Q: I have never seen a credit for the actress who plays Baker on "Blue Bloods." What is her name? What is her résumé?
A: Abigail Hawk, who plays the same-first-named Detective Abigail Baker, is officially a recurring player on the series, not a regular. In the credits you see her name among the guest stars. (By the way, she was called Melissa in the series' earliest episodes before getting a name change.)
From her bio: Originally from Atlanta, Hawk was been performing since she was 6 and had her first TV role at 12 in the syndicated series "Reality Check." She has a bachelor's degree in theater performance from the University of Maryland, and has an array of stage credits, including as a founding member of New York's Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble.
On TV you may have seen her in "Body of Proof," "Law and Order: SVU," "The Jim Gaffigan Show," "The Beautiful Life" and "Are We There Yet?" Her movie credits include "Captain of the Land of Make Believe," "Bubble Girl" and the now-in-production "The Apprentice," which has nothing to do with Donald Trump.
Catch 'The Killing' on Netflix
Q: Some time ago I watched a series called "The Killing" about a female detective investigating the death of a young girl. There were about 10-12 episodes (I think) and I loved it. It ended in a way that could have been continued. What happened to it?
A: "The Killing" ran for three seasons on AMC, about three dozen episodes in all, then was picked up for six episodes by Netflix, which wrapped up the program. Netflix has the entire series. There have also been releases on disc, and as digital downloads. And "The Killing" star Mireille Enos returned to series TV on March 24, as co-star of the ABC series "The Catch."
Elvis and friends
Q: I read that CMT is casting a "Million Dollar Quartet" eight-episode miniseries at Elvis Presley's alma mater in Memphis. As a dedicated Elvis fan for more than 50 years, I am really looking forward to seeing this on TV. Have you heard any details about this program?
A: CMT in November will present a miniseries derived from the award-winning "Million Dollar Quartet" musical. That, of course, sprang from the informal session — and famous photo — with Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis gathered around a piano in the Sun Records studio in December 1956. According to CMT, "the series chronicles these young artists' often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest" as the civil rights movement was spreading.
The network recently announced some casting: Drake Milligan as Elvis, Kevin Fonteyne as Cash, and twins Christian Lees and Jonah Lees as Lewis and his cousin Jimmy Swaggart, respectively.
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