Q&A

Q: I know shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" film upwards of four shows per day. How many do "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right" film?

Fewer. "Let's Make a Deal" shoots three shows per day, while "The Price Is Right" generally shoots two. The main reason for the difference is pretty obvious: time. "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" are half-hour shows, while "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price Is Right" are both an hour long. However, you have to also figure that the longer sho...

Q: Why does the "Christy" DVD boxed set with Kellie Martin leave off the last episode when she marries the doctor and Fairlight dies? The episode was in the VHS boxed set.

The boxed set of the "Christy" TV series doesn't feature her marriage or the death of her beloved friend Fairlight because those things didn't happen in the series. "Christy," the fan-favorite melodrama set in 1912 Tennessee, unfortunately had its original TV run cut short. The series itself ended on a cliffhanger, as the writers were expecting...

Q: Did they make a sequel to "The French Connection"? Was it also based on a true story?

Yes and no. There was, indeed, a (much less celebrated) sequel to the Oscar-winning action classic "The French Connection" (1971). However, it was a completely fictional continuation of the exploits of tough-guy cop Popeye Doyle. The first film was based on a real case, first recounted in a book by Robin Moore. And for extra authenticity, the r...