Q. We all want to know if there is going to be another season of The Killing.
Not on AMC. The network issued a statement saying it had “come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season.” The cliffhanger ending of the first season alienated many viewers expecting plot resolution, and some found the second season a bore.
Still, the TVLine website has reported that both Netflix and DirecTV have considered picking up the series. I have not seen any official decision, but there’s precedent: Netflix has revived Arrested Development for telecast in 2013, and DirecTV kept Friday Night Lights and Damages alive. Q. There was a movie version of Porgy and Bess in 1959, starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge and directed by Otto Preminger. I have never seen this movie on TV or available on video. Can you solve the mystery?
The movie is reportedly kept out of general release by the estate of George and Ira Gershwin, whose music fills it. George was dead by the time the film was made but Ira was alive, and displeased with how it handled the material from the original opera. As a result, when rights reverted to the Gershwins, the film was pulled from release — aside from a two-day showing in 2007 — and not offered on an authorized video. As a screen production, the official Gershwins website prefers the 1993 Porgy and Bess directed for TV by Trevor Nunn. Q. Is the guy who plays the chief of the SWAT team on Flashpoint the same one who has been on Person of Interest a couple of times? If so, who is he?
Enrico Colantoni, who plays Gregory Parker on Flashpoint, has been on Person of Interest as mobster Carl Elias, also known as Charlie Burton. Born in Canada, Colantoni was Keith Mars on Veronica Mars and photographer Elliott DiMauro on Just Shoot Me, and played Mathesar on the fantasy-comedy classic Galaxy Quest. Q. What are the ages of the three surviving guys from the Monkees? I know Mike Nesmith hasn’t played with them. How old is he?
Actually, Nesmith, 69, has reunited with Micky Dolenz, 67, and Peter Tork, 70, for a series of shows beginning in November. Davy Jones, the fourth original Monkee, died in February at the age of 66. Q. You stated that the phrase “Play it again, Sam,” was never spoken in the movie Casablanca. I would differ: Ingrid Bergman pleads to Dooley Wilson to “Play it again, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.”
I must differ with you. Even though Woody Allen famously called his Casablanca-inspired play and movie Play It Again, Sam, there is no “again” in the line in the film. Bergman says, “Play it once, Sam. For old time’s sake. … Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.”