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More to come: ‘Animal Kingdom’ getting sixth season; ‘Russian Doll’ delayed by pandemc

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I have been waiting with many other fans for “Animal Kingdom’s” fifth and final season. When is it coming back?

A: TNT has set the arrival of the fifth season for July 11. But that’s not the final one: There will be a sixth season to wrap up the series. As for what the fifth holds, here’s a taste from TNT: “Pope (Shawn Hatosy), Craig (Ben Robson), Deran (Jake Weary) and J (Finn Cole) are still dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s death, including family members out for revenge. With their kingdom without a leader, the Cody

Shawn Hatosy stars in the TNT drama “Animal Kingdom.” The series will return for its fifth season on July 11. (Courtesy of Eddy Chen)

family’s struggle to maintain their fragile alliance, and to see which of them will come out on top. Meanwhile, they search for more information on Pamela Johnson, whom Smurf made the beneficiary of her estate. And back in 1984, an increasingly volatile 29-year-old Smurf, played by Leila George, is forging her own path raising Pope and Julia and leading the charge on dangerous jobs with new and old friends.”

Q: What ever happened to “Russian Doll”? I found it very interesting and wonder why there was not more.

Natasha Lyonne will return for another season of “Russian Doll.” (Courtesy of Netflix)

A: A second season of the series starring and co-created by Natasha Lyonne was ordered back in 2019 with production to resume in 2020. But, as with so many shows, this one was delayed because of the pandemic. Production finally got going in March of this year, and several reports predict that it will arrive on Netflix in 2022.

Q: My wife and I had been watching and immensely enjoying “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” on CNN. It abruptly stopped after airing five episodes when there were supposed to be 20 episodes. Do you know if CNN has plans to air the remaining 15 episodes?

Stanley Tucci visits Sicily in the series “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.” (Courtesy of CNN)

A: The series was designed to run six episodes, all of which have aired. But there will be more, since a second season has been ordered for telecast in 2022.

Q: MeTV recently started rerunning “The Addams Family.” I am wondering what happened to Carolyn Jones (who played Morticia), Lisa Loring (Wednesday) and Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley).

A: Jones, an established actress before her work on the 1964-66 comedy, continued to work in films and on TV until her death from cancer in 1983. Loring later had a three-year run on “As the World Turns” as Cricket Montgomery, but also dealt with personal problems and some breaks from acting; her most recent screen credit on the Internet Movie Database is from 2015. Saying he was typecast as Pugsley, Weatherwax basically gave up acting but worked behind the scenes, including as a set builder; he died of a heart attack in 2014.




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