Fall network premiere week is here! Or at least, the first of several waves of fall premieres has hit, making for a marathon session of the podcast. First up, Noel and Kate talk through a full week in TV, including looks at the premieres of Kevin Can Wait, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, black-ish, The Good Place, Superstore, Easy, and Graves, and a discussion of the role of comedians and entertainers in the current election cycle, prompted by Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s segment on NBC and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’s treatment of Donald Trump. Next up are the genre and reality offerings, including a preview of Westworld, the Agents of SHIELD and The Exorcist premieres, the Emmy Awards, and a contentious RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Then we move over to the dramas, including a rant from Kate on the Bull premiere and looks at the MacGyver premiere, a stylish Halt and Catch Fire, another strong Queen Sugar, and the much-anticipated Mr. Robot finale. Afterward, friend of the show and The A.V. Club contributor Les Chappell returns to the DVD Shelf to discuss the popular animated superhero sequel, Justice League Unlimited.
The network premieres may not quite be here (for the most part), but there are still plenty of new shows to discuss on this week’s podcast. First, Noel and Kate dive in with the comedies, including the premieres of High Maintenance, Fleabag, Son of Zorn, and Documentary Now!. Then we talk a little reality, namely RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, before heading over to the genre and drama entries, including the premiere of Quarry and the occasionally operatic finale of BrainDead, as well as an emotional Halt and Catch Fire. Afterward, we head to the DVD Shelf and welcome on author SB Swartz to discuss the infectiously fun Canadian genre gem, Lost Girl.
Having survived last week’s 2016 Fall TV Preview, Noel and Kate are back to their usual schedule for this week’s podcast. First up, we look at a premiere-filled week in TV, starting with comedy and reality, including the Atlanta, Better Things, and One Mississippi premieres, the Difficult People finale, and of course, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Then we head over to our week in genre and drama, including the Queen Sugar premiere, another fun BrainDead, and another delightful Pearl-centric Steven Universe. Afterward, professor and writer Dr. Elizabeth Bridges joins us on the podcast to look at the promising first season of SyFy’s genre Western Wynonna Earp.
With the network premieres right around the corner, it’s time for our fall TV preview. First, however, Noel and Kate talk through a lighter week in TV, including the premiere of You’re the Worst, catchups with Survivor’s Remorse and The A Word, new installments of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and Steven Universe, and the finales of The Night Of and Greenleaf. Afterward, it’s fall preview time, and Kate and Noel dive in with the rest of the calendar year’s currently scheduled TV offerings. Going day by day, the duo list off the current return dates for shows premiering in the next three months and dive in more fully with the new series debuting this fall that they’ve already been able to get a look at. Take a listen, then chime in below with the shows you’re most interested in this fall, both new and returning favorites.