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

A New ‘Wonder Years,’ ‘Goldbergs’ Remembers Pops, ‘Conners’ Goes Live, ‘Survivor’ and Chicago Shows Return, Singing ‘Alter Egos,’ Climate Night in Late Night

Jason Sudeikis the Emmys 2021

Ask Matt: When the Emmys Become the Streamys

'Our Kind of People' Star Yaya DaCosta

Fox’s Sudsy ‘People,’ CBS All In on ‘FBI,’ Relationships in Flux on Medical Shows

The 73rd Emmy Awards
Review

Critic’s Notebook: Few Surprises at the 2021 Emmys

Ordinary Joe James Wolk NBC

‘Ordinary Joe’ Kicks Off Premiere Week, ‘NCIS’ on the Move with ‘Hawai’i’, Fox’s ‘Big Leap,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ Moves On

Emmys 2021

The Emmys, Ken Burns’ ‘Muhammad Ali,’ A Political ‘Fiasco,’ Lifetime’s ‘Imperfect High’

Jeopardy!, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jenning as hosts

Ask Matt: ‘Jeopardy!’s New Game Plan

Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon in The Morning Show
Review

Roush Review: Peering Into ‘The Morning Show’s Fishbowl of Piranhas

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,’ Wake Up with ‘Morning Show,’ Late Night with ‘Ted Lasso’s Coach Beard, McQueen Documentaries, Charlamagne’s ‘Truth’

The Premise Jon Bernthal FX on Hulu

An Offbeat ‘Premise,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Finale, Dan Brown’s ‘Lost Symbol,’ Vamps Go to a Casino

Hamilton, The Queen's Gambit, The Undoing
Emmys

2021 Emmy Predictions: Matt Roush’s Picks for Limited Series & More

Muhammad Ali PBS
Review

Roush Review: Ken Burns’ Dynamic Portrait of Muhammad Ali Is a Knockout

Amanda Gorman Speaks Again, A ‘MasterChef’ Winner and ‘Nailed It!’ Baking Mishaps, ‘My Son’ An Improvised Thriller

Gillian Anderson in The Crown, Michael K. Williams in Lovecraft Country, Mj Rodriguez in Pose
Emmys

Emmy Predictions: Matt Roush’s Picks for Drama

America's Got Talent Season 16 Heidi, Howie, Simon, Sofia

Ask Matt: Judging the Reality Show Judges

‘Talent’ Finals, ‘Miracle Workers’ Finale, ‘Once Upon a Time in Queens,’ Bear’s Back in ‘You vs. Wild’

Hacks Ted Lasso the Flight Attendant
Emmys

2021 Emmy Predictions: Matt Roush’s Picks for Comedy

Ben Schnetzer as Yorick in Y The Last Man

‘Y: The Last Man,’ Remembering Sandra Day O’Connor, ‘Finding Alice,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ Returns

Scenes From a Marriage Oscar Isaac Jessica Chastain

A ‘Marriage’ Drama, 9/11 Remembrances, MTV’s VMAs, ‘American Rust’

Megan Boone in The Blacklist and Emily VanCamp in The Resident

Ask Matt: When Stars Depart, Why Not Recast?

‘Come from Away’ and 9/11 Programming, Lucifer’s Final Act, Don’t Mess with ‘Kate,’ ‘Comedy on Earth’

Scenes From a Marriage
Review

Roush Review: Devastating ‘Scenes’ From a Rocky Marriage

Ali and X as ‘Blood Brothers,’ Jon Stewart Fights for ‘Responders,’ Gangland ‘Kin,’ Michael Strahan’s Evolution

'Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.' Stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Mapuana Makia

A New Female ‘Doogie,’ 9/11 from Comedians’ and Women’s Perspectives, Netflix Circles Back, More of the Wu-Tang Saga

impeachment american crime story beanie feldstein

‘Impeachment,’ An ‘Untold’ Tennis Story, ‘Queen Sugar,’ ‘Murders’ with a Sting

Lisa Rinna Days of Our Lives Beyond Salem

‘Days’ Goes ‘Beyond Salem,’ A Countdown to Space Flight, Lifetime Makes Drama of Harry & Meghan, ‘Zero’ Tolerance

Mark Bonnar as Max, Jamie Sives as Jake in Guilt

Wallow in ‘Guilt,’ Return of ‘Billions’ and ‘Meerkat Manor,’ ‘Legends’ Finale, 9/11 Remembrances

Mark Bonnar as Max, Jamie Sives as Jake in Guilt
Review

Roush Review: ‘Guilt’ Is a Masterpiece of a Guilty Pleasure

Cinderella Camila Cabello Amazon Prime Video

Camila Cabello’s Cinderella, Billie Eilish in Concert, Remembering Rick James, Double Duty for Juno Temple

Impeachment American Crime Story Beanie Feldstein
Review

Roush Review: ‘Impeachment’ Is Mostly Monica’s Tripp-y Story

Matt Berry as Laszlo, Kayvan Novak as Nandor, Natasia Demetriou as Nadja in What We Do in the Shadows

Vamping in the ‘Shadows,’ CMA Summer Jam, ‘Q-Force’ Saves the Day

Dug Days Ed Asner Carl Dug the Dog

Pixar’s ‘Dug Days,’ 9/11 Documentaries on Netflix, Apple and National Geographic, Remembering Richard Pryor

What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 cast FX
Review

Roush Review: Emerging Once Again, Hilariously, From the ‘Shadows’