Television Q&A: When is ‘Supergirl’ coming back?


You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I am a fan of the “Supergirl” series. Is it coming back? If so, when?

A: The drama will be back on The CW on April 16. Among other things, look for a guest-starring turn by Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird,” “Roseanne”) as Winn’s mother.

Q: Is “Nashville” still being aired? If so, when and on what channel?

A: The country-music drama, currently residing on CMT, is taking a break. It will be back on June 7 with the remaining eight episodes of the show’s sixth and final season.

Q: I want to find out about “Longmire.” It was on a local channel for a few seasons, then went to a streaming channel that I do not have. I have Seasons 1 through 5 on DVD and was wondering if there is going to be a Season 6.

A: “Longmire” aired on A&E for three seasons, then went to Netflix for three more. The sixth and final season appeared on the streaming service in November 2017. It has not yet made its way to DVD.

Q: I’m a fan of old TV westerns and when I’ve looked at the names of the guest stars at the end I’ve noticed a name on most westerns is Florence Bush, a hairdresser. Is she still with us? If not, when did she die?

A: Florence Bush was an often-seen name for close viewers like you because of her work as a hairstylist, including on the movie “Psycho” and dozens of TV productions. Born in Chicago, she died in 1973 in Los Angeles at the age of 74. In the early 1960s she supervised the hairdressing department for Revue Studios, a precursor to Universal. An Associated Press story at that time noted that Revue had 15 shows then — with Bush credited on every episode. And it was serious work. For the AP story she showed a toupee for a stand-in for actor Bob Cummings, explained how Sebastian Cabot’s beard was trimmed and toned, revealed the way young Jerry Mathers’ hair was made to look as if Beaver Cleaver had cut it himself – and acknowledged the overall challenges when hair grows half an inch a month. “Some performers,” the story said, “must have their hair dyed weekly and curled daily. Others must have their hair straightened just as often.”

Q: On “Everybody Loves Raymond,” I think the twin boys’ last name was Sweeten. Was the girl that played Ally their sister? Also, who played Amy, Robert’s girlfriend and then wife?

A: Madylin Sweeten, who played Ally Barone, and twins Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten, as Michael and Geoffrey Barone, were all siblings on the show and in real life. (Sadly, Sawyer committed suicide in 2015 at the age of 19.) Monica Horan played Amy and had another off-camera connection on the show; she is married to Philip Rosenthal, who created the show inspired by star Ray Romano’s real life.

Q: I’m back to watching “That ’70s Show” on cable. I know that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are famous actors. What happened to Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, the actor that played Eric, and Debra Jo Rupp?

A: Rupp was seen recently in a fine, recurring role on the drama “This Is Us.” Laura Prepon’s recent credits include the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” and the movie “The Hero.” Topher Grace, who played Eric, appears often in movies and TV shows, including in a couple of episodes of the Epix series version of “Get Shorty.” Danny Masterson had been appearing in the Netflix comedy “The Ranch” (which also starred Kutcher); he was fired from it in 2017 following allegations of sexual misconduct, which he has denied.

Q: Will there be another season of “Rosewood” with Morris Chestnut?

A: No. Fox cancelled the series in 2017 after two seasons.

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