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‘Chew’ chef is the daughter of Dr. Oz

March 18, 2012

Q: Is Daphne Oz the wife or daughter of Dr. Oz? “The View” is on ABC at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; she is one of the four chefs.

A: First of all, you are confusing “The View” with “The Chew,” the new ABC daytime show about food-related topics; that is what’s in that time slot and where Daphne Oz is a co-host. That said, according to her ABC bio, Daphne Oz is the daughter of Dr. Mehmet and Lisa Oz; Mehmet Oz is, of course, better known as TV’s Dr. Oz.

Q: One of my favorite holiday movies is “A Christmas Visitor” starring Dee Wallace Stone. It is about a Christmas in Australia, and is also known by “Bushfire Moon.” I have been unable to locate it in any form. Can you help?

A: Apparently you should look for the movie under the title “Miracle Down Under”; that is the name on a VHS version of a film set in Australia around Christmas, and featuring Dee Wallace Stone. I have seen that VHS for sale on Amazon.com. I have not found an authorized DVD.

Q: I was wondering what happened to “Men of a Certain Age” on TNT. And what’s next for the three stars?

A: Since you are asking what’s next, you must suspect that the show was canceled — and it was.

Ray Romano, who was also an executive producer on the series, has lent his voice to several new “Ice Age” productions and guest-starred on “The Middle,” which stars his “Everybody Loves Raymond” wife Patricia Heaton. Andre Braugher recently signed up for a pilot called “Last Resort,” about the crew of a nuclear submarine who, after defying orders, take refuge on an island and declare themselves an independent nation — with nuclear weapons. And TVLine.com recently reported that Scott Bakula will appear on several of the remaining episodes of “Desperate Housewives,” playing Bree’s attorney.

Q: Could you please tell me if “Rubicon,” a really good series on AMC, is coming back? I hope it hasn’t been canceled.

A: It has. The series lasted just one season.

Q: I would like to know if/when the Starz series “Camelot” would be returning.

A: It will not be. The series was dropped after a single season.