Q: What happened to the program Extra with Mario Lopez? — Betty Wallen, Stuart
A: The entertainment magazine show remains in production and is seen around the country. If it isn’t appearing in your area, that’s because none of the local stations currently have the rights to it. That’s the nature of syndication; an individual station has to buy and air the series, rather than it being provided to many stations that all schedule it at the same time via a network.
Q: Can you tell me if there are any plans for more of the Damages series? — John Howe, Garden City, N.Y.
A: As mentioned here previously, two more seasons of Glenn Close’s former FX drama series have been ordered by the satellite service DirecTV. They will be shown there exclusively; no start dates have been set yet.
Q: Months ago, I watched a show called Who Do You Think You Are? several times. Different celebrities followed their roots back a number of generations. Will it be on again this season? — Kathleen Cragun, Issaquah, Wash. A: Yes, it will be back for a second round starting Jan. 21. Friends alumna Lisa Kudrow is the executive producer of the show; the first season’s episodes took her on a journey through her geneaology and did the same for Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, and spouses Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
Q: Is CSI: Miami in trouble, maybe about to be canceled? Since it moved to Sunday, I have not been able to record the program; it always comes on late. — Grady Stewart, San Antonio
A: It’s not on the verge of cancellation at this writing, but admittedly, football overruns haven’t made scheduling easy for David Caruso’s CBS crime drama. On one recent Sunday, the prime-time lineup was shifted so late by football coverage, that evening’s scheduled CSI: Miami episode was scrapped completely. The situation is bound to improve once the NFL season ends.