Shelley with Alec Baldwin and Jim Metzler
in a promo pic for Cutter to Houston, 1983
Shelley starred in her second TV series Cutter to Houston in 1983. Her co-stars were Jim Metzler, who had gained critical praise for his performance as Mason McCormick in Tex, and Alec Baldwin, who played Billy Allison Aldrich in The Doctors from 1980 to 1982. The series had great promise, but was cancelled before it could find an audience. Sleeper hits were unheard of then.