Newman plays a widow whose dormant love life is jump-started by a radio contest date, the interest of her son’s school counselor (Shanks), and her deceased husband’s attempts to influence her choices.
A busy man since Stargate SG-1‘s tenth season wrapped in October, Shanks has been to Bulgaria to play a reluctant ambulance driver in “Megasnake” destined to air on SCI FI Channel in the U.S. He is currently filming another Lifetime movie called “Judicial Indiscretion.” Tackling a darker role, he plays a psychopath who terrorizes Anne Archer, a nominee for the United States Supreme Court.
In addition, Shanks, along with wife Lexa Doig (“Dr. Carolyn Lam”) and children, joined Stargate SG-1 co-stars Christopher Judge (“Teal’c”) and Gary Jones (“Walter Harriman”) as Grand Marshals of Vancouver’s Rogers-Third Annual Santa Claus Parade, held November 19.