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Network Special is a podcast about the lost art of appointment television. Utilizing the power of VHS recordings and DVD cash-ins, hosts Zachariah Durr and Nathan Scherer discuss television specials that were mostly meant to be aired once. Tune in to relive your childhood (or the childhood of your parents) and see what TV executives thought would be great television for the whole family.
 
Join David T. Cole, Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting and their valued guests each week for discussion of what's new on TV plus our hall of fame roundtable segment called The Canon, listen as we appoint Winners and Losers Of The Week and of course our ultra competitive TV trivia quiz: Game Time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Sunday's at 9 PM CST Call-in Number: (914) 205-5698 Join Ericka Boussarhane, International Psychic Medium, weekly for “Whispers from the Heart Radio” as she speaks with some of today’s best psychics, mediums, holistic experts, authors, teachers, and visionaries of our time. Awaken your senses and explore your world. Call in for messages of hope, love, and empowerment. At whispers from the heart radio, we bridge your heart with the spirit world. "Radio for your Heart, Mind, and Spirit" Ericka ...
 
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On this week's show, two reoccurring segments: the first return of "We Were Wrong About-- OR WERE WE?" (subject this time: Apple TV PLUS) and the final iteration of The Old Type about, inevitably, I Love Lucy. We discuss the episode "Lucy Does a Commercial" (which we all watched together) and then in turn the episodes "Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying t…
 
Sarah and Tara are busy eating turkey so Dave assembled a crew of Wheel Of Time experts to try to explain what the hell he just watched. Join Dan Cassino, Sean Pflueger and Jim Durr as they discuss Amazon's adaption of the epic series then stick around for a spicy game time! Discussion Tweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on Twitter We are @ExtraHotGreat o…
 
It's that time of year again! Turkey. Football. Cranberry sauce. Historically accurate paintings of pilgrims and Native Americans holding hands and sharing a beer. But most importantly in our capitalist society, it's a 3-hour parade hosted by an antiquated department store! Tune in to hear Nathan and Zachariah gush about marching bands, broadway mu…
 
Returning guest Dave Roth got on the couch with us for The Shrink Next Door, the Apple TV adaptation of the Wondery podcast of the same name. We discussed the pacing, whether the show needed more jokes and less attention to production-design details, and the very obviously not New York light on the outdoor sets. Did true-crime "expert" Buntsy feel …
 
This week we hop into our time machines to take us all the way back to 1973 where we hopped in ANOTHER time machine to take us back to before Christ during caveman days when Thanksgiving was invented! We watch B.C.: The First Thanksgiving starring your pals from the popular newspaper comic B.C. Also, a signal hacker takes control of the studio and …
 
On today's episode: Andrew and Kathryn spoil one particular scene of the new season of Succession for Margaret (terminally behind on all television) in a segment Andrew's eloquently dubbed "Jesus CHRIST, Kendall Roy," resulting in what we must assume is a record number of shell-shocked "oh BOY"s for any single episode of the podcast. Then we introd…
 
The latest high school-based '80s sitcom to get a revival is HBO Max's 2021 take on Head Of The Class, so Daniel MacEachern -- a fan of the original in its day -- has joined us to talk about whether it's a pass or fail! Around The Dial takes us through Season 2 of Frayed, an update on Married At First Sight, Deutschland 89, Yellowstone, The Great B…
 
This week we eliminate 5 hours of our lives watching the entire MTV Video Music Awards ceremony from 1995 hosted by Dennis Miller. We watched the pre-show. We watched the three-hour presentation. We watched the post-show. We sat at our computers and wrote down our favorite moments from the whole show. We put in ACTUAL work this week all for you our…
 
Your co-hosts weren't feeling that psyched about any of this week's TV premieres -- sorry, Judy Justice on IMDbTV -- so we invited our Patreon supporters to pitch and then vote on TV episodes for us to discuss under the rubric Fall Forcenings. Thus we are going in on L.A. Law's "Good To The Last Drop" with guest Adam Grosswirth, who originally watc…
 
This week we risk our Disney annual passes by talking about the banned-from-Disney-Channel-for-being-too-scary Halloween TV movie Don't Look Under the Bed from 1999. We give you all the spooky details about why we think parents were upset and the reasons why we agree with them (spoiler alert: it's not because it's scary). This may be our last episo…
 
This week's episode is mostly a conversation about some important podcast business things. We love you all so much, and we hope you'll forgive us for all the many thoughts and feelings and also some truly bad pretend podcast titles that are all stuffed in here. We expect to hear from many of you lovely weirdos in the tumblr box, and we will treasur…
 
