Question: What is the name of the young co-host replaced by Lisa Ling on the show The View? C. Johnson, Waco, Tex.
Televisionary: Funny you should ask that on this site. That was Debbie Matenopoulos, who you can find on our own TV Guide Channel.
How's this for ironic: Will Truman is finally getting some action, and it's on the big screen! Will & Grace star Eric McCormack has signed on to write, direct and star in the Disney romantic comedy What You Wish For. "It's about a normal married Midwestern couple whose marriage is turned upside down because of a celebrity sex fantasy," McCormack tells Variety. "The idea is, no matter how happy a person is with his partner, there's that one hot actress or athlete you'd allow them to sleep with, knowing it would never happen. Here, it happens."
Question: I don't know if you get into this kind of detail, but here goes. What breed was Dreyfuss, the dog from Empty Nest? Thank you. Brian B., Oakes, N.D.
Televisionary: As far as I can divine, Dreyfuss, the dog who served as a best pal to widower pediatrician Dr. Harry Weston (Soap's Richard Mulligan) during the show's 1988-95 run on NBC, was a mix of Saint Bernard and golden retriever, Brian. But as far as co-star Dinah Manoff, who played one of Weston's daughters, was concerned, breed didn't matter. All that counted was that the big, lovable pooch upstaged her
Frasier star David Hyde Pierce is all but confirming that next season will be the last for his long-running NBC comedy. "I think the indications are that it's going to end after this coming season," the Emmy winner says. "That's sort of what we've been told. We shoot one more season and that would be it... We want it to go out classy." Um, it's a little late for that.
Question: I vaguely remember the '70s show J.J. & the Governor from my childhood. Can you tell me anything about it? Susan, Savage, Minn.
Televisionary: Well, I can tell you it was actually called The Governor and J.J. despite the fact that Julie Sommars who played gubernatorial daughter Jennifer Jo "J.J." Drinkwater was cast first and was a key factor in choosing co-star Dan Dailey as her dad, Gov. William Drinkwater. I can also tell you that the comedy, which ran on CBS from September 1969 to December 1970 (and then again in reruns in the summer of '72), took place in an unnamed midwestern state. (Oh, and I can tell you to go
Question: John Michael Bolger plays Lt. Johnson on Third Watch, but didn't he star in another NBC series about the New York E.S.U. called, I think, True Blue? 1991 to 1993 somewhere in there? Lou R., Fairfield, Cal.
Televisionary: That he did, Lou. The short-lived True Blue was on NBC from December 1989 to April 1990.
Bolger belonged to the Emergency Services Unit, which was also populated by castmates such as Nestor Serrano, Ally Walker, Darnell Williams, Eddie Velez,
Question: What is the name of the song played in The Sopranos's second-season episode "Full Leather Jacket" as the two young guys are giving Furio a cut of their money? My friends and I have been trying to find out for months without any joy! Help!
Televisionary: You want joy? I bring you joy. That was 2nd II None's "Up 'N Da Club."
It's been over a month since star-crossed lovers John Crichton and Aeryn Sun met their untimely ends (or did they...?) on the shocking series finale of Sci Fi's Farscape, but Crichton's portrayer, Ben Browder, still receives strong feedback on the cult series' controversial ending. "I've heard that people hate it, and I've heard that people love it," he tells TV Guide Online. "It's funny. For years I had been saying, 'We should kill a main character in a drive-by shooting.' I just didn't expect it to be me!
"It's difficult to judge [the finale] on a personal level," he adds. "I always see it and I say, 'Damn, is that it?' But that's just because I want to go back to work in the morning."
Browder recently got his wish... kind of. While Farscape sadly remains in dry dock, the ex-astronaut/action hero appears in a supporting
No matter where in the world thirtysomething Aussies Simon Morley and David Friend take their stage show Puppetry of the Penis, the reaction is the same: "Shock and awe," Morley says. "I don't think anyone's quite ready to see three-story high male genitalia." Perhaps that's why we waited until they released a performance DVD (now in stores) to witness the "ancient art of genital origami" a craft born in Morley's home, perfected in pubs, and now selling out theaters. Considering Morley can turn his twig and berries into the Hamburger, we figure our Seven Silly Questions are a piece of cake!
TV Guide Online: For future reference, what's the proper amount of drinks to have in my system before seeing your show live?
Simon Morley: Too many. (Laughing) Too many is nice and safe.
TVGO: Have you ever missed a show due to, er, injury?
Morley: No, and I've done about 3,500 now. If there's one thing a man knows how to do f