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Lifetime says goodbye to ‘Army Wives’ with March 16 special


Akron Beacon Journal

Q: Is Army Wives done?

A: Yes and no. It completed its run as a series in 2013 after seven seasons. But fans will get one more taste of the show when Army Wives: A Final Salute, a reunion special, airs on Lifetime at 9 p.m. March 16.

Q: We were wondering if Mark Harmon from NCIS ever played a doctor on JAG.

A: Characters from NCIS were introduced to viewers in episodes of JAG, so Harmon did indeed appear on that series as Leroy Jethro Gibbs. As far as I can tell, those were his only appearances on the series. He has played doctors several times on television, including as a regular on St. Elsewhere and Chicago Hope.

Q: I enjoy watching reruns of Emergency!, and wonder what has become of Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe.

A: Mantooth and Tighe played paramedics Gage and DeSoto in the ’70s drama, which also featured Robert Fuller, Julie London and Bobby Troup. Both men continue to act to this day. Mantooth’s resume includes daytime dramas One Life to Live and As the World Turns. Tighe has worked with independent filmmaker John Sayles and had a recurring role on Lost.

Q: There were two movies about alcoholics I want to find. One starred Andy Griffith and his son was Keanu Reeves. The other was with Ed Asner and his son played by Gary Cole.

A: The Griffith movie was called Under the Influence and first aired in 1986. The Asner movie, from about the same time, was called Vital Signs. I have not found authorized releases of either film on DVD or VHS.

Q: Is Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) returning to The Young and the Restless?

A: When Stafford’s character, Phyllis Summers, went into a coma, the actress was making ready to leave the series – and did so last August.

“I want to do comedy,” she said. “I decided I needed to create something for myself.” That something is a humorous Web series called The Stafford Project, which you can find on YouTube.

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