ABC’s Amy Robach has a close ‘Mel­rose Place’ con­nec­tion

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Q: Is it true that Amy Robach of “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” and “20/20” is mar­ried to An­drew Shue, who used to be Billy on “Mel­rose Place”? – Jan Collins, Delta, Colo.

A: It is. They be­gan dat­ing after meet­ing at a book party, and they were mar­ried in 2010 ... on Robach’s birth­day, Feb. 6. Their union is sort of a “Yours, Mine and Ours,” since each brought chil­dren from pre­vi­ous mar­riages, Robach’s two daugh­ters and Shue’s three sons. As Robach con­tin­ues her work for ABC News, Shue (the brother of ac­tress Elis­a­beth Shue) is on the board of di­rec­tors of Do Some­thing – a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that he co-founded – and he also op­er­ates sev­eral com­pa­nies un­der the um­brella name CafeMom. Ad­di­tion­ally, has he hosted the web se­ries “Mad Life,” in­clud­ing Robach’s mother Joanie as one of his co-hosts.

Q: I en­joyed “Life in Pieces.” Why was it can­celed? – Ju­lia Platt, via e-mail

A: While the uniquely struc­tured CBS fam­ily sit­com had a cer­tain fan base and crit­i­cal ac­claim, it never was a rat­ings block­buster for the net­work, so its four-sea­son run has to be deemed fairly healthy.

The fact that it re­turned so late in the past tele­vi­sion sea­son sug­gested that the writ­ing might be on the wall – some­thing the show’s cre­ative forces ev­i­dently took a cue from, since even be­fore the can­cel­la­tion was an­nounced, they had de­vised a true se­ries fi­nale that set up the fu­tures of the main char­ac­ters played by James Brolin, Dianne Wi­est and oth­ers.

Amy Robach

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