Question: When and for how long was Sherry Stringfield on NYPD Blue?
Televisionary: ER's Stringfield played attorney Laura Kelly, estranged wife of Det. John Kelly (David Caruso) for the ABC drama's first season (1993-94) before her character was written out of the show.
Question: After the tongue lashing you gave Eric S. about ABC's The Shining I'm almost afraid to ask: Is NBC planning to release their version of Carrie on DVD? Corey H., Sioux Falls, S.D.
Televisionary: Not to worry, Corey. After being dressed down in my Nov. 19 column, Eric S. wrote in and apologized for his mistake, so I'm in a better mood now. (Actually, he said I need to work on my attitude and proceeded to tell me exactly why I was wrong, but, hey I live in a state of perpetual denial.)
And besides, you didn't dare to present an opinion differing from mine, so you're off the hook. The good news, according to an NBC source, is that MGM plans to release the TV movie on home video. The bad is that they haven't set a date, so you'll just have to keep your eyes peeled.
There now that wasn't so bad, was it? Other than the part about peeling your eyes?
Question: Where and when can I view the original '60s cartoon Jonny Quest? Paul V., Cotati, Cal.
Televisionary: Young Master Q. airs more times than you can shake a stick at on The Cartoon Network's Boomerang channel, which shows many of the classic Hanna-Barbera 'toons the original network started with. See our luminous Listings section to search for it in your area. If your provider doesn't carry Boomerang, you can badger them about it at Boomerang's site.
Question: Didn't Fox attempt to do a Get Smart sequel series sometime back in 1995? John S., Washington, D.C.
Televisionary: That they did, with the emphasis on the word "attempt." And what a lame effort it was.
With C.O.N.T.R.O.L. agents Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and 99 (Barbara Feldon) off active duty Max was the new chief and 99 was a member of congress their son Zach (Andy Dick) was the one out there mining spy games for laughs. (Elaine Hendrix, as Agent 66, stepped into Feldon's old straight-woman role.)
But the pair didn't strike too many giggles. Dick wa
When The Blair Witch Project became the monster hit of 1999, Heather Donahue naturally thought she'd be able to write her own ticket in Hollywood. Alas, for a while there, the only ticket she got offered was one straight outta town!
"I was sort of counted out before I even had the chance to show up," she tells TV Guide Online. "All my life, I wanted to be an actor, and then all of a sudden, it wasn't entirely clear that anyone was going to let me be an actor... [because the movie's marketing execs] kept telling people that [the thriller's unhappy campers] weren't actors but were really in this [scary] situation. That wound up being very damaging to the cast."
Ever since, the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) grad has worked double time to prove that she was more than a contestant in an especially creepy installment of Fear
Nicole Kidman's astonishing resemblance to Virginia Woolf in The Hours had even her co-stars seeing double. But it wasn't the famous literary figure that Miranda Richardson saw when she looked at Kidman. "She reminded me of a girlfriend of mine," laughs the two-time Oscar nominee. "I was like, 'Oh my God, it's Kate.'"
Richardson who plays Virginia's sister Vanessa in the highly anticipated film (opening Dec. 27) believes all the identity confusion worked to her advantage. "I suddenly saw somebody that I had a very particular affinity with," she says, "[which] was good for the sibling thing."
Of course, the sisterly bond between Virginia
Late-night funnyman Jon Stewart has struck a deal with NBC to write and exec produce a half-hour comedy starring fellow Daily Show star-scribe Stephen Colbert, Variety reports. The untitled series will borrow heavily from Colbert's experiences growing up in South Carolina.
Woof! Winona Ryder ain't the only celebrity in the dog house these days. Last week, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne never showed up at their own book party for Bark at the Moon: The Official Osbourne Pet Book (Pocket Books). An art gallery in West Hollywood was crammed full of stars and their pets from Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean and his bulldog, Tank, to Survivor vixen Jerri Manthey and her dustmop, Gidget. But Ozzy's ladies were no shows. What gives?
Turns out, the overbooked Sharon was at the VH1's Big in 2002 Awards, where she accepted the "Strange But True" trophy for MTV's The Os