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Robert Conrad is back at work on two projects for NBC — including a two-hour movie/backdoor pilot, “Search and Rescue,” developed originally last year for CBS.

The show, to be produced by the actor-producer’s A. Shane Co., was shot earlier this month in Bear Valley — which Conrad now calls home — and is a fictionalized drama based on the exploits of a mountain volunteer rescue team.

Conrad will star along with Dee Wallace Stone, Wil Shriner, Chad McQueen and Kelly Curtis.

In addition, NBC will also develop a sequel to the 1985 movie “Two Fathers’ Justice,” which starred Conrad and George Hamilton. Conrad will reprise his role and is talking with Hamilton about doing the same.

At ABC, Conrad is developing “Child of Mine,” a previously announced fact-based movie based on the story of Olympic Ski Team hopeful Denise (Booy) Rassmussen, who was crippled in a 1989 car accident.

Conrad is hoping the network will greenlight the project so it can be turned around in time to capitalize on the anticipated hype surrounding CBS’ coverage of the Winter Olympics next February. “Why shouldn’t ABC piggyback off all that publicity?” he said.

Another Conrad pilot is still in the talking phase at CBS, based on the Navy SEALs. Conrad’s most recent starring role was in “Sworn to Vengeance,” the Eye network’s second-highest-rated Tuesday movie of the ’92-93 season.

Conrad, who spent five seasons on CBS’ “Wild, Wild West” and another two years in NBC’s “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” has subsequently produced and/or appeared in several movies.

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