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240: Proposing A Toast To Whiskey Cavalier

1:30:54 | Feb 27th

Does Whiskey Cavalier seem familiar? And is it because ABC is trying to clone Castleagain, some more? That's returning guest Kathryn VanArendonk's theory, and the regulars are inclined to agree -- but we also agree that, although the new spy drama is...Show More

239: Telling The Truth About Documentary Now!

1:25:02 | Feb 20th

IFC's parody series Documentary Now! is back for its third season with six new spoofs of noteworthy docs, starting with Wild Wild Country (here reimagined as Batsh*t Valley). Is it still as note-perfect as its first two seasons have been? Molly Lambe...Show More

238: Should You Chase White Dragon?

2:02:18 | Feb 13th

Amazon's import from ITV, White Dragon, is about a life and marriage that isn't what it seemed...and unfortunately, that's a meta comment on the show, because it seemed good, but was not. Allison Lowe Huff returns to discuss the show's first dumb, th...Show More

237: Is Russian Doll To Die For?

1:30:42 | Feb 6th

Just in time for Groundhog Day, Netflix has released Russian Doll, in which Natasha Lyonne's Nadia keeps dying and being resurrected into the bathroom at her birthday party. Joining us to discuss is first-time guest/New York Times TV critic James Pon...Show More

236: Is The Other Two Number One In Our Hearts?

1:53:02 | Jan 30th

Comedy Central's new..."sibcom"?, The Other Two, follows the (usually falling) fortunes of Cary and Brooke when their 13-year-old brother becomes an overnight internet sensation, and enduring internet sensation Joe Reid is back to talk about the litt...Show More

235: Getting In A New York State Of Mind-Altering Substances With Black Monday and High Maintenance

1:47:42 | Jan 23rd

Showtime has tried something new with a sitcom project: hired a creator who's actually good at making funny shows! So we're seeing how well this strategy is working with a discussion of David "Happy Endings" Caspe's new '80s Wall Street sitcom Black ...Show More

234: Probing A Rebooted Roswell, New Mexico

1:22:10 | Jan 16th

Yet another reboot of a '90s WB "classic" has hit the earth in Roswell, a "reimagining" of Roswell -- and we were very lucky that the TWoP recapper of that "fine" original, Dan Blau Rogge, could join us to wonder who the new version is for, why the c...Show More

233: Suiting Up For Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club And The Masked Singer

1:54:37 | Jan 9th

A new year has dawned, and with it two buzzy new reality shows: MTV's Vanderpump Rules-alike Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club, and Fox's Korean import, The Masked Singer. To join us in discussing any complicated feelings we may have had about them, we've i...Show More

232: New Year, New Batch Of FMK Matchups

1:13:50 | Jan 2nd

Happy new year! It may comfort you to know that we did not resolve to be less ridiculous in 2019, which is how we have brought you another very special all-FMK episode -- this time, also implicating Nick Rheinwald-Jones. How did your FMK submissions ...Show More

231: Deck The Halls With The RuPaul's Drag Race And Nailed It! Holiday Specials

1:51:03 | Dec 19th, 2018

'Tis the season to be...janky? Not for us -- we got a top-of-the-line guest, Kevin P. O'Keeffe, to join us -- but janky is Nailed It!'s specialty, and we're here for their melty, slapped-up brand of holiday cheer, including the joy Jacques brings to ...Show More

230: Grabbing Our Mics For Season 2 Of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

1:40:16 | Dec 12th, 2018

Here's hoping you rested your ears over Thanksgiving, because they're getting battered by Season 2 of Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Sherman-Palladino superfan Nick Rheinwald-Jones is returning to discuss whether it killed or bombed. Around ...Show More

229: The Christmas-Creep TV Forcening

42:16 | Dec 5th, 2018

It's just the three of us for our EHG "holiday episode" -- a meditation on the theme of Christmas creep. And yeah, they DO start playing carols in the mall on, like, November 2 these days...but that's not exactly the definition "creep" that became ce...Show More

228: Making A Break For It With Escape At Dannemora

2:01:03 | Nov 28th, 2018

About This Episode Resident upstate...er, resident Kim Reed is back to talk about Ben Stiller-directed drama/thriller/Shawshank aspirant Escape At Dannemora. We discuss everything from accents to wardrobe to pacing to whether trying to recreate '70...Show More

227: Getting High On Narcos: Mexico

1:26:32 | Nov 21st, 2018

Netflix's Narcos has moved to a new time period and a new location with the spinoff Narcos: Mexico, and Maggie Serota has joined us to talk about what's changed as our attention turns from Colombian cartels to ones closer to a certain famous border. ...Show More

226: Talking Through Our Memories Of Homecoming

1:50:16 | Nov 14th, 2018

As Amazon brings the scripted podcast Homecoming to TV in an adaptation starring Julia Roberts -- apparently she's done some films? -- we welcome Mark Lisanti to talk about its music, its colour scheme, and how engrossing we found its conspiracy thri...Show More

225: House Of Cards Season 6 Faces The Nation

1:38:28 | Nov 7th, 2018

Netflix's political potboiler returned last weekend -- without its former linchpin in the Frank Underwood role. WE returned with first-time guest Kathryn VanArendonk to talk about whether this is the one Netflix-original season that actually felt too...Show More

224: Getting Spellbound By Charmed And Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

1:20:27 | Oct 31st, 2018

With Hallowe'en upon us, we decided to take a look at this season's two witch remakes: The CW's Charmed, and Netflix's Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. Eve Batey joins us to discuss whether they put a spell on us, or if we wished we could burn them at...Show More

223: Life After Roseanne On The Conners

1:26:49 | Oct 24th, 2018

The Conners debuted last week, sans its controversial founder -- and Sarah Baker made HER EHG debut to talk about everything from how the show handled "Roseanne"'s death to the healing properties of Goodman and Metcalf to whether we'll keep watching ...Show More

222: Going Through Changes With Big Mouth

1:48:51 | Oct 10th, 2018

Big Mouth has returned to Netflix for a second season of monstrous puberty (and puberty monsters), and Joe Reid is joining us to talk about the various sweaty humiliations that come with it! Around The Dial takes us to America To Me, Maniac, Chuck, a...Show More

A Million Little Things: This Is (-n't For) Us

1:30:36 | Oct 3rd, 2018

When the most exciting thing about a new show is the moment David T. Cole rechristens it Men Of A Certain Beige, you know you've got problems...but returning guest Jeb Lund soldiered bravely through our grumpy discussion of ABC's attempt to throw Thi...Show More

Saying Aloha To A New Magnum, P.I.

2:04:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

After the successes of its Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver remakes, CBS has turned west -- way west -- to bring Thomas Magnum to a new generation. Did it work? We invited Stephen J. Skelton and Todd Robert Anderson, co-hosts of the Film Pigs podcast and d...Show More

220: Saying Aloha To A New Magnum, P.I.

2:08:45 | Sep 26th, 2018

After the successes of its Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver remakes, CBS has turned west -- way west -- to bring Thomas Magnum to a new generation. Did it work? We invited Stephen J. Skelton and Todd Robert Anderson, co-hosts of the Film Pigs podcast and d...Show More

219: Saddle Up A New Season Of BoJack Horseman

1:37:03 | Sep 19th, 2018

BoJack Horseman dropped another season last weekend -- along with practically every other streaming show, but this simultaneously hilarious, dirty, and dark animated dramedy is the one we chose to discuss, along with the correct amount of Todd; backg...Show More

Saddle Up A New Season Of BoJack Horseman

1:32:18 | Sep 19th, 2018

BoJack Horseman dropped another season last weekend -- along with practically every other streaming show, but this simultaneously hilarious, dirty, and dark animated dramedy is the one we chose to discuss, along with the correct amount of Todd; backg...Show More

218: Getting Into A Pickle With Kidding

1:15:05 | Sep 12th, 2018

Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry have re-teamed, for the first time since Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, on Kidding, the story of a children's TV host dealing with grief; Rolling Stone's Chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall returns to talk about it (an...Show More

217: You Don't Know Jack Ryan

1:53:08 | Sep 5th, 2018

Tom Clancy's foxy CIA nerd is back in John Krasinski form for Amazon's new series, and first-time guests and ATX Festival poohbahs Cait and Emily joined us to talk about its problematic politics, whether the TV-scape needs another Homeland, why Krasi...Show More

216: Will You Be Enchanted By Disenchantment?

1:18:51 | Aug 29th, 2018

Matt Groening and a passel of ex-Futurama writers have brought Netflix a new animated sitcom set in a fantastical world with elves and personal demons and the like, but did we find Disenchantmentenchanting? Omar Gallaga returns to join our discussion...Show More

215: Regarding Better Call Saul's Fourth Season

1:44:11 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Better Call Saul came back for its fourth season a few weeks ago, and Will Leitch came back to discuss what's transpired so far: the deliberate pace, the subplots we don't care as much about (sorry, Nacho), the forecast for Mesa Verde's plans for mar...Show More

214: Should You Get Initiated Into Lodge 49?

2:02:02 | Aug 15th, 2018

AMC's newest drama is Lodge 49, the story of a dirtbag ex-surfer mysteriously drawn to a Long Beach fraternal order; does it deserve its Better Call Saul lead-in? Surf fiction fan Adam Sternbergh returns to talk about it! Around The Dial takes us thr...Show More

213: Does Making It Work?

