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Holland Taylor
'Middleman': The post-corporate in-person table-read reunion
'Middleman': The post-corporate in-person table-read reunion

Saturday in Los Angeles, "The Middleman" lived again. For the space of an hour and change, the late 2008 ABC Family television series about a pair of non-superhuman heroes protecting the world from a smorgasbord of aliens, monsters, mythological creatures and evil geniuses occupied real space in real time, as its cast and writers gathered for a table-reading of the script to a new graphic-novel adventure, "The Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation." "Spoilers are OK," "Middleman" creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach (author recently of a much-discussed essay, "Finding the Next Lost: What Is an 'Operational Theme' and Why Don’t I Have...