By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal
Q: I recently watched the movie “White House Down.” The young girl named Emily reminded me of a character on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” The character’s name is Summer. Can you tell me if they are one and the same?
A: No, but there is a connection. Joey King played Emily in “White House Down,” the action movie starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
She is the younger sister of Hunter King, who plays Summer Newman on “The Young and the Restless.” Their sister, Kelli King, acts, too.
Q: My wife and I enjoy watching a number of the older TV comedies such as “Golden Girls,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Designing Women” and “Cheers.” But I note that many of the episodes are totally out of their originally broadcast sequence, sometimes by years. I would appreciate some explanation.
A: Especially with long-running shows, programmers will buy only a selected number of episodes rather than every one that is available, to save costs.
And they will tend to buy and run the episodes they believe are most popular with viewers.
The best way to watch a TV series as it was originally made is to look for DVD sets or streaming-video providers offering the whole thing,
Q: I became really invested in “King &Maxwell.” Will it return?
A: No. The detective drama starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn was dropped after a single season on TNT. As Deadline.com noted, the series had about 3.5 million viewers, not bad for a cable show — but not great since “Major Crimes” had 5 million viewers leading into “King” and many of those viewers chose not to stick around for the next show.