1:56:35 | Aug 1st, 2018

What's not to love about a crafting competition show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman? Wellll, Linda Holmes and the regulars could think of a few things, but our nitpicks stem almost entirely from liking the show and wanting it to be its best,...Show More

212: Scaling The Walls Of Castle Rock

1:42:03 | Jul 25th, 2018

Hulu's latest original series, Castle Rock, is inspired by the works of Stephen King -- but is the resulting series Stephen Kingdom Hearts? Deadspin editor, Dave And Jeb Aren't Mean co-host, and spouse of a Maine native David Roth makes his début to ...Show More

211: Looking For Signs Of Life On In Search Of

1:25:26 | Jul 18th, 2018

Rebooting a show hosted by original Spock with the new Spock may have seemed...logical, but the summer-weight EHG panel didn't think much of the new In Search Of, which is perhaps a casualty of the internet, and definitely suffers from not committing...Show More

210: Journeying To The Outpost

1:28:05 | Jul 11th, 2018

Even in 2018, the summer TV season isn't all prestigious limited series and Emmy contenders: there's still misbegotten syndication-quality sci-fantasy stuff like The CW's overseas-Syfy import The Outpost! We stretched the bounds of Monty Ashley's pat...Show More

209: Does Detroiters S2 Get A Yes In The Room?

1:47:08 | Jun 27th, 2018

The second season of Detroiters started last week, and new guest Josh Gondelman joins us to talk about why it's so great, and why it should be better known: the crack timing, the considered use of Tim Meadows in his lower "gear," and the things it ge...Show More

208: Going Off-Script To Talk About Summer Reality Premieres

1:24:27 | Jun 20th, 2018

While some prestigious shows do find berths on summer schedules, it's also still a dumping ground for C-list reality shows -- and for you, we welcomed back Jeff Drake...and made him join us in suffering through five premieres from the past week. In w...Show More

207: Getting Our Claws Into Season 2

1:19:09 | Jun 13th, 2018

Season 2 of Claws is underway on TNT, and Jeb Lund returns to talk about everything from yummy visuals to tonal whiplash to Franka Potente's Rrrrrrussian accent. We're also going Around The Dial with an ATX Festival round-up, David Cassidy: The Last ...Show More

206: Stopping To Smell The Roses On The Bachelorette

1:38:02 | Jun 6th, 2018

It's time already for another Bachelor washout to take her turn as a chooser of men on a new season of The Bachelorette, and Diablo Cody, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who also happens to be a citizen of Bachelor Nation, is joining us to discuss the...Show More

205: On The Record With The Fourth Estate

1:53:02 | May 30th, 2018

Our esteemed colleague and Star Trek fantasy-draft star Mo Ryan returns to the podcast to talk about Liz Garbus's four-part New York Times documentary, The Fourth Estate, and the various frustrations we all had with both the documentary itself; its s...Show More

204: Counting Down 13 Reasons Why

1:26:53 | May 23rd, 2018

As Netflix gives us another installment of 13 Reasons Why (and we get why they wouldn't call it 13 More Reasons Why, but...come on), our dear friend Joe Reid returns to dig into the sophomore season that has dramatically divided TV critics. Around Th...Show More

203: Patrick Melrose Is Best In Small Doses

1:06:21 | May 16th, 2018

We hope Nick Rheinwald-Jones won't hold it against us that we invited him back to discuss Patrick Melrose, the Cinnamon Toastencrunch vanity proje-- er, "Benedict Cumberbatch-starring miniseries based on the St. Aubyn novel series." Because y'all, we...Show More

202: Having A Bunch Of Different Kinds Of Balls With Dancing With The Stars: Athletes

1:57:27 | May 9th, 2018

Will Leitch is a renowned sports journalist, so did we have him on to talk about 30 For 30 or something similarly thoughtful and incisive about the world of athletics? No, he's joining us to talk about the very special all-athletes season of Dancing ...Show More

201: Now Re-Entering Westworld

1:25:44 | Apr 25th, 2018

As HBO's obsession-inducing dystopia returns for a second season, Eve Batey also returns to discuss reflections on capitalism; college-dorm philosophizing; why wigs are still shite in the future; and whether Ed Harris is using a stunt double. Eve cla...Show More

200: Finding Our Way Through Lost In Space

1:47:28 | Apr 18th, 2018

Netflix having successfully adapted House Of Cards (*********) and remade One Day At A Time, it's reached back into the archives of classic TV to bring us an all-new take on Lost In Space -- and new guest Jeb Lund is here to talk about all the Robins...Show More

199: Does The Howards End Justify The Means?

1:27:29 | Apr 11th, 2018

Buzzfeed's Doree Shafrir joins the panel this week for the latest filmed take on E.M. Forster's Howards End, and while we liked some things -- the casting; the memories of Witches Of East Endoccasioned by Julia Ormond -- not everything about the new ...Show More

198: Gathering The Comrades For The Americans

1:37:57 | Apr 4th, 2018

The Americans is wrapping up its spy mission in the U.S., and You're The Worst creator Stephen Falk has crammed his viewing of the previous two seasons to prepare for our discussion of the Season 6 premiere! Around The Dial takes us through Alex, Inc...Show More

197: Should Silicon Valley Get Another Round Of Funding?

1:53:35 | Mar 28th, 2018

Silicon Valley returns for its fifth season on HBO, and a Who Weekly podcast host returns to the panel -- this time, Jezebel's Bobby Finger, and we're all wondering how much battery the show has left. How many times can it repeat the same cycles? How...Show More

196: Raising Our Voices On Rise

1:32:21 | Mar 21st, 2018

NBC having lined up the showrunner from Friday Night Lights, a producer of Hamilton, and the former Ted Mosby for a weekly drama series about a high school putting on a musical, it was made very clear to us that we had better not think of having any ...Show More

195: Hitting The High Points Of Jessica Jones Season 2

1:47:17 | Mar 14th, 2018

S2 of Netflix Marvel anti-heroine joint Jessica Jones was a long time coming -- and unfortunately it took a long time to get going. Kotaku's Kirk Hamilton joins the panel to discuss the absence of Kilgrave malice, whether thirteen episodes is five to...Show More

194: Filling Our Plates With MasterChef Junior

1:17:21 | Mar 8th, 2018

It's time once again for Gordon Ramsay to take a break from screaming at adults and spend a few weeks gently critiquing kids: that's right, MasterChef Junior is back for Season 6. To talk about the premiere, we welcome first-time guest Lindsey Weber ...Show More

🔥 193: UnREAL Season 3 Tries To Make A Connection

1:39:06 | Feb 28th, 2018

After a literal car wreck of a second season, UnREAL is finally pulling back the curtain again on fictional dating show The Suitor -- and grown-ish writer Kara Brown pulled up a guesting chair for the first time to help us unpack the show's issues, s...Show More

🔥 192: Booting Up Our Powerbooks For The '90s Dramedy Everything Sucks

1:21:23 | Feb 21st, 2018

Netflix has a new period drama, set in the '90s, called Everything Sucks. Where does it fall on the spectrum of Stranger Things to Freaks And Geeks? We've asked true '90s kid Stephanie Green to join us and break it down. Around The Dial takes us to C...Show More

🔥 191: A Meditation On Here & Now At Exactly 11:11

1:47:27 | Feb 14th, 2018

It's an EHG reunion! Too bad it's for Here & Now, Alan Ball's new HBO show, and while Tara and Sarah couldn't make it past the pilot, Joe had some additional insights on the existential crises (and Jim Carrey-an supernatural twists) of a Portland ble...Show More

🔥 190: Taking Notes On A.P. Bio

1:35:21 | Feb 7th, 2018

As NBC leads us into the Olympics with a sneak peek of its new sitcom A.P. Bio, we call on Monty Ashley (get it) to discuss whether it should have been held back. Around The Dial takes us to 2 Dope Queens, Dragula, Intervention, Altered Carbon, and T...Show More

🔥 189: Taking It One Day At A Time

1:32:23 | Feb 1st, 2018

Season 2 of the updated One Day At A Time dropped last weekend, and we talked with Kim Reed about the fine balance between sitcommy and touching; how the two finales stacked up; and whether we'd keep watching if Rita Moreno leaves the show. We went a...Show More

🔥 188: Does High Maintenance's Second Season Deliver A High?

1:26:24 | Jan 25th, 2018

High Maintenance is back on HBO, and John Ramos is also back to talk about the adventures of The Guy in marijuana-delivery-land; whether the show's too New York-y to be relatable, or warm-hearted enough to have broad appeal; and what exactly happened...Show More

🌶 Sympathy For The Devil

05:07 | Jan 18th, 2018

There are villains or evil cabals, from TV shows, for whom/which we've always had sympathy. Maybe "evil" is subjective, or maybe some "villainous" plans have their bases in good sense social policy! HEAR US OUT: today we're trying to convince the EHG...Show More

🔥 187: Doubling Our Fun With Counterpart

1:33:40 | Jan 17th, 2018

As we count down to the official premiere of Starz's previously sneak-peeked new J.K. Simmons vehicle Counterpart, Eve Batey and Tim Ehhalt join us to discuss all the twists, turns, and...twins? Around The Dial takes us to new series Alone Together a...Show More

🌶 Surviving The Good Place

04:25 | Jan 16th, 2018

We recently pondered what it would be like for a TV show's entire cast of characters to be sent to The Good Place for their sins. But deangirl has a fresh variation: which single character from another show should go there, and which of his or her sp...Show More

🌶 Phone A Friend

03:31 | Jan 15th, 2018

No one ever plans to get arrested, but crises do, on occasion, arise, and it's not impossible that your friendly podcast hosts might, someday, find themselves in police custody. It is impossible for us each to use our one phone call to contact a TV p...Show More

🌶 Reliving Larson

06:37 | Jan 12th, 2018

We all know and can never forget that the great Glen A. Larson brought us NightMan -- but it's also important to remember the countless other works of TV genius he brought us. In this Mini, we're pondering which items from Larson's extensive CV we'd ...Show More

🌶 On The Money

05:15 | Jan 11th, 2018

The topic of which famous faces deserve to be immortalized on legal tender is a fraught one, but why focus on notable figures from history when we could be looking at our small screens? In this Mini, we're each choosing which TV characters or persona...Show More

🔥 186: Now Boarding L.A. To Vegas

1:17:02 | Jan 10th, 2018

A new year means new sitcoms, and Spotted Dick/seasoned business traveler Adam Grosswirth is joining us to discuss one in particular: Fox's budget-airline-com L.A. To Vegas! We debate whether Dave Will Hate Ridley Scott's new TV project The Terror, b...Show More

🌶 Networkworth

08:37 | Jan 9th, 2018

Dave asked us to rank a list of networks from least to most essential. The networks included -- and our varying rationales for putting Hulu where we did -- might surprise you! That CBS performs poorly will probably not.

