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Why did actor Emily VanCamp leave Fox drama ‘The Resident’?

- By Rich Heldenfels

Q: I tuned into “The Resident” recently and heard about Nic’s accident and saw what happened next. Has that actor left the program for another job or what?

A: Emily VanCamp, who played Nic on the Fox medical drama for four seasons, told that it was changing priorities after the recent birth of her daughter that led to her deciding to leave the show — and her character being killed.

“I spent so many years on network television,” said VanCamp, whose previous series credits include “Everwood,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Revenge.” “But then suddenly priorities shifted. I think there comes a moment in every woman’s life — in every person’s life — where it becomes less about work and more about family, and that’s what happened while I was making the show.”

She was clear that this did not involve dissatisfa­ction with the series, which she said she had loved doing.

As for future work, she did not rule out a return to the Marvel film and TV family, where she has played Sharon Carter in two “Captain America” movies, the series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and the animated “What If ?” series. “I absolutely love working for Marvel, and I love Sharon,” she told Deadline. “She’s so much fun to play. So, we’ll see.”

Q: Is “SEAL Team” coming back?

A: The military drama starring David Boreanaz began a new season on CBS on Oct. 10 with the start of what the network is calling a “four-episode

event.” After those four episodes appear on the broadcast network, the following new telecasts will only be on the streaming service Paramount+.

Q: I recently saw Debi Mazar in the movie “The Tuxedo.” Wasn’t she on a TV show in years past?

A: The movie you saw is just a small part of Mazar’s resume in movies and TV, which goes back more than 35 years. You may have seen her in some of Madonna’s music videos, or on scripted series such as “That’s Life,” “Entourage,” “Working,” “Civil Wars,” “L.A. Law,” “Temporaril­y Yours” and “Younger.” She has also been in various reality shows, including the cooking show “Extra Virgin,” with her husband Gabriele Corcos, and “Dancing With the Stars,” where she was a contestant in 2009.

Q: At the end of the previous season of “FBI: Most Wanted,” the episode closed with gunfire in Jess’ house.

The new season started with the team investigat­ing a kidnapping and sex traffickin­g ring without resolving the cliffhange­r. Was there another episode or did the storyline get dropped?

A: You had a case of Overlappin­g Series Syndrome, where related shows resolve plots in different programs, so you must watch more than one series to keep up. This is especially common in shows from producer

Dick Wolf, the maestro of the “One Chicago” trio of shows, the three FBIconnect­ed series now branded as “FBIs” in ads, and the “Law & Order” universe. In this case, resolution of the cliffhange­r on “FBI: Most Wanted” was explained in an episode of “FBI.”

Do you have a question or comment about entertainm­ent past, present and future? Write to Rich Heldenfels, P.O. Box 417, Mogadore, OH 44260, or Letters may be edited.

 ?? GUY D’ALEMA/FOX ?? Emily VanCamp in “The Resident.”
GUY D’ALEMA/FOX Emily VanCamp in “The Resident.”

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