Q: I often watch CNBC’s morning show on the stock market. There used to be a fellow there named Bill Griffeth, whom I have not seen for a long time. Is he still with CNBC? — Daniel Weiss, Boca Raton A: In November 2009, the financial network announced that Griffeth would be taking what then was planned as a one-year leave of absence. No reason was detailed, other than that he would be taking time for travel and other personal matters; as of this writing, no date had been set for his return to CNBC.
Q: For some reason, I missed all the episodes of the last year of Law & Order. Will they be coming out on DVD at any time? — Margy Barz, Port St. Lucie
A: They very likely will be, since Universal Studios Home Video has been releasing seasons of the original show on a fairly regular basis. The eighth season just came out in December ... and at one point, Universal skipped ahead to the 14th season (back in 2004, shortly after that season had finished airing on NBC). With that much of the series already issued on DVD, we expect all of it will be, eventually.
Q: Is Sara Rue of Two and a Half Men the same actress who did a show with Eric Roberts a few years back? — Larry Eastlick, Everett, Wash.
A: Rules of Engagement actually is the Monday CBS sitcom she recently joined, and yes, she’s the same actress who was part of the ensemble cast that included Roberts in the 2002-06 ABC show Less Than Perfect. Rue is reunited now on Rules with Patrick Warburton, who also was on the earlier show; other Perfect cast members included Zachary Levi ( Chuck), Sherri Shepherd ( The View) and Andy Dick. The first season of that series is available on DVD.
Q: Has the series Terriers been renewed? —Jay Allen, Germantown, Wis.
A: It hasn’t. FX announced its decision not to go forward with the show very shortly after its first — and, as it turned out, only — season ended.