Future plans for ‘Fargo,’ ‘Copper’
Q: Are there any plans to make "Fargo" an ongoing series?
A: Without getting too deep into spoilers, a second season of the FX drama would have to proceed without some major characters. But that’s not so unusual in TV these days.
With "Fargo," the writing and tone of the series were well-received, and Noah Hawley -- working off the Coen brothers’ big-screen template -- certainly showed he could do entertaining things with the characters. "I think we would all be more than happy to take that ride again," Hawley told Hitfix.com, "as long as we are confident that we can tell a story that’s as good or better."
Q: My friends and I have been following a wonderful show on BBC America called "Copper." We have been wondering when it will be back.
A: The drama about police in New York City in the 1860s was canceled after two seasons.
Q: Whatever happened to "Cedar Cove?" I thought a second season was to be on Hallmark but never saw it.
A: The second season of the drama based on Debbie Macomber’s books begins July 19.
Q: In the very early years of "The Tonight Show," when Steve Allen was host, there were four vocalists, two male and two female who appeared alternately each evening. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme along with Andy Williams were three of the four. I have not been able to find the name of the other girl. Hope you can solve my dilemma.
A: Besides Lawrence, Gorme and Williams, there were two women who served as the fourth singer on the show. Patricia Marshall appeared from the beginning of the network show in 1954 to 1955. According to Ben Alba’s book Inventing "Late Night: Steve Allen and the Original Tonight Show," musicals veteran Marshall left to replace Janis Paige in the Broadway production of "The Pajama Game." She then went on to co-star onstage in "Mr. Wonderful" and in 1956 married writing legend Larry Gelbart; they remained together until Gelbart’s death in 2009.
Succeeding Marshall was Pat Kirby, a winner on "Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts." Kirby remained with "Tonight" through the end of Allen’s tenure in 1957.
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