Linda Dano makes a welcome return to television this weekend and her Hallmark Channel debut in the premiere of A Little Daytime Drama, co-starring fellow soap opera alums Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey. (She made her Hallmark Movies & Mysteries debut two years ago at the invitation of her dear friend Alison Sweeney in Chronicle Mysteries: Vines That Bind.) Given her personal experience with daytime drama, the role of an executive producer on a soap made her the perfect choice. "When my agent called and said, 'They want you for this role,' I said, 'Oh, I don't think that's much of a stretch, and I can do this one,'" she laughed when MediaVillage spoke with her exclusively for the project. "I loved it. My reaction was yes, absolutely. I was thrilled to be asked, as I knew the background and what it was about. I lived it for what, 35 years of my career? I got it, I understood the closeness that happens on a soap opera or whatever show it is.
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