Q: Did I miss the end of Teach with Tony Danza, or did the network just cancel the show? — Lori Nachtman, Clifton, Colo.
A: A&E canceled it. The show was losing viewers weekly after its October premiere, so for its last two weeks, the network doubled up on episodes and concluded its run at the end of that month, rather than in mid-November as originally planned.
Q: Will Spenser: For Hire ever be on DVD? I bought the whole series, but it turned out to be of very poor quality that seemed to have been taped by somebody off television. — Rhonda Scheiterle, Inverness
A: This is why we so often advise against Internet-only sales of complete series sets, which often are generated in exactly that way. Warner Home Video would have the rights to “officially” release the series, but that hasn’t happened, at least not yet.
The only official Spenser DVD material available currently is Spenser: The Movie Collection, a set of cable movies in which Robert Urich reprised the role after the ABC series had ended. Based directly on several of the novels by Robert B. Parker, they had such titles as Pale Kings and Princes and The Judas Goat. The set can be found for purchase easily on the Internet.
Q: Cold Case is one of my favorite shows. When will new episodes resume? — Dennis Morrissey, Oklahoma City
A: They won’t. CBS canceled the police drama starring Kathryn Morris last spring, but repeats of the existing episodes continue weekdays on TNT.
Q: I’ve been wondering if TV Land or Comedy Central is going to show the old Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In shows. Any chance? — Bill Simpson, Palm Coast
A: As we always like to say, sure, there’s a chance ... just as there’s a chance that it might rain tomorrow. However, there is no concrete proof of it, at least not at this time. In the meantime, PBS is planning a special that probably will interest you; a Laugh-In reunion is set to air in the spring, with many of the surviving cast members expected to return.