CELEBRITY EX­TRA

Escalon Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Cindy Elavsky

Q: There was a show I got into that starred Adam Brody and Martin Free­man, and I can’t find it any­where. Is it still on? And can you re­fresh my mem­ory of what it’s called and where I can see it? -- Paul T., via Face­book A: You are re­fer­ring to “StartUp,” a drama se­ries on Crackle (which is a free on­line stream­ing net­work, for those un­fa­mil­iar with it). It fol­lows “the emer­gence of GenCoin, a bril­liant yet con­tro­ver­sial tech idea cen­tered on dig­i­tal cur­rency -- an idea that gets in­cu­bated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t nec­es­sar­ily fit the mold of ‘tech en­trepreneurs.’”

The show has been re­newed for a 10-episode third sea­son, which should premiere this Septem­ber.

Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and chief dig­i­tal of­fi­cer at Sony Pic­tures Tele­vi­sion Net­works, said in a state­ment: “Thanks to (se­ries creator) Ben Ke­tai for his vi­sion and to our stel­lar ensem­ble cast. ... We are ex­cited to con­tinue the story in sea­son three, and ex­pect that Ben and com­pany will take us on another en­ter­tain­ing and wild ride.”

*** Q: Can you tell me what Jeremy Sisto is up to? I loved him way back when in “Clueless” and have been fol­low­ing his ca­reer since. The lat­est show I can re­mem­ber see­ing him in reg­u­larly is “Law and Or­der.” Does he have another show on the hori­zon? -- Janet Y., via email

A: Jeremy has a new show pre­mier­ing this fall on CBS called “F.B.I.,” which ex­plores the in­ner work­ings of the New York of­fice of the Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion. The se­ries comes from Dick Wolf, the man be­hind “Law and Or­der.” “F.B.I” was im­me­di­ately picked up for a full sea­son (I mean, who can blame CBS? Mr. Wolf has the pro­ce­dural magic touch). Missy Pere­grym and Zeeko Zaki also star.

Q: I am fi­nally caught up on FX’s dark com­edy “You’re the Worst.” Will it be back for another sea­son? -Gin­ger F., Tulsa, Ok­la­homa

A: “You’re the Worst” has been re­newed for a fifth and fi­nal sea­son, which should premiere this fall. Hope­fully we’ll find out if Gretchen and Jimmy can fi­nally make it work, or if they’ll sab­o­tage their happiness, again, and each end up alone. With this com­edy-drama, it’s hard to know which way the winds will blow, but I’m root­ing for the dys­func­tional cou­ple.

*** Q: Can you tell me what John Walsh has been do­ing? I used to reli­giously watch “Amer­ica’s Most Wanted,” and I won­dered if he was still out there, help­ing to catch crim­i­nals. -- Jack W., via email

A: You can catch John next on In­ves­ti­ga­tion Dis­cov­ery in “In Pur­suit With John Walsh.” Slated to premiere in the first quar­ter of 2019, this real-time in­ves­ti­ga­tion se­ries show­cases time-sen­si­tive, un­solved cases in des­per­ate need of at­ten­tion, mo­bi­liz­ing ID’s au­di­ence to ac­tively en­gage in the pur­suit of jus­tice.

Write to Cindy at King Fea­tures Weekly Ser­vice, 628 Vir­ginia Drive, Or­lando, FL 32803; or e-mail her at let­ters@cindyelavsky.com.

Photo credit: De­posit­pho­tos

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