Q&A

Q: Is comedian Tina Fey related to the disturbed gentleman riding in her car in those Allstate Insurance commercials?

Theirs is a professional relationship, but it's an ongoing one. Technically, the "disturbed gentleman" is the star of those ads -- Tina Fey was just doing a guest turn. That means it's a reversal of their previous arrangement. What makes these ads fun -- aside from the mere presence of the delightful Fey -- is the fact that they're a reunion of...

Q: Why did they kill off Diane on "NCIS"? She, Gibbs and Fornell have been my favorites.

There are always real-world and story-related reasons for these sorts of decisions, and we can never know for sure which was really the deciding factor. But in this case, it seems more likely Diane died for the story. When a character is written off, the real-world reasons are always harder to get at -- as with romantic breakups, everyone will ...

Q: Is it true they're doing a "Turner & Hooch" TV show?

It's true they're planning one. Whether it gets made is yet to be determined. The "they" in this scenario is Disney Plus (the mega-company's new online-video service) and Matt Nix, creator of USA Network's hit spy drama "Burn Notice" along with a number of less successful series, most recently the superhero drama "The Gifted."  Note that ...