‘Rookie Blue’ head­ing for its sopho­more sea­son

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Q: Is “Rookie Blue” com­ing back? Its web­site says it was re­newed for sea­son two, but so far, noth­ing has come on the air about it.

Elmer My­ers, Aurora, Colo. A: Yes, the Cana­dian-made po­lice drama is re­turn­ing to ABC. With an en­sem­ble cast that fea­tures Missy Pere­grym as the first among equals, the show is slated to be­gin its new episodes June 23. For any­one who may want a re­fresher on sea­son one in the mean­time, that set of sto­ries will be re­leased May 31 on both DVD and Blu-ray; sev­eral be­hind-thescenes fea­turettes are in­cluded.

Q: What ever hap­pened to “Supernanny” on Fri­day nights on ABC? Kathy John­son, Stan­dish, Maine A: The pro­gram had its se­ries fi­nale in March. Jo Frost, the show’s “Supernanny,” said she wanted out last year; the pro­duc­ers might have opted to con­tinue with some­one else, but they didn’t, prob­a­bly be­cause Frost was so linked to the show ... in­clud­ing the orig­i­nal Bri­tish ver­sion from which the Amer­i­can ver­sion spun off.

Q: David Den­man, one of the ac­tors on Fox’s “Traf­fic Light,” looks fa­mil­iar. Did he play Pam’s boyfriend on “The Of­fice”?

Terry Valen­tine,

A: Yes.

Q: Can you tell me what has hap­pened to “Who Do You Think You Are?” It was air­ing Fri­day nights on NBC.

Cathy Lued­ers, Mil­wau­kee A: The Lisa Kudrow-pro­duced se­ries played out all eight episodes that were sched­uled for its sec­ond sea­son on NBC. At this writ­ing, it re­mained to be seen if the net­work was go­ing to or­der a third round ... but if so, that de­ci­sion would have to be made fairly soon. As Kudrow ex­plained to us in an in­ter­view, track­ing a per­son’s an­ces­try can be a time-con­sum­ing process, es­pe­cially if vis­its to the re­lated sites are nec­es­sary for tele­vi­sion pro­gram pur­poses.

Q: When will the new sea­son of “Pro­ject Run­way” be­gin?

Laura Sand­mark,

Q: I thought “The Glades” was sup­posed to air again in March, but I haven’t found it in any tele­vi­sion listings.

Joan Walker, Cen­ten­nial, Colo. A: The sec­ond sea­son of the A&E Net­work mys­tery se­ries be­gins June 5, with such cast mem­bers as Matt Passmore and Kiele Sanchez re­turn­ing.

Q: I watch the PBS se­ries “Doc Martin.” I can’t help but no­tice that the ac­tor por­tray­ing Al, the son of the restau­rant owner, looks and sounds like Sting. Could he be Sting’s son?

Sher Cheshire, Glen Burnie, Md. A: He couldn’t. The ac­tor in ques­tion is Joe Ab­solom, who got his first taste of fame — some­what lit­er­ally — in a peanut but­ter ad at a young age. His first claim to star­dom then came in his late teens as a reg­u­lar on the long-pop­u­lar Bri­tish se­rial “EastEnders.” Among

Day­tona Beach, Fla. A: There def­i­nitely will be a ninth sea­son of the se­ries, which will be the fourth to air on Life­time af­ter its move from Bravo. No pre­miere date had been an­nounced at the time of this writ­ing, but the cast­ing process has been un­der way ac­tively in re­cent weeks in such cities as Seat­tle and Chicago. Also, Life­time has a “Pro­ject Run­way All Stars” se­ries planned for the net­work’s up­com­ing sea­son. his other cred­its are “Touch­ing Evil,” “The Bill,” “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” and the 2002 fea­ture film “Ex­treme Ops.”

Q: I have no­ticed the gen­tle­man in the Geico ads. Who is he, and why does he look so fa­mil­iar?

Jeanne Win­nick, Dublin, Ohio A: If you mean the well-dressed man at the start of the com­mer­cials — who poses such burn­ing ques­tions as “Does a wood­chuck chuck wood?” — he’s ac­tor Mike McGlone, who starred with Ed­ward Burns in the movies “The Brothers McMullen” and “She’s the One” (both of which also were di­rected by Burns).

Q: I’ve no­ticed that Sean Mur­ray on “NCIS” has been much thin­ner re­cently. Has he been ill?

Ruth Mur­ray, Com­merce City, Colo. A: Though this has been ad­dressed sev­eral times in this col­umn, we con­tinue to get the ques­tion in siz­able num­bers, so once again: Mur­ray has said that he de­cided to en­gage in more healthy eat­ing, and that is the rea­son for his cur­rent ap­pear­ance. CBS di­rects all queries on the mat­ter to that state­ment by the ac­tor.

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Missy Pere­grym stars in “Rookie Blue.”

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