"Gotta Dance!" — Imagining Musical Episodes for "Girls," "Modern Family" and More

By Benjamin Solomon
09 Mar 2014

Mandy Patinkin

"Homeland," Showtime

Why this show? "Homeland" features some of Broadway most revered talents (Tracy Letts, F. Murray Abraham), but mostly we'd just love to find a reason for Mandy Patinkin's Saul to break into song

Possible plot: Is it too easy for jazz-loving Carrie (Claire Danes) to have another psychotic break where it seems like she is living in a big-band musical fantasy led by Saul (Patinkin)?

Odds: Low. This show seems a little too serious for musical-comedy distraction.