Q: Why is Dave Ramsey no longer on Fox Business Network? — Maurene Miller, Stuart
A: The network canceled the pay-cashonly-favoring financial expert’s program last June, then gave the weeknight prime-time hour he’d had to ex-trader Eric Bolling, who had appeared on rival business network CNBC previously. Ramsey’s contract with Fox News expired later in 2010. Q: Will there be another Star Trek movie with Chris Pine? — Judy Harkness, Marietta, Ohio
A: There will, but the question is exactly when it will reach theaters. In March, Pine — who is set to reprise the role of the younger James Kirk — said he had a draft of the script for the sequel but added that no filming date had been set. That largely has revolved around the availability of filmmaker J.J. Abrams, who wanted to get his new thriller Super 8 launched first.
Initially, Paramount Pictures hoped to have the movie in theaters one year from now as one of the studio’s big summer 2012 offerings. The good news is that yes, it’s coming; the not-so-good-atthe-moment news is that it will depend on when production begins.
Q: Will Paget Brewster be back in future episodes of Criminal Minds — Pat Perille, Algonquin, Ill. A: She will. Brewster had made a comedy pilot for NBC, My Life as an Experiment, which ultimately wasn’t picked up. That left her free to go back to CBS as Behavioral Analysis Unit member Emily Prentiss on Criminal Minds, if all the necessary parties were amenable to her return there. They were, and over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, it was announced that Brewster will return to the mystery series’ cast come fall.
Q: I love Parenthood, and I am hearing rumors that it may be taken off the air. Please say it isn’t so. — Gerry Dean, Lakeland
A: Since you asked, OK ... it isn’t so. For its third season, the NBC comedydrama will remain in the slot that closes out the Tuesday prime-time lineup.