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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Quinta Brunson in 'Abbott Elementary'

Ask Matt: ‘Golden Bachelor,’ Post-Oscars ‘Abbott’ & More

Ariana Madix, Pasha Pashkov, Daniella Karagach, Jason Mraz, Xochitl Gomez, Val Chmerkovskiy, Charity Lawson, Artem Chigvintsev, Alyson Hannigan, and Sasha Farber — 'Dancing With the Stars'

‘Dancing’ Finale, Home Invasion on ‘Fargo,’ Geddy Lee Grills Fellow Bass Masters, ‘NCIS’ on the Rocks

Ruby Leigh on The Voice

‘Voice’ Goes Live, Boston’s Notorious Murder Case, ‘Price Is Right’ in Prime Time, Ice T Plays Bar Games

Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, Nicollette Sheridan-'Ladies of the '80s: A Divas Christmas '

Divas of the ’80s, 40 Years of Thriller, All About Agatha Christie, ’60 Minutes’ on ‘Barbie’s Director

Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo with Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry in 'May December'

Oscar Buzz for ‘May December,’ Eddie Murphy on ‘Candy Cane Lane,’ Kanan’s ‘Power Book,’ TCM’s Month of Cary Grant

Gerry Turner on The Golden Bachelor

‘Golden Bachelor’s Final Rose, Chuck Lorre’s ‘Bookie,’ ‘Family Switch’ and ‘Obliterated’ on Netflix, Grinch Strikes Again

Gary Oldman in Slow Horses

‘Slow Horses’ Revs Up, Christmas at Rock Center and Graceland, New Cop in ‘Shetland,’ Dr. ‘Dodger’

Tom Selleck in 'Blue Bloods' - 'Forgive Us Our Trespasses'

Ask Matt: Ending ‘Blue Bloods,’ Streaming ‘Doctor Who’ & More

Patti Labelle in PBS's 'How Great Thou Art, a Sacred Celebration'

Patti LaBelle and Friends Sing Sacred Music, ‘Fargo’ Prepares for Action, Sharkbite in Sydney, Isabella Rossellini Visits ‘Chopped’

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

‘Rudolph’ Shines On, ‘Special Forces’ Finale, Inside ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘Steeltown Murders’

David Tennant-'Doctor Who'

Look Who’s Back as Doctor Who, Baz Luhrmann Revises ‘Australia,’ TCM Remembers William Friedkin, Christmas Lights and Movies

Brie Larson in 'Lessons in Chemistry'

Binge on ‘Chemistry,’ Christmas Movie Deluge, College Football, True Crime Never Dies

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb host the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Balloons, Dogs and Football on the Thanksgiving Menu, Julia’s Homecoming, Searching Lost Cities, TV Marathons

'Squid Game: The Challenge'

‘Squid Game’ for Real, Christmas Cheer with Hannah Waddingham, Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Genie,’ Back to ‘Good Burger’

Jesse L. Martin and Maahra Hill for 'The Irrational'

Ask Matt: ‘Irrational’ Scheduling, ‘NCIS,’ ‘Rookie: Feds’ & More

Juno Temple for 'Fargo' Year 5

Funky, Fabulous ‘Fargo,’ ‘Dancing’ to Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler as Leo the Lizard, Groundbreaking Women Athletes

Jon Hamm — 'Fargo'

Roush Review: Weird, Wacky, Wonderfully Suspenseful, ‘Fargo’ Is Back in Top Form

DeVonta Smith #6 and Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles react following a touchdown by Smith against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 05, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Super Bowl Rematch, Letterman Visits ‘Late Show,’ More ‘Spellbound,’ Kennedy’s Crisis

2023 Billboard Music Awards finalists/nominees key art

Billboard Music Awards, Remembering JFK, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Finale, ‘Party of Five’ Holiday Reunion

Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in 'Rustin'

Colman Domingo Is ‘Rustin,’ ‘Monarch’ Monster Mania, Tyler Perry’s Story, a Movie to ‘Destroy’

Elizabeth Debicki in 'The Crown' Season 6

Princess Diana’s Final Act on ‘The Crown,’ British ‘Ghosts’ on CBS, ‘Julia’ in Europe, Lilith Reunites with Frasier

Godzilla — 'Monarch: Legacy of Monsters'

Roush Review: ‘Monarch’s Best Legacy Is Its Monsters

Patti LaBelle in an interview for 'CMT Smashing Glass' 2023

Smashing Glass on CMT, Watery ‘Spy’ Finale, Daniel Radcliffe’s Tribute, ‘Quantum’ vs. Nazis

