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“I’m gonna do a Hitchcock,” he said, referring to Alfred Hitchcock’s tradition of popping up in his films. “The hair and makeup people will go through more hell that day than they ever have.”

Annie Potts returning in new show on ABC

Former “Designing Women” star Annie Potts is connecting with her TV and family roots in the new ABC series “GCB.”

Miss Potts plays a Dallas socialite in the prime-time comedy-drama also known as “Good Christian Belles.” She said she sees a lot of “my beloved Dixie Carter” in the show. Carter, who died at age 70 in 2010, starred with Miss Potts in CBS’ “Designing Women” sitcom that aired from 1986 to 1993.

Miss Potts told the Television Critics Association on Tuesday that her “GCB” character, Gigi, also reflects Miss Potts’ own mother. Series executive producer Robert Harling is a longtime friend of the actress and called her mom, Dot, “magnificent.”

Miss Potts’ mother died a year ago. With a smile, the actress said they can use all her stories in “GCB.”

The series, which debuts March 4 on ABC, also stars Kristin Chenoweth, David James Elliott and Leslie Bibb.

Miss Bibb plays Amanda, a former teenage “mean girl” who goes home to mom (Miss Potts) after her marriage breaks up and has to readjust to a tough world of money and gossip.

The “GCB” title is a cleaned-up version of “Good Christian Bitches,” the 2008 novel by Kim Gatlin that inspired the series. Mr. Harling said the series is a “love letter to Texas” and is about a faith-based group of people, but not any particular religion.

Petition asks ‘Sesame Street’ to feature breastfeeding

There are some who believe “Sesame Street” has been neglecting a particular topic in terms of its educational programming: breastfeeding.

As of Tuesday, nearly 3,000 people had signed an online petition titled “Bring breastfeeding back to ‘Sesame Street.’ “

The group, which says it is sponsored by “breastfeeding mothers and their supporters everywhere,” aims to get 5,000 signatures, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s nursing was tastefully shown on the show but now they have replaced their nursing videos with bottles,” the site says.

The petition says the goal is not to remove bottle feeding from the children’s show, but rather to show both methods of feeding.

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