Q: I’ve been thinking that the actor who plays Cary on “The Good Wife” looks awfully familiar. Where would I have seen him before? – Julie Call, Columbus, Ohio
A: You likely know Matt Czuchry as Logan, Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) boyfriend, from much of the run of “Gilmore Girls.” Before that, he was in the short-lived show “Young Americans,” and he’s had guest roles on such series as “Friday Night Lights” and “Veronica Mars.”
Q: Why was Stephen Colbert the host of the Kennedy Center Honors the last time? – Patricia Dunn, Cyberspace
A: Quite fitting since the location was named for her president father, Caroline Kennedy succeeded the late Walter Cronkite in presiding over the event … but after she became the U.S. ambassador to Japan, the hosting job had to be handed over to others. Glenn Close filled the role in 2003, and Colbert inherited it this past December.
Undoubtedly, he also was chosen so that viewers could warm up to his presence on CBS. As is well-known by now, he’ll become “Late Show” host after David Letterman leaves the chair this spring.
Q: When does “Two and a Half Men” end? – John Mitchell, Buffalo
A: The one-hour finale is set for Feb. 19 on CBS. Since Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher’s characters have made sort of an odd couple these last years of the sitcom’s 12-season run, it’s perfectly appropriate that right before that last episode airs, a new version of “The Odd Couple” – starring Matthew Perry as Oscar and Thomas Lennon as Felix – will have its premiere.
Q: Why do actors from “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” turn up on each other’s shows so often? – Don Ferris, Milwaukee
A: It’s by design. Dick Wolf, the executive producer of both NBC shows, wanted to “cross-pollinate them” so that the two series would be linked naturally … with the hope that viewers would watch both. Also, as “PD’s” Sophia Bush (alias the show’s Erin Lindsay) told us, it’s entirely conceivable that members of police and fire departments located close to each other would have frequent interaction.
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