Television Q&A

Don’t expect Sevigny back as transgender assassin


Akron Beacon Journal

Q. The show Hit and Miss has not appeared since the end of the first season last year. It was about a woman who was transgender and an assassin. Could you find out what happened?

Chloe Sevigny starred in the six-episode series, which was made for Britain’s Sky Atlantic and aired in the United States on DirecTV’s Audience Network.

While the series had its admirers, Sky Atlantic chose not to make more, asserting that it “was always intended as a mini-series, and as such, there are no plans for it to return.”

Q. What happened to Stephanie on The Bold and the Beautiful? Her picture still hangs in Eric’s home.

Last year, Susan Flannery, who had played Stephanie Douglas Forrester on the daytime serial since it began in 1987, told the makers of B&B that she had decided to leave the show.

“Twenty-five years was a great run,” she told Soap Opera Digest. “I was very lucky, but it was time to exit.”

The daytime drama had Stephanie’s lung cancer recur, killing her off, though not before a long and affectionate farewell in November. Considering that, it should not be surprising that Stephanie’s husband, Eric (played by John McCook), would still have her photo on display.

Q. I just watched Yasmine Bleeth in Ultimate Deception, a TV movie from 1999. Has she been in anything recently?

Bleeth, 45, has a few big-screen credits, but was known mainly for her work in television. She was on Ryan’s Hope and One Life to Live before becoming better known as a regular on Baywatch, and had roles on Nash Bridges and Titans.

But she had problems off-camera because of the cocaine addiction she described in a 2003 article in Glamour magazine. She married club owner Paul Cerrito, whom she met in rehab, and reportedly settled into a quiet life with him in Arizona. According to the Internet Movie Database, her most recent screen role was in the TV-movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding in 2003, but she is listed in the cast of an upcoming horror movie, Beautiful Evil.

Q. I hope you can help me locate a tape or DVD about a dog named Kipper.

There is such a dog in a series of children’s books by Mick Inkpen, and those books became an animated TV series. There are also Kipper DVDs under titles like Kipper: Imagine That! and Kipper: Puppy Love. If your local retailer does not have them, you can find them for sale online. Telecasts are also in streaming video on, Netflix and iTunes.

Send questions to TV Mailbag, Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, Ohio 44309 or Replies cannot be guaranteed.

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