By Sally StoneBy Sally Stone
©2002 King Features Synd.,Inc.
Shagadelic news for Austin Powers fans: Mike Myers says he’ll "most likely" do a fourth flick. An interesting side note is the still-unconfirmed tidbit making the rumor rounds that Myers may bring his Austin alter-ego for a visit this fall to where it all broke open for him, NBC’s "Saturday Night Live." Now wouldn’t that be groovy, baby?
Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore haven’t teamed professionally since they co-starred as a couple on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" 40 years ago. But that’s about to change. The two will co-star in an upcoming PBS production of D.L. Colburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Gin Game."
On Aug. 30, Dean Cain (ex-"Lois and Clark") will take a break from hosting his "Ripley’s Believe It or Not" series to co-star with Portia de Rossi ("Ally McBeal") in the Fox flick "The Glow." This is a fascinating tale of a young couple whose chance meeting with some elderly benefactors leads to profound consequences.
On Sept. 4, the winner of the Fox talent parade "American Idol" will be announced, and he or she will claim the big prize: a contract with RCA Records. The winner’s debut disc will be released Nov. 26.
And for all you romantics out there who have been hoping to see "Frasier’s" Daphne and Niles well and truly wed someday, good news. That someday will be Sept. 24 when the episode picks up on last season’s cliffhanger with Niles (David Hyde Pierce) and Daphne (Jane Leeves) on the verge of eloping.
Meanwhile, as the show heads into its 10th year on NBC, "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer says he hopes it will beat the longevity record of 11 seasons set by his former series, "Cheers."