Seems like it was a tv-movie about having a down's syndrome baby. It won a "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming" at the Daytime Emmy's in 1978, so take of that from what you will.
I'm not really sure why he'd think that makes him look good - those are his old co-workers after all on that show. You'd think he'd be a bit more gracious about it, but he and his wife kind of comes off as a toxic twosome unfortunately.
I tend to think he was asked, but he probably assumed that this was going to be another Chabby in Paris / Last Blast thing on the DAYS app, so seeing it actually blow up must be a bit of a "oh [!@#$%^&*]" moment for him. He probably just thought he wasn't missing much, plus seeing his recast get such a great reception after nine years in the role has got to sting a bit. As others had said, he probably thought whoever stepped into the role was going to get Guy Wilson'd.
RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE
Peyton Harrington ???? 10/73 son of Betty and Steven; raised believing Rodney is the dad
Greg Whelan...????? 73-74
passed over by Rodney for Chief of Security 2/73
worked for the "late" Martin Peyton 12/73
Dr. Ben Hoskins ???????? covered for Mike Rossi 10/73
Lt. Ed Riker...Chuck Daniel 1973 Police Officer
Mrs. Douglas ?????? 12/73 the couple Monica goes to see about the Tom Dana/ Ellen Bentley accident
Mr. Douglas ????? 12/73 the couple Monica goes to see about the Tom Dana/ Ellen Bentley accident
HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE
Dr. Robert Monday ... Gene Bua 74-75 Max's internist
Dr. Loeb ???? 4/74 ordered MS tests for Alex Kronos
Stan...????.... 4/74 Kronos Henchman
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
Holly McAllister Joan Mc Gonagle 1973 (girlfriend, Jim Abbott) (Spence's secretary)
Herbie Towers Dan Hedaya 1975 Szabo's stooge
THE GUIDING LIGHT
Mona Enright (Pasquin) AKA Rebecca Cartwright
Quinton's ex, believed dead; plastic surgery and ruined vocal chords; lost baby believed to be Quint's, but it was Samuel Pasquin's(Mark Evans). turned up in Springfield as Rebecca Cartwright, and was killed again..........
Mona (flashbacks) Deborah Echols 1982
Rebecca Cartwright Leslie O'Hara 1982-83
Orderly Samuel Whitten