<p>&quot;The Carmichael Show&quot;</p>

"The Carmichael Show"

Credit: NBC

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 297 - 'Narcos,' 'Lost' finale and more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'The Carmichael Show,' 'Rectify' and 'Rick and Morty'

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls! 

Yes, we just gave you a Firewall & Iceberg Podcast last Thursday, but it's time for another one!

In a well-balanced podcast, we review NBC's "The Carmichael Show" and "Narcos," answer Listener Mail as an excuse to touch on "Rick and Morty," we chat about the third season of "Rectify" and our Summer Finale ReWatch brings us to "Lost," which isn't a bad place to be brought to...

Here's today's breakdown:
"The Carmichael Show" (00:00:50 - 00:11:30)
"Narcos" (00:11:30 - 00:23:50)
Listener Mail - "Rick and Morty" (00:24:00 - 00:31:55)
"Rectify" Season 3 (00:31:55 - 00:43:35)
"Lost" finale (00:43:35 - 01:10:00)

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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<p>&quot;Survivor&#39;s Remorse&quot;</p>

"Survivor's Remorse"

Credit: Starz

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 296 - 'Fear the Walking Dead' and more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Survivor's Remorse,' 'Blunt Talk' and Jon Hamm

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Happy Thursday, Boys & Girls! It's time for another installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

As promised/warned/prophesied, this week's podcast was a bit delayed, but we have a handful of reviews including at least one very good returning show ("Survivor's Remorse"), one not-so-great new show ("Blunt Talk") and we offer our reactions to AMC's "The Walking Dead" spinoff "Fear the Walking Dead."

And this week's Finale Rewatch covers the last episodes for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel."

Today's breakdown:

"Blunt Talk" (00:00:55 - 00:09:35)
"Survivor's Remorse" (00:09:35 - 00:17:50)
"Fear the Walking Dead" (00:17:55 - 00:31:40)
Listen Mail - Jon Hamm Fatigue (00:32:05 - 00:40:20)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"/"Angel" finales (00:40:25 - 01:07:15)

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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<p>&quot;True Detective&quot; Season 2 finale</p>

"True Detective" Season 2 finale

Credit: HBO

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 295 - 'True Detective' finale & 'Show Me a Hero'

Dan and Alan also discuss TCA Press Tour and Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' departure

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Happy Tuesday, Boys and Girls!

It's time for this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, our last joint recording from Alan's TCA press tour hotel. 

We talk a bit about press tour in this podcast, including John Landgraf's warnings about programming expansion. We also reviewed David Simon and Paul Haggis' "Show Me a Hero."

And then there are two very different finale discussions, as Jon Stewart said farewell to "The Daily Show" and "True Detective" dismissed its muddled second season.

And we announced next week's Finale Rewatch, though next week's podcast probably won't be until Thursday or Friday.

Today's breakdown:
"Show Me a Hero" (00:01:20 - 00:12:40)
Press Tour Talk (00:12:40 - 00:29:00)
The end of Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" (00:29:15 - 00:35:00)
"True Detective" finale (00:35:00 - 00:56:45)

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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<p>&quot;UnReal&quot;</p>

"UnReal"

Credit: Lifetime

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 294 - 'UnReal' & 'Halt and Catch Fire' finales

Dan and Alan also discuss NBC's 'Mr. Robinson' and the TCA Press Tour

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls!

Alan touched down in Beverly Hills for the TCA Summer Press Tour and, working on no sleep, he willingly submitted to a lunchtime podcast. As always, this sounds much worse than when we record other ways, but we are in the same room together. Promise. 

In this week's podcast, we talk a bit about the press tour thus far in several contexts. We reviewed NBC's "Mr. Robinson" probably in more depth than it deserves. And we talked extensively about the season finales for "Halt and Catch Fire" and "UnReal" And we talked about the "Everybody Loves Raymond" finale as part of our Summer Finale ReWatch.

And I recommend staying until the end for a strange thing we randomly and inexplicably did. 

