Tonight the KERN Krew and I (minus Mr. KERN himself, who’s down in Anaheim with his family this week deservedly enjoying its surfeit of theme parks) welcome the return of the great TV writer Jane Espenson, she of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Game of Thrones,” “Firefly,” “Angel,” “The OC,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Andy Barker,” “Dollhouse,” “Caprica,” and “Torchwood” fame. Her latest series, “Once Upon A Time,” returns to ABC with new episodes Sept. 30.
We also welcome (for the first time!) white-hot writer-actor-producer Brad “Cheeks” Bell, Espenson’s collaborator on the uber-gay smash Web series “Husbands,” in which Cheeks stars with Jon Cryer, Tricia Helfer, John Hodgman, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Amber Benson, Emma Caulfield, Sasha Roiz, Mekhi Pfeifer, Alessandra Torresani, Dichen Lachman and Joss Whedon (as The Agent).
We’ll have a look at the Paley Center’s list of top TV Dynamic Duos.
We’ll discuss why summer movie tickets bought are at a 20-year low. (Hint: Taylor Kitsch, it turns out, is not wholly to blame.)
We may finally talk about the autumn movies to which we’re most looking forward.
And we’re likely to talk about the 2012 finale of “Breaking Bad,” J.J. Abrams’ “Revolution” pilot, the “Louie” Late Show episodes and the Rerestic-centric 100th episode of “Weeds.”
“Ask Mr. KERN” continues to nest in its later football-season timeslot.
The radio show airs its next five episodes on Saturdays 10:05 p.m. to Midnight Pacific Time / 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Eastern.
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