One of my favorite shows is “Weeds.” Can you tell me what is coming up this season? — Henry J., via e-mail
The Showtime hit series makes make its fifth-season debut on June 8 at 10 p.m. ET. Singer/actress Alanis Morissette has been tapped to portray Nancy’s (Mary Louise Parker) OB-GYN, Audra Kitson, for at least seven episodes. Rumor has it that Audra and Andy (Justin Kirk) will become something of an item. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Single White Female) also is set to play the role of Nancy’s sister. She is slated to appear in at least two episodes this season. ***
I absolutely loved the “Scrubs” finale last month. Earlier this year it was rumored that the show might continue on with a ninth season. Is there any truth to that? — Brenda H., Charlottesville, Va.
It would appear that the switch to ABC has breathed new life in the much-loved comedy-drama. “Scrubs” will be back for its ninth season, with a mix of old and new cast members. Zach Braff and Sarah Chalke have signed on for six episodes to tie up some storyline loose ends with their characters, Dr. John Dorian and Dr. Elliot
Reed, respectively. Also, Donald Faison (Dr. Chris Turk), John C. McGinley (Dr. Perry Cox) and Neil Flynn (Janitor) are set to reprise their roles; however, they each have roles in upcoming pilots that would take precedence over “Scrubs.” Creator Bill Laurence has hinted that the show will be transitioning into a new format when it returns in the fall. Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Please let us know if “Kath & Kim” will be back on NBC. We love that show! — Judy H., Roanoke, Va.
According to the recently released NBC Fall schedule, “Kath & Kim,” starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair, has not been renewed. Also not on NBC’s 2009/2010 schedule is Thursday-night mainstay “My Name Is Earl.”
I was happy to read in your column that Melora Hardin would be back as Jan Levinson next season on “The Office.” In the meantime, what else can I see her in? — Renee F., via e-mail
Melora has been hard at work all year on various movies and projects; however, the one that is perhaps closest to her heart is the independent movie You. The film spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around our main character, Rawdon, as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his soul mate, Miranda, and raise their daughter, Quincey, alone. It was directed by and stars Melora, along with Brenda Strong (“Desperate Housewives”), Joely Fisher (“’Til Death”) and Gildart Jackson (“Charmed” and “General Hospital”). For now, “You” can be seen exclusively on the internet by downloading it from iTunes, Amazon or the movie’s Web site, YouTheFilm.com. (c) 2009 King Features Syndicate