Q: Could you please find the words to the theme song of “Duck Dynasty”?
A: The theme is “Sharp Dressed Man,” an ’80s gem by ZZ Top. It appears that the show’s brief use of the theme includes the lyrics “Silk suit, black tie/I don’t need a reason why/They come runnin’ just as fast as they can/’Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.” By the way, if you know Duck Dynasty only through the DVD and Blu-ray releases, you have not been hearing ZZ. Probably because of rights issues, those home-video versions substitute another song for “Sharp Dressed Man.”
‘Doc Martin’ will return
Q: When are there going to be new shows of “Doc Martin”?
A: According to American Public Television, which distributes the British series in this country, there will be a seventh season of the drama starring Martin Clunes. But it may not air until 2016. The series is not even expected to resume production until the second half of ’15; there is a narrow window when filming can take place because of weather conditions at the locations. Keep up with the show at www.aptonline.org/series/Doc+Martin.
Update on ‘Undateable’
Q: How can I communicate to NBC that they should definitely renew/extend the short season of “Undateable”?
A: Perhaps you have psychic powers that got your message through. NBC has ordered a second season of the comedy. Variety says it will consist of 10 episodes, and that it is not yet clear whether it will air in the regular 2014-15 season or in the summer of 2015.
A little more Cagney
Q: In the 1980s the TV show “Cagney & Lacey” featured Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless. While I have occasionally seen Tyne Daly since then, not once have I seen Sharon Gless. Any word on her?
A: A few. Gless, who played Chris Cagney to Daly’s Mary Beth Lacey, has acted often. After “Cagney & Lacey” ended its regular-series run in 1988 (there would be several TV-movies in the ’90s), she starred in the drama “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill” (1990-92). She was also in the ensemble cast of “Queer as Folk” (2000-05), in the miniseries “The State Within” (2006), in five episodes of “Nip/Tuck” in 2008-09 and on the series “Burn Notice” (2007-13).
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