New episodes of 'Mayor of Kingstown,' '1883' to air on Paramount+ - Albuquerque Journal

New episodes of ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ ‘1883’ to air on Paramount+

Jeremy Renner as Mike in the Paramount+ series “Mayor of Kingstown.” (Marni Grossman/ViacomCBS )

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Was the new series “Mayor of Kingstown” canceled? It followed “Yellowstone” on Sunday evenings on Paramount.

A: Let’s start with a reminder that there is Paramount Network, a cable-and-satellite service, and there is Paramount+, a streaming operation. New episodes of “Yellowstone” air on Paramount Network. Because it is a huge hit, two other series – “Mayor of Kingstown” and “1883” – have had some special presentations following telecasts of “Yellowstone” to get viewers interested in those series. But aside from those showings, new episodes of “Kingstown” and “1883” are on Paramount+.

Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer in a scene from “Two and a Half Men.” (Greg Gayne/Warner Bros.)

Q: I was wondering if Charlie Sheen was actually drinking on “Two and a Half Men.” It seemed he always had a beer or a drink in his hand. Why was he replaced by Ashton Kutcher? The show sucked with him in it.

A: I can’t say that Sheen was drinking on the show; he did once tell Dan Patrick that he was never drunk or high on the air, but he would at times arrive “not having slept much.” He was fired from the show during the eighth season in 2011 for “dangerously self-destructive conduct,” a firing letter said at the time. In addition to off-set excesses, he was reportedly late for rehearsals, had trouble remembering his lines and had publicly berated producer Chuck Lorre. Sheen later conceded to Deadline.com that he was at fault, that “I was getting loaded and my brain wasn’t working right.” Kutcher was brought in and, whatever you thought of his performance, enough people still watched for the show to last four more seasons with him.

Q: I regularly watched “Becker,” “The King of Queens” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” and from time to time enjoy the reruns. I’ve noticed that in the episode descriptions in my onscreen guide there have been episodes where it says characters “meet up at Dr. Becker’s office.” Recently one noted that Ray from “Raymond,” Doug from “King of Queens” and Bill Cosby meet at Dr. Becker’s office. But I’ve watched the episodes, and nobody ever meets up at Dr. Becker’s office and Ted Danson (the Dr. Becker actor) does not appear in the episode. What gives? Is it an inside joke?

A: You (and the listings) have been mixed up by a crossover, the practice of different series mingling characters to draw an audience. In 1999, CBS did a crossover among its four Monday comedies – “Becker,” “King,” “Raymond” and “Cosby” (not “The Cosby Show” but a later series). The “Becker” crossover element was apparently a brief scene with characters from the other three shows in his waiting room. When shows go from network telecasts to syndication, they are often trimmed or sped up to make room for more commercials. In that “Becker” episode, the crossover scene was cut; it was not key to the episode’s overall plot and would not make sense apart from the other crossover shows anyway. It does not even appear in the “Becker” DVD for that season, which admits “some episodes may be edited from their original network versions.”

Do you have a question or comment 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.

 

Home » Entertainment » New episodes of ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ ‘1883’ to air on Paramount+


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

taboola desktop

1
Immersive exhibit gives visitors the chance to learn about ...
ABQnews Seeker
'Frida Kahlo, An Immersive Biography' runs ... 'Frida Kahlo, An Immersive Biography' runs through October
2
Lainey Wilson to hit the stage at the 2022 ...
ABQnews Seeker
Lainey Wilson will perform in Albuquerque ... Lainey Wilson will perform in Albuquerque at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, during Music Fiesta at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
3
La Choza's New Mexican cuisine stands above the rest
ABQnews Seeker
Since 1983, La Choza has been ... Since 1983, La Choza has been serving fresh and clean food that is neither oily nor heavy. It's a sublime interpretation of New Mexican ...
4
Martha Millan enjoying being back in ABQ filming 'The ...
ABQnews Seeker
'The Cleaning Lady,' airs at 8 ... 'The Cleaning Lady,' airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on Fox. The series is filmed in and around Albuquerque.
5
Vara releases two new sparkling wines
ABQnews Seeker
Vara Winery & Distillery has released ... Vara Winery & Distillery has released Silverhead Brut NV ($25) and Silverhead Brut Rosado NV ($27).
6
ABQ Folk Festival gives eventgoers a chance to listen, ...
ABQnews Seeker
Albuquerque Folk Festival takes place at ... Albuquerque Folk Festival takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
7
Bonobo coming to Sunshine Theater in support of latest ...
ABQnews Seeker
Bonobo is having a few days ... Bonobo is having a few days of rest in New York City before he heads out to Washington D.C., to start the last leg ...
8
The Joy Formidable reminds listeners music thrives even in ...
ABQnews Seeker
Welsh alternative rockers open for The ... Welsh alternative rockers open for The Front Bottoms at The Historic El Rey on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
9
‘Walker Independence,’ filmed in Santa Fe, will debut on ...
ABQnews Seeker
no matter the situation. The actor ... no matter the situation. The actor believes he can take something from each lesson. He's currently learning what it's like to live in the ...
10
Musical Theatre Southwest bringing King's classic 'Carrie' to the ...
ABQnews Seeker
Musical Theatre Southwest's production of 'Carrie: ... Musical Theatre Southwest's production of 'Carrie: The Musical' opens Friday, Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 23.