Ask Alan: Best TV dogs, judging shows based on networks & Alan’s to-do list

Happy Friday, everybody! Ask Alan is, indeed, back on its weekly schedule again, and it's time to hit a trio of tricky questions, including whether we treat shows differently if they air on a prestige network versus one not known for Quality TV, where Bear from Person of Interest belongs in the TV dog pantheon (tricky only because I'm not a pet person), and what shows I fear will remain on my perpetual to-do list (which is where Person of Interest once seemed destined to reside).

As always, you can watch the video at the top and bottom of the post, and you can send questions to