Q: I have noticed that Thomas Gibson’s name is now listed in the credits of Criminal Minds last as “ ... and Thomas Gibson.” He used to be the second lead, then when Joe Mantegna came in, there seemed to be a change in the credits. Why? — Jakki Kantor, Greenacres
A: Speaking of the original show, Gibson got that positioning as an acknowledgment of his stature on the series when Mantegna acquired first position upon his arrival. Gibson’s coming last might make it seem differently, but the “ ... and” billing is meant to give him special, added attention as a regular cast member.
Q: What happened to the game show Million Dollar Money Drop? It was on for a short time, then gone. — Ellen Kutscher, Lynnwood, Wash.
A: Fox was scheduled to air the Kevin Pollak-hosted show only briefly, at least initially. At this writing, it hadn’t been renewed officially, but the ratings and attention it generated make a renewal seem likely.
Q: I have seen the new Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and I wonder if the real Criminal Minds is coming back. — Kathi Nelson, Ann Arbor, Mich.
A: Well, the “real” — or original — show hasn’t gone anywhere. It still runs right before the new spinoff series Wednesdays on CBS, and since the second drama usually starts immediately after the first one ends, we’re a bit surprised you haven’t seen that the parent show is still there. The network’s idea was to put the Forest Whitaker-starring spinoff show right after the original, as it had done to great success with NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles. Q: I am looking for the movie The Crying Game, which starred Forest Whitaker. Was it ever made into a DVD? — Audrey Erickson, Wheeling, W.Va.
A: It’s a big week for questions involving Criminal Minds-related personnel. The Crying Game actually has had more than one DVD release, with a 2005 “Collector’s Edition” following its original 1998 debut on disc. Both versions can be found readily by shopping the Internet.