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Bemoaning those departed shows,best bets [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)]

November 18, 2013


Question: My wife and I were fans of "Vegas." The show was pulled with no real ending. What happened to this show, and is there a chance it will return?

Answer: CBS dropped the series after a single season as the ratings proved disappointing. The first-season finale did wrap up some storylines while leaving open others, including the conflict between the mobster played by Michael Chiklis and Dennis Quaid's tough lawman. The complete series has been released on DVD and on streaming video. I watched it during the CBS run, but kept wishing it had been on FX or a premium-cable channel. The show's ideas never seemed to fit with the content limitations of broadcast television.

Q: Some shows that I watched are no longer listed. Do you have any idea if "The Lying Game," "The Secret Circle" and "Body of Proof" are returning?

A: ABC dropped "Body of Proof" at the end of the 2012-13 season. reported in late October that there were talks about bringing it back, not least because it had a bigger audience than ABC's "Lucky 7," which took "Proof's" time slot but came and went in a blink. That said, there are monetary issues to be worked out before the show can return, and nothing official has been announced.

"The Lying Game," which aired on ABC Family, was canceled earlier this year after two seasons. "The Secret Circle," which aired on the CW, was dropped in 2012 after a single season.

Q: Can you tell me if and when "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Green Lantern" will return to Cartoon Network?

A: The last new episodes of "Green Lantern" aired on Cartoon Network in March. Josh Keaton, who was the voice of Hal Jordan on the show, told that the finale was written with the assumption that there would be more seasons. "Clone Wars" is also done. While there have been reports about some "bonus content" from the show for 2014, I don't know where that content will wind up.

Rich Heldenfels is a staff writer for the Akron Beacon Journal. Write him at Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44328 or,Almost Human

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