Podcast, blog and book notes

Senior Television Writer
11.26.12 38 Comments

A few bits of housekeeping and book pluggery while I ponder what Chuck Lorre might write in a vanity card about Angus T. Jones…

* As Dan and I warned you two weeks ago, this week’s Firewall & Iceberg Podcast will be recorded and posted sometime tomorrow.

* As mentioned in last night’s “Homeland” review, the final three episodes of season 2 won’t be done in time for critics to see them in advance. I found out today that AMC also won’t be making Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” mid-season finale available for advance review. So here’s the plan: 1)This week, because “TWD” airs an hour earlier, I’m going to watch that, write my review, go to sleep, and watch and write about “Homeland” on Monday morning. 2)The remaining two Sundays of the season (when there won’t be any “TWD” – or “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Tremé,” for that matter), I’ll endeavor to follow the “Mad Men” plan and stay up to cover those “Homeland” episodes, endurance-willing. If not, Monday morning.

* Lots of great stuff related to my book has started popping up around the web. The Hollywood Reporter and The New Yorker both ran very positive reviews (and the book was discussed briefly at the end of a pre-Thanksgiving episode of NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” podcast), and today Grantland ran an excerpt from the start of “The Revolution Was Televised” chapter about “Lost.” I’ll also be doing several podcast and radio interviews about the book this week, and will do another short post like this one to link to them when I have several collected. As always, if you have a question about the book, feel free to either post a comment here or email me.

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