Question: I was wondering if you have heard any buzz about when the HBO show The Wire is returning for Season 3. Have they started filming yet? — Diane, Detroit, Mich.

Televisionary: I had heard buzz, but because I'm a consummate professional, I checked with HBO and found out my buzz was stale, so I won't bother telling you what it was. Turns out the show starts shooting in May and will debut in September.

It just so happens The Wire is one of my favorite dramas these days, so I'm looking forward to it as much or more than you are. Adding to my enthusiasm, they're bringing acclaimed crime novelist Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) and novelist-screenwriter Richard Price (Clockers) on board this season to contribute to the show, which can only make it better.