Cameron Mathison

Cameron Mathison

Q: Please tell me the rumors I’ve been hearing about a “Say Anything” TV series are not true! —  Callie F., via email

A: I am thrilled to tell you that NBC’s planned “Say Anything” TV show has been canned. Less than 24 hours after news broke —  lighting up the Internet —  about a comedy sequel based on the hit 1989 movie, which was directed by Cameron Crowe and starred John Cusack and Ione Skye, NBC pulled the plug on the series. Apparently, Cameron called producer Aaron Kaplan (who was producing the series with writer Justin Adler) and voiced his objections to the project. Aaron and Justin were unaware that Cameron had not been contacted about or approved of the project, so they pulled out. NBC and 20th Century Fox followed suit and canceled the series.

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Q: I saw Cameron Mathison in the Hallmark movie “Along Came a Nanny” and realized how much I had missed him. Can you tell me what else he has going on? —  Lola F., Erie, Pa.

A: The sweet and sexy former soap star is currently hosting a home-renovation competition show in Canada called “Game of Homes.” I spoke with Cameron about it recently, and he’s really excited about this new project. “It’s a really fun renovation/reality show where they’re taking four dilapidated houses off their foundations, and moving these houses to a really cool downtown location. The contestants make up four teams, and every week they renovate a new room of their assigned house. And every week there is a new challenge with prizes. You can win a trip to Paris or a weeklong cruise in the Caribbean. The ultimate prize is you win your house and a piece of land to put it on. Initially it’s going to air in Canada, but I have a feeling it’s going to appear elsewhere.”

Cameron continued: “Another aspect I like is that I graduated with an engineering degree like 700 years ago, and my dream was to go into a design firm with my best friend, who’s an architect. I was going to be the engineer, and he was going to be the architect. And then I bailed on him and went in the entertainment world. But since that time, this is the closest gig I’ve ever had that involves design, construction, engineering, load-bearing walls, header beams —  all that kind of stuff. For me it’s kind of coming close to my original dream of what I wanted to do with my life.”

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Q: When will “Hot in Cleveland” be back with a new season? —  Jeremy T., via email

A: Season six of the hit TV Land sitcom returns Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Get ready for 24 new episodes of this fun series, with Betty White, Wendie Malick, Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves all returning.

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