Q: I just recently binged all new episodes of “Lucifer” on Netflix, and I’m wondering if there will be another season. I also just watched all the “Designated Survivor” episodes, again on Netflix. Will there be new episodes of that show as well? — B.F.
A: When Netflix acquired “Lucifer” after it was canceled by FOX, fans were thrilled and quickly streamed all 10 episodes. Then it recently announced that Netflix had ordered a fifth season, albeit the final one for the show. So, taking that good news with the bad, you will see more “Lucifer” again, but it probably won’t air until next summer, as scripts are still being written.
As for “Designated Survivor,” a political drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, a new (fourth) season hasn’t been announced yet, although most media outlets are betting there will be one. However, again, you probably won’t see a new season until next summer.
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Q: I was so disappointed when CBS showed “God Friended Me” instead of “Magnum P.I.,” as had been printed in the newspaper’s TV guide. I like “God Friended Me,” but it was like having your heart set on a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream and a cherry on top but instead being handed a slice of Key lime pie. Will “Magnum P.I.” be coming back to CBS? -– J.M.
A: The reboot of “Magnum P.I.” starring Jay Hernandez has been given the green light for a second season, and so has “God Friended Me,” which stars Brandon Micheal Hall. The new season of “Magnum” is set to air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning with its Sept. 27 premiere, while “God” will premiere Sept. 29 and air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
Hopefully there won’t be any more last-minute scheduling changes so that the newspaper guides will be up-to-date, but the new fall season will be here before you know it.
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Q: I see that the female members of the sitcom “Friends” are still friends in real life. Do you think they’ll ever reunite onscreen to bring the show back or even do a “Friends” movie? — P.M.
A: Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox are indeed very close in real life. They recently took a vacation together and have been posting group photos of themselves on social media. This, of course, has gotten fans’ hopes up that there will be another “Friends.” This also was bolstered by Aniston’s statement that the trio, plus Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, all would be up for filming together again.
Right now, however, you can catch Aniston in the upcoming Apple TV-Plus series “The Morning Show,” with co-star Reese Witherspoon, or Kudrow’s voice in the animated series on Facebook Watch titled “Human Discoveries” later this year. Cox has been focusing more on her career as a producer, including the Facebook Watch documentary “9 Months with Courtney Cox.”
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