It's the January edition of our monthly TV podcast on KCRW, The Spin-Off! This month, Joe and I are joined by THR's Lacey Rose, and we recorded it all together in a hotel room at Pasadena's Langham Huntington Hotel! Here's what we discuss:
Coming to you from the home of the winter TCA gathering, we take a look at big news out of the conference so far. Last year at this time, ABC looked like they might be in trouble, but their investment in diversity on their shows has really paid off. And cable network AMC has a big year ahead as they say goodbye to Mad Men, and hello to Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.
We also take a minute to reflect on this year's Golden Globes winners in the TV categories. Amazon's Transparent and Showtime's The Affair both had big nights, while HBO's True Detective got totally snubbed, to the surprise of many. And newcomer Gina Rodriguez was recognized for her role in the CW's Jane the Virgin. Do the results actually say anything about the direction the industry is heading, or are all bets off when it comes to the Globes?
Then we zero in on one network that's seen a lot of change over the past year. Fox has new leadership and their vision for the network is starting to become clear. The network is off to a strong start in 2015 with their hip-hop soap opera Empire.
Finally we go around the horn for our Download segment and share the stories or shows that are top of mind this month.
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