Q: Do you know what happened to the "Endeavour" program that was on PBS as an ongoing series along with "Inspector Morse" and "Inspector Lewis"?
A: For those of you tuning in late, "Endeavour" is a prequel to "Inspector Morse," with young Morse in the 1960s played by Shaun Evans. ("Inspector Lewis" was a Morse sequel focusing on Morse's former sergeant.) There have been two "Endeavour" seasons to date, each consisting of four episodes and airing on PBS' "Masterpiece." A third season is coming, with "Masterpiece" telecasts tentatively set for summer 2016.
'Farscape' as movie
Q: Years ago, there was a fantastic TV show called "Farscape." There has been recent talk about a movie that continues the series. Truth or just wishful thinking?
A: There's more than wishing in the talk of a revival of the series, which ran from 1999 to 2003, with a 2004 miniseries wrapping up the main plot. In 2014, series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon said a movie was in the works, but according to reports at the time, he emphasized that production was a long way off.
Exposing the missing music
Q: Do you know how I could buy the entire production of "Northern Exposure" on DVD with the original music?
A: As far as I know, the authorized complete-series release of "Northern Exposure" has music substituted for what was in the original telecasts. The only packages I have seen that claim to have the original music are not authorized U.S. releases, and I don't recommend any bootlegs.
Music gets substituted for a couple of reasons: because rights could not be obtained or because the cost of those rights would drive the DVD price too high to make it widely marketable. You could, after all, be talking about hundreds of songs in a series, as well as the original soundtrack compositions.
Signed, sealed, moved
Q: On the Hallmark Channel there was a show called "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." What happened to it?
A: It is still around, but not as a weekly series and not on the main Hallmark Channel. Instead, it is the basis for two-hour movies that air on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
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