O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett on the CBS show, is significantly inked even when not playing the crimefighter. Fans have been talking about his tattoos going back at least to his breakthrough role on the vampire drama “Moonlight” in 2007-08.
A report on Buddytv.com at that time said he was “inked on each forearm, on each shoulder, over his right nipple and one on his lower back.” He has added additional temporary tattoos for some roles, and covered them up for others.
This is not just an issue for “The Good Wife”; it has involved all of CBS’ and Fox’s Sunday lineups during the football season (which, you may be glad to know, is almost over).
Live events running long have always been a challenge for programmers. And that challenge is most evident on Sunday nights with late-afternoon football games. Fox customarily has set aside the 7 p.m. half-hour on Sundays for football run-overs. CBS would “slide” its prime-time lineup to a starting time following the end of football. But things got more complicated this season when the NFL put the starting time of the second doubleheader game at 4:25 p.m. instead of the previous 4:15 p.m., possibly pushing the game’s end later as well.
To deal with that, CBS announced that on doubleheader Sundays, it would start all of its programs a half-hour later than usual, so “60 Minutes” was at 7:30 instead of 7 p.m., and so on. But there was still no guarantee that the football game would end on time, so CBS added onscreen graphics to its Sunday-night telecasts with updated start times for the shows; it also let viewers sign up for notifications by email or text message.
But you don’t have that information until Sunday night. The best bet for viewers is to record their favorites starting at the scheduled time but then extended well past the scheduled conclusion in order to catch all of the show.
TV shows – and movies, for that matter – do not get to DVD or Blu-ray for a variety of reasons.
Science-fiction and fantasy shows tend to end up on video, no matter how few episodes were made, because the audience for that genre will buy almost anything that becomes available; other shows, where the demand is not so certain or proves limited, do not do as well, and even some long-running series stopped coming out on DVD after their first sets were poor sellers.
At the same time, even some beloved shows don’t make the move because of some kind of rights issue, such as getting permission to use certain music, or the cost of obtaining those rights. Finally, the way of the future appears to be not disc but through online providers and downloads. “The Good Guys” has gone into a lot of online venues. Besides the two you mentioned, it is also on Netflix.