By Rich Heldenfels

Tribune News Service

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: Now that “Psych” has a movie coming out, is there any chance that “Monk” will follow suit with a movie?

A: These days it seems there is always a chance of an older show getting revived. In a 2016 interview with AVClub.com, Tony Shalhoub, who played Adrian Monk, said doing a reunion movie “does get bandied about now and then. It’s not really up to me, but, yeah, I never say never.” On the other hand, the last known attempt to do a new “Monk” was in 2012, three years after the series ended its eight-season run. A movie was said to be in the works, and a script completed, but nothing ever made it to the screen. Right now, “Monk” creator Andy Breckman has a deal with Netflix for a police show that Breckman has described as “playful” and “family-friendly.” Tony Danza is set to star.

“Psych: The Movie,” by the way, is slated for December on USA Network.

Q: At first on “NCIS: New Orleans” there was a lady officer on Pride’s team named Brody. Then she was gone. Can you tell me why she did not return to the show?

A: Zoe McLellan played Meredith Brody on the CBS drama for two seasons but was dropped before the third. According to TVLine.com, the change was a “creative decision, seeing as (Brody) had been compromised in the Season 2 finale, due to her association with a Homeland Security agent who turned out to be a misguided zealot.” She is back in series TV now, playing White House counsel Kendra Daynes in the second season of ABC’s “Designated Survivor.” And “NCIS: New Orleans” recently began its fourth season.

Q: I missed the reason for the disappearance of all those people in the first episode of “The Leftovers.” I watched off and on but it ended without me ever finding out.

A: For people who missed the three seasons of the drama on HBO (or did not read Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name, which inspired the series), the program began years after the sudden, unexplained disappearance of about 2 percent of the world’s population. Theories about that departure abounded, both among the show’s characters and its viewers, and near the end a key character offered an explanation – only it may not have been true. Still, for many admirers of the show, “The Leftovers” wasn’t about explaining a cataclysmic event; it was no accident that a key song for the show was called “Let the Mystery Be.” Rather, as Joe Reid wrote on Decider.com, the core struggle in the show was that “when there are no answers to what happened, all that’s left is to wrangle with the grief and the unmooring.”

Q: I would like to know why “Coach” reruns have never been on television since it appeared many years ago. I had many laughs about it.

A: The 1989-97 ABC series starring Craig T. Nelson had a healthy post-network afterlife, including repeats in syndication and now-ended airings on Netflix. There was also an attempt to bring back the series in 2015, this time for NBC; that did not get past the making of a pilot, reportedly because of creative differences between the show’s maker and NBC. But “Coach” has had enough of a following to prompt some previous DVD releases of the first four seasons and, on Sept. 26, the arrival of a complete-series DVD set.