Q: What happened to Jay Pharoah from "SNL"? We haven't seen him much this year.

There's a really good reason you haven't seen him: Jay Pharoah has left the show. He joined the cast of legendary sketch show "Saturday Night Live" in 2010, but after six seasons, at the end of last summer, his contract was not renewed. However, in a surprisingly candid interview in April, Pharoah said he wasn't happy in the show anyway. "The...

Q: Are we going to see "Laramie" return to TV?

Other than on the high-numbered, western-themed cable channel Grit TV, "Laramie" doesn't show up on TV much anymore, and there's no indication that will change. You'll have to content yourself with the DVDs, which were released in the late 2000s. It's somewhat surprising that we don't see it very often, considering how influential it was. It ra...

Q: I notice that the actors, particularly the women, in Shonda Rhimes's shows sound alike, whether in "Grey's Anatomy" or "Scandal." Does she ask them to use this particular style of acting?

As the creator and showrunner of all the shows under her ShondaLand production company, Shonda Rhimes is famously controlling. She has strong opinions about everything from acting to wardrobe. Rhimes freely admits this and says it came naturally, even in the early days of her first show, "Grey's Anatomy." "Somebody would say to me, 'What color ...

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