Midseason premieres are underway, which means it’s time to get back to TV podcast business as usual. This week, we take brief looks at the episodes we missed over the past few weeks, while we were doing our 2012 wrap-up episodes, including Happy Endings, Top Chef Seattle, the finales of Always Sunny… and The League, Fringe, and the Doctor Who and Call the Midwife Christmas specials, and then talk through our most recent week in TV, including Parenthood, American Horror Story, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Wife, and Bunheads’ winter premiere.
Then, after spotlighting the fabulous season two finale of the BBC’s The Hour, we take a look at what the beginning of 2013 has in store for TV fans, with premiere dates and networks for the new and returning shows that caught our attention. Along with plenty of speculation about what’s to come, we review those shows we’ve had a chance to see already, including Downton Abbey season three, Deception, 1600 Penn, the pilots of Continuum, The Following, Do No Harm, and Cult, and Smash season two. Take a listen and see what premieres you’ll want to set your DVR for in the next few weeks.
2013 Midseason Preview (57:23): Downton Abbey season 3, Deception, 1600 Penn, Continuum, The Following, Do No Harm, Smash season 2, Cult
Spotlight (43:49): The Hour
Our Week in TV:
Happy Endings (2:04)
Top Chef Seattle (5:39)
Always Sunny/The League finales (11:34)
Doctor Who Christmas Special (18:21)
Call the Midwife Christmas Special (23:33)
American Horror Story: Asylum (29:22)
Bob’s Burgers (32:37)
The Good Wife (35:16)