TV Insider Podcast: Cheers or Jeers for ‘Nancy Drew’? Plus, ‘Emergence’ EPs on Speedy Storytelling

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'Nancy Drew'

It’s clear the fall TV season is here (we’ve been talking about it for what feels like forever), and now that we’re a few weeks in, there are some gems starting to emerge (Stumptown, I’m looking at you!) and a few that are failing to wow viewers (sorry, Sunnyside). But for your sci-fi mystery appetite, ABC’s most excellent Emergence is giving us some good TV after only three episodes (the fourth airs on Tuesday).

The one-hour drama comes from Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Agent Carter, Kevin [Almost] Saves the World) and casts Allison Tolman (Fargo, Good Girls) as a Long Island sheriff who finds a mysterious little girl and, well, things get freaky from there. What exactly is young Piper (Alexa Swinton)? And where did she come from? Those are just a few questions in the show and, credit to Fazekas and Butters, we’re getting answers quickly.

In this week’s episode of the TV Insider Podcast, the series’ creators and executive producers sat down with our Jim Halterman to talk about how the show came about and why they didn’t want an entire season to go by without viewers finding things out. After all, in 2019, a “slow burn” kind of storytelling doesn’t really work.

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Also in this episode, Senior Writer Damian Holbrook also talks up the hits and misses in the new TV season and weighs in on Emergence as well as the CW’s Nancy Drew and many more.

So, feel free to listen to the podcast right here or download (and subscribe…and while you’re at it, rate us on Itunes!) and feel free to let us know what you’re liking and not liking about the podcast.

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Emergence, Tuesdays, 10/9c, ABC.