Q: Is Friday Night Lights coming back, or have I missed finding it? — Corrine Tekavec, Denver
A: Now that the final season of the critically acclaimed, Kyle Chandler-starring football drama has wrapped up its run on DirecTV, the last episodes are set to begin their NBC broadcast run April 15.
Q: After Jean Stapleton left All in the Family, did the show continue with Edith having died? — Myra Wolovick, Vero Beach A: It did, but in a slightly different form. All in the Family morphed into Archie Bunker’s Place in 1979, and Stapleton appeared only on a recurring basis during the first season of that spinoff, during which she was written out of the series with Edith’s death taking place off-camera. Archie Bunker’s Place would continue on CBS until 1983.
Q: Could you tell me if I’m correct in saying that the child in the Disney movie Eloise at the Plaza grew up to play Ariel, the oldest daughter, on Medium? I think she also played the ill sister in the movie My Sister’s Keeper. —Mary Knapp, Columbus, Ohio
A: You are correct in both cases. Sofia Vassilieva is the young actress; she also played the title character in the TV movie Eloise at Christmastime. Q: We are seniors and have wondered if there could be repeats of our favorite series, Dallas. — Gene and Peggy Weber, Haines City, Fla.
A: Some cable networks have had such repeats over the years, and when all else fails, there always are the DVD sets of the show that have been issued by Warner Home Video.
It’s possible that the original series may resurface later this year, since TNT is making an updated Dallas that will feature original cast members Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray; at this writing, Larry Hagman was in negotiations to reprise the role of J.R. Ewing. Jordana Brewster ( The Fast and the Furious) and Josh Henderson also will be in the revival.