Pop culture Q&A: 'Deadwood' still is a ghost town

  • Article by: RICH HELDENFELS , Akron Beacon Journal
  • Updated: June 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM
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Keith Carradine, left, and Timothy Olyphant starred in the HBO series “Deadwood.”

Q: What happened to “Deadwood” on HBO? I loved it. It just disappeared.

A: The 36th and final new episode of “Deadwood” aired in 2006. Since that did not complete the story planned by series creator David Milch, there was talk about a couple of HBO movies to complete the saga. Milch has had an ongoing deal with HBO, which, after “Deadwood,” led to “John From Cincinnati” and “Luck.”

But there’s still no “Deadwood,” nor is anything expected. The principals have moved on to other projects. Timothy Olyphant, who played Seth Bullock on Milch’s show, has spent five recent seasons on FX’s “Justified,” which will have its sixth and final run in 2015.

No future for ‘Carrie’

Q: Will “Carrie’s Diary” return in the fall?

A: “The Carrie Diaries,” the CW prequel to “Sex and the City” with a younger Carrie Bradshaw, has been canceled after two seasons.

Pining for wholesome TV

Q: With so much violence, blood, gore and sexual shows, my husband and I have gone back to watching good older series such as “The Waltons,” which is our favorite. On Good Friday there was a special, two-hour Waltons Easter special. We missed all but the last 15 minutes. We want to see it, but have been unable to get a copy. Where can we find it?

A: There is a DVD set, “The Waltons Movie Collection,” with six productions, among them 1997’s “A Walton Easter.” Amazon recently listed the set for less than $20.

On the trail of KITT

Q: Did “Knight Rider” producer Glen Larson really give the KITT car to star David Hasselhoff?

A: According to historians Joe Huth and A.J. Palmgren, when the original TV series ended, about 12 cars were demolished under an agreement between the studio, Universal and Pontiac, which made the Trans Am that was the basis of KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). Five KITTs remained, two of which are in museums and three in private collections. Hasselhoff never had an original KITT, but one fan made him a full-sized replica, which was sold for $152,600 earlier this year when Hasselhoff auctioned it off for charity.

“There are a lot of replicas out there,” Huth and Palmgren said.

Send questions about pop culture (with name and ­address) to rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com.

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