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'Doctor Who' unveils its full Peter Capaldi trailer

“Doctor Who” unveils its full Peter Capaldi trailer
“Am I a good man?” Peter Capaldi’s Doctor asks in his first full-length trailer.


“Whale Rider” star Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to be up for “Game of Thrones”
Castle-Hughes, an Oscar nominee at age 13, is reportedly a possible frontrunner to play the older bastard daughter of Oberyn Martell.


“Constantine” casts a Telemundo star as its new female lead
Angelica Celaya will play the role of Zed following the departure of Lucy Griffiths as Liv.

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Nickelodeon cancels 'Sam & Cat' after 1 season following behind-the-scenes drama

Nickelodeon cancels “Sam & Cat” after 1 season following behind-the-scenes drama
The spinoff of “Victorious" and “iCarly” ran into trouble as Ariana Grande, with her real-life singing career emerged as the bigger star over Jennette McCurdy. The 40-episode order for Season 1 also didn’t help.


TV Academy may look into Emmy category complaints
TV critics complained to TV Academy boss Bruce Rosenblum today about how nominees have been gaming the system, especially this year.


Seth Meyers promises “upbeat and fun” Emmys: "Certainly we don't want it to feel morbid”
"We want it to feel like a celebration of TV,” said Meyers, who, unlike Fallon four years ago, will start off the show without singing and dancing — just a regular monologue.


TV Academy may look into Emmy category complaints
TV critics complaiend to TV Academy boss Bruce Rosenblum today about how nominees have been gaming the system, especially this year.


“Glee” stars remember Cory Monteith on the 1-year anniversary of his death
Lea Michele tweeted: “We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always.”


Get freaked out over “American Horror Story: Freakshow’s” 1st teaser
Ryan murphy has released a “Fallen Angel” teaser.


Katherine Heigl: “I certainly don’t see myself as being difficult”
"I would never intend to be difficult,” the “State of Affairs” star said while promoting her show at press tour. "I think it’s important for everyone to conduct themselves professionally and kindly. If I ever disappointed somebody, it was never intentional.” PLUS: Heigl on exiting "Grey's Anatomy": "I made a difficult decision, but it was the right decision for me at the time."


JWoww becomes a mom
The former “Jersey Showre” star welcomed a baby girl this afternoon.

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Emmy Rossum

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Press Tour: Emmy chief will look at category problem, do nothing

We care more about category fraud and blurred lines than the TV Academy

NBC's press tour panel for the 2014 Emmy telecast was a chance for Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" producer Mike Shoemaker to talk about their approach to Seth hosting the show. Mainly, though, it was an opportunity for TV critics to complain to Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum about the broken Emmy category system — and for Rosenblum to smile, talk about his desire to examine the problem, and then make clear that he has no real plans to do anything to fix it.

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<p>Christopher Walken</p>

Christopher Walken

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NBC's "Peter Pan Live!' hooks Christopher Walken, but not Kristen Bell

'Deer Hunter' Oscar winner will menace Peter Pan, whoever plays Peter Pan

Oscar winner Christopher Walken is ready to terrify small children and to share a live "Tarantella" with America.

NBC announced on Sunday (July 13) morning that although the network has yet to secure a Peter Pan or Wendy for its "Peter Pan Live!," the network has cast the "Deer Hunter" star as Captain Hook.

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Bill Cosby’s NBC comedy is being co-created by 'Glee’s' Mike O’Malley, who might have a starring role

Bill Cosby’s NBC comedy is being co-created by “Glee’s” Mike O’Malley, who might have a starring role
NBC says in the proposed comedy, which is being eyed for a summer or fall 2015 debut, “Bill plays the patriarch of the family, dispensing his classic wisdom on relationships and parenthood, with three daughters, husbands and grandchildren.”


NBC: We approached Kristen Bell for “Peter Pan Live!,” but she couldn’t do it
Bell was approached before her real-life pregnancy.


NBC boss doesn’t regret canceling “Community,” points out the Peacock will earn money from Yahoo deal
“We're the co-owners of that show, and will make money on the deal right away,” NBC’s Robert Greenblatt said of the sitcom’s “extraordinary deal” with Yahoo.


NBC says it hasn’t given up on “The Maya Rudolph Show”
"It's still an active creative discussion,” says NBC’s Paul Telegdy, who’s in charge of the Peacock’s alternative programming.


NBC bringing UK's Red Nose Day to U.S. viewers
Britain’s No. 1 fundraising event — which has featured spoofs of “Downton Abbey” and “Doctor Who” — will also become a three-hour special on the Peacock in May.

