The 2014 Comic-Con kicks off a week from today in San Diego, and I'm going to be pressed into moderating duties for the CW's mid-season series "iZombie," starring Rose McIver (Vivian Scully on "Masters of Sex") as a young zombiefied woman who tries to mitigate her condition by taking a job in a morgue. It's adapted from the DC Comics series by the "Veronica Mars" team of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, featuring clips from the show and then a Q&A session, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 6BCF of the Convention Center.
Happy Thursday, boys and girls! Dan and I were able to break away from press tour activities for a while to record an in-person episode of the Firewall & Iceberg Show, in which we discussed recent press tour events, reviews FX's two new comedies, and broke down the "24: Live Another Day" finale.
Note: This was actually recorded yesterday (hence the "Happy Wednesday intro" and the references to the FX comedies debuting "tomorrow"), but technical issues delayed publishing until today. Sorry for the confusion.
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A quick review of last night's "Extant" coming up just as soon as I'm interested in Neanderthals...
Four new scripted shows debut tonight: two dramas on USA ("Rush" at 9, "Satisfaction" at 10), two comedies on FX ("Married" at 10, "You're the Worst" at 10:30). I loved none of them, but found enough interesting ideas, and enough overlap between several of them, to consider some kind of combined review.
A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as we're on the same bowling team...
Dylan McDermott is coming to "Shameless"!
Wait, that's not right.
Derbel McDillett is coming to "Shameless"!
Also not right.
Dermot Mulroney is coming to "Shameless!"
That's the one.
We're getting close to the end of our run through "Orange Is the New Black" season 2, and I have thoughts on episodes 9 & 10 coming up just as soon as I do a burlesque routine with a Ray Romano puppet that's surprisingly sexy...
Speaking in her native Scottish accent, Karen Gillan has one of the most charming and endearingly goofy voices in all of show business. So why on earth would "Suburgatory" alum Emily Kapnek — creator of "Selfie," a modern-day twist on "Pygmalion" starring Gillan as social media-obsessed Eliza and John Cho as Henry, the man who will turn her into a genuine lady — ask her to play the role as an American?
"If you look at shows now that seem to lack diversity, they actually feel dated. America doesn't look like that anymore, and people want to see an America that looks like where they live."
"24: Live Another Day" has concluded, and I have thoughts on the finale and the season as a whole coming up just as soon as I explain that it is NOT pronounced "nucular," Mr. President...