I am happy to offer my book
Northern Exposed about my experiences filming the TV series Northern
Exposure. The companion DVD Return to Cicely takes you along
as I visit the original locations where landmark episodes were shot and
you'll join me as I visit all the surviving cast members.
Northern Exposure was an extraordinarily peculiar network television show with a
highly unusual group of characters.
No one had any expectations for it. Tossed into the CBS lineup in the
middle of the summer of 1990, it was expected to fill eight hours of
primetime television programming and then go its merry way into oblivion.
What CBS didn't count on was an addictive combination of quirkiness and
adventure that would rivet millions of fans, creating a cult-like
following that would drive them back to the box to watch their Northern
Exposure friends on a regular basis.
The great adventure was happening behind the scenes as well. An unusual
cast of characters, each at a pivotal juncture in their lives, was brought
together from all over the country to put on their winter coats and wander
into the Washington forest to make-believe they were in Alaska. A Tony
Broadway star, several successful film actors and a stunning Texas model
were mingled with local Native Americans to create a fantasy community
like no one had seen before.
My character, Ed Chigliak (whose last name I didn't learn until the sixth
episode) was perhaps the most peculiar of them all. Ed bridged the world of
the wilderness with that of modern America. He was wise in the ways of his
native forefathers and could effortlessly quote Woody Allen and Steven
Taken together with a community of other characters more diverse than most
people could imagine, the
producers, writers and cast created a home town like no one had ever seen
on television. Mayberry it was, yet Mayberry it wasn’t.
Northern Exposed gives those millions of Northern Exposure fans the
opportunity to enjoy an inside look at the interaction and daily lives of
that cast and those producers.
Because the book and DVD complement each other, we are only offering
them together at one great price. If you've already bought the book and
want to get the DVD, click here.