Television Q&A: Is Jordyn Negri of 'Private Eyes' blind in real life?

Rich Heldenfels, Tribune News Service on

Published in Entertainment News

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I love the series "Private Eyes" on ION. There is a young girl on it playing Jason Priestley's daughter, who is blind. She does so well that I think she's really blind! Is she?

A: The actress you admire is named Jordyn Negri. She plays Jules Shade, the daughter of Priestley's hockey-player-turned-detective Matt Shade, in the Canadian-made series, which also stars Cindy Sampson as Matt's private-detective partner Angie Everett. As for Jules, she is blind, but that's acting for Negri, who can see in real life. "As soon as I read the script, I knew it was going to be a challenge," she told one reporter. "But I'm always up for it."

Q: I am wondering if the Zach Galifianakis show on FX will be back.

A: FX has ordered a fourth season of "Baskets," the series starring Galifianakis as twins Chip and Dale Baskets, and Louie Anderson as their mother. But the network says the season will not arrive until 2019.

Q: What happened to a comedy that was titled "I'm Sorry" with a female comedian named Andrea?

A: That's Andrea Savage of "Veep" and "Episodes" who writes and stars in the comedy for truTV. A second season is coming, though the network so far just says it's expected in "late 2018."

Q: I am wondering if any new "Murder She Baked" mysteries are on the horizon at Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. I see other characters have made more current TV movies for the channel, but not this series.

A: That movie series is not continuing right now, though star Alison Sweeney has held out hope it might resume someday. For now, though, Sweeney is working on another movie series for HMM, called "The Chronicle Mysteries." She plays a novelist who loves solving, well, mysteries. Look for the first movie early next year.

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Q: Has "Instinct" been cancelled?

A: No. The detective drama starring Alan Cumming ended its first season July 1, but CBS has ordered a second run. It's not in the network's fall lineup, so look for it sometime later in the new TV season, possibly very late. The first season did not begin until April of this year. By the way, some other returning shows that will arrive later in CBS's season are "Elementary," "Life in Pieces," "Man with a Plan" and "The Amazing Race."

Here's an old question with a new answer.

Q: Is "Designated Survivor" coming back?

A: As I mentioned before, ABC canceled the presidential drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, and for some time it did not appear another network would pick up. But recently Sutherland announced a deal had been made with Netflix for a third season. The 10-episode season will arrive in 2019, says the network, and will find Sutherland's character, President Tom Kirkman, in his election campaign. "What does it take to make a leader?" the streaming service asks. "What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today's world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and 'fake news.' Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance."

(Do you have a question or comment about entertainment past, present and future? Write to Rich Heldenfels, P.O. Box 417, Mogadore, OH 44260, or brenfels@gmail.com. Letters may be edited. Individual replies are not guaranteed.)

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