Q: I’ve heard there’s going to be another “NCIS" series next season. Is this trrue?
— Carol Green, Stuart, Fla.
A: The pilot for it has just been filmed, and CBS is expected to air it as an episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles" before the current season ends ... and even though the network hadn’t ordered the show officially as this was being written, it’s about as sure a bet as there is to be a fall newcomer, simply given the success of the franchise to date.
Kim Raver, late of “Grey’s Anatomy," and John Corbett (“Sex and the City") have been cast in the new “NCIS" that will be about a mobile team traveling throughout the country to solve crimes. We’ll see what CBS’ scheduling logic turns out to be, but with the parent “NCIS" already locked in for an 11th year — plus “NCIS: Los Angeles" still performing solidly — Tuesday could turn out to be an all-“NCIS" night in the 2013-14 lineup.
That’s not impossible; just look at how many USA Network programming days are filled largely by “NCIS" repeats.
Q: Where have I seen Jennifer Finnigan of “Monday Mornings" before?
— Tracy Scott, Baltimore
A: Quite a few places. To viewers of weekday serials, she’s probably best known from her stint as Bridget Forrester — which earned her three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards — on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful." She entered the world of prime-time series after that, first as a cast addition to “Crossing Jordan," then in a short-lived NBC comedy called “Committed."
Finnigan went back to drama with her next series, the CBS law show “Close to Home," then bounced back to comedy with ABC’s “Better With You." Her TV movie “What Color Is Love?" also turns up frequently on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network ... and you also might be familiar with her husband, Jonathan Silverman (“Weekend at Bernie’s"), who has a recurring role on her current TNT medical drama.
Q: In the recent “Pioneers of Television" miniseries, Georg Stanford Brown of “Roots" was talking about his marriage, and it looked from the photos shown that he was married to Tyne Daly. Is he?
— Richard Davis, Arlington Heights, Ill.
A: He was. The couple were married from 1966 to 1990, and they have three daughters including actress Kathryne Dora Brown, who worked with her multiple-Emmy-winning mother in the 2001 TV movie “The Wedding Dress" and several times on the series “Judging Amy."
Q: “America’s Most Wanted" left the Fox network, then Lifetime picked it up; now it’s gone. What happened?
— Vern Matson, Brookfield, Wis.
A: Though there still is a section of the cable network’s website dedicated to the show, its future is uncertain, at least at the time of this writing. The quarterly “AMW" specials that host John Walsh shopped to Fox following the show’s weekly run there have ended.