By Cindy Elavsky
Q: I really love the new show “Castle,” with Nathan Fillion. Please tell me it will be back for a second season. — Yvette C., via e-mail
A: I am happy to tell you — as I love that show too (especially Nathan!) — that “Castle” will return for Season Two on Monday, Sept. 21, on ABC. I am eager to find out what Castle discovered about the cold-case death of Beckett’s mother. I’m also going through some serious Castle/Beckett awesome-chemistry withdrawals.
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Q: Is it true that actor Daniel Day-Lewis is married to playwright Arthur Miller’s daughter? — Cooper H., Decatur, Ala.
A: Multifaceted actor Daniel Day-Lewis is indeed married to Rebecca Miller, Arthur’s daughter. He met Rebecca when he was working on the film adaptation of her father’s play, “The Crucible,” back in 1996. They married the next year, and together they have two sons.
Rebecca’s work as a director, while not considered box-office gold, has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. She even directed her husband in 2005’s “The Ballad of Jack and Rose.” Her next directorial project, “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” — starring Alan Arkin, Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves, Maria Bello, Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder — is set for release this October.
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Q: My family and I love the Syfy series “Sanctuary.” Will it be back for another season? — E.W., Sarasota, Fla.
A: The Syfy Channel has renewed “Sanctuary” for a second season, which is scheduled to premiere on Oct. 9. This is especially good news for fans of the show, as it is the first show to survive an online to small-screen transition. As you might recall, “Sanctuary” first premiered on the Internet in early 2007 as an eight-episode Web series. To make — and survive — the jump to television is quite an accomplishment.
While we are on the Syfy topic, don’t forget to catch the premiere of the latest “Stargate” incarnation on Friday, Oct. 2, at 9 p.m. “Stargate Universe” stars Robert Carlyle (“Trainspotting” and “The Full Monty”), David Blue (“Ugly Betty”) and Ming-Na (“ER”), and focuses on the crew of the spacecraft “Destiny,” who are unable to return to Earth and are forced to fend for themselves in a distant corner of the universe.
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Q: I would like information on actor Christopher Meloni of “Law and Order: SVU.” He is one of the best actors I have seen in a long time. — Don B., Port Charlotte, Fla.
A: Christopher Meloni, 48, is married with two children. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder (where he first studied acting) with a degree in history, then went on to New York to study acting with the great Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. While he is known to many “SVU” fans as a dramatic actor, he also is an accomplished comedian, turning in brilliant performances in “Wet Hot American Summer” and the “Harold and Kumar” movies.
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