In the ‘Mood Swings’

(Above: Donna Mills and Crystal Hunt in ‘Mood Swings.’ Photo courtesy Pure Flix)

Mood Swings, a weekly sitcom about four generations of women living under the same roof, debuts today on Pure Flix, a subscription streaming service for faith & family content.

The series was created by — and stars — actress Crystal Hunt. Hunt previously appeared in Pure Flix’s recent Hilton Head Island, preceded by many years on ABC’s One Life To Live and CBS’ The Guiding Light.

But Hunt may well get upstaged by two iconic members of an older generation: Donna Mills and Dyan Cannon, playing her mother and aunt, respectively.

In the 1980s, Mills played the highly unlikable Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on the CBS primetime soap and Dallas spinoff Knot’s Landing. Four years ago, she won an Emmy for a recurring role on the ABC daytime soap General Hospital,

Cannon received three Oscar nominations in the 1970s: for the features Heaven Can Wait and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and a short film Number One. Her most recent TV series was a a 2001-2002 NBC sitcom, Three Sisters.

In Mood Swings, Hunt plays a newly divorced woman who, to help pay the bills, welcomes three roommates to her Malibu mansion. The roommates are a disgruntled working woman (Robin Riker, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital), a Canadian-Italian culinary wizard and Hollywood actress (Christina DeRosa Bad Moms), and a Dominican entrepreneur trying to get US citizenship (Sophia Gasca, Ballers). Jason Earles (Hannah Montana) plays a live-in handyman who’s not so handy, and Scott Bailey (The Bay, Ray Donovan) is the rich, controlling ex-husband.

Episodes will drop for eight Thursdays, starting today, through December 12.

Pure Flix costs costs $10.99 monthly or $83.33 annually, starting with a one-month free trial.

For more info or to subscribe, visit or access the Pure Flix app for iOS, AndroidRoku, Fire TV and other devices.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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