<p>Halle Berry of &quot;Extant&quot;</p>

Halle Berry of "Extant"

Credit: CBS

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 237

Dan and Alan review 'Extant' and 'The Bridge' and talk more 'Hieroglyph' and 'Community'


Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls. Time for another installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

On Tuesday's video show, we reviewed NBC's new comedies "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels," plus the first season of "Penny Dreadful" and we discussed some breaking news about "Community" and "Hieroglyph."

We talked a bit more "Hieroglyph" and "Community" in the podcast, reviewed CBS' "Extant" and FX's "The Bridge" and then we also talked about this week's "Friday Night Lights" Season 2 episode "Backfire."


Today's breakdown:
"Extant" (00:01:35 - 00:11:35)
"The Bridge" (00:11:40 - 00:20:00)
Listener Mail - "Hieroglyph" and shows that never aired (00:20:30 - 00:29:00)
Listener Mail - "Community" and shows with strange journeys (00:29:05 - 00:37:15)
Listener Mail - Swag (00:37:20 - 00:44:40)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 (00:44:45 - 01:03:50)

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


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<p>Jay Baruchel</p>

Jay Baruchel

Credit: Dan Steinberg/AP

FXX orders Jay Baruchel comedy 'Man Seeking Woman' to series

Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine co-star

Another day, another comedy pickup for the FX/FXX family.

Just two days after Denis Leary's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" earned a 10-episode series pickup, FXX has done the same for the Jay Baruchel vehicle "Man Seeking Woman."

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<p>&quot;The Killing&quot;</p>

"The Killing"

Credit: Netflix

'The Killing' Final Season trailer teases a coverup and a new crime

Holder and Linden are worried and Joan Allen makes her first appearance

The fourth and final season of "The Killing" is coming to Netflix on August 1 and, as promised, the first trailer indicates that we're picking things up in the immediate aftermath of the third season finale.

It was that third season finale, leaving Mireille Enos's Linden and Joel Kinnaman's Holder in ethical and legal limbo, that spawned sufficient audience concern that, after AMC cancelled "The Killing," led Netflix to step in to order six episodes to cap off the series run. 

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

Tuesday's "America's Got Talent"

Credit: NBC

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' leads Tuesday, newly renewed 'Night Shift' rises

NBC dominates Canada Day in all measures

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

NBC started July with a primetime sweep, as "America's Got Talent" dominated the first two primetime hours on Tuesday and the newly renewed "Night Shift" got a bump to rule the 10 p.m. hour.

ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" and "Celebrity Wife Swap" both dipped, while The CW's "Famous in 12" continued to struggle. And that was that for new programming on Tuesday.

On to the numbers...

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<p>&quot;The Night Shift&quot;</p>

"The Night Shift"

Credit: NBC

NBC renews 'The Night Shift' for a second season

America must love this picture of the motorcycle in the ER

In a triumph of desperately bad key art, NBC has renewed the motorcycling ER doc drama "The Night Shift" for a second season.

NBC confirms that the second season of "The Night Shift" will be extended to 14 episodes, possibly allowing for an episode that's nothing but leading man Eoin Macken cruising around a hospital on his bike, since there has been almost none of that on the series, despite the compelling gallery art.

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<p>Dean Norris of &quot;Under the Dome&quot;</p>

Dean Norris of "Under the Dome"

Credit: CBS

TV Ratings: 'Under the Dome' returns low, while 'MasterChef' helps FOX split Monday

Stephen King adaptation is still the top scripted show of the summer

Fast National ratings for Monday, June 30, 2014.

The second season premiere of "Under the Dome" came in way below last summer's premiere and last fall's finale, but the Stephen King-scripted episode still ranked as Monday night's top show in all measures.

While "Under the Dome" helped CBS lead Monday night overall, a strong episode for "MasterChef" let FOX score a narrow win in the key demo.

Among other notables, "American Ninja Warrior" was down week-to-week and, despite the "Under the Dome" competition, ABC's "Mistresses" rose a tiny bit.

On to the numbers...

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Credit: FOX

That’s a wrap: FOX mummifies ‘Hieroglyph'

Tut, tut, tut. Egyptian-set midseason drama has been entombed.


Ordered direct-to-series last October and still scheduled for midseason as of May, the ancient Egyptian adventure-drama "Hieroglyph" will not be moving forward, FOX sources confirm to HitFix.

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<p>&quot;The Strain&quot;</p>

"The Strain"

Credit: FX

FX teases 'The Strain' by sending beating hearts to reporters

Latest awesome gross-out tactic follows eyeball/bloodworm billboards

FX doesn't want anybody confused by the adult nature and graphic content of the new vampire drama "The Strain," based on the book series by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

Already, the cable network has faced some pushback from squeamish drivers over LA billboards featuring the series' nefarious blood worms impinging on the eyes of an unknown victim. 

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<p>Stephen Amell of &quot;Arrow&quot;</p>

Stephen Amell of "Arrow"

Credit: The CW/WBTV

'Gotham,' 'Flash,' 'Arrow' and 'Constantine' unite for Comic-Con Super-Panel

Saturday, July 26 will be a crazy night for DC Comics/WBTV fans

If you're a DC Comics fan and a TV fan and you're planning on being down in San Diego for Comic-Con, I can pretty much guarantee I know where you're going to try to be on the night of Saturday, July 26.

Warner Brothers Television and DC Entertainment announced on Monday (June 30) afternoon that FOX's "Gotham," The CW's "The Flash" and "Arrow" and NBC's "Constantine" will combine forces for a three-hour event on Comic-Con Saturday evening. 

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Credit: FX

FX orders Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' to series

John Corbett stars in the rock-n-roll-themed comedy

FX is continuing its aggressive recent push into comedy with a series order for Denis Leary's typographically controversial "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" -- no spaces, silly FX -- order is for 10 episodes, with the series set to premiere in 2015.

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