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By: Bill Cushing – Feb. 2019

From time to time, my column will feature questions asked by readers regarding the world of TV. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have about TV at BillsTVTalk@gmail.com, and I’ll do my best to answer you and may feature your question in a future column. Here’s what we got!

Hi Bill, love your column. I just binge watched ‘Bodyguard’ on Netflix and it was so good. Is there going to be a second season? – Terry from Dracut, MA

Thanks Terry! There’s nothing official yet, but ‘Bodyguard’ producers are talking about a second season. Golden Globe winning star Richard Madden says he’s on board. One idea being floated around is David Budd protecting a member of the royal family. My guess is that you’ll see a second season sometime in early 2020.

Anything you can tell me about the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’? I can’t wait for April! – Randy from Newburyport, MA

Randy, producers are being very secretive about the end of the series, but there are a couple of things we do know. 5 of the 7 episodes will be supersized. The first 2 episodes are 60 minutes each, and the remaining 5 will be 80 minutes each. Bringing the total time of season 8 to 7 hours and 20 minutes, the exact same length as season 7 even though there is one less episode. One other little tidbit that has leaked out is that the final season will contain an epic battle scene that is being described as the most expensive scene ever produced for television and took 55 days to film. Producers also say that “a surprising number of characters that fans might not have expected to see appear in the series finale.” ‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO on April 14.

One of my favorite shows is ‘Suits’, can you give me any scoop on the show? Is this the final season? – Steven from Lawrence, MA

It’s not the final season. ‘Suits’ has been renewed for one more season. The ninth and final season will consist of 10 episodes and will premiere in early 2020. I can also tell you that producers are offering a six figure charitable donation if Meghan Markle will return for the series finale. A spinoff is also in the works featuring Gina Torres character, Jessica Pearson.

Bill, I love ‘A Million Little Things.’ How’s it doing in the ratings? Can you give me any idea about what’s going to happen? – Kristen from Andover, MA

Kristen, ‘A Million Little Things’ is doing well for ABC. In fact, it recently moved to Thursday nights and has been doing even better there. It has not yet been renewed, but don’t worry, a renewal is foregone conclusion. As far as what’s to come, we all know Jon was in some serious financial trouble, but I can tell you that is NOT the reason he took his own life. Also a member of the cast will be saying goodbye before the season is over.

I used to be a big fan of ‘Lethal Weapon’ but since the casting shakeup that left Clayne Crawford fired, the show just isn’t the same. How has the show been doing this season? – Maggie from Haverhill, MA

Maggie, you’re not the only one that feels this way. The show’s third season has suffered. After all of the behind the scenes drama that led to replacing Clayne Crawford with Sean William Scott, the show’s ratings have plummeted by about 30%. No decision has been made on a fourth season but a renewal is a long shot at this point.

That’s it for this mailbag. Thanks for all the questions and keep ‘em coming!

If you have any questions about TV you can email me at BillsTVTalk@gmail.com. I will answer all of your questions and will feature some of the questions I receive in a future Mailbag column.
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