Q: I don't understand the "Breaking Bad" ''season." Is it the sixth season that started on Aug. 11, or is it a repeat of season 5? I've also been told it's an extension of season 5, which means what?
A: It is a conundrum. What began airing last month are new episodes, the first of the last eight episodes of the series. You can consider it Season 5B or Season 6.
I don't know exactly why AMC insisted on calling both what aired last summer and this summer part of the same season. It may have something to do with contracts or the fact that each mini-season was eight episodes.
Q: What are your recommendations for the new fall TV shows?
A: Sorry, but there's not a lot that I loved. Most of the comedies are more amusing than laugh-out-loud funny, although CBS's "The Millers" shows the most promise, thanks to its cast and despite an overabundance of fart jokes in the pilot.
My favorite fall drama pilots are PBS's "Last Tango in Halifax" and ABC's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."
Q: Will "American Horror Story: Asylum" return this year? And will Jessica Lange still be in it even though her character died the last part of the season? We are so hooked on that show.
A: The "Asylum" story is done, but "American Horror Story: Coven," which will feature Lange and other cast members from seasons one and two playing new characters, will debut Oct. 9 on FX.
Q: Will the 1978 miniseries "Centennial" ever be shown again? It was similar to the "Lonesome Dove" series, but longer. It may be the best Western series I have ever seen.
A: It's unlikely for a miniseries that old to re-air, but not impossible. Encore has been showing older miniseries with some regularity in the past year. But if you really want to see it, better to get the DVD.
Q: I am wondering if CBS is ever going to release "Blue Bloods" on Blu-ray. It's the best cop show on TV. Also, why no "NYPD Blue" after year four? Is ABC ever going to release the later years?
A: "Blue Bloods" is owned by Paradox Entertainment and Paramount Home Video, so it would be up to them to release, not CBS.
As we noted a few weeks ago when this question came up about another title, the answer is always the same: If a studio thinks it can make money on a Blu-ray or DVD release, it will move forward with it. If not, then it won't. "NYPD Blue" is owned by 20th Century Fox and the same guidance applies.
Q: I am a fan of "Graceland." In the first two episodes, there was a female agent who lived with the other agents. I don't know the actress's name, but I do believe she had also played a doctor and Tony's girlfriend through many episodes of "NCIS" a few years back. Anyway, why was she taken off "Graceland"? For that matter, why was she even in these two episodes? She didn't play a big part, and her character seemed to offer no strong effect on the plot of the episodes in which she appeared. Was this a last-minute decision, or did the writer introduce her to bring her back into later episodes? I am curious. Hopefully, you can answer this for me. And please keep up the great work!!
A: Scottie Thompson was the actress's name. The show's publicist tells me there are no plans for her to return since she was "burned" from the house.
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