top tv show podcasts

revised 7/30/15

  1. Talking TV with Ryan & Ryan
  2. Vulture Podcast
  3. Go Bayside!
  4. Very Good TV Podcast
  5. Here to Make Friends
  6. Holler Back and other Justified podcasts
  7. AfterBuzz TV AfterShows (Real NY Housewives and 100s of others)
  8. Rotten Tomatoes Podcast
  9. Pop Culture Happy Hour
  10. Not Ready for Primetime Podcast
  11. Firewall & Iceberg Podcast
  12. Extra Hot Great
  13. Watch What Crappens
  14. TV Talk Machine
  15. KCRWs the Spin-off
  16. Grantland TV Podcasts
  17. Automatic for the People Mr Robot
  18. Cordkillers with Tom Merritt and Brian Brushwood
  19. The multiple True Detective Podcasts . . .
  20. The multitude of Game of Thrones Podcasts (coming soon)

. . . these True Detective Podcasts

Detect This! is Film Geek Radio’s weekly podcast devoted exclusively to discussion of the HBO television series TRUE DETECTIVE. Join Andrew and Charlie (from Avenging Angels and The Briefing Room) as they go week-by-week through each episode of the series, looking for clues to determine whether or not it’s a great show. Can A-list movie actors like Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan effectively make the leap to the small screen? What are some of the deeper themes the show is trying to explore? The only way to find out is to tune in and help us Detect This!
AFTERBUZZ TV is a network, founded by Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro, designated to producing “aftershow” webcast and podcast content for TV series, movies, and events of all kinds. When fans finish watching their favorite programs (shows or movies), they can go online to watch or listen to an aftershow that features hosts, in a state of the art, multi-camera HD studio, breaking down everything they viewed, taking calls from fans worldwide and interviewing guests such as cast members, celebrities, show runners, etc. AFTERBUZZ TV – True Detective edition, is a weekly aftershow for fans of HBO’s True Detective. Thanks to your support, AfterBuzz TV is now the largest new media platform on the web and fan’s #1 source for aftershow entertainment! For a closer look visit and subscribe for FREE on iTunes, or SoundCloud.
Welcome to True Detective Podcast: Truth Squad! We are enthusiasts of the complex (and slightly terrifying) new HBO series True Detective. Join us as we work each week to analyze all of the clues, examine plot developments, and consider multiple sides of each character. We enjoy a mix of thoughtfulness, humor and snark in each episode, and we value listener feedback as we all work together to figure out each twist and turn. Please remember to rate and subscribe on iTunes to help our community to grow! Also, be sure to catch our Homeland podcast, ‘Homeland Insecurity.’
Natasha and Nina watch True Detective one episode at a time. Nina has seen them all, Natasha has seen none!
Recapping every episode of HBO’s True Detective.

Mr Robot is the hottest tv show

Andrew, on said Mr Robot is the hottest tv show.

Elliott (Rami Malek) is a corporate computer programmer, but by night, he is enlisted by Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) to hack into the very computer system he’s employed to protect.

Mr Robot

Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on USA

Loved it or hated it? Tweet us and let us know. We talk tomorrow on tonight’s events.  –  Automatic for the People Mr Robot Podcast!

Mr. Robot is a worldview-challenging psychological thriller that’s steeped in new-century punk politics, nervy with digital-age anxiety, and made with slick, smart panache. The series tracks Elliot’s conflicted alliance with a collective of Anonymous-esque techno-anarchists (allegedly) questing to liberate us from “economic slavery” by obliterating all record of global debt. Maybe. They’re a shifty, scuzzy bunch, led by the titular Mr. Robot (a well-used Christian Slater), the hobo Morpheus to Elliot’s Neo. Their target is E Corp, the all-pervasive tech giant Elliot is employed to protect. He’s drawn to their cause and promise of community, though their tactics make him queasy, and joining their subversions means sabotaging his colleague and only friend, Angela (Portia Doubleday). He’s a rebel hero. He’s a compromised hypocrite. He’s us?” – Entertainment Weekly

Where can I watch? Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, PlayStation Video,,Vudu, and Xbox Video.


cast of Mr Robot
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July and August 2015 new tv shows

July and August 2015 new tv shows

Wednesday, July 1
10:00 p.m. – Extant – CBS

Thursday, July 2
8:00 p.m. – Food Fighters – NBC

Monday, July 6
8:00 p.m. – Penn & Teller: Fool Us – The CW
10:00 p.m. – Chasing Life – ABC Family

Tuesday, July 7
10:00 p.m. – Hollywood Game Night – NBC

Thursday, July 9
9:00 p.m. – Dates – the CW
10:00 p.m. – Dominion – Syfy
? p.m. – Rectify -Sundance

