The full scope on the show that's stirring up a major fuss, next on Larry King Live. [King holds up a stack of magazines] KING: Now, this is what we've been talking about and is our bulk of the show tonight. And here in Los Angeles is Hal Sparks who plays Michael Novotny, the son of Sharon Gless. [The cast members are shown individually as they are being introduced by King] KING: The only two actual gay characters on the show are Peter Paige here in Los Angeles and Randy Harrison here in New York. PETER: I've always been drawn to controversial projects. And if you've seen any magazines, New York Magazine with Randy Harrison -- he'll be with us in a little while -- on the cover. I thought there was something really exciting, really dynamic here.
KING: As we saw from that scene, Hal, your lover has HIV. Michael's dating a character named Ben this year and he's HIV positive.
And I called Showtime and asked if the part had been cast. And I said, well, I'd really like to have that part. And, actually, there's been very little trouble around this show.
So, you know, I was actually excited to do it and ready to do it. SHARON: Well, a friend of mind sneaked me the script. I'd never read anything like that on television and I wanted to be there.
KING: In New York, Gale Harold, who is also straight.
I think they're only responding to the press about the show which is, oh, it's provocative.