TV QUES­TIONS

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

Q: Is Hitch, star­ring Will Smith, out on video? I Googled it and didn’t seem to be able to find it — An­thony Adams, West Palm Beach

A: That’s odd, since the com­edy movie — which is shown fairly fre­quently by TBS and TNT— has been avail­able on DVD for some time (since within a few months of its 2005 the­atri­cal re­lease, in fact). It also was one of the first ti­tles that Sony Pic­tures Home En­ter­tain­ment re­leased on Blu-ray a year later. When we tried a search for the DVD, about a zil­lion pur­chas­ing op­tions came up im­me­di­ately. We only can say that you might want to try again.

Q: When is CHAOS com­ing back? — June Ni­cholas, Glen El­lyn, Ill.

A: It isn’t. CBS had high hopes for the se­ries, es­pe­cially in terms of the per­for­mance by Freddy Ro­driguez as a CIA new­comer. How­ever, it be­came rather clear af­ter the air­ings of the first three episodes last April that the rat­ings just weren’t there, so the net­work re­moved the show from the lineup and called Flash­point (which is now on ION) back into play fast, then played off the re­main­ing sto­ries on Satur­day nights. When that hap­pens these days with first-run episodes, that pretty much can be taken as a sign that pro­duc­tion on the show is done.

Q: What is the new se­ries that Katharine Mcphee of Amer­i­can Idol fame is go­ing to be in? — Julie Wells, Glen Burnie, Md.

A: It’s Smash, an NBC drama that pre­mieres Feb. 6. Mcphee’s role would seem de­signed for her tal­ents, since she plays an ac­tress who has the in­side track on land­ing the lead role in a Broad­way mu­si­cal about Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe. She has com­pe­ti­tion, though — in­clud­ing Uma Thur­man, who will have a mul­ti­ple-episode guest role as a film star who also wants the part.

Q: What hap­pened to Against the Wall? — Rosann Pol­lock, De­land

A: The po­lice drama Against the Wall was can­celed by Life­time af­ter its one and only sea­son that be­gan this past sum­mer. That out­come wasn’t a big shock, since the cable net­work had moved it from prime time to late night over the course of its run ... some­thing that doesn’t hap­pen to a se­ries if it’s per­form­ing well in the rat­ings.

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