Q: Will we ever see the completion of Stephen King's "Under the Dome"? The end of the second season left us hanging.
A: I don't know about a completion. I can promise a continuation of the fantasy series when it returns to CBS this summer. It will have a two-hour third-season premiere on June 26 at 8 p.m. Central and then settle into its regular time slot, 9 p.m. on Thursdays.
'Stalker' will return
Q: I have enjoyed watching "Stalker" on CBS. Then, on March 4, they started "CSI: Cyber" in that time slot. Will "Stalker" return and finish the season?
A: CBS promises that the very unpleasant "Stalker" will return later this season, although at this writing the date has not been set.
Q: There was a cable series in 2000 named "Beggars & Choosers." I have searched the Internet for a DVD without success. Any suggestions?
A: The series about life and work at a struggling TV network aired on Showtime for 42 episodes in 1999-2001. (It was inspired in part by the career of NBC exec Brandon Tartikoff.) As far as I can determine, there has been no authorized release on DVD or Blu-ray.
There was a plan to release the first season in 2006, but that fell apart. Series co-creator Peter Lefcourt said on his website that "the DVD market for TV episodes is both a little saturated and a little soft at the moment: Those shelves at Target are sagging under the weight of unsold episodes of old TV shows. So we have to wait until someone deems it financially advantageous to spend the money to release the DVDs." Nor did I see it on various streaming services.
No more 'Nero Wolfe'
Q: Do you think there is any chance A&E will ever bring back "Nero Wolfe"? That was a superior show in every regard.
A: The Nero Wolfe novels by Rex Stout have been adapted many times, including in the A&E series starring Maury Chaykin as Wolfe and Timothy Hutton as his associate Archie Goodwin. But a revival of the A&E show won't happen, as Chaykin died in 2010.
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