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

Chicago Med - Brian Tee and YaYa

A ‘Chicago Med’ Departure, Series and Season Finales (‘Stargirl,’ ‘Amazing Race,’ ‘Reginald,’), Jane Curtin on ‘Conners’

Jane Curtin and Katey Sagal in 'The Conners'

Ask Matt: ‘The Conners’ Parent Trap, ‘Rookie’ Moves & More

Kenan Thompson for 'The People's Choice Awards'

People’s Choice Awards, ‘Late Show’ to Greenland, ‘Monarch’ Finale, ‘Winchester’ Daddy Issues

Fred Armisen and Ana Gasteyer - 'That's My Jam'

Jamming with ‘SNL’ Veterans, Bar Games on ‘Barmageddon,’ Final Season of ‘His Dark Materials’

Best Netflix Shows in 2022: The Crown, Cobra Kai, and Stranger Things

‘The Crown,’ ‘Stranger Things’ & More of Netflix’s Best Shows in 2022

‘George & Tammy,’ Holiday TV Deluge, College Football, ‘SNL’ Returns

Alfred Molina - Three Pines

Literary Mystery and Spy Thrills, ‘Scrooge’ and More Holiday TV, ‘Young Rock’s Daddy Issue, ‘Blue Bloods’ Conflict

Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas - Season 2022

Dolly’s ‘Mountain Magic Christmas’ and More Holiday TV, Leslie Jordan’s Final ‘Kat’ Episode, All About Branson, Ava Gardner’s Star Rises

Quinta Brunson and Janelle James in 'Abbott Elementary' Season 2

Unprincipled at ‘Abbott,’ Lighting the Tree, Reviving ‘Willow,’ an ‘Irreverent’ Caper

Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon - 'George & Tammy'

Roush Review: ‘George & Tammy’ Sings a Country Love Story for the Ages

Santa Clause - 'Reindeer In Here'

New Reindeer in Town, New Cross to Bear on ‘Monarch,’ 20 Years of ‘Love, Actually,’ End of ‘Sugar’

A Windblown ‘9-1-1,’ ‘Southern Hospitality’ on Bravo, Bright Christmas Lights on ABC

Macaulay Culkin in 'Home Alone'

Tis the Season (Had You Heard?), ’60 Minutes’ Goes to the Dogs, Kelly Rowland on ‘Equalizer’ & Oprah Meets Quinta

Josh Groban - Josh Groban's Great Big Radio City Show

Josh Groban at Radio City, ‘Fantasy Football’ and College Football, a Hip Hop Nutcracker, ‘We’re Here’ Returns

'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,' 2020, Santa Claus

Parades and Football, ‘Criminal Minds’ Evolves, Justin Hartley in ‘Noel Diary’

Adam Devine as Bumper Allen, Sarah Hyland as Heidi in Pitch Perfect: Bumper In Berlin

‘Pitch Perfect’ Spinoff, Schooling Wednesday Addams, Apple’s ‘Echo,’ All About King Tut and Shaq

Michiel Huisman and Luke Evans in 'Echo 3'

Roush Review: Familiar Rescue Thrills in ‘Echo 3’

Andrew Lincoln in 'The Walking Dead' Series Finale

Ask Matt: The ‘Walking Dead’ Finale, Did ‘The Real Love Boat’ Sink & More

Welcome to Chippendales - Kumail Nanjiani

Chippendales Drama, Marlee Matlin on ‘New Amsterdam,’ Shuttle Excavation, ‘Our Universe’

Kumail Nanjiani in 'Welcome to Chippendales'

Roush Review: Kumail Nanjiani Leads a Gaudy Dance of Death in ‘Welcome to Chippendales’

Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy in 'Dancing With the Stars'

‘Dancing’ Finale, TCM Salutes Angela Lansbury, ‘NCIS’ Talks Turkey, Special Delivery on ‘Good Doctor’

‘Walking Dead’ Finale, Music Galore (AMAs, Elton John Live, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction), ‘Family Guy’ Hits 400, A Vampire Origin Story

