Q: Tom Bergeron is so funny on Dancing With the Stars and America’s Funniest Home Videos. What’s his background? — Ruth Stevens, Boca Raton
A: Originally a radio and television personality in his native New England, Bergeron got his first national exposure when FX got into the weekday morning show game with Breakfast Time ... which was converted into Fox After Breakfast on the Fox network and didn’t last very long once it got there.
After his first stop at ABC, as a Good Morning America guest host, Bergeron presided over a syndicated revival of Hollywood Squares and earned an Emmy for it. While he was still doing that, Home Videos beckoned, and he replaced Bob Saget in a job he continues along with Dancing With the Stars, which began for him in 2005.
Q: Is is true that Clint Eastwood is doing a reality series? — Jim Powell, Columbus, Ohio
A: No, but his wife is. Mrs. Eastwood & Company, featuring the movie icon’s ex-newscaster wife, Dina, and their daughters, premieresmay 20 on E! Entertainment Television. While Eastwood has given his blessing to the project, it’s unlikely he’ll appear in it very often, being as busy as he is with his own career. That said, there’s little doubt E! would love for himto pop in as often as he might want to.
Q: Does Showtime plan to run any new episodes of Homeland? And if so, when? — Barbara Piotrowski, Franklin, Wis.
A: It certainly does, since the Claire DanesDamian Lewis drama has been one of the most talked- about series this season. Sept. 30 already is set as the date when Season 2 will begin ... and that’s the same night that another potent Showtime hit, Dexter, returns for its Season 7.
Q: Will Rookie Blue be back this summer? — Rich Johns, Glen Burnie, Md.
A: It will. ABC is starting it a bit earlier this time, with Season 3 of the Canadian-produced police drama set to be on the show’s now-traditional Thursday night beginning May 24. Montreal native William Shatner guest stars in the first new episode.