You have questions. I have some answers, among them some items in the stream.

Q: I just finished watching Seasons 1 and 2 of “Shooter” on Netflix. The final episode of Season 2 ended rather abruptly with many issues unresolved. Has the series been canceled or will there be a Season 3?

A: When people discover a show on Netflix, Hulu or another streaming source, they do not always know that many of those programs had a life before streaming. “Shooter,” inspired by the novel “Point of Impact” and the movie “Shooter,” is one of those. It originally aired on USA Network, which decided in August 2018 to end the series after three seasons. Two of those seasons are indeed on Netflix, while you can find the third for now on usanetwork.com; you need to sign in with the password for your cable or satellite provider to access the third season. I have also found some Season 3 episodes on my service’s On Demand channel.

Q: I understand a movie was made based on the book “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Jane Fonda and Robert Redford were to be the stars. I’ve watched for it, both in theaters and on DVD. Was the movie ever released?

A: Yes, though not on disc and not in many theaters. Instead, it has been on Netflix since 2017. As Deadline.com reported in 2016, “Redford controlled the book and set it up at Netflix … with the streaming service finding another star-driven film to fill an original production slate.”

Netflix has become a major player in the movie business, with recent Oscar nominations for Netflix-backed films “Roma” (10, including best picture) and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (three), both of which I saw on the streaming service. Not that this thrills theater owners. Several chains that offer special packages of the best-picture nominees have excluded “Roma” from their lineups — while claiming to offer, in one company’s words, “all the year’s best.”

Q: Would you be able to tell me if my favorite TV program, “Murphy Brown,” will return and when? It was my favorite of the new fall shows and I really miss seeing it each week.

A: The most recent season of the series consisted of 13 episodes, the last of which aired in December. There were reports that its run was cut short and the series had been canceled, but show creator Diane English has consistently said the plan was for 13 episodes this season. (I know, longtime viewers are used to the broadcast-TV model of two dozen or more episodes in a season. Many shows no longer do that. “The Conners,” for example, just wrapped up its current season after 11 episodes.)

As for whether “Murphy” will be back for another run, there’s nothing official yet. English told the Hollywood Reporter last year “we’re in a tough time slot, opposite football, and at 9:30. It’s kind of tough for comedy, but we’re doing better than what was there before. We win our time slot in entertainment programming almost weekly. And so I think it bodes well. I’m optimistic. I haven’t been told anything yet, but I’ll learn more very soon.”

Q: A few months back there was an English show called “The Split.” Will it continue at a later date?

A: Yes, possibly at a much later date. The BBC and SundanceTV have ordered a second season of the drama about a family of divorce lawyers from writer Abi Morgan (“The Iron Lady,” “The Hour”). But while Morgan said in the second-season announcement that “we look forward to seeing you in 2019,” I’m told it won’t get to SundanceTV this year. It’s a possibility for 2020, but that’s not definite either.

Q: Will “For the People” be back?

A: Yes. The legal drama begins a new season on ABC on March 7.

 

Rich Heldenfels has retired from the Beacon Journal but continues to answer your questions about entertainment past, present and future. Write to Rich Heldenfels, P.O. Box 417, Mogadore, OH 44260, or brenfels@gmail.com. Letters may be edited. Individual replies are not guaranteed.