Series premiere talkback: 'Bad Judge' - 'Pilot'

Series premiere talkback: 'Bad Judge' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC comedy with Kate Walsh?

I posted my review of "Bad Judge" on Monday. Not it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Was Kate Walsh's judge too bad, not bad enough, or just right? Could you identify which scenes were leftovers from the original pilot and which were added later? (And did you notice the many continuity mistakes that happened as the result of the Frankenstein approach?) Did you like Ryan Hansen (doing his second "Bad" sitcom in a row) as Walsh's sex buddy? Tone Bell as the bailiff? The kid whom the revised pilot goes out of its way to write out hastily? Did you laugh? And will you watch again?

Have at it. And enjoy Kate Walsh's Photoshopped puppet legs one more time.

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<p>Mulaney</p>

Mulaney

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Review: FOX's 'Mulaney' can't convert stand-up to sitcom

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'SNL' alum struggles in retro, 'Seinfeld'-esque comedy

A lot of very smart and funny people who work in the TV comedy business are rooting for FOX's "Mulaney" to succeed for two reasons:

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<p>The Bridge</p>

The Bridge

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Season finale review: 'The Bridge' - 'Jubilex'

Sonya chases Eleanor, while Marco tries to gain the upper hand with Fausto

"The Bridge" has wrapped up its second — and quite possibly final — season. I had some questions for Elwood Reid, and I have a few thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I offer you a caramel corn...

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<p>Franka Potente in The Bridge</p>

Franka Potente in The Bridge

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'The Bridge' producer Elwood Reid on the season 2 finale

'I really want a season three,' but will we get one?

“The Bridge” just aired what may be its final episode. (I reviewed the finale here.) A few weeks ago, I spoke with producer Elwood Reid at length about this much-improved second season, which didn’t leave a ton left to ask after the finale. But I emailed him a few questions, and I have his answers coming up just as soon as I bring my rubber band ball…

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<p>Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Rob Reiner and Kaitlin Olson in New Girl</p>

Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Rob Reiner and Kaitlin Olson in New Girl

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Julie Berkman's Older Sister'

Jess gets to know dad's new girlfriend, and Schmidt tries to sell sponges to men

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I save you from a hideous river disease...

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<p>Agents of SHIELD</p>

Agents of SHIELD

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Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Heavy Is the Head'

We get to know Lance Hunter, as the team hunts the Absorbing Man

A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I still have my George Foreman grill...

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<p>Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman in Manhattan Love Story</p>

Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman in Manhattan Love Story

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Series premiere talkback: 'Manhattan Love Story' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new ABC romantic comedy?

I posted my review of "Manhattan Love Story" this morning. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did the notion that men think about breasts while women think about purses rock your comedic world? Did you like Analeigh Tipton or feel pity for her inability to properly update her Facebook relationship status? Was Jake McDorman charming or obnoxious? Do you want the voiceover to go far, far away, or do you want more, more, more? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>John Cho and Karen Gillan in Selfie</p>

John Cho and Karen Gillan in Selfie

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Series premiere talkback: 'Selfie' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new ABC comedy with Karen Gillan and John Cho?

I posted my review of ABC's "Selfie" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you watched tonight — or who watched the slightly longer, more annoying cut of the pilot on Hulu a few weeks ago — what did you think? Did you find all the social media jokes cutting edge or played out? Did you instantly despise Eliza, or did you like her? How do you feel about Karen Gillan's American accent, in terms of both realism and comedy? Do you like John Cho? Did the twee ukelele version of "Bad Romance" during the makeunder make you cringe or want to sing along? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>You&#39;re the Worst</p>

You're the Worst

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FX renews 'You're the Worst' & 'Married' for longer second seasons

Younger-skewing 'You're the Worst' will move to FXX; both shows get 13-episode orders

Today, FX is not the worst. It is the best, for having renewed "You're the Worst" — and also "Married."

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<p>Stalker</p>

Stalker

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 249: 'Selfie,' 'A to Z,' 'Gracepoint' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Manhattan Love Story,' 'Bad Judge,' 'Stalker' and 'The Simpsons' & 'Family Guy' premieres

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Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! It's gonna be another double-dip this week for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, because there are just too darned many premieres this week to squeeze into a single installment. Most of the ones in today's podcast are, unfortunately, not among the best of this fall's freshman class, though if you enjoy Angry Dan or Incredulous Alan, you will be getting a good amount of both throughout this discussion, before we segue into talking about "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" premieres. 

Back either Thursday or Friday with a mix of new ("Mulaney") and returning ("Homeland") shows, plus belated finale talk about "Masters of Sex" and "Outlander."

The rundown:

"Selfie" (00:00:55 - 00:13:20)
"Manhattan Love Story" (00:13:23 - 00:23:15)
"Stalker" (00:23:15 - 00:26:25)
"Bad Judge" (00:26:30 - 00:39:10)
"Gracepoint" (00:39:10 - 00:53:00)
"A to Z" (00:53:00 - 01:06:20)
Sunday's "Simpsons" and "Family Guy" (01:06:20 - 01:18:40)

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