Due to some unforeseen circumstances away from the job (don't worry; I'm fine), I need to spend the next few days focusing on non-TV-related things. There's a new, incredibly long podcast up, and I'll put up brief posts on the three shows from the next few days - "Chuck" tonight, "Sons of Anarchy" tomorrow, "Terriers" Wednesday - and hopefully get back into the swing of things on Thursday or Friday. That means a bunch of shows are going to be skipped this week (and the three I write about will get very short shrift), but it can't be helped.

Sorry, folks. What's that John Lennon said about life happening when you're making other plans?

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com