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Q&A: 'Avatar' fans: Wait for the Panasonic 3-D TV

A 3-D Panasonic-'Avatar' package

When is Avatar 3-D going to be available to buy in stores?

According to the United Kingdom website, Panasonic has exclusive rights to sell the 3-D version of Avatar through February 2012, and it will do so only with the purchase of a Panasonic 3-D TV.

As T3's Steve May reports: "This 3D Blu-ray of Avatar is the single best reason we've seen to invest in a 3-D TV. Watching it is like seeing the movie again for the first time. File under Jaw-droppingly gorgeous. And, that means shelling out for Panasonic's hardware package or paying through the nose on eBay. The rest of us will just have to start counting the days until February 2012."

Avatar was released on Dec. 18, 2009. It cost an estimated $237 million to make, but has grossed $2.78 billion worldwide.

See TV programs in syndication

Whatever happened to Boston Legal and Becker? They were on, and now they're not.

Both series have been out of production for several years: Boston Legal since 2009 and Becker since 2004. Both have popped up on various channels in syndication, and that could happen again at some point in the future.

Actor has extensive ad history

Do you know the name of the actor who does the voice-over for the 21st Century Insurance ads with a man in white coveralls and a red safety helmet? The voice sounds so familiar but I just can't match it to a name.

That's Thom Sharp, an actor who has been seen onscreen in movies and TV, including as Tim Taylor's brother on Home Improvement.

But he has been a bigger presence as a commercial voice; a Calgary Herald profile a couple of years ago mentioned work for Buick, General Electric, Ziploc and CompUSA. A 21st Century spokesman said Sharp has been part of the company's current ad campaign since it launched in May 2010.

Learn about show's fate in May

I am writing about William Shatner's new show $#*! My Dad Says. Wondering why it is no longer on the TV schedule.

The series had its season finale on Feb. 17, after 18 episodes aired. That's a shorter season than most successful network shows. But we'll see for sure in May whether it gets another go-round.

Back to 'Law & Order: LA'

Will Law & Order: Los Angeles be returning to NBC?

New episodes will resume with a two-hour telecast on Monday and some different faces: Skeet Ulrich is gone, Alfred Molina has gone from being a deputy district attorney to a detective and Alana de la Garza replaces Molina in the DA's office. Terrence Howard does return as Deputy DA Jonah "Joe" Dekker.

Q&A: 'Avatar' fans: Wait for the Panasonic 3-D TV 04/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 4:30am]
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