Q: My family really enjoyed “Body of Proof." Has it been canceled, or will we see it in the new year?
— Debbie Zielinski, New Berlin, Wis.
A: In fact, you’ll see it again on Feb. 5. That’s when ABC plans to return the Dana Delany-starring medical drama to the Tuesday lineup. You’ll also see some casting changes, including the addition of Mark Valley — who previously worked with Delany on the short-lived Fox serial “Pasadena" — as a police detective who has a romantic past with Delany’s Megan.
Q: Will “Switched at Birth" be back?
— Kathryn Vierra, Hilo, Hawaii
A: This week, actually. The ABC Family drama starring Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc resumes in its Monday berth tonight with the official start of Season 2, after its first season was rather prolonged. A nine-hour marathon of earlier episodes will precede the first new one that day.
Q: What happened to “Mockingbird Lane"? I only saw one episode.
— Eugene Rubenzer, Cudahy, Wis.
A: There’s a very good reason for that ... one episode is all there will be.
NBC had high hopes for its intended update of the classic 1960s sitcom “The Munsters," but reportedly, the reaction inside the network was mixed at best when the pilot was delivered.
NBC decided to air it as a special and gauge the reaction, at an appropriate time (during the Halloween season) and paired with an appropriate show (“Grimm"). The ratings were OK, but they ultimately weren’t enough to prompt an order for further editions of “Mockingbird Lane," which was confirmed just after Christmas.
Q: Why was Alexandra Krosney, who portrayed eldest daughter Kristin on “Last Man Standing," replaced by Amanda Fuller?
— Stan Dec, Ellwood City, Pa.
A: “Creative reasons" is the only explanation given to date by ABC and the show’s producers for the recasting.
Q: Can you please tell me if the Kardashians’ show has been canceled?
— Michelle Hayes, Boynton Beach, Fla.
A: Assuming you’re talking about the family’s main reality show and not the spinoffs, not only has “Keeping Up With the Karsdashians" not been canceled, E! Entertainment Television has renewed it for at least another two seasons.
Q: With the success of the new version of “Dallas," has there been thought of giving the same treatment to “Knots Landing"?
— Emily Stone, Buffalo, N.Y.
A: Undoubtedly there’s been thought of it, but it hasn’t gotten to a stage where it’s been talked about as a real possibility. The talk is likely to be amped up before long, since Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark will reprise their “Knots" roles as Gary and Valene as the new “Dallas" deals with the death of J.R. Whether that will spark a bigger cry for a similar update of “Knots" remains to be seen.
Q: Will there be another “All-Stars" edition of “Dancing With the Stars"?
— John Merritt, Columbus, Ohio
A: That’s a good question, and one that has no definite answer at the moment. The ratings for the competition’s past season were OK, but ABC expected them to be higher, given that past favorites from the show were being brought back. An executive at the network recently said the lesson learned was that viewers “don’t want to see people who can dance. They want to see people who can’t dance."
The point is well taken, since much of the program’s appeal stems from the learning curve of celebrities who come into the show relatively unskilled in dancing. That said, Season 14 contenders Katherine Jenkins and Maria Menounos — who were exempt from the first “All-Stars" since their “Dancing" stints had been so recent — have told us that if such a round is attempted again, they’d be interested.
Q: I’ve been enjoying Jay Pharoah’s impersonation of President Barack Obama on “Saturday Night Live" this season. Where did he come from?
— Kristin Lang, Chicago
A: Now in his third season as a cast member on the NBC late-night staple, the Virginia native worked comedy clubs for many years, but — aptly enough — it was a YouTube video of his Obama impersonation that did much to gain him wider notice.