HBO’s ‘Board­walk’ will be walked again

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Q: Has “Burn No­tice” been can­celed? I have not seen any­thing about it start­ing a new sea­son. And how about “Board­walk Em­pire”? Has HBO sched­uled it to re­sume some­time in the near fu­ture?

Jack Al­brecht, Fair­field, Calif. A: As the re­cent pre­quel movie about Sam Axe (Bruce Camp­bell) hope­fully sug­gested, “Burn No­tice” re­mains very much on USA Net­work’s radar. In fact, last year, the show re­ceived a re­newal for two sea­sons at once; its fifth round be­gins Thurs­day, June 23, and it’s al­ready guar­an­teed a sixth sea­son that will ar­rive in 2012.

As for “Board­walk Em­pire,” it didn’t take long at all af­ter its de­but last Septem­ber for HBO to or­der a sec­ond sea­son of the Steve Buscemi-star­ring, Martin Scors­ese-pro­duced Pro­hi­bi­tion drama. The new episodes are likely to be­gin run­ning this fall.

Q: When is “Drop Dead Diva” go­ing to be show­ing its first episode of the new sea­son?

Amanda Clark, Hart­sell, Ala. A: It’ll be June 19 ... the date spec­i­fied just in the nick of time to make this col­umn. Among things to look for­ward to in the third round of the Life­time se­ries: guest star turns by Wanda Sykes, Howard Hesse­man (“WKRP in Cincin­nati”) and ac­tor-di­rec­tor Tony Gold­wyn (“Ghost,” “Con­vic­tion”); more mu­si­cal num­bers; and a wed­ding fairly early in the sea­son.

Q: I have been watch­ing re­runs of “All in the Fam­ily.” What is the line that fol­lows “Ev­ery­body pulled his weight”?

Robert Shaw, Port Orange, Fla. A: “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great” — the LaSalle hav­ing been a car that was con­nected to Cadil­lac and mar­keted from 1927 to 1940 — is the lyric in ques­tion from the theme song “Those Were the Days,” which was cre­ated for the clas­sic, of­ten con­tro­ver­sial CBS sit­com by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams.

Q: As a child, I had the plea­sure of view­ing both “Ten Lit­tle In­di­ans” and “And Then There Were None.” Will they ever be shown on TV again, per­haps on Turner Clas­sic Movies?

Mary Newberry, Cen­ten­nial, Colo. A: As we of­ten say, “ever” is a long time, and our crys­tal ball’s range of vi­sion doesn’t stretch quite that far. With that said, we think you’re right with your hunch that TCM might be the best place to keep watch for those Agatha Christie-in­spired films — es­pe­cially since that chan­nel has shown the 1965 ver­sion of “Ten Lit­tle In­di­ans,” star­ring Hugh O’Brian and Shirley Ea­ton (“Gold-

fin­ger”), within the past year.

Q: I know Gary Dour­dan, for­merly of “CSI: Crime Scene In­ves­ti­ga­tion,” was ar­rested for drug pos­ses­sion and sub­se­quently writ­ten off the show. I just won­dered where he is now and what he is do­ing.

Jan­ice Bur­nett, Farmingdale, N.Y. A: For clar­i­fi­ca­tion pur­poses, Dour­dan re­port­edly left the se­ries be­cause con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween him and the show’s pro­duc­ers reached an im­passe. The ac­tor has made sev­eral projects since, in­clud­ing the movies “Fire!” and “The Magnificent Cooly-T,” plus the newly re­leased wed­ding com­edy “Jump­ing the Broom.”

Q: Can you tell me what hap­pened to Ma­jor Gar­rett of Fox News? He has dis­ap­peared from the net­work.

Michelle Hayes, Boyn­ton Beach, Fla. A: Yes, he has, since he has grav­i­tated to­ward print jour­nal­ism. Last Septem­ber, he left Fox — af­ter eight years, fol­low­ing his stint with CNN — to be­come a con­gres­sional cor­re­spon­dent for Na­tional Jour­nal. There’s still a Gar­rett fam­ily pres­ence at Fox News, how­ever; his wife, Julie Kirtz, re­mains a cor­re­spon­dent there.

Q: Why isn’t Matt Da­mon go­ing to be in the fourth “Bourne” movie? He did such a good job in the first three, it’s hard to imag­ine an­other ac­tor in that role.

Louise Everett, Marysville, Wash. A: Con­sider the phys­i­cal reg­i­men re­quired for the part, then the rough-and-tum­ble na­ture of the film­ing it­self, and we can’t say that we’d point any fin­gers at Da­mon for choos­ing to sit out the next in­stall­ment. By now, any per­former who takes over the role pretty much knows what he’s in for; ap­par­ently, the ac­tor cho­sen to suc­ceed Da­mon in “The Bourne Legacy” (as an­other char­ac­ter) is Jeremy Ren­ner, Os­car-nom­i­nated for both “The Hurt Locker” and “The Town.”

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Steve Buscemi stars in “Board­walk Em­pire,” re­cently re­newed for a sec­ond sea­son by HBO.

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