🌶 An Inter-Series Affair To Remember

03:33 | Jan 8th, 2018

Nick tasked us with picking TV characters in bad or unsatisfying relationships -- or merely ones we don't approve of or care for -- and choosing a character from a different show for him or her to have an affair with. We also picked cool or sexy (or,...Show More

🌶 The East Wing

05:59 | Jan 5th, 2018

Sarah D. Bunting wanted an American First Lady to get the <em>The Crown</em> treatment. Which one? Why? Who plays her, and a handful of others around her (her husband, the cabinet, generals, etc.)? Featuring some interesting historical context from D...Show More

🌶 Pyjama Jam

04:23 | Jan 4th, 2018

Tara Ariano announced that we're throwing slumber parties. Which four TV character/personalities are we inviting to be your guests and why? What prank are you pulling on the first one to fall asleep?

🔥 185: Reflecting On A New Season Of Black Mirror

1:40:33 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Happy new year! And...unhappy near-future narratives, as Nick returns to discuss the fourth season of Black Mirror. We all ranked the episodes from our least to most favorite, and discussed what worked (Star Trek neckbeard vengeance; "San Junipero" w...Show More

🔥 184: O Canon-baum, O Canon-baum

1:03:51 | Dec 27th, 2017

What's under the Extra Hot Great tree today in this winter-holiday all-Canon episode? First up is Supernatural's fifth-season "Changing Channels," a TV trope send-up with a couple of Buntnip elements the submitter hopes will guarantee a vote from Sar...Show More

🌶 TV Secret Santa

04:17 | Dec 22nd, 2017

You've been entered into an all-TV Secret Santa draw. Whose name do you hope to pick and what would you get him/her? Who do you hope gets you?

🌶 Box Humbug

04:33 | Dec 21st, 2017

Which TV character or personality most needs to get Christmas Caroled? Who would play each of their ghosts?

🔥 183: The Extra Hot Great Besties

46:31 | Dec 20th, 2017

Heading into Christmas, we decided to do our most positive episode ever: offering up our "Best"s in categories selected by listeners like you! What's the best show to watch when you're sick? What's the best fake website from a TV show? What's the bes...Show More

🌶 Big Screen To Small Screen 2017

05:03 | Dec 19th, 2017

Which 2017 movies would we most like to see adapted as TV series?

🌶 Fan Mail

03:15 | Dec 18th, 2017

Like Tabasco sauce for Roswell or Subway sandwiches for Chuck, which product would we suggest fans mail to TV networks to protest particular shows' cancellation?

🌶 Showtime, Synergy!

05:14 | Dec 15th, 2017

Since being bought by Disney, ABC has a long tradition of making its shows set episodes at Disney World, but last week branched out into a thrilling new area of corporate synergy by making a whole episode of Speechless revolve around Star Wars: The L...Show More

🌶 Once Upon A Williamson

04:17 | Dec 14th, 2017

Kevin "Dawson's Creek" Williamson is getting his own chance to create a TV series that's a "dark" take on fairy tales. We're casting it with Creekstars!

🔥 182: Curtsying To The Crown

2:01:31 | Dec 13th, 2017

We couldn't decide which was the week's most important TV premiere -- the second season of Netflix's QEII drama The Crown, or Syfy's dark Chris Meloni comedy Happy! -- so we decided to cover both! Joining us from Go Fug Yourself are our official purv...Show More

🌶 Dressed In Holiday Style

04:21 | Dec 12th, 2017

Tara wondered which TV character or personality we'd most like to go holiday shopping with. Sarah hoped to get some What Not To Wear gossip, but Jim had all his bases covered with Lana Kane.

🌶 Drunk History: TV Episode Edition

04:39 | Dec 11th, 2017

Suley wondered which episode of TV we'd like Drunk History to re-enact. "Who would narrate? Would any guest stars be called in to play certain parts? Are there a few choice pieces of misremembered dialogue you hope makes it into your show?" And does ...Show More

🌶 Costumes By Lisa Frank

03:04 | Dec 8th, 2017

Tara theorizes that Lisa Frank wants to branch out from school supplies to costuming TV series. Which show's cast most needs a psychedelic unicorn makeover?

🌶 Plan Beatriz

03:10 | Dec 7th, 2017

Dan Cassino's Extra Credit asked us to recast a character from a classic or contemporary show with Stephanie Beatriz playing the role instead, and how the show would change. Stephanie Beatriz as the Fonz? As a tailie on <em>Lost</em>? And which two p...Show More

🔥 181: The Quest To Care About Knightfall

1:41:07 | Dec 6th, 2017

Jim Durr joined us for the first time (on this pod, anyway) to talk about Knightfall, the new medieval drama on History, and while all its trebuchets, extreme helmet cams, and campy popes can't quitemake us care whether they ever track down that crus...Show More

🔥 180: Bundle Up For A Wintry Round Of TV Forcenings

52:23 | Nov 29th, 2017

Daniel MacEachern visits from the Two Spotted Dicks podcast to join Dave and Tara for a special winter-themed all-TV forcening episode of the Extra Hot Great podcast! Whose picks are cool and who would have preferred being left on an ice floe? Listen...Show More

🔥 179: Give Thanks For Another All-FMK Episode Of Extra Hot Great

1:49:15 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Kevin O'Keeffe and Kim Reed join us as we head into America's favourite eating holiday by gorging on more than two dozen FMK matchups! It's gonna rock you!

🌶 Replace BLANK

03:40 | Nov 21st, 2017

Which shows would we improve by replacing an opening credit actor with Charles Nelson Reilly and his scarves?

🌶 Watson After Dark

03:35 | Nov 20th, 2017

Which late-night hosts should add Watson to their shows as a sidekick?

🌶 Future-Crime-o-Rama

03:40 | Nov 17th, 2017

In the manner of Century City (or Dave's beloved Almost Human), which current procedurals would we like to see set in the future?

🌶 Getting Called Up From The Minors

04:26 | Nov 16th, 2017

Which TV series leads would we trade for more time with their shows' minor characters?

🔥 178: Wigging Out With The Trixie & Katya Show

1:37:07 | Nov 15th, 2017

Two ex-contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race see their web series graduate to a half-hour weekly comedy show on Viceland, so Mark Blankenship is here to help us spill the tea on The Trixie & Katya Show! Around The Dial spins to the series finale of The...Show More

🌶 Snack Time!

03:36 | Nov 14th, 2017

Inspired by the Will & Grace & Kevin & Tara podcast ep about Debra Messing's Instagrammed cucumber snack (and Suley's request), we chose TV characters we hoped would(...n't) photograph their food and reveal their true essences.

🌶 We, Ourselves, And Us

04:39 | Nov 13th, 2017

@RottenRiah suggested we cast current actors as our older and younger selves in the spirit of Me, Myself and I...Weeeeslehhhhhh.

🌶 The Great Fictional Bake Off

03:55 | Nov 10th, 2017

@Ann_Margrock tasked us with placing any show's cast in a baking competition like GBBO. Who's a Star Baker and who cracks like the surface of a ginger snap?

🌶 Double Trouble

03:00 | Nov 9th, 2017

@lunabrd on Twitter asked which TV characters need evil twins, and how that would unfold.

🔥 177: Is SMILF A Problem Child?

1:43:01 | Nov 8th, 2017

Frankie Shaw's new Showtime sitcom about a single mom in South Boston shows some promise, but did it make most of the panel -- including guest Stephanie Early Green -- too uncomfortable too continue? We discussed that, cute TV toddlers, and protagoni...Show More

🌶 To Catch A Catfish

04:45 | Nov 7th, 2017

Which TV character is most likely to try catfishing? Which other TV character is he/she catfishing and how?

🌶 Munch Break

03:19 | Nov 6th, 2017

Det. John Munch is making a surprise guest appearance on a current show OUTSIDE the Law & Order-verse. What show and what's he doing?

🌶 Better Living Through Television

05:31 | Nov 3rd, 2017

What homemaking tip from a TV show do each of us actually use?

🌶 Was It Benson?

03:41 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Just to press on the bruise: if Robert Guillaume hadn't died last week, what guest-starring roles would we have cast him in?

🔥 176: Getting Locked Up With Alias Grace

1:29:19 | Nov 1st, 2017

As yet another Margaret Atwood novel gets a TV adaptation, Allison Lowe Huff and Extra Hot Game Time impresario Rob Hartmann join us to talk about Alias Grace, Netflix/CBC's period prison drama. Tara and Allison discuss whether Mike Rinder has become...Show More

🌶 Other Billies, Other Streets

04:05 | Oct 31st, 2017

Difficult People and American Horror Story mightmean Billy Eichner can't continue making Billy On The Street. What celebrities should take over with a show in his same style? And do they have to be named "Billy"?

🌶 The Live Jetsons

03:17 | Oct 30th, 2017

Robert Zemeckis is producing a live-action adaptation of The Jetsons for ABC. We're casting it from all over the dial.

