Ask Alan, Episode 7: Binge-scheduling 'Aquarius' & potential summer catch-ups

Ask Alan, Episode 7: Binge-scheduling 'Aquarius' & potential summer catch-ups

Will NBC's plan for the David Duchovny drama mean the end of traditional scheduling?

It's much later than planned — though at least in time for me to finally get the ol' "Veronica Mars" poster hung up in my new office space — but it's time for another installment of Ask Alan. The hope — and we mean it this time — is to get these videos back on a bi-weekly schedule.

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<p>Scott Glenn as Stick in Daredevil</p>

Scott Glenn as Stick in Daredevil

Credit: Netflix

Scott Glenn on 'Daredevil': 'I live, for an old man, a pretty adolescent life'

How 'The Leftovers' finally put the veteran character actor on TV

Scott Glenn has spent 35-plus years playing the toughest of tough men. Since his breakthrough performance as John Travolta's rival in "Urban Cowboy," he's played astronauts ("The Right Stuff"), cowboys ("Silverado"), vengeful bodyguards (the original "Man on Fire"), submarine commanders ("The Hunt For Red October") and FBI agents ("The Silence of the Lambs"), among other jobs, always looking lean, weathered, and alert of everything around him.

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<p>Inside Amy Schumer Jeff Goldblum</p>

Inside Amy Schumer Jeff Goldblum

Credit: Comedy Central

'Inside Amy Schumer' director on '12 Angry Men' spoof: 'It was something she was incredibly passionate about'

How John Hawkes, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Giamatti and company helped recreate the classic film
This morning, I published my interview with Amy Schumer about tonight's "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer" parody, which focused on the origins and themes of the episode-length sketch. Now it's time to hear from Ryan McFaul, who co-directed the episode with Schumer, and who speaks more about the technical end of things, including which parts of the Sidney Lumet film they were and weren't able to work into their episode.

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<p>Marvel&#39;s Agents of SHIELD</p>

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Scars': The Inhuman who cried wolf

The team deals with 'Age of Ultron' fallout, while Raina enjoys her new gift

A review of tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I bring you a Sky Mall catalog...

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<p>Inside Amy Schumer and Dennis Quaid</p>

Inside Amy Schumer and Dennis Quaid

Credit: Comedy Central

Amy Schumer on her '12 Angry Men' spoof: 'I'm more proud of it than anything I've ever done'

How 'Inside Amy Schumer' wound up doing an all-star parody of the iconic movie

We know that "Inside Amy Schumer" can do great parodies, and it can do biting social commentary, and that it has a gift for hiding the latter inside the former. That's been apparent throughout its run, and early in the Comedy Central sketch show's great third season, which has featured a dead-on "Friday Night Lights" parody that was really about rape culture, as well as last week's "One Direction" spoof about women who don't need makeup.

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<p>National Lampoon&#39;s Vacation</p>

National Lampoon's Vacation

Credit: Warner Bros.

Vacation note: After these messages, we'll be right back

Unplugging for a few days before upfronts, the final "Mad Men," etc.

Hey all, just a heads-up to let you know I'll be taking the rest of this week off for a much-needed vacation and what will hopefully be a complete unplugging from the interwebs.

I wrote a handful of posts in advance that will run during my absence (several of them today, in fact), but anything I haven't already seen will be skipped, review-wise. (So tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" will be covered, since I already saw it, while "The Flash" won't, because I haven't.) We'll have a pinch-hitter covering "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night, and I've also set up a talkback post so you guys can discuss the penultimate "Mad Men," which I won't be seeing or writing about until Monday.

Play nice without me, okay?

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<p>Community</p>

Community

Credit: Yahoo

Review: 'Community' - 'Grifting 101': The sting?

Jeff helps the group out-hustle Greendale's shady new professor

A quick review of this week's "Community" (which you can find, as usual, on Yahoo Screen) coming up just as soon as I teach the reverse Jim Gaffigan...

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<p>Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie</p>

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie

Credit: Netflix

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 281: 'Grace and Frankie,' 'Age of Ultron' & more

Dan and Alan also review the latest 'Mad Men' and preview the network upfronts

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Happy Monday, boys and girls! Before I go on vacation, we wanted to get in a Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to discuss last night's awesome "Mad Men," preview the network upfronts, give our thoughts on both "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and its relationship with "Agents of SHIELD," and to review Netflix's "Grace and Frankie."

Also, we're two weeks away from a farewell to "Mad Men" podcast, so start sending in those questions.

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Mad Men' - 'Lost Horizon': One for the road

Don takes a detour, Joan cuts a deal, and Peggy and Roger share a drink

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I get The New York Times to print "Mein Kampf" on the front page...

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<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

Credit: HBO

The 'Game of Thrones' map doesn't always match up with the story because...

Behind-the-scenes secrets of the HBO fantasy epic's main title sequence

Among the many delights of the "Game of Thrones" viewing experience is seeing which locations appear on the opening credits map in any given week. But sometimes, I wind up wondering what the logic is for certain decisions about the map, like some weeks we see locations that don't actually appear in that episode, while locales where several characters are present (and that have appeared on the map before) aren't featured.

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