Question: I heard the James Patterson novel 1st to Die was being made into a miniseries by NBC. Is this true? If so, when will it be aired? — Travis, Fort Washington, Pa.

Televisionary: 'Tis indeed true, Travis. (Because of that and the fact that you're writing from the town where I attended high school, I know you're a bright boy.) Tracy Pollan is starring as a detective trying to track down a serial killer who specializes in wedding-night newlyweds in the three-hour NBC TV movie, which Russell Mulcahy (Highlander) is directing. The network hasn't set an exact date yet, but look for it during February sweeps.