Empire Delivers Tough Cookies

Mark Blankenship returns to the Blankenship chair to talk about Empire, Roseanne, and much more.

Dean of the Blankenship Chair Mark Blankenship joins us to talk about the newest show he’s covering for Previously.TV — Fox’s runaway hit hip-hop soap opera Empire! Liv returns to tell us all about the “Troll Bridge” episode of Face Off, and then we go around the dial to discuss The Americans, the new Emmy eligibility rules, another weird old TV ad, and the imminent return of Intervention. Mark presents the “Don’t Make Me Over” episode of Roseanne to The Canon, and then after naming the week’s Winner and Loser, we all dig into a Game Time (from our beloved Joe Reid) that requires us to bust out our calculators. Take a dose of your experimental medicine and enjoy!



  • Lead Topic πŸ’Ώ Empire
  • Around The Dial 🧌 Face Off
  • Around The Dial πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The Americans
  • Around The Dial πŸ€₯ Lying
  • Around The Dial πŸ† Emmy Rules
  • Around The Dial 🍦 Carvel Ice Cream
  • Around The Dial πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Intervention
  • The Canon 🌹 Roseanne S04.E24: Don’t Make Me Over
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘ Professor Utonium
  • Winner & Loser πŸ‘Ž The Nutty Professor
  • Game Time πŸ§— Mountain Climber