‘Cas­tle’ re­mains Nathan Fil­lion’s tele­vi­sion home

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Q: Will “Cas­tle” re­turn in the fall? An­thony Catan­zano,

Greenacres, Fla. A: In fact, ABC re­newed the show in Jan­uary ... way be­fore the full fall lineup was made known last month. The Nathan Fil­lion-star­ring mys­tery show will be back for its fourth sea­son, re­tain­ing its Mon­day slot fol­low­ing “Dancing With the Stars.”

Q: Why did Nancy O’Dell leave “Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood” only to show up on “En­ter­tain­ment Tonight”?

Janet Till­man, Howard, Ohio A: At the time O’Dell left “Ac­cess” in 2009, there was no sim­i­lar open­ing at “En­ter­tain­ment,” since Mary Hart was still very much the week­night co-an­chor of the syn­di­cated mag­a­zine pro­gram. It was af­ter­ward that Hart’s de­par­ture be­came known.

Since O’Dell clearly had vast ex­pe­ri­ence in host­ing such a show, it was sort of a no-brainer that the “En­ter­tain­ment” pro­duc­ers went to her. In terms of her ac­cept­ing, O’Dell told us her­self late last year, “It’s the orig­i­nal, the one that be­gan this whole genre. I al­ways thought, ‘How great would it be to be a part of that show?’ ”

Q: Is it true that they are go­ing to can­cel “The Chicago Code”? Bar­bara Kamin, Burien, Wash. A: It’s not that “they are go­ing to”; it’s that “they did.” The po­lice drama was part of Fox’s rather ma­jor cleanout of its lineup, an­nounced the week be­fore the new en­tries in its 2011-12 sched­ule were con­firmed.

Q: What else has Ed­die Cahill of “CSI: NY” been in?

Joy Christie, Tonawanda, N.Y. A: Prior to his cur­rent role as po­lice de­tec­tive Don Flack on the CBS se­ries, which starts its eighth sea­son this fall

Cahill was prob­a­bly best known as Tag, the as­sis­tant who had more mean­ing for Rachel ( Jen­nifer Anis­ton) than just in tak­ing care of of­fice du­ties, on “Friends.”

The ac­tor also was a reg­u­lar on the short-lived se­ries “Glory Days,” which aired on the nowde­funct WB Net­work; the other se­ries he’s ap­peared on have in­cluded “Sex and the City,” “Charmed,” “Felic­ity,” “Daw­son’s Creek,” and “Law & Or­der: Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit.” Ad­di­tion­ally, Cahill co-starred in the 2004 movie “Mir­a­cle” as 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team goal­tender Jim Craig.

Q: It’s been re­ported that “The Event” has been can­celed. Will there be any at­tempt to wind up the plot? Ma­ri­etta Ko­z­lik, So. Haven, Mich. A: Not on NBC, but the show’s pro­duc­ers re­port­edly are hav­ing talks with other tele­vi­sion out­lets about pos­si­bly con­tin­u­ing the se­ries in some form else­where. That prob­a­bly would have to hap­pen in a re­duced form

ei­ther in num­ber of episodes pro­duced or bud­get al­lot­ted per episode

if a cable net­work were to step up, since the eco­nom­ics are much dif­fer­ent in that uni­verse than on the broad­cast net­work level that NBC sup­plied.

Q: There was a show called “Per­sons Un­known,” in which peo­ple were sent to a town and a ho­tel that they could not get out of. The last two episodes were dis­rupted by news events. Is there any place we can see them?

Jackie Jones, Fed­eral Way, Wash. A: Though a com­plete se­ries DVD set was slated to be re­leased last Septem­ber, that ul­ti­mately was post­poned, and no new date has been an­nounced for the de­but of the set in­tended to com­pile the only sea­son of the NBC show that aired last sum­mer. Episodes from the se­ries re­main up at www.nbc.com, and writ­ten syn­opses of them can be found at var­i­ous In­ter­net sites.

Q: I loved sea­son one of “Sher­lock” on “Mas­ter­piece Mys­tery!” When will a sec­ond sea­son be aired?

Erin Cof­fey, Colum­bus, Ohio A: Though there def­i­nitely will be a sec­ond sea­son, PBS has yet to con­firm ex­actly what the air dates will be. Eng­land’s BBC in­tends to run the new episodes — again star­ring Benedict Cum­ber­batch (one of our fa­vorite ac­tor names of re­cent times) as sleuth Holmes — later this year, so PBS could do it ei­ther at the same time or wait un­til early 2012.

It may in­ter­est you to know that “Sher­lock” re­cently won two BAFTA TV Awards, the Bri­tish equiv­a­lent of Amer­ica’s Em­mys. The pro­gram it­self was named best drama se­ries, and Martin Free­man earned in­di­vid­ual ku­dos as best sup­port­ing ac­tor for his por­trayal of Holmes’ ever-present side­kick, Wat­son.

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