Matt Roush


Critic's Guide to Tuesday TV: X Factor, Sons of Anarchy, RJ on NCIS, and More!

Melanie Amaro

Things finally started to get dramatic on Fox's The X Factor last week, and could get even more so with this week's first double elimination — but really, show, why stop at two? (If they'd just crown Melanie Amaro already, it would save us all a ton of time.) And here's a thought: Should the decision become as contentious as it was in last Thursday's showdown between the erratic Stacy Francis, who desperately wanted to stay, and petulant little "Astro," who was so disgruntled at being in the bottom he almost couldn't be bothered to "sing for his life," next time the judges should force a tie so the act with the lowest viewer vote totals is sent packing. read more

Critic's Guide to Monday TV: A Mother of an Episode, Bourdain's Layover and More!

Stana Katic

What is it with CBS sitcom stars and Saturday Night Live? First Melissa McCarthy wowed us with her fearless physical comedy earlier this fall, and this weekend Jason Segel delivered another of the season's most winning guest-host performances (with a strong assist from the Muppets). His gangly charms ...
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Ask Matt: Homeland, Revenge, Cougar Town, Fringe and More

Claire Danes

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Question: I have a hard time reconciling the stories of two attractive women on Homeland and Revenge who make up to and sleep with the enemy. I can see a guy doing ...
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Critic's Guide to Weekend TV: Woody Allen on American Masters and More!

From the cult-TV corner: It's rare to see a ballsy action heroine like Nikita (Maggie Q) in a state of panic, but in this week's typically tense episode of The CW's Nikita (8/7c), the first of the season I've been able to screen in advance, she places an anguished call to Michael in London to utter three unlikely words: "I lost Berkoff." read more

Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: Rallying Around Community, A Regis Salute, and More!

The timing couldn't be better for someone to make a commercial touting Greendale Community College, the madcap home for NBC's eternally underappreciated cult-com Community (8/7c) — but does it have to be Dean "Call me Craig" Pelton (the fearlessly funny Jim Rash) pulling the strings? With fans and critics having what seems to be a collective meltdown over the news that NBC is temporarily benching ...
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Critic's Guide to Wednesday TV: The SNL Comedy Invasion, A New Whitechapel Case, and More!

Molly Shannon

Lost in all this week's understandable hubbub over NBC putting Community on midseason hiatus — and no, I'm not happy about it, either — was the welcome news that NBC is at least doing the right thing by its freshman sleeper comedy Up All Night and moving it to Thursdays come January, swapping time periods with Whitney. (What took them so long?) On this week's new episode (8/7c), yet another Saturday Night Live alum makes a guest appearance: read more

Critic's Guide to Tuesday TV: New Girl Talks Turkey, Sons Explodes, and More!

Zooey Deschanel

A week from now, we won't be thanking Fox for ditching its Tuesday comedy lineup to make room for another displaced edition of The X Factor (which will be shifting its schedule back a day to avoid spoiling our Thanksgiving digestion with another results show). read more

Critic's Guide to Monday TV: Farewell to Regis, a Diane Sawyer "Get," and More!

Mark Kelly, Gabrielle Giffords, Diane Sawyer

This week, it's all about Regis Philbin. The irrepressible broadcasting legend, who holds a Guinness World Record for most hours spent in front of a TV camera, will finally give it a rest at the end of this week, as he steps away from Live! With Regis and Kelly (check local listings) after nearly 25 years in national syndication and many years before that in a variety of jobs, including as Joey Bishop's late-night sidekick in the late '60s.

His time on Live! cemented his ...
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Ask Matt: Big Bang, Grey's, Glee, Terra Nova and More!

Sandra Oh

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Why do successful shows tinker with what is already working? Rules of Engagement has become "The Timmy Show," and The Big Bang Theory has become a show about Penny, Bernadette and Amy. What gives? — Kelly

Matt Roush: The easiest way to answer this question is to state a pretty obvious fact of TV life: If you don't tinker, you risk growing stale. In this case, tinkering means ...
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Critic's Guide to Weekend TV: Fringe, Primeval, A British Lunch and More!

Anna Torv

FRIDAY

Disorientation is nothing new for the loyal viewer — we hardy few — of Fox's fantastically bizarre Fringe (9/8c). read more

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