Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Ask the Times: What's the story with 'Hell on Wheels'?

Altered 'Wheels' will return

Is Hell on Wheels coming back?

Yes, though not without some off-camera drama. In November, deadline.com reported that AMC was set to renew the show for a third season, without series creators Joe and Tony Gayton but with Josh Shiban continuing as show runner — the person most responsible for getting the show made day-to-day. Then Shiban announced he was leaving. That delayed a full announcement of a third season until a new show runner was found.

That show runner is now John Wirth, whose background includes work on V, Falling Skies and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. And a third season of 10 episodes is slated for the third quarter of 2013.

HGTV stars are coming back

Where are HGTV's stars David Bromstad, Candice Olson, etc.? The endless "summer" replacements are getting old.

Both will be back in 2013, HGTV publicist Lynne Davis told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She said Bromstad will be back on Design Star this summer and Season 5 of Candice Tells All will be back at some point this year.

New 'Unforgettable' episodes set

I want to know if the program Unforgettable is going to be on the later schedule for CBS.

It appears so. When CBS announced its 2012-13 schedule in May, it did not include the drama starring Poppy Montgomery, which had aired in 2011-12. Then, the following August, it announced that the show would be back for 13 episodes in summer 2013.

"I don't understand what makes a show stay on or what makes it go away," Montgomery told the Give Me My Remote website, "but I sort of accept that it's right if they make that decision. And so when it was gone, I was sad, I will always love that character and the people I work with, so I understood. And I've worked with CBS for so long that I was like, 'They're family. We'll do something together again.' And when it came back, I was genuinely flabbergasted and thrilled."

Stay tuned for 'Army Wives'

Has Army Wives been renewed? If so, what channel and day and time is it on?

Lifetime has renewed Army Wives for a seventh season, but no announcement about a premiere date has been made. The only cast members known to have contracts for the next season are Catherine Bell and Kelli Williams.

No more 'Political Animals'

Any info on whether or not USA's Political Animals from last summer will return next year? We really enjoyed it this year.

No, it won't be back. In November, USA announced it was canceling the show, which starred Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a divorced former first lady and governor of Illinois, as well as the current secretary of state.

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

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