Q: I enjoy watching a Canadian TV show called “The Listener” on a local TV station. What is the name of the main actor whose character is called “Toby”? (The credits pass quickly.) It portrays a mind reader who advises a city police. It seems like a well written and well played show. What else can you tell us about it?
A: The series originally aired on Canadian television from 2009 to 2014. Craig Olejnik played Toby Logan, a medic with telepathic skills who supports law enforcement. You may also know Olejnik from “Runaway”, a 2006 series with Donnie Wahlberg, and episodes from “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”, a 2014-18 series with Lisa Edelstein.
Q: Around 2016, when Donald Trump won the presidential election, there was an episode of Law and Order: SVU about a political candidate who is believed to have gotten too close to his home because NBC decided not to air him. Will this episode ever be shown?
A: The episode, titled “Unstoppable,” portraying Gary Cole as a Trump-like candidate with multiple women allegations, was originally broadcast prior to the 2016 presidential election. Variety noted at the time that the episode had been “scrutinized” by NBC and the show’s production company and “allegedly had narrative adjustments along the way, changes that raised the eyebrows of some” SVU “writers and actors pulled up “. The show was postponed twice before the election, and by 2017 NBC said it would likely never air. For all I can find, it still holds true.
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