Q&A

Q: I got over the "Good Witch" season being over by getting into "Chesapeake Shores," but then its season ended after just a few episodes, too. Why do they keep doing this?

There are a couple of answers to that question, one of which is actually good news. The boring answer is that cable shows ("Good Witch" and "Chesapeake Shores" are both Hallmark Channel originals) always get shorter episode orders than broadcast shows. The 22-episode model, designed to cover the traditional fall/winter viewing season that broad...

Q: I just saw an ad for the "final season" of "Modern Family," but I thought that ended a while ago? Did I miss something?

Apparently you missed a lot of episodes of "Modern Family." You can be forgiven for assuming it had ended a while ago -- few series, sitcoms especially, get 11 seasons. But that is all it will get -- "Modern Family's" final season is airing now. It premiered in 2009 and was immediately named the season's "breakout" hit -- critics and audiences...

Q: Many years ago, I remember a Saturday morning sitcom named "Bailey Kipper's P.O.V." It was about a boy who documented his family and friends' lives on videotape. I'm wondering if it ever made it onto DVD.

Memory's a tricky thing, especially childhood memory. Time spans seem longer when you've only been alive for a few years, so that a show that was only on for a few weeks can seem like a TV mainstay. Such is the case with "Bailey Kipper's P.O.V." The Saturday morning sitcom only aired from September to December of 1996 -- 13 episodes in total. A...