🌶 Must Re-See TV

03:53 | Oct 28th, 2017

If Must See TV were being rebooted, which casts from current shows would we transplant into the '90s classics from NBC's Thursday-night line-up?

🌶 TV Time Machine

03:18 | Oct 27th, 2017

We're sending TV characters back (or forward) in time a la Outlander to be united with their soulmates from another show. If you had Felicity on your Predictable Buntsy Reference Bingo card, drinks are on you!

🔥 175: Does Too Funny To Fail Succeed?

1:35:03 | Oct 26th, 2017

Our esteemed colleague Jeff Drake is back -- and so is our esteemedest producer, David T. Cole -- to discuss Too Funny To Fail, Hulu's documentary on the much-anticipated The Dana Carvey Show and its ignominious end. After a Robin Williams-ectomy was...Show More

🌶 Crossing Over To The Good Place

03:20 | Oct 24th, 2017

In a sweeps stunt, the characters of a long-running show are all killed off, and put into a crossover with The Good Place. Which show? Which characters go to the real good/bad place? What ironic punishments get dished out?

🌶 Challenge Champs Vs. Fantasy Stars

04:55 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Next season, MTV's The Challenge is Champs vs. Stars, but the alleged "stars" are nobodies. We're choosing the actual stars (or characters) we'd like to see on The Challenge instead!

🌶 TV Girls Trip

03:35 | Oct 20th, 2017

We're each sending four TV moms on a road trip. Who's going, where do they go, and what mayhem happens when they get there?

🌶 Law & Order: Minor Crimes Unit

03:01 | Oct 20th, 2017

If Law & Order spun off a Minor Crimes Unit series, which episodes would we like to see?

🔥 174: Vote-A-Rama: It's Another All-Canon/Nonac Episode Of Extra Hot Great!

56:52 | Oct 19th, 2017

With Dave still in the field, we've invited Monty Ashley back for a very special episode. Will the "Michael's Gambit" episode of The Good Place and "Parker Gail's Location Is Everything" from Documentary Now! make it into The Canon? And will My So-Ca...Show More

🌶 The Neverending Stories

04:19 | Oct 17th, 2017

What are one-and-done books that should be extended past their endings in TV series like The Handmaid's Tale and The Leftovers?

🌶 Rob Lowe Does Your Show

03:08 | Oct 16th, 2017

Which of our TV opinions is so strong that we would consider ending or not even starting a friendship with anyone who didn't share them?

🌶 Pilot Project: White Famous

08:48 | Oct 13th, 2017

The Pilot Project considers whether SNL alumnus Jay Pharoah deserves to get papped for his new sitcom, White Famous!

🌶 Reasonable People Can't Disagree

03:33 | Oct 12th, 2017

Which of our TV opinions is so strong that we would consider ending or not even starting a friendship with anyone who didn't share them?

🔥 173: Soft-Soaping Dynasty's 2017 Reboot

1:09:36 | Oct 11th, 2017

In our first-ever EHG without David T. Cole, Tara and Sarah recruited Fug Girls Heather and Jessica to help them dissect the Dynasty reboot. Do the kids today care about these iconic characters? Should the show have gone to a streaming or premium-cab...Show More

🌶 Pilot Project: The Mayor

04:21 | Oct 3rd, 2017

The Pilot Project turns out the vote for ABC's new Daveed Diggs-backed sitcom, The Mayor!

🌶 Choose Your Own Robot Adventure

04:03 | Oct 2nd, 2017

We can create our own Westworld-style theme parks, based on any TV shows we want. Which shows do we choose for inspiration?

🌶 Pilot Project: 9JKL

05:15 | Sep 29th, 2017

Today's Pilot Project takes you to an open house on Mark Feuerstein's new comedy, 9JKL.

🌶 TV's Finest Are On Your Case

03:30 | Sep 28th, 2017

If we were victims of crimes, which TV cops would we want on the case?

🌶 Pilot Project: Respect Their Authority!

10:03 | Sep 27th, 2017

What do you need to know about The Brave, SEAL Team, and Wisdom Of The Crowd? Tara takes you through!

🔥 172: Getting A Forking Forkful Of The Good Place

1:48:46 | Sep 26th, 2017

As The Good Place's second season jumps off from its game-changing freshman finale, Kristen Bell expert John Ramos of the Go Pirates podcast on Veronica Mars returns to talk about how Good it actually is! Around The Dial stops at Broad City, Better T...Show More

🌶 Everyone's Expendable

05:03 | Sep 19th, 2017

If we kill off a lead/title character a la Vikings, which characters do we pick, how does the character die, and what does the show become?

🌶 Casts On The Mat

04:57 | Sep 18th, 2017

@tackylicious asked which show's cast we'd you like to see on TAR: Who wins, who cries, who eats horrifying traditional foods? And how would the panel do on the show?

🌶 News Before 11

03:31 | Sep 15th, 2017

@DJColinSick asked us to make a good show better by casting a real-life news anchor in a lead role. [raises arms] Lester Holt! 

🌶 Foreign Unfair

04:43 | Sep 14th, 2017

The Crazed Spruce wondered which not-yet-adapted shows from overseas should be brought to America next, and how we'd bungle them. 

🔥 171: The Orville Crashes And Burns

1:19:21 | Sep 13th, 2017

We're glad Omar Gallaga returned to Extra Hot Great; we just wish we hadn't inflicted Seth MacFarlane's limp and self-indulgent The Orville on him (and ourselves). Fortunately, things perked up a bit when we went around the dial with Outlander, The G...Show More

🔥 170: Staying Hooked On Narcos

1:23:29 | Sep 7th, 2017

Narcos reboots for a third season (minus Murphy, not that anyone's complaining), and first-time guest Melissa Locker joins us to discuss all the addictive action! We ask Will Dave Hate This? about ITV's new gladiator-cosplay competition Bromans. Arou...Show More

🌶 Gordon Lightfoot On My Cat From Hell

06:53 | Sep 5th, 2017

Gordon recaps and reviews the events of My Cat From Hell's episode on the infamous 911 cat of Portland who forced a family of three into their bedroom where they called 911 to save them. Along the way we learn somethings about Gordon including his st...Show More

🌶 Cameo Corpse

02:41 | Sep 4th, 2017

It's a time to kill in today's Mini as @summerdawn_05 asked which celebrity should die the next fictional death as him-/herself. Adios, Hoff. 

🌶 Baby Got Snack

04:29 | Sep 1st, 2017

@DonaldAmes asked us to make TV characters snacky like Rusty in Ocean's 11. We fed cops, criminals, and a duck. 

🌶 Appy Endings

04:57 | Aug 31st, 2017

@SalamanderBlue's right, apps shouldn't become TV shows...but if they do, we have suggestions for making them must-watches. 

🔥 169: TGIFF: Thank Goodness It's Friday Forcenings

1:42:16 | Aug 30th, 2017

Monty returns during the deadest week on the TV schedule, and Tara proposed a TV forcening that had us all pick episodes from the week's deadest night -- Friday -- for each other to watch. We caught up with House Hunters, searched for Bering Sea Gold...Show More

🔥 168: Getting Our Hands On The Defenders

1:21:27 | Aug 24th, 2017

Netflix's long-awaited Marvel team-up The Defenders arrives...but given how long it was awaited, why isn't it better? Our Two Spotted Dicks pal Adam Grosswirth joins us to discuss. Around The Dial stops at the Claws finale, Episodes, So You Think You...Show More

🌶 Say D'Oh To Drugs

04:55 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Which cartoon character is the worst "Just Say No" spokesperson?

🌶 TV's In For Summer

03:45 | Aug 21st, 2017

Take a break, shows: it's summer, and we're sending you on vacay.

🌶 Fantasy Casting For The Butthurt Bro

03:09 | Aug 18th, 2017

@mediathinkings asked us to recast current major characters as women, and imagine what misogynist fanboys might say on Twitter.

🌶 Game Of Cameos

04:35 | Aug 17th, 2017

Who's following Ed Sheeran and Noah Syndergaard for Game Of Thrones cameos? Please welcome...the Foothill!

🔥 167: We Say 'Good Night, Snuggles' On Our Epic All-FMK Episode

1:56:44 | Aug 16th, 2017

Tara and Dave returned from a brief vacay to the carnage of a Fuck/Marry/Kill round of Wagnerian length and scope. Robot cars, starship captains, streaming (ew) services, Debra Messing characters, Golden Girls, Dean Norris, Briscoe vs. Frisco...peopl...Show More

🔥 166: Drinking Bug Juice With Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

1:37:00 | Aug 9th, 2017

Netflix drops a sequel to its Wet Hot American Summer TV series, and Adam Sternbergh makes his long-awaited return to discuss whether it's as refreshing as an Otter Pop or disappointing as a melted S'More. Around The Dial brings us to USA's new limit...Show More

🌶 Titular Switcheroos

03:55 | Aug 8th, 2017

We reversed show titles to make better programming -- about hoops, furniture, and stormtroopers.

🌶 Mad Worlds

06:51 | Aug 7th, 2017

@fulhammmom asked what dystopian books should get serieseseses next. Tragically, Sarah's Richard-Dawson-hologram pitch is rejected.

🌶 Talking Talk

03:30 | Aug 4th, 2017

Who has the voice, experience, and non-Hardwickiness to be the next Chris Hardwick?

🌶 Getting Our Phil

03:50 | Aug 3rd, 2017

@lizcook asked what Hartman would be up to on currently airing shows, and great minds thought alike. (And so did ours.)

🔥 165: The Lowdown On The Lowe Files

1:07:12 | Aug 2nd, 2017

It's a double-date episode (aw) (barf) as Sarah D. Bunting's husband, Dan Brady, joins the panel to discuss the Lowe family's foray into the supernatural.

