Woodward), Doug Savant (ex-Matt Fielding), Grant Show (ex-Jake Hanson), Andrew Shue (ex-Billy Campbell), Courtney Thorne-Smith ( ex-Alison Parker) and Daphne Zuniga (ex-Jo Reynolds) will come together for the first time since 2012 as they reminisce with Seth and James on their years in West Hollywood’s most iconic apartment complex. Viewers will also be able to join in on the fun, ask questions and interact with Seth, James, and the cast in real-time throughout the evening. To take part in the show, visit StarsintheHouse.com.
“Seth and I believe that in this time of social distancing and isolation, much happiness can be found by seeing familiar faces from shows beloved by the whole world,” says Wesley of the cast reunions. “We call these shows comfort TV. And we plan on having even more every week, along with our beloved theatre pals – all for The Actors Fund.”
Previous favorites bringing their casts together include “Frasier,” “Glee,” “Desperate Housewives,” “SCTV,” “Difficult People,” and “Taxi;” and the iconic original Broadway casts of “Spring Awakening” and “Les Misérables,” among others. Celebrity guests have included Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, Jeremy Jordan, Judith Light (ex-Karen, “One Life to Live”), Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Patrick Wilson, Annette Bening, and many more have also stopped by.
Since its launch in March, the “Stars in The House” YouTube channel has been providing viewers with some of their favorite stars on the stage and on-screen singing and performing live from their homes in support of The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Fans can donate while they watch by visiting actorsfund.org/Donate or starsinthehouse.com.
“Stars In The House” airs new episodes daily at 2:00 p.m. EDT and 8:00 p.m. EDT on its YouTube channel. For more information and to see upcoming guests, visit starsinthehouse.com or follow Seth (@SethRudetsky) and James (@JamesWesleyNYC) on Twitter and Instagram.