Q: Please tell me “Last Man Standing” has not been dropped. – Lee Smith, Tecumseh, Mich.
A: OK, it has not been. It took some tricky negotiating, though, given star Tim Allen’s salary and how much ABC was willing to pay 20th Century Fox Television to license a fourth season of the sitcom. In the end, things worked out, and the show will return to its Friday slot in the fall.
Q: I was wondering if TNT plans to make more movies in the “Librarian” series with Noah Wyle and Bob Newhart. – Pam Young, DeLand, Fla.
A: Actually, a weekly series version is slated for later this year, but Wyle will have only limited on-air participation, though he’ll be an executive producer of the show. Working for TNT again after her run in “King & Maxwell” last year, Rebecca Romijn will be the principal star, with John Larroquette also a cast regular. Newhart and Jane Curtin, who also appeared in the movies, are expected to turn up in the series as well.
Q: I’ve been enjoying Beau Bridges on “The Millers.” Didn’t he once star in a series that had a Western theme? – Frank Johnson, Palm Coast, Fla.
A: He did. “Harts of the West” was a 1993-94 CBS comedy-drama in which he starred with his father, Lloyd, as the operators of a contemporary dude ranch. The show only made it through half a season, but Bridges went on to do much more series work, from “Stargate SG-1” to Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” – which he’s been working on concurrently with “The Millers.”
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