Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan also review 'Emily Owens, M.D.,' 'Underemployed' and 'The Girl'
It's a very late in the day installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I talk about shows returning and new, discuss the season's first cancellations and some other moves of note, and continue what's for now been a weekly "Homeland" segment.
"Emily Owens MD" (00:01:00 - 00:08:15)
"Hunted" (00:32:25 - 00:44:15)
Early cancellations (00:54:40 - 01:05:20)
"X Factor" Hosts (01:05:25 - 01:10:35)
"Homeland" (01:10:40 - 01:23:30)
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Marshall and Lily make the others play a game show
Alyson Hannigan in "How I Met Your Mother."
A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I send you to the British Columbia Military School For Boys...
Friends and former 'SNL' co-stars will reunite
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will team up again to co-host the 2013 Golden Globes.
Year after year, Tina Fey and/or Amy Poehler will pop up at the Emmys, the Golden Globes, or the Oscars and be so bright and funny and quick that they've outshone the actual host of the night. So the 2013 Golden Globes will cut out the middle man and just use Fey and Poehler as the co-hosts on January 13.
Fey and Poehler are longtime friends and frequent collaborators who have worked together at Second City, on "Saturday Night Live," and in the 2008 film "Baby Mama." Both also currently star in comedies on NBC (which will air the Globes), Fey in the final season of "30 Rock," and Poehler on "Parks and Recreation."
The promotion from presenter to host doesn't always go as smoothly as we might hope (witness Ricky Gervais on these same Globes), but the Fey/Poehler team has me genuinely excited to watch the ridiculous Golden Globes for the first time in forever.
Mamie Gummer wasted in show too hung up on teen angst in adult bodies
Mamie Gummer IS "Emily Owens, M.D."
The idea that we carry the scars of high school into our adult lives is a familiar theme of 21st century television. On "The Office," Michael Scott was a man who never quite evolved past his lonely adolescent years, and "Grey's Anatomy" often draws parallels between life at the hospital and life in high school. (The characters even once had to go to prom together.)
The CW's new "Emily Owens, M.D."
(it premieres tomorrow night at 9) takes that subtext and makes it into text — bold, 48-point font, underlined and highlighted text. Not only does one character tell surgical intern Emily (Mamie Gummer
), "Hospital's totally like high school," not only is the hospital situated directly across the street from an actual high school (one of its students even calls Emily a loser in the opening scene), but Emily's high school nemesis Cassandra (Aja Naomi King) winds up as her new co-worker. We even get the scene familiar from every teen comedy ever made where a hospital veteran gives Emily an anthropological breakdown of all the cliques, putting them in high school terms: jocks are orthopedists, mean girls go into plastic surgery, geeks like neurology, etc.
The locals try something new, and Albert has a showdown at Indian practice
On "Tremé," Albert (Clarke Peters) and his Indians strut their stuff.
A quick review of tonight's "Tremé" coming up just as soon as I sacrifice a sock to the music gods...
It's a long, dark night for Carrie, Brody and Jessica
Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in "Homeland."
A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I forget my jack...
Van Alden and Gyp receive visitors and Nucky tries to play producer
Van Alden (Michael Shannon) and Sigrid (Christiane Seidel) in "Boardwalk Empire."
A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I get you some Passover vodka...
Rick and the group seek shelter in an abandoned prison
Things get personal for Scott and Stonebridge as they race to stop Knox's nukes
Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton in "Strike Back."
"Strike Back" just wrapped up its second Cinemax season (and third overall), and I have a quick review of the season coming up just as soon as I shoot you with both hands tied behind my back...
'Friends With Kids' co-stars recreate '80s detective show credits
Adam Scott and Jon Hamm get their "Simon and Simon" on.
Something to make you smile on a Friday afternoon: Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Paul Rudd, Jeff Probst, Paul Scheer and more coming together for "The Greatest Event in Television History," which turns out to be a multi-million dollar remake of the opening credits to "Simon & Simon." Scheer wrote it, Scott co-directed it, and as with so many of these Adult Swim and Funny or Die projects, it's clear everyone was having a lot of fun doing it.
Enjoy, and then we can debate which version of the "Harcastle and McCormick" credits (the famous one or the other one) these guys should do next: