Hough stuff: Fear not, he’ll be ‘Dancing’ again
Q: Do you know why Derek Hough isn’t on “Dancing With the Stars” this season?
Rosalie Curtis, DeLand, Fla. A: He’s sitting out the current round of the ABC show to concentrate on filming a dance-related movie — surprise! — titled “Cobu 3D.” However, the brother of fellow dancer Julianne Hough reportedly will be back for the 13th season of the program this fall.
Q: I am curious as to whether “Warehouse 13” and “Haven” will be returning to Syfy this summer.
Debi Leake, Columbus, Ohio A: You’ll be happy to know that both will. “Warehouse 13” will launch its third season July 11 — with Aaron Ashmore, the former Jimmy Olsen of “Smallville,” joining the cast — while “Haven” will launch season two July 15 with a new co-star in Vinessa Antoine (“Being Erica”), as a scheming woman from Duke’s (Eric Balfour) past.
Q: I loved “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” Will we ever see it again?
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Q: I discovered that season four of “Damages,” starring
Annapolis, Md. A: Not in weekly series form, at least. HBO didn’t pick up a second season of the show (which was made in conjunction with Britain’s BBC), though it’s been said for a while that a couple of feature-film spinoffs were being considered. There’s been no advancement of information on that in some time, so we’d advise fans not to get their hopes up. Glenn Close, is only going to be available on DirecTV. Why would that be done?
Karen Johnson, Scarborough, Maine A: Because it’s the only way the series would keep going. FX passed on renewing the drama, so the exclusive-to-DirecTV deal was the one that the satellite provider made with Sony Pictures Television, the studio that produces the show. Though DirecTV had agreed to split the telecast rights for “Friday Night Lights” with NBC in that series’ later seasons, the “Damages” situation indicates that won’t always be the case.
As we’ve said here before, though, this doesn’t necessarily mean that non-DirecTV subscribers will never get to see the new “Damages” stories, which begin this summer; as with past seasons of the show, Sony is likely to release those episodes on home video after they’ve had their television plays. In fact, these might be of even more value in terms of DVD profit, since more people likely won’t have seen them before they debut in that format.
Q: I would like to know if “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is going to resume and if so, when.
Dolores Strauss, West Palm Beach, Fla. A: It is, and the eighth season of Larry David’s award-winning HBO comedy — consisting of 10 new episodes — is set to begin July 10.
Q: I have been waiting for FX to start another season of “Terriers.” I heard they canceled it. Any chance we will see a second season on another network, or is it dead?
Dennis Carroll, Denver A: There has been no talk of another network picking up the show, so — since FX did cancel it in December, right after its first season ended — you can assume it’s dead.
Q: Why was Rob Morrow’s new show “The Whole Truth” canceled?
Cathy Huston, Seattle A: Low ratings. The writing was on the wall for the ABC series within a couple of weeks of its debut last fall.
Q: I thought “Raising the Bar” was going to be picked up. What happened, and will it be showing again?
Micki Carlin, San Clemente, Calif. A: By the time the Steven Bochco-produced law drama’s final three episodes were shown by TNT on Christmas Eve 2009 — never particularly good scheduling for new installments of a series, we might add, since many people aren’t watching television on that night — it was fairly well known that the network had canceled the show several weeks before.
However, TNT clearly doesn’t hold anything against the talents who were involved. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who had the central role of public defender Jerry Kellerman in “Raising the Bar,” is about to do another show for the network ... playing another lawyer, no less. He and Breckin Meyer will star in “Franklin & Bash,” scheduled to premiere June 1.
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Derek Hough reportedly will return for the 13th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”