In the Too Close to Home episode ‘Highway 16’, Anna (Danielle Savre) is back in Alabama after her affair with the President of the United States is exposed. She thought D.C. was a tough town to live in; Happy, Alabama is filled with just as much drama. While Anna reunites with her “overburdened” sister Bonnie (Kelly Sullivan) she also must deal with her drug addict sister Shelby, among other family members. In episode ‘Highway 16,’ Shelby makes a really big mistake that could cost her her life, and Bonnie’s.
Shelby is portrayed by Brooke Anne Smith. She’s known for her roles on MTV’s Awkward. (Angelique Welch), My Wife and Kids (Jessica), Malcolm in the Middle (Tracey), and 7th Heaven (Simon’s college girlfriend Marcia), among others. Too Close to Home airs Mondays at 9pm on TLC.