Q&A

Q: What did Bill Pullman do before "Spaceballs"? How did he get such a big role with so little before it?

Basically, Bill Pullman got the "Spaceballs" (1987) role because producer/writer/director Mel Brooks couldn't get either of the other guys he wanted. That might seem harsh, until you know that the other guys he wanted were Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks. Speaking at a Q&A session after a 2011 screening of the movie, Pullman said that Brooks told ...

Q: We still miss our weekly favorite TV show, "Grimm." Will they ever do a followup or a reunion show?

Short answer: No. Long answer: Still no, but you can pretend. For example, you can pretend that the stage play "Guilty Until Proven Innocent," if it ever happens, is a "Grimm" reunion. The play recently went through what's called an industry reading -- a sort of dry run for plays, where actors read the script before an audience in the hopes of ...

Q: Will "The Crossing" be returning to ABC? Or will it be picked up by another network? It was one of the best, most innovative shows in years.

Unfortunately, "best" and "innovative" don't necessarily translate into successful. And in this case, they don't translate into a second season -- "The Crossing" has been canceled. The sci-fi drama started out looking like a political show about refugees coming to America until (not really a spoiler, since it happened right at the start) we lea...