Q: My wife and I binge-watched six seasons of "Suits" on Amazon Prime. We liked it so much that we paid for the seventh season on Amazon. We watched 10 episodes and then they stopped. It did not seem like the finale so what's going on? Will there be additional Season 7 episodes?
A: Yes. USA Network, where the new episodes originally air, is one of those networks that split up the seasons of its shows to spread them across more of the year. With "Suits," part of the seventh season has been shown and the remaining episodes will begin airing on USA in January. One thing to look for in that batch: the setting up of a possible new series focusing on Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres).
By the way, depending on your program provider, there are other ways to watch Season 7 of "Suits" besides on Amazon, such as On Demand or via USA Network's website.
'Taboo' returns in 2018
Q: Do you know when "Taboo" will be back on TV? It was a series with Tom Hardy and I think it was on Fox. It takes place in late 1700s or early 1800s in London.
A: A second season of the series, which airs on FX, has been ordered, but reports indicate production will not begin until sometime in 2018. The show's creator, Steven Knight, has said, "I'm trying to write it as quickly as I can."
ESPN lineup changes
Q: I am curious as to why Lou Holtz and Mark May are no longer on ESPN's college football shows.
A: Holtz left the network in 2015; he told Twincities.com that "there comes a time when you have to step aside and let the young people do it." May was among the many ESPN staffers who were laid off earlier this year.
Father Mulcahy switch
Q: I watched the first episode of "M*A*S*H" and noticed a different actor playing Father Mulcahy. I would like to know why this change occurred.
A: A series pilot helps convince a network to buy a show. After the deal is made, the network or studio may decide on changes such as eliminating characters, adding new ones, modifying the show's concept and, yes, replacing actors. Sometimes those pilots never air. Other times, since the pilot cost money to make, it may yet air with all concerned trusting that the audience will keep up with the changes. On "M*A*S*H," George Morgan was the original Father Mulcahy, but was replaced by William Christopher in the part. In an online discussion, "M*A*S*H" series creator Larry Gelbart said that there was nothing wrong with Morgan's acting; it was just that the show wanted Mulcahy to have a "quirkier personality," and Christopher — who had also auditioned for the role — provided that.