On this Monday's edition of Press Play with Madeleine Brand, NPR's Linda Holmes and I discussed the fall TV season -- what to watch and what to skip. But we also tackled that controversial and offensive New York Times piece that called Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman." Here's the logline from our segment:
This week on the small screen: a superhero show without its superhero, a virgin birth story and a bunch of college students trying to solve a murder. It’s officially the start of the fall television season, and we take a look at the must-sees and the must-avoids.
Also, I forgot to blog about last week's segment, which featured me and Grantland's Andy Greenwald talking about "SNL" and other stuff. A logline:
Saturday Night Live fans will see a new face behind the "Weekend Update" desk next season, and for the first time in the show’s long history, it won’t be a white face. NBC announced that comedian Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the fake newscasts. We discuss the switch, and we talk about some of the best new shows wrapping up their first Summer seasons.