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell

Ferrell and Reynolds Are ‘Spirited,’ Mickey Mouse and Fraggles, Joni Mitchell Songbook, Bros Clash on ‘Fire’ and ‘Bloods’

Peter Billingsley in 'A Christmas Story Christmas'

‘Christmas Story’ Sequel, Getting ‘Pickled’ on CBS, Marital Discord in ‘Fleishman,’ ‘Dead to Me’ Finale

Tim Allen in 'The Santa Clauses'

Tim Allen in ‘Santa Clauses,’ Thanksgiving Comedy on ABC, Thor Tests His Limits, Cook with Martha

Christine Baranski in 'The Good Fight'

Ask Matt: Spoiling for a ‘Fight,’ Oscar Hosting, Killing Off a TV Hero & More

Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym on 'FBI'

Maggie’s Return to ‘FBI,’ ‘La Brea’ Fall Finale, Keeley Hawes in the ‘Crossfire,’ Oak Island ‘Curse’ Continues

Claire Danes and Jesse in 'Fleishman Is in Trouble'

Roush Review: ‘Fleishman’ Examines a Relationship and Family ‘in Trouble’

Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen’s ‘Tonight Show’ Takeover, ‘Good Doctor’ Hits 100, Leslie Jordan’s ‘Celebrity IOU,’ Teletubbies Are Back


‘Yellowstone’ Returns, Stallone Is the ‘Tulsa King,’ ‘Vampire’ Finale, ‘Rogue Heroes’ on Epix

The English - Emily Blunt

‘English’ in the Wild West, Corden Among the ‘Mammals,’ Giving Up the ‘Fight,’ Food Network and HGTV Get in the Holiday Movie Spirit

A ‘Ghost’-ly In-Joke, Storm Clouds Over ‘Grey’s,’ Leaving ‘Atlanta,’ Mysterious ‘Calling,’ Brunch Time

The English - Emily Blunt

Roush Review: ‘The English’ Not at Home on This Bizarre Western Range

Elizabeth Debicki in 'The Crown' Season 5

Royal Drama on ‘The Crown,’ CMA Awards, ‘Handmaid’s Finale, ‘Pawn Stars’ Hits the Road

Elisha Williams, Dule Hill in The Wonder Years

Ask Matt: ABC’s Less-than-‘Wonder’ful Scheduling, ‘Good Fight’ Endgame, ‘Vampire’ Love

Willie Mays

Celebrating Willie Mays, Election Night Coverage, ‘Jeopardy!” Super Champ Exhibition, Bobby Flay Throws Down

Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce in The Crown

Roush Review: A New Cast Inherits ‘The Crown’ in the Queen’s Twilight Years

Quantum Leap Raymond Lee

A Youthful ‘Leap,’ Grooving to the ’90s, More Justice from Judy, Holiday Baking Bonanza

Dangerous Liaisons Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton

A ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Prequel, Phil Spector and His Victim, Lifetime Joins the Christmas Rush, World Series Climax

J.R. Ramirez, Matt Long, Melissa Roxburgh in 'Manifest'

‘Manifest’ Resurrected, ‘Lopez’ and ‘Young Rock’ on NBC, Geffen Hall Reopening, Star Power in Streaming Films

Blockbuster - J.B. Smoove, Melissa Fumero

Roush Review: Modestly Funny ‘Blockbuster’ Is a Nostalgic Relic

Broadway Bound Jesse Williams Filming Grey's Anatomy

Familiar Faces on ‘Grey’s,’ a Radical ‘Good Fight,’ Netflix Checks Out a ‘Blockbuster,’ British Suspense Thrillers

Quinta Brunson and Janelle James in 'Abbott Elementary' Season 2

‘Abbott’ vs. Charter Schools, ‘Race’ Travels an Hour Earlier (Sayonara, ‘Love Boat’), ‘Killer Sally’ and ‘Independent’ on Streaming

Steve Carell in 'The Patient'

Ask Matt: The Controversial ‘Patient’ Ending, ‘Cabinet’ Curiosity, a ‘Rookie’s Revealing Uniform

James Caan - 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala - Red Carpet

TCM Remembers James Caan, ‘Below Deck’ Spinoff, ‘New Amsterdam’ vs. Supremes, a Religious Sex Scandal

