Readers’ Hollywood questions answered
Q: I understand they’re doing a sequel to the ‘“Mork and Mindy’” series. My question is, will Robin Williams and Pam Dawber appear to reprise their roles (as Mork and Mindy) or will other actors play them?
‘— JoEllen B.
A: Actually, the NBC production will not be a ‘“Mork and Mindy’” sequel or remake of the original 1970s series. Instead, it will be a behind-the-scenes telefilm entitled ‘“Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Mork and Mindy.””
Like the earlier ‘“Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Charlie’s Angels,”” this film will provide a look at how the show began, what problems were encountered before and after its on-air debut, and how the powers-that-be handled its success and, later, how they tried to bolster its sagging ratings with some questionable decisions. The film will also show how Williams, after years of struggle, dealt with his newfound fame. Chris Diamantopolous (‘“American Dreams’”) will play Williams, and Erinn Hayes (‘“Significant Others’”) will play Pam Dawber.
Q: On ‘“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,’” is producer Dick Wolfe planning to replace Vincent D’Onofrio (Detective Goren) by bringing in Christopher Noth (‘“Sex and the City’”)?
‘— A Vincent D. fan
A: Christopher Noth joins the show in his old ‘“Law and Order’” persona of Detective Mike Logan, who, if you may remember, was sent to a precinct in Staten Island after offending some big politicos. According to Wolfe, et al., Logan will be part of the investigation team, and will not replace D’Onofrio.
There is some talk, however, that Wolfe acted to help lift some of the pressure on D’Onofrio, who, essentially, carries the show, and has had some bouts with exhaustion this season, and reportedly collapsed at one point.
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