By Cindy Elavsky
Q: Can you tell me what Sharon Stone has been up to lately? — Kellie T., via email
A: Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone has signed on to star in a new TNT action-drama, tentatively titled “Agent X.” Written by William Blake Herron (“The Bourne Identity”), “Agent X” stars Sharon as America’s first female vice president, Natalie Maccabee, a woman with brains, beauty and a cool composure that belies a restless mind. Initially apprehensive that her job would be only ceremonial in nature, she soon learns that it comes with a top-secret duty: protecting the Constitution in times of great crisis with the aid of her chief steward and a secret operative designated as Agent X. There is no word yet on when the pilot will air, but I’m thinking it would be a perfect summer series.
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Q: Can you tell me when my favorite show, “The Mindy Project,” will be back? I was so happy that Mindy and Danny finally kissed, and I can’t wait to see what’s next. — Janie F. in Colorado
A: “The Mindy Project” will return to Fox with all-new episodes on April 1 (no joke). In the meantime, the Golden Globe-winning comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will take its place, with “Mindy” returning when “Brooklyn” ends its freshman season. The folks over at “The Mindy Project” are regrouping and retooling as the series tries to get out of its sophomore ratings’ slump.
Personally, and I know a lot of people who agree with me, the show really has found its comedic stride this season, so I hope they are able to get the numbers they need for a third-season renewal. If not, then we will have lost one of the most intelligent, well-written and well-acted comedies that I’ve seen in a long time.
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Q: A while back I heard about a new reality series called “Nashville Confidential,” which was to be about the wives of prominent Nashville husbands (singers, songwriters, businessmen, etc.). However, I haven’t seen anything about it since. — Doreen D., via email
A: TNT is on track with its Nashville-based reality series; however, the name has changed to “Private Lives of Nashville Wives.” The series is set in and around the capital of the high-stakes country-music business, and will follow a group of accomplished, opinionated and driven women as they deal with professional challenges, family issues and social relationships. The cast of wives includes Erika Page White (wife of country singer Bryan White), Sarah Davidson (wife of songwriter Dallas Davidson) and Cassie Chapman (wife of Christian-music artist Gary Chapman). The series premieres Monday, Feb. 24, at 10/9c.
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Q: My grandfather would like to know when “Longmire” is going to be back on. — LeeAnn R., via email
A: Longmire will return for a 10-episode third season this summer on A&E. I’ll be sure to let you know when I have an exact date.
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