TV QUES­TIONS

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

Q: At the be­gin­ning of House last sea­son, Am­ber Tam­blyn was on, then Olivia Wilde was back on. Can you ex­plain? — James Neal, Fountain Val­ley, Calif.

A: Eas­ily. Wilde took a leave of ab­sence from the Fox show to make some movies — in­clud­ing this sum­mer’s Cow­boys & Aliens with Daniel Craig and Har­ri­son Ford — so Tam­blyn was brought into House in the in­terim. When Wilde was able to re­turn to the se­ries full time, Tam­blyn de­parted.

Q: In the list of shows re­turn­ing to cable, I did not find Dex­ter. What’s Show­time say­ing? — Fran Lewis, Seat­tle

A: We can’t speak for the net­work, but we’d pre­sume they would be say­ing, “Wait un­til fall.” That’s when the show typ­i­cally starts its sea­son, and lots of cast­ing al­ready is in place for the up­com­ing sixth sea­son. Ed­ward James Ol­mos, Colin Hanks (Tom’s son) and Mos — for­merly known as Mos Def — all have signed up for ma­jor roles.

Q: Has Detroit 1-8-7 been re­newed for the fall? — An­thony San­zone, Day­tona Beach

A: It hasn’t. It was one sea­son and out for the ABC po­lice drama that starred Michael Im­pe­ri­oli and James McDaniel. What re­ally sealed the show’s fate was how much higher the rat­ings were in the same Tues­day slot for Dana De­lany’s Body of Proof, which will re­tain that hour in the 2011-12 sched­ule.

Q: What hap­pened to the se­ries Lie to Me? It was my fa­vorite. — Bette Haines, Grove City, Ohio

A: “Was” is the op­er­a­tive word there. The Tim RothKelli Wil­liams show was one of those given a pink slip when Fox did a rea­son­ably ag­gres­sive re­vi­sion of its lineup for the up­com­ing sea­son.

Q: Can you please tell me when ABC’s Off the Map will re­turn? — Char­lie Tipp, Prov­i­dence, R.I.

A: Um ... never. De­spite the am­ple pro­mo­tion ABC gave the show, and the fact that it was from one of the net­work’s top pro­duc­ers — Shonda Rhimes ( Grey’s Anatomy, Pri­vate Prac­tice) — the show never de­vel­oped the hoped-for fol­low­ing. The cost of mak­ing it also was sig­nif­i­cant, since it was filmed in Hawaii.

Im­pe­ri­oli

Wilde

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