Cassidy Bro's 'Ruby & the Rockits' Set for ABC Family
The ABC Family is set to air "Ruby and the Rockits", Shaun Cassidy developed it for his brothers, David & Patrick, with youngest brother, Ryan on sets & props. The 'Ruby' pilot has been given a 10-episode order
"Ruby and The Rockits" is an ABC Studios half-hour comedy series executive-produced by Shaun Cassidy ("Invasion") and Marsh McCall ("Carpoolers"). "Ruby and The Rockits" follows Patrick Gallagher, a former teen idol who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. But when his former Rockits band mate and brother, David, shows up unexpectedly with his new-found teenage daughter in tow, the Gallagher family's life becomes anything but normal. David, who refuses to give up his past Glory Days, comes to Patrick for help raising Ruby while he continues to perform. Patrick must now put the past with David behind them in order to help raise Ruby and keep order within the rest of the Gallagher clan.
"Ruby and The Rockits" was written by Shaun Cassidy and Ed Yeager, with teleplay by Ed Yeager (the pilot was directed by Ted Wass). Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids"), Austin Butler ("Zoey 101"), Patrick Cassidy ("Smallville") and former teen idol David Cassidy ("The Partridge Family") star.
Patrick Cassidy appeared on Broadway as Julian Marsh in "42nd Street," in Elton John's "Aida" (as well as the national tour for which he won the 2002 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Touring Musical), "Annie Get Your Gun," "Pirates of Penzance," and "Leader of the Pack." He originated the role of the Balladeer in Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins" at Playwrights Horizons and appeared in "Lady in the Dark" at City Center's Encores! National tours include Joseph in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in 2000 and again in 2006. Regionally, he has been seen in "Conrack" (Helen Hayes nomination) at Ford's Theatre, "Martin Guerre" at the Hartford Stage, and "The End of the Day" at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Los Angeles appearances include: "Threepenny Opera" for Reprise (Garland Award for Best Actor in a Musical); Bobby in "Company" with Carol Burnett; "Love Letters;" and "Assassins" (LATC). Other theatre credits include: "The Robber Bridegroom," "Little Shop of Horrors," and "Camelot." His films include "Longtime Companion," "I'll Do Anything," "I Won't Dance" and "Burning Love." He starred in the TV miniseries "Dress Grey" (Emmy nomination) and "Napoleon & Josephine" as well as TV movies-of-the-week "Oklahoma City," "Something in Common," "Christmas Eve," "How the West Was Fun," and "Follow Your Heart." He was also a series regular on NBC's "Bay City Blues," CBS' "Dirty Dancing," HBO's "Perversions of Science" and the WB's "Smallville." He has Guest starred on "Law & Order SVU," "Crossing Jordan," "Without a Trace," "According to Jim," and was just seen on "CSI Miami" and "ER." Patrick has just completed his one-man show entitled "Just Act Normal." Through music and stories, he reflects growing up in a home where every single person around the dinner table is in Show Business.
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