Television Q&A

Declining ratings swamped ‘The Glades’

 
 
‘Call the Midwife’: PBS is set to broadcast the BBC series’ Christmas special on Dec. 29.
‘Call the Midwife’: PBS is set to broadcast the BBC series’ Christmas special on Dec. 29.
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Q: Why did A&E drop The Glades? It certainly wasn’t as bad as most shows on A&E. What has happened to Matt Passmore and Kiele Sanchez?

A: The Hollywood Reporter noted that it was A&E’s first original drama to last more than one season, “establishing the network as a destination for scripted series.” But it appeared to be a show in decline, especially with the 18-to-49-year-old demographic that many advertises prize. Deadline.com said “year-to-year, Glades was down double digits in key demos while Longmire posted gains, likely contributing to A&E’s decision to renew Longmire and end Glades.”

Deadline also reported that Passmore will star in an as-yet-unnamed pilot for USA Network from writer-producer Sean Jablonski. I have not seen any recent plans for Sanchez.

Q: I read that there is to be a Christmas special of Call the Midwife. Do you know when it will be shown?

A: PBS has scheduled it for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 29.

Q: I would like to know if Wings is on DVD or on a TV channel.

A: While I do not know of current reruns of the comedy that originally ran on NBC for eight seasons in 1990-1997, it been released in its entirety on DVD. The first season is also on Amazon Instant Video. Netflix has episodes from all eight seasons, but not every episode.

Q: I was intrigued by the darkly engaging series Hannibal last season. Is it returning?

A: The NBC series with Mads Mikkelsen as serial killer Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as Will Graham has been renewed for a second, 13-episode run. I have not seen a specific air date yet.

Q: I enjoyed the ABC show Whodunnit? but I missed the finale. How the show end?

A: Before I provide ABC’s summary of the final episode of the mystery game, let me issue a spoiler alert. Now, here’s what the network said of the final moments:

“Kam and Cris are at ‘the finish line’ when they see Lindsey get killed off by an arrow. Cris then admits to killing off 11 straight guests. Kam is the winner of $250,000. He’s shocked that he had worked with the killer the whole time. Giles enters the room to give Kam his prize and the golden cuffs to arrest Cris. Two officers escort Cris out of the manor immediately. Giles and Kam are now free to leave the manor. Kam gets a final farewell from the killed off guests and staff of the manor. He asks Giles to take him home.”

Send questions to TV Mailbag, Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44309 or rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com. Replies cannot be guaranteed.

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