Q: My wife and I very much enjoyed "800 Words," which aired on our local PBS station. Is it coming back?
A: The series, about an Australian newspaper columnist moving his family to a town in New Zealand, ended production in 2018 after three seasons and 40 episodes total. Those episodes are still being offered not by PBS but by American Public Television, which distributes shows to individual stations. You would have to check with your local station about its plans to keep carrying the show.
'Unstoppable' episode stopped
Q: In around 2016 when Donald Trump won the presidential election, there was an episode of "Law and Order: SVU" about a political candidate that I guess hit too close to home since NBC decided not to air it. Will that episode ever be shown?
A: The episode, called "Unstoppable" and reportedly featuring Gary Cole as a Trump-like candidate facing accusations from several women, was originally set to air before the 2016 presidential election. Variety noted at the time that the episode was "highly scrutinized" by NBC and the show's production company and was "said to have undergone story adjustments along the way, changes that raised eyebrows among some 'SVU' writers and actors." The telecast was postponed twice before the election, and by 2017 NBC was saying it would probably never air. .
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