We here at The A.V. Club are about to achieve our big flashy Hollywood dreams, in the form of the new The A.V. Club TV show on Fusion. Hosted by editor-at-large and certified dapper suit-wearer John Teti, the show will provide the same mixture of humor and pop culture acumen you’ve come to expect from the A.V. Club brand, with the added bonus that you can now just shout your comments directly at the TV screen, instead of getting a cumbersome mouse and keyboard involved.
But don’t just take our word for it; here’s a quote from John, who briefly stepped out of his multi-million dollar, climate-controlled trailer, pulled off his now-mandatory celebrity sunglasses, and offered up a quick mission statement for the show to those of us who knew him when:
Making this TV show is a dream come true for me, and I know I wouldn’t be here without the generous support I’ve gotten from my A.V. Club colleagues and from the A.V. Club readers over the years. I’m proud to be part of that community, and I’ll be working hard to bring the A.V. Club spirit of wit, curiosity, and passionate fandom to an even wider audience.
Within the first five minutes of the series premiere, I explain why pop culture matters in the age of Trump and make a dick joke about the Avatar sequels. I think that pretty well sums up what the show will be about.
There you have it, folks: humility, perspective, and comedy about Smurf-esque genitalia. All that, and more, when The A.V. Club debuts tonight, March 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central on Fusion.