A: I love being the bearer of good news: The USA Network has indeed renewed the crime thriller for a third season. Fans were getting a bit antsy for some news, since it seemed to take a bit longer than usual for the network to decide on the pickup. But we can all breathe more easily now, knowing that we won’t be left hanging after season two’s awesome cliffhanger finale. There’s no word yet on a premiere date, but I’d look for it come summer 2015.
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Q: I need my “Rizzoli and Isles”! — Gina D., Conyers, Georgia
A: Well, that wasn’t really a question, Gina, but I think I catch your meaning. You’re wondering when TNT’s hit procedural crime drama will return from its midseason hiatus to finish out its fifth season, right? You have just a little while longer to hang on. Our favorite cop and doctor team (Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, respectively) will be back Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. If you’re a “Perception” fan, you’ll be happy to know that it also returns that same night at 10 p.m., right after “Rizzoli and Isles.”
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Q: My husband and I are fans of “Bates Motel.” I would like to know if it’s coming back and when. — Gert B., Rochester, New York
A: A&E’s mesmerizing adaptation of the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie will return for its third season this coming March. Expect 10 more spine-tingling episodes of the Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore-starring thriller. Former “Sons of Anarchy” cast member Ryan Hurst joins the show for its third season, cast in the role of Chick Hogan, and ex-con who owns a bike shop and also runs an illegal firearms operation near Dylan’s new farm. He will butt heads with Dylan’s father, Caleb, who’s played by another “Sons,” alum Kenny Johnson.
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Q: I am so happy that “Hot in Cleveland” has returned for another season — it’s hard to find a good, fun comedy these days starring such wonderful and hilarious actresses. My daughter told me that she heard that it won’t be back after this season. Please tell me she’s wrong. — Genevieve G., via email
A: I am sorry to have to tell you that your daughter is correct: The folks at TV Land recently announced that the current 24-episode sixth season of the hit comedy will be its last. In a statement from TV Land: “After five incredible seasons of ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ the sixth season, currently in production, will be its last. It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White. We will continue to celebrate the show and are looking forward to a fantastic series finale.”
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