‘Rookie Blue’ heading for its sophomore season
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”?
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?
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.”