Ask (March 17, 2009)

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Question: When is the 3Way DVD coming out?

— Diana, Ames, Iowa

Question: What is the status of 3way season two? Is it being filmed or planned? I loved that show and can’t wait to see more of it!

— Arielle

Answer: We’ve received a lot of questions on these two topics over the last few months, and we finally have an answer! To one of them, at least.

The first season of 3Way will be released on DVD on Dinah Shore weekend (i.e. the first weekend in April), according to the 3Way producers. They plan to post more details on soon, but the short version is that it will be available to purchase at Dinah, and on their website (and yes, it will be available to international buyers) within a few weeks.

No word on a second season yet. They’ve been shopping the show to networks, and even in the best economy, that can take forever.

I’ll be bummed if the show ends after one season, but between the episodes, the confessionals, the behind-the-scenes segments, and the extras (I hear there’s some additional Lady Cops footage!), the first season will definitely be worth buying if you’re a fan of the show.

And for those who aren’t familiar with the series, you’ll be happy to know it doesn’t revolve around this:

(Yes, I had too much fun photoshopping this.)

In other 3Way-related news, the very-much-alive Maile Flanagan appears in this summer’s (500) Days of Summer, and she can also be heard regularly voicing the hugely popular anime character Naruto.

Jill Bennett voices a lesbian character in one of the episodes of the recently-released on DVD second season of Rick & Steve, Logo’s animated gay series. Maeve Quinlan‘s most recent film, Not Easily Broken, will be released on DVD on April 7. (You can also see her on 90210.)

Cathy Shim can be seen in a slew of upcoming films later this year, including White on Rice and The People I’ve Slept With — both of which also co-star Lynn Chen of Saving Face fame (sadly, Cathy’s character does not sleep Lynn’s in either of them) — as well as the horror movie The Revenant, and the Sean Astin/Michael Vartan comedy Demoted.

Shim also has a small role in the new indie movie Why Am I Doing This, which revolves around two straight men — a struggling African American comedian and a struggling Asian American Actor — and co-stars Lynn Chen, Sheetal Sheth (I Can’t Think Straight, The World Unseen), and Emma Caulfield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). That and the humorous trailer (love the last scene) is enough to convince me to keep an eye out for it at the festivals.

Finally, Nancylee Myatt, Paige Bernhardt, and Courtney Rowe have been busy creating the fun and educational online series Cocktail Chicks for, a website launched by Ti Martin and Lally Brennan — the proprietors (and best-selling authors) of the legendary New Orleans restaurant Commander’s Palace — to be “the ultimate insider’s journey into the dynamic culture of cocktails, wine and food from America’s first party town, New Orleans.” Warning: these episodes will make you thirsty! (And hungry!)