Q&A

Q: I love "Gotham" and the many talented actors in it. I read that this is its last season, but I'm hoping maybe the CW network will pick it up, since that network has so many more shows from the genre. Any chance?

Almost none. You can never say never, of course, but the producers have already moved on from "Gotham," and they would need to be behind a revival. You raise an interesting point, though: why isn't "Gotham" on CW with all those other DC Comics-based shows ("The Flash," "Arrow" and so on)? "Gotham" may air on Fox, which is a competing netwo...

Q: In "America's Funniest Home Videos," why does the audience always look all dressed up?

You think of restaurants and nightclubs as having a dress code, but you'd never expect it from a show about people embarrassing themselves on camera. Yet "America's Funniest Home Videos" has one. I guess we should think of it as attending two dozen film premieres -- if you want to be in the audience for the world debut of "Man Gets Hit in Crotc...

Q: I was recently watching "A Star Is Born," with Judy Garland, on TCM. In parts of the movie, they use pictures with conversation playing in the background -- I was wondering why they did that.

That must have seemed pretty strange indeed. Airings of the restored version of the 1954 "A Star Is Born" (the second of four film versions so far) should start with an explanation of the strange story of how it came to be. The film is now considered a classic, but it wasn't always. In fact, Warner Bros. hated it so much when it was first relea...