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TRAVIS GLASS GETS HIS WISH TO GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL
AND MAKE HIS LIFE RIGHT, BUT IN THE PROCESS CREATES A NEW AND TOTALLY UNEXPECTED
FUTURE, ON "THAT WAS THEN," PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, ON ABC
On the eve of his 30th birthday, Travis Glass wishes he
could get a second chance to return to the past to the fateful week when he was
in high school. In his ideal version of the past, he would win the affections of
the girl of his dreams, as well as successfully give the prize-winning speech he
couldn't manage to give the first time around. Travis gets his wish to go back
to that momentous week when he was 16, but soon realizes that with every move he
makes, a new and totally unexpected future is created, on "That Was
Then," a new hour-long series premiering FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (9:00-10-00
p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Travis Glass is about to turn 30 and his life couldn't be worse. He's a
door-to-door door salesman. He lives at home with his mom, Mickey, a widowed
homemaker with a caustic but loving edge. Meanwhile Claudia, the girl of his
dreams, is married to Gregg, his obnoxious older brother. Fortunately Travis has
one solace in this unsatisfying life -- Gregg and Claudia's 10-year-old son,
Ethan, whom Travis adores.
In the premiere episode -- "The Thirty-Year Itch" -- Travis' descent
into loserdom dates back to a fateful and humiliating week in high school. Now,
on the eve of his 30th birthday, Travis tells his best friend, Pinkus, that he
has only one wish: A second chance. Even Ms. Frisch, his former, quirky English
teacher, advises him to just enjoy the life he has. But Travis wants to be able
to go back in time where he can win over Claudia and give a successful speech to
his class, which he flubbed the first time around.
That night, while lying on his bed listening to the '80s song "Do It
Again" by The Kinks, a bolt of lightning hits the house. An electrical jolt
sends Travis back in time -- to 1988 - when he was 16 and hope was still alive,
as was his dad, Gary "Double G" Glass. Travis doesn't dare tell his
unbelievable secret to Zooey, his ten-year-old sister. But he does let his best
buddy Pinkus in on it. Together, they are determined that this time Travis will
give the speech and get the girl.
The good and the bad occur with Travis' first venture into the past. The bad is
that Travis jeopardizes his parents' marriage and he wins -- but then loses --
Claudia's affections. The good includes inspiring his class with his newfound
wisdom, saving a life and Claudia breaking up with Gregg. Just when it seems
that Travis will get his dream girl after all, he again hears The Kinks' tune
that sent him back in time. He is immediately transported back to his 30th
birthday. What he finds in his new present, among other things, is no adorable
nephew, Ethan. The present life of Travis Glass is even worse than the one he
started with. Now all he wants to do is go back in time once again and try to
make everything right.
"That Was Then" stars James Bulliard as Travis Glass, Tyler Labine as
Donnie Pinkus, Kiele Sanchez as Claudia Wills-Glass, Brad Raider as Gregg Glass,
Tricia O'Kelley as Sophie Frisch, Andrea Bowen as Zooey Glass, Bess Armstrong as
Mickey Glass and Jeffrey Tambor as Gary "Double G" Glass.
Guest starring are Andrew Airlie as Sam Farrell, Logan Craig O'Brien as Ethan
Glass, Rhonda Dent as Lanie Snider, David Kopp as Timmy Robinson, Emily Holmes
as the adult Zooey Glass, Judith Maxie as Principal Sakmar and Ron Charter as
the car buyer.
So tune in again this week to see:
UPON HIS RETURN TO THE PRESENT, TRAVIS FINDS THAT
CLAUDIA AND GREGG NEVER GOT TOGETHER, AND HE HAS TO CONVINCE PINKUS THAT HE
DIDN'T STEAL LANIE FROM HIM, ON ABC'S "THAT WAS THEN"