Q: Is "Vegas" canceled, or being moved on the schedule?
A: "Vegas" has not been canceled, but it has been shunted off to 8 p.m. Friday. It will return to the air on April 5. "Vegas" is in danger of cancellation because, like NBC's "Harry's Law" last season, it skews old. Not enough young people are watching. Why does that matter? Because networks cater to advertisers, and advertisers function under the belief that young people's brand preferences are not set but older viewers are and that makes older viewers less persuadable by their commercials.
Train singer rocks 'Five-0'
Q: On a recent "Hawaii Five-0," I could swear that the bad guy was played by Pat Monahan from Train. I could not see the credits; they were too small. If it wasn't him, it was his twin. Can you find this out for us?
A: Yes. According to CBS' description, Pat Monahan, lead singer of the hit rock band Train, did appear in the Feb. 18 episode.
No more 'Blood & Chrome'
Q: Is "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" more than just a one-episode pilot? Really nice premise. I would say it has promise — much better than "Caprica," which was a mistake.
A: At the moment, there are no plans for future episodes.
'Drop Dead Diva' comes alive
Q: Just wondering if you were surprised by what seemed like a somewhat unexpected cancellation of "Drop Dead Diva." I seem to remember hearing it was an expensive show to produce, but it seems a shame it was canceled so abruptly with no thought to resolving the story lines. Any rumblings about it being picked up somewhere else?
A: Lifetime and Sony, which produces the show, came to an agreement a few weeks ago, so "Diva" will return to Lifetime with new episodes later this year.
Joe knows ASL
Q: On "The Joe Schmo Show," is the interpreter using real sign language, or is he just making up gestures?
A: According to the show's publicist, "actor Fred Cross, who plays Stan 'The Interpreter' on Spike's 'The Joe Schmo Show,' is using actual American Sign Language. Fred learned sign language as a child from his grandmother, who was deaf. He's used this skill (aside from being a graduate of Second City) in a number of notable roles as an interpreter on the TV series 'Scrubs' and 'Weeds.' His other non-interpreter TV acting roles have included 'Parks and Recreation,' 'The Office,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Desperate Housewives' and 'House.' "
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