Kimberly McCullough Directs, Charles Shaughnessy Guests ‘The Cool Kids’
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Days and General Hospital actors to Fox’s new comedy.
Soaps.com has learned that General Hospital‘s Kimberly McCullough (Port Charles’ Robin Scorpio-Drake) is set to direct an upcoming episode of Fox’s new comedy The Cool Kids, while Days of our Lives’ Charles Shaughnessy (Shane and Drew Donovan) will guest star in an upcoming episode. There is no information on which episode McCullough is set to direct, but Shaughnessy will appear in the November 16 Thanksgiving episode titled Thanksgiving at Murray’s. In the episode, Margaret (Vicki Lawrence) scores an invite to an exclusive foodie potluck for Thanksgiving, and she takes Sid (Leslie Jordan) as her plus one, leaving Hank (David Alan Grier) and Charlie (Martin Mull) to find a backup plan. Shaughnessy plays the Thanksgiving party host Murray in the episode, which also features guest actors Jamie Farr (M.A.S.H.) and Julia Duffy (Newhart). The Cool Kids airs Fridays at 8:30 PM.
The Cool Kids is a comedy about a group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule to have fun because they have nothing left to lose at their age. The group is headed up by Hank, a gruff, opinionated, 21st-century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His fellow members include Charlie, a bumbling storyteller who constantly spins tales of bizarre and barely believable episodes from his life and Sid, a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who gets unwillingly roped into Hank’s schemes. Their group has been infiltrated by Margaret, a brash, confident woman who refuses to take crap from anyone, especially the three men. The series premiered on September 28, 2018
When not making brief returns to GH, McCullough has been busy directing a variety of shows, including Pretty Little Liars and The Bold Type on Freeform, and Netflix’s reboot of One Day at a Time and Fuller House. Shaughnessy will play Scrooge in an upcoming theater version of A Christmas Carol.