Television Q&A

‘Good Wife’ fan stymied by football delays


Akron Beacon Journal

Q. Because of the sports programming, it is never possible to know when The Good Wife will be on Sunday nights. I can’t understand why such a popular show would be put into a position like that.

Live events running long have always been a challenge for programmers, most evidently on Sunday nights with late-afternoon football games. Things got more complicated this season when the NFL put the starting time of the second doubleheader game at 4:25 p.m. instead of the previous 4:15 p.m.

CBS announced that on doubleheader Sundays, it would start all of its programs a half-hour later than usual, but there’s no guarantee the games will end on time. CBS adds onscreen graphics to its Sunday-night telecasts with updated start times for the shows, and invites viewers sign up for notifications by email or text. Still, the best bet is to record your favorite Sunday night shows starting at the scheduled time but extending well past the scheduled conclusion. And remember that NFL football will soon be over for the season.Q. Does Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five-0 really have those tattoos on his arms? I saw him in The Back-Up Plan and he did not have them. Are they only for his TV character?

O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett on the CBS show, is significantly inked even when not playing the crime fighter. Fans have been talking about his tattoos going back at least to his breakthrough role on the vampire drama Moonlight in 2007-08. A report on at that time said he was “inked on each forearm, on each shoulder, over his right nipple and one on his lower back.” He has added additional temporary tattoos for some roles, and covered them up for others.Q. There was a show on Fox in 2010 called The Good Guys with Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks that was canceled after the first season. Are there plans to release it on DVD or Blu-ray?

The Good Guys is available through online venues including Netflix, but there’s no indication it will be on disc anytime soon.

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