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Will ‘Reservatio­n Dogs’ return?

- By Rich Heldenfels

Q: Please tell me there will be a second season of “Reservatio­n Dogs.” A: There will be a second season of the drama about four teens in Oklahoma who are Indigenous (a term one dictionary defines as “of or relating to the earliest known inhabitant­s of a place and especially of a place that was colonized by a now-dominant group”). The first season was much acclaimed, for its content and for its cast, writers and directors all being Indigenous. The second season begins Aug. 3 on Hulu.

Q: In the ’7 0 s, I think, there was a show called “Coronet Blue.” I think it ended after one season, and I never found out the ending, leaving me wondering what the show was about. Do you know? A:

“Coronet Blue” was a 1967 drama on CBS, consisting of 13 episodes, which still has a following. It starred Frank Converse as a man who, after an unsuccessf­ul attempt to kill him, could not remember anything about himself other than the phrase “Coronet Blue.” On the DVD of the series, writer

Larry Cohen said that Converse’s character was in fact a Russian spy, part of a team called Coronet Blue; when he wanted to defect, the spy ring tried to kill him. But Cohen, who did not control the show, said others modified the approach; that and its short run kept it from ever explaining its mystery on the air.

Q: Back in the 1 9 8 0 s, there was a show that was set in Chicago at a bar-restaurant, a romcom of sorts. The show’s name was a play on the fact that the woman had a nickname that could be either male or female, I believe. I ask because it was part of my impetus for agreeing, when I married my husband in 1 9 8 8 , to move to Chicago as the city was portrayed as such a friendly neighborho­od place — and it is. Does this ring any bells for you? A:

You are rememberin­g “Jack and Mike,” a comedydram­a that originally aired on ABC for one season in 1986-87. It starred Shelley Hack and Tom Mason as a married couple: newspaper columnist Jackie Shea (also called Jack) and restaurant owner

Mike Brennan. Filmed in Chicago, the series was “one of several attempts by ABC to produce another young, trendy, romantic drama to follow its establishe­d Tuesday night hit ‘Moonlighti­ng,’ ” says “The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows.” But it did not click with audiences.

Q: I just finished watching “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” and I was wondering if they will make more episodes. The last episode looked like a finale of the series. A:

As of this writing, nothing has been made official about the series getting a second season, but fans are hoping. Although it was announced as a limited series, plenty of “limited” shows have then gone on to make more episodes. And there are ongoing conversati­ons pro and con, with some participan­ts wanting to do more (the star, Ewan McGregor, is reportedly very enthusiast­ic) and others feeling it is a completed series.

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.

 ?? FX ?? Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Devery Jacobs in “Reservatio­n Dogs.”
FX Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Devery Jacobs in “Reservatio­n Dogs.”

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