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by Cindy Elavsky

Is John Francis Daley from John Francis Daley

“Bones” any relation to Tyne of “Cagney and Lacey” fame? — A reader, via e-mail

Tyne Daly (note there is no “e” in her last name) is of no relation to John. Tyne does have relatives in showbiz: Brother Tim is best known for his roles in “Wings” and “The Sopranos,” and one of Tyne’s daughters, Kathryne Dora Brown, had a recurring role on “Judging Amy.” Aside from playing Dr. Lance Sweets on “Bones,” John is wellknown and -loved for his role as Sam Weir on the short-lived but critically acclaimed series “Freaks and Geeks,” which ran on NBC from 1999 to 2000. “Freaks and Geeks,” which was produced by feature-film phenom Judd Apatow, jumpstarted the careers of such actors as Seth Rogen, James Franco, Busy Phillips and Jason Segel.

Congratulations to the creators of “Royal Pains.” The premise is quite unique and has a lot of potential. My question is about the two male leads, Mark Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo.

Can you tell me what else I may have seen them in? — Ernest B., via e-mail

You’ll be happy to know that “Royal Pains,” which has become one of the highest-rated shows on cable, has been picked up for a second season by the USA network. Mark Feuerstein has previously co-starred in the feature films “Practical Magic” and “What Women Want.” He also is known to TV audiences for his roles in “Good Morning, Miami” and “3 Lbs.” Paulo is most recognized for his role of Joey Tribbiani’s nephew in the short-lived “Friends” spinoff called “Joey.”

Back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, there was a TV show on called “Rescue 911.” It was about actual cases from fire and police departments and the men and women who worked there. Do you know if it is available on DVD? — JC, Stanton, Mich.

“Rescue 911” was a docudrama that aired on CBS and was hosted by William Shatner. Each episode contained re-enactments of actual 911 calls, along with their heroic — and sometimes tragic — conclusions. The show ran from 1989 to 1996 and has been aired in syndication on quite a few networks throughout the years. Currently, it is not airing in syndication and is not on DVD. The Hallmark Channel and the Discovery Health Channel are two networks that used to run syndicated episodes of the show. It couldn’t hurt to let the powers-that-be know you’d like to see “Rescue 911” on one of their networks again.

Can you please tell me who played the part of Greg on the defunct sitcom “Yes, Dear”? My husband says Bob Saget, but I don’t think it was. — Glenda D., via e-mail

Trust your instincts on this one, because you are correct. Greg was played by former standup comedian Anthony Clark, who, aside from “Yes, Dear,” is also known for his role on “Boston Common.”

Have a question for Cindy? E-mail her at letters@ cindyelavsky.com, or write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, PO Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Visit her new Web site at www. celebrityextraonline.com.

Copyright 2009 King Features Syndicate

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