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John Lithgow deliberately sabotaged his audition for The Joker

A Batman movie in which John Lithgow plays the Joker is one of movies’ great “what ifs.” Some time ago, Joe Dante revealed that if he had made a Batman movie the 3rd Rock From The Sun actor—now probably more closely associated with The Crown—would have been his choice for the villain. Now, Lithgow himself explains in…

Trial & Error rests its case, wraps its first season, and comes out victorious

Time flies when a network blows through two—sometimes even three—episodes of a series per week, and thus we’ve already reached the end of Trial & Error’s first season. In a perfect world, this would be the first of many seasons for the series, but if justice should fail to prevail on that front, at least we got an…

On this week’s bonus Trial & Error, it’s crunch time for Josh and tea time for Dwayne

First things first: if the arrival of this review has you befuddled, then you must have missed the memo about how NBC opted to slip in an extra episode this week in order to be able to wrap up this first – and please oh please, don’t let it be the last – season of Trial & Error with its final two episodes on Tuesday.

Trial & Error finally starts to deliver on the first word of its title

Finally, the day has arrived: the trial of Larry Henderson is beginning at last, and as we’re assured in the opening moments of the proceedings – by which I mean the episode, not the legal proceedings – there hasn’t been a case of this magnitude in town since the East Peck Witch Trials of 1994…and I’d tell you to take…

Trial & Error delivers its darkest comedic moment yet as the case makes national news

When watching a sitcom revolving around a man who’s accused of killing his wife, you wouldn’t think it’d be such a big deal for the series to deliver a moment that causes your eyes to bulge and the words “oh, shit” to emerge unbidden from your lips. After all, a show that effectively only exists because someone was…

Trial & Error finds a new suspect and adds another twist to the mystery

There are a lot of things that attorneys shouldn’t be caught doing when they’re in the midst of preparing a case, but one that’s surely near the top of that to-don’t-do list is withholding information. Unfortunately, this is the first thing that Josh does when we see him this week, making the decision to not rush over…

John Lithgow and inspired lunacy make a good case for Trial & Error

Anne Flatch (Sherri Shepherd) has an affliction that’s mighty troublesome in her position as a legal researcher. Well, she’s not just a legal researcher—she’s an intern who’s also the assistant to the defense in the murder case at the center of Trial & Error—and she has several maladies interfering with her work. But…

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Joe Dante’s Batman movie would have starred John Lithgow as the Joker

Somewhere out in the cosmos, there exists a parallel world—an Earth-Two if you will—in which Jack Nicholson was never The Joker. A reality without that iconic mirror-smashing scene or the sublime weirdness of the “Batdance.” This is a universe in which we are all still arguing about whether Heath Ledger was a better…