CBS has ordered 13 episodes of “Diagnosis Murder” for midseason pickup but without Scott Baio, who has left to pursue other projects, and Delores Hall, who has been written out of the plot, according to the producers.
The mystery show features Dick Van Dyke, whose character, sleuthing physician Mark Sloan, was first introduced in three TV movies that aired on CBS in 1992. The movies became the basis for the series, which had its debut the following year.
Cast members Victoria Rowell, Barry Van Dyke and Michael Tucci are scheduled to return.
HBO to air Hall of Fame concert
HBO will air “The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” live (tape-delayed on the West Coast) on Sept. 2.
In celebration of the grand opening of the $92 million museum in Cleveland, the concert featuring Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Kinks, Melissa Etheridge and the artist formerly known as Prince, among others, is expected to run about six hours.
In addition to the stage performances at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium, the program will feature footage of the Hall of Fame’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremonies from Sept. 1 and interviews with performers.
Also featured will be induction ceremony highlights occurring since the Hall of Fame was established in 1986. Other scheduled performers include Alice in Chains, the Allman Brothers, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Booker T. and the MG’s, Johnny Cash, Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Diamond to join ‘Homicide’ cast
Actor Reed Diamond will join the cast of the NBC drama series “Homicide: Life on the Street” when the show returns for its fourth season in the fall.
Diamond, whose feature credits include “Clear and Present Danger,” “Memphis Belle” and the upcoming “Assassins,” will play arson detective Mike Driscoll in the series.