Friday, July 10
8:00 p.m. – Masters of Illusion – the CW

Saturday, July 11
10:00 p.m. – 7 Days in Hell– HBO

Sunday, July 12
9:00 p.m. – Ray Donovan – Showtime
10:00 p.m. – Masters of Sex – Showtime
10:00 p.m. – The Strain – FX
10:00 p.m. – Naked And Afraid XL – Discovery

Monday, July 13
10:00 p.m. – Running Wild with Bear Gryllis – NBC

Thursday, July 16
10:00 p.m. – Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – FX
10:30 p.m. – Married – FX
11:30 p.m. – Geeks Who Drink – Syfy

Friday, July 17
12:01 a.m. – BoJack Horseman – Netflix

Saturday, July 18
9:00 p.m. – Hell on Wheels – AMC
9:00 p.m. – Mythbusters – Discovery

Sunday, July 19
8:00 p.m. – Welcome To Sweden – NBC
9:00 p.m. – Tut – Spike TV

Monday, July 20
9:00 p.m. – Degrassi (final season) – TeenNick

Wednesday, July 22
9:00 p.m. – Last Comic Standing – NBC
9:00 p.m. – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! – Syfy

Sunday, July 26
9:00 p.m. – I am Cait – E!
10:30 p.m. – Rick & Morty – Adult Swim

Tuesday, July 28
9:00 p.m. – Face Off – Syfy

Friday, July 31
12:01 a.m. – >Wet Hot American Summer – Netflix
8:00 p.m. – Cold Justice – TNT
9:00 p.m. – Cold Justice: Sex Crimes – TNT

Sunday, August 3
8:00 p.m. – Bachelor in Paradise – ABC
9:30 p.m. – Significant Mother – The CW

Monday, August 4
10:00 p.m. – Playing House – USA

Wednesday, August 5
8:00 p.m. – America’s Next Top Model – The CW
9:00 p.m. – A Wicked Offer – The CW
9:00 p.m. – Mr. Robinson – NBC
9:30 p.m. – The Carmichael Show – NBC

Sunday, August 16
9:00 p.m. – Show Me A Hero – HBO

Saturday, August 22
9:00 p.m. – Blunt Talk – Starz
9:30 p.m. – Survivor’s Remorse – Starz

Sunday, August 23
8:00 p.m. – Switched at Birth – ABC Family

Tuesday, August 25
10:00 p.m. – Public Morals – TNT

Monday, August 31
9 p.m. – Awkward – MTV
9:30 p.m. – Faking It – MTV
10:00 p.m. – Todrick – MTV

New Summer 2015 TV Shows!

May 13
Moone Boy (season three) – Hulu

May 14
Maron (season three) – IFC
Wayward Pines (series premiere), Fox

May 18
The Bachelorette (season 11), ABC

May 20
MasterChef (season six), Fox

May 21
Beauty and the Beast (season three) The CW

May 24
Rich Kids of Beverly Hills (season three), E!

May 25
American Ninja Warrior (season seven), NBC
The Island (series premiere), NBC

May 26
America’s Got Talent (season 10), NBC
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (returning series), Fox
Knife Fight (season three), Esquire

May 27
Bullseye (series premiere, Fox)

May 28
Aquarius (series premiere), NBC

May 31
Halt and Catch Fire (season two), AMC

June 1
So You Think You Can Dance (season 12), Fox
The Whispers (series premiere), ABC

June 2
Pretty Little Liars (season five), ABC Family
Royal Pains (season seven), USA

June 4
Hannibal (season three), NBC

June 5
Sense8 (series premiere), Netflix

June 6
Power (season two), Starz

June 8
The Fosters (season three), ABC Family

June 12
Defiance (season three), Syfy
Dark Matter (series premiere), Syfy
Orange is the New Black (season three), Netflix

June 1
Rizzoli & Isles (season six), TNT
Tyrant (season two), FX
Proof (series premiere), TNT

July 17
Deutschland 83 (series premiere), Sundance

June 18
The Astronaut’s Wives Club (series premiere), ABC
Mistresses (season three), ABC

June 19
Killjoys (series premiere), Syfy

June 21
Celebrity Family Feud, (returning series), ABC
BattleBots (returning series), ABC
True Detective, (season two), HBO
Poldark (series premiere), PBS
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (season 11), Cartoon Network
The Brink (series premiere), HBO
Ballers (series premiere), HBO

June 23
Another Period (series premiere), Comedy Central

June 24
Big Brother (season 17), CBS
Suits (season five), USA
Mr. Robot (series premiere, USA)

June 25
Graceland (season three), USA
Under the Dome (season three), CBS
Rookie Blue (season six), ABC