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<p>Community</p>

Community

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Press Tour: NBC's Robert Greenblatt has no 'Community' regrets

Didn't want to renew the cult comedy, but pleased NBC will make money on the Yahoo deal

NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, who made the final call to cancel "Community," seems not only untroubled by the show's resurrection at Yahoo!, but pleased.

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Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's “Peter Pan Live!”
"He's one of the most unique actors in our business,” says NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt says of "The Sound of Music Live" follow-up. "He might really just be a song and dance man at heart. ... This might be the first tap dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."


NBC renews “America’s Got Talent,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Last Comic Standing”
All three summer shows will be back next year.


Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” debut leaked online
A rough cut of “Deep Breath” is on the web thanks to a security breach on the same Miami server where “Who” scripts were leaked last week.

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Press Tour: July 2014 NBC Executive Session Live-Blog
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Press Tour: July 2014 NBC Executive Session Live-Blog

Robert Greenblatt, Paul Telegdy and Jennifer Salke meet the press

It's Sunday (July 12) morning and it's showtime for NBC's day at the Television Critics Association press tour. 

For the second straight tour, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke and President for Late Night and Alternative at NBC Paul Telegdy have mostly positive news to report, so we'll see what news they have to break and if there's anything bad we can find to bring up.

You may recall that it was this same trio back in January that I goaded into promising a renewal for "Parks and Recreation" (a renewal that would have happened whether I opened my mouth or not). 

Let's see what happens this year.

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<p>&quot;The Strain&quot; showrunner Carlton Cuse</p>

"The Strain" showrunner Carlton Cuse

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From the 'Strain' Set: Showrunner Carlton Cuse on working with Guillermo del Toro and more

'Lost' veteran also talks vampires, casting challenges and horror

TORONTO, ON. With "Lost" (and "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr," if you like) front and center on his resume, Carlton Cuse knows a thing or two relating to fanboys, but that's actually how he originally came to Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Strain" series.

"Almost two years ago, I was approached by WME and asked whether I actually knew this property, 'The Strain' trilogy," Cuse recalls, sitting with a small roundtable of reporters on the Toronto set of "The Strain," which premieres on FX on July 13. "In fact, I had read the first book just as a fanboy, just because I was intrigued by it and loved Guillermo's stuff. I actually had a little bit of a relationship with Chuck Hogan. We had talked at one point about doing something else together. I really loved the book. So WME said, 'Hey, would you consider meeting with Guillermo? We're thinking about turning 'The Strain' trilogy into a television series. It's one of those things where Guillermo doesn't feel like there's a way to do this amount of storytelling as a film.' I was like, 'Yeah, absolutely.'"

Given that del Toro and Hogan were always likely to be adapting at least the pilot and del Toro was planning to direct the pilot, that meeting could have been intimidating for a fan, but Cuse says that the process was immediately collaborative. 

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Best and Worst: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" isn't perfect?

Best and Worst: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" isn't perfect?

Kerri Russell's tears, Ape on a Talk and more

It's rare that a sequel is better than the original film, but "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" joins "22 Jump Street" in pulling that feat off this summer.

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<p>The Strain</p>

The Strain

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 238: Emmys, 'The Strain,' 'Masters of Sex' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss a press tour humiliation

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Happy Saturday, boys and girls! Time for a weekend, in-person Firewall & Iceberg Podcast! I'm finally in town for press tour, which meant Dan and I belatedly got to sit down to discuss the Emmy nominations, review "The Strain" and "Masters of Sex" (and, briefly, "The Divide") and discuss a surprising/mortifying moment for Dan at press tour earlier today. We'll hopefully have both a video show and a podcast in the coming week, but we'll see.

The rundown: 

"The Strain" (18:35 - 30:50)
"Masters of Sex" Season 2 (30:55 - 38:55)
"The Divide" (39:00 - 44:50)
Jew/Not-a-Jew (44:55 - 52:35)
 
 
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. You can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 238

Dan and Alan talk Emmy nominations, 'The Strain,' 'Masters of Sex' and celebrity Jewishness

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Happy Saturday, Boys & Girls. 

Huh?

Yes. Saturday. And because Alan was sick and made it to press tour late, we just didn't have time to record anything during the week. Apologies.

However, even though it isn't a typical podcast day, Alan and I wanted to make sure we talked about "The Strain" and "Masters of Sex" before they premiere on Sunday. We also chatted a bit about the Emmy nominations, which were both awful and awesome, and we discussed an embarrassing moment for Dan at Saturday morning's TCA panels.

Here's today's breakdown:
Emmy nominations (01:38 - 18:30)
"The Strain" (18:35 - 30:50)
"Masters of Sex" Season 2 (30:55 - 38:55)
"The Divide" (39:00 - 44:50)
Jew/Not-a-Jew (44:55 - 52:35)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 

 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

 

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