🌶 Fictional True Crime

04:05 | Aug 1st, 2017

What TV crime deserves the true-crime-docu treatment?

🌶 Field Trip

03:16 | Jul 31st, 2017

The Facts Of Life went to Paris that time -- what current shows should take field trips? Whither? And what should happen?

🌶 TV Mount Rushmore

03:23 | Jul 28th, 2017

Matthew Elmslie asked who we'd put on a TV Mount Rushmore. It's as American as television and apple pie!

🌶 TV Life Swap

04:52 | Jul 27th, 2017

Suley asked us to choose TV characters for our fellow panelists to swap lives with...and we were wrathful gods and goddesses.

🔥 164: A Quartet Of Summer TV Forcenings

1:43:43 | Jul 26th, 2017

Stephanie Green returns, and immediately regrets it when she finds out what Dave is going to make her watch. 

🔥 163: Shooting The Shit On The Game Of Thrones Poomiere

1:17:50 | Jul 19th, 2017

TV: The Book co-author and Law & Order Fantasy Draft winner Alan Sepinwall is back to talk about Season 7 of Game Of Thrones. Should the show be moving faster, plotwise? Who's going to end up "winning" when all is said and done? Which characters are ...Show More

🌶 Favourite TV Dance Moment

04:40 | Jul 18th, 2017

Which TV dance moments trip our light fantastic?

🌶 One Show At A Time

02:27 | Jul 17th, 2017

Which sitcoms of yesteryear should get updated like Netflix's One Day At A Time?

🌶 True Calling

02:53 | Jul 14th, 2017

Which podcast personalities should get their own starring TV vehicles?

🌶 Side Pocket

02:50 | Jul 13th, 2017

Which shows would we improve by switching out a human actor with a marsupial?

🔥 162: Plowing Through Snowfall

1:12:14 | Jul 12th, 2017

FX fills Fargo's time slot with Snowfall, John Singleton's drama series about the birth of crack, and Nick Rheinwald-Jones joins us to talk about it because he lives in Los Angeles and definitely NOT because he is a crackhead. Sarah explains why she'...Show More

🌶 Wet Hot American Funeral

04:23 | Jul 4th, 2017

Inspired by the Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later trailer, Tara Ariano tasked us with deleting characters from the franchise before the next "reunion," and replacing them with better ones.


02:37 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Will everyone pick Draper when Sarah D. Bunting asks about important TV Dons?

🌶 Procedural Prequel

03:31 | Jun 30th, 2017

PBS just debuted a prequel to Prime Suspect. What other beloved TV cops should follow Tennison into their own prequels?

🌶 M. Night Shyamalabbey

03:56 | Jun 29th, 2017

Suley Hussain challenged us to replace the end of Downton Abbey with an incredible Shyamalan-esque twist.

🔥 161: Settling Down With Playing House

1:30:01 | Jun 28th, 2017

Kim Reed joins us for a look at the new season, plus a Cheers Canon and a Dave-hate double dip! 

🌶 The Fictio-lorette

05:41 | Jun 27th, 2017

Which fictional female TV characters deserve to hand out roses as stars of The Bachelorette?

🌶 F**k It, We'll Do It Live

02:36 | Jun 26th, 2017

Which TV series would have the worst live episodes?

🌶 Last Will And Testament

02:52 | Jun 23rd, 2017

To which TV characters would we bequeath all our worldly possessions?

🌶 Animal Kingdom

03:14 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Which TV animals have made the most important contributions to their shows?

🔥 160: Scoring The Gong Show

1:42:54 | Jun 21st, 2017

ABC adds The Gong Show to its lineup of rebooted game and variety shows, and Jeff Drake joins us as we get out our scorecards to rate the results. Around The Dial clicks to Better Call Saul, Fargo, and 30 For 30, and includes an update on The Previou...Show More

🌶 Come On Down

03:24 | Jun 20th, 2017

Rob Hartmann remembered Cheers sending Cliff on Jeopardy! -- and asked us to do the same for current characters.

🌶 The TV Show At The End Of The Universe

02:50 | Jun 19th, 2017

@MatthewElmslie remembers that there used to be radio dramas, and now there aren't -- so there must have been a last one. What will the last TV show be?

🌶 What Name Is That Under?

02:43 | Jun 16th, 2017

Andrew Rabin wondered what current network-TV character names we'd use as aliases to make dinner reservations.

🌶 Deadliest Games

03:36 | Jun 15th, 2017

Rob Hartmann tasked us with adapting a game show to kill-happy fare like Game Of Thrones.

🔥 159: Does Claws Scratch An Itch?

1:50:30 | Jun 14th, 2017

Eve returns to the guest chair to discuss whether TNT can finally Claws its way into the prestige-TV discussion with a dramedy about a nail salon's dirty bidness. We went around the dial with OITNB, The Handmaid's Tale, stupid Bravo tricks, and iZomb...Show More

🌶 The Punisher

03:53 | Jun 13th, 2017

Which of our beloved TV characters do we want to see kicking the crap out of the ones we hate most?

🌶 Star Trek: 90210

03:16 | Jun 12th, 2017

Which Bev Niners would we add to the Star Trek universe?

🌶 North American Gods

05:11 | Jun 9th, 2017

Which local gods would we add to Starz's American Gods?

🌶 They Grow So Fast

02:41 | Jun 8th, 2017

How would we each explain why kids on TV seem to grow so fast?

🔥 158: Standing Up With I'm Dying Up Here

1:30:40 | Jun 7th, 2017

As I'm Dying Up Here, the series adaptation of a non-fiction book, premieres on Showtime, Omar Gallaga returns to talk about its portrayal of the L.A. comedy scene in the '70s (and precisely how awful its opening credits sequence actually is). Around...Show More

🌶 FMK 6: Six And The City

05:53 | Jun 6th, 2017

With a topic assist from @AlexPalombo, we Fucked, Married, and Killed everyone from Paul Lynde to Hoda Kotb.

🌶 Foster Families

03:25 | Jun 5th, 2017

@kimberlylhudson tasked us with rehoming the overlooked children of TV.

🌶 Special Guest Stars The Harlem Globetrotters

02:43 | Jun 2nd, 2017

@rontelltha asked which modern-day comedies needed a dose of the Harlem Globetrotters.

🌶 Messing Around The Dial

03:16 | Jun 1st, 2017

After Debra Messing's turn in Dirty Dancing, Tara Ariano felt other '80s movies needed her help with their remade-for-TV versions.

🔥 157: Should House Of Cards Fold Or Double Down?

1:41:05 | May 31st, 2017

First-time guest Roger Cormier joins the panel to talk about House Of Cards's fifth season, and whether real-life crazer news cycles have made the Underwoods' nutty machinations suffer by comparison. We discussed whether Dave will hate History's upco...Show More

🔥 156: Washing Ashore With Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

1:22:44 | May 24th, 2017

John Ramos joins us to talk about the third season! 

🌶 Where's The Nanny?

01:59 | May 23rd, 2017

@jpuckly demands answers to the disappearance of a key prequel player.

🌶 Bursting Out

02:08 | May 22nd, 2017

@saraslizabeth asked us to Alien up the shows of our choice.

🌶 Ticket To Ride Your Sister

03:02 | May 19th, 2017

@redMacGuffin asked what family-fun entertainments would become the next Low WInter Sun.

🌶 Important TV Presidents

03:56 | May 18th, 2017

Pottsy asked us for our most esteemed chief executives.

🔥 155: Is Anne With An E The Red-Headed Stepchild Of Reboots?

1:34:50 | May 17th, 2017

New guest and certified Canadian Alex Collins sits with the panel for a discussion of Netflix's "gritty" take on Canadian kiddie-lit classic Anne Of Green Gables, and how it fares compared with the Megan Follows classic of yesteryear. We went around ...Show More

🌶 Weird Questions Lightning Round

03:49 | May 16th, 2017

Answering a long list of questions in a short length of time!

🌶 Bizarre Host Triangle

05:32 | May 15th, 2017

Which game show/competitive reality hosts should trade shows?

🌶 Snapped Chat

03:00 | May 12th, 2017

Which TV wives should be on SNAPPED...because they killed their husbands?

🌶 Important TV Telephones

02:23 | May 11th, 2017

Which TV phones would we most like to pick up?

🌶 Liter-eh-ry Adaptations

03:59 | May 10th, 2017

Which works of Canadian literature should be adapted as TV series? 

🌶 RuPaul's '90s Race

03:08 | May 9th, 2017

Which '90s teen dramas should form the basis of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE challenges?

🌶 Purrtners

02:25 | May 8th, 2017

You've been gifted a pair of kittens you have to name after TV detectives (and Briscoe and Logan AND Bunk and McNulty are already taken). What names do you borrow?

🌶 Brother From Another Broadcaster

03:06 | May 5th, 2017

Which TV actors should let their characters do series switcheroos?

🌶 Que?

02:33 | May 4th, 2017

You need to brush up on your Spanish. Which TV character do you choose as your tutor?

🔥 154: Raising Consciousness With Dear White People

1:22:23 | May 3rd, 2017

With Netflix launching the series sequel to the 2014 film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, we welcome back Kim Reed to talk about how well the adaptation works. Around The Dial stops at the latest BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, Pop's reruns of ER, and Season 3 of BOSCH. Kim ...Show More

🌶 Lifestyle Choice

04:26 | May 2nd, 2017

Happy Endings writer Prentice Penny is "demystifying" the upscale life with a new show called Upscale With Prentice Penny. The panel is casting this (frankly off-putting, conceptually) show at Tara's request.

🌶 Disparity

06:10 | May 1st, 2017

John Connors asked which TV show had the biggest delta between its best episode ever, and its worst. Was the culprit SPAAAAAAACE!!!?