Niecy Nash-Betts in 'The Rookie: Feds'

Ask Matt: Cancellations Woes (‘Feds,’ ‘Joe Pickett’), Football Frenzy, Missing Lucy at the Holidays & More

Olivia Swann and Todd Lasance in 'NCIS Sydney'

‘NCIS’ in Sydney, ‘Murder’ in Iceland, Dancing to Whitney Houston, ‘Wrexham’ Finale

Emma Corrin in 'A Murder at the End of the World'

Roush Review: ‘Murder’ Most Chilling in Iceland ‘at the End of the World’

Lady Bird Johnson as seen in 'The Lady Bird Diaries'

Lady Bird’s Audio Diaries, Kelly vs. Michelle in ‘Barmageddon,’ Colbert Visits Streisand, The BlackBerry Story

Nathan Fielder and Emma Stone in 'The Curse'

Emma Stone Is Cursed, ‘Beacon 23’ in Space, New ‘Gilded Age’ Adversary, Let Them Eat (Buddy’s) Cake

Krys Marshall and Joel Kinnaman in 'For All Mankind'

Back in Space with ‘Mankind,’ Michael Fassbender as a ‘Killer,’ Amateur 007s, PBS Salutes Veterans

Stephan James and Lena Headey in 'Beacon 23'

Roush Review: ‘Beacon 23’ Beckons Sci-Fi Fans to a Remote Space Lighthouse

Jesse Palmer and Gerry Turner in 'The Golden Bachelor' Women Tell All special

The Women Tell All on ‘Golden Bachelor,’ Frasier’s Blind Date(s), ‘Colin’ From Australia, Max’s Rapper Comedy

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning for the 2023 CMA Awards on ABC

CMA Awards, ‘Morning Show’ Finale, ‘Buccaneers,’ Santa vs. Santa

Dolly Parton interviewed by Robin Roberts in 'Dolly Parton: From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll'

Hello, Dolly (Parton), ‘Wipeout,’ Student Songwriters, Back to Oak Island

Gwen Stefani, Reba McEntire, Niall Horan, John Legend for 'The Voice' Season 24

Wynonna the New ‘Voice’ Mentor, TCM Salutes Alan Arkin, An ‘Irrational’ Date, CW Schedule Shifts

John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy-'The Day that Shook America'

‘JFK: One Day in America’: How TV Is Commemorating JFK Assassination 60th Anniversary

Lisa Simpson in 'The Simpsons' Halloween episode 2023

‘Simpsons’ Halloween Trilogy, ‘Bass Reeves,’ JFK Remembrance, ‘Planet Earth III’

Insp. Vivienne Holness (Karen Robinson ), Det Sgt. Henry Graff (Aden Young), Det Sgt. Frankie Bateman (Kathleen Munroe), and Crown Attorney Theo Forrester (K.C. Collins)

Ask Matt: A Canadian ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Swarm’s Future, TV Post-Strike & More

Jaz Sinclair and London Thor in 'Gen V' - Season 1, Episode 7

‘Gen V’ Finale, Awkwafina Is ‘Quiz Lady,’ ‘Nyad’ and ‘Sly’ on Netflix, Revisiting ‘L.A. Law’

Nell Sutton and Mark Ruffalo - 'All The Light We Cannot See'

‘All the Light We Cannot See,’ Golden Bachelor’s Home Visits, ‘SEAL Team’ Returns to CBS, ‘Lower Decks’ Finale

Friends - Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox

Best of Chandler, ‘Black Cake’ on Hulu, Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, Beatles’ Last Song

Aria Mia Loberti in 'All the Light We Cannot See'

Roush Review: Too Much Bombast Obscures the ‘Light We Cannot See’

Notts County vs. Wrexham game as seen in 'Welcome to Wrexham' Season 2 Episode 12

Wrexham’s Biggest Match, ‘Dancing’ a Monster Mash, ‘Swarm’ Finale, ‘Dragula’ Returns

Tony Curran and Martin Compston in 'Mayflies'

‘Mayflies’ from Scotland, ‘Irrational’ in Court, A War on Disco, World Series Moves to Arizona

Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer in 'Fellow Travelers'

‘Fellow Travelers’ on Showtime, Return to ‘The Gilded Age,’ ‘Billions’ Finale, Party Time in ‘Krapopolis’

Cynthia Nixon-'The Gilded Age'

Roush Review: Return to HBO’s Gorgeously Rendered ‘Gilded Age’

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks speaks to the media during the World Series Workout Day at Globe Life Field on October 26, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.

