With an A-list cast of comedy talent, the makers of the long-running series Robot Chicken now bring us SuperMansion. Bryan Cranston ( Breaking Bad) voices Titanium Rex, the geriatric leader of The League of Freedom, a hopeless team of superheroes turned roomies. Other stars include Keegan-Michael Key ( Key & Peele), Seth Green ( The Family Guy), Jillian Bell ( Idiotsitter), Chris Pine ( Wonder Woman) and Yvette Nicole Brown ( Community). It has echoes of Team America: World Police and the little-remembered animated sitcom Drawn Together, which screened from 2004 to 2007. Created by Matthew Senreich ( Robot Chicken) and Zeb Wells (Marvel comics), it packs more than the required laughs, and has recently been renewed for a third season. More on the animated sitcom front this week with a very welcome second season of Michael Price ( The Simpsons) and Bill Burr’s F is for Family. (Here, F also frequently stands for a four-letter word.) It’s set in the 1970s, and Burr voices Frank Murphy, the Archie Bunker-esque family patriarch who exemplifies that self-pitying strain of American manhood seen in characters from Ralph Kramden to Tony Soprano and Homer Simpson. But it’s not all swearing and gags; it has something to say about blue-collar family life that is seldom depicted on television any more. The cast also includes Laura Dern, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long. Maigret: Night at the Crossroads Thursday, 8.30pm, BBC First I dare say the single factor that might prevent some audiences from giving Maigret a go is the fact Rowan Atkinson plays the lead role, and they fear they won’t be able to distinguish him from his signature comic characters from Mr Bean to Spectre Blackadder. This concern is unwarranted. In Night at the Crossroads, Maigret interrogates suspected murderer Carl Andersen ( Game of Thrones’ Tom Wlaschiha). But despite his efforts, Andersen, a Danish citizen, maintains his innocence, even though the body of a jewel dealer was found in his car, a murder weapon in his pocket, and he had apparently fled the scene of the crime on a train to Paris. Plus, his overprotective relationship with his sister is a mystery unto itself. Diverting entertainment. If you can’t bear any more Frank Underwood (see above) check out Kevin Spacey as suburban hero Lester Burnham in 1999’s American Beauty (Tonight, 10.30pm, Masterpiece). The film, which won five Oscars, also stars Annette Bening, Chris Cooper and Mena Suvari, among others. The trailer for the new Star Trek TV series was recently released — it looks simply astonishing. If they refresh the franchise only as well as Star Trek (Monday, 8.30pm, Action) did for the current cinematic series, fans should end up being very satisfied. Directed by JJ Abrams, this film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg. This week we farewelled Roger Moore, the actor who played James Bond seven times. He died after a short illness. The current 007 Daniel Craig paid tribute on Instagram saying: “Nobody Does It Better — love Daniel.” Craig’s last outing in Spectre (Monday, 10.35pm, Foxtel Movies More), was let down by some scenes such as when Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) drills into Bond’s brain, before the super spy affects an unlikely escape. Some have speculated that everything we see Bond experience after this amateur brain surgery is a hallucination … something to think about.
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