Wednesday, September 20, 2006

No Group Therapy For Jere Burns

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Group therapy has been very therapeutic for actor Jere Burns’ career but he wouldn’t want to try it in real life.

Burns first rose to fame as sleazy Kirk Morris, a group therapy patient on the early ’90s sitcom, Dear John, and now he’s returning to the couch for Ted Danson’s new series, Help Me Help You.

He says that his new character, Michael, is angrier than Kirk, but they have something in common: “They both sometimes compromise the integrity of the group.”

In fact, Michael does that in spades in the new series by sleeping with one of his fellow patients.

But while he’s a group therapy patient on two shows, he can’t decide which TV shrink he would trust in real life: Ted Danson’s character or the one on Dear John.

As he puts it, “Let’s just say group therapy’s not for me. That’s the safe answer.”

Help Me Help You debuts next Tuesday (Sept. 26) on ABC.

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