Matt Roush

Matt Roush

Matt Roush's fondest professional memory is moderating a sold-out cast reunion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer at PaleyFest in Hollywood. Among his many TV appearances, recent favorites include playing Guest Programmer for Turner Classic Movies, and being a panelist on SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix. As a nationally respected television journalist, he has served on the jury for the American Film Institute's annual AFI Awards for more than a decade, selecting the best TV shows of the year. He has also served on the nominating committee for the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's Critic' Choice Awards. He was USA Today's television critic and columnist and he is currently TV Guide Magazine's Senior Critic. (PLUS: To get Matt's top TV picks in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our What's Worth Watching e-mail newsletter.)

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Matt Roush

NFL Divisional Playoffs, ‘Billions’ Is Back, Daryl’s ‘Walking Dead’ History

Christine Baranski, Louisa Jacobson, Cynthia Nixon, Denée Benton in The Gilded Age

Roush Review: HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ Is Highly Polished Entertainment

Sidney Poitier in Separate But Equal

Ask Matt: Remembering a Legend

‘Ozark’ Returns, ‘As We See It’ on Prime Video, ‘Blue Bloods’ Confessional Crisis, ‘Fraggle Rock’

As We See It Season 1 Prime Video

Roush Review: Life on the Spectrum ‘As We See It’

Another ‘Ghost’ Emerges, ‘Single Drunk Female,’ ‘Women’ Finale, Ed and Randall’s ‘True Story’

Ally Sheedy as Carol, Sofia Black-D'Elia as Sam in Single Drunk Female

Roush Review: Sobering Up With a ‘Single Drunk Female’

‘Race’ Resumes, Animals as Videographers, The Curious Jeff Goldblum, Still ‘Too Hot to Handle’

How I Met Your Father Hilary Duff

‘How I Met Your Father,’ Daddy Issues on ‘This Is Us,’ Broadway’s Reopening, ‘Abbott’ Struggles with Tech

Hallmark Salutes Betty White, Civil Rights Documentaries on TCM, NFL Wild Card, ‘NCIS’ vs. Terrorists

Christina Ricci as Misty, Juliette Lewis as Natalie, Tawny Cypress as Taissa, Melanie Lynskey as Shauna in Yellowjackets

‘Yellowjackets’ finale, Remembering Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Everett Is ‘Somebody Somewhere,’ NFL Wild Card Weekend

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in Ray Donovan: The Movie

‘Ray Donovan’ Last Stand, Denzel Is ‘Macbeth,’ ‘After Life’ Final Season, A Real ‘Scream’

Wolf Like Me Isla Fisher

‘Wolf Like Me,’ ‘Peacemaker,’ ‘Ghosts’ Goes Catfishing, ‘Law & Order’s Organized Criminal

'Cheer' Season 2 Trailer

Netflix Brings ‘Cheer,’ ‘Greed’ and the Elizabeth Holmes Trial, A Stalled ‘Race,’ ‘Eternals’ on Disney+

Dexter: New Blood, Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Ask Matt: ‘Dexter’ Ending Was Not to Die For

Kaci Walfall as Naomi in Naomi

‘Naomi’ Joins The CW’s Hall of Heroes, Road Trips on ‘This Is Us,’ Remembering Alvin Ailey, ‘Kings of Napa’

Liev Schreiber as Ray in Ray Donovan The Movie

Roush Review: It’s a Wrap (Rap?) for ‘Ray Donovan’ in a Movie Finale

'Jeopardy!,' Amy Schneider, Surpasses $1 Million Mark

‘Jeopardy!’ Million Dollar Player, College Football Championship, ‘Golden Palace,’ Michael K. Williams’ ‘Black Market’

Imogen Clawson, Bobby and Nicholas Ralph in All Creatures Great and Small

‘Creatures,’ ‘Witches,’ ‘Gemstones’ Return, ‘Dexter’ Finale, Trippy ‘Yellowjackets’

Yellowstone Season 4 Kevin Costner

Ask Matt: ‘Yellowstone’ Behavior and ‘1883’ Hygiene

RuPaul’s Drag Race

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Remembering Betty White, Lyle Lovett Returns to ‘Blue Bloods,’ Final ‘Search Party’

'Women of the Movement,' ABC Limited Series, Cedric Joe as Emmett Till, Adrienne Warren as Mamie Till-Mobley

‘Women of the Movement,’ A ‘Ghosts’ Hunt, ‘Joe Millionaire,’ An ‘SVU’ Comeback

Women of the Movement

Roush Review: A Mother’s Grief Turns Into Activism in ‘Women of the Movement’

The Cast of The Amazing Race Season 33

The ‘Race’ Resumes, Sophia Bush Is ‘Good Sam,’ ‘Worst Cooks,’ ‘American Greed’

Quinta Brunson in Abbott Elementary, Ana Gasteyer in American Auto

Roush Review: Workplace Humor in ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘American Auto’

Beginning of the End for ‘This Is Us’ and ‘black-ish,’ New Tuesday Comedies (‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘American Auto,’ ‘Grand Crew’), Judge Steve Harvey

The Cleaning Lady star Elodie Yung

Roush Review: ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Mops Up the Melodrama

'The Bachelor' Season 26, Clayton Echard to star

A New ‘Bachelor,’ ‘Lone Star’ and ‘Cleaning Lady’ on Fox, ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Returns, America’s Ugliest Houses

Carole King & James Taylor Just Call Out My Name

Carole King & James Taylor Trade Off Signature Songs in ‘Just Call Out My Name’

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Return to Hogwarts Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter Reunion, Carole King & James Taylor, ‘Yellowstone’ Finale, PBS Goes ‘Around the World’

William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso in Cobra Kai

New Year’s Celebrations, ‘Cobra Kai,’ Olivia Colman in ‘Lost Daughter,’ ‘Stay Close’

Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen

‘Frozen’ on ABC, ‘Discovery’ and More New Streaming Episodes, Peach Bowl

Temura Morrison as Boba Fett, Mina-Na Wen as Fennec Shand in The Book of Boba Fett

Adventures of Boba Fett, ‘Wonder Years’ Marathon, Times Square Killer, Oscar winning romcoms

Around the World in Eighty Days

Roush Review: Buy a Ticket for a Trip ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ on PBS

black-ish season 1 tracee ellis ross anthony anderson

Down ‘black-ish’ Memory Lane, Remembering ‘Super’ Bob Einstein, Looking Back at 2021, ‘Raid the Fridge’

Looking Back at 2021, ‘Landscapers’ Finale, Winter on TCM

Best Broadcast TV Episodes 2021, Blue Bloods, The Wonder Years, This Is Us

Matt Roush’s Top 10 Broadcast TV Shows of 2021

Insecure Issa Dee Issa Rae

‘Insecure’ Finale, ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie, ‘1883’ at a Crossroads, Dexter in Jeopardy

Matt Roush Top 10 TV Shows 2021 WandaVision, Ted Lasso, The Underground Railroad

Matt Roush’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

Don't Look Up Jonah Hill, Leo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence

‘Don’t Look Up’ and ‘Encanto’ Begin Streaming, ‘Dickinson’ and ‘Wheel of Time’ Finales, ‘Holly Dolly Christmas’ and Christmas Marathons

Holiday ‘Fantasy Island,’ Peacock’s ‘Vigil,’ ‘Ghosts’ Fan Favorites, ‘Reno 911!’ Special

Kennedy Center Honors, ‘Sunny’ and ‘Hawkeye’ Finales, Emily Still in Paris

And Just Like That Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis

Ask Matt: Unnecessary Reboots (‘And Just Like That…) and Crossovers

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Being the Ricardos

‘Being the Ricardos,’ ‘Bachelorette’ Finale, Jim Gaffigan a ‘Comedy Monster,’ Seasonal Music at the White House

Agatha Raisin Kissing Christmas Goodbye

‘Agatha Raisin’ and a Christmas Mystery, HBO’s ‘Reopening Night,’ Ghost Stories on BritBox, Christmas Movies and Specials

Tim McGraw as James, Isabel May as Elsa in 1883

‘Yellowstone’ Origin Story ‘1883,’ Paul Rudd Joins ‘SNL’ Five-Timers Club, ‘Claws’ Final Season, Holiday Toons on Fox

CSI: Vegas Gil Grissom William Petersen

Ask Matt: Fans Bugged by a ‘CSI’ Without Gil Grissom

Supernatural Winchesters God Episodes Swan Song

‘Swan Song,’ ‘Witcher’ Returns, Film Registry Classics on TCM, ‘Shrink’ and ‘Swagger’ Finales

Station Eleven Teaser Trailer

‘Station Eleven,’ Return of ‘MacGruber,’ Christmas in the ‘Grey’-verse, Remembering Prince Philip

‘Survivor’ Finale, Holiday Comedy Episodes on NBC, ‘Shatner in Space,’ ‘Hand of God’ on Netflix

The Voice, Girl Named Tom, Season 21

All-Star ‘Voice’ Finale, ‘Grand Crew’ Preview, ‘FBI’ Midseason Cliffhanger, A New ‘Nutcracker’

Station Eleven on HBO Max

Roush Review: Much Post-Apocalyptic Ado in ‘Station Eleven’

The ‘Sesame Street’ Gang, NBC’s ‘American Auto’ Preview, A ‘Colossal Cartoon Christmas,’ Meet ‘The Larkins’

‘Succession’ Finale, ‘Dexter’s Cover Blown, ‘Real Charlie Chaplin,’ Billie Eilish on ‘SNL,’ Christmas Movies (on CBS, Even)

The Big Leap Season 1 Scott Foley

Ask Matt: Can ‘Big Leap’ Dance Into a Second Season?

Frankie Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tim DeKay in The Expanse

‘Expanse’ Final Season, New ‘Peanuts’ Special, Cyberattack on ‘Blue Bloods,’ Sandra Bullock in ‘Unforgivable’

Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis in And Just Like That

Roush Review: ‘Sex’ Shtick Becoming Old Hat

And Just Like That... Mario Cantone, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Willie Garson

A ‘Ghosts’ Possession, ‘Sex and the City’ Sequel, ‘Anne Boleyn,’ Kanye’s Benefit Concert

‘CSI’ Finale, ‘Welcome to Earth,’ CMT Christmas Specials, Chicago Shows Take a Break

King of the Hill Guest Stars Jennifer Aniston

Sitcoms Recreated ‘In Front of a Studio Audience,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ Preview, People’s Choice Awards, ‘Weirdo’ Nicole Byer

Joe Pickett on Spectrum

Roush Review: Don’t Underestimate Spectrum’s ‘Joe Pickett’

David Thewlis, Olivia Colman in Landscapers

Olivia Colman in ‘Landscapers,’ Spectrum’s ‘Joe Pickett,’ ‘9-1-1’ and ‘Big Leap’ Finales, Pearl Harbor Remembered on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

Previewing ‘West Side Story,’ Holiday Movies (and a Parody), COVID’s ‘First Wave,’ ‘Dead’ Finales, ‘Succession’ Goes to Italy


Ask Matt: What’s With the ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’ Casting?

Sex and the ‘Harlem’ City, ‘Money Heist’ Finale, Higgins’ Secret on ‘Magnum,’ New Seasons of ‘Pen15’ and ‘Alex Rider’


Roush Review: Pathos Blurs With Fantasy in HBO’s True-Crime ‘Landscapers’