June 29
Teen Wolf (season five), MTV

June 30
Scream (series premiere), MTV

July 1
Extant (season two), CBS

July 7
Hollywood Game Night (season three), NBC

July 8
Key & Peele (season five), Comedy Central

July 12
Ray Donovan (season three), Showtime
Masters of Sex (season three), Showtime
The Strain (season two), FX

July 13
Running Wild (series premiere), NBC

July 16
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (series premiere), FX
Married (season two), FX

July 17
Wet Hot American Summer (series premiere), Netflix

July 19
Welcome to Sweden (season two), NBC

July 22
Last Comic Standing (season nine), NBC

July 26
Manhattan (season two), WGN

July 31
Strike Back (season 4), Cinemax

August 2
Bachelor In Paradise (season two), ABC

August 3
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season two), The CW
Significant Mother (series premiere), The CW

August 4
Playing House (season two), USA

August 5
America’s Next Top Model (season 22), The CW
Mr. Robinson (series premiere), NBC
The Carmichael Show (series premiere), NBC

August 25
Public Morals (series premiere), TNT

August 31
Awkward (season five), MTV
Faking It (mid-season two), MTV

top tv shows

Top TV Shows picked by the staff.  These staff picks reflect only currently running shows and reruns that can be watched on cable tv or over the air.  Internet shows (eg. amazon and netflix) have their own separate listing to be released soon on this site.

rank show Network
1 Togetherness HBO Togetherness “[Mark Duplass]  plays Brett, a sound engineer and family man who has hit a wall in both his career and marriage. His wife, Michelle (played by Melanie Lynskey), feels imprisoned as a stay-at-home mom. Adding to the ferment is her sister Tina (Amanda Peet), a wayward hottie who lands in their Los Angeles home after splitting from Houston. Rounding out this domestic quartet is Mark’s best friend, Alex (Steve Zissis), an out-of-work actor seeking refuge on the couple’s couch. ” – Elena Shepard in Salon  HBO
3 Better Call Saul AMC 3 Better Call SaulBetter Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is “fixer” Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer.”  – amc AMC
4 Hindsight VH1 4 Hindsight on VH1Hindsight, which premiered last week on VH1, isn’t exactly a time travel story, even though it centers around a woman who does, in fact, start the pilot in 2015 and wake up in 1995. It’s more of a “what if I could do it all over again?” story, about the choices we make and if we’d actually do better with the benefit of maturity, experience, and (…wait for it) hindsight. Becca (Laura Ramsey from She’s the Man, some of Channing Tatum’s earliest, and finest, comedic work) is supposed to rise and shine on the day of her second wedding, to a secure, handsome childhood friend. But everything else about her life has not quite worked out as she hoped: she’s a glorified assistant for a tyrannical boss, she’s been estranged from her closest girlfriend for years, she is unfulfilled, disappointed, and lost. And then she passes out in an elevator and wakes up to the sweet, sweet sounds of Ace of Base. “I Saw the Sign” is blasting out of her alarm clock and, wouldn’t you know it, she’s 20 years in the past and is about to marry her first husband and embark on a marriage she already knows will self-destruct.” – thinkprogress 
5 Marvel’s Agent Carter ABC 5 Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC ” Judging by its first two episodes, this is what Agent Carter is going to be: retro-cool pulp thrills in fabulous outfits. Think The Rocketeer or Raiders Of The Lost Ark, but with a dame instead of a dude.” – Noel Murray on the AV Club website
6 The Americans FX
7 Daily Show COMEDY
8 Nightly Show COMEDY
9 Broad City COMEDY 9 Broad City “p<span class=”data”>roduced by Amy Poehler, the web comedy about two twenty-something best friends (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) in New York City comes to television. </span>” – metacritic  COMEDY
10 Girls HBO
11 Grey’s Anatomy ABC
12 12 Monkeys SYFY
13 McCarthys CBS
14 Man Seeking Woman FXX
15 Good Wife ABC
16 Backstrom FOX
17 Galavant ABC
18 Stalker CBS
19 Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce ABC
20 Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC
21 Forever ABC
22 Big Bang Theory CBS
28 Parks and Recreation NBC
29 State of Affairs NBC
30 The 100 CW
31 Black Sails STARZ
32 Mad Men AMC
33 Scorpion CBS
34 Mysteries of Laura NBC
35 Supernatural CW
36 Gotham FOX
37 Vampire Diaries CW
38 blackish ABC
39 Vikings HISTORY
40 Comedy Central Presents COMEDY
41 Bad Judge NBC
42 Elementary CBS
43 Suits USA
44 Bones FOX
45 Community NBC
46 White Collar ABC
47 Reign CW
48 Person of Interest CBS
49 How to Get Way With Murder ABC
50 Red Band Society FOX
51 Scandal NBC
52 House CLOO
53 How I Met Your Mother CW
54 Criminal Minds CBS
55 Mentalist CBS
56 Revenge ABC

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