Q: Last season we watched some episodes of "Endeavour," about the young Inspector Morse, on "Masterpiece Mystery." When that ended, he was being carted off to jail for a murder he did not commit. Will there be more episodes to show what has happened to him?
A: Yes. You saw the end of the second series of the popular British series. The third series of four films will air on Masterpiece beginning June 19.
Q: Are there any plans for PBS to air a second season of "Poldark?"
A: Again, yes. Masterpiece will carry a second series sometime in 2016. I could not get a more specific date than that. Overseas airings have been delayed until the fall, but I do not know how that will affect the U.S. scheduling.
For those of you wondering, "Hey, wasn't 'Poldark' an old show?" Not unlike "Upstairs Downstairs" and some other productions, "Poldark" is a reboot of an earlier series based on the novels by Winston Graham. Aidan Turner is the current Ross Poldark.
Sock it to me
Q: I am wondering if "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" will ever be released on DVD or any other type of media. I know there was a best-of set some years ago, and at one time there were some 30-minute shows. But I am hoping they will release all the episodes.
A: There is ongoing talk about releasing complete seasons of the series, or more bundles of episodes. But with a show so full of regular actors and guest stars, as well as music, it's not easy to obtain all the rights necessary for a bigger release of the show.
The dog will get its day
Q: I heard that the book "The Art of Racing in the Rain," a story told from a dog's point of view, was going to be made into a movie with Patrick Dempsey. Do you know if that is still going to happen? I would love to see it.
A: The website of Garth Stein, author of the book, says the making of the movie had several setbacks. It links to a Hollywood Reporter story from January saying "Universal picked up the 2008 book in 2009, when it was to have been a starring vehicle for Patrick Dempsey." But it stalled during development, and Dempsey left the project. Now it's back on track, somewhat, with Disney getting the rights and a new script in the works.
"The good news for Stein fans is that the material may be better suited at Disney, which has a long history of canine pics, ranging from 'Old Yeller' to 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua,' " the entertainment publication said.