Bryan Fuller's take won't become a series, but it will get to be seen by the public
On Halloween, Rachel Dratch guest stars, and Noah and George trade places
Kristina's surgery and Max's election happen at the same time
Jess and Cece fight, Schmidt buys Nick a cookie, and Max tries to 'Misery' Penny
Interesting pieces, but the odd couple sitcom still hasn't progressed
Comedies often take longer to find themselves than dramas. You can look at “Parks and Recreation,” “New Girl,” or ABC’s “Happy Endings,” which begins its third season tonight at 9, as just three recent examples of sitcoms that didn’t fully understand their strengths and weaknesses until late in their first seasons or early in their second, and are now three of the funniest shows around.
Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 155: 'Happy Endings,' 'Don't Trust the B,' 'Mockingbird Lane' & more
Dan and Alan also discuss 'Homeland,' reality TV and answer your mail
After some recent scheduling weirdness, it's back to Monday for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I talk about ABC's returning comedies, NBC's busted pilot theater, reality TV, "Homeland," and more.
Emmy-winning drama coming off its biggest numbers ever
In a no-brainer move on a day of no-brainer renewals, Showtime has ordered a third season of "Homeland."
The suspense drama is coming off a huge night at the Emmys, where it won awards for writing, stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, and for Outstanding Drama Series, ending a four-year "Mad Men" streak. Its ratings are up over last season, and Sunday night's episode (my review is here) averaged 1.75 million viewers for its 9 p.m. airing, the most-watched episode to date. Showtime estimates that across its platforms (including On Demand), the season 2 premiere has been seen by 5.7 million viewers.
"The Emmy wins for 'Homeland' have certainly set the stage for a great second season,” Showtime president Nevins said in a statement. "The writers, cast and crew of 'Homeland' continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful roller coaster ride, growing audiences week after week. We can't wait for our viewers to experience what unfolds through the rest of season two. Our partners at Fox 21 have been tremendous, and we are thrilled to begin the planning for 'Homeland's third season."
It's Christmas in New Orleans, but not everyone gets what they want
A quick review of tonight's "Tremé" coming up just as soon as I explain the difference between a fiddle and a violin...
Carrie and Brody cross paths again in a pivotal hour
Rick makes a shaky alliance with the prisoners, while Hershel's daughters have to wait