The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast fall preview concludes, a day later than planned (thanks to Internet problems on my end; sorry, folks), with Dan and I taking a belated look at last night's premieres, yesterday's "American Idol" news and some early ratings before looking ahead to the four new shows debuting tonight and tomorrow.

The run-down:

The "American Idol" judging announcement -- 01:40 - 08:30
Early ratings -- 08:30 - 19:25
After-the-fact reviews of new Wednesday shows -- 19:30 - 32:10
"My Generation" -- 32:15 - 37:20
"Feces My Dad Says" -- 37:22 - 42:35
"Outsourced" -- 42:40 - 48:05
"Blue Bloods" -- 49:15 - 52:05

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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at