Question: I hope you'll mention the passing of one of my favorite shows, Eureka. With all the hoopla around the finale of The Closer and the buzz about new and returning summer shows, the final episode of this quirky and creative Syfy gem will probably go unnoticed by most. Over the years it's become one of my favorites, serving up some high concept sci-fi stories with a healthy dose of humor and heart. Although I knew it was ending, the announcement last week of the July 16 "series finale" made me sadder than I expected. It's like nothing else on TV and I will miss all these wonderful, eccentric characters and this charming, if sometimes dangerous, town. Thanks for your insightful columns and recommendations! — Lenore
Ashley Judd likely will make a return to the small screen in ABC's Missing, Deadline.com reports.
Formerly titled Safe and Hall of Mirrors, the series follows former CIA agent Becca Winstone (Judd) who travels to Europe to find her son after he disappears in Italy while abroad for an internship.
ABC orders drama series Missing for summer
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