The ‘Finest’ viewing is only for some people, for now
Q: I’m not a Spectrum subscriber. Is there any other way to watch the show “L.A.’s Finest”? – Gary Sellers, Buffalo, N.Y.
A: Find a friend who subscribes to Spectrum and invite yourself over. Seriously, at least for now, that cable system intends to keep the Jessica Alba-Gabrielle Union police drama an exclusive “Spectrum Original” offering for itself – just as such forthcoming offerings as a revival of the Paul Reiser-Helen Hunt sitcom “Mad About You” will be.
With that said, we’d expect that with the marketable names Alba and Union have, “L.A.’s Finest” eventually will get a DVD release. That’s an ancillary market that the show’s originating studio, Sony Pictures, surely wouldn’t ignore for the extra profit it can yield; it’s just a matter of letting Spectrum have its exclusive window on the episodes first.
Q: My husband and I attended the Willie Nelson tribute concert in Nashville last January, and it was being filmed for A&E Network. Do you know when it will be aired? – Carolyn Marlow, Flagler Beach, Fla.
A: We checked with A&E Network, and as of the time this column was written, no air date had been set for it. However, A&E also confirmed with us that it still intends to show the event ... and it will have quite a cast to promote when that time comes, since the show features performances by Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, George Strait, John Mellencamp, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack, among others.
Gabrielle Union (left) Jessica Alba