Dana De­lany is ready to of­fer more ‘Proof’

The Daily Herald - TV Week - - FRONT PAGE - BY JAY BOB­BIN

Q: Did the ABC se­ries “Body of Proof” end?

Katie McVey, Gar­den City, N.Y. A: Hardly. Dana De­lany’s med­i­cal mys­tery show pre­miered quite late last sea­son but quickly estab­lished it­self as one of the past tele­vi­sion year’s high­es­trated new shows. There was vir­tu­ally no doubt that it would be re­newed for a sec­ond year, and that will start Sept. 20.

Q: My wife and I are huge fans of “Band of Broth­ers” and “Life” star Damian Lewis. What is he cur­rently work­ing on?

Chris O’Donoghue, Mil­wau­kee A: The Lon­don-born ac­tor will be seen in an­other se­ries soon. He plays one of the cen­tral roles in “Home­land,” an up­com­ing ter­ror­ism-themed Show­time drama in which he plays a mil­i­tary vet­eran whose loy­al­ties are ques­tioned by a CIA agent (Claire Danes).

Q: Will no other net­work — USA, TNT, etc. — pick up “CHAOS”?

James Waller, Palm Coast, Fla. A: Not as of this writ­ing. All 13 of the episodes pur­chased by CBS aired, most of them run­ning on Satur­days ear­lier this sum­mer after the much-touted show — which starred Freddy Ro­driguez and Eric Close — had been re­moved from its Fri­day slot fol­low­ing its first three air­ings. Though a lot of shows are be­ing re­leased on DVD these days after brief runs, 20th Cen­tury Fox Home En­ter­tain­ment, which has the rights in this case, hadn’t an­nounced any plans for that at

Alysa War­ing, Weed, Calif. A: About to en­ter his ninth sea­son as Tony DiNozzo on the hit CBS se­ries, Weatherly was born in New York but raised in Fair­field, Conn. His big break came in the ABC day­time se­rial “Lov­ing,” then he first moved into prime time op­po­site Jen­nifer Garner in the short-lived Fox se­ries “Sig­nif­i­cant Oth­ers.”

After a round of movies that in­cluded the ac­claimed in­de­pen­dent film “The Last Days of Disco,” Weatherly starred in Fox’s James Cameron-pro­duced “Dark An­gel” with Jes­sica Alba, to whom he was en­gaged for a time. “NCIS” came his way not long after that.

It’s also in­ter­est­ing to note that Weatherly played ac­tor Robert Wag­ner in the 2004 TV movie “The Mys­tery of Natalie Wood” ... and now, he works with Wag­ner, who has the re­cur­ring role of DiNozzo’s fa­ther on “NCIS.” Mar­ried in the mid-1990s to ac­tress Amelia Heinle, with whom he has a son, Weatherly is now wed to in­ternist Bo­jana Jankovic.

Q: I love the se­ries “The Courtship of Ed­die’s Fa­ther” with Bill Bixby. Will it ever be re­leased on DVD? Becky Berne­mann,

Clear Lake, Iowa A: As we of­ten say, “ever” is a very long time, and our crys­tal ball doesn’t gaze quite that far. While there’s no clear read on whether the en­tire se­ries will get a re­lease, one episode of the show — yes, a sin­gle episode — is avail­able now as part of a “Clas­sic TV Christ­mas Col­lec­tion” that was is­sued for last year’s hol­i­day sea­son. It also con­tains yule­tide edi­tions of such shows as “CHiPs,” “Wel­come Back, Kot­ter” and “Eight Is Enough.”

Q: We en­joyed the stage pro­duc­tion of “Jersey Boys.” Will there ever be a movie made?

Regina Hus­nay, Cen­ten­nial, Colo. A: Yes, ap­par­ently, though the tim­ing of the film­ing and re­lease is a bit murky. Par­ties in­clud­ing Steven Spiel­berg and Tom Hanks were in­ter­ested in the screen rights, but they ul­ti­mately went to pro­ducer Gra­ham King, whose cred­its in­clude the Os­car-winning “The De­parted.”

Q: We have seen only two ad­ven­tures of “The Li­brar­ian.” We would like to see more, pos­si­bly a se­ries.

Ty­bie Taglin, Mil­wau­kee A: Ac­tu­ally, TNT has shown three “Li­brar­ian” movies

“Quest for the Spear” (2004), “Re­turn to King Solomon’s Mines” (2006) and “Curse of the Ju­das Chal­ice” (2008). There had been talk of at least one more in­stall­ment that might be re­leased the­atri­cally, but noth­ing has come of that so far. The star of the films, Noah Wyle, has been busy else­where for TNT lately ... in the se­ries “Fall­ing Skies,” which al­ready has been re­newed for a sec­ond sea­son to be seen next sum­mer.

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