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'Pretty in Pink's' Annie Potts: 'Who cares if Duckie was gay or not?'

Zap2it: You play a music teacher in the new Hallmark Channel movie "The Music Teacher"; how important were your music teachers?

Annie Potts: I had music teachers and I had drama teachers who all changed my life, and of course I was so happy to play an amalgam of them in that sweet film.

Zap2it: Have you taught drama?

Annie Potts: I occasionally do, usually at my alma mater or my children's schools.

Zap2it: Are your children involved in performing?

Annie Potts: One of them is involved. He is getting a theater degree at Muhlenberg.

Related: 2011-12 Canceled TV Shows

Zap2it: Let's talk about two projects from the past, one recent, one more distant. What was your reaction to "Gcb" being canceled?

Annie Potts: I was totally flabbergasted! I just didn't dream it would be canceled. It seemed we were doing well,
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'The Music Teacher': 'It's not 'Glee,' it's not 'Smash,' but it's sweet'

Hey, guys, we need to raise money, so let's put on a show!

That's the gist of "The Music Teacher," Hallmark Channel's first movie musical, premiering Saturday, Aug. 11. The plot has been around forever, but that does not make it any less endearing or any more believable.

Those who love musicals will get a kick out of it. And those who love them know certain elements are a given -- at least two people who can't stand each other will fall in love, the bad guys will be shown up, and all will end well.

Annie Potts ("Gcb," "Designing Women") sings for the first time on camera in the role of no-nonsense teacher Alyson Daley, who has turned troubled teens around with an after-school musical theater program.

"I hadn't sung in a long time," Potts tells Zap2it. "I used to do a lot of musical theater, and then I
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Annie Potts shocked at ABC's 'Gcb' cancellation

Annie Potts, the fabulous Gigi in "Gcb," did not see the show's cancellation coming, she tells Zap2it.

"I was totally flabbergasted," Potts says of the abrupt end to ABC's intentionally over-the-top show.

The Kristin Chenoweth-fronted show was intended to take the place of "Desperate Housewives." Instead it was pulled after just 10 episodes.

"I just didn't dream it would be canceled," Potts says. "It seemed we were doing well, but these networks are big corporations and they have their money markets and everything is done by numbers."

Potts stars in the upcoming "The Music Teacher," an Hallmark movie, and talked about other cuts, like how far too many school districts cut music programs and seem to care only about math.

Alas, for "Gcb," the numbers and what the studio was spending and reaping on the show all come down to math.

"There we are again, back to the math,
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Previews & cast updates

A few quick mid-week updates.

Eric Stoltz directed tonight's episode of Glee, "Big Brother," which airs at 8 pm on Fox. His next episode will be 3x19, "Prom-a-Saurus," which airs next month.

He also wrote a guest column in this week's Entertainment Weekly. Snippet:

When I first came to the Glee set last season, I could tell they’d been through a great deal - the actors were close-knit and a bit guarded, and rightly so. Who was this redheaded stranger coming into their world, asking questions and taking notes? Before I started directing a show, I try to spend a few weeks hanging around the set, getting to know the crew and talking to the actors about how they like to work. Who is fussy? Who is left-handed? Who wants to go home early, and who is the perfectionist? There is no “right” way to work, and familiarizing myself with
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