As promised, we're back in my Jersey office, and back on a Friday schedule for this week's Ask Alan. In today's show, I talk about characters, like Ross from "Friends," who changed a lot from their initial characterization; about what it means when you see the star of your favorite show listed among its executive producers; and about the ways in which my job as a TV critic has become more like it was when I started doing this 20 years ago.
"Do you miss it at all? The X-Files?"
A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I eat potato chips on my hunger strike...
"Baskets" is such an oddity that even its co-creator and star, Zach Galifianakis, isn't sure if it will work.
Late in Thursday night's premiere of "Legends of Tomorrow," a character wonders if this motley collection of DC Comics heroes and villains have been brought together for a time-traveling adventure less because they're the legends of the new CW drama's title than because they're unimportant enough in the grand scheme of things that they won't be missed in their absence.
It's Netflix's day at the Television Critics Association press tour, which of course means lots of announcements:
"The Americans" season 4 finally has a premiere date, as well as a cool, blue-tinged new poster.
Alan Sepinwall and Roth Cornet have seen the first two episodes and have a spoiler-free review of the highly anticipated spin-off.
Take a look at our chat in the player above and our full show in the player below, in which we discuss David Bowie's legacy and the one Best Picture nomination that 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' got.
Tune back in after the premiere for a spoiler-FILLED take.
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Every time I sing the praises of TBS' "Angie Tribeca" on Twitter, I get one of two responses:
"Galaxy Quest" was far from the most famous Alan Rickman movie, but it may feature his most autobiographical role. As Alexander Dane, a classically trained Shakespearean actor (who's constantly boasting of the five curtain calls he received for playing Richard III) forever typecast as the alien warrior he played on a cult classic TV show, Rickman was riffing not only on Leonard Nimoy's difficult relationship with Mr. Spock from "Star Trek," but also on the strange and wonderful nature of his own career.