Ken Jennings

‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions, ‘Voice’ Knockouts, a ‘Good Doctor’s Miracle Cure, A Soap Villain’s Milestone

Jennifer Coolidge The White Lotus

Checking into a New ‘White Lotus,’ ‘Simpsons’ Halloween Trilogy, Celebrating Loretta Lynn, Halloween Classics on TCM

Matthew Perry

Diane Sawyer Talks to Matthew Perry, World Series Begins, ‘High School’ Finale, Louis Armstrong and All That Jazz

A ‘Ghosts’ Séance, New ‘Cribs’ on MTV, ‘Kat’ Mourns Leslie Jordan, Del Toro Salutes Lovecraft

Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams in 'Abbott Elementary' Season 2

Halloween on ABC Sitcoms, ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Returns, ‘Tree of Life’ Documentary, ‘Star Wars’ Jedi Tales

The White Lotus Season 2 Jennifer Coolidge

Roush Review: Perils of Paradise in a Sicilian ‘The White Lotus’

Quinta Brunson and Janelle James in 'Abbott Elementary' Season 2

Ask Matt: ‘Abbott’s Name Game, Chopped-Up Drew, Reba’s ‘Big Sky’ Boost

Guillermo del Toro in Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet Of Curiosities

Guillermo del Toro’s Horror Anthology, ‘Patient’ Finale, ‘Monarch’ Mystery Reveal, BritBox’s ‘Karen Pirie’

Personal Crisis on ‘9-1-1,’ Shock Waves on ‘Leap,’ an MIA on ‘NCIS,’ Michael Bublé Croons on ‘Dancing,’

Karen Pirie

Roush Review: Meet ‘Karen Pirie,’ Hot on the Trail of a Cold Case

‘Simpsons’ Plays ‘It’ with King, ‘Dragon’ Finale, ‘Power Book’ Ends and ‘BMF Documentary’ Begins, Stars Do Magic with Criss Angel

Fire Country

‘Fire Country’ Goes to Pot, Prime Video’s ‘Peripheral’ Vision, Manhunt on ‘20/20,’ Countdown to Christmas-Already

Inside Amy Schumer Season 5

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Returns, Familiar Face on ‘Grey’s,’ a Tree-Hugging Ghost, Found Footage Horror on ‘V/H/S/99’

Fred Armisen and Alexander Skarsgard in 'Documentary Now' Season 53

‘Documentary Now!’ with Alexander Skarsgård, Real Docs on Rosa Parks and Biden’s First Year, ‘Horror Story’ in New York City, ‘Handmaid’ on the Run

Cate Blanchett and Harriet Walter in 'Documentary Now!'

Roush Review: ‘Documentary Now!’ Returns With Mock Docs That Feel Hilariously Real

Wilmer Valderrama and Sean Murray in 'NCIS' Season 20

Ask Matt: More Action on ‘NCIS,’ Villain’s ‘Rookie’ Move, Growing Pains on ‘Grey’s’ & ‘9-1-1’

The Man Behind the Movie Posters, Still Feeding Phil, Awards Time on ‘Monarch,’ ‘Reboot’ Gets Loopy

Jeopardy! Second Chance Tournament Ken Jennings

‘Jeopardy!’ Gives Second Chances, ‘Doc Martin’s Final Season, Leaping to the Wild West, ‘Vow’ Goes to Court

Magpie Murders - Lesley Manville

‘Magpie Murders’ and More ‘Masterpiece Mystery,’ ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ Semifinal, Megan Thee Stallion Rides Into ‘SNL,’ Succession Drama on ‘Dragon’

Shantaram Charlie Hunnam

Apple’s ‘Shantaram,’ Romeo and Rosaline?, ‘Rings’ Finale, Gaines’ Castle Fixer-Upper

Lesley Manville in 'Magpie Murders,' Nicola Walker in 'Annika,' Kate Phillips in 'Miss Scarlet and the Duke'

Roush Review: Ladies’ Night on ‘Masterpiece’ With ‘Magpie,’ ‘Annika’ & Return of ‘Miss Scarlet’