Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan also discuss the latest 'Homeland,' plug Alan's new book, and answer your mail
It's a bit of a "Revolution"-themed Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I both catch up on the NBC drama — and feel free to use these comments to discuss the midseason finale, as I didn't have a chance to write a separate post on it — as well as plug that book I wrote (which is now finally available for iBooks). We also talked about the return of "The Hour" (I'll have a written review of that tomorrow), the end of that great season of "Tremé," the latest "Homeland," and more.
Alan's Book (00:00:50 - 00:07:10)
"The Hour" (00:07:15 - 00:16:05)
Listener Mail - "Last Resort" cancellation (00:17:05 - 00:26:35)
Listener Mail - female TV stars in movie ensembles (00:27:00 - 00:30:35)
Listener Mail - Skippable "Cheers" seasons (00:30:35 - 00:32:30)
"Revolution" (00:32:50 - 00:43:05)
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"Homeland" (00:53:35 - 01:16:22)
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Joe Manganianello shows off the goods to best Marshall in court
Joe Manganiello was back on last night's "How I Met Your Mother."
A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I'm arrested for ZWI...
Producer Steven Moffat and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have very busy schedules
Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are Dr. Watson and "Sherlock."
By making only three stories per season, "Sherlock" producer Steven Moffat has already turned the 21st century Sherlock Holmes series (not to be confused with the one on CBS) into a rare enough treat that we have to wait long intervals to consume. And now it sounds like the wait for the next batch is even longer.
EW is reporting that because of the busy schedules of Moffat (who also runs "Doctor Who") and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (who's the villain in the next "Star Trek" movie) and Martin Freeman (who is appearing in the 57 films that are being adapted from the 300-odd pages of "The Hobbit"), production on the next trio of "Sherlock" episodes has been pushed back from January to March, which will in turn delay when those episodes will air, first on the BBC (likely late 2013 now) and then PBS (possibly early 2014).
Previewing the next week of coverage, plus a 'Revolution Was Televised' excerpt
The "Lost" cast waaaay back in the pilot.
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A benefit for LaDonna brings most of our cast of characters together
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A review of the "Tremé" season finale coming up just as soon as I like metal and sea shanties...
Brody resurfaces, and Saul looks into Quinn
Morena Baccarin in "Homeland."
A quick review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I find a pay phone...
Michonne makes new friends, while Glenn is reacquainted with an old one
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A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I telecommute...
Nucky goes on the run and Gillian gets some houseguests
Dunn (Erik LaRay Harvey) and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) in "Boardwalk Empire."
A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I have to ask for your phone number...
A star twice over on 'I Dream of Jeannie' and 'Dallas'
Larry Hagman in his "Dallas" glory days as J.R. Ewing.
Larry Hagman, who died of cancer Friday at 81, was a giant, and not just because the Stetson he wore in his most iconic role added a good six inches to an already long frame. J.R. Ewing is one of the all-time great TV villains, the defining character of the quintessential drama of the Greed Is Good 1980s.
Co-star Grant Bowler does better as Richard Burton than she does as Elizabeth Taylor
Grant Bowler and Lindsay Lohan are Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick."
It's not hard to understand why Lifetime would want to take a risk on the erratic Lindsay Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor in the channel's new movie "Liz & Dick" (Sunday at 9 p.m.).