Wednesday, July 30, 2014

KCRW's THE SPIN-OFF: July Post-TCA Edition (Listen Now!)

The Spin Off

KCRW's monthly TV podcast The Spin-Off is back for our July edition! This month, Joe and I welcome guest Diane Gordon (who took the pic above) to chat about the hot TV topics of the month. The highlights:

The summer session of the 2014 Television Critics Association press tour has just wrapped up. Some of the big announcements to come out of the event? South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone inked a deal with Hulu, and the FX show Fargo will get a second season. But two women really stole the show: Cristela Alonzo of ABC’s Cristela and Gina Rodrigues from CW’s Jane the Virgin both captivated audiences with personal stories of their showbiz journeys. Plus, Amazon presents some big, dramatic original programming plans, whereas Microsoft calls it quits in that department.

Emmy nominations have been announced, and after the initial reactions to snubs and scores, many are still puzzled by how a show like Nurse Jackie ends up in the comedy category or how True Detective is NOT a miniseries.

Kevin Reilly left Fox Broadcasting at the end of May, and the company has finally announced their new leadership plan. Dana Walden and Gary Newman, CEOs of 20th Century Fox TV will also now head Fox Broadcasting, bringing the studio the network under the same leadership umbrella.

End of show Downloads:

Joe: Sunday nights have become a delight thanks to John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight.

Diane: Hulu’s Hotwives of Orlando is a pitch-perfect parody of Bravo’s Real Housewives.

Mike: Time Warner rebuffs an offer from Rupert Murdoch, but Fox’s purchase of the coveted media conglomerate seems inevitable.

Listen by clicking below:

Spin Off

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