Dana Delany is ready to offer more ‘Proof’
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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