Celebrity Extra – Jan. 11, 2018

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Q: Can you tell me when my guilty pleasure, “The Royals,” will be back with a new season? – Melinda W., via email

Elizabeth Hurley in “The Royals” (Frank W. Ockenfels 3/E! Entertainment photo)

A: The fourth season of the campy, soapy drama returns to E! on March 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with 10 brand-new one-hour episodes. The latest season of “The Royals” picks up after the charming and potentially duplicitous Prince Robert (Max Brown) is crowned King of England. Prince Liam (William Moseley) and his recently dethroned uncle Cyrus (Jake Maskall) form an unlikely alliance; Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) struggles to control her unruly brood as she figures out her role in the palace. And, after a heated on-again/off-again relationship, bodyguard Jasper (Tom Austen) tries to capture the heart of Princess Eleanor (Alexandra Park) one more time just as they are about to face their biggest obstacle yet. The series also stars Genevieve Gaunt as Wilhelmina. “The Royal Hangover,” which is the digital companion series to the scripted program, also will return March 11.

Q: Any chance of “Downward Dog” returning? We loved Nan, the lead character, and her dog, Martin, whose expression and voice was so lovable. – Jan G., via email

A: ABC canceled “Downward Dog” back in June, after the sixth episode aired. (All eight episodes eventually did air.) According to the show’s producers, ABC “loved it creatively and really wanted to make more, but couldn’t find a financial plan to do so. … We are deeply personally thankful to them for putting this show on the air and allowing us to make something really unique and uncompromising.” At the time of the previous announcement, producers also stated their intention of shopping the show around to other networks. As of this writing, it has not found a new home, so it’s looking like that plan is dead in the water.

Q: Over the holidays I rewatched “Never Been Kissed,” which I love, and it got me to wondering what David Arquette is up to now. What does he have upcoming? – Kaylie F., via Twitter

A: David recently signed on to join the cast of “Memphis Fire,” a new comedy about firefighters, based in Memphis, Tennessee. David plays Johnny Roberts, aka “Chief Roberts,” a lovable screw-up who tries to keep everyone in his family and fire-station crew from setting themselves on fire. Chief loves his family, his city and pancakes, in that order. A simple man, he became a firefighter because his father was a firefighter, then was promoted to chief simply because he had been there the longest.

The show also stars Noel Gugliemi, Peter Organ and Jeryl Prescott, along with show creator Derrick Redford. The pilot of the series is currently being filmed, most likely for the 2018-19 television season, with no word yet on which network might pick it up and when.

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