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On episode 240, Jason (@theTVaholic) is joined by Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd), a regular contributor to StudioSystemNews.com and author of pseudonym: a novel, and Mekeisha Madden Toby (@mekeishamadto), entertainment contributor to Essence.com and host of the TV Madness Podcast, to talk some cancellation and renewal news and then preview the 2014 ABC Fall TV schedule. Plus, a discussion of the fourth season finale of Falling Skies and some TV recommendations. (Start times of each segment/topic)
We talked about the following four TV news stories:
- A&E's Longmire Canceled
- Netflix Renews Will Arnett's BoJack Horseman (Exclusive)
- Netflix Renews Hemlock Grove for Third and Final Season (Exclusive)
- Syfy Cancels Wil Wheaton Talk Show
ABC Fall TV Preview 2014 (00:07:01)
We went over the 2014 ABC Fall TV schedule and gave premiere dates for new and returning shows and then previewed all the new shows that we’ve seen ahead of time.
- Sunday – Returning shows America’s Funniest Home Videos, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection and Revenge. (00:07:07)
- Monday – Returning shows Dancing With the Stars and Castle. (00:13:28)
- Tuesday – New shows Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, returning show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and new show Forever. (00:17:43)
- Wednesday – Returning shows The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, new show Black-ish and returning show Nashville. (00:40:32)
- Thursday – Returning shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and new show How to Get Away With Murder. (00:54:42)
- Friday – Returning show Last Man Standing, new show Cristela and returning shows Shark Tank and 20/20. (00:58:50)
- Saturday – Saturday Night College Football. (01:06:02)
- Overall Thoughts – A few thoughts on ABC’s overall fall schedule. (01:06:14)
We used the specific episodes listed below as a jumping off point to discuss the following TV show:
- Falling Skies – S.4 Ep.11, “Space Oddity,” & Ep.12, “Shoot the Moon” (Season Finale) (01:12:34)
TV Recommendations (01:24:36)
- Jason recommended Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 – Official Site – Get episodes via Amazon Instant Video, Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes.
- Danielle recommended Community Season 5 for the DVD commentaries – Watch episodes via DVD, Hulu Plus or iTunes – This also turned into a discussion of what makes a good DVD set.
- Mekeisha recommended The Knick, which is now playing on Cinemax – Official Site
What new fall show coming to ABC are you most looking forward to watching? Did you like the fourth season finale of TNT’s Falling Skies or did it leave you happy next season will be its last? What do you think makes a good DVD set? Did you enjoy this week’s guests? Let us know in the comments, send us an eMail, connect via Twitter @TVtimesThree, or Like us on Facebook.