Q: What can you tell me about Carmine Giovinazzo of CSI: NY? Is he married? Is he from New York? Has he ever done anything besides CSI: NY? — Laura Doenias, Fresh Meadows, N.Y. A: Giovinazzo has a famous spouse, Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo ... alias Brenda on the ABC daytime serial General Hospital. The actor is indeed a New York native, having been born and raised on Staten Island. He did a number of other projects before getting the part of Detective Danny Messer. He played the first victim in the television version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he portrayed the last victim in the recently deceased Peter Falk’s series of Columbo TV movies (specifically, in Columbo Likes the Nightlife).
Q: Army Wives on Lifetime seemed to be over sooner this year than it was in previous seasons. Can you tell me when this past season started and ended? — Judy Vollrath, Racine, Wis.
A: It began March 6 and ended June 12, encompassing 13 episodes ... which, you’re correct, was shorter than previous seasons that averaged just under 20 episodes. The best advice is simply to enjoy it for as much as there is of it, since next year, the show’s sixth and final season also will be 13 episodes long. Q: I have enjoyed watching HawthoRNe and have enjoyed Suleka Mathew’s character, Bobbie. Is she a paraplegic? — Karl Orth, Aurora, Colo.
A: We assume you’re asking if the actress is, and the answer is no. Bobbie’s prosthetic leg is for dramatic purposes as part of the character’s back story on the TNT medical drama.
Q: ABC had a show called Primetime: What Would You Do? and it just disappeared off the network. Will it be back? — Chris Dick, Elkridge, Md.
A: You might have hit a couple of weeks when it wasn’t on, but the series has been part of ABC’s Friday night lineup this summer. Not only does it get solid ratings for the network, it constantly gives host John Quinones talking points for other ABC News broadcasts when he appears on them to promote his show.