InsideTV Podcast: Is Steven Tyler crossing the line on 'American Idol'? Plus: 'Alcatraz' and what the Golden Globes got right and wrong

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Oh, Steven Tyler, you lovable rascal! That was the prevailing sentiment about the Aerosmith singer when he would not so subtly hit on female contestants last season after he joined American Idol. But did his vaguely creepy Horny Grandpa shtick cross the line last night on Idol’s season 11 premiere? On the newest edition of the InsideTV Podcast, Jessica Shaw, Kristen Baldwin, and I discuss 63-year-old Steven’s decision to tell former pro-baseball pitcher Joe Magrane that the weather in Boston was “hot, humid, and happening — just like your daughter.” His 15-year-old-daughter. As in, still barely in high school. As in, ewwwwwwwwwwwww. That’s just one of the head-scratching moments up for discussion as we also debate which show is the king of the television singing-competition mountain: American Idol or The Voice.

Also on the menu, we offer initial thoughts on J.J. Abrams’ newest drama, Alcatraz. Can the Fox series successfully integrate a serialized mythology into what is basically a procedural criminal-of-the-week format? And does the show have some casting issues? Finally, we break down the Golden Globes: rating Ricky Gervais’ much ballyhooed return, as well as offering a category-by-category assessment of all the TV winners. (Kelsey Grammer over Damian Lewis?)

To join in on the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Does Steven Tyler need to tone done his ogling of teenage contestants? Are you in or out for Alcatraz? And did the right shows and actors win at the Golden Globes? The message boards are open for business!

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