Stargate Atlantis fans — mark your calendar! Joe Flanigan is returning to television in a new made-for-TV movie, set to air next month on FOX in the United States.
Flanigan (Atlantis‘s Colonel John Sheppard) co-stars with Brooke White (American Idol Season Seven) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) in Change of Plans. Flanigan plays Jason Danville, a fighter pilot and husband of a woman who is named legal guardian of her friend’s four children — three of whom were adopted from third-world countries — after the woman dies in an accident. The two must learn to parent their new family and help the kids deal with culture clashes and life in America.
The movie airs Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central) on FOX.
In addition to making her acting debut White performs songs in the film. The soundtrack is produced by American Idol‘s Randy Jackson.
(Thanks to Lily for the tip!)