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