Q: Whatever happened to Suze Orman's show on Saturday nights on CNN?
A: Orman had her last broadcast on CNBC — not CNN — in March 2015 in order to focus on a new project, "Suze Orman's Money Wars." Planned for premiere this fall, it's intended to be a daytime show five times a week in broadcast syndication. Orman told TV First Look that it is "a high conflict-resolution show. It's not like Jerry Springer. Within a short period of time, we solve a problem right then and there between mothers fighting with daughters over money, husbands arguing with wives, bosses fighting with employees and what have you."
Q: I'm a big fan of the cable TV series "The Americans." A few months ago, I believe it was here in your column, it was stated that the series would be returning. Any recent info?
A: The excellent drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as Soviet spies in the Reagan-era U.S. will begin a new season on March 16. Rhys and Russell are also a couple in real life, by the way, and are expecting their first child together. According to published reports, the pregnancy will not affect the show's storylines.
Q: Ariel Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy in "Modern Family," is one of my favorite actresses. I understand that she voices "Sofia the First" on the Disney Junior show of the same name, and that she sings. What else can you tell me about her?
A: Winter, 18, has been acting for more than a decade, both in live-action and animated fare. She's a senior in high school and took her SATs in January. She told the Huffington Post that she wants a college with a good political science program as a precursor to attending law school. Yes, she's as smart as her "Modern Family" character.
She has also been in the news at times for more than her acting and academic accomplishments. In 2015, the 5-foot-1 actress had breast reduction surgery. She told Glamour magazine, "I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn't stand up straight for a long period of time. It started to hurt so bad that I couldn't take the pain."
She has been very open about the surgery, telling Glamour that "It's something that I did to better my life and better my health and I think that that can benefit a lot of young girls. I have felt more happy with myself than I ever have."
Q: I have really enjoyed watching the "Last Tango in Halifax" series on Netflix. Can you tell me if there is to be more of these shows?
A: First of all, I should point out that the British series starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid first aired in the U.S. on public television before migrating to Netflix. Three seasons have been made so far with a fourth in the works. The fourth may be the last; in any case, series creator Sally Wainwright said on Twitter in January that she was "just writing it just now."
There was also talk a couple of years ago about an American version for HBO. But that plan was reportedly delayed as long as PBS is running new British episodes.
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