Q: I just watched part two of the first episode of the retooled "Body of Proof." Wow, they ruined a nice little show. The writing is awful and the new actors aren't much better.
Have you seen any upcoming episodes? Is it worth giving it another week or two?
A: I have not seen any episodes this season, actually. I was never a huge fan -- the show was fine and entertaining enough, but not my cup of tea. The changes the cast discussed at press tour, particularly giving the medical examiner a gun, reeked of desperation.
Q: What happened to "Vegas"? I really enjoyed that program. It appears to have been replaced by an over-hyped "Golden Boy." Will "Vegas" be returned later?
A: "Vegas" is now airing on CBS on Fridays.
Q: How are the ratings for "Zero Hour" and "Deception"? I really enjoy "Zero Hour" and think it's actually fantastic casting. Please tell me the series has staying power.
A: Bad news. ABC canceled "Zero Hour." NBC is likely to cancel low-rated "Deception," too.
Q: My wife is an avid fan of "Bones" and she is wondering if this Fox TV series will be continued for another season.
A: It will. Fox renewed "Bones" for the 2013-14 TV season in January.
Q: Please explain the connection between "Murder, She Wrote" and "The Golden Girls." I love both shows and have come to realize that a great many guest stars have appeared on both shows. So many, it seems to me more than a coincidence.
A: Hmmm, other than both shows being in production in the 1980s and therefore drawing from the same pool of character actors who are often employed as guest stars, I'm not aware of any connection between these two programs.
Q: Previously I have been able to purchase the current season of "White Collar" via iTunes/Apple TV. But I can't find the current season for purchase anywhere (Apple, HuluPlus, Netflix). Is there any way to see the new season other than on the cable-TV station?
A: According to two sources at USA, "White Collar" episodes from the current season are available on iTunes and will be on USANetwork.com and Hulu.com 30 days after the premiere airing of each episode.
Q: We enjoyed "Primeval" (BBC America) and understand that there is a spinoff, "Primeval: New World." Will it be shown? If so, what, where? We have DISH.
A: You should have been living in Canada. The spinoff, "Primeval: New World," was commissioned by Canadian cable network Space.
The Hollywood Reporter said in October that Syfy bought the rights to air the show in the U.S. and it was recently scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. June 8. But don't get too attached: "Primeval: New World" has already been canceled due to low ratings in Canada and the U.K.