TV QUES­TIONS

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

Q: Why isn’t Matt Da­mon go­ing to be in the fourth Bourne movie? He did such a good job in the first three, it’s hard to imag­ine an­other ac­tor in that role. — Louise Everett, Marysville, Wash.

A: Con­sider the phys­i­cal reg­i­men re­quired for the part, then the rough-and­tum­ble na­ture of the film­ing it­self, and we can’t say that we’d point any fin­gers at Da­mon for choos­ing to sit out the next in­stall­ment. By now, any per­former who takes over the role pretty much knows what he’s in for; ap­par­ently, the ac­tor cho­sen to suc­ceed Da­mon in The Bourne Legacy (as an­other char­ac­ter) is Jeremy Ren­ner, Os­car-nom­i­nated for The Hurt Locker and The Town.

Q: Can you tell me what hap­pened to Ma­jor Gar­rett of Fox News? He has dis­ap­peared from the net­work. — Michelle Hayes, Boyn­ton Beach

A: Yes, he has, since he has grav­i­tated to­ward print jour­nal­ism. Last Septem­ber, he left Fox — af­ter eight years, fol­low­ing his stint with CNN — to be­come a con­gres­sional cor­re­spon­dent for Na­tional Jour­nal. There’s still a Gar­rett fam­ily pres­ence at Fox News, how­ever; his wife, Julie Kirtz, re­mains a cor­re­spon­dent there.

Q: When is Drop Dead Diva go­ing to be show­ing its first episode of the new sea­son? — Amanda Clark, Hart­sell, Ala.

A: It’ll be June 19 ... the date spec­i­fied just in the nick of time to make this col­umn. Among things to look for­ward to in the third round of the Life­time se­ries: guest star turns by Wanda Sykes, Howard Hesse­man ( WKRP in Cincin­nati) and ac­tor-di­rec­tor Tony Gold­wyn ( Ghost, Con­vic­tion); more mu­si­cal num­bers; and a wed­ding fairly early in the sea­son.

Q: I have been watch­ing re­runs of All in the Fam­ily. What is the line that fol­lows “Ev­ery­body pulled his weight”? — Robert Shaw, Port Orange

A: “Gee, our old LaSalle ran great” — the LaSalle hav­ing been a car that was con­nected to Cadil­lac and mar­keted from 1927 to 1940 — is the lyric in ques­tion from the theme song Those Were the Days, which was cre­ated for the clas­sic, of­ten con­tro­ver­sial CBS sit­com by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams.

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