Yesterday CBS announced that David Letterman will pass the torch to Stephen Colbert. How might Colbert begin to "play himself" after a decade of acting in character? Who might succeed him at Comedy Central?
Dana Stevens, film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, and Alan Sepinwall, TV critic for HitFix, talk with Brian Lehrer about last night's Academy Awards.
One of the surprising side effects of the upheavals in the TV industry’s business model is that, for now, we’re actually living in a golden age of scripted television. Television networks have found that one of the few predictable ways to build an audience is to create content that’s really, really good. Alan Sepinwall covers TV for Hitfix.com and is the author of the new book The Revolution Was Televised. He tells Bob about the unlikely path that led us to this TV renaissance.
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Alan Sepinwall, television critic and author of The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever, looks at new ways of watching television and how they have transformed how we think of the "idiot box."