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.

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DVD Shelf: Justice League Unlimited with Les Chappell (2:24:07)

Our Week in Comedy
Kevin Can Wait premiere (9:18)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiere (14:47)
black-ish premiere (16:51)
The Good Place premiere (21:19)
Superstore premiere (25:21)
Documentary Now! (33:02)
premiere (33:02)
Graves premiere (36:23)
Survivor’s Remorse (43:22)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (44:53)

Our Week in Genre and Reality
Preview Westworld (1:00:28)
Agents of SHIELD premiere (1:07:12)
The Exorcist premiere (1:11:31)
68th Primetime Emmy Awards (1:16:29)
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (1:24:00)

Our Week in Drama
Bull premiere (1:36:13)
MacGyver premiere (1:47:49)
Halt and Catch Fire (1:54:54)
Queen Sugar (2:07:31)
Mr. Robot finale (2:11:06)

Music Featured: “It’s a Small World (After All)”, written by the Sherman Brothers; “Shut Up and Drive” by Rihanna; “Quanto è bello, quanto è cara” from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, performed by Luciano Pavarotti and the Metropolitan Opera; Justice League Unlimited Theme song

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