🌶 Getting Dragged

03:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

If we were drafted to compete next season on RuPaul's Drag Race, what would we be called? 

🌶 Blind Us With Science

04:33 | Apr 27th, 2017

With Geoffrey Rush playing Einstein in GENIUS, Tara asked the panel for the science stories we'd watch in miniseries form -- and who'd be involved.

🔥 153: The Handmaid's Tale Has Us Seeing Red

1:13:51 | Apr 26th, 2017

Tammy Everts joins us to discuss Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's all-too-relevant dystopian story, plus Oprah and a Nonac! 

🌶 The Forcening Returns: Dave Forces Sarah

08:56 | Apr 25th, 2017

Will Dave's Forcening assignment end Sarah's friendship with him?

🌶 The Forcening Returns: Tara Forces Dave

08:00 | Apr 24th, 2017

Which TV episode has Dave been sentenced to watch?

🌶 The Forcening Returns: Sarah Forces Tara

09:10 | Apr 21st, 2017

Which TV episode did Sarah assign Tara to enjoy (or endure)?

🌶 Other Tanks, Other Sharks

06:01 | Apr 20th, 2017

Which product categories deserve special attention in their own SHARK TANK spinoffs?

🌶 Re-Reunited

03:40 | Apr 19th, 2017

Which scripted shows should relive their seasons with reality-style reunion specials?

🌶 Okay, Who’s Going To Clean This Up?

01:45 | Apr 18th, 2017

Which TV figure are you going to call to deal with a mess?

🌶 Stardate 50 Years From Now

03:51 | Apr 17th, 2017

Which middlingly successful show of the present will be the STAR TREK-esque juggernaut of the future?

🌶 Citation Needed

07:38 | Apr 14th, 2017

Where do all our evergreen sound drops come from?

🌶 FMK V: The Final F-Tier

05:31 | Apr 13th, 2017

Who has the toughest question to answer as we go around the horn for another round of FMK?

🔥 152: If It Please The Court: Better Call Saul

1:30:27 | Apr 12th, 2017

As Better Call Saul returns for its third season, Jeff Drake joins us to discuss the slow-burning premiere (with a few peeks ahead at its showier second episode, shhhh). Around The Dial clicks through the series finale of Switched At Birth, Amazon's ...Show More

🌶 Kiss My Grits

02:13 | Apr 11th, 2017

Since the Anne Of Green Gables remake is supposedly "gritty," Greg French tasked us with gritting up other non-gritty fare.


04:09 | Apr 10th, 2017

@FlyingPawn tries to up the show's currently-stinky game by replacing the cast with fictional actors like Valerie Cherish.

🌶 Statecon

04:17 | Apr 7th, 2017

Eric asked us to apply Canadian-content statutes to American states.

🌶 I Didn’t Want To Hear That

02:31 | Apr 6th, 2017

Dave transplanted the panel onto the set of a TV show, and asked what one thing we dreaded hearing.

🔥 151: Spring Forward With Our Midseason Roundup!

1:45:55 | Apr 5th, 2017

Our esteemed colleague John returns for an overview of spring TV: the shows we can't wait to see or be reunited with; the shows we SHOULD be psyched about, but aren't; and the shows noooooobody should go anywhere near. We went around the dial with 13...Show More

🌶 American Game Show Story

03:58 | Apr 4th, 2017

If Ryan Murphy produced a game show, what would it be like?

🌶 Scoobs

03:04 | Apr 3rd, 2017

If the actual Scooby Gang ever made it to Buffy, how would that crossover go?

🌶 In Heavy Rotation

04:48 | Mar 31st, 2017

Which TV lines have permanent spots in our household lexicons?

🌶 Unsung Un-heroes

03:45 | Mar 30th, 2017

Which behind-the-scenes TV jobs should be featured in front of the camera?

🔥 150: Turning It Out For RuPaul's Drag Race

1:15:08 | Mar 29th, 2017

RuPaul's Drag Race has packed up all its wigs to move from LogoTV to VH1, and we welcome back our resident expert, Mark Blankenship, to talk about the Season 9 premiere! Around The Dial spins to HBO's documentary Rock And A Hard Place; the 29th seaso...Show More

🌶 March Madness

02:54 | Mar 28th, 2017

Creating shows around Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth (sometimes).

🌶 Showrunners

02:02 | Mar 27th, 2017

Dave asked us to mash to titles together to make all-new shows. Prequels ahoy! 

🌶 Life After Comedy

04:35 | Mar 24th, 2017

W. Kamau Bell has a CNN news show; Al Franken's a senator. Which other late-night hosts, past or present, would we relocate to new careers? 

🌶 Dracula On Ootlander

02:20 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Alan Sepinwall requested a review of Ootlandar by Dracula. Blaaah! 

🔥 149: Getting Punchy With Iron Fist

1:04:20 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Our esteemed colleague Chris is back to talk about Iron Fist, a show only he among the panel managed to get more than a couple episodes into -- and what exactly the show's problem is, from bad fights to worse accents. We went around the dial with Cat...Show More

🌶 Scratch and Sniff My Finger

03:23 | Mar 21st, 2017

Which new characters need to join the Strawberry Shortcake universe? 

🌶 Bonding

03:48 | Mar 20th, 2017

Which Bond stars should be cast (against type) in TV projects? 

🌶 Buffy Babies

02:46 | Mar 17th, 2017

Which Buffy supporting players should be the basis for kid-targeted spinoffs? 

🌶 Election Of The Century

06:46 | Mar 16th, 2017

With two different projects based on the presidential election headed to TV, which actors should be cast? 

🔥 148: Lining Up For Hip Hop Squares

1:21:07 | Mar 15th, 2017

As VH1 and Ice Cube breathe new life into an old game show format with Hip Hop Squares, Allison Lowe Huff returns to discuss whether circle got the square this time around. Around The Dial stops at Feud, Amazon's Ronja The Robber's Daughter, Samurai ...Show More

🌶 The EHG Employment Office Works With Dan Cortese

03:00 | Mar 14th, 2017

...Relax Dan Cortese. We've found you gigs on current shows. 

🌶 FMK IV: Georges, Star Trek & Twin Peaks

07:14 | Mar 13th, 2017

TV Georges, Twin Peaks foods, and Trek creatures all get the FMK treatment. Then WE all got therapy. 

🌶 Girls Off Film

04:43 | Mar 10th, 2017

With Girls headed off the air forever, Tara Ariano asked us to create star vehicles for the NON-Girls -- and banish one Girl from television forever. 

🌶 Fantastic Cartoons

03:26 | Mar 9th, 2017

Dan Cassino asked us to take a page from yesteryear's adaptations of sitcoms into kooky kartoons -- Happy Days with a time-traveling jukebox, for instance -- and make our own kid-friendly cartoons. 

🔥 147: We're Digging The Americans

1:16:06 | Mar 8th, 2017

But maybe not Paige? Nick Rheinwald-Jones returns to talk tradecraft, Mad Men, and comedy on TV. 

🌶 Camelots

04:47 | Mar 7th, 2017

Which stage musicals should be reinvented as non-musical TV series? 

🌶 What Channel Is Your TV Parachute On?

03:24 | Mar 6th, 2017

Which TV characters need to change careers, and what should they be doing instead? 

🌶 Elvis Has Not Left The Building

05:41 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Which musical superstars should be the subjects of bio-miniseries? 

🌶 Making An Enemy A TV Friend

03:49 | Mar 2nd, 2017

What TV vehicle could endear even your most hated performer to you? 

🌶 Splish Splash

03:29 | Mar 1st, 2017

...even if it's deadly! 

🌶 Gone To The Dogs

03:23 | Feb 28th, 2017

Eve asked the panel to restaff TV ad campaigns with canines. 

🌶 Behind The Masthead

05:45 | Feb 27th, 2017

From Dwell to the Times and beyond, the documentary series we'd like to see about magazines. 

🌶 FMK III: The Re-en-FMKening

05:57 | Feb 24th, 2017

The latest version of FMK gets weird(er). 

🔥 146: Big Little Lies Our Mothers Told Us

1:39:27 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Eve is back to talk about Big Little Lies, from Kidman's wig to good child actors to what we're hoping happens in the finale. Then Eve shared a Tiny Jane The Virgin triumph before we went around the dial with Homeland, The Good Fight, and First Time ...Show More

🌶 You Do Know Jack

03:22 | Feb 21st, 2017

Which is TV's best character named Jack? 

🌶 Maim A Character

03:53 | Feb 20th, 2017

How would TV shows improve if characters were maimed? 

🌶 Star Trek Into Ratings

02:39 | Feb 17th, 2017

How can we revamp CBS's new Star Trek series in a uniquely CBS-y way? 

🌶 American Folk Story

04:40 | Feb 16th, 2017

Which American folk stories would be good source material for TV series? 

🔥 145: Joining The Fight With The Walking Dead

1:39:44 | Feb 15th, 2017

AMC's return to the zombie apocalypse after a midseason hiatus has us bringing Omar back to talk Negan, King Ezekiel, and zombie dismemberment! The Blotter Presents a look at two Texas true crime stories before stops Around The Dial at Humans, Legion...Show More

🌶 By Poplar Demand

03:10 | Feb 14th, 2017

Dave wondered whether TV wood benefit from taking place in a log fortress, but maybe we should leaf well enough alone. 

🌶 On The Cheap

02:47 | Feb 13th, 2017

David T. Cole asked us for cheap show ideas. We gave him kittens and conspiracy theories. 

🌶 The Young Blank

03:38 | Feb 10th, 2017

We filled in the blanks on "The Young _____, starring ______." 

🌶 The Most Awesome Thing Kim Reed Saw On TV This Week

11:40 | Feb 9th, 2017

Mudfights, "Manley," and The Cinnamon Chicken Incident in today's Mini! 

