Ask Alan: What TV shows quickly outgrew their titles?

Happy Friday, everybody! Time for a new Ask Alan. In this week’s installment, I discuss the difficulty of producing TV shows live, highlight some TV shows whose titles stopped making sense as they moved away from the initial premise, and – while shamelessly plugging the upcoming release of my new book (available for preorder now!) – speculate on where Game of Thrones might rank in the TV Hall of Fame if it finishes well.

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

Also, a rare Ask Alan blooper, as my first attempt to record ended… very quickly:

Ask Alan bloopers: when the camera mount fails.

A video posted by Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) on Jul 6, 2016 at 7:06am PDT