TV QUES­TIONS

The Palm Beach Post - TV Post - - Front Page - By JAY BOB­BIN

Q: What is go­ing on at CNN? First, John Roberts dis­ap­pears from the morn­ing show, and now Eliot Spitzer from In the Arena. — Con­nie Marcinek, Boyn­ton Beach A: Roberts re­port­edly left CNN of his own will to join Fox News Chan­nel, which ac­com­mo­dated his de­sire to leave New York for Atlanta, where he could be closer to his fi­ancee, CNN an­chor Kyra Phillips, who gave birth to twins by him ear­lier this year.

As for for­mer New York gov­er­nor Spitzer, his exit from CNN is part of a rat­ings-seek­ing re­vamp of the cable news net­work’s prime-time lineup that should take full ef­fect in Septem­ber. In the Arena is be­ing elim­i­nated to give An­der­son Cooper an ear­lier hour in the new sched­ule, which also will give a week­night hour to for­mer CNBC an­chor­re­porter Erin Bur­nett and move John King, USA to an ear­lier time as well.

Q: Is it re­ally true that Fear Fac­tor with Joe Ro­gan is com­ing back on? — Nancy Al­man, Wind Lake, Wis.

A: It is. NBC has or­dered a re­vival of the competition, with Ro­gan re­turn­ing as host, but no pre­miere date had been set as of this writ­ing.

Q: I just read that we will have new episodes of The Closer through sum­mer 2012. I also read that the cast, mi­nus Kyra Sedg­wick, would con­tinue past that point. Are they? — Judy Cox, Cen­ten­nial, Colo.

A: The plan is for most if not all of the sup­port­ing play­ers to carry forth into Ma­jor Crimes, the spinoff that TNT is plan­ning to launch next sum­mer. Q: Is there any chance All My Chil­dren can be saved? — Arvilla Sheron, Pine­hurst, N.C.

A: More than a chance, as it has turned out. Both AMC and the other long-run­ning day­time se­rial ABC can­celed, One Life to Live, will con­tinue on­line with fresh episodes made for the In­ter­net.

At least that’s the plan, since the rights to both shows have been pur­chased by an on­line pro­gram­ming com­pany called Prospect Park. Many de­tails re­main to be con­firmed.

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