🔥 144: Rising To The Challenge's 372nd Season

1:13:32 | Feb 8th, 2017

jk, it's 'only' Season 29 -- but will this round of innovations breathe new life into MTV's old warhorse? Kim Reed has thoughts! 

🌶 Second Dinner For Five

05:25 | Feb 7th, 2017

Who should headline a hypothetical Dinner For Five revival, and who should be its first guests?

🌶 Empathy For Shitheads

05:13 | Feb 6th, 2017

Which TV shows would be most useful in teaching empathy to viewers who lack it? 

🌶 My Hollywood Game Night Dream Team

04:28 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Which TV characters would we pick to make the ideal Hollywood Game Night lineup? 

🌶 A Riverdale Runs Through It

04:04 | Feb 2nd, 2017

To which sunny old shows would we give dark Riverdale-esque makeovers? 

🔥 143: Gingerly Broaching The Topic Of Riverdale

1:16:58 | Feb 1st, 2017

Leah Kwan joins us to talk about The CW's new Archie Comics adaptation! 

🌶 King Lear Rebooted

03:50 | Jan 31st, 2017

Rob Hartmann asked which Norman Lear shows we'd reboot now that One Day At A Time is such a hit. And then he stole the best idea! 

🌶 FMK II: The FMKening

04:20 | Jan 30th, 2017

On David T. Cole's orders, we chose which showrunners, concepts, and other TV stuff we'd Fuck, Marry, or Kill. 

🌶 Shrinkage

04:29 | Jan 27th, 2017

Greg isn't an Extra Credit crackpot; he just thinks that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would be way better as a 45-minute show -- and he's guessing we have other shows we see the same way. 

🌶 It’s A Tweeeeest!

03:53 | Jan 26th, 2017

Rob Hartmann's lesson from 2016: shocking twists can happen even in real life. How would we turn that against a current show? 

🔥 142: Does Hunted's Good Idea Make For Bad TV?

1:21:14 | Jan 25th, 2017

Monty Ashley on The Amazing Fugitive, home movies, podcasts, and more! 

🌶 You’ve Changed

03:11 | Jan 24th, 2017

How would today's TV characters change if they shared one attribute with a character formerly played by the same actor? 

🌶 Make The Apprentice Great Again

04:11 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Which politicians, dead or alive, should host a hypothetical new reboot of The Apprentice? 

🌶 Bring 'Em Back Alive

04:44 | Jan 20th, 2017

Which deceased actors would we revive, and where would we cast them? 

🌶 CMT A Show

04:31 | Jan 19th, 2017

Which on-the-bubble shows should move to CMT, and how will they change? 

🔥 141: Making Deductions About Sherlock

1:36:43 | Jan 18th, 2017

Nick Rheinwald-Jones returns to talk about what may be 'The Final Problem' for real. 

🌶 My So-Called Homeland

04:42 | Jan 17th, 2017

Just in time for Homeland's S6 premiere, we put Danes's breakout show's castmates on her current show. 

🌶 Reviving TGIF

04:51 | Jan 16th, 2017

Tara Ariano mourned the cancellation of Girl Meets World (...kind of?) by wondering which other TGIF fare deserved a sequel -- and how we'd update it. 

🌶 Drag Queen Adoptions

04:24 | Jan 13th, 2017

Alison Lynch whiled away the time before the RPDR premiere by tasking us with creating drag personae and mother for the actors of our choosing. 

🌶 Important TV Dancing

06:26 | Jan 12th, 2017

David T. Cole asked for our favorite examples of idiot-box boogie. 

🔥 140: Getting Our Nick-ers In A Twist Over The Bachelor

1:52:11 | Jan 11th, 2017

It's a new year for EHG, and a new journey for The Bachelor. Jeff Drake returns to talk about the special madness of Corinne, plus we pick our winners and wonder whether watching UnREAL has enhanced our experience of the original. The Blotter Present...Show More

🌶 Maybe Tomorrow

03:39 | Jan 9th, 2017

If we had to re-home our pets with TV characters, where would they go? 

🌶 Suddenly Canadian

03:53 | Jan 6th, 2017

How can we improve American shows by giving them some Canadian flavour? 

🌶 Grudging Acceptance

04:25 | Jan 5th, 2017

Which TV characters/shows/or other elements shouldn't work on us, yet somehow actually do? 

🌶 Closeted

03:07 | Jan 4th, 2017

Raiding TV characters' closets. 

🌶 Wig Cop Back On The Beat

05:11 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Wig Cop Tara Ariano comments on some of 2016's most notable TV hairpieces. 

🌶 Alan In All Da Shows

02:57 | Jan 2nd, 2017

In which TV shows should we deploy Alan Alda? 

🌶 The TV Cabinet

09:04 | Dec 30th, 2016

If we had to appoint Cabinet members from the population of TV characters, which would we choose? 

🌶 Naval Footwear With The Parents

03:28 | Dec 29th, 2016

A listener asks us for the best food and drink for binge-watching all three NCIS shoes. Was that a typo? Who's to say? We answered anyway! 

🌶 Secret Santa

03:43 | Dec 28th, 2016

What grudging gifts would we each give our most hated TV characters? 

🌶 Holiday Varieties

03:04 | Dec 27th, 2016

Which performer who hasn't already done one most needs to headline a holiday variety special? 

🌶 Santa Claus Is Coming To The Mall At Short Hills

03:24 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Tara Ariano wondered which characters should become mall Santas; nobody wondered about official Mall At Short Hills Santa protocol, but Sarah D. Bunting told us anyway. 

🌶 The Sum Of Their Parts

03:16 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Which limbs and organs should win awards? (We like big butts, and we cannot lie.) 

🌶 C'mon, Give Us A Try

05:16 | Dec 21st, 2016

@PSUKerry asked us which Degrassi character best represented each of us; we may have misunderstood the question, but we did our best! 

🔥 139: Who's The King Of The Man In The High Castle?

1:34:07 | Dec 20th, 2016

Chris Huff returns for a discussion of The Man In The High Castle -- what works (set design; Smith); what doesn't (Juliana; Joe); and whether we'll finish out the season. The Blotter Presents tipped us to Unsolved Mysteries streaming online, plus the...Show More

🌶 The HBO Fantasy Lineup

04:06 | Dec 19th, 2016

Which HBO originals would make up our dream Sunday night lineup? 


06:06 | Dec 16th, 2016

How do things shake out when we assign one another TV-based FMK trios? 

🌶 WHOA-oh-Oh-oh Whoa-oh-oh-woe!

01:38 | Dec 15th, 2016

How would it sound if we each tried to sing ABC's station break jingle? LIKE THIS! 

🌶 Theme Song Elimination Zone

09:54 | Dec 14th, 2016

Which TV theme song from our specially curated list wins the tournament? 

🔥 138: Filling Our Plates With Top Chef

1:47:14 | Dec 13th, 2016

TV's most famous cooking competition returns for a new season set in Charleston, South Carolina, so we've brought back our official Top Chef correspondent to talk about the rookies vs. veterans format; the problematic setting; and also, oh right, the...Show More

🌶 Making Our Hallmark

05:50 | Dec 12th, 2016

@Shoshpd asked us to staff up Hallmark holiday flicks using characters from existing shows. Shit got weird. 

🌶 Necromancy 2016

05:08 | Dec 9th, 2016

@TheGrimRecapper tasked us with staffing shows with the dead. David Bowie's really getting a posthumous workout! 

🌶 T-t-t-t-oday Junior

03:48 | Dec 8th, 2016

Our esteemed colleague Monty Ashley put us on the case (as it were) of expanding scripted shows for the minor set. It got mysterious...and Scandal-ous. 

🌶 Welcome To F**king Pastrami!

03:21 | Dec 7th, 2016

TV's own Todd Robert Anderson wondered what we'd put between two slices (or more) while revisiting HBO's historical f**cking drama. 

🔥 137: Going All In On The Family With This Is Us

1:46:02 | Dec 6th, 2016

Allison Lowe Huff is back to talk about This Is Us, the lovably imperfect tearjerker that's occupying the Friday Night Lights lane in our hearts. We bid farewell to The Killing Season, wondered how Noel Crane fit into a true-crime classic, and celebr...Show More

🌶 My Set Souvenir

03:33 | Nov 28th, 2016

What item would we each most like to lift from the set of a TV series? 

🌶 The Heist

06:41 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Which TV characters would we each recruit to help us pull off an epic heist, and what are we stealing? 

🔥 136: Stuffing Thanksgiving TV Episodes Into The Canon

1:10:13 | Nov 22nd, 2016

In anticipation of America's favourite bird-based holiday, we're serving up an all-Canon edition of the podcast, with the focus on episodes taking place around Thanksgiving! Dave presents "Homecoming" (The Incredible Hulk); Sarah presents "The Wheel"...Show More

🌶 Three Years

03:19 | Nov 21st, 2016

@Joslynm thinks some shows must need a flash-forward; the panel picked its candidates. 

🌶 The Big Bang For Your Buck Theory

04:48 | Nov 18th, 2016

Danielle Johnson's Extra Credit tasked us with creating ad segments for shows, which got Dave brothing at the mouth. 

🌶 It Came From 1973

04:11 | Nov 17th, 2016

@radishcake asked which '73 movies we'd turn into series, a la Westworld. Lots to choose from, and yet nobody picked Soylent Green! 

🌶 The Seven Deadly Sins

05:05 | Nov 16th, 2016

@JPuckley asked us to match each of the seven deadly sins to a TV character, and we did. ...BRANDON. 

