TV Q&A: 'The View,' 'Anger Management' and 'The Newsroom'

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This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about “Anger Management,” “The Newsroom” and “The View.” As always, thanks for reading and keep the questions coming.

- Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV writer

Q: Could you please tell me when “Anger Management” will return with new episodes? 

- Jean, 65, Oakland

Rob: New episodes of “Anger Management” are airing on FX at 10 p.m. Mondays.


Q: Is there any word on when "The Newsroom" is returning to HBO? The first two seasons were shown during the summer.

- Mark, 63, Pittsburgh

Rob: The final season will air sometime this fall, but HBO has not announced a premiere date, though that’s expected to come in the next week or so.


Q: Who will the new members of "The View" be? 

- Fran, Shaler

Rob: Good question. ABC has not announced who the new cast members will be on Sept. 15 joining returning moderator Whoopi Goldberg and back-after-a-long-absence co-host Rosie O’Donnell, though there have been reports on some of the folks who have supposedly auditioned.

Expect an announcement any day now.

On Thursday ABC did announce a new set for the show along with this updated logo:

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Q: I have enjoyed the BBC America show “Law and Order: UK. Do you know if any more episodes will be shown here? 

- Jean, Mt. Lebanon

Rob: There are no plans to air more episodes in the U.S., per a BBC America publicist, though they may show up eventually as new episodes did air in the U.K. this past spring.


Q: I pay for Comcast OnDemand as part of my cable package. A couple of months ago Comcast starting charging for many OnDemand shows that used to be free (“Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “Mom,” “The Americans”). Why is this happening? I feel like I am being double charged. I tried calling Comcast "customer service" and got no satisfaction. My street is not yet wired for FIOS so, if I want cable, Comcast is my only choice.

- Kathleen, 65, Squirrel Hill

Rob: It’s the difference between shows currently airing and library shows. In the past, cable systems put up recent episodes of current series for free and then took them down after a while (and sometimes returned them for stunt periods where they were also free).

Now, rather than taking these episodes down, cable companies make those older episodes available for a price.

“This is the price of purchasing an episode through our digital store, which launched nine months ago and provides the ability to buy digital copies of many movies and TV shows to enjoy anywhere, anytime on a customer’s TV or devices,” explained Comcast spokesman Bob Grove. “Making prior season episodes available to own via Xfinity On Demand is a complement to our massive library of free, current season choices. When ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Americans’ begin their new seasons, the current season episodes will be available for free on Xfinity On Demand, where we offer all of Nielsen’s top 100 shows for free.”



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