As we approach the Emmy Awards, a little questionnaire silliness. I polled Friends of TFE and the staff, too.
1. Which character on which show would you kill to see get their own spinoff series?
Joe Reid: That American Horror Story's Myrtyle Snow never got to be a Project Runway judge is the real shame. But if we're talking whole-cloth spinoff, I really honestly think that Mad Men has stopped being able to give to Joan what Joan gives to the show. Watching her navigate the '70s would be amazing.
Mark Blankenship: Can we please, PLEASE follow the further adventures of Lincoln (Hannibal Buress) from Broad City? Maybe he can open a free dental dental clinic, and every week, we can see his zany adventures with his patients and their jacked up teeth.
Nathaniel R: I'd follow anyone from Mad Men through the 1970s... and I do mean anyone but I want to focus on shows that are so rich that even the outer periphery characters are awesome so can I pitch shows for?: Nurse Jackie's slutty new drug dealer (Michael Esper); Dawn & Shirley (Teyonnah Paris & Sola Bamis), the new secretaries of Mad Men; that gay hooker from Masters of Sex (Finn Wittrock); Archer's cyborg lovers Katya & Barry
Anne Marie: Freddy from House of Cards gets his own show where he turns his hole-in-the-wall restaurant into a food empire by taking advantage of the shady political maneuvering he's overheard for the last decade.
Jose: Anyone from The Big Bang Theory...oh sorry, I stopped reading after you said "kill".
Dancin' Dan: All I want for Christmas is "The Taystee and Poussey Make Fun Of White People Show".
How many binge-watching hours would you give that one?
2. Which reality host would you choose to host your real life?
Mark Blankenship: Tim Gunn. Obviously. Because he'd be proud of me if I put together a good look for brunch.
Anne Marie: Betty. Freaking. White.
Nathaniel R: Heidi Klum... but only if she invites me to her annual Halloween bash.
Joe Reid: This is not a question. This does not need more than a half-second's worth of thought. Cat Deeley now. Cat Deeley tomorrow. Cat Deeley forever.
YOUR TURN... who would host your life and which minor or central characters would you gladly follow up into their own spinoff series?