Netflix's new animated series Inside Job posits a world in which basically every conspiracy theory you've ever seen on Facebook is real; John Ramos returns to discuss whether it's worth exposing the NSA to it via the recording device that's always running in your phone! Around The Dial takes us through the third seasons of Succession and You, and t…
 
Our Halloween watch continues as we take a look at John Carpenter's Someone's Watching Me! from 1978. This is a great little stalker movie without the awesome Carpenter soundtrack we are used to by now. Listen in as the boys of Halloween complain about that as well as some boring segments in an otherwise well-made TV movie. WATCH Recorded & Publish…
 
On today's episode, we examine the last of our Fall 2021 Good One-Bad One pairs: Foundation, on Apple TV+, which is a perfectly acceptable good one, and La Brea, on NBC, which proved much more fun to chat about than it was to watch (please don't watch it). Join us as we answer the big questions: WHO at NBC is in the pocket of big tar pits? If you'd…
 
004: That's Just Wrong Our patron Eric Akawie challenges us to name shows that got Wrong Spinoffs, and to correct history by proposing spinoffs that would have been Right! 081: The Lowest Of Decks Sarah asked: What about creating Star Trek: Lower Decks-style shows for other series? Which low-powered employees from an existing TV show would make for…
 
It's Christmastime... no wait, it's Easter... no, that's not right! It's Halloween! Join us, the Network Specialers, as we take a trip to Gloomsbury Manor to visit our witchy relatives along with our good friend Paul Lynde! Things get downright SCARY as celebrities like Donnie & Marie, Florence Henderson, and Billy Barty show up to help us get thro…
 
We knew Cyd, like Tara and Dave, had just done a rewatch of the original-flavor CSI, so we were really glad she could join us to break down CBS's new reboot of its network-changing old favorite (which...only went off the air like six years ago?). We talked about whether we'll keep watching for "The New Class" after l'affaire Hodges gets resolved, w…
 
This week things are gettin' spooky around the mansion as we take a trip to the Magic Castle with our friend and chaperone Marc Summers. He introduces us to famous magician Lance Burton and his kooky friends who put on a show worthy of a world-class haunting! Also, we get a short glimpse of what Jonathan Brandis was doing before he became insanely …
 
It's the second installment of 2021's fall Good One / Bad One, this time discussing the new FOX drama The Big Leap, and Apple TV+'s news/comedy/journalism/the fact that we don't know what to call it is part of the problem here/discussion show, The Problem With Jon Stewart. In this episode, Margaret has many problems with Stewart, Kathryn and Andrew…
 
The SCU (Sopranos Cinematic Universe) expands with the release, in theaters and on HBO Max, of the prequel film The Many Saints Of Newark, and Rolling StoneSenior TV Critic/certified Sopranologist Alan Sepinwall is here to discuss it with us! Around The Dial takes us through The Problem With Jon Stewart, Our Kind Of People, Maid, and the Working Gi…
 
This week we invite you to get high on us as we watch the famed Robert Evans court-ordered PSA special that aired on NBC in 1981. With a smashing theme song sung by stars from the 70s and 80s, this anti-drug message worked so well that drugs have been virtually eradicated from America! WATCH Recorded & Published by Golden Ox Studios - https://golde…
 
In today's late-because-of-water-heater-chaos episode, we discuss three key things: The origin of the name Peaky Blinders (in which Margaret and Andrew each invent new terms) The pilot of Hulu's new adaptation of Y: The Last Man (which Margaret likens to this extremely timely and relevant cultural property) And then the gonzo excellence of Peacock'…
 
We're so grateful Nick Rheinwald-Jones jumped through a green Jurassic vagina with us to watch La Brea, NBC's latest attempt at a sci-fi dystopia -- but this one involves a sinkhole in "Los Angeles," were-dogs, and Jon Seda. Should you watch the pilot just for the dumb crappy fun of it all? Or is it too stuck in that 2006 "we can be the next Lost" …
 
This week is a real doozy as we talk about Steven Speilberg's first big picture! We talk about how we finally have a show that is fun to watch and how somedays when you're recording these episodes about bad television and how much of a drag it can be and how sometimes you really just question the point of it all and how what happened in your life t…
 
This year's crop of fall shows is small but potent. Look forward to watching each of these good and/or bad shows with us over the next few weeks. This is an episode that MOST of us came prepared for. SHOW NOTES: Y: The Last Man on Hulu: https://www.hulu.com/series/y-the-last-man-9fb2d79b-1280-48be-b185-f989b9c9519a Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol on Pe…
 
Nearly two years after its first-season premiere, The Morning Show is back on AppleTV+, and its #1 fan Christina Tucker has returned to talk about all the delightful madness! Around The Dial takes us through The Premise, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., and the new seasons of Sex Education and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Amelia asks us to poach good …
 
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