TV QUES­TIONS

The Palm Beach Post - TV Post - - Front Page - By JAY BOB­BIN

Q: We are lov­ing The Men­tal­ist. Tell me if the net­work will have it on again come fall. — Mar­lene Re­her, Hales Cor­ners, Wis. A: For sure. Si­mon Baker’s CBS show has been one of the few sure­fire hits of re­cent tele­vi­sion sea­sons, and the net­work is nowhere near ready to let it go. Watch for its third year to begin in Septem­ber, in the same Thurs­day po­si­tion — fol­low­ing CSI: Crime Scene In­ves­ti­ga­tion — that it had this past sea­son.

Q: What ever hap­pened to Twin Peaks and Dark Shad­ows? Are they on DVD or VHS? — Gail Duprey, Umatilla

A: The “what ever hap­pened” part is what hap­pens to most se­ries even­tu­ally: They were can­celed, though each show was a phe­nom­e­non of its time. Both are avail­able on video; a “De­fin­i­tive Gold Box” DVD set of Twin Peaks has ev­ery­thing in­clud­ing the pi­lot episode — though the pi­lot was mar­keted sep­a­rately from the weekly episodes on VHS — and a va­ri­ety of Dark Shad­ows episodes can be found in both for­mats in var­i­ous com­bi­na­tions.

Q: The Jimmy Du­rante Show al­ways ended with Jimmy say­ing, “Good night, Mrs. Cal­abash, wher­ever you are.” I’ve al­ways wond­fered who he was talk­ing about. — Dar­ryl Wag­ner, Port St. Lu­cie

A: There ac­tu­ally are two an­swers ... nei­ther of them nec­es­sar­ily the de­fin­i­tive one, but they’re the most com­monly be­lieved. One has “Mrs. Cal­abash” as the name he gave the owner of a restau­rant where he once ate in Cal­abash, N.C. The other has it as his nick­name for his first wife, with whom he had resided in the Cal­i­for­nia city of Cal­abasas.

Q: I re­ally en­joyed the se­ries Life Un­ex­pected on The CW. Any chance it will re­turn in the fall? — Dou­glas Larson, Bothell, Wash.

A: Bet­ter than a chance. The drama will start its sec­ond sea­son this fall on Tues­days, be­hind the also-re­turn­ing One Tree Hill.

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