Ac­tress’s on­go­ing tele­vi­sion work is ‘Jus­ti­fied’

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Q: What a sea­son of “Jus­ti­fied”! We were in shock at Mags’ demise; she was a very strong char­ac­ter, and we can­not imag­ine the show with­out her. Where is she go­ing? And when will the show be on again?

Gay­lene Kester, Lake Stevens A: Margo Martin­dale, the now-Emmy-nom­i­nated ac­tress in ques­tion, is mov­ing on to an­other se­ries. She stars with Pa­trick Wilson in the CBS drama “A Gifted Man,” pre­mier­ing Sept. 23. Though FX has re­newed “Jus­ti­fied” for a third sea­son, there’s no set date on when that will be­gin run­ning; we’d ex­pect that to hap­pen dur­ing the first quar­ter of 2012 since that’s the now-tra­di­tional time for the show’s re­turn.

Q: I bought Sea­son 6 of “The Shield,” but un­less there is a Sea­son 7, the se­ries doesn’t come to a con­clu­sion. Am I miss­ing some­thing?

Bill Car­pen­ter, Fort Lup­ton, Colo. A: Yes ... Sea­son 7. There was one, and it wrapped up the FX po­lice drama’s run in 2008 with what ap­peared to be a res­o­lu­tion to the saga of rogue cop Vic Mackey (Michael Chik­lis). It was re­leased on DVD in June 2009, and it also be­came avail­able on disc the fol­low­ing Novem­ber in a “Com­plete Se­ries Col­lec­tion.”

Q: In the Subaru com­mer­cial with the lit­tle girl and the dad giv­ing in­struc­tions, who is the older ac­tress play­ing the girl? Is it Mi­randa Cos­grove or Sasha Pi­eterse from “Pretty Lit­tle Liars”?

Chris­tine Barry, N. Patchogue, N.Y. A: Nei­ther. The car com­pany de­cided to use a real-life fa­ther and his daugh­ters (who share the role of the girl at dif­fer­ent ages) for the ad, so the young wo­man in ques­tion is a non­ac­tress named Lanna Lyons.

Q: I en­joyed watch­ing “The Drew Carey Show.” Will it go into syn­di­ca­tion or be re­leased on video?

Dee Stag­gers, Weir­ton, W.Va. A: Ac­tu­ally, the sit­com that proved “Cleve­land rocks!” went into syn­di­ca­tion al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter its ABC run ended, and it was part of TBS’ week­day sched­ule for a while. Ad­mit­tedly, it hasn’t shown up much in more re­cent years, de­spite the week­day vis­i­bil­ity Carey now has as host of the long-run­ning CBS game show “The Price Is Right.”

Only the com­plete first sea­son of “The Drew Carey Show” has been made avail­able by Warner Home Video thus far; it was re­leased in 2007. There’s also a “Tele­vi­sion Fa­vorites”com­pi­la­tion from the se­ries, is­sued in 2006, that in­cludes the pi­lot and five other episodes cho­sen from the first four sea­sons.

Q: Is the ac­tress who does the T-Mo­bile com­mer­cials the same ac­tress who will be play­ing the new Won­der Wo­man, Adri­anne Pal­icki? If not, who is she?

Tim Mess­ing, Crow­ley, Colo. A: The ac­tress in the ads is Carly Foulkes, and Pal­icki (“Fri­day Night Lights”) ac­tu­ally won’t be play­ing Won­der Wo­man. Though she made that David E. Kel­ley-pro­duced se­ries pi­lot, NBC didn’t pick it up.

Q: How many sea­sons did “Bo­nanza” run? Did Lorne Greene and Dan Blocker die dur­ing or af­ter the se­ries? Is Per­nell Roberts still liv­ing?

Lee Schae­fer, Sun­river, Ore. A: Let’s take these in or­der. The clas­sic Western about the Cartwright clan aired on NBC from 1959 to 1973 ... and though it be­gan its net­work life on Satur­days and ended it on Tues­days, Sun­day was its fa­mil­iar home for most of its run.

Greene, alias fam­ily pa­tri­arch Ben Cartwright, died in 1987. Af­ter “Bo­nanza,” he starred in the shows “Griff” and “Bat­tlestar Galac­tica.” Blocker (Hoss) died a year be­fore “Bo­nanza” ended its run, in the spring of 1972. And Roberts (Adam), who also would have a sub­stan­tial se­ries run in “Trap­per John, M.D.,” died in early 2010.

Q: Do they count DVR record­ings for rat­ings?

Steven Valdez, Pue­blo, Colo. A: They def­i­nitely do. With the pop­u­lar­ity and wide, com­mon use of record­ing de­vices, there now are three strata of rat­ings: the reg­u­lar, over-the-air tele­casts; “Live Plus SD,” com­pil­ing the numbers for the over-the-air tele­cast with those for same-day view­ing later; and “Live Plus 7,” a com­pos­ite of the over-the-air tele­cast and the view­ings of the same pro­gram in the seven days af­ter­ward. All of those fac­tor into the price that net­works charge ad­ver­tis­ers for com­mer­cial time.

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Margo Martin­dale

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