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QWill there ever be another sea son of “Lucifer”? If not, is the lead actor going to be in anything else? I really enjoyed him. — P.J. A “Lucifer,” starring Tom Ellis, was picked up by Netflix after it was canceled by Fox after three seasons. It was wildly popular on the streaming service and ended up surviving three more seasons, but a seventh is not in the works.

Ellis has two upcoming projects on Hulu. The first is “Washington

Black,” with Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), which is a limited series about a young boy living on a 19th century sugar plantation. Ellis will play an eccentric inventor. He also just signed on for another upcoming series on Hulu with Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”), a romantic dramedy titled “Second Wife.” Q Whatever happened to romantic comedies? I miss the movies that starred Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock with a leading man.

— A.L. A our best bet for romantic movies are during the months of February and December, but they’re mostly on television. However, with the recent box-office success of “Ticket to Paradise,” which starred Julia Roberts and George Clooney, you could be seeing more rom-coms at the local moviehouse.

This month, on the small screen, there are several movies that might appeal to you, such as “Sweeter Than Chocolate,” which premiered on the Hallmark Channel on Feb. 4. It’s about a local chocolatie­r rumored to have the recipe for true love, and it stars Eloise Mumford (“Chicago Fire”) and Dan Jeannotte (“The Bold Type”). Over on Netflix, Reese Witherspoo­n and Ashton Kutcher star in “Your Place or Mine,” which focuses on two friends who swap homes for a week. Currently, on Amazon Prime Video, you can stream Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel’s “Shotgun Wedding,” which isn’t your typical lightheart­ed rom-com — it’s also an action thriller. As for Meg Ryan, she’s returning to her roots in her upcoming film “What Happens Later,” in which she not only stars but also directs. Ryan plays Willa to David Duchovny’s (“The X-files”) Bill; they’re former lovers who meet for the first time in years while stranded overnight at the same airport. An official release date hasn’t been announced, but expect to see it in theaters sometime this year. © 2023 King Features Synd., Inc.

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