Half the 'Scrubs' cast reunites, and the rest of the episode's terrific, too
New action drama is "Taken" tweaked for ABC's upscale female demo
- Critic's Rating B-
- Readers' Rating C-
Ivy turns to performance enhancers, Karen plays a bar mitzvah and Michael pursues Julia
Dan and Alan also check in on "Justified" and the "Parenthood" finale
It's Monday, which means you get a brand-new, hour-plus edition of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we talk a bit about the return of "Community," discuss Ashley Judd's new ABC drama "Missing" and catch up with recent episodes of "The Walking Dead," "Justified" and "Parenthood" (whose finale we would have discussed last week had we been less groggy).
Terrorists and serial killers best beware, now that the dramas have season premiere dates
Because the most recent season of "Dexter" and the first season of "Homeland" both premiered on Showtime in September of 2011, the assumption was that both shows would return around the same time of year in 2012. And that assumption was correct, as Showtime has announced that both series will return on Sunday, September 30, with "Dexter" again at 9 and "Homeland" again at 10.
The announcement's a bit earlier than usual for this sort of thing, but it's also confirming the obvious, so it's not earth-shaking news, either. Everyone knows, for instance, that HBO will air "Boardwalk Empire" again in the fall, but it's not official yet.
I stopped watching "Dexter" a few episodes into last season — then was amused to see how the entire Internet seemed to figure out the "shocking" twist many, many, many episodes before the "Dexter" writers expected anyone to — but I loved "Homeland" season 1 (and was a big fan of the finale, which I know some of you weren't) and am very much looking forward to seeing what happens next.
Guest stars Dylan Baker and Morena Baccarin clash, while Alicia has a real estate problem
Singing! Dancing! Oscars! And Britta!
Most gambles fail to pay off, and syntax becomes a big problem
Tensions rise and new discovers are made in the season's penultimate hour
Quirky animated comedy deftly mixes the bizarre with the sweet
- Critic's Rating B+
- Readers' Rating A-