Q: What did Katharine Mcphee do between her time on American Idol and the start of Smash? — Karen Powell, Glen Burnie, Md.
A: The way she tells it, the singeractress’ experiences weren’t all that far from what she’s portraying on her current NBC series. Apart from marrying boyfriend Nick Cokas in 2008, she focused on acting and singing. Her self-named debut album was released in 2007, followed by two in 2010.
As for acting, Mcphee’s first big project was the movie The House Bunny with Anna Faris. She then made guest appearances on CSI: NY and Community.
She also co-starred in You May Not Kiss the Bride and Shark Night 3D.
Q: I have watched the show The Walking Dead all season, but I missed the first few minutes, and I would like to know how the zombies became zombies. — Jim Marlow, Charles City, Iowa
A: Within the history of the series as it has been shown on AMC, there hasn’t been a definitive reason given for how that started, at least not yet. However, the population of zombies (or “walkers”) has grown through people getting bitten, so that’s how the situation has expanded from whatever its roots are.
Q: Now that the end of House has been announced, will Jennifer Morrison return at all as Dr. Cameron? — Scott Parker, Virginia Beach, Va.
A: It’s anyone’s guess at this point, especially since the actress is busy with her current ABC series, Once Upon a Time. However, she’s gone back to House before ... and if the Fox medical drama wants her back for a swan-song appearance before (or during) its May 21 sign-off, we suspect she’ll do everything possible to accommodate that.
Q: Where has CSI: NY been this season? — Dolores Trudeau, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
A: It’s slated to return to CBS’ Friday lineup March 30. The network needed a place to put Undercover Boss when The Amazing Race returned to Sundays, and it wanted to let A Gifted Man finish its freshman season uninterrupted, so it moved that medical drama an hour later ... and gave Gary Sinise and company a vacation of sorts.