Q&A

Q: I've just started watching "Ted Lasso," and the credits say something about it being based on something from NBC Sports. What's that about?

The next time you reach for your remote to skip through the ads, consider the fact that "Ted Lasso," one of the most decorated and beloved sitcoms of recent years, started as a pair of commercials. Before the clueless coach debuted in a show on fledgling streamer Apple TV (and immediately started cleaning up at the awards shows), he was on NBC...

Q: I recently learned there was a TV show called "Matrix" that was out years before the movie. Do they have anything to do with each other?

They have one pretty big factor in common, but she seems to be there by chance. Carrie-Anne Moss co-starred in the short-lived 1993 TV series "Matrix," six years before jumping onto Hollywood's A-list with her role as Trinity in the 1999 blockbuster sci-fi hit "The Matrix" and its sequels. The older show, "Matrix," was produced in Moss's nativ...

Q: A year or so ago, there was a Second World War series on "Masterpiece." I believe it was called "World on Fire." Will it ever be completed?

The second season of "World on Fire" is being completed as we speak, actually. It's one of the countless shows that was delayed by the pandemic. While some of those shows were able to recover and get back on track (relatively) quickly, others, including "World on Fire," have needed more time. There's no firm date yet for when it will return, bu...