Q: Can you tell me what Nathan Fillion has been up to lately? I really liked his recurring role on “Modern Family” last season and was sad to see him go. I need him on my TV screen again! -- Ginger F., via Facebook
A: You’ll get to see the ruggedly handsome face of the former “Castle” star soon in ABC’s “The Rookie,” which Nathan will star in and executive-produce. The show has been given a straight to-series order from the network, its premise being, as outlined in “Entertainment Weekly”: “Nathan Fillion stars as John Nolan, a rookie cop in the LAPD who is 20 years older than most of his fellow rookies. Nolan ditched his small-town life and career to move to L.A. to pursue his dream of becoming a cop, but now he finds himself navigating the unpredictable, dangerous and occasionally humorous world of a ‘young cop.’”
*** Q: I became hooked on this Netflix series called “Glitch.” Can you tell me if and when it’ll be back for another season? -- Nina H., via email
A: Season two of the paranormal drama, which consists of six brand-new episodes, will drop Nov. 28. The show originally airs in Australia, but Netflix coproduces the series and airs it on the streaming site a few weeks after its Australian premiere. The series centers on the strange goings-on in Yoorana, Victoria, Australia, where James Hayes (played by Patrick Brammall) is a small-town policeman.
Hayes is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night after seven people have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health. With no memory of their identities, they are determined to discover who they are and what has happened to them. Along with local doctor Elishia McKellar (Genevieve O’Reilly), James struggles to keep the case hidden from his colleagues, his family and the world. The seven people are all linked in some way, and the search begins for someone who knows the truth about how and why they have returned.”
Q: I heard that Amy Sherman-Palladino has a new show out. Where and when can I see it? -- Kelli D., via email A: The talented creator of “The Gilmore Girls” has a new series called “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which premieres Nov. 29 on Amazon Prime. The series takes place in 1958 in New York City. Midge Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan, whom you might remember as Doug Stamper’s doomed ex-prostitute girlfriend, Rachel Posner, on “House of Cards”) has her life on track: husband, kids and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at ... and going from housewife to standup comic is a wild choice to everyone but her. The pilot episode is available now on Amazon, and you can see for yourself why everyone is raving about this new series.