Today's breakdown:
Quick TCA Blather (00:01:30 - 00:04:00)
"Mr. Robinson" (00:04:00 - 00:13:10)
Listener Mail - Press Tour Food (00:13:20 - 00:21:30)
"Halt and Catch Fire" Finale (00:21:40 - 00:37:25)
"UnReal" Finale (00:37:30 - 00:50:50)
"Everybody Loves Raymond" Finale (00:51:00 - 01:10:15)

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.] 

 

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 293 - 'Review,' 'Wet Hot American Summer'

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 293 - 'Review,' 'Wet Hot American Summer'

Dan and Alan also discuss 'True Detective' Season 2 and the 'Freaks and Geeks' finale

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls!

It's time for this week's installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

We've got a review of "Review." Say that five times fast. It's actually fairly easy to say.

We've got a first look at Netflix's series version of "Wet Hot American Summer."

We used a Listener Mail segment to talk about "True Detective" Season 2 at the 6/8ths point. 

And this week's Summer Finale ReWatch is the tremendous finale for "Freaks and Geeks."

Oh and we need more Listener Mail questions for next week's podcast. 

Anyway...

Today's breakdown:
"Review" (00:00:55 - 00:08:40)
"Wet Hot American Summer" (00:08:40 - 00:20:30)
Listener Mail - Surprise TV (00:20:40 - 00:25:55)
Listener Mail - Blue Collar Comedy (00:26:00 - 00:34:00)
Listener Mail - "True Detective" (00:34:00 - 00:48:55)
"Freaks and Geeks" finale (00:49:00 - 01:10:15)

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.] 

 

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<p>Laurence Fishburne of &quot;Hannibal&quot;</p>

Laurence Fishburne of "Hannibal"

Credit: NBC

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 292 - Emmy nominations, 'Hannibal'

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 3 and the 'Magnum PI' not-finale

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Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls!

It's time for this week's installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

Last week, knowing we wouldn't be recording until today, we requested that y'all send us questions to steer our Emmy nominations talk and you came through in spades! Great questions! And we started this podcast with over 30 minutes of Emmy nominations talk.

But that didn't record properly, so it's gone.

We started *this* podcast, then, with 20-ish minutes of apologies and Emmy nomination talk.

Then, for spoiler fans, we did a midseason check-in on NBC's "Hannibal," we talked a bit about the season-as-a-whole of Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" and then we did this week's Summer Finales ReWatch, which was neither a finale, nor a *re*watch for me. 

Today's breakdown:
Emmy nominations 00:01:00 00:20:20
"Hannibal" at midseason (00:20:30 - 00:37:50)
"Orange is The New Black" Season 3 (00:37:55 - 00:54:20)
"Magnum PI" not-finale (00:54:25 - 01:08:50)

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.] 

 

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<p>&quot;BoJack Horseman&quot;</p>

"BoJack Horseman"

Credit: Netflix

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 291 - 'BoJack Horseman,' 'Dinosaurs' and more

Dan and Alan also review 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' and more

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Happy Tuesday, Boys & Girls! 

We're back!

I may be loitering over at TheFienPrint.com these days, while Alan may continue to be chugging along at HitFix, but The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast remains intact. 

We couldn't tell you anything definitive last week because there were some negotiations still to do, but everything is signed, sealed and delivered and the podcast will continue!

YAY!

We have lots and lots of comedy in this week's podcast. Or we review lots and lots of comedy. We've got new series reviews for "The Jim Gaffigan Show," "Impastor" and that FX thing that I hate typing out. We also check in on the second seasons of "Married" and "BoJack Horseman."

And, finally, our Summer ReWatch Finales this week are "Alf" and "Dinosaurs"... 

Today's breakdown:
"The Jim Gaffigan Show" (00:02:30 - 00:15:50)
"Impastor" (00:16:00 - 00:22:15)
"Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" (00:22:20 - 00:34:45)
"Married" (00:34:45 - 00:42:35)
"BoJack Horseman" (00:42:40 - 00:52:45)
"Alf" & "Dinosaurs" finales (00:52:45 - 01:11:50)

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.] 

