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Another NYC mayor to appear on ‘Good Wife’

Bill de Blasio appears ready for his close-up.

New York City’s new mayor has a guest appearance slated on the March 16 episode of “The Good Wife.”

De Blasio said he and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are “deeply obsessed” with the CBS political drama.

He said Tuesday that he was thrilled to meet the cast, which includes Julianna Margulies.

De Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, appeared on the show last year.

The series is loosely inspired by another New York political figure: Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.

Amazon, BBC deal saves ‘Ripper Street’

“Ripper Street” has been rescued.

The Victorian detective drama was canceled by the BBC this year after two seasons due to poor ratings. But after an online campaign by fans, it is returning for a third season through a deal between the British broadcaster and online retailer Amazon.

Filming begins in May on the new season, which will be shown first on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service, before airing on BBC television.

The second season of the series premiered Saturday on BBC America in the U.S. The cable network says it will show the third season as part of the deal.

Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn return as 19th-century police fighting crime in the sordid streets of London’s East End.

Soundgarden set to perform at SXSW

Soundgarden will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its landmark album “Superunknown” at South By Southwest.

The Seattle grunge rockers will play “Superunknown” front to back for the first time March 13 when they headline the third night of the iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas.

Soundgarden members Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd recently announced plans for a multi-disc reissue of “Superunknown” on June 3 with preorders available March 11.

1st Wolverine art found, to be sold

The original art for Wolverine’s first appearance will be auctioned in May to benefit an initiative that helps comic book creators in times of financial need.

Heritage Auctions says the artwork drawn by Herb Trimpe 40 years ago for “The Incredible Hulk” No. 180 was long thought lost until the person he gave it to contacted them.

Heritage Vice President Todd Hignite said Wednesday he was astounded to see the full-page art in such pristine condition. The sale will benefit the Hero Initiative.

Trimpe said he gave the ink, graphite and blue pencil drawing to a visitor in 1983 as a gift.

Marvel Entertainment’s Wolverine has become one of comics’ enduring and best-known characters.

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