LeBlanc comedy ‘Man With a Plan’ to return to CBS




You have questions. I have some answers.


What happened to “Man With a Plan?” It was the funniest show on TV last year!

CBS did not have the comedy starring Matt LeBlanc in the network’s initial plans for the fall, but a second season was ordered for use later in 2017-18, or when another series on the network faltered. “Me, Myself & I” proved faltering, and CBS has yanked it from the Monday lineup, adding a “Big Bang Theory” rerun instead on Nov. 6. “Man With a Plan” then will begin its second season on Nov. 13, in a lineup of “Kevin Can Wait,” “Man With a Plan,” “Superior Donuts,” “9JKL” and “Scorpion.” CBS also says “Me, Myself & I” will return at an unspecified later date.


Is “Shades of Blue” with Jennifer Lopez coming back? It was one of my favorites.

NBC has ordered a third season of the police drama, but at this writing has not set the date for its return.


What happened to Aisha Tyler on “The Talk”?

She announced in June that she was ending regular appearances on CBS’s daytime chat fest, though she did say she would appear occasionally as a guest. EW.com noted her many other commitments: series regular on “Criminal Minds,” host of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, voice actor on “Archer” and now a director, of the film “Axis.” Tyler said she had to let something go — and “The Talk” was that something.


Can you tell us what happened to Eric Bolling, formerly of Fox News Channel?

Bolling was suspended by Fox News in August following what the company called “allegations of inappropriate behavior.” The Huffington Post had reported claims that Bolling sent unsolicited, lewd text messages to several colleagues. Bolling’s attorney said the accusations were not true and Bolling filed suit against the Huffington Post reporter Yashar Ali.

The following month, Fox said the company and Bolling “have agreed to part ways amicably.” Shortly after, Bolling’s 19-year-old son died of an accidental overdose.


Please tell me what happened to the woman named Quinn who was on “NCIS” this past season. I see she is no longer on the program.

Jennifer Esposito, who played Alex Quinn on the long-running drama, departed after a single season. This is unlike her acrimonious split with “Blue Bloods” in 2012, when her battle with Celiac disease reportedly led to her seeking a reduced work schedule and the show dropping her because of it. Esposito told Deadline.com that working “NCIS” was a “great experience” but tweeted she was “not meant to be there long.”

Deadline noted the character Alex was created by “NCIS” writer-producer Gary Glasberg, who passed away in 2016.