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Any Day Now

Any Day Now TV Show
Series Description

The Any Day Now TV show was a 60 minute drama series on Lifetime about a white woman and a black woman who meet thirty years after breaking off their close relationship as girls who were best friends in Alabama in the 1960s. Their friendship of the past ended when the white girl became pregnant, kept her baby and married her boyfriend. The black girl didn't support her decision and that broke up the friendship. Thirty years in the future they reconnected and renewed their close friendship. Episodes often flashed back to their past and then reflected upon how those events effected them in the present.

Any Day Now Cast

Annie Potts ................. Mary Elizabeth "M.E." O'Brien Sims
Lorraine Toussaint .......... Rene Jackson
Mae Middleton ............... Young Mary Elizabeth #1 (1998-2001)
Olivia Hack ................. Young Mary Elizabeth #2 (2001-2002)
Shari Dyon Perry ............ Young Rene #1 (1998-2001)
Maya Goodwin ................ Young Rene #2 (2001-2002)

Any Day Now Theme Song

Composed By: "Burt Bacharach" and "Bob Hilliard"

Performed By: "Lori Perry"

Any day now I will hear you say "Goodbye, my love"
And you'll be on your way
Then my wild beautiful bird, you will have flown, oh
Any day now I'll be all alone, whoa-oa-oa-oa-oa

Any day now, when your restless eyes meet someone new
Oh, to my sad surprise
Then the blue shadows will fall all over town, oh
Any day now love will let me down, whoa-oa-oa-oa-oa

Oh my wild beautiful bird, you will have flown, oh
Any day now I'll be all alone

I know I shouldn't want to keep you
If you don't want to stay-ay
Until you go forever
I'll be holding on for dear life
Holding you this way
Begging you to stay

Any day now when the clock strikes "Go"
You'll call it off
And then my tears will flow
Then the blue shadows will fall all over town, oh
Any day now love will let me down cuz you won't be around

Don't fly away, my beautiful bird
Don't, don't fly away

Any Day Now Trivia

Any Day Now got its title from the hit song of the same name that was recorded by Chuck Jackson in 1962 (see Theme Song above). Ronnie Milsap also recorded it in 1982 and Lori Perry sang it for the TV show.

In addition to numerous other miscellaneous awards, Any Day Now received an Emmy nomination in 2000 for "Outstanding Costumes for a Series". It lost that Emmy to "Providence". Other nominees were "Sex and the City", "The Sopranos", "Star Trek Voyager" and "The West Wing".

The Any Day Now TV show was set in the town of Birmingham, Alabama.

Donzaleigh Abernathy portrayed Sara Jackson on four episodes of Any Day Now. Sara was married to a civil rights activist. Ironically, in real life Donzaleigh's father is the Reverend Ralph Abernathy who is one of the leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization that was the driving force behind the civil rights movement in the United States!

In the fourth season of Any Day Now the producers decided that the young Mary and Rene should be portrayed as older, more mature young women so the actresses who played them were replaced.

Lifetime actually would have liked to renew Any Day Now for a fifth season but Annie Potts wanted to spend more time with her family. That's completely understandable because from the 1986-1987 season to the end of the fourth season of Any Day Now she had starred on three series for 14 out of 16 seasons! Seven seasons on "Designing Women", two seasons on "Love and War", one season on "Dangerous Minds" and four seasons on Any Day Now!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

  1. Unfinished Symphony (8/18/1998)
  2. Huh? (8/25/1998)
  3. Eve Of Destruction (9/1/1998)
  4. It's Called Depression (9/8/1998)
  5. Making Music With The Wrong Man (9/15/1998)
  6. No Comment (9/29/1998)
  7. Please Don't Tell My Mother (10/6/1998)
  8. Courage ... It Means Heart (10/13/1998)
  9. You Shoulda Seen My Daddy (10/20/1998)
  10. Call Him Johnny (10/27/1998)
  11. It's Who You Sleep With (11/3/1998)
  12. Salamanders (12/1/1998)
  13. I Feel Awful (12/8/1998)
  14. Quit Bein' Such A Scaredy Cat (12/15/1998)
  15. Blue (1/5/1999)
  16. It's Your Problem, Not Mine (1/12/1999)
  17. Trust Me (1/19/1999)
  18. I Wish You Could Understand (1/26/1999)
  19. Chapter One (2/9/1999)
  20. I'm Not Emotional (2/16/1999)
  21. Music From My Life (3/2/1999)
  22. It's About The Heart (3/9/1999)

