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SURVIVOR GOES DOWN UNDER

Is it too early to start thinking about a sequel to Survivor? No, according to USA Today! CBS is apparently planning a second version of the surprise-hit TV series for early next year. And show honcho Mark Burnett wants to hold the contest in the Australian outback. "I'm fairly certain we'll do another one, whenever it's ready," says CBS Television president Leslie Moonves. How about Cleveland next time? read more

BIG NEWS FOR BLUE'S CLUES

Hot on the heels of the news that the Powerpuff Girls are leaping to the big screen comes word that Blue's Clues's first feature-length flick, Blue's Big Musical Movie, premieres this fall exclusively on video and DVD. The opus features six new songs, and the DVD verson contains a behind-the-scenes look at the show especially for parents. read more

Question: I just went through ...

Question: I just went through all the available answers you have given for the last few months. Here's a stumper that's also been bugging me for many years. A cartoon around the same time as Captain Caveman: It featured a little white blob called "Shmoo" or "ShaMoo" or something like that. I was wondering what the heck is the name of this show? All these childhood memories bubbling to the top only to pop and be forgotton. Also, how the heck do you know all this stuff? Some of the questions I read were really tough! And you answered them. But I don't think you'll know this one. I hope you do, but no one remembers it. — Dave Perry

Televisionary: You don't think I'll know it? Dave! As you say, I know all this stuff! I was a latch-key kid, man!

						 						The New Shmoo had his own series for a brief moment in 1979. Originally an old character from the a read more

JET LI GETS PROFESSIONAL

Action hero Jet Li and director Luc Besson are teaming up for a big-screen project, Variety reports. The project will be a mix of The Professional and Fist of Legend, and begins filming this fall. How do you say "Chopsocky" in French? read more

THREE STARS RECEIVE GOOD ADVICE

Add Angie Harmon, Rosanna Arquette and Jon Lovitz to the diverse cast of the flick Good Advice. Variety reports that the trio are in negotiations to appear in the film, which stars Charlie Sheen as a Wall Street trader who loses client Denise Richards's money. read more

Question: My father and I are ...

Question: My father and I are debating. What happened to the characters on the final episode of M*A*S*H? It would really help us if you could stop the debate.

Televisionary: What? And end the family bonding? At least you're debating and not on your way to fisticuffs. (OK, you sent that question in a while back; it may have come to blows by now.)

Anyway, I'll thank you for your containing your question to the confines of the final episode. Given the show's spinoffs, various pieces of fan fiction and assorted supposition, there are all kinds of answers to that question if we bring the entire M*A*S*H universe into play.

M*A*S*H's final episode, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen," aired on Feb. 28, 1983, attracting a record-breaking audience and capping a show that in its 11 years earned a well-deserved spot on the list of television's highlights.

Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers), sadly, had the enjoyment of his beloved classical music mar read more

MAGGIE SMITH: CALL HER MINERVA?

Esteemed British thespian Maggie Smith is in talks to play Professor Minerva McGonagail in the film version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has confirmed that Smith is under consideration for the role, but nothing is, ahem, set in stone. read more

JERRY HALL GETS NAKED

Leggy Texan model Jerry Hall is set to follow in Kathleen Turner's footsteps and bare all in the London stage production of The Graduate. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reports that the 43-year-old former wife of Mick Jagger will replace Turner at the end of July. "I'm over the moon and cannot wait," she says. read more

Question: I've tried for ...

Question: I've tried for three weeks to find any copy of cassette or anything with the title song to Twin Peaks. I thought it was "Falling," but have worn out music web sites in an effort to find the music if ever published. The writer's name is Angelo Badalamenti, with words by David Lynch/Mark Frost. I had thought at one time during the airing of this series that it had been published for public consumption, but I can't find it anywhere!! Thanks, I sure hope you can help on this.

Televisionary: Y'know, I used to drive my mom absolutely crackers when I'd open the freezer door to look for Otter Pops, Fudgesicles — you name it — and declare within a second or two that they simply could not be found. "They're on the door!" she'd yell from wherever she was cooking, doing laundry, etc., before giving up and pointing me to the box, which inevitably was right in front of my face. (I knew that because she'd tell me: "There! Right in front of your face! read more

Question: FYI, while it is ...

Question: FYI, while it is true that "Where is Springfield?" was long one of TV's most asked (and unanswerable) questions, that all changed in this year's season finale. In the "Behind the Laughter" episode of The Simpsons, between teasingly cloying adverbs, they slyly revealed that the Simpsons are a "Northern Kentucky family." — Susan Williams

Televisionary: With all due respect to you and the many fans who wrote to correct me on this, Susan — and respect is appropriate since nearly everyone was mannerly as could be when telling me how I "blew it" — the writers and producers would be happy to know how many of you they snookered.

If I am to be chastised, it's for neglecting to mention the Kentucky reference in last week's answer. But there's absolutely no way you'll get me to buy that red herring.

The Simpsons is a series infamous for the way its creators tweak its cranky read more

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