Q: We haven’t seen our favorite new show, Chase, for some time now. Please tell us it has not already been canceled. — Jim Woods, Seattle
A: NBC hadn’t given the Kelli Giddish-starring, Jerry Bruckheimer-produced adventure series an official pink slip at this writing, saying it was merely on “hiatus” ... but its prospects aren’t good. The ratings were lower than NBC had desired, and what really sealed the deal was how much better the game show Minute to Win It performed in the same slot. Another sign that Chase may be over? Costar Jesse Metcalfe has signed for a regular role on TNT’s upcoming reboot of Dallas.
Q: I am wondering if the actress who played Rachel’s biological mother on Glee is her real-life mother. — Jennie Mooney, Cortland, N.Y.
A: Despite the resemblance, no ... but like Lea Michele, alias Rachel, Idina Menzel is a Broadway veteran. The reallife wife of Private Practice costar Taye Diggs, she won a Tony Award for the musical Wicked, in which she starred with fellow recurring Glee guest star Kristin Chenoweth.
Q: About a year ago, there was a show called Find My Family, about people who were adopted looking for anything about their pasts. Is there any chance it will be back? — Marv Liss, Vero Beach
A: Not unless another network decides to revive it. ABC decided against ordering additional episodes after the initial set aired during the 2009-10 season.
Q: I remember Bruce Campbell of Burn Notice having a sitcom in the late ’80s in which he played a sheriff. What was the name of the show, and is it available on tape or DVD? — Rick Graham, Los Alamitos, Calif.
A: It actually was the mid-’90s (the 1993-94 season, to be exact), and the series was the Fox action-saga-with-humor The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., in which Campbell played a bounty hunter who got into all sorts of scrapes. The complete series was released in a DVD set by Warner Home Video in 2006.