Q&A

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...

Q: I was just wondering, does "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" ever go back to visit the families who have been chosen to get makeovers to see if they are taking care of the houses?

First of all, it depends which version you're talking about. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" just got a high-profile reboot on HGTV this past winter -- that one hasn't had time to do any revisiting. But the original version, which ran for nine mega-smash seasons on ABC from 2003 to 2012, did go back to revisit families pretty frequently, but m...