The slow rollout of the fall season continues this week with the premieres of Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23. There’s also the probable series finale of The Thick of It as well as Halloween specials from Venture Bros. and Mockingbird Lane. Otherwise, we seem to be settling into the fall schedule. Before spotlighting this week’s fantastic Homeland, “Q&A” and welcoming author Robert. K Elder to the DVD Shelf for a look at the X-Files spinoff Millennium, we talk through our (rather extensive) week in TV.
Unable to agree on the best episodes of the week, we skip the spotlight this time, opting instead for slightly longer looks during our week in TV. After going through the week, including looks at Ben and Kate, 30 for 30, the Suburgatory premiere, Nashville, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, It’s Always Sunny…, The League, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, The Vampire Diaries, Last Resort, Person of Interest, The Thick of It, The Amazing Race, Call the Midwife, The Good Wife, Treme, Homeland, The Voice, and the Alphas finale, we welcome David Bax from Battleship Pretension and Previously On back to the show to help us break down one of the great sitcoms, the ‘80s hangout comedy Cheers.
Five more premieres make this the most packed week yet this fall season. After talking through our week in TV (Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, 30 for 30, Key and Peele, the Arrow pilot, Supernatural, the Nashville pilot, 30 Rock, the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiere, The Vampire Diaries premiere, the Beauty and the Beast pilots, Last Resort, Person of Interest, Grimm, Fringe, The Thick of It, The Amazing Race, Call the Midwife, The Good Wife, Dexter, Homeland, The Voice, Alphas, Revolution), we spotlight this week’s episode of Treme, “The Greatest Love”, and then welcome SOS and Slutty Lemon’s Cath Murphy to the DVD Shelf to help us take a look at British comedy The League of Gentlemen.
After last week’s pilotpalooza, things have quieted down a bit as we start to get a picture of what the fall network schedule will settle into. After looks at Wednesday’s Nashville and Chicago Fire pilots, we go through a full week in TV, including Ben and Kate, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Parenthood, 30 for 30, the Supernatural premiere, Key and Peele, the 30 Rock premiere, Parks and Rec, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Last Resort, Grimm, Fringe, The Amazing Race, Call the Midwife, The Good Wife, Treme, The Voice, Alphas, and Revolution, and we split the spotlight between Bob’s Burgers and Homeland, which both had great episodes this week. Then it’s over to the DVD Shelf, with Sound On Sight’s Amanda Williams joining us to look at the ever entertaining, ever irascible House.
Premiere season has begun and with it, the yearly deluge of series pilots and returns. It’s a mega-packed Televerse this week; we begin with a recap of our takes on several of the new pilots, which we discussed at greater length in our fall preview (Ben and Kate, The Mindy Project, Last Resort, Elementary, 666 Park Ave.), then take a quick look at the Emily Owens, M.D. pilot, which has been released online, and then we get into our week in TV. This week, along with a slew of new shows, several favorites have returned, and one reaches its fall finale. Our show list for this week is: New Girl, Vegas, Parenthood, The Neighbors, Key and Peele, Parks and Rec, Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Made in Jersey, Fringe, Doctor Who, The Thick of It, The Amazing Race, Bob’s Burgers, Call the Midwife, Treme, Homeland, The Voice, Alphas, and Revolution. Then, after spotlighting this week’s The Good Wife premiere, “I Fought the Law”, we welcome Josh Spiegel of Mousterpiece Cinema to the show to help us take a longer look at what has been a fantastic season three for Louie.