Don't expect to see former NYPD Blue cop Kim Delaney back on the beat next season despite the recent cancellation of her ABC star vehicle Philly. "I love Kim, obviously, but in the reality of how [Blue] has evolved, I don't think that it's a right fit anymore," Steven Bochco, the exec producer of both Blue and Philly, admits to TV Guide Online. Delaney who left Blue last year to star in Philly had a contractual agreement with ABC stipulating that if Philly got the ax after only 13 episodes, she would return to Blue for the remainder of the just-concluded TV season. But Philly lasted for 21 episodes, "so there's no obligation there," Bochco points out.
Question: What is the name of the wonderful singer who played the role of Malcom Wyatt on the Ally McBeal episode entitled "The Wedding"? I heard that he had a CD coming out and I wanted to buy it. Caitlin S.
Televisionary: The young lad whom Ally (Calista Flockhart) took to his high-school prom in the May 21, 2001, episode (and later saw again after his mother was killed in the December 10 episode "Nine One One") was played by singer Josh Groban. His eponymous CD is in stores now.
Question: Help me, Televisionary. You're my only hope. I bet a friend on how Beaver Cleaver got his nickname. I say it's because he looked like a beaver. My friend says no way. Following the official Televisionary rule, I'll tell you that the loser has to pay for a pair of Tigers tickets (no jokes) and doesn't even have to take the loser. Who's right?
Televisionary: Jokes? You mean like saying that the real winner is the guy who doesn't have to actually sit through a Tigers game? Perish the thought, my friend. I'm a Phillies fan from way back, so despite the fact that their bullpen is finally earning their pay and winning a couple, I'd be the last one to mock a losing team. Besides, a bad team means better seats and less competition for beer.
So it's with great sadness that I tell you, a fellow losing-team fan, that your pal's right. When Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) was just a pup in his crib, older brother Wally (Tony Dow), a mere toddler
Begun, the finger-pointing has. It seems 20th Century Fox overestimated the box office tally for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones by about $6 million. The latest prequel actually grossed $110.2 million during its first four days in theaters not $116 million, as Fox originally reported.
Question: I remember a show with a man on it who was called Johnny Jellybean. He sang a song with the words, "jelly beaners, jelly beaners," to the tune of "My Darling Clementine," I believe. I can't find it anywhere. Any ideas? What was the real name of the show? Did it really exist or did I dream it? Bronxcats
Televisionary: It existed, Bronxcats, though which show you watched depends on the time you saw it. Time for Fun was a Chicago kid's show originally created by the same people who brought you Ask Mr. Wizard. The Fun concept, which involved the expected mix of skits, comedy and stories, proved so popular that stations in other cities wanted to create their own versions and the producers moved to New York to do just that.
In the fall of 1953 Time for Fun launched as a weekday kids' show hosted by former Howdy Doody Show player Bob K
Question: When I was younger, there was a cartoon called Shrinking Violet. I even had a doll from the show. Who produced this cartoon and why can't I find anything on this today?
Televisionary: Because, I believe, the show you're looking for was actually a series of animated educational shorts called The Funny Company. Produced by Mattel, which believe it or not was inspired by criticism of promotion-oriented children's TV to help create more nourishing fare, and two other partners, The Funny Company revolved around a kids' company whose aim was to help and educate people.
Shrinkin' Violet, who did indeed inspire a doll (there had to be a merchandise angle in there somewhere), was part of the operation headed by young Jasper National Park. Pals such as Buzzer Bell, Polly Plum, Merry Twirter and pet Terry Dactyl (a wise-cracking pterodactyl) also worked for Jasper, while visitors such as Super Chief and Broken Feather (two Nat
Question: Can you please e-mail me the name of the artist who sings the song (or the name of the song) played at the beginning of every episode of Scrubs? Thanks. Anne W.
Televisionary: Sorry to let you down twice, Anne, but I don't e-mail answers (as it says at the top of the page), so I hope you see it here. Even more disappointing for you: The Scrubs theme song, written by show composer Chad Fischer, isn't available for sale, according to NBC.
Question: I just wanted to know the song that is used in the newest Mitsubishi Eclipse commercial, in which a girl wearing a pink hat is dancing in the passenger seat. Deji A.
Televisionary: Okay, let's make it a musical trifecta. That's Dirty Vegas's "Days Go By," which you'll find on their eponymous (love that word) album, due out in June. If you can't wait that long to hear the tune, you'll find a nifty video version of it on the official Dirty Vegas website site.
Turns out, Richard Hatch's ego is the size of a house.
The ex-Survivor champ has put his infamous Middletown, R.I., mansion on the market for a head-swelling $1.25 million more than nine times what he paid for it in 1998. Granted, Hatch transformed the '50s-era pad into a sprawling 3,520-square-foot island retreat that now boasts six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a 12-person hot tub, an outdoor kitchen and a full "in-law" apartment (for Rudy, maybe?).
But the 41-year-old schemer seems to have forgotten that in the real estate game, it's all about location, location, location. "He's done a beautiful job remodeling, but unfortunately, he's surrounded by $225,000 to $500,000 homes," says one local broker. "It's probably worth every penny that he's asking, but not in that area."
Sounds like Hatch may be in need of a reality check. Not so, insists Century 21's Kol S. Naylor, who has the listing. "Newport County is a cache locat
Childhood friends Alex Boyan, 24, and Chris Luca, 25, grew $1 million richer last Wednesday when their team narrowly snagged the top prize on CBS's Amazing Race 2. There were a few times in the competition against ten other teams of travelers, over a span of 52,000 miles when it didn't look like they'd make it to the end. The boys from Boston joke that this was just part of their "master plan."
"We wanted to see the race from all angles," Alex snickers to TV Guide Online. "To see what it was like to be in the back and what it was like to race in the middle."
"We had everything planned," Chris agrees. "We knew that we were almost going to get eliminated. We just wanted to push everyone's buttons."
Uh-huh. But seriously folks, their archrival Wil did almost manage to trick the boys into undoing themselves. Aware that they were following him via taxi toward the finish line, the cad lured them into a dead-end detour.