Q: Why is Patrick Dempsey not on "Grey's Anatomy" anymore? I really miss him.
A: Dempsey had from time to time spoken about moving on from the ABC medical drama. Last season, there were reports that his behavior had become difficult to deal with; his marriage ended during the season, and around that time, he was absent from six episodes.
Series creator Shonda Rhimes fueled speculation when she admitted on Larry Wilmore's "The Nightly Show" that she had killed off a character because she did not like the actor; Rhimes did not name names, and a lot of people have been killed on her shows, but Dempsey came to mind for many people.
Dempsey, on the other hand, told Entertainment Weekly after his departure that "I want to try something different" but being written off the show "was something that was kind of surprising and uh, just naturally came to be." When EW later asked Dempsey if he thought Rhimes had been talking about him to Wilmore, Dempsey didn't say yes or no but he was "very happy to have moved on with a different chapter in my life," which includes the movie "Bridget Jones's Baby" due in theaters this fall.
The voice of Arby's
Q: Is it James Earl Jones who does the funny Arby's commercials? It sure sounds like his famous voice.
A: No. It is another deep-voiced actor, Ving Rhames. You may recognize him from his recurring appearances as Luther in Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" movies and the title role in "Don King: Only in America," for which he won a Golden Globe that he promptly presented to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon.
Q: Will "American Odyssey" be back?
A: No. NBC decided to end the series after a single season.
'Lost in Paradise' is found
Q: A Jesse Stone movie starring Tom Selleck was on in 2015 and we missed it. We couldn't find it On Demand.
A: The latest Jesse Stone movie, "Lost in Paradise," aired on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and is still getting replayed at times. It was released on DVD on Jan. 26.
Fourth season really will be 'Last'
Q: I have really enjoyed watching the "Last Tango in Halifax" series on Netflix. Can you tell me if there is to be more of these shows?
A: First of all, I should point out that the British series, starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid, first aired in the United States on public television. Three seasons have been made so far with a fourth in the works, The fourth may be the last; in any case, series creator Sally Wainwright said on Twitter in January that she was "just writing it just now."
There was also talk a couple of years ago about an American version for HBO. But that plan was reportedly delayed as long as PBS is running new British episodes.
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