 

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<p>Richard Sammel of &quot;The Strain&quot;</p>

Richard Sammel of "The Strain"

Credit: FX

'The Strain' Season 2: 10 things we learned on the set

Recasting, Corey Stoll's wig, Guillermo del Toro's directing and more

TORONTO, ONTARIO. It's a mild spring day in Toronto, but unknowably dark things are happening at the Royal York Hotel.

A group of journalists has descended on the filming location for Season 2 of FX's "The Strain," but we can't see what's actually being filmed. 

Yes, the late-season episode is heavy on spoilers, not that it's really a spoiler to tease that one-or-more of our intrepid heroes have run afoul of the vampire hordes and one-or-more of our intrepid heroes is staging a rescue mission of some sort. That's standard operating procedure on the FX adaptation of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's thriller trilogy.

The real reason we can't observe filming is one of simple logistics: A pursuit is taking place in the stairwells of the Royal York. Stairwells are tight. The number of reporters isn't tiny. 

For that reason, we're sitting in a medium-sized ballroom at the Royal York, a room "Strain" producer Miles Dale tells us once housed a James Brown show, which seems nearly unfathomable as the stars of the "Strain" make their way in to sit down at a roundtable with the press over two days.

The headline of this story is either incomplete or misleading. We learned way more than 10 things over our two days of interviews. The problem is that many of the things we learned are spoilers relating to the entire second season "Strain" season, which premieres on July 12 on FX. Hardly a plotpoint was skipped during our various interviews, as we got details on the rising vampire menace, the determined human resistance and the fate of New York City.

This feature spoils nothing big, but sheds some light on Guillermo del Toro's directing contributions to the season, some key recasting, the state of Corey Stoll's wig, a couple important evolving "Strain" relationships and more.

Click through to whet your appetites for Season 2...

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<p>Aden Young of &quot;Rectify&quot;</p>

Aden Young of "Rectify"

Credit: SundanceTV

SundanceTV renews 'Rectify' for Season 4 - Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Watch

Aden Young gives one of TV's best performances

On the eve of its third season premiere, SundanceTV has renewed "Rectify" for Season 4.

With Season 3 premiering on Thursday (July 9) night, Season 4 will air in 2016 and, fittingly, SundanceTV said that an official episode count has yet to be announced, which makes sense for a show that has had six, 10 and six episodes in its first three seasons.

"Even in an increasingly crowded field of dramas on television, ‘Rectify’ has established itself as something special," blurbs Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. "What Ray McKinnon, this incredible cast and everyone associated with the show have been able to achieve is remarkable, and we are so pleased to usher in this third season with an order for a fourth. ‘Rectify’ has had such a huge impact in establishing SundanceTV as a home for high-quality, intelligent drama. We are excited to continue this important partnership with Ray and the entire team."

"Rectify" has made my end-of-the-year Top 10 each of the past two years and it joined Sepinwall's Top 10 for 2014. On this week's podcast, we raved about the start of Season 3, which finds the show on solid footing as it moves forward.

Sadly, though, most people still probably don't have a clue what "Rectify" is and with only 16 episodes to catch up on, here are five reasons you should watch Ray McKinnon's baby:

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<p>&quot;America&#39;s Got Talent&quot;</p>

"America's Got Talent"

Credit: NBC

Tuesday Ratings: 'Hollywood Game Night' return caps NBC win, 'Zoo' is steady

'America's Got Talent' leads Tuesday in all measures

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

"America's Got Talent" and a decent return for "Hollywood Game Night" helped NBC cruise to Tuesday night victory overall and crush the competition in the key demographic. 

The night's other notable was very solid Week 2 retention for CBS' "Zoo," which was down only 0.1 in the key demo and a few hundred-thousand viewers overall.

Let's get to the numbers...

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