AFT #142: ‘The Leftovers’, ‘Wilfred’, ‘Finding Carter’, Rosie and ‘The View’, ‘Community’ and More

 
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We recorded this on Wednesday, before the Emmy nominations and the premieres ofExtant and The Bridge, mainly because Joel was going away the next day… then he wasn’t. So this is kind of a “lost” podcast, as we talk about not doing things that we actually ended up doing two days later, as well as these topics:

  • We start by talking about how bad Under the Dumb… er, Dome… still is, with Jason’s teenage son demonstrating that the show is written for kids 14 and younger. We also talk about why Halle Berry seems to be unenthused about promoting Extant (00:00 – 22:00),
  • Then we talk about the first couple of episodes of The Leftovers, and why its so damned dark (22:00 – 34:15),
  • Then we talked about the continuing weirdness of Wilfred in its final season (34:15 – 36:50),
  • We then discuss the premieres of two forgettable new summer shows, Reckless and Taxi Brooklyn (36:50 – 41:35),
  • Jason watched MTV’s Finding Carter, and he expresses frustration about how such a great concept was weighed down almost immediately by MTV-level teen angst (41:35 – 49:50),
  • Then we talk about the start of the TCA press tour and some of the issues and themes that will come up. For instance: who will speak for FOX now that Kevin Reilly is gone? We talk about FOX a little bit, especially the quick cancellation of the straight-to-series order of Hieroglyph. We also discuss yet again how the press tour needs to adapt to the times (49:50 – 1:08:10),
  • Then we discuss Sean Hayes joining The Millers, Rosie O’Donnell coming back to The View, and the Amazon deal CBS made for the show Zoo (1:08:10 – 1:17:10),
  • Finally, we talk about the Yahoo deal to air the sixth season of Community (1:17:10 – 1:25:22).

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