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End of the road: 'Wedding Band,' 'Burn Notice' canceled [New Haven Register (CT)]

June 9, 2013

YellowBrix

By Cindy Elavsky

King Features Syndicate

Q: I've been watching old episodes of "Melrose Place" and wondered what Jamie Luner, who played Lexi Sterling, has been up to lately? -- Polly R. in Indiana

A: The gorgeous and talented actress most recently starred in Lifetime Movie Network's original film "The Perfect Boss," which aired in late May (check local listings for possible re-airings, or you can wait for the DVD). In "Boss," she reunited with her former "Melrose" co-star Linden Ashby, who played her husband on the show and played her fall guy in the Lifetime movie.

Jamie looks back on her time on "Melrose" with affection, telling me: "I'm so fortunate to have been on such iconic shows that are so memorable. That time was such a chapter in all of our lives -- television was so different than it is today. It was such an impactful show on so many people. I get a little nostalgic about it, and I'm definitely recognized for it by a lot of people who have enjoyed it."

Jamie does have a few more projects in the works, which she can't tell me about yet, but she promised to keep me in the loop as they arise. And I promise to let YOU know as soon as I know.

Q: "Wedding Band" is one of my favorite shows, so as soon as the DVD was available for preorder, I ordered the first season. However, in the Amazon ad it was labeled "The Complete Series." Please tell me that this is a mistake, and that TBS has renewed the show for a second season! -- George J., Fort Worth, Texas

A: Well, George, you might want to hang onto that DVD set, as it might become a collectors' item. TBS has indeed canceled the comedy starring Brian Austin Green after only one season. The old standby of low ratings was blamed for its cancellation.

Q: I am so glad "Burn Notice" is back, but I heard this is its last season. True? -- Ronald P., via e-mail

A: Yes, USA recently announced that season seven will be its last. Jeff Watchel, co-president of USA Network, teased: "(We) will raise the stakes even higher, leading up to a spectacular series finale."

Readers: As promised, I am going network by network, listing the fate of all 2012/13 network shows. Clip and save this column, and also visit www.celebrityextraonline.com for the complete list. This week I'll tackle the CBS shows.

On the renewed list is: "2 Broke Girls," "The Big Bang Theory," "Blue Bloods," "Criminal Minds," "CSI," "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Hawaii Five-O," "How I Met Your Mother," "The Mentalist," "Mike and Molly," "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Person of Interest" and "Two and a Half Men." On the canceled list is: "CSI: New York," "Golden Boy," "Made in Jersey," "Partners," "Rules of Engagement" and "Vegas."

Next week, I'll cover CW and Fox.

Write to Cindy Elavsky at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, Fla. 32853-6475; or e-mail her at letters@cindyelavsky.com. 2013 King Features Syndicate Inc.

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