Q&A

Q: I loved "Outsiders" with David Morse. Is there more or did they not renew the series?

The (bad) news of WGN America's cancellation of "Outsiders" got a little lost in the bigger news of the network's sale (along with its parent company) a few months later in 2017. That might be why you didn't hear about it, and it might also be why it happened. "Outsiders," a gritty drama about a clan living an isolationist, hardscrabble life in...

Q: Why aren't color reruns shown of "The Andy Griffith Show"? It's the same black and white reruns over and over again!

I can unpack this a little bit, but the basic reason why the color episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" don't run as often is because people don't like them as much. "Stations have historically recognized that the first five seasons ... are the most popular and considered, as a grouping, better than the final three seasons, which happen to be t...

Q: Alex Trebek speaks so clearly when reading the "Jeopardy" clues. How many languages does he speak?

It actually depends who you ask, or maybe when. He told Parade magazine he speaks five, including English. "I can get by in Spanish, Italian, Russian and Swahili. But don't expect much in Hawaiian and Welsh." But other sources say he speaks as many as 17, but only English and French fluently. The truth might be somewhere in between, especiall...