Q: Will Michael J. Fox appear on “The Good Wife” again next season? – Joanne Parks, Columbus, Ohio
A: We’d certainly bet very strongly on it, for a number of reasons. First, he loves doing the show, and its producers love having him – as they all reaffirmed in comments made recently, verified even more by the strong showing his character Louis Canning made in multiple episodes at the end of last season.
Also, there’s the matter of that ongoing story arc, which has Canning plotting an attempt to take over the Lockhart Gardner law firm. It’s likely Fox would be brought back to wrap that up, at least.
Q: I recognize the male lead on ABC’s “Motive,” and I see him billed as Louis Ferreira, but I’m pretty sure he used to have a different name. Am I right? – Mike Lucks, Buffalo
A: Indeed you are. Louis (actually, Luis) Ferreira is his birth name, but he went by “Justin Louis” for much of his career. Under that identification, he was a co-star of such series as “Public Morals,” “Missing” and “Durham County,” and he appeared with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in the Emmy-winning 2009 HBO movie “Grey Gardens.” Since using his real name professionally, Ferreira also has had guest roles on shows including “Breaking Bad” and “Rookie Blue.”
Q: Hasn’t James Van Der Beek done other series in between “Dawson’s Creek” and “Friends With Better Lives”? – Becky Powell, Antioch, Calif.
A: He has. He appeared in multiple episodes of “One Tree Hill,” “Criminal Minds” and “Mercy,” but perhaps the post-”Dawson’s” role Van Der Beek is best-known for is … himself, or a heightened version of that, in the ABC sitcom “Don’t Trust the B–– in Apartment 23.”