Q: Can you tell me when “Good Witch” will be back? It seems like it’s been forever!
-- Betty S., Portland, Oregon
A: Catherine Bell and company will be back for more spooky delights on Oct. 22 at 8/7c, when “Good Witch: Spellbound,” a two-hour movie co-starring James Denton and Bailee Madison, premieres on the Hallmark Channel. Season four of the series will premiere early 2018, so this movie should be enough to tide you over until then. I spoke with Catherine recently, and she told me all about the fun Halloween movie.
“Years ago, a man was in love with one of my ancestors. He couldn’t be with her, so he left town, but not before he cast a curse on Middleton. Now some of his prophecies are starting to come true. One of his curses was that love would be lost forever because he lost his love. So we got the band together to try to figure out what it all means and how to get the town through this. I find it always comes back to love and friendship and togetherness.”
Catherine is thrilled to get back to work with her Hallmark family, telling me: “They truly are like the nicest people ever. Jamie (James Denton) is awesome. The guy has been around for a long time, and he’s seen it all. He’s a family man. And he’s a mountain man. He’s got a ranch in Montana. He’s not Hollywood, and I love that. He’s just a good guy and a lot of fun. And Bailee is just adorable. She’s so sweet, so smart, so talented -- someone who’s grown up in this business and somehow managed to stay grounded and stay humble.”
Q: Can you tell me what Michael Emerson is up to? I loved him on “Person of Interest” and “Lost.”
-- Lilly T., via email
A: Michael’s latest gig is bit of a mystery ... but I’m sure it soon will all unravel. He plays (as of this writing) an unnamed character on the CW’s “Arrow.” As his recurring role unfolds, we’ll find out what his evil plan -- yes, he’s playing a villain -- is for Green Arrow and friends. I’m betting it will be particularly cerebral and diabolical. Michael also recently had a guest spot on “Claws,” the TNT drama about a woman who owns a nail salon with her best friends, and they are caught up with the local drug gang and are trafficking through the shop.
Q: I love Kelly Clarkson’s new song, “Love So Soft.” When will the album be out?
-- Brandi Y., via email A: “The Meaning of Life” drops Oct. 27. This is Kelly’s first album with Atlantic Records; she just completed her “American Idol” recording contract with RCA Records. Also, look for her next season (season 14) on “The Voice,” where she’ll occupy one of the spinning chairs as a judge nurturing new musical talent.
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