PeterHorton080510.jpgWhat do the late 80′s drama series “Thirtysomething” and “Good Morning America” have in common? Yes, both appear (or appeared) on ABC, but now they also share a familiar face: Peter Horton.

Horton, who was one of the stars of the television series, has been consulting for “GMA” in recent months, according to B&C’s Marisa Guthrie.

Since leaving “Thirtysomething” Horton has gone on to have a successful career as a writer, director and producer, including on programs like “Grey’s Anatomy” and the upcoming Fox series “Lonestar.”

For “GMA”, Horton is “working with the show’s directors on the look of the show; the set, production elements. But he’s also offering advice on the more ephemeral aspects, such as pacing and timing,” according to Guthrie.

“The analogy that I use all the time is that of a basketball player,” says Horton. “You’re in the playoff game with 20 seconds and you’re down by a point. The best way to get the ball in the hoop is to take your time and to take that moment before you shoot; to know how to wait for that right moment…

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