🔥 135: The EHG Crime Omnibus: It's Killer

1:37:53 | Nov 16th, 2016

Eve Batey returns for a comprehensive look at crime TV past and present: Brooklyn 99, The Jinx, foreign-language series, trashy ID shows and even COPS. We went Around The Dial with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rectify, American Horror Story, and an apology f...Show More

🔥 134: Going Long With Saturday Night Live

2:11:45 | Nov 8th, 2016

On the eve of the election, Omar Gallaga returns to talk about Saturday Night Live's political comedy, Benedict Cumberbatch's hosting début, and each panelist's personal SNL superlatives! The Blotter Presents a brief (and dismissive) look at Lifetime...Show More

🔥 133: Looking Into The Black Mirror

1:54:58 | Oct 25th, 2016

Our esteemed colleague Danny MacEachern is back on Extra Hot Great for a dystopian good time with the newest season of Black Mirror, from obsessive "like"-checking to robot bees and everything in between. Buntsy updated us on future true-crime progra...Show More

🌶 Product Placement Game Time

20:06 | Oct 24th, 2016

Who will prevail in today's special all-Game Time Mini? Listen and learn! 

🌶 Trip's Extra Credit

03:02 | Oct 21st, 2016

Which current TV personalities need to be turned into Sesame Street Muppets with lessons to teach? 

🌶 Mega-Winners And Mega-Losers Of The Week

08:39 | Oct 20th, 2016

Sometimes just one winner and loser aren't enough. This is such a time. 

🌶 Fall TV Check-In

33:45 | Oct 19th, 2016

How have our impressions of new shows changed since the start of the season? 

🔥 132: The Listener Game Time Finals

58:13 | Oct 12th, 2016

Get ready for the knock-down, drag-out, final face-off of all our Season 1 Listener Game Time champions, as they battle to be the ultimate champion! 

🔥 131: Is Luke Cage Bulletproof?

1:27:25 | Oct 4th, 2016

Our esteemed colleague Nick Rheinwald-Jones returns to talk Luke Cage, from the acting to the soundtrack to whether the 13-episode season felt like (or should have been) two shorter seasons. After a debate about whether David T. Cole will hate the di...Show More

🌶 Capsule Episodes

03:47 | Sep 26th, 2016

@CoreyAH asked which shows should do capsule episodes, and how we'd set them up. Dave sets us all up. 

🌶 My Roommate

06:46 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Erin's Extra Credit wondered which of TV's gorgeous homes we'd choose to live in...even if the price was bunking with that show's crappiest character. 

🌶 Slow TV

04:02 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Nick Rheinwald-Jones tipped us to the Scandinavian "slow TV" trend, and said he'd be willing to watch his favorite characters doing everyday tasks in real-time -- like Rupert Giles brewing tea, f'rinstance. How did the panel turn their favorite shows...Show More

🌶 The Missing Emmy

04:52 | Sep 21st, 2016

@BSBernstein asked what Emmy categories we'd create that don't currently exist. 

🔥 130: The Extra Hot Great Fall 2016 Preview

1:55:40 | Sep 20th, 2016

It's the pumpkin-spice latte of autumnal programming overviews! ...Unless you hate those. Eve Batey's back to look at the best, worst, and meh-est of new and returning shows. 

🔥 129: Snatching Wigs With RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

1:35:56 | Sep 13th, 2016

With the best of RuPaul's girls returning for another chance at the crown on RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Mark Blankenship returns to the podcast to talk about the twists, turns, and tucks! The Blotter Presents a true crime twofer: Sarah's assessmen...Show More

🌶 How Amusing

05:15 | Sep 5th, 2016

Riffing on that famous Brady Bunch ep that saw the whole family at an amusement park, Rob Hartmann asked us to send show casts on a summer outing. (Not Modern Family, though.) 

🌶 Anthologize This

05:44 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Switching existing series to a limited-series format, Ryan Murphy-style. 

🌶 The 80s Are Radical Again

05:22 | Sep 1st, 2016

With '80s nostalgia hot right now (again), Rob Hartmann wondered which Reagan-era series we'd reboot. 

🌶 Never There

04:14 | Aug 31st, 2016

@thachase wondered what shows might be bettered by revealing that a character is imaginary. 

🔥 128: Voting Early And Often On The West Wing

1:50:25 | Aug 30th, 2016

TWW Marathon Diarist Sarah Hope comes to Extra Hot Great for a West Wing floor fight: our favorite characters and relationships from Aaron Sorkin's turn-of-the-millennium political drama, the Sorkiniest moments, and the stuff that hasn't aged well (p...Show More

🌶 Reality Show Fame Costs, And Here's Where You Start Paying

05:07 | Aug 29th, 2016

Which recidivist reality competition stars should take on entirely new reality challenges? 

🌶 The Lost Oys

05:50 | Aug 26th, 2016

With The Lost Boys being adapted as a TV series, which other Haim/Feldman vehicles should follow suit? 

🌶 Parental Guidance

05:32 | Aug 25th, 2016

On which shows have we managed to get our parents hooked? 

🌶 Back-To-School Blues

06:33 | Aug 24th, 2016

Which shows' fall premieres are we already exhausted by? 

🔥 127: Committing Mutiny With Halt And Catch Fire

1:34:23 | Aug 23rd, 2016

As Halt And Catch Fire boots up for its third season, Philip Michaels joins us to talk about all the best bits (and bytes) of the first two episodes. The Blotter Presents Sarah's review of MTV's new true crime docuseries Unlocking The Truth, and then...Show More

🌶 Tuning Fork City

02:49 | Aug 22nd, 2016

With Vinyl and The Get Down reimagining '70s New York's music scene, Tara asked us to pair other directors and other musical eras to set in New York. 

🌶 Gold-Medal Guests

03:04 | Aug 19th, 2016

Which of the Rio Games's newly minted stars should get guest spots -- and where? 

🌶 Drunk Genie Scenario

02:26 | Aug 18th, 2016

Tara tasked us with turning all-ages TV hangouts like restaurants and coffee joints into bars -- and wondered who'd develop a drinking problem the fastest. 

🌶 Foley Work

06:04 | Aug 17th, 2016

Corey admired the paper-shuffling sound design on Judge Judy, and asked us not to judge HER as we picked the best sound teams on TV. 

🔥 126: Big Draw: Animated Shows For Grown-Ups

1:44:35 | Aug 16th, 2016

Our esteemed colleague Monty Ashley is back to talk about our favorite cartoons for adults in all sorts of categories -- cartoons no kid should ever see (hey, Ren), series that work just as well for adults as for kids (lookin' at you, SpongeBob), the...Show More

🌶 No Holds Crossover

03:25 | Aug 8th, 2016

If logic and history were no consideration, which crossover events would we like to see?

🌶 Favourite Childhood Cartoon

07:15 | Aug 5th, 2016

Which were our favourite animated shows in childhood, and how do they anticipate our current faves today? 

🌶 Justice League

03:58 | Aug 4th, 2016

To create our own unstoppable legal procedural casts, which TV shows would we raid? 

🌶 Catfish Crossover

04:10 | Aug 3rd, 2016

What happens when one TV character catfishes another...and how will Nev embarrass himself when the truth is exposed? 

🔥 125: The Question Is Zoot

1:27:35 | Aug 2nd, 2016

For a very special all-'Is This Worse Than Jazz?' installment of the podcast, Dave, Sarah, and Tara invite discussion of their own possibly worse than jazz TV phenomena, and dig into questions submitted by listeners like you, grading them on an appro...Show More

🌶 Best Lesser Captain

06:10 | Aug 1st, 2016

@SCalliWegg asked us which captain's the best amongst Sisko, Archer, and Janeway -- and one panelist left a SPAAAAAAACE!!! in our hearts. 

🌶 Holodreck

03:33 | Jul 29th, 2016

The holodeck is now programmed with current TV. Which characters go where? 

🌶 Q Ratings

02:32 | Jul 28th, 2016

What kind of crazy problems might Q cause -- or react to by storming off -- on other programs? We hope we delivered for @PizzaKari. 

🌶 To Boldly Guest

04:41 | Jul 27th, 2016

@brock_land asked us to cast the new Trek with Hannibal and Wonderfalls actors. David T. Cole branched out a bit. 

🔥 124: Where No EHG Has Gone Before: The Star Trek Fantasy Draft

1:59:27 | Jul 26th, 2016

Trek Week continues on Previously.TV with an all-new Extra Hot Great featuring Maureen "Mo" Ryan and the Star Trek Fantasy Draft! David Snyder kindly shepherded this EHG enterprise (geddit?!) through the lesser science officers, 90210 Borg Queens, an...Show More

🌶 John's Sopranos TV Forcening

07:41 | Jul 25th, 2016

Sarah forces John to watch the "D Girl" episode of The Sopranos as TV Forcenings Week concludes! 

🌶 Sarah's Charm School TV Forcening

11:30 | Jul 22nd, 2016

TV Forcenings continue as Joe forces Sarah to check out the series premiere of Flavor Of Love Girls: Charm School. 

🌶 Joe's NTSF: SD: SUV:: TV Forcening

07:40 | Jul 21st, 2016

TV forcenings roll on to Joe's forced viewing of the NTSF: SD: SUV:: episode "TGI Murder." 

🌶 Dave and Tara's Xena TV Forcening

10:37 | Jul 20th, 2016

As our week of TV Forcening Minis kicks off, John requires that Tara and Dave watch the Xena episode "The Quest." 

🔥 123: Rebooting Mr. Robot

1:57:17 | Jul 19th, 2016

As Elliot and the rest of the gang gear up for another season of hacking shenanigans on Mr. Robot, John Ramos returns to the podcast to talk about what went right, and what went otherwise. Around The Dial spins to the series premiere of HBO's Vice Pr...Show More


04:40 | Jul 18th, 2016

An Extra Credit that seemed designed to elicit five "Keith Hernandez" answers actually mixed it up with some NFL!