TV QUES­TIONS

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

Q: I haven’t seen any­thing in­di­cat­ing that Riz­zoli & Isles is re­turn­ing. Is it? — Bar­bara Wald, Oak Hill

A: Angie Har­mon and Sasha Alexan­der’s TNT show got a pickup for a sec­ond sea­son in near-record time. Af­ter only three episodes had aired last sum­mer, the net­work gave the go-ahead for a sec­ond round. Ex­pect the new sto­ries to begin turn­ing up in the sum­mer again.

Q: I can’t find the show Par­ent­hood. Has it been can­celed? — Vera McHenry, Lawrence, Kan.

A: It’s back in NBC’s Tues­day lineup, where it will re­main for the rest of the sea­son. Some no­table guest cast­ing is com­ing up; John Cor­bett ( United States of Tara, Sex and the City) will be on board for sev­eral episodes as the Lau­ren Gra­ham char­ac­ter’s es­tranged hus­band.

Q: What hap­pened to “Mem­phis Heat”? It gave us a chance to see the South in ac­tion. — Phyl­lis Williams, Gar­den Grove, Calif. A: We’re guess­ing that you’re ac­tu­ally ask­ing about Mem­phis Beat, the Ja­son Lee-star­ring TNT se­ries. As we men­tion so often here, ca­ble se­ries gen­er­ally have shorter sea­sons than broad­cast net­work shows do, and that was the sit­u­a­tion here. The 10 episodes pro­duced for the first sea­son sim­ply ran out ... but the se­ries has been re­newed, and it will be back ei­ther in late spring or the sum­mer.

Q: For years, I have been try­ing to find out what hap­pened to Natha­nia Ryan, who played Hope Williams as a child on Days of our Lives. She also played in some very scary movie. — El­iz­a­beth Den­son, Taun­ton, Mass.

A: The ac­tress in ques­tion ac­tu­ally is Natasha Ryan, and she had the role on the NBC day­time se­rial from 1975 to 1980. We prob­a­bly should say “then-ac­tress,” since she re­port­edly now works in so­lar con­struc­tion.

Ryan also had roles in two pretty scary movies — The Ami­tyville Hor­ror (1979) and The En­tity (1982) — and while still on Days, she played the young Sy­bil in the TV movie that brought Sally Field her first Emmy Award.

Alexan­der

Lee

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