World Series Opener, ‘South Park’ Special, Emily Blunt and Chris Evans as ‘Pain Hustlers,’ Classic Horror on TCM

Matt Bomer. Jonathan Bailey-'Fellow Travelers'

Roush Review: Life in the Washington, D.C. Closet in Compelling ‘Fellow Travelers’

Simon Bird as David and Kadiff Kerwan as David in 'Everyone Else Burns' Season 1 Episode 1

A Comedy That ‘Burns,’ New ‘American Horror Stories,’ Explore a Lake of Fire, ‘Trek’s Warrior Spirit

Clip from PBS's 'Spy in the Ocean: A Nature Miniseries'

Nature TV Bonanza with ‘Spy in the Ocean’ and ‘Life on Our Planet,’ ‘Invasion’ Finale, New ‘Challenge’ Battle, Pawn Stars Hit the Road

Jack Cutmore-Scott and Kelsey Grammer in 'Frasier'

Ask Matt: Will ‘Frasier’ Return to CBS? Plus ‘Severance,’ ‘Irrational’ & More

Len Goodman on Dancing with the Stars

Remembering Len Goodman on ‘Dancing,’ Rise and Fall of Milli Vanilli, a ‘Wrexham’ History Lesson, Spotlight on Native America

King Charles III and Queen Camilla

A Royal Overview, Spanish Horror in ’30 Coins,’ ‘Irrational’s Poker Adventure, TCM Salutes Dick Van Dyke

Kim Dickens as Madison Clark in 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 8B

‘Fear’s Final Chapters, Dick Van Dyke on ‘Simpsons,’ Expanded ’60 Minutes,’ Ma Goldberg’s Prison Break Movie

Titus Welliver in 'Bosch: Legacy'

‘Bosch’ in Search Mode,’ Reloading ‘Upload,’ a Spymaster Speaks, Bill Burr and Other ‘Old Dads’

Josh Gad as Gary, Isla Fisher as Mary, and Ariel Donoghue as Emma in 'Wolf Like Me' Season 2

Werewolves, ‘Peter and the Wolf,’ ‘Star Trek’s Cave Fixation, ‘Neon’ in Miami

Raymond Lee and Caitlin Bassett in 'Quantum Leap' Season 2 Episode 3

Leaping Into UFO Territory, Ms. Pat’s Courtroom, Tribe Swap on ‘Survivor,’ Campy Ghost Hunting

Raymond Lee in Quantum Leap - Season 2

Ask Matt: NBC’s Strike Strategy, ‘NCIS: Sydney,’ ‘Dancing’ Wish List and More

Robin Williams onstage at Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education at the Beacon Theatre in 2010

Remembering Robin Williams, ‘Frasier’ on CBS, Dancing to Disney, Inside the Navajo Police

Ken Burns

Ken Burns and the American Buffalo, ‘Daily Show’ Returns with Guest Hosts, Remastered ‘Snow White,’ Football vs. Baseball

Pete Davidson on 'Saturday Night Live'

‘Saturday Night Live’ Returns, Disney’s 100th, ‘Daryl Dixon’ Finale, ‘World on Fire’ Reignites on PBS

Brie Larson in 'Lessons In Chemistry'

Apple’s ‘Chemistry’ Lesson, Friday the 13th Thrills with John Carpenter, ‘Creepshow’ and ‘Goosebumps,’ ‘Cage’ Match on CBS

Brie Larson-'Lessons in Chemistry'

Roush Review: ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Cooks Up Some Delicious Period Drama

Carla Gugino as Verna in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'

Modernized ‘House of Usher,’ ‘Frasier’ Rebooted, New Boss on ‘Transplant,’ Reality TV ‘House of Villains’

Paola Nuñez, T'Nia Miller, Kyliegh Curran, Crystal Balint, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Samantha Sloyan, and Matt Biedel — 'The Fall of the House of Usher'

Roush Review: ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ Transforms Poe Into a Corporate Immorality Tale of Karmic Justice

Messi Meets America

Messi Mania, Jewel on ‘Masked Singer,’ Juul’s Rise and Fall, Familiar Face on ‘Quantum Leap’

Nicholas Lyndhurst and Kelsey Grammer in 'Frasier' - 'The Good Father'

Roush Review: ‘Frasier’ Revives a Classic TV Comedy Character