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

Q: The ac­tor who played the po­lice de­tec­tive who was killed in the first new episode of Law & Or­der: LA re­cently is one of my fa­vorites, and I won­dered if he opted off the show or was just let go. And will he be ap­pear­ing in any­thing else? — Della Clark, Tustin, Calif.

A: He was let go. Skeet Ul­rich was ter­mi­nated as part of a cre­ative re­vamp of the NBC show, and to make room for Al­fred Molina’s char­ac­ter leav­ing the pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice to re­turn to the po­lice force, De­tec­tive Rex Win­ters be­came the vic­tim of a driveby shoot­ing at home. No new projects had been an­nounced for Ul­rich at this writ­ing, but that shouldn’t take much longer; he’s been per­pet­u­ally em­ployed, ei­ther on tele­vi­sion or in movies, since the mid-1990s.

Q: Have The Glades and Mem­phis Beat been re­newed, and if so, when will their new sea­sons start? — Jan Rozewski, Franklin, Wis.

A: Both crime dra­mas will re­turn, and you’ll be glad to know it will hap­pen soon. The Glades — star­ring Matt Passmore — will be back on A&E Net­work this sum­mer for a run of 13 new episodes be­gin­ning June 5, while Mem­phis Beat will resur­face on TNT for a run of 10 new episodes start­ing June 14.

Q: Are Mark Har­mon and Angie Har­mon re­lated? — Pamela Ray­mus, Mil­wau­kee A: No. How­ever, it’s in­ter­est­ing to note that both per­form­ers have co-starred in se­ries with ac­tress Sasha Alexan­der ... Mark in the first two sea­sons of CBS’ NCIS and Angie in the cur­rent TNT show Riz­zoli & Isles (which re­turns with new episodes July 11). Q: Will PBS do a fol­low-up to Down­ton Abbey? — Linda Dresher, New Hart­ford, N.Y.

A: Yes. In fact, the Bri­tish net­work ITV al­ready had or­dered a se­quel even be­fore the first minis­eries be­gan air­ing in Amer­ica on PBS’ Mas­ter­piece Clas­sic. The drama was a big hit on both sides of the At­lantic, and as its view­ers know, a lot of mat­ters were left un­re­solved ... giv­ing the cre­ative tal­ents plenty of fer­tile ter­ri­tory to be­gin afresh with. Pro­duc­tion is un­der way now, and PBS is think­ing in terms of early 2012 for its air­ing here.



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