A quick review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as my mouth smells like rotten trout milk...
When is Jake Peralta going to stop acting like a 12-year-old?
Simmons contracts an alien virus in the show's most promising episode so far
A review of last night's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" coming up just as soon as I menacingly offer you a cookie...
Damon Wayans Jr. returns, but fellow guest star Taye Diggs provides the biggest laughs
'Archer' moves to Monday, and 'The Americans' premiere date is TBD
FX has announced a winter schedule that again has "Justified" on Tuesdays starting in January, "Archer" moving to Mondays around the same time, and "The Americans" debuting a bit later. And "Chozen," which was set to be the first brand-new series to debut on spin-off channel FXX, will instead be paired with "Archer" on the mothership, while repackaged episodes of "Da Ali G Show" will wind up on FXX with "Legit."
Let's go one at a time:
Robin and Barney's mom cook eggs, and your humble critic takes a 'HIMYM' break
Dan and Alan also discuss 'SNL' diversity and whether there's a TV version of the Mendoza Line
The all-"Breaking Bad" edition of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast still exists at some indeterminate point in our future, boys and girls, but in the meantime, Dan and I did a more traditional installment this week, including discussing the return of "Mike & Molly" — which really turns into a long discussion of movie stars working in TV and vice versa — checking in on "Sleepy Hollow" and "Parenthood," and answering several of the excellent questions you guys submitted over the past week. (Please keep 'em coming!) And please vote for us in the Podcast Awards.
Do movie stars automatically become TV stars? And do stars even matter in TV?
I'm not sure I've heard the word "new" thrown around as often in a marketing campaign for a show entering its fourth year as I have for "Mike & Molly" — or, as all the CBS promos have dubbed it, "The New Mike & Molly" — which returns tonight at 9. Though the ads don't entirely hide the fact that this is a show that has existed for several years, we're told over and over about all that's new about the new "Mike & Molly," as if emphasizing that thought enough might subconsciously convince the audience that this is a first-time debut.
John Goodman political comedy will debut with three episodes at once, then go weekly
Back in the spring, Amazon tried to find a solution to the TV business' broken series development process by crowd-sourcing reaction to a group of new comedy pilots (some for adults, some for kids). All of the traditional networks do audience focus testing of their pilots, but not on this scale: all of the pilots were available to anyone with a good internet connection. Decisions on which shows would be picked up would be based in part on how highly Amazon's customers rated them, and how many rated them, period.
Allison Janney is fantastic as Mrs. Scully turns to Masters and Johnson for help
Two different road trips go poorly for Rick, Carol, Bob and the others