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by Cindy Elavsky

Q: I think I’ve missed a couple of episodes of“Lone Star” on Fox. Is it coming back on? —Mike M., Newark, Ohio

Q: I fell in love with the ABC summer series“The Gates.” Do you have any idea if it will bebrought back, maybe as a midseason replacement?I really need to know what happens!— Karen D. in VirginiaA: “Lone Star” was the rst casualty of the fall2010 season. Despite rave reviews and beingthe critics’ darling, low ratings forced Fox topull the series after only two episodes.And the same fate seems to have befallenthe summer series “The Gates” (which was oneof my favorite shows of the year) and “Scoundrels.”On Oct. 15, “The Gates” star Frank Grillotweeted: “Don’t shoot the messenger… “The Gates” is o‘ ciallycanceled. I knew my source was right. Thanks to all of you forsupporting us.”As of this writing, ABC’s “My Generation” and NBC’s “Outlaw”(starring Jimmy Smits) also are kaput. One the cusp of cancellation— however, they still could be saved —are “Undercovers” and “Running Wilde.”Q: Last season on “The Mentalist,” there wasan actor on one of the episodes playing therole of a billionaire who really resembles KevinSpacey. Who is he, and what else can I see himin? — Jay F., via e-mailA: You’re thinking of 43-year-old Canadianactor Currie Graham. Most recently he costarredwith Jaime Pressly in Smoke Screen,a made-for-TV movie based on the SandraBrown novel. The movie premieres Sundaynight, Nov. 21, on the Lifetime Movie Network.Q: Sean Murray of “NCIS” sure has lost a lot ofweight. Is he ill or on some sort of a diet? — Mrs.G., Venice, Fla.A: Sean, who turns 33 on Nov. 15, explained via his Twitter accountthat his weight loss came from “14 months of no alcoholand almost no sugar. Ate strictly organic…. You can actually seeme gradually lose the weight over the 24 (episodes) of Season

Q: I enjoy watching classic black-and-white movies on television. What does “RKO” stand for in the RKO Pictures logo? — Tashi G., Dearborn, Mich.

A: RKO stands for “Radio-Keith-Orpheum.” RKO was formed after the Keith-Albee-Orpheum (KAO) theater chains brought together under the control of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) back in 1928.

READERS: A few weeks back, a reader asked when TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age” would be back for its second season, and I answered that it would be Nov. 29. The network has since pushed that date back to Monday, Dec. 6, so re-mark your calendars!

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