By Evelyn Ludvigson
2004 DBR Media, NC
Q: I’ve noticed that NBC moved "Happy Family" to the time slot right after "Frasier." Is that because the show’s ratings weren’t so good following "Whoopi"? Personally, I love "Happy Family," so I would have watched it wherever it went on the schedule. Gena D.
A: "Happy Family," starring John Laroquette and Christine Baranski, is doing pretty well, although it’s no rat-ings barn burner. It was moved, though, to make room for "The Tracy Morgan Show," now following "Whoopi." No one could be more pleased with being behind ratings giant "Frasier" than John Laroquette. In fact, he says he’s hoping "Frasier" comes back for another season. As he puts it, "It would be great to spend a couple of seasons behind ‘Frasier’."
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Q: I’ve been a fan of Joey Law-rence ever since his "Gimme a Break" days. He’s so cute and talented. While I’m glad he’s back on TV in "Run of the House," why doesn’t he do any feature films? Doesn’t Holly-wood see his potential? Kayla T.
A: Joey is very careful about what he appears in. He says he wants his career to be a lasting one. After all, this is a guy who broke into the business at the tender age of 5. At 27, he’s in no rush to do feature films. Most likely, he’s aiming to begin that type of work when he’s a little older.
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Q: What gives with Ashton Kut-cher’s MTV show "Punk’d." Why is he quitting it? I just think it’s so hilarious. Gene K.
A: After two short, successful seasons, Kutcher decided to pull the plug. Reason? He says he wanted to go out "on top." Fans everywhere are very disappointed.
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