Q&A

Q: I was just watching reruns of "Night Court" and I was wondering, why did they switch bailiffs so often?

The revolving door of female bailiffs in "Night Court" is one of the few sad details of that otherwise whimsical show. Longtime TV writer and actress Selma Diamond originated the role, playing it as a smoking, gravel-voiced and world-weary cynic, also named Selma. But she died of lung cancer after the second season. They brought in Florence Ha...

Q: What happened to Christopher Kimball on the "Cook's Country" and "America's Test Kitchen" programs?

The relationship between Christopher Kimball and the food-media empire he helped to create went sour seemingly overnight, as things often do when they're left out too long. Their relationship was out very long indeed -- Kimball hosted PBS's "America's Test Kitchen" (and later its spinoff, "Cook's Country") since its debut in 2000. He also ...

Q: Has the show "Life in Pieces" been canceled? We really enjoyed it and I keep looking for it to reappear.

It's understandable you'd be worried about the fate of "Life in Pieces." Since the end of season 3 in the spring, there's been an explosion of news about new projects the cast members and producers are taking on. That's usually the first (and sometimes only) sign of a cancellation. But not this time. "Life in Pieces" has been renewed for a four...