Season 2

  1. You Promise? I Promise (8/15/1999)
  2. You Really Believe In That Stuff? (8/22/1999)
  3. It's A Man's World (9/5/1999)
  4. Don't Say Anything (9/12/1999)
  5. Heads Or Tails (9/19/1999)
  6. So This Is Intimacy? (9/26/1999)
  7. It's Not You, It's Me (10/10/1999)
  8. Family Is Family (10/17/1999)
  9. It's Not About The Butter - Part 1 (10/24/1999)
  10. It's Not About The Butter - Part 2 (10/24/1999)
  11. Elephants In The Room (10/31/1999)
  12. That's Our Son, Bobby (11/28/1999)
  13. Say Something (12/5/1999)
  14. Eyes Wide Open (12/12/1999)
  15. A Parent's Job (12/19/1999)
  16. Homegirl (1/2/2000)
  17. From This Day On (1/9/2000)
  18. Hey, Ugly! (1/16/2000)
  19. Pay Your Dues (1/23/2000)
  20. You Think I Am Lying To You? (1/30/2000)
  21. The Toolshed Behind The Church (3/5/2000)
  22. Who Abandoned Who? (3/12/2000)

Season 3

  1. Nope (7/23/2000)
  2. It's A Good Thing I'm Not Black (7/30/2000)
  3. Three Hours A Week (8/6/2000)
  4. The Dust Of Life (8/13/2000)
  5. Three Lucky Ladies On The Line (8/20/2000)
  6. Nothing Personal (9/3/2000)
  7. Life (9/10/2000)
  8. Love Is Love (10/8/2000)
  9. There Are No Rules (10/15/2000)
  10. The Outsiders (10/29/2000)
  11. It's A Mother-Daughter Thing (11/5/2000)
  12. Lighten Up, Rene (12/3/2000)
  13. Where's The Justice In That? (12/10/2000)
  14. Five Golden Rings (12/17/2000)
  15. Life Isn't Fair (1/14/2001)
  16. 10 Days? Are You Crazy? (1/21/2001)
  17. Tick, Tick, Tick (2/18/2001)
  18. Don't Tell Me It's Not About Frankie (2/25/2001)
  19. What If? (3/4/2001)
  20. Children Are The Most Important Thing (3/11/2001)
  21. It's Not Just A Word - Part 1 (3/18/2001)
  22. It's Not Just A Word - Part 2 (3/18/2001)

Season 4

  1. Don't Forget To Take Out Your Teeth (7/15/2001)
  2. No More Forever (7/22/2001)
  3. Everyone Deserves To Be Loved (7/29/2001)
  4. Don't Give Up (8/5/2001)
  5. One Hour Of Drama (8/12/2001)
  6. No Place In This World (8/19/2001)
  7. Peace Of Mind (8/26/2001)
  8. The Contest (9/9/2001)
  9. This Is Not Foreplay, This Is War (10/21/2001)
  10. Blinded By The White (10/28/2001)
  11. Rebel With A Cause (11/11/2001)
  12. Stay Of Execution (11/18/2001)
  13. Still My Little Soldier (12/2/2001)
  14. It's Not Karma, It's Life (12/9/2001)
  15. The Real Thing (1/6/2002)
  16. In Too Deep (1/13/2002)
  17. Call Him Macaroni (1/20/2002)
  18. Truth Hurts (1/27/2002)
  19. Boys Will Be Boys (2/17/2002)
  20. Let The Games Begin (3/3/2002)
  21. Just The Beginning - Part 1 (3/10/2002)
  22. Just The Beginning